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Apology for today's article


Apology for today's article

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Maybe the editorial process could include something like "copy paste a sentence into google and see if something turns up".
It will not catch everything, but at least the pure copy/paste plagiarism will be eliminated.



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Also, would be beneficial to make the name of the "author" public so other sites will be aware of him and his practices.
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Also, would be beneficial to make the name of the "author" public so other sites will be aware of him and his practices.


If you get the email subscription, you can find the name, not that it helps. It probably will add more fuel to some uncomfortable issues.

There are hundreds of articles and blog postings by others, found elsewhere, that are little more than regurgitated MSDN articles with new screen shots and a few minor changes. I guess some people don't understand how easy it is to recognize and trace these issues.

The really sad thing is that it causes other problems in the community, including deep biases against specific cultures and backgrounds. It has affected peoples responses to innocent quality individuals even within PASS. That's a real bummer.
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I agree and I found the name... Was saying to make it public in their apology letter, although, now that thinking it out loud, it would create more publicity for that person... So, yeah... Sad...
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So, yeah... Sad...


Sad is the word. Sadder still is that at my work a colleague had a bet to guess the background of the author... Sad
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So, yeah... Sad...


Sad is the word. Sadder still is that at my work a colleague had a bet to guess the background of the author... Sad


Unfortunately, most of the copyright violaters at this site share a similar background.
Rotten appels in a basket...



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Maybe the editorial process could include something like "copy paste a sentence into google and see if something turns up".
It will not catch everything, but at least the pure copy/paste plagiarism will be eliminated.


There seem to be loads of plagiarism finder tools online like this one:

http://www.plagscan.com/seesources/search.php?

Try one.
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This is another reason why I call SQLServerCentral.com "home". There's a lot of honor in the good folks that run this site.

There are some sites (some that are even "professional" sites) where the idea of a copyright doesn't seem to hold any water and it's a huge pain to write a DCMA on them. I've not only had many an article copied directly but a good number of them are where the blog owner has removed my name and claimed it as if it were their original work. On many of these sites, there's no way given to even lodge a complaint against the blog owner. Both the site and the blog owner where this happens have no such honor and gives the country of origin an otherwise undeserved bad name.

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Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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Koen Verbeeck (6/23/2014)
chrisn-585491 (6/23/2014)
So, yeah... Sad...


Sad is the word. Sadder still is that at my work a colleague had a bet to guess the background of the author... Sad


Unfortunately, most of the copyright violaters at this site share a similar background.
Rotten appels in a basket...


Yes they do, there's a cultural difference at play here. In a culture where plagiarism is second nature, your opinion might seem strange. Like your neighbour telling the police you put a chicken bone in the paper recycling bin - whoops, that's Germany, not Belgium - but you get the point. Keep pushing and educating, tell 'em it's not ok with the rest of the world and eventually they will get the point too.
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