How do you feel when somebody plagiarizes your writings for myLot discussions?

Philippines
July 13, 2007 11:29pm CST
Do you feel angry when someone steals your writings just for myLot discussions? Or will you feel flattered because someone thinks your writings are good enough to be posted there? I am guilty of plagiarism, myself. At first, I know not about people getting pissed when their discussions or writings from other websites get plagiarized just to be posted in myLot. And I am profoundly sorry for copy-pasting some writers’ writings in myLot; I realized now that it was the wrong thing to do. I don’t know what came over me; I guess I feel that my own discussions are boring or something like that. I guess I was looking for some nice and interesting discussions. But I’m really sorry, won’t happen again. If it were me, finding out that my own writings have been posted in myLot, I’d be pissed. That’s why I won’t copy-paste writings from other websites anymore because I know that’s how the authors would feel.
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4 responses
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
14 Jul 07
I think I would be honored, If someone else used my text. I at least would think that someone else thought what I had to say was interesting. I also have copied and pasted in the past. I am not at all sorry. I think that I would love to say a big thankyou to the author for having such a great ideal
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• Philippines
14 Jul 07
wow.. you have a point there. but what if the original author complains? :) and if someone copies your writings for them to earn money, won't you be offended?
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
14 Jul 07
I think you have a good point there, I can tell you its never happened to me. I will let you know when it does.lol. If I was the original author I would be fine with it. lol
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• Philippines
16 Jul 07
wow,you're pretty cool. :)
@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
14 Jul 07
That was a nice way of repentance, admitting your mistake. In mylot...most of us pen our thoughts and life experiences to gain true friendship and enjoying ourselves for who we really are....we do understand that we are not here to compete for whatever but instead to air our views and to learn from one another. Humility is the key to teachability.
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• Philippines
16 Jul 07
yes, i admit my mistake. i don't have to pretend that i don't copy-paste discussions - but i'm never going to do that anymore to respect the authors. :) thanks for your response. :)
@morsh8888 (635)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 07
It really gots me mad !? Hate plagiates. Plagiates shows themself, they 're not creative.
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• United States
14 Jul 07
You can say pissed and get away with it? i said less then this and mylott told me in red letters this was not allowed..and mylot is open for adult content..so pissed is oK? well, don't worry about what you did..it is all in fun as we all like to say stuff just to get it off our chest...water over the dam..opps can i say dam..? well ..i said the English slang for a cigeretted..f a g and I was told it was not allowed ..hey this is a cigerette in England..am I right or am I right.? well.. don't be mad or sorry..just keep up the work..who cares..?? i don't worry about this little bitty space..they all should get a life if they don't like you..i know i will get booted but this is supposed to be a free country but that is a joke too..no shoes no shirt no service..what about no pants..???