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IrishLax 08-11-2016 04:35 PM

Posting Guidelines (EVERYONE PLEASE READ)
Dear IrishEnvy Community,

IrishEnvy is a discussion forum dedicated on fostering intelligent discourse on all things Notre Dame. We are committed to maintaining a robust recruiting forum full of current information on Notre Dame targets and commits. We are also committed to respecting efforts and work product of professionals on Notre Dame premium sites that produce much of the information many here take for granted. Accordingly, we wanted to reiterate and clarify our posting guidelines with respect to information found on premium sites to ensure we meet both of these goals.

1. Directly copying any information found behind a paywall is explicitly forbidden. Offending posts will be deleted at moderator's discretion, and repeat offenders will be banned.

2. Any information gleaned from a premium site and posted here should be directly attributed to the 1) the site 2) the author and 3) accompanied with a link to the source. But what kind of information sharing is acceptable?

2A. Paraphrasing information can be acceptable.
Acceptable Example: "Pete Sampson at Scout said that he thinks Gunner Kiel might switch from LSU. (LINK)"
Unaccpetable Example: "Gunner Kiel failed chest size requirements for Les Miles and might flip to Notre Dame." (with no source or link)

2B. Relaying direct quotes from a third party can be acceptable.
Acceptable Example: "In an interview with ESPN Insider, Foster Sarrel said 'Stanford is lame and has no fans, so of course I'm going to Notre Dame.' (LINK)"
Unacceptable Example: Directly copying multiple paragraphs of quotes from an interview and not citing/linking where it came from.

2C. Summarizing is generally not acceptable, for the same reason that taking someone's homework assignment and changing around a few words is still plagiarism. If someone posts a bunch of premium information (think ISD Intel or 247 Tunnel Vision) it is not acceptable to summarize all of that content here. Summarizing the totality of someone's work might not be illegal, but we do consider it unethical and ergo it is not permitted on this site.
Acceptable Example: posting in an individual recruit's thread "ISD reported in their Intel that (insert recruit) is about to flip from Pedo State because James Franklin is a no-talent ass clown and pathological liar. (LINK)"
Unacceptable Example: the thread we used to have where we summarized the weekly Intel.

3. Rule of thumb: Discussion of recruits -- including any information you have heard or read -- is encouraged. Copying work product of a professional without permission is discouraged. Think about what you're posting and how you're posting it.

We appreciate that there is some gray area when it comes to posting information. It's also important to understand that what might be legally acceptable might not be the ethically correct way to approach the appropriation of someone else's material. Please make your best effort to adhere to these guidelines when posting.


The Moderators

IrishLax 08-11-2016 04:37 PM

I'm going to keep this thread open until Monday in case anyone has any questions or points they want to discuss. There aren't significant changes to the standard operating procedure for this site, we just wanted to put this in writing so expectations are clear to everyone.

Happy posting.

Fbolt 08-11-2016 05:49 PM

I can't get the Foster Sarrel link to work.

NDdomer2 08-11-2016 08:08 PM

What about posting third party information as far as....I heard Joe player failed a class and is ineligible....or Mike backer may have suffered a significant injury....with no sources or accompanying information?

Irish YJ 08-11-2016 08:14 PM

My mom says Gunner never had a chest, and it's Longo's fault. Fire Longo. The moms can't link.

Whiskeyjack 08-11-2016 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by NDdomer2 (Post 1770734)
What about posting third party information as far as....I heard Joe player failed a class and is ineligible....or Mike backer may have suffered a significant injury....with no sources or accompanying information?

As long as you're willing to vouch for the credibility of your source, that's fine to share.

johnnycando 08-11-2016 08:27 PM

One poster has got to be sweating this ish.


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