What’s the difference between kinky and perverted?


Wanrning – rant post. (btw, if you’re looking for the punch line to the title scroll down…)


One of the things that breaks blogging netiquette protocol – and annoys me no end – is the habit *some* have of quoting massive chunks of others’ posts. It’s usually a newbie blogger faux pas and is normally corrected after they’ve blogged a little while. They correct through observation and maybe the odd explicit nudge by fellow bloggers. For seasoned bloggers to do this is nothing short of bad manners. Example:


Blah, Blah wrote <add hyperlink>:



“Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.


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And then an ‘added value’ comment at the end of the post along the lines of: ‘I agree’ or ‘I disagree’ to ‘complete’ their post.  It’s like they’ve forgotten the point of the hyperlink.


Snippets are fine, massive chunks are not.


It reminds me of the following chestnut:



What’s the difference between kinky and perverted?


Kinky is when you use a feather. Perverted is when you use the whole chicken.

Comments (5)

  1. Olivia says:

    hahaha. the whole chicken. i never heard that one. love it.

    puf.

    (i’m a feed reader in disguise.)

  2. paul says:

    I lived on a farm in South West Kerry and used to name my chickens after X-girlfriends…

    The first rule of blogging is there are no rules and the second rule refers you back to #1, so what we are discussing is style.

    I repost other peoples stuff all the time, it’s a handy thing to do when I’m tired or to busy to write something myself. They would be informative rather then opinionated posts and I’m tracking back as well as amplifying their voice.  

  3. John Dowdell says:

    Sounds like what happened to email awhile ago, when some client software made it easier to append the full conversation beneath any new text. Really destroyed things, particularly when people use vague top-level additions of their own such as "What do you think of ‘this’?"

    I want the first screenful to clearly indicate the action the writer wishes me to take, or the concept they wish me to take away. The approach you mention above often leads me to suspect they might feel they’re on a quote system or something, having to prove busywork, and I’d rather not be a patsy for that….  :(

  4. DareObasanjo says:

    If I were you, I’d stop reading blogs like that. Such bloggers as so rude.

  5. MSDNArchive says:

    😛