Plagiarists (once proven): Should we ban them?

70.83% • 17 votes • Yes
29.17% • 7 votes • Yes, but only after they’ve been given a second chane
0% • 0 votes • No
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Plagiarists (once proven): Should we ban them?

Wafflenose
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Relic-54 said:

Yes, she used to plagiarize country songs.


LOL, that's pretty desperate isn't it?!

poet Anonymous

Wafflenose said:

LOL, that's pretty desperate isn't it?!

She didn't write about trucks or drinking.

poet Anonymous

Wafflenose said:Loads copied from other poetry sites, singers, songwriters and even Audrey Hepburn.

You have my respect!  People like you may save this site!

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I've reported her many times, including four times tonight. I've since found many more examples I could also report, but I'm tired, in pain and have better things to do.

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Wafflenose said:I've reported her many times, including four times tonight. I've since found many more examples I could also report, but I'm tired, in pain and have better things to do.

REAL writers appreciate your efforts and persistence! I HOPE THAT DUP MODS TAKE NOTICE!

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Ellie
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Thank you, PW. Relic also made a huge effort.

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W,  2 more poets will soon follow with their revelations!  You are far from being alone!

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That means a lot. Thank you!

Strangeways_Rob
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Fully concede that words can become wedged in the sub conscious, but when Memes, Instagram et al of others are simply copied and pasted, it's a frigging insult to the intelligence of everyone who has visited this site. A non DU member brought my attention to the deceitful activities of 2 or 3 on here. My last comment on the whole tatty affair. It's boring and they should have the good grace & humility to bore-off, before evidence is provided.  

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Possibly too late, Rob... I've reported various thieving gits over the past 24 hours, together with all kinds of incriminating evidence. I'm VERY tempted to mention in 'their' poems' comment sections exactly what is cribbed from where, but it's not really my place to do so. I did on ONE of Nora's... because I've been directly affected by her ripping off my stuff.

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Thanks for the heads up, everyone-- I've taken care of all the logged reports and if there are more instances with users not yet reported, please use the help/ask question section, to send us links to the users here, and where they've stolen from.  We can't act, if we aren't alerted, and DUP has no auto-plagiarism checker built into the website, so we have to rely on tip-offs .

We do send warning messages to those guilty of plagiarism, with the intent to offer them a chance to remove the stolen content themselves and behave , moving forward.  If ignored or repeated, then we ban and possible remove their account if they are so cavalier to think the rules about theft, don't apply to them.  We also remove what we can of plagiarized content, based on what reports we are given , links, etc.

Hope this helps to explain and thanks to all who are so vigilant in spotting things like this.  

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Can I simply suggest peeps refrain from discussing this in public anymore.  

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No.  😁🤣

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Strangeways_Rob said:Can I simply suggest peeps refrain from discussing this in public anymore.  

Certainly arguements yes/no, on that-- discussing can stir the pot, more, and get things riled up, but it can also let plagos know, we are onto them and watching....

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MadameLavender said:

Certainly arguements yes/no, on that-- discussing can stir the pot, more, and get things riled up, but it can also let plagos know, we are onto them and watching....


That's my intention. I don't want to cause strife, but poets work hard on their poems. Dishonest ones only look for praise they don't deserve.

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