Tried to get my partner into Mastodon, but the admins threatened to delete most of her posts because she didn't cite the original author of the random memes that were obviously impossible to determine the original source of. Pretty disappointed in the way it was handled TBH. More motivated than ever to start my own server.

@finn honestly, the attitude that absolutely everything has to be cited or OC is profoundly annoying.

Some people like to point at infamous Twitter accounts (Archillect) that just repost content found from somewhere else, as if it were a terrible crime, and the only way to have sanctity is to either be absolutely original or be exhaustive in one's references.

I thought the sentiment of the Web was that copying isn't theft?


happy to talk about this further, but putting in the modicum of effort needed to properly source content that people put their time into creating has been a fundamental principle of since the very beginning.

More bluntly—just because you *can* be a dick doesn't mean you *should*. There's a wide swath of middle ground on copyright opinions between "nobody can use these words for the next 120 years without my permission" and

@deadsuperhero that being said, there were a lot more factors that went into this particular situation then just unsourced content, and if it was just a matter of unsourced content alone, it would be a completely different discussion.

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