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liverpole, it might be worse than you think. I started uncovering a few of these myself. Not only did someone lift a question from elsewhere, someone else lifted the answer from the same site!

I started noticing a pattern, it seems that one account was routinely used to post decent questions (albeit lifted from their rightful owners) while another account was used to post correct answers. <conspiracy-mode>As if XP were so important to someone that they created a new account to boost the XP of their original account.</conspiracy-mode>

This is really ridiculous. You're right, it is disrespectful. It is demeaning. It is frustrating. It does lower the standards.

jcoxen's solution seems pretty fair. Assuming that doesn't happen (as suggested in the CB, it may well not), we just need to be on the lookout for their posts and do a little research before approving. If at all.

For sake of completeness, and perhaps to save you some more work, I stumbled across these:

It's obvious we've got to do something, as the original posts from those users I haven't commented on have already been spotted by others.



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In reply to Re: How should Perlmonks deal with Plagiarism? by chargrill
in thread How should Perlmonks deal with Plagiarism? by liverpole

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