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  1. Old Comment
    Ludger's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    I should just make a tl;dr post in FF&W and say "yo this is how just a brother ends"

    But yeah, good to see you've taken the first stride into getting this resolved. Like I said, if it were me...I'd be pissed.

    Posted April 11th, 2013 at 7:39 AM by Ludger Ludger is offline
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    curiousnathan's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    At least you've taken the first step I suppose! Good luck with it all.

    Posted April 11th, 2013 at 5:20 AM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

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    Originally Posted by Sydian View Comment
    My fic got lost in the depths of being 15 years old. If you really wanted, I could tell you the ending. I had it planned rather well.
    We must go back in time and find 15-yr-old Sydian! No that plane sounds creepy actually out of context. =p But yes, I would like to hear that. =)
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    Wow that's seriously disappointing. If that was me I'd be fuming! You seem to be keeping yourself rather calm which I admire! Personally, I'd report them if possible - whether on the competitons Facebook page etc. And wow, that kid's school is not that far from where I live haha. I'm so tempted to report it to the FB page - but I won't because that's your decision and it's not my place.
    I am quite annoyed about it too mind you - as said though it's a bit diminished when this isn't the first time it has happened with my fic. =/ (More like 4th or 5th to some degree).

    I used the contact page on the website but I may have to wait a while for the person in charge to deal with it according to a generic return email from them I received.

    Posted April 11th, 2013 at 4:44 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    curiousnathan's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    Wow that's seriously disappointing. If that was me I'd be fuming! You seem to be keeping yourself rather calm which I admire! Personally, I'd report them if possible - whether on the competitons Facebook page etc. And wow, that kid's school is not that far from where I live haha. I'm so tempted to report it to the FB page - but I won't because that's your decision and it's not my place. :)

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 10:03 PM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
    Updated April 10th, 2013 at 10:08 PM by curiousnathan
  5. Old Comment
    Ludger's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    My fic got lost in the depths of being 15 years old. :( If you really wanted, I could tell you the ending. I had it planned rather well.

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 8:11 PM by Ludger Ludger is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

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    I would be ****ing pissed. My fic that I started upon joining got plagiarized once. They tried to make it a bit more different than this kid did, but yeah...didn't fool me. And it's odd since my fic wasn't nearly as good as yours haha.
    Whereabouts did that happen? And your fic was fun to read and I was disappointed it didn't get finished. =(
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PEDRO12 View Comment
    Dear God...
    Doesn't that site provide any information on the poster?
    EDIT: Apparently not ;;
    I did say it had a bloated view count. =p And no, they did not. I just made use of the site's contact form.
    Quote:
    Your fic is so good that everyone wants it for their own. Feel good about it! They're only trying to flatter you!

    Haha, last year's winner of the short story competition has several grammar mistakes in the first sentence. :V Hilarious. And it's all about a shopping cart.

    What do they win anyhow that would make someone steal another person's work?

    Imitation is the greatest sort of flattery!... whoever said that was silly. :V

    I don't think they did win anything (at least) as the site has a million stories in it so they probably just put all entries there for their couple-every-year comps. But who knows. Didn't go through all the winners lists anyhow.

    I guess they have stuff like money and gadgets (e.g. xboxs, kindles going off the site) and also they sell published books of entries deemed good enough to be a winner. I guess this would be a way to have a fic officially published then? =p

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 7:20 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    Astinus's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    Your fic is so good that everyone wants it for their own. Feel good about it! They're only trying to flatter you!

    Haha, last year's winner of the short story competition has several grammar mistakes in the first sentence. :V Hilarious. And it's all about a shopping cart.

    What do they win anyhow that would make someone steal another person's work?

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 7:09 PM by Astinus Astinus is offline
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    Echidna's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

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    Originally Posted by bobandbill View Comment
    Oh please. It'd take a lot more work than that! I don't even have access to IPs on ffnet which number 80,000+, and sppf is nearing 150,000 in itself! I'm going to have to enlist the help of every able writer out there to get this sorted. =p
    Dear God...
    Doesn't that site provide any information on the poster?
    EDIT: Apparently not ;;
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sydian View Comment
    I would be ****ing pissed. My fic that I started upon joining got plagiarized once. They tried to make it a bit more different than this kid did, but yeah...didn't fool me. And it's odd since my fic wasn't nearly as good as yours haha.
    Aww don't sell yourself short! Your fic is amazing! ^_^
    You have a fan-fic? O_o

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 7:07 PM by Echidna Echidna is offline
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    Ludger's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    I would be ****ing pissed. My fic that I started upon joining got plagiarized once. They tried to make it a bit more different than this kid did, but yeah...didn't fool me. And it's odd since my fic wasn't nearly as good as yours haha.

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 6:59 PM by Ludger Ludger is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

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    Originally Posted by Miss Doronjo View Comment
    Ergh, yeah, it's pretty deplorable on how this was blatantly plagiarized.

    And no, I don't know the kid, but, I hope he learns a big lesson from this.

    I've seen plagiarism on even worse magnitudes, when a girl stole another's painting from deviantart and submitted it for a Scholastic competition. Let's just say, the results were... bad for her.

    Ah, devontart deviantart. That place is known to have a good number of cases of plagiarising on it. =/

    Ah well. We'll see what happens about it I suppose? Not much I can do besides wait anyway rn.

