Copying text from Wikipedia

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#1  Edited By fesak  Moderator

So, what's CV's stance on copying text from Wikipedia?

I've noticed quite a few pages with all text directly copied, for example all Dragonball characters.

Hardly fair on those who writes text themselves.

What do everyone else think?

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#2  Edited By ScoodleDaddle

I know that all staff members have made it pretty clear that it's not good. I'm sure they and everyone else will sort it out if you link to any you see.

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#3  Edited By MShades

Yeah, that strikes me as laziness. I've used Wikipedia as a reference, but there's a certain level of intellectual honesty I think we should try to maintain....

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#4  Edited By Captain Cascader

Ugh, ill go through and clear it out, dunno how those slipped by. Normally I check walls of text with a couple quick searches.

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#5  Edited By Captain Cascader

Can anyone list off the Z characters for me? I was never a fan.

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#6  Edited By Red L.A.M.P.

fesak says:

"So, what's CV's stance on copying text from Wikipedia?I've noticed quite a few pages with all text directly copied, for example all Dragonball characters.Hardly fair on those who writes text themselves.What do everyone else think?"

Comicvine does not support/want copying of text from other sources, that is plagarism. el fin.

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#7  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator
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#9  Edited By fesak  Moderator
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#10  Edited By fesak  Moderator

*bump

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#11  Edited By Captain Cascader

Fixed, warning sent.

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Anyone who copies from wikipedia isn't just a plagiarist, they are sendind a message to the fair people-I don't have to work and I don't care. It's even too evil for me.

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#16  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

Glad to see you have limits.

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I'm talking as Max right now, not Fourpower. Fourpower is more evil then evil.

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Fourpower says:

"I'm talking as Max right now, not Fourpower. Fourpower is more evil then evil."

Max, the loyal Comic Vine member.

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#19  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

Buckshot says:

"http://www.comicvine.com/pyro/3554/ is from wikipedia. Everything except the first part of the AOA section is copied."
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#20  Edited By BuckshotWasHere  Moderator

You don't have to fill every thread alignment garbage. I'm trying to get something fixed.

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#21  Edited By Mighty Magneto

plagiarist are worst then neutrals

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#22  Edited By Mighty Magneto

Hey i was just stay how bad it was. Don't get you panties in a twist.

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The thing about plagiarists is that they even get lots of points for something they didn't do.

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#26  Edited By Cosmic Sentinel

I don't know why people still do it, they get caught sooner or later. There are lots of ways to spot them. One of my college teacher's tricks for spotting a cheat (which won't work here for obvious reasons) is to look for American spellings (a clear sign that it had just been lifted).

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fesak says:

"http://www.comicvine.com/jubilee/4562/ is also copied directly from wikipedia."

Jubilee...never liked her.

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#28  Edited By LastSon1027

Captain Dynamo is also copied from Wikipedia at least part of it.