Hi I don't know how many yn's know what that means. It's to copy word for word from a book. Doesn't matter what kind of book. Then put your name to another person's work. A few.of us have noticed it. Sure you can use dates and names. But do it in your words. You don't sound smarter just obvious. It's not only against the law but a big no no here. Think twice your blogs go to on the net. You don't need this kind of trouble. So please I mean some the words being used as know you never heard of them before . It's a bad habit you can do it in your own words. Give it a shot. I have actually read one I remember word for word from a book on coins. So please. The only one your fooling is yourself.. Using your own words you will remember it better. And it's just not yn's that is really upsetting.Mike
Good advice Mike, whether in school, printed media, broadcasting, or digital media like forums and blogs. The ANA forums and blogs are searchable and show up in internet search engine results; people whose work gets copied can find them. It’s easy to fix: if you need to quote a passage word for word, give credit to the original author and put it in quotes. This is usually permissible as long as it’s just a few sentences. You can’t quote lengthy passages or an entire book. Think about it: if you wrote a book, and spent money to get it published, you would have to sell so many just to get back the money you invested before you started making money. A little quoting with source credits may actually help the author sell books by giving them some publicity... but if you quote most of it or the whole thing, how will that author get his or her investment back? And if they don’t make any money, how can they afford to keep writing books? They have to eat. So plagiarism kills development of new sources of information that could benefit everyone.2 months ago
Mike is right. Some of these are quite obvious. It is very helpful if you source your blog.
As a writer, I really appreciate this. I have seen such blogs too many times.2 months ago
Big Nub Numismatics
High School has some big rules on plagiarism. You can get expelled. We all like it when you give fresh ideas and perspectives anyways.2 months ago
Big Nub Numismatics
I always run my blogs and article through an anti-plaigarism machine to make sure.2 months ago
There are different types. I'm talking one. Purposely copying from a book to benefit from it. To make yourself sound intelligent. To look good in front of your friends. It happens in music for as few notes. It's happens many times. It's against the law for a reason. Someone works years on a book and you come along and just copy it. The coin lady knows exactly what I'm talking about. I have read many of her articles in many coin magazines and she picks it up right away. It's being a phoney. Stealing someone's work. I hope they read this and learn from it. When I see a page blog with words I can't pronounce and there is no bibliographies I worry. I have asked for them never to get an answer. Big red flag. So I just move on.2 months ago
Why would anyone need an anti plagiarism machine or software? Especially in a blog? That doesn't make sense to me.1 month ago
And the ironic thing is, if you cite your sources and give credit where credit is deserved, then you are not plagiarizing, you are honoring the well formed thoughts of the original author. So why plagiarize when you can cite properly and maintain your respect and the respect of others..