So even though it breaks the rules of Topix AND the Copyright laws, it's OK with you...hmmmmmm<quoted text>
I usually just post the link myself, and as an artist I take a dim view on plagiarism. However, this is a Topix site for pity's sake, and if someone copies and pastes a passage from what happens to suit their beliefs I'm not making a federal case of it.
If this were a professional journalism site, or money were exchanging hands for posts, I'd agree with you. Why not argue the point being made instead of playing distraction games? Can you counter the argument being made by what was copied and pasted? If so, do it, otherwise you just look like you're getting your hat handed to you and your being a whiny baby about it.
There goes your ethics and credibility down the drain...unless you'd like to retract your comment.