OMG! Someone Plagiarized Me!

@DianneN (212687)
United States
November 30, 2020 1:55pm CST
Imagine my shock reading one of my own posts from last year, then another, and then a third! All word for word with no photos. The forth “discussion” was one belonging to a friend on whose post I commented on. I reported and messaged @GoAskAlice not knowing who to contact and complain to. I then blocked this 19 year old newbie. Grrrrrrr
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@GoAskAlice (5027)
• Tokelau
30 Nov
Sadly, this is something which happens from time to time. I rely a lot on the sharp eyes and good memories of members here to alert me when they spot someone copying and pasting other members' posts, whether they are discussions, responses or comments, and passing them off as their own. Such people are dismissed as quickly as possible and not allowed to return!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
Thank you! You did a mighty fine and fast job of it. My question is, would hitting the "Report" icon under the comment section be enough to alert you as to what has happened?
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• Tokelau
30 Nov
@DianneN Probably not, because there's no way to add a note with our reporting system. It's best to send a PM, preferably with the URL of the post which was copied so that I can compare the two.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
@GoAskAlice Thanks again. I hope I never have to report anyone again.
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@BelleStarr (56317)
• United States
30 Nov
It doesn’t even make sense to copy someone when it only takes a little time to write a post. What a loser!!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
I agree and the loser is gone!!!! Can you imagine how I felt reading my own post and thinking how similar this person and I were?
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@BelleStarr (56317)
• United States
30 Nov
@DianneN lol o have had many of my real travel articles plagiarized over the years sometimes multiple times. It is. Wry frustrating!!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
@BelleStarr It is more than frustrating. It's an invasion of privacy and illegal. One of the presidents of our local university was fired for plagiarizing an article.
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@much2say (45140)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
I still don't get why some people feel they have to do that . I hope that person got the boot!!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
I'm still upset, but @FourWalls made me laugh my head off. Administration did a wonderful job of banning that idiot within seconds it seems.
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@much2say (45140)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec
@DianneN She's so right ! Oh I'm glad that person was banned - good riddens - we don't need copy and paste opportunists here!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
@much2say Exactly!
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@FourWalls (30169)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Nov
I Have to tell you, I get suspicious when a newbie shows up, no discussions, no comments, no replies, no likes, and follows 114 people. You can’t help but think they’re stealing your work...if not posting it here, then somewhere else. Of course, most of those people are from other countries, and I suppose some 17-year-old from Indonesia talking about a trip to New York City to see their grandkids would tip a few people off..... The staff here is fabulous in dealing with the spammers and plagiarizers.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
You gave me the laugh I needed! I lucked out finding this idiot. All my posts were old ones from Florida. When I was reading one, I was surprised at how similar our befiefs and expressions were until it hit me. Yes, the staff got rid of that person within seconds it seemed. They are wonderful at what they do.
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• United States
1 Dec
Lol.
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@sharon6345 (260233)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
30 Nov
They will get what is coming to them.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes, that idiot is banned!!!! No pay day for him!
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@JudyEv (232190)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I'm sorry that happened. It's good you picked it up and I love how quick they are to fix up such stuff.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
Thanks. It was a miracle that I found it. Hats off to our administration!
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@JudyEv (232190)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
@DianneN They are really so on the ball.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
2 Dec
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov
I agree that would be strange seeing my own for of thoughts looking like they were written by a newer user. I don't read too many newbies so I might be missing some of that myself
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
This was my first experience and I hope never to see it again. At least that idiot is banned now.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Nov
@DianneN good thing you found it when you did.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
@MarshaMusselman True, and who knows how many times that's happened without me ever knowing???
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@shaggin (55947)
• United States
30 Nov
That is so pathetic. I'm so glad you caught that I rarely read anything other then those I follow so I might not even have noticed if I were in your shoes. I'm sure they will be banned and hopefully their ip or whatever it's called will be banned too so they can't come back creating a new name.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
I was lucky to come across this idiot and shocked out of my mind when reading my own old post from Florida no less. Yes, that person is banned and administration did it in a few seconds!
