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I think is still taught in schools, yes?

(Well, I hope it is, although I'm not totally sure.)

What I would like to know is:


I am becoming rather fed up of these types who think they can bend the .

  • If a picture is , it doesn't mean you can post it because your friend is nuts about the subject and will automatically think it's cute/cool.
  • If an piece is published, you should at least have the manners to ask the researcher's before quoting from it, or at the VERY least add a proper citation at the end of your piece.
  • If you offer to pay x for a of work, you should be prepared to pay that, unless you have serious doubts about the quality of the work you receive.
  • If you are buying something, you should read the small print first. If the offer only applies to certain , ranges, flavors, fragrances or designs, you should be clear which ones are on offer. If you don't know, then you should ask the shop, store, seller what the terms are before attempting to purchase.

RTFM. Read The Freakin' Manual.

Terms and conditions may be as boring as hell, but they're there for a reason.

  • Maybe the wants to make money from their work.
  • Maybe the 's reputation rests on that work you want to quote.
  • Maybe the person you engaged to do the has a multi-generational family to keep.
  • Maybe the store only has overstock of certain in the range, not the entire range.

If you don't like these , tough. Humanity lives by rules these days. You can do that. You can't do this.

I retain the right NOT to like what you do, and to you to the authorities/store manager/website admin if you break those rules.

You retain the right to think that I'm an utter bellend, even if I am within my rights by reporting you as above.

Normal people do not break rules or laws, even unwritten etiquette.

I reserve the right to report you if you do not abide by clearly explained rules and to consider your attempt to break said rules as an indication of your inability to read and understand a simple set of instructions.

Yes, I'm in one of those moods. The world's idiots exist to irritate me. End .

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Kasman wrote on December 18, 2014, 6:15 PM

You and me both! I sometimes find it hard to stay on the straight and narrow when I see so many people breaking the rules with impunity. It is most annoying.

AngelSharum wrote on December 18, 2014, 6:47 PM

My son and husband think I'm crazy for reading through Terms but I am always worried I'll do something wrong so I make sure to check them out.

celticeagle wrote on December 19, 2014, 7:59 AM

There are two sides to every coin. Too many rules make a mess. And, too many of anything should be identified as belonging to someone and not just automatically copyrighting. How silly and very messy.

AliCanary wrote on December 19, 2014, 8:35 PM

Me not rede to gud, i ain't got tym fer learnin how ta do alladat.

GedWrites wrote on January 12, 2015, 5:48 AM

It is breaking the not just a rule or set of instructions, completely agree with you yet people get away with this on all other sites I've been on. I have been on a site where the admin warned people about writing stuff which had been plagiarised yet didn't mention anything about the use of photos/images that belonged to others.