It's obvious some responses are copied from encyclopedias or online research!!

@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
December 25, 2006 6:29am CST
In myLot sometimes you come across these long and verbose answers. As you read them it is obvious from the way they are worded and structured that they come from some encyclopedia or maybe online research. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference but sometimes it's too easy to see that it's copied. It maybe wouldn't be so bad if the member who posts it gives full credit or bibliographic info. Maybe myLot should include an optional blank field to fill in that says where did you get the info? I think it's yahoo answers that has this. Word for word copying is stealing.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
25 Dec 06
When responding to a discussion it is allowable to take short pieces from other sources, as long as that source is quoted. Also include a reference if you want people to check it out completely. It does depend though as some people will know what they are talking about on a certain subject, so will just write it all down.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Perfect. Thank you. That is what I am saying exactly, the source of even a short quote should be given.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
Thank you very much for giving me best response for this discussion. It is really appreciated. :)
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
You're very welcome. I always read every answer carefully, so if I gave you best, it's because you deserved it.
@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
25 Dec 06
I agree with you about bibliographic info. When somebody is copying his/her answer from the internet, it would be nice to know about source... a librarian said.(lol) Besides, I believe, most people are too lazy to read a very long answer. It's better to give a short quote, and the source URL, so everyone who is really intersted, can find it later.
• India
25 Dec 06
oi agree with the info but no one is a born encyclopedia at least there is a place that my lot provides u to share !
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Thanks for your answers.
@Matducks (130)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
maybe they're just there to help. but they should mention the source.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
They should mention the source, for sure!! Thanks for your response.
• India
26 Dec 06
Yah thats a fact.People just copy whole article and paste it. But mylot doesn't allow such thing now a days as far as i know.If your rating is more than 500 you can copy and paste it.But i feel that if they want to copy and paste the things from online sources the can only paste the important points only but instead of doing this the are copying the entire text or article.No body has time to read such big articles.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
Thanks for your support.
@anjuscor (1266)
• India
26 Dec 06
I too agree with this. But still let us take this. Even though they copy answers, they need to search answers from Yahoo which takes time. Instead of searching , they can post here, but they really look for quality and post here. So i think that is also is ok. But if you compare everything, copying is stealing which will not make difference between, good narrators and stealers. So it might be good to add an option or make it a rule.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
Thanks for supporting my viewpoint.
@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
Yes, but if you want to expand your answers, you can use link from other sites.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
That's true. And if you take information from other sites, those links or at least credits need to be given. Thanks.
@mfibong (138)
• Singapore
25 Dec 06
yes, i agree with you kbkbooks..maybe mylot can implement a rule such as the following: copying from other's work should be okay as long as it is properly cited, meaning the original source and the original author should be mentioned...otherwise, it is considered plagiarism and mylot should not pay for such...and, the response should not entirely be a copy from other's work...we are joining a discussion, so everyone should at least have a part of their response coming from their own idea, perception, or reaction...
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
31 Dec 06
Thanks for participating here, I agree with your idea.
@brettbum (304)
• United States
25 Dec 06
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
It's not my dog, but bassett hounds are my absolute favoritey. Tell your wife I'm sooo jealous. I have a golden retriever mixed with stupid. He is handsome and affectionate so in my mind that makes up for his lack of brains. I don't understand how anyone in the world can live without a dog. But my husband feels the same about cats. I can't live with cats but he can't live with dogs. We have four cats and one dog. So that's life and this had nothing to do with the discussion. I will send you a friend request ok?
@kutchi (12335)
• Pakistan
25 Dec 06
I think sharing information from other places is not bad I don't paste the whole article but some brief info and I don't do it I just do it very less
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I hope you give credit any time you do it.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I agree with you. Any time someone copies verbatim, it's plagiarism unless you give credit to the source. Not only that but those kinds of discussions are boring and hard to post to. What in the world could anyone add to a subject like 10 Facts About Killer Whales or whatever? It's just another way some people are trying to get something for nothing. I think it would be okay to look up something relevant to someone else's discussion, but it's not a good way to start a discussion.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
Thanks for your response. You make perfect sense.
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I agee with you 100 % they should not get credit.Who do they think their kidding? It is cheating.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Exactly. Thanks for supporting me on this.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I agree that if you take information from a book or website that credit should be given to the person who originally wrote that informatin. That would be called plagiarism and is stealing. If I used something that someone else writes, I include their name in it and the book if given. Really long material should not be included on here in my opinion.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Thank you for supporting me.
@plyerwang (105)
• China
25 Dec 06
Many things not being know,but I want to help others, can only look for some of answers.HOHO. Sorry, I have misspeak.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
At least you are honest. Just tell where you got them. That is more honest.
@milestone (787)
• India
25 Dec 06
There is a work out mylot has. The moderator usually checks for the responses made using the copy paste feature. They dont pay for such specific posting. I guess thats where we should understand that we are into sharing our own thoughts and and be very true with your own personal knowledge. Thanks
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Yes, I agree with you. That was the entire point of my post!!
• United States
30 Dec 06
i cant use the paste command on my lot.
• Indonesia
31 Dec 06
well, new rule in mylot dear. mylot will allow person who has 500 point or more to make copy paste and upload photo. so you should reach this point if you want this feature
@rajhet (60)
• India
26 Dec 06
nothing wrong, to keep important information from encyclopedia or from other source on net, we are thankful to those members who search information and bring to us mylot family. but information should nearest to topic and should be brief
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
The point is, the information is ok, but it needs to be properly credited and referenced for its author and its source. Otherwise it's stealing.
@sndshrane (288)
• India
25 Dec 06
Hi, i think that here we are gather to get information from others. You can copy and paste here as per giving permission by mylot administrators to do this to more than 500 points member now.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
31 Dec 06
I'm sorry, I have no idea what you just said and I read it several times.
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 06
ya i also noticed that. its better if you put link from your source than you just copy-paste. or at least if you doing copy-paste, you should put the source of your copy-paste. so you cant said being plagiator or thief by others
• India
26 Dec 06
well i think its not wrong if you add something to discussion by just simply taking stuff from other source if it is really meaningful
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
I know what you mean, i've seen some conversations, where words were just too nice to be used by just anybody, they had to have been copied, and i wonder if the person who copied them even knows what they all meant. What i've also seen, is people copying other's replies and posting them in the same post!! That is soo stupid.