[LINK] Is quoting a small snippet of fact/opinion from Link, with proper attribution, fair game?

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Nov 16 08:12:51 AEDT 2011

On 15/11/11 01:01, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> ... so, is taking small
> snippets of opinion from Link fair game, with proper attribution and
> citing the list by name (and possibly URL  ...

Yes, as long as the quotes are in context, I am happy for you to quote 
my Link postings.

But Link is a relatively informal discussion list, being a form of "Pub 
Talk", more like the ancient idea of a symposium than its modern 
academic equivalent. So points of view may be put to provoke discussion 
and not correctly reflect the author's views, when taken out of the 
thread of discussion.

For details on how to formally cite a mailing list discussion, see the 
USQ Referencing guides: http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/referencing

ps: As I am doing a teaching course at USQ, I have to fathom this stuff: 

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