COPIED WORD FOR WORD.

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@Kandae11 (53448)
April 30, 2017 3:15pm CST
I have heard a lot about plagiarism , but over the four years since I have been writing online, I haven't been a victim (not that I am aware of) - until this morning. I was going through the recent discussions, and clicked on a post to read. Imagine my shock when I realized that I was reading my recent post "The Right Time" - reposted word for word. The title was different but the body of the post was exactly the same. I clicked on the poster's profile and saw that she is a nineteen - year old who joined Mylot today. What I find hard to understand is how someone could choose a post from the top of the top rated - copy it word for word , repost it on the same site - and expect to get away with it?
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• Preston, England
30 Apr 17
hope you reported her to admin, if not yet please do.
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• United States
2 May 17
@Kandae11 good! I am glad you have a plan of action for this--
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• Preston, England
1 May 17
@Kandae11 cool, hopefully we won't see more such behaviour
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
I mentioned it to @Joliet Jake and he advised me on the way forward.
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@tzwrites (4836)
• Romania
30 Apr 17
The person needs to be banned. What a lame thing to do.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
I understand she did it a second time today as well.
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• United States
1 May 17
It happened to me on Bubbs. The person copied the entire post including the photo! It was like looking in the mirror when I saw it.
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• United States
1 May 17
@Kandae11 Has it been removed now?
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes it has -- a few hours after it was discovered.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
I know the feeling. -- but at least this one didn't use the photo.
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@MALUSE (69430)
• Germany
30 Apr 17
This happened to me on bubblews, too. I remember my shock when I realised that I was reading my own post. It was just days old. If I wanted to cheat, I'd find a smarter way.
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@MALUSE (69430)
• Germany
30 Apr 17
@Kandae11 I think they just don't care.
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@Mike197602 (15473)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 17
with bubblews cheating may have been worth it considering amounts some were paid. On mylot cheating is beyond stupid as the effort put into cheating would be better spent being a decent member.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
I wonder if it is their understanding that reposting someone else's post is allowed?
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Apr 17
Wow, I guess that person didn't read the rules. That has been a rule in every site I have been on for years. Did that person get kicked out of here?
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@Kandae11 Some people are kind of dense or think they will never get caught.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
I hope so, she was reported several times. Surely simple common sense should tell her it was not right?
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@paigea (35402)
• Canada
30 Apr 17
Not very intelligent. That is for sure!
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@Kandae11 Hopefully they will learn.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
Very dumb I would say.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
1 May 17
She is new and maybe does not understand MyLot. Maybe she thinks it's like Facebook where you can share something that someone posts.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
1 May 17
@Kandae11 Thank you! I don't disagree with you and you are right. Is that post still up?
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
Facebook or whatever. If someone takes an article or story that you write - without your permission, I call that stealing.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
@1hopefulman If that is the case on facebook - then the first thing I would look for would be the share button on Mylot. I realize you are being diplomatic.
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@rosekiss (30380)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 May 17
That is so wrong, as no one ha a right to copy someone else's post and make it their own. She is taking the easy way out and finding discussions to repost so she doesn't have to think of any herself. That is crazy, and you can bet that the admin will do something about it, She apparently didn't read the guidelines. The rest of us don't copy from others, so what makes her think that she can. When I can't come up with a discussion to post, I won't post one until I do. I would never think about taking someone else's work and make it my own. It is so wrong on all levels. I just hope that she is stopped before she does it o others.
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@rosekiss (30380)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I certainly agree with you there. I just hope that it doesn't continue and she plagiarizes others discussions. It is so stupid to do that. She could come up with a discussion if she would just think about it for while. I will wait until I think of one before I post one The discussions that people post are there own thoughts, and no one has a right to take those thoughts and make them their own.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
That kind of behavior is attempting to defeat the purpose of the site . Mylot is an avenue where we can hone our writing skills and express our thoughts while earning a little. Plagiarising on your first day here is a very bad start.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
@rosekiss Well I suppose she escaped with a warning this time, because I saw at least four posts by her since this morning.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
1 May 17
Since she is a newbie perhaps you could guide her about the wrong she has done - just saying.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I think @JolietJake normally does that.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
@allknowing He reported it for me and sent the links to the discussions to the relevant authority.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
It is hard to believe that someone would need guidance for something like that.I think everyone is taught from childhood that it is wrong to steal.
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@just4him (299491)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 17
I hope you reported her. She won't last here very long.
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@just4him (299491)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I wonder if they were all plagiarized. If yours was, I suspect the others were also.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
@just4him Yesterday, before I noticed my post , She was on another member's discussion pleading that they visit her post, I think it was a poem.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
It was reported - the post was removed and I suspect she was issued a strong warning, This morning I saw at least four discussions posted by her.
