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Okay, so this guy copied my code verbatim, 6 minutes after I had posted my answer. And he got the accept. He added a sentence above the code sample, which I neglected to do.
But the fact that he copied the code from my answer is indisputable - it is identical right down to table aliases, whitespace, simplified joins and my trademark semi-colon (I seem to be the only person on earth who adds statement terminators as part of my answers). I realize this is similar to:
But this is not the fastest-gun-in-the-west problem. The code is identical, byte-for-byte, and a full six minutes had elapsed. If he wrote code as meticulously as I do, and took over 6 minutes to do it, and didn't notice the "1 new answer" banner in the meantime... that would be quite a remarkable alignment of the stars.
The fact that he got the accept, meh, whatever. I couldn't care less about the rep. I did flag the answer and challenged the user about his copying skills - which he of course denied. "Coincidence" he suggested, even though he also copied content from Connect earlier today and got called out on it.
I do care about plagiarism, littering an answer with useless duplicates, and inadvertently promoting this kind of behavior by letting it stand. I realize my response was not the most mature, but my question is, how should we be dealing with this unacceptable behavior on SO? How do you deal with it when it happens to you?