1. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    05 Mar '05 13:13
    I have found that almost every post dj2becker posts, if not every single one, is plagiarized. It's copied and pasted from other websites and no credit is given to the author. I've asked him to stop and he ignores me. I believe this is illegal. In addition, it wastes a lot of time for those of us who engage him in debate as he won't answer questions properly; it's rare that a website has the exactly appropriate answer for a specific question. He does this without shame and I think such posts should at the very least be erased. In addition, if he continues to do this, he should be banned from RHP.
  2. Standard memberAlcra
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    07 Mar '05 10:58
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I have found that almost every post dj2becker posts, if not every single one, is plagiarized. It's copied and pasted from other websites and no credit is given to the author. I've asked him to stop and he ignores me. I believe this is illegal. In addition, it wastes a lot of time for those of us who engage him in debate as he won't answer quest ...[text shortened]... he very least be erased. In addition, if he continues to do this, he should be banned from RHP.
    Rampant copying and pasting is a definite disease on this site, mostly in the "spirituality" forum. (Perhaps this is brought on by the need to regurgitate and not think?).

    Taking a random post by dj2becker, I tracked it down to
    http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/life-complexity.html

    (the quote from "his" post was "If you have ever held a beloved pet in your hands, completely limp and dead, you may have some comprehension of the helplessness of even the most intelligent and sophisticated scientist when it comes to the overwhelming problem of trying to create life."😉

  3. Standard memberNemesio
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    08 Mar '05 03:49
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I have found that almost every post dj2becker posts, if not every single one, is plagiarized. It's copied and pasted from other websites and no credit is given to the author. I've asked him to stop and he ignores me. I believe this is illegal. In addition, it wastes a lot of time for those of us who engage him in debate as he won't answer quest ...[text shortened]... he very least be erased. In addition, if he continues to do this, he should be banned from RHP.
    Without focusing on anyone, I think plagarism should be illegal altogether.

    We all occasionally forget a citation. It shouldn't be an immediate ban, but
    a warning. However, if it becomes rampant, I think a person should get
    increasingly long bans until the person gets the message.

    I recced your post.

    Nemesio
  4. Standard memberMaustrauser
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    15 Mar '05 12:36
    Oh I'm not so sure. As I know that dj2Becker doesn't have an original thought in his head, I find it quite an entertaining game to find where his latest copying of text came from. He is clearly unable to think for himself (after all he is a creationist) so don't be too hard on him. 🙂
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    15 Mar '05 12:552 edits
    Quoting ringtailedhunter quoting Oscar Wilde:
    "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

    It seems an appropriate quote in this context, though I have now become sick of typing the word "quote"...

    PS: a seperate Mr Wilde quote is available that appears entirely contradictory. Anyone surprised by that?
    "It is only the unimaginative who ever invent. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes, and annexes everything."
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    16 Mar '05 17:23
    Originally posted by Toe
    Quoting ringtailedhunter quoting Oscar Wilde:
    "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

    It seems an appropriate quote in this context, though I have now become sick of typing the word "quote"...

    PS: a seperate Mr Wilde quote is available that appears entirely contrad ...[text shortened]... ent. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes, and annexes everything."
    They aren't contradictory....

    The first quote by Wilde is true and self-explanatory.

    The second quote refers to the rest of the world. Everyone absorbs and takes ideas and concepts as their own. A large portion just regurgitate those thoughts and ideas. The artists and inventors, take those ideas, mix and match them, and come out with new things that is unoriginal in parts, but as a whole is brand new.

    Creative people tend to have a good memory, which gives them more to draw upon.

    As for plagarism, I'm against it, but it is just a forum and not a publication. The forums are not the reason this site is hear, so I'd let it pass. Now, if he was using someone else's moves.....
  7. Standard memberMayharm
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    19 Mar '05 19:57
    Originally posted by Toe
    Quoting ringtailedhunter quoting Oscar Wilde:
    "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

    It seems an appropriate quote in this context, though I have now become sick of typing the word "quote"...

    PS: a seperate Mr Wilde quote is available that appears entirely contrad ...[text shortened]... ent. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes, and annexes everything."
    "Plagiarism is the most sincere form of flattery"

    -MÅ¥HÅRM
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