This may be the greatest thread in the history of the intertrons.
Long story short, D at Lawyers, Guns and Money writes a “Shorter
Geraldine Ferraro Neo-neocon” in which the neo-neocon post is summarized, and a troll comes along and states:
As a participant in the thread that follows the link to neoneocon, I should like to point out that the quote you excerpted
does not exist
in neoneocon’s post. Nor does it exist in the comments.
When the shorter concept is explained to him, he/she responds:
I am aware of all internet traditions and also of literary conventions in which placing something in quotes or in a blockquote means that your are quoting that person.
But here you are not.
It seems to me that what your are about is, well, sort of questionable.
Can you please expand on the idea your propose that putting something in blockquotes that does not appear at the linked item is a fair thing to do.
I am laughing so hard there are tears streaming down my face. Epic.
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