Post Reply Got called a plagiarist when it wasn't even that?
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I simply saw a dp and background that I liked so I used it for my profile. I never said it was my own or anything, but I got a message from a moderator/admin saying that it was plagiarism and they took it off. It was watermarked yes, but the tiniest watermark I've ever seen, and I honestly didn't think it would matter. I didn't edit the watermark off or anything. I don't care if she took it off my profile, but that shouldn't be called plagiarism.
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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15
It's only plagiarism when you try 'own' the work and material.

Moderator is wrong ...
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I_am_DJ wrote:

It's only plagiarism when you try 'own' the work and material.

Moderator is wrong ...


Exactly what I was said - and she has her private messages turned off, didn't even ask me to take it down or say anything (she took off my status too) so I needed to say it somewhere.
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I don't know the particulars or reasoning behind what CR did to you, but if they want to start accusing members of what they consider "plagiarism", they'll have to delete 90% (or more) of the GIFs and JPGs that everyone posts on their profile pages.
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Pudding_Head wrote:

I don't know the particulars or reasoning behind what CR did to you, but if they want to start accusing members of what they consider "plagiarism", they'll have to delete 90% (or more) of the GIFs and JPGs that everyone posts on their profile pages.


It was her own personal work, so I'm sure she didn't run through CR or anything before stripping my page. I did see the default picture watermark, but the background has no watermark at all and I got my friend to check as well. I don't know why my status was gone. I just wish instead of going through my profile and not even letting me message her back because of restrictions, that she could have asked me to take it off myself. I promise the watermark is so small and transparent that no one would ever see it unless it was a bigger picture or something.
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Posted 3/29/15

Pudding_Head wrote:

I don't know the particulars or reasoning behind what CR did to you, but if they want to start accusing members of what they consider "plagiarism", they'll have to delete 90% (or more) of the GIFs and JPGs that everyone posts on their profile pages.


That's true though, so true that it's funny.
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tirru wrote:


I_am_DJ wrote:

It's only plagiarism when you try 'own' the work and material.

Moderator is wrong ...


Exactly what I was said - and she has her private messages turned off, didn't even ask me to take it down or say anything (she took off my status too) so I needed to say it somewhere.


Hmm, you could try bringing this topic up in the Help! section as well ... who knows, maybe you will get an apology?
(Moderators do make mistakes or step out of line at times; best you could hope for is that another important person resolves the issue).


PS: Your current status is very amusing.
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I_am_DJ wrote:


tirru wrote:


I_am_DJ wrote:

It's only plagiarism when you try 'own' the work and material.

Moderator is wrong ...


Exactly what I was said - and she has her private messages turned off, didn't even ask me to take it down or say anything (she took off my status too) so I needed to say it somewhere.


Hmm, you could try bringing this topic up in the Help! section as well ... who knows, maybe you will get an apology?
(Moderators do make mistakes or step out of line at times; best you could hope for is that another important person resolves the issue).


PS: Your current status is very amusing.



I could, and it made me mad enough that I just might, but I honestly could just move on about it too, or rage here until it gets out of my system.

Well my status/header(?) was taken off by her, and I needed a new one, so..
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tirru wrote:


I_am_DJ wrote:


tirru wrote:


I_am_DJ wrote:

It's only plagiarism when you try 'own' the work and material.

Moderator is wrong ...


Exactly what I was said - and she has her private messages turned off, didn't even ask me to take it down or say anything (she took off my status too) so I needed to say it somewhere.


Hmm, you could try bringing this topic up in the Help! section as well ... who knows, maybe you will get an apology?
(Moderators do make mistakes or step out of line at times; best you could hope for is that another important person resolves the issue).


PS: Your current status is very amusing.



I could, and it made me mad enough that I just might, but I honestly could just move on about it too, or rage here until it gets out of my system.

Well my status/header(?) was taken off by her, and I needed a new one, so..


Hehe, putting a 'friendly' message for the culprit certainly seems like a good way to blow off the stress.


I'm off to sleep, have a good night. Hopefully this issue will be resolved or a forgotten memory.

Night.
Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15
"The only plagiarists are the ones who get caught."
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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15

Aeolist wrote:

"The only plagiarists are the ones who get caught."


Assuming, of course, the definition of "plagiarism" is being applied correctly.
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Posted 3/29/15

Aeolist wrote:

"The only plagiarists are the ones who get caught."


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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15

Pudding_Head wrote:


Aeolist wrote:

"The only plagiarists are the ones who get caught."


Assuming, or course, the definition of "plagiarism" is being applied correctly.


Exactly.
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