Originally Posted by admin
No linking, referencing or quoting from competing Cal scout and rivals posts, stories or tweets are allowed. This has been repeated often enough that we shouldn't continue to see violations.
Tweets are solely on Twitter. It's not a problem to quote from Twitter, right?
I understand why people wouldn't be able to quote from paid content sources, because the mods would be concerned about some sort of copyright violation dustup. I don't understand not being able to quote or link to stories on public areas of competitor sites though. Seems a little thin-skinned, and sort of backwards. Look at political blogs -- they all have links to their favorite counterparts, and quote each other liberally, because it boosts everyone's traffic and google rankings to discuss what each other is saying. Hoping to grow traffic by keeping regular users from knowing that the competition exists is a losing strategy, IMHO.