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@shaggin (55947)
• United States
1 Dec
@DianneN that’s awesome they took care of it so quickly.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
@shaggin I agree. That's another good thing about myLot.
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@just4him (231515)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
Wow! I'm glad you reported the person. I'd be upset too if I saw my posts plagiarized.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
Administration did a fine job getting rid of that idiot in record time! Still upset.
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@just4him (231515)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
@DianneN I'm glad they did. I would be upset too.
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@xFiacre (8832)
• Ireland
30 Nov
@diannen Well they say mimmickry is the highest form of flattery so they must have thought you good enough to copy. Infuriating though. Now I’m off to see if I can find any of my own stuff hijacked.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
I never liked being copied in anything, so this didn't flatter me either. I wish you the best of luck hunting down your hijackers and if you see a post from Asia about visiting their grandkids in New York City, please let me know.
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• United States
1 Dec
That's a good one.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43677)
• United States
30 Nov
I’m glad that you caught them.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
Me, too! That idiot is gone now thanks to our wonderful staff!
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@Tampa_girl7 (43677)
• United States
30 Nov
@DianneN that’s great to hear
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@AmbiePam (57327)
• United States
30 Nov
Good grief! Years ago another mylotter alerted me someone was plagiarizing my posts. It's not hard to come up with a discussion. There is no need to copy.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
Sorry that happened to you, too. I agree!!!
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@CarolDM (108574)
• United States
30 Nov
It has happened to me many times. Glad Admin was on top of things.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
This was the first time I've noticed it happening to me. I'm still shaking, but administration banned that idiot in seconds!
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@PatZAnthony (14701)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Nov
Many of us have had this happen on several sites over the years. It seems certain people think no one will notice.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
This is the very first time I have noticed. It shocked the heck out of me. He is banned now.
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@dya80dya (22726)
30 Nov
I am not surprised. Your posts are always the ones with the most answers. And some people think that they also will receive lots of answers. But it's annoying when this happens. You did the right thing.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
Thanks so much. That idiot is now banned.
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@NJChicaa (93825)
• United States
30 Nov
It is a good thing that you found them!
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
He happened to respond again to a post, and when I returned the favor there was my stupid old post. All three were from when we were in Florida and only pertained to me. What a banned idiot he is!
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@kobesbuddy (115738)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
I wonder how in the heck they think no one will notice! Especially on the Internet, where things are visible to the entire world Yes, I've had this done and it upset me
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
This was the first time I found out about it. Could still be happening for all I know by other cheaters and scammers. Sorry it happened to you, too. It seems to be one of the greatest problems of the internet.
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@kobesbuddy (115738)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@DianneN The girl was taking my poetry and publishing it on another site. Then, she took writing from the other site, to publish on My Lot How do I remember this? Her name was Aubrey, the same as my granddaughter.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy Wow! How nasty! No wonder you remember her name. Glad you discovered what she was doing.
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@Tina30219 (61607)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Dec
So sorry this happened to you Glad it was taken care of.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
Thanks. Me, too.
@Tina30219 (61607)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Dec
@DianneN Glad it was taken care of
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@sophie09 (33908)
• Indonesia
30 Nov
that is really stupid that this person copy your post. is he still on mylot? or his account got deleted already?
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
1 Dec
Such a moron he was. He was banned within what seemed like seconds. Buh-bye to the idiot!
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@sophie09 (33908)
• Indonesia
2 Dec
@DianneN lol what was he thinking to join this site but copy someones post
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• Peoria, Arizona
30 Nov
They do say that imitation is the best form of flattery. It is so silly to steal work, like it really isn't that hard to make a post. Like...just talk about food and everyone goes wild haha Some people are just lazy and silly.
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@DianneN (212687)
• United States
30 Nov
You certainly got that right. Well, the idiot is gone now.
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