Some people have added an extension to their browsers that automatically changes the word Trump to “Drumpf”. If this gives them satisfying giggles, fine, whatever. If they want to go further and actually type Drumpf into their posts here, it’s annoying but, fine, whatever. The problem arises with quoted text.
To alter quoted text from news cites and other sources is certainly distasteful. To alter quoted text from another poster here on the boards is straight up against the rules.
Jonathan Chance has spoken twice on the matter but did not issue warnings either time.
Thus far, altering text within quotes attributed to other posters has been done by:
Fear Itself, once, before Jonathan Chance’s first non-warning.
John Stamos’ Left Ear, once, after Jonathan Chance’s first non-warning.
SlackerInc, once, before Jonathan Chance’s first non-warning.
SlackerInc, again, after Jonathan Chance’s first non-warning, which was addressed to SlackerInc himself.
SlackerInc, again, after Jonathan Chance’s second non-warning.
Recently, John Stamos’ Left Ear posted an altered quote of Mitt Romney’s speech. Though perhaps not as serious a board violation as altering a quote of another poster, when he was called out on it his attitude certainly did not err on the side of elevated discourse.
So, can we get an official Mod ruling on this?
Do we “deal with it”? Or do board rules apply even in the face of “But I myself didn’t violate board rules! It was my browser extension’s fault! P.S. It’s funny, deal with it!”