If someone copies a good quote you wrote and pastes it onto their Facebook wall without crediting you, would you be unhappy?

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Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2381 posts) 13 days, 1 hour ago

Poll: If someone copies a good quote you wrote and pastes it onto their Facebook wall without crediting you, would you be unhappy? (10 votes)

Yes, I deserve my credit 50%
No it's fine, it's not a big deal 50%
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#1 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2381 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone I don't even know just did it to me, I don't know if I should confront him about it lol

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#2 Posted by TheInsufferable (3406 posts) - - Show Bio

Mostly at their lack of originality

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#3 Posted by mimisalome (5878 posts) - - Show Bio

Unless it is really specific (one which consists of unique details), I wouldn't assume any quotes that I wrote is original, nor assume that anyone who come up with the same thing copied it from me.

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#4 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2381 posts) - - Show Bio

@mimisalome: What if you said "today is World Hunger Day, but the topic of world hunger should be relevant every day so long as there are people hungry" and he copied and pasted that? Also, assume he's a stranger you don't know.

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#5 Edited by mimisalome (5878 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus2 said:

@mimisalome: What if you said "today is World Hunger Day, but the topic of world hunger should be relevant every day so long as there are people hungry" and he copied and pasted that? Also, assume he's a stranger you don't know.

I'm pretty sure that, in concept, it's not some novel remarks.

I have seen dozens of variations of such expression used everyday in my living existence

Now if I have actually seen him copy pasted the same remark that I posted, I wouldn't care, it seems pretty petty to confront someone over an idea that isn't really that original to begin with.

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#6 Posted by Richubs (7529 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus2:

No it isn't if its a quote.

A quote can be used anywhere. If it was a story then yea it'd be wrong.

But it's a quote.

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#7 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2381 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Posted by Nucleon (4175 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. I am an author (or so I pretend), so yes, I would.

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#9 Edited by ArranVid (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I would be unhappy, not giving me credit is like plagiarism and I need to show that I created the quote not him. Sorry I just hate copying and plagiarizing without giving credit, that sucks.

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#10 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2381 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by deactivated-5d7ad417f1919 (115 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not that serious, and there's not a lot you can about it

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#12 Posted by TheOneAboveLife (1467 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by SpareHeadOne (7550 posts) - - Show Bio

I would mess up the guys Facebook for the rest of time. Post evil on his wall and put bad comments on all his posts.

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#14 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (26144 posts) - - Show Bio

Long as they're not using it for commercial uses.