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Out of the Blue

Man, it can be really aggravating to see stories on other gaming websites based on stories from here with no attribution, considering how religiously we credit those sites in return. Thankfully there are still many sites with a more communal spirit in this regard, but seeing the yoinked posts on other sites is downright depressing. C'mon guys, fair is fair!

Sorry for the whining, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time in the 15 years of operating this site that I've brought this up.

Unfair Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: NeoPods. Thanks Daniel.
Heaven or Hell 2.
Army of Ages.
Links: When Coaches Had Class. Thanks Cutter.
Stories: Marvel Bribes Retailers to Destroy DC Comics. Thanks Boing Boing.
US military loses contact with hypersonic aircraft.
Sesame Street pair Bert and Ernie 'will not marry'.
Science: Hydrogen made by enzyme is faster and cheaper.
Simulate proton smashing with updated LHC@home.
Images: Futurama LEGO Model.
Media: Mythbusters Sabotage.
STAR WARS XXX- teaser #1. SFW.
Cheeky Monkeys Steal Your Sunglasses.

23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2011, 16:02  Blue 
Assassin wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 12:29:
Stephen, I remember you had a certain policy regarding certain sites. Why did you changed your mind?

To clarify your question to others, the policy you refer to was to avoid linking to sites that stole things.

My primarily reason for scrapping that policy was to provide the best possible service to the readers here. The most important thing is to offer the information and resources they are looking for, and trying to find another source for a story to avoid linking to the original would impede that, and on some level would put me in the same dishonest boat as them. Likewise, that would also obviously be the case if I started stealing the stories outright in retribution.

On an unrelated point, I actually began to rethink this years ago when a the founder of another gaming site that was at the top of my shit list for stealing stories died. Not that it changed my perspective on any of his bad behavior, but it did make me think about bearing grudges, and how short life is to get too caught up in such things. Oddly, he was the second game news dude who stole a lot to die young, but I think it's reasonable to call this an odd coincidence, rather than karma, as I don't think failing to attribute a gaming news source is a capital offense.

Apologies for not naming names, but I feel like I'm already playing in the mud in hashing through all this.
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