Do you all prefer just a link in the debate or do you prefer the entire article copied and pasted?
I prefer the entire article with significant sections bolded.
I like it all, LOL! I think it depends on a lot of things -- the debate subject, the source, how long the article is, etc. There are sources where you need to subscribe to see articles, so in that case it's better to cut & paste for the rest of us. There are debates where the subject or question is complicated and/or convoluted, so in that case it's often better to link a number of articles to get different POVs. Sometimes an article is very long, so in that case it might be better to just post a link, or a couple of select quotes. I posted something today from a website that is NOT copy & paste friendly -- it comes out with weird spacing & weird characters & sometimes things are weirdly missing -- so I find it easier to post a link rather than spend time copying & editing stuff over & over again & again. And I'll admit that I do tend to skip over debates where there is a really long imbedded article. :oops:
I don't always quote the whole article because sometimes they can get long, but at least enough that it has most of the important information.
If it is a quick article I don't mind the link (I've done this)
If I was to post a long article, I would post link and then cut and paste the sections I wanted to debate.
Thanks for the feedback. Does anyone want to tell me how to bold something?
Highlight that part of the text, then click on the "B" at the top of the reply box where you're writing. It's the fourth button over, after "switch editor to source mode" and "remove formatting" and "paste as plain text" (which FTR has never ever worked for me.) It's followed by "I" for italic and "U" for underline.