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I stumbled upon a user who seems to have been suspended for plagiarism:

"This account is temporarily suspended for plagiarism. The suspension period ends in 7 days."

What is plagiarism and why can it get an account suspended?

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    @Rob - thanks for the edit. I destroyed the original revision with the user detail. – Oded May 13 '13 at 16:56
  • oh, i'm sorry, i just want to show example :) – Rong Nguyen May 13 '13 at 16:57
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Plagiarism is the copying of content (text, images etc...) without attribution.

The user seems to have copied the contents of their answers from elsewhere without saying so.

Wikipedia says this:

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work.

  • Thank @Oded, stackoverflow should bring it to about or something else :) – Rong Nguyen May 13 '13 at 16:56
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    @RongNK - Plagiarism is an easy word to search for and most people instinctively know that copying stuff is not right. – Oded May 13 '13 at 16:58
  • I think it can be a note, for example: user come from some country where the attribution isn't important, user can be come Plagiarism :) – Rong Nguyen May 13 '13 at 17:00
  • @RongNK - Can you give me an example of such a country? – Oded May 13 '13 at 17:04
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    shame, my country, without attribution is commonly... – Rong Nguyen May 13 '13 at 17:06
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    @RongNK - And yet, the example you showed was from a country where attribution requirements are well known... Regardless, though many other sites on the Internet don't seem to care, we do. – Oded May 13 '13 at 17:07
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    @Oded "most people instinctively know that copying stuff is not right." [citation needed] /sigh – yannis May 13 '13 at 17:09
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    @Yannis - thanks for your contribution to this thread. – Oded May 13 '13 at 17:10

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