Information on the Internet

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 11:49am.

My rant for the day:

All good information on the internet should be free.

Period.

I don't care what it's about. Health, taxes, real estate listings, basic website templates, whatever. It should be free and accessible.

Yes, getting people to sign in to your site is fine. It helps to keep out spam and bots and all those annoying web nasties. But I should be able to access the INFO for free.

I hate sites that I find on the internet that post what could be helpful articles but I can't access them because I am not a member. Don't let me post, fine. But let me SEE the darn thing.

And my most recent experience was on message boards that still say yeast conditions are bunk. Get a prescription from your doctor. If that doesn't work, yeast is not your problem. What a bunch of hooey (yes, I said hooey. I meant to type something else but censored myself). Pushing diet to the side. Ignoring the digestive tract and possible illness associated with it. I mean, if they can say that I.B.S. is real (which just means you're bowels are sensitive...here's an official name for it so I can prescribe you antibiotics), then why can't they accept yeast and molds and severe food intolerances?

Man. I'm all fired up.

When I am Empress of the Universe, I will fix all of this. For now, the best I can do is try to build my site with the most helpful FREE links that I can for people.

On a final note, I think it's important to respect copyright material. Most people are really great about giving you permission to post their information on your website. It's a crime (and just plain wrong) to cut and paste FULL articles from anyone else's site. Especially if you don't post where you got it from.

So if you are taking full pages of information from my site or from any of the links connected to my site, please remember to ask permission or at least give credit and a link back to where you got it from (whether it's to me, the people who have given me permision to use their articles, or anyone that you take loads of information from and publish it somewhere else).

This comes up because I just witnessed someone following a link from my site to another website, where they then copied 2 full articles onto a message board without even listing the writer's website at all (they mentioned his name at least, but still).

Courtesy, people.

 

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