Is yahoo answers plagiarism?
Topic: Just in case survival book
July 20, 2019 / By Jayde Question:
In asking someone else's opinions/ideas on here about an essay and then incorporating them into the essay, is it plagiarism? Should I reference the questions i ask?
Best Answers: Is yahoo answers plagiarism?
Eve | 6 days ago
I like this question.
It's a subtle thing. If you ask a question, and I answer you, and you really think about what I said and take it into your own store of information, then it's just being taught to you, and you are learning it, just like if you asked your mother, or a teacher. But if you copy and paste without learning, then it's cheating and it's useless to you, too.
I don't know about plagiarism. I thought that had to do with published, copyrighted material.
When you come here, people are telling you because they want you to know. So it's not like sneaking up on someone and stealing their manuscript and publishing it yourself. I don't think when you ask for information and people give it to you and you use it, that it's called "plagiarism." And I don't think you have to quote the source in these cases.
But think about the difference between cheating and learning! We ALL learn from others. There's no other way!! Well, except when you go out on your own into the woods and cut a path for yourself or something.
Homo Sapiens is a species whose whole survival strategy is co-operating in groups. We have to know the same things and each generation that comes a long has more to learn! Now I'm starting to ramble... but DO use YA ... not to just pass a test or hand in a paper, but to learn from all of us.
It's part of my nature to teach, It's in our genes. I'm 67, I love to share my knowledge!!! It's not wrong! It's what we do! And it's not wrong for you to learn from us.
We teach, you learn!!! So learn!!!! You are lucky to have YA!! And it's so good that you are concerned about this. You are smart, and have ethics!
PS, so as you can see, I don't agree with those first two guys. That would be true if you were quoting from a book.This isn't a book. Too bad! Wouldn't it be great if I were making money on each answer!
AND, you know what else? there are TONS of WRONG answers on YA! It's