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Who wants to get shot of TECHNOCRAT25 ???...

By OldER Mycroft ·
On the Eve of Christmas this year, a little rat crept into our midst - carrying the most dangerous form of verbal leptospirosis known to any Forum on the internet - PLAGIARISM.

So far technocrat25 has contributed 7 posts to the Discussions Forum and 39 posts to the Questions Forum.

Having checked out his contributions, out of his 39 Answers I have so far found 26 of them to have been lifted, verbatim, from other sites. To be honest, I really can't be bothered checking the rest since I have no doubt whatsoever what I will find!

Of his Discussions, all 7 of them are someone else's views lifted from other sites.

Rather than post a LINK for the OP to read/refer to, this little scrote is purveying the stuff off as personal product.

Now, this is not the first time I have witnessed plagiarism within the Hallowed Halls of TR. Often it would appear to have been recognised but no further action taken. On occasion a few members have even been accredited with Thumbs for their blatant plagiarising. However it has never been on a constant incessant streaming basis (as far as I've witnessed).

But the bigger danger with this occurrence is that it is so easy to spot. Any idiot, looking for answers on Google - cannot fail to notice the duplication - over and over and over again. TR's entry in Google is years after the original genuine article.

It's not gonna take hellish long for the word to get round!

This has GOT to be stopped before the name of TechRepublic is turned to utter shite!

An identical Post is also in the Discussions Forum. Every TR member needs to be made aware of the potential long-term damages of this sort of activity!

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pick me

by PurpleSkys In reply to Who wants to get shot of ...

as i posted before...at least i put the link in reply to a question for the OP to read themselves...i would love to see him "swatted"

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Agreed

by PoppaTab In reply to Who wants to get shot of ...

Hello,
The most difficult thing to do is label a person to be ignored by unsuspecting folk. The most helpful thing would be the person's account blocked, but I doubt that will happen. It is very time consuming to go behind a person and challenge their authenticity. Another argument would be that the person is saving time for the seeker of help by putting the information here. We know, of course; that is not the best way to do things and leads to exactly what you state. Even an old dog like me has learned to paste a link or ask a question of a person to clarify it for the more knowledgeable here. You are now in the year 2010; I hope your year is a good one. (OldER Mycroft)

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Who wants to get shot of TECHNOCRAT25 ???...

by Steve__Jobs In reply to Who wants to get shot of ...

Who wants to get shot of TECHNOCRAT25 ???...
On the Eve of Christmas this year, a little rat crept into our midst - carrying the most dangerous form of verbal leptospirosis known to any Forum on the internet - PLAGIARISM.

So far technocrat25 has contributed 7 posts to the Discussions Forum and 39 posts to the Questions Forum.

Having checked out his contributions, out of his 39 Answers I have so far found 26 of them to have been lifted, verbatim, from other sites. To be honest, I really can't be bothered checking the rest since I have no doubt whatsoever what I will find!

Of his Discussions, all 7 of them are someone else's views lifted from other sites.

Rather than post a LINK for the OP to read/refer to, this little scrote is purveying the stuff off as personal product.

Now, this is not the first time I have witnessed plagiarism within the Hallowed Halls of TR. Often it would appear to have been recognised but no further action taken. On occasion a few members have even been accredited with Thumbs for their blatant plagiarising. However it has never been on a constant incessant streaming basis (as far as I've witnessed).

But the bigger danger with this occurrence is that it is so easy to spot. Any idiot, looking for answers on Google - cannot fail to notice the duplication - over and over and over again. TR's entry in Google is years after the original genuine article.

It's not gonna take hellish long for the word to get round!

This has GOT to be stopped before the name of TechRepublic is turned to utter shite!

An identical Post is also in the Discussions Forum. Every TR member needs to be made aware of the potential long-term damages of this sort of activity!
:)

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I Agree

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Who wants to get shot of ...
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I'm in a stabbing mood

by .Martin. In reply to Who wants to get shot of ...

I'll take a stab at at nincompoop

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