plagiarizing mylot help section!
November 27, 2015 3:11am CST
I am always amazed at the lack of intelligence of people trying to cheat the system on mylot. Do they think that they can out smart the community, mods and admin by their copy and paste skills? I have just seen the lamest example of some one trying to cheat. . . They only copy and pasted the myLot help section! Is their intelligence level that low that they think they will get away with it?
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• Cambridge, England
27 Nov 15
At least it proves he found the Help section! New users don't get it shoved under their noses when they join and it isn't really in a very obvious place at all. Most sites have a menu with 'Terms', 'FAQs', 'Support' &c pretty clearly available and in an obvious place, even before you join the site. MyLot doesn't and I think that's a BIG failing. We established users must assume that new users, especially those with poor English skills, have NOT seen the Guidelines and be patient and friendly, at least at first, when responding to a new user's post. Some of the responses I've seen have been rather less than friendly.
27 Nov 15
I missed this one : at least he knows that plagiarism is forbidden if he read the help section. All are not so obvious : I have been caught by one plagiarist yesterday, who started a 4 lines discussion extracted from a long article. Lamb noticed it, but not me.