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@msiduri (5687)
• United States
30 Apr 17
And yet they do it all they time.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
It is a strange feeling - reading your own post - but it has another person's name.
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I probably would have read it over and over in shock.
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@msiduri (5687)
• United States
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I've experienced myself. I know what you mean. It's quite unpleasant.
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@Mike197602 (15473)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 17
They do it because they are stupid Just report it and it'll go. Personally I'd also heavily abuse them
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@Kandae11 Maybe that is it, they cannot be to intelligent if they are trying that.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
I can't imagine an intelligent person doing something so dumb.
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Apr 17
I had it happen several times on Triond . And once on Experts column.They even used the same picture of my grand baby. It's a crazy thing to do.
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
That is nervy. I can only imagine your shock when you saw your grandchild on someone else's post.
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@Kandae11 I would be scared if I saw a picture of any of my family online
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
It does get crazier - the picture of your grand baby?
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@dhoyalahoy (1414)
• Philippines
30 Apr 17
That would generate earning though LOL
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
@dhoyalahoy Well she received at least three or four comments on my post before it was removed.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
Earning for whom?
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• Philippines
30 Apr 17
@Kandae11 If that will create an impact, whoever is that will earn cents... unless it's not reported. Of course that activity must be stop and reported.
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@Nawsheen (28644)
• Mauritius
1 May 17
That's unbelievable. This shows how immature she is. Fortunately you found her. There may be other such cases which we have not come across yet
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@Nawsheen (28644)
• Mauritius
2 May 17
@Kandae11 sorry to say ths but she is no less than a thief. Fortunately you were here. Else she might have copied other topics and go unnoticed
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@jujunme (2501)
• United States
30 Apr 17
The very same thing happened to me back in 2010 my discussion was also copied word for word and posted here. Another member found it and told me about it.of course the copied post was removed and the person who did this was banned. IMO, this can't get much crazier or stupider , but there's no accounting for what some people will try to get away with
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@jujunme (2501)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@Kandae11 What i truly believe is, besides being stupid, they might think since there are so many posts here, no one will ever find it.
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@ramapo17 (30457)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 May 17
@jujunme That is for sure. Some people will go to any lengths and do stupid things.
@Kandae11 (53448)
30 Apr 17
Maybe they think we are the stupid ones.
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@LadyDuck (450214)
• Switzerland
2 May 17
It happened a few weeks ago also to one of my post, it was among the "Hot Discussions" and someone copied and posted it. Did you report the plagiarist? Alex is quick to delete the plagiarized posts.
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@LadyDuck (450214)
• Switzerland
2 May 17
@Kandae11 This is the reason why they copy the top posts, they hope to receive many responses.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
2 May 17
Yes, and it was removed a few hours later. It had already received abut five responses.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 May 17
I sometimes wonder whether people find out this is a site that pays and they've no idea of the concept of writing from their heart and something not found elsewhere. Otherwise, why is it that so many newbies try the very same thing? On the other site we were on many that copied and pasted did the title and kept the original author's name intact too which was also weird to see. I don't think some countries emphasize the need for original content even in the schools.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 May 17
@Kandae11 We know it's wrong, but there are some countries that don't teach the specifics of that. In fact, in America even in the last ten or more years many students will contact different organizations that will write papers for them for a price. What students don't seem to realize that even if they pay for that service, it's not 'their' original content and many colleges still consider it to be a form of plagiarism even though it may only be written for them. I was on a different type of writing site years back that helped people better their craft. One gal didn't seem to understand what plagiarism even was. It took me a long time to instruct her and she was interested in learning just didn't seem to understand the concept. That's why a lot of times I think many aren't taught. It also may have to do with English not being a natural language for them, and maybe there's not a related word for plagiarism in their own language. I don't know.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
6 May 17
Something is terribly wrong if they actually think it is okay to copy another person's work.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
6 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I may be wrong. but I think in any language taking what is not yours without consent is stealing - and we are taught that it is wrong to steal.
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@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
1 May 17
Please report her. That takes a lot of nerve to do what she did.
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@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
2 May 17
@Kandae11 so do I. I am surprised that she is still here.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
2 May 17
@HazySue She is - I have seen two posts so far - this morning.
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
Yes it was done , the post was taken off, but up to this morning she was here posting discussions - I hope they are her own.
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@responsiveme (22933)
• India
1 May 17
ha ha ha! this is really funny...i mean if you copy do it in a more canny way.
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• India
1 May 17
@Kandae11 young after all
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@Kandae11 (53448)
1 May 17
I couldn't believe my eyes. At first I thought it was a glitch or something.
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