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Re: In support of downvoting plagiarism

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Aug 30, 2005 at 03:29 UTC ( [id://487637]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to In support of downvoting plagiarism

My guess would be that people have a pretty good idea about what's plagiarism and what's not. As some monks pointed out, there can be a fairly long period between the time a question is first read, and when the answer gets posted. It's not always plagiarism if the answers are similar.

I use down-votes sparingly, for the most egregious "sins" (such as not bothering to try to figure it out before posting a question). Only a word-for-word repeat of a post would convince me of plagiarism, because many coding issues do have a single optimum solution.

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