OMG! Someone Plagiarized Me!
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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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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• Louisville, Kentucky
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.
• United States
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.
• United States
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.
• Peoria, Arizona
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.