RE: Paraphrasing: Is It Plargiarism?

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In my eyes a post is worthy of a downvote if all information is taken from other sources even if it's sourced. If you're not giving me any of your own thoughts or experiences on a subject but rather compiling information from elsewhere, with sources, you're still profiting from someones elses work. If I were to give a downvote to something like that it wouldn't be because the act in itself is wrong but because I don't agree with the rewards.



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Yes, you are right.

But some of us here are English Teachers, College Graduates, and Educationally Privileged.

Others of us don't have formal educations and need to be gently brought up to code instead of downvoted and punished.

Is this plagiarism? Was the question asked at the end of this post. Paraphrasing Plagiarism is not one everybody's radar.

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You certainly do not need a formal education to know that cutting a stolen watermelon and selling it in parts does not make your operation legal (despite the Proof-of-Work).

It is easy to tell the intentions.
If one wants to share a great idea/work, they post: "I have read a great article you need to check out at this link."
If one wants some money, they word-spin it and post as a new piece.

It is not easy to prove the intentions in court or university committee but fortunately Hive DVing is an opinion-based procedure so a consensus on either question asked in the OP is not needed for anyone to act.

That being said, the latter question makes no sense. People upvote the article without realising it was plagiarised so any attempt to blame them for misbehaviour (covering up the original malicious operation) is strange.

I also have a problem with the Paraphrasing Plagiarism label - at least in my native language, "paraphrasing" infers/hints adding one's opinion to the paraphrased content.

The part most people are missing is that making it to the trending page IS NOT the dream scenario for milkers. Getting away with 50 zero-content posts a day spread over 20 accounts is the way to go. How many people have that on their radars?

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It's social media, not English 101.

However, I agree that if one dv as is their right, they should politely explain why

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A lot of people explain when politely asked.
I never give unsolicited advice out of respect for the DVed person's right not to care about me.

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I think that seems like a fair personal line. Well thought out and presented.

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