Linked Questions

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What is community moderation, and what can I do to help?

What is community moderation? Why is it important for me to get involved? What can I do to help, and where do I start?
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Moderator declined a plagiarism flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I flag plagiarism for moderator attention? I recently flagged this answer for plagiarism. The answer reads: In an ASP.NET project, adding a file-based reference ...
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What should moderators (or passing editors) do about suspected plagiarized or copyrighted images in posts?

I can't seem to find a canonical reference about Stack Exchange's policy regarding inclusion of images from the Internet in questions and answers. I'm not even sure whether this comes under copyright ...
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Someone duplicated my answer to my own question, remains there after flagging and even got upvoted

I posted this question. Then because nobody answered I continued debugging and eventually found the answer. For future purposes for other people I put the solution in the answer box. Then someone ...
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Is it ok to use watermarked shutterstock images?

As a non-native English speaker, I'm not very familiar with the license terms of Shutterstock. IMHO I should not use watermarked images and instead buy a license. If posted on SE sites, the image ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Is it acceptable to copy your own answer verbatim from an off-site resource?

An answer on Stack Overflow was recently brought to my attention as possible plagiarism, but I determined that the source of the suspected plagiarism was actually written and posted by the answerer ...
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Should copy-pasted answers be deleted?

Answer with a link only is bad, but if it's copy-pasted from that link, should it be deleted? I think its value isn't lost and it should be kept. The question What to do when plagiarism is discovered ...
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Discourage pasted problem statements from coding sites?

If you browse the algorithms tag on SO often, you'll see a lot of questions about code challenges found online. I don't see this as a problem, provided people are trying to get help rather than a "...
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Do we have a policy about self-plagiarism?

The FAQ entry on plagiarism currently says In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you try, ...
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Plagiarism tag to identify plagiarized posts

Is there any way we can introduce a tag in Stack Overflow, where the community can tag any question, answer or comment as plagiarism, so that the poster can take a note of it and correct his post ...
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What's the punishment for users who copy their answers from other sources (Quora, etc.) without citing them?

I'm curious to know what are the punishment(s) for copy-pasting answers from other sources (not copying an answer from Stack Exchange itself) without citing them.
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How to handle several instances of unattributed/plagiarized answers

What is the best way to handle instances where there are many seemingly copy-and-pasted answers from other answers that lack proper attribution? There have been several questions posted dealing with ...
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Are quote answers not answers?

Many people know that link-only answers are not answers, and they are normally deleted, or downvoted or whatever that happens to them. Recently, there's been a bit of buzz surrounding whether quote-...
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What kind and in which circumstances can or should content be cited in a reply on Stack Exchange?

In particular, I would like to understand what the policy is regarding scientific papers (i.e., peer reviewed contents) and non-peer reviewed non-fiction sources. In my experience, up to now on Stack ...

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