Why do people copy text from the most obvious sources and paste into discussions
January 3, 2007 7:27am CST
I have noticed on a few ocassions that people have copied from wikipedia and pasted into a discussion. Why get into something like this, atleast be a little creative; use the information from there but put it in your own words. If you can't why don't you just give people a link to the wikipedia page rather than copying the contents.
• United States
9 Jan 07
Someone cut and pasted to one of my discussions and left the wikipedia foornotes in. I reported it and a few days later it was gone from my post. I just came across another one in someone else's post that received a best response and was copied from a different website. Now, I'm no mylot nazi, but sheesh! It just bothered me becasue the discussion was a serious one about coping with the loss of a pet, and the person who started the discussion seemed genuine. I agree with you though. If you are going to steal, at least be a tiny bit creative.