Originally posted as announcement November 18 2011
The following rules for posting quotes apply with immediate effect. Also older posts lacking sufficient references may be removed at the discretion of the CoS staff
Links to the sources of any quotes from any website, our own forums included, are to be provided. This applies to photos and videos as well.
Quoting websites behind pay or registration walls are not allowed. This applies also to websites which can be viewed in a specific country only.
When in doubt whether a quote would be allowed or not, don't post it. Give the link only.
As for quotes from the HP books a reference to the book and chapter (f. ex. DH, chapter 5) should suffice as we all know both the full titles and who wrote them.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in severe repercussions.