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    Default Has anyone consciously plagiarized in a paper before?

    I have not nor will I not. Not really on ethical grounds, although it is a pretty shitty thing to do, but because the consequences are far greater than getting a shitty grade.

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    I once submitted a 132 page bio project that was entirely plagiarised from wikipedia but i don't think that counts.

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    I've been accused of plagiarism and I've discreetly written Wikipedia articles in my own words for smaller projects but apart from that, never.

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    I have a tendency to not plagiarize but... expand on someone else's idea. For example I once did an entire paper by breaking down a Charles Lindbergh speech and expanding on it point by point.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    i pick the wiki articles in english and translate them to french. though that actually requires more work than putting something together from the info you gather. i translated buddy rich's biography for a music paper once. it was like 2 pages and it took me 2-3 hours. :/


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    google translate?

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    no kirbx, it would be totally shitty. i'm bilingual so i translate myself


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    you just fix whats wrong and there you go

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    I'm trilingual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    you just fix whats wrong and there you go
    nah i prefer doing the whole thing so that it has a trace of my writing style in it and it doesn't look too plagiarized

    and on some occasions when i actually did write something myself, from scratch, i got downgraded because my papers 'looked plagiarized'. i can never win ._.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    132 page project?
    132 page project

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    What was the bio project about?
    Originally made by LM:


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    Never, I'm strangely opposed to the idea and always have been. I feel more guilty doing it than I would stealing from a shop or molesting an unwilling member of the Hispanic race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixie View Post
    What was the bio project about?
    Classification

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    I want to see Rayne type 132 pages about PD.

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    I dunno, what do you count as plagarism? Research is just copying from a bunch of essays and then drawing your own conclusions, to put it really bluntly. You need to be at PHD level to truly have the qualifications to start from scratch. I've never passed off someone else's work as mine, but I sure as heck use a lot of it to cobble together my own.

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    I didn't type anything. I literally copy pasted everything I could find on the topic from wikipedia with a few pictures.

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    People who edit wikpedia are losers.

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    People who copy from Wikipedia are getting help FROM those losers.
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    90% of any good wiki articles are locked from editing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight the dark Espeon View Post
    People who copy from Wikipedia are getting help FROM those losers.
    Has Midnight the dark Espeon just DESTROYED Rayne? Is he the beacon of light PD has been waiting for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight the dark Espeon View Post
    People who copy from Wikipedia are getting help FROM those losers.
    Losers exist so that people can take advantage of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    Losers exist so that people can take advantage of them.
    I can take advantage of you.
    No deal.

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    Why are you pretending to be a spambot, Kirby?

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