Plagiarized!

To plagiarize

is to use and pass off

(the ideas or writings of another)

as one’s own.

That is exactly what has happened with one of my posts in my blogspot.

I posted it this morning and shortly after, Hubby came online from his office to tell me about this dastardly deed. He saw someone visiting my blogspot from another country, and out of interest, clicked to see where from. Suddenly he was linked to another site, where word for word, this thief had taken my writing, put into his/her domain, and applied to be approved to a post-paying company!

Well, this-this-THIS (better not use the word I want to use!) does not own any site of over six hundred and fifty posts unlike my blogspot! Also, the act was obviously committed almost from the moment I posted it because the WRONG LINK was copied! Oh yes, the links work. But there were specific links that were supposed to be used… I amended it once I realised my mistake!

I have written to the post-paying company, with certainty that this ahem-ahem-AHEM will be found out for the you-know-what that he/she is!

Hubby wonders how many visitors to my sites do similar things.

So now I want to let the whole world know this has happened!

If you, my friend, want to SHOW SUPPORT AGAINST PLAGIARIZATION, please drop a comment here! And pass the word round.

Thanks!

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30 Responses to “Plagiarized!”

  1. daniel Says:

    why would they want to plagiarize anyway… =\ all for the sake of money

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  2. Sharon Low Says:

    Ok, you got my vote… the act is downright dishonest! Hope that someone is taught that cheating doesn’t pay!!

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  3. Lois Says:

    So sorry to hear of the theft perpetrated against you. It’s a blessing that your hubby was on the scene to ‘catch’ the thief. I’ll be praying for justice for you, and an illumination of the problem on the net.

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hi there. Thanks. I feel that it was somehow divine appointment that he “happened” to be able to find out. It is only there for a short while. There was no reason for him to click on it at all! We will wait and see how things turn out.

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  4. Christine Says:

    I am amazed at your work. No wonder you have been so quiet of late. If you didnt inform me I will not know of this site. Hope you ‘catch’ the culprit. ha! ha!

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hi Christine! Have been busy with other things – children in exam year, laptop headaches, moved house…. and much more. Glad to see you here. I wont be able to “catch” the perpetrator, but it’s ok. As long as the company who’s reviewing our posts know, that’s more important. I suppose it is hard to monitor. I do have evidence of the trail that the person took though πŸ™‚ Blessings!

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  5. j5net Says:

    hopefully he/she will be banned from doing paying post.

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  6. TC Says:

    Downright pathetic to steal other ppl’s work! God blessed all of us with brains but then there will always be those who choose not to use what God has blessed them with. Well, pray for God’s light to shine on him/her.

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  7. Venetia Says:

    ANTI PLAGIARISM!!!!!! – no matter in whatever field

    im studying design and plagiarism is the MOST most unworthy act to do. its not original and athetically so wrong.
    to the person who did it, or whoever please consider the effort and work of other people. acknowledge them even if its a hassle free to copy website with whatever reasons you have in hands. its cool to both sides.

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Yes, if what we present is not entirely our own work, we should acknowledge the source. I totally agree!

      In this person’s case, however, he/she can’t acknowledge me because he/she supposed to write original article in his/her own words. By doing this, the reviewers can determine the command of the language and award paid reviews accordingly. Anyway, this thief WILL be found out I am sure! πŸ˜€ Thanks for your support!

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  8. Living Lee Says:

    This has been going on for sometime in academia. Entire papers have been sent for publication with the original authors names replaced by dishonest academics. They were only caught when someone on the review board happen to have read the original paper somewhere. Students applying for post graduate admissions have also sent in plagiarized reserach proposals.
    Its so easy to plagiarize in the electronic world and one gets rewarded if one gets away with it. On the other hand the risk of punishment is not high. A rogue academic can be blacklisted or he gets reported to his instituition but how does one punish a blogger for plagiarism?

