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Should I flag plagiarism for moderator attention? [duplicate]

Until now, when I saw content that was simply copied from the web without an attribution, I flagged the respective posts for moderator attention, and moderators always deleted them -- in accordance ...
Sven Marnach's user avatar
27 votes
2 answers

A user copy-pasting answers without proper attribution [duplicate]

I came across this user's profile while I was going through the close-votes queue and most if not all answers seem to be copied from other Stack Overflow answers or from external sources. This is a ...
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what should we do when a user copy answer and did not mention original? [duplicate]

I know something like this has asked before What to do about Copy Cat answers? But my question is slightly different. What should we do when some user just copied the content from another answer from ...
user3110424's user avatar
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Response and voting on answers copied and pasted, and from a website which has questionable credibility [duplicate]

In this question a user copied and pasted code from an article written by someone else. I believe it is unfair to vote the answer up since copying and pasting code/text isn't really doing any work. ...
Celeritas's user avatar
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Dealing with plagiarism [duplicate]

It's happened to me twice already in the last couple of days (once here and once on one of the other sites) and I've also seen it on questions where I have not been involved, that there are guys that ...
rantsh's user avatar
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How far do we need to go with unattributed images? [duplicate]

The CC licensing requires attribution for any content that isn't your own, including images. People often post unattributed clarifying images copied from somewhere else. It is clear from the post that ...
fixer1234's user avatar
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6 votes
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Can I attribute the image, if post's author refuses to do so? [duplicate]

Can I edit someone's post and attribute the image or other foreign / cited content, if post's author refuses to do so? An example. People say (in comments), that author should attribute the image, ...
trejder's user avatar
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Is it ok to answer based someone's older answer on SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to copy-paste answers from other questions? What to do when plagiarism is discovered? This question will probably be closed in a few minutes. It is a duplicate ...
Soner Gönül's user avatar
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When to credit someone else for an answer [duplicate]

When answering a question, is it appropriate to copy large amounts of content (from somewhere other than SO) and present that as your answer? For example, yesterday a poster asked for clarification ...
EJK's user avatar
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A Stack Overflow question is copied directly from textbook, does it matter? [duplicate]

I just stumbled across a simple one-sentence computer security question on Stack Overflow that is copied directly from the textbook. No further explanation, nothing done to show any understanding or ...
Denial's user avatar
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How to respond to plagiarized answers [duplicate]

When I discover that an answer has been blatantly stolen from another user's answer I never know whether to comment and ask the user to delete the post or whether to flag it for moderator attention. ...
Josh's user avatar
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2 votes
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What is the correct way to handle "answer plagiarism"? [duplicate]

Example: User A gives a not-great but working answer User A gets upvotes User A gets accepted answer User B gives the quantifiably best possible answer User B gets more upvotes User A edits answer to ...
Jacksonkr's user avatar
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1 vote
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Correct course of action when an answer is nearly word-for-word copied without attribution? [duplicate]

I was searching "C++ returning array from function" on Google when I noticed that the top two results - Stack Overflow and Tutorialspoint - had exactly the same short description beneath the ...
dcmorse's user avatar
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129 votes
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Why do you cast downvotes on answers?

This is a question which started off with a comment, then turned into an answer, and now it's a question in its own right (as suggested by Jeff). I'm not sure where it could go from here :) It's ...
449 votes
1 answer

A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What should I do?

Since day one of Stack Overflow, all content posted on Stack Exchange sites by their users (i.e. you wonderful people) has been provided to the whole universe under the CC BY-SA license. For my fellow ...

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