Joining Writing Sites

@yanzalong (9944)
Indonesia
June 28, 2012 9:12pm CST
People have different reasons for joining these sites. However, most of them probably want to earn extra money from writing artcles of their own. All the writing sites hate plagiarism. And those who do plagiarism, their articles shall be disapproved. If we look up the meaning of plagiarism, it means a lot of things. One of them is any publication of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work. If, for example, you use the source of articles written in other languages and make some modifications of the information, will you be considered to do plagiarism? Or probably writing sites only forbid writers from copying the entire articles without making any changes? I am sure you come up with further detailed information regarding plagiarism.
4 responses
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
29 Jun 12
I believe they have tools that scan articles for them. I think it does not kick out for a sentence or two but if there are many similar sentences then it was just probably rewritten.
@yanzalong (9944)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 12
That's right. So the admin has to reject it but not to delete writer's account. There is one site that delete the account. This is very cruel.
@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 12
Plagiarism is against the code of conduct. I found that many plagiarism were fired and blacklisted.
@yanzalong (9944)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 12
That's true. If a writer bases his article on information and write his articles using his or her own words, do you think he or she does plagiarism? Let's say that many articles on the internet write about the benefits of banana. And you will write about banana too. So, you use the information on those sites to write about banana. Do you think your article is a copy of those articles that write about banana? If you copy and paste the article, yes that's plagiarism but if you use your language style and pick up only technical terms from those sites, I don't think that's plagiarism. That's my thought.
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
You are right about two things – plagiarize materials are usually end up in the rejection pile of many writing articles sites and plagiarism has many meanings. The reason why writing sites reject many because they are usually looking for original content. And that term also have many terms depending on who you ask. Now, many times the content you are working on is already discussed or published by another author or source but you can still use the content and not plagiarize from it. It takes time and practice but you can still use the information cited. Of course, you can cite that particular material by doing a referencing. But writing articles doesn’t usually use that. Anyway, many writing sites have a method of checking whether your content is plagiarized. If it is so, they might reject the article or send it back to you for revision. That depends on the site’s policies.
@yanzalong (9944)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 12
He is a good admin if he returns or just reject the articles so that writer can make a better one. However, if an admin deletes the account because of th articles are supposed to be copied from others, he is a cruel one.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 12
Plagiarism have to reduce or stop.I agree with that.Many writers spend his time and think to write about good articles.And someone without permission do some plagiarism.That's not fear.If you want to take some paragraph from articles.It's ok,you have to edit and modified that articles and don't forget to write about the author.That was a good habit and respect with the author and source.