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Yes, I have heard about this going on in universities and the like. There is so much information and resource so freely available these days that it is almost impossible to monitor. I suppose in blogosphere, blacklisting is about all one can be punished with. Even then, this would be restricted only to certain sites/servers. I guess I would be satisfied if the company we are bidding for recognises this theft and acknowledges me as the original. Hoping that he/she doesn’t repeat offend isn’t very realistic based on what I see on the perpetrator’s site. There are so many copy and paste articles, and yet he/she has a page rank of 4. Amazing. Can’t keep track I guess πŸ™‚ Blessings and thanks for comments.

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  9. Kitty Says:

    To plagiarize for the sake of gaining money is definitely wrong….. If only the companies have some ways to determine whether the work they receive are originals… This world is getting worse and probably more of these dishonest deeds will be carried out by people who have no conscience…

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hi Kitty, I agree! With the internet being so much more accessible, it is no wonder that this can happen. As for conscience, I guess it’s as predicted – that will be less and less good?

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  10. Garmy Says:

    If it were copied and posted elsewhere with references to the original author, I’d consider. But to use it to apply for money without permission is sad.

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Yes, when you make reference to the original, it is often acceptable, even if you havent asked for permission. Give credit where credit is due. Alas, for this perpetrator, he/she was meant to write an original in order to be assessed. I am trusting that the truth will be revealed! Thanks for posting a comment

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  11. Jennifer Ng Says:

    Absolutely disgraceful! This crime should not go unpunished. This Madras culprit should be blacklisted. If one do such a crime at an established university, one can get fired from work (if it is a staff member), blacklisted from research-work or expelled (if a student).

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Not sure how this person can be punished short of being blacklisted, Jennifer. Even then, the blacklisting can only occur in a small select circle. Another friend mentioned that her friend had a similar incident, right down to backdating the post. She wonders if this is the same person…. It wouldn’t surprise me! But thanks for your support πŸ˜‰

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  12. EdLim Says:

    Hi,
    I had the same experience but mine was more of entires in my blog that Ps. Jubilee said that it was about time I should have my own. After the incident I just closed my blog & forgot about it and just use friendster & facebook to communicate to relatives & friends.
    By the way why do you need three blog add?

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hi Ed. Thanks for commenting. I have three blogs πŸ™‚ And my own domain – this one. Hope you will come by to visit again some time….

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  13. shibori girl Says:

    First off, I’m so sorry this happened to you. I can’t understand why someone would steal a blog post – they are so personal! Bt you showed some great restraint in not using the words you wished to describe this cretin. I don;’t know if I could do the same.

    BTW, I found you through your OWOH post – off to eave a comment there for the drawing. πŸ™‚

    I do hope the post-paying company can resolve this for you.

    Kate

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hi there Kate. Thanks for your kind words. It’s amazing what kind of people there are these days! Hahahaha! Look forward to linking up more for the draw…

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  14. Sharon Says:

    So sorry this happened to you. I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due and do so when teaching quilting classes.

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  15. Elsha Says:

    Hey. I hate plagiarism! can so imagine if someone copied my essay directly.. *i’d be so mad* it’s not fair, eventhough ppl argue that it’s just a different form of admiration/praise for the plagiarised person’s work. But anyway, hope the person will not keep doing it or at least own up n apologize to you.

    lol better pray for the *you-know-who* lol and *you-know-what* hahhaaha! cheers Aunt E. Blessings! πŸ™‚

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  16. Results « Metamor4Sis Says:

    […] you to all those who commented in support against plagiarization. Feel free to continue and to pass my link round to those whom you think might want to join […]

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  17. crystal Says:

    I am so sorry that has happened!!
    I have heard about it before and think that is definitely wrong:)
    I believe that those sites mean nothing in the long run and yours is very special!!! Boo on them:)

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    • Metamor4sis Says:

      Hello Crystal. Thanks for your support and kind words. I think the company concerned know who the bona fide writer is now πŸ™‚ Phew! Please do feel free to come by and visit again

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