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Copy and pasting Wikipedia articles into tag-wikis [duplicate]

A user has recently been going through several tag-wikis on Stack Overflow and copy and pasting from Wikipedia into the excerpt and tag-wiki. I flagged one of his posts and asked a mod to send him a ...
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Copy-pasting external (Wikipedia) entries into tag excerpts and SO wiki [duplicate]

A user has been making some Wiki edits while I was reviewing. I noticed that his edits were actually sentences copy-pasted from various sources like project homepages or Wikipedia. In general, these ...
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1answer
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What to do about large amounts of plagiarizing in tag wikis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be OK to paste content from Wikipedia into a popular empty tag-wiki? I've recently noticed, by one user in particular, a rash of tag wiki updates where the text is ...
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4answers
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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2answers
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Can we do anything against tag wikis copy-pasted from Wikipedia?

I've seen quite a few tag wikis, and even tag wiki excerpts, that were copy-pasted from the first paragraph or so of the Wikipedia article, or sometimes were a dictionary definition. These violate the ...
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3answers
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Make rules regarding copying tag wiki content from other websites more explicit

Looking through the list of recently created tag wikis (10k only) and suggested tag wiki edits, one thing stands out - a lot of the content is copy and pasted directly from other sites on the internet....
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1answer
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What are the requirements for using Stack Overflow content on Wikipedia?

Sometimes an answer is written like an encyclopedic article, it contains a great example/paragraph or a tag wiki is really sophisticated (such that you could use it or use parts of it in a Wikipedia ...
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tag wiki question, plus synonym request: [variable-assignment] -> [assignment]

Today I noticed new users have been occasionally tagging assignment where homework should have been. Searching SO under this tag clearly shows it's intended to refer to variable assignment. Since the ...
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Copy-pasting tag wikis [duplicate]

What is the policy on copy-pasting content from other sources for tag wikis? The tag wiki for dynamic-view was created a few minutes ago, but the content is just copied from the blog post announcing ...