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I Have read That Somewhere Before !

I have had a few drinks tonight ,we all went out for a meal to celebrate my nephews visit,we had a great time ,all seven of us, then we went home and the young ones went back to my daughters house.

I thought ten minutes on the laptop may be a good idea before getting off to bed.

After a while I was quite confused as I thought I was reading something on Persona Paper that I had read yesterday, then I realised I was on another site!

I was reading the same article by the same writer,a few words ,even a sentence added! So. does that make it okay! I wondered.

I began to feel as though I had been cheated as it was written by someone who comes over as rather innocent ,now I feel like the innocent!

I will never say who it is or which site it is , so hope that doesn't make me a guilty party......

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Alexandoy wrote on April 5, 2015, 8:41 PM

Some writers are trying their best ot get the best of both worlds.

MelissaE wrote on April 5, 2015, 8:50 PM

No, changing a few words does not make it legitimate. It's best to write on different topics.

grandma20121 wrote on April 5, 2015, 11:45 PM

Hmm i do wonder , but i think maybe its not such a great idea to do this, there are plenty of different things to write about

WordChazer wrote on April 6, 2015, 5:01 AM

Self plagiarism is the lowest form of life. It's even worse than plagiarising others and shows even less imagination.

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 7:09 AM

Those were my thoughts.

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 7:10 AM

I don't get it! Surely they must realise how obvious they are!

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 7:11 AM

It's a bit on the cheap side as well.

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 7:14 AM

It is a bit pathetic of them,I think.

VinceSummers wrote on April 6, 2015, 10:19 AM

Some might call it plagiarism. I'm wondering if it is still considered plagiarism on a social networking, rather than a writing, site?

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 11:54 AM

Well no matter what the name or style of the site ,it is still,more or less, the same content .

valmnz wrote on April 6, 2015, 4:40 PM

I know one site I used to contribute to accepted articles that had been written elsewhere as long as the fact was declared. I also read that Google gets confused when that happens, so it really doesn't do that much good.

Fleur wrote on April 6, 2015, 5:23 PM

I don't think they will get away with that for too long, just changing a few words is not good enough although of course there's nothing to stop someone writing on the same topic for different sites.

maxeen wrote on April 6, 2015, 5:51 PM

The post was almost identical on both sites bar a few words.

msiduri wrote on April 6, 2015, 10:03 PM

It's my understanding that Persona Papers objects to duplicate content. If you suspect that writer is doing it purposefully, well, that's certainly his or her problem, but if you think it might be an oversight or done in ignorance, it might be a neighborly thing to advise them of such.

maxeen wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:52 AM

That is my understanding also!

msiduri wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:56 AM

Every get around to trying a root beer float? emoticon :winking:

scheng1 wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:20 AM

Perhaps someone publishes here, and later publish in his own site. The only way to tell is the date.

maxeen wrote on April 7, 2015, 10:07 AM

The date was the same.

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 7, 2015, 1:54 PM

Yeah I never do that. If I can't talk about my day or whatnot without changing the wording, then I'll only stick that post on ONE site. It's kind of the rule of the thumb not to post the same thing on different websites. :-/

maxeen wrote on April 7, 2015, 2:22 PM

I agree, who would want to do that?

rosepetal wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:26 PM

Oops. Looks like they may be in trouble when the site checks for duplicates. Changing a few words does not make it a new article.

maxeen wrote on April 7, 2015, 8:19 PM

I am confused now as most seem to not be bothered.

rosepetal wrote on April 8, 2015, 3:37 PM

This is what I know. When articles are duplicated almost to the word, Google will see it, and it can affect the overall site. If you deleted your article on one site and wait until Google de-indexes the article you can put it on another site. However, you should make a notation that it was previously on such and such a site.

maxeen wrote on April 8, 2015, 4:07 PM

Well this 'writer' seems to have outsmarted google even. Almost every post are on both sites ,with a little sentence here and there changed. She is getting paid from both sites for almost the same stuff..No shame!

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 9, 2015, 4:57 AM

Needless to say ,the another site is an earning one too.If my memory serves me well ,It was permitted on Mylot for you to post an artical originally posted on other site if you cleared it up .

maxeen wrote on April 9, 2015, 6:56 AM

These two sites are plain in their rules..

trufflehunter wrote on April 10, 2015, 12:31 PM

Don't tell me the writer was plagiarizing his or herself. That would make them such a laughing stock haha.

Kasman wrote on April 11, 2015, 5:58 PM

At the very least it's duplicate content and most sites don't like that. It is cheating.

maxeen wrote on April 11, 2015, 8:43 PM

I think so also,I thought it would have been picked up by now but it seems not.

Deema wrote on April 12, 2015, 6:26 PM

It is very tempting, but oh so stupid. Sites like Persona Paper will pick it up, because hey have to check for things like his before paying members. As a result, it just is not worth it.

maxeen wrote on April 12, 2015, 6:37 PM

It is pretty silly to do that unless as a few words are changed it is overlooked.