Plagiarism Notice 2
Hi everyone - I just want to really re-iterate the importance of the plagiarism policy. We had to take a zero tolerance policy approach and I really need the members to take it seriously. Now more than ever, we need to focus on quality of content and while its not the only area that needs to be improved upon, plagiarised content definitely hurts.
I have had to remove two members from the site just tonight, one who was a good member outside of the plagiarism on the article. I even wanted to cut her a break but if I start to bend the rules, in no time it will be right back to where we were before. If you are unsure, please double check before posting. I would hate to be put in the position of needing to delete a member of the community for something as simple as a plagiarised article.
Yes, we check as many articles as we can... we have some automated testing and then some manual testing on top of that. There is almost a 90%+ chance we will find your article that was plagiarised. No article is safe, no matter how old. If you are concerned, go back through and double check. If you have written 200 great articles, and 1 is plagiarised I will be forced to remove your account... I really do not want to do that.
Please, submit only your own original content to this site. Limit your quotes, and your commentary on any news article should be just that your commentary. Not an edited version of the same article.
This is important... I really do not want to remove any more members for this reason. Please check your articles.