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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.
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