Posted by Caroline on July 08, 1997 at 08:04:37:
In reply to Re: EVERYONE please read this! posted by Beth on July 08, 1997 at 01:01:20
] Excellent points, Caroline! However, I am guessing that we have many individuals who are well versed in particular areas and who are not imparting "passed on" information, but information acquired through extensive study.
] For example, I really enjoyed your commentary regarding building styles and materials some time back. I wouldn't expect you to cite sources as I feel comfortable with your level of knowledge in that particular area. Is there some way of identifying information that isn't of the guess/hearsay/conjecture variety?
The reason I didn't cite sources for the house stuff was because I was talking about what I did for my work,and answering any questions that arose. I felt at the time that I shouldn't take up too much space. If anyone had aked directly for sources, I would have provided them.My very long post I turned into a fan-fic, because I didn't want to write a "lecture" and fill up the whole of Ramble! Also, I feel that the fan-fic format blurs the line between fact and imagination, and some things are more acceptable there than on other boards. However, this board is for getting to the bottom of things, and I feel we have to be a bit careful.
As said above, as long as people make it clear whether their info is sourced, or just something vaguely remembered, we should be alright.
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