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    Ok now go through the IPs of each of the 32,494 views on your fan fic, back-trace each one (crime tv show style), until you find one that is either registered in that name, or leading to a spot where people actually give their kids that name...

    That was a mean joke but I'll keep it for reference lmao. ;;

    Oh please. It'd take a lot more work than that! I don't even have access to IPs on ffnet which number views of 80,000+, and sppf is nearing 150,000 in itself! I'm going to have to enlist the help of every able writer out there to get this sorted. =p

    But in all seriousness I do hope the site goes and contacts the kid about it. It's basically one of the big sins in writing (pc has a perma-infraction for it for example, and one can argue that's too soft for it) and it can also be very upsetting for someone to find out their own hard work was stolen. I'm not too fussed here but that's only because of the circumstance and that this is the 4th/5th time of such an occurrence happening. I just rather the kid not do it again and understand why stealing = bad with stories (or for that matter art, etc).

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 6:56 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
    Updated April 10th, 2013 at 7:13 PM by bobandbill
  11. Old Comment
    Echidna's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    Ok now go through the IPs of each of the 32,494 views on your fan fic, back-trace each one (crime tv show style), until you find one that is either registered in that name, or leading to a spot where people actually give their kids that name...

    That was a mean joke but I'll keep it for reference lmao. ;;
    Apologies in advance if you read this and are named Hubert! No hard feelings.

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 6:47 PM by Echidna Echidna is offline
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    Miss Doronjo's Avatar

    Plagiarism strikes again!

    Ergh, yeah, it's pretty deplorable on how this was blatantly plagiarized. :(

    And no, I don't know the kid, but, I hope he learns a big lesson from this.

    I've seen plagiarism on even worse magnitudes, when a girl stole another's painting from deviantart and submitted it for a Scholastic competition. Let's just say, the results were... bad for her. :(

    Posted April 10th, 2013 at 6:34 PM by Miss Doronjo Miss Doronjo is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#28: $$$)

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    Originally Posted by TwilightBlade View Comment
    I was expecting Kesha, Iunno, I am warped.

    Very good song though! My childhood. Or rather, my mom turning up the stereo very loudly and making the walls shake. But still good music!

    Well... I don't anticipate featuring any Kesha in the near future, I'll say that much. I suppose the title of $$$ is why; was kinda a lazy effort there. Ah well.
    Quote:
    I enjoy that song and the guitar solos a lot (recognized it having heard it on radio several times). I don't remember the dialogue at the end, ah well. XD
    I imagine the dialogue was maybe not on radio versions? It could have been cut for a radio version given the song is meant to lead into another, while by itself it maybe doesn't work quite as well. But then if it's not that easy to hear it's probably also not too easy to remember... especially compared to the other features of the song.

    Posted March 14th, 2013 at 3:40 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    Bay Alexison's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#28: $$$)

    I enjoy that song and the guitar solos a lot (recognized it having heard it on radio several times). I don't remember the dialogue at the end, ah well. XD

    Posted March 13th, 2013 at 7:38 PM by Bay Alexison Bay Alexison is offline
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    TwilightBlade's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#28: $$$)

    I was expecting Kesha, Iunno, I am warped.

    Very good song though! My childhood. Or rather, my mom turning up the stereo very loudly and making the walls shake. But still good music!

    Posted March 12th, 2013 at 7:06 AM by TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#27: Guitar the solo do not steal)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexOzzyCake View Comment
    Was that friend Blade by any chance? ;p

    This song is a great representation of Sonic music, it has the exact feeling you need from such a fast-paced and energetic game without being too overpowering so you lose concentration. From a non-gaming point of view it's a little repetitive, but what else would you expect from a level music track haha. Otherwise it's a great song and I especially love the subtle bass solos. Good choice!

    Nope! As said by Bay it was with someone else.

    Yeah, I suppose it is a good example of it. Thankfully sonic music has mostly been good over the years.

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    I know the Sega logo came from Mia! XD Anyways, pretty fun sounding track there! Indeed good music if you're in a rush.
    It's also a better choice than the timer music. That tune when you're about to drown, that is... that'd just worry you to heck. @_@

    Posted February 6th, 2013 at 9:11 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#26: What sort of burritos do they have in spain?)

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    Originally Posted by Bay Alexison View Comment
    Yay more The Doors. Concerning the second song, yeah the lyrics are silly at best but music is pretty awesome.
    Silly at best might be too kind there. =p

    Don't think I'll choose another Doors song for a while now, that's a good bit covered.

    Posted February 6th, 2013 at 8:35 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#24: Should have trusted the reviews)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bay Alexison View Comment
    Yay, Hotel California! Never tired of that song, lol.
    With that guitar solo and general music all round, who could? =D

    Posted February 6th, 2013 at 8:33 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#23: Dem eyebrows)

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    Originally Posted by Bay Alexison View Comment
    I watched the animated Spanish subtitles vid version and the animation is cute. LOL Mega Man is another game series my dad has and some of the images from the game I remember seeing him playing through.
    Your dad played a lot of good video games it seems!

    Posted February 6th, 2013 at 8:29 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
  20. Old Comment
    Bay Alexison's Avatar

    A Music Blog (#26: What sort of burritos do they have in spain?)

    Yay more The Doors. Concerning the second song, yeah the lyrics are silly at best but music is pretty awesome.

    Posted February 6th, 2013 at 7:50 PM by Bay Alexison Bay Alexison is offline

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