Plagiarism...

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  1. manifold
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    I've recently run across a group of people who are prone to copy and paste paragraphs of information from various web sources; and while that's hardly unusual in a web forum; this crowd believes that doing so with absolutely NO DISCERNIBLE attribution; and representing such as one's OWN work... using such to fraudulently imply that such represents one's OWN command of the subject; towards establishing one's self as an authority on that subject is perfectly fine.

    I'm just wondering what the member's of the USMB think about this....

    Do you think that you understand plagiarism; and if so, what is that understanding; and if you feel that it's no big deal; please tell me why; and likewise for those who DO feel that plagiarism is a big deal.

    Looking forward to you input.

    Just trying to gauge the current conventional wisdom on the subject.

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    Mani...I agree.

    I've also recently run across a group of people who are prone to copy and paste paragraphs of information from various web sources; and while that's hardly unusual in a web forum; this crowd believes that doing so with absolutely NO DISCERNIBLE attribution; and representing such as one's OWN work... using such to fraudulently imply that such represents one's OWN command of the subject; towards establishing one's self as an authority on that subject is perfectly fine.

    I'm also just wondering what the member's of the USMB think about this....

    Do you think that you understand plagiarism; and if so, what is that understanding; and if you feel that it's no big deal; please tell me why; and likewise for those who DO feel that plagiarism is a big deal.

    Just like mani, I looking forward to you input.

    Just trying to gauge the current conventional wisdom on the subject.

    Thanks...
     
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    that is BS. even one sentence copied should be sourced. personally I would ignore those people
     
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    Sometimes I get in a hurry and don't include the link, but sourcing the material gives it more weight.
     

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