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I'm Very Angry About This. Plagiarism rears its ugly head

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Avalon

I'm too angry and disgusted to think clearly as to what to do about this, any ideas?
http://forums.xisto.com/index.php?sho&gopid=264968


Kubi

Wow, that's pretty lame. I suppose it's not to big of a deal, just a buch on humiliation.I love how he tryed copying my sites slogan though. Now THAT pisses me off.BTW, thread closed. Since you're new I'll let you know Avalon, we close most threads that appear in the Staff forum, just so they don't appear in the "Last Post" section on the bottom of each page.


rejected

Ahh, plagarism.. the user should remove the plagiarized content from his website to begin with, and this happens far too often. People copy and paste things because they think it's the easy way out or a good idea..*sigh*


Kubi

This is way on the drastic site, but think about this;Plagarized info on a Xisto hosted site is against the TOS, correct?What do we do to sites that violate the rules established?Again, very drastic, I'm not really suggesting anything here. Maybe someone should sign up on the site and give him a verbal warning. Maybe you Avalon? Didn't you create that sotw? Or was it Buffalo? A less drastic responce <_<.


BuffaloHelp

There's no rule about members copying our contents to their sites.

This is a testment of how good Xisto ideas, topics, contents and posts are that people are copying our posts to their own sites. I see it as a complement.

However, you can launch a complaint to admins of that site (even though it was an admin who copied Xisto's content in the first place). At least this way, we are sending out a mesage that we are always watching our forums carefully.

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery...

PS I left this topic open because some mods are not paying attention to STAFF section anymore <_<

OpaQue

I would rather appreciate if the member leaves a link to our original topic after copying our content, giving the author and Xisto proper credits :-)


Dooga

I would rather appreciate if the member leaves a link to our original topic after copying our content, giving the author and Xisto proper credits :-)


Don't forget about quoting either! This better not affect Xisto's pagerank.... <_<

Avalon

Now that I have cooled down a bit, perhaps I wonder if I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. If he was going to copy the theme you would have at least thought he would use his own words to describe the theme. As it was done by the Admin himself, it makes you wonder about the integrity of the forum. Then in response to my comment he says he didn't know he couldn't copy from here. Seems he has no clue. Ah well... as Buff says, I should be flattered I guess. <_<


Kubi

He decided to use the fifa world cup theme the week before too. Atleast for this one he used his own words.


rejected

This isn't a Xisto hosted website though, to let some of you know..


Johnny

I would rather appreciate if the member leaves a link to our original topic after copying our content, giving the author and Xisto proper credits :-)

Roger that.