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2-04-2012 @ 8:13PM
One more thing: Don't freaking copy someone's background info from one of those sources, change the names, and then try to pass off that RSP as your own character, backstory, and written work in general.Had someone walk into my guild's IC meeting a couple weeks ago wanting to join. I opened the MRP, read the backstory tab, and realized it was my own words. Not just a similar concept to my Outland-born Human paladin with mother issues, but literally took the first 2 paragraphs of my backstory; they only changed character names. When confronted, they claimed it was their significant other who had leveled the character and filled in the RSP for them--and got the story idea from Skyrim, to boot. This person had already caused other trouble for another guild, so we didn't believe them. They didn't seem to understand, either, how serious such things like TOS breaking and plagiarism could be--I flat told the player at one point that they were lucky this was just hobby writing, and not something I make money or academic rep from.
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