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Moonfire-Lark
Moonfire-Lark
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I got an offer from someone named novelist14 asking if they could use my poem Dead Backgrounds for a book this person is working on. I kindly told the person no but I noticed two things: this person hasn't posted any poems or anything on this site and this person hasn't been on here for very long and has yet to read my response. I had to deal with this before on another site. I'm very suspicious. Has anyone else gotten the same offer?

Moonfire-Lark
Moonfire-Lark
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Here's the private message I got last month.

Moonfire-Lark
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Here's my response.

Northern_Soul
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Not worth the risk. Id just block, report and move on.

Moonfire-Lark
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Agreed. I had a similar experience years ago and I had to do the same thing. Thanks.

MadameLavender
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Just a heads up-- I'm looking into this and the new member in question, is asking about other poems as well.  Not sure why so many poems are needed in their novel or if it's just getting permission to plagiarize , so some food for thought, everyone...

poet Anonymous

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crimsin
crimsin
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I've gotten offers before and I said no... however I have a feeling my stuff or ideas get stolen all the time off here being so public and I've actually had poems stolen word for word and posted on other sites...it just is I think people who are stuck for their own ideas come here and steal...

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