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Authored by: mzs on Feb 26, '04 01:07:18PM
In academic settings plagiarism is despised, so I am especially cross to this because of something I saw yesterday. Hints like this one are the macosxhints version of online plagiarism that I see so often on this site. This is the same hint and it shows how credit can be given to the appropriate people without using formal citations.

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Authored by: balston on Feb 26, '04 01:55:38PM

Can you really go as far as to call this "plagiarism "? It's not as though people are trying to score money or status. This is simply a friendly place where Macintosh users are trying to help out other Macintosh users.

Granted ... it would be nice to have a link or show credit for a hint that is paraphrased or abridged but it is fine with me if people don't do that.

I think that "plagiarism " may somewhat harsh.



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Authored by: phearlez on Feb 26, '04 03:28:56PM

The message you link to is so different in diagnosis and solution step that I don't know how you can call it plagiarism, if you can even use that term in a situation like this.

And please do not construe that statement to mean I have even the remotest interest in being dragged into an extended discussion on what constitutes message-board plagiarism - you will have to pick your fight elsewhere.



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Authored by: hagbard on Feb 27, '04 03:40:53PM

haha, just checked your stats, and indeed it's very easy not to *plagiate* or to give any info that could be related to anything already posted among the billion pages on the web..... how ?
Like you did, you NEVER posted ANY hint here.



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Authored by: PeteVerdon on May 15, '04 02:47:59PM

Do you have any particular reason to believe that the poster copied it from elsewhere rather than coming up with it independently?



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