I don’t know if the subject matter has anything to do with it but we all have seen lots of “rule changes” in the Internet use for last few years.
I will cut back on my postings since it takes 3 times as much time now.
So they say:
Having spoken to our team, we have received feedback from numerous customers who feel that reblogging appears somewhat plagiaristic. It is important to clarify that this was never the intended purpose of reblogging. To better convey the true objective, which is to reshare content that users appreciate, we have implemented several modifications to the reblogging process.
As such, clicking the ‘forward’ button will no longer copy the entire contents of the other user’s post onto your site. Instead, you will be given a quote, and a link back to the source site.
This will how the feature behaves going forward and intended.
Please let us know if you have any more questions.