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1-24-2009 @ 5:55PM
Please give credit to the Elitest Jerks forum/Manly for this blatant rip off article from the 'New Arcane Thread'.
1-24-2009 @ 6:37PM
Yeah, no kidding.
1-24-2009 @ 7:20PM
Yeah, I got this too. The writer of this article needs to read a thing or two on plagiarism.
1-24-2009 @ 8:13PM
Manly's post is a fantastic source of info for me and I'd assume a whole slew of other Mages. In writing this column, I frequent elitist jerks and several other invaluable repositories of Mage wisdom, and you're absolutely right in saying that I need to give more credit to those sources than I do. That's an oversight I intend to rectify in the future. I most certainly didn't plagiarize anything he wrote, though.Looking at his post and mine, I notice that he mentions the two schools of thought on using Evocation (admittedly, in far more detail than I did), and he uses the same raiding spec that I (and a great deal of other Arcane Mages) do. He also mentions the "Arcane Shatter" trick/strategy. All of those things are pretty commonly-found bits of Mage knowledge on the internet these days. Posting general information here that other people have also posted elsewhere may make me unoriginal, but it certainly doesn't make me a plagiarist. If I were to cut and paste his writing wholesale, or use his information and theroycraft exclusively without citing said information, that would be plagiarism.Please be careful bandying about with that term. It's a serious charge, and one that I take care every week--writing on an internet thick with more Mage-writers than you can shake a wand at--to avoid.
1-25-2009 @ 9:14PM
So what you're saying is that yes, you did take information straight from the thread, but no you will not credit them for their research and testing. Additionally, in the future you might credit the places where you get information from?I have no issue with posting strats/builds/whatever. I think its good. There is obviously value to you in the 'various mage sites' you visit.It doesn't need to be exact cut and paste to be plagiarism. "If I were to cut and paste his writing wholesale, or use his information and theroycraft exclusively without citing said information, that would be plagiarism."Even though it is the internet, creators of information should probably be given credit.
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