I submitted a
backticks wiki entry and one reviewer said the material was plagiarized. I don't mind saying my contributions are minor, etc. However, this is a particularly nasty form of rejection. I have written this text from scratch. It is possible that my memory sub-consciously found something I read in the past. Perhaps this was an incident of clicking on the wrong reason radio button or maybe the intent was references are needed? I actually search around the web for references, but I didn't find anything. Wouldn't some additional text showing the source of plagiary be very helpful?
The only source I may have quoted was shiplu.mokadd.im/Jonathan Leffler were they noted a difference between backtick and
$() to allow nesting. However, I thought the text was significantly different and it originated on stack overflow?
Plagiarism is not a crime per se but in academia and industry it is a serious moral offence, and cases of plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement. wikipedia
Certainly when ever I am writing a tag wiki I look at all the question tagged on stack overflow. Is this considered an infringement? I thought we were sort of a collective and the tag wiki shouldn't have to attribute the question the tag is describing. Some sort of additional text on what the plagiary was would be most helpful.
Edit: For reference, here is the reject reason list [as of Dec 2013].
The copied content is the first reason in the list; which causes the plagiary reason text. This is unknown to some lower reputation users of stack overflow.