RE: Paraphrasing: Is It Plargiarism?

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I downvoted the post not for the pure act of paraphrasing/plagiarism but because I didn't agree with the rewards and I stand by that. Even if he had added the source it would still be a post worth downvoting in my opinion because he is still profiting from something someone else wrote. If he had added in his own thoughts and experiences it would have been another case but his post gave off the same information in different words.

When you're changing the words around and re-writing them you're still taking the original authors idea. When you present it as your own because it's in "your own words" that's still plagiarism. Plagiarism is so much more than copying something word from word.

The reason why I spend time and energy on this is because I don't want Hive to be known as a place where people can profit from that. That is also part of the reason why I saw it as important to take away the rewards. If people from the outside see even a 1$ reward on a plagiarised post people will think Hive is that place.

It's an interesting discussion this and I think it's a good thing you brought it up. I just hope this doesn't bring some bad repercussions upon @xplosive. He's a good guy who owned up to his mistake and I look forward to seeing his future posts and contributions.



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Even if he had added the source it would still be a post worth downvoting in my opinion because he is still profiting from something someone else wrote.

Anyone not understanding this is trying to live in a crazy utopian paradise.

Now, how does one decline rewards on a comment? I would love to do it here but I can't see any button (peakd).

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I don't think you can decline them directly but you can set @null as 100% benefactor.

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Burn is as good as Decline but my question is at interface level, I do not see any option to set benefactors either.

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It's the button scribbled in red.

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Oh, great. I just did not realize I can actually open the comment to get the full options.

Although clicking the plus sign 100 times to size up the percentage is not my favorite UX, it is great to see the option exists. @peakd

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That is quite not perfect. You can however just go negative from zero and it'll jump straight to 100%.

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Wow, that is a cool hack.

FTR, I just set 50% for my last comment, LOL.

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It's best to send to @hive.fund I think that still gives the comments the symbol that you're "burning" them, if you are against the DHF then sending to null is probably better cause that way curators still get their rewards and aren't disincentivized to vote up your comments that have 100% declined rewards. I'm usually a fan of sending back to the DHF, especially considering what @hbdstabilizer is doing lately and especially with the current HBD price being off peg, not to mention that burning Hive just takes coins off the total supply which isn't much but over time may affect our coinmarketcap ranking especially compared to other similar supply centralized shitcoins. :p

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This particular one was a good fit for Decline as the message was indeed "do not upvote, I am just bolding/underlining part of the comment".

A good reminder not to use Decline for Level 0 posts for this reason, though.

Ackchyually, if @hive.fund benefactor is marked as "burning", it would be cool if @hbdstabilizer benefactor could be marked the same way. I am going to use this version when applicable although it is hard to blame anyone who misses the reroute when reward-disagreeing. After all, resending to various community accounts is an option but then a small fraction ends up in my pocket after being laundered.

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I agree. @hbdstabilizer is doing a terrific job. The peg is out of alignment which actually provides an opportunity to grow the fund.

Long-term that should help out the overall progress of Hive.

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I downvoted the post not for the pure act of paraphrasing/plagiarism but because I didn't agree with the rewards and I stand by that.

I didnt want to state the case for you but it appears that is the reason. It is also your right. Each is free to use their VP as seen fit.

It was your comments that had me consider this. This is a topic worthy of conversation. The views are all over the place so it is good to get people talking about it.

Certainly the original article required a lot more citing for it to even be on par with being acceptable. After that, it gets into a gray area.

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Where did he plagiarize? Just curious to look and compare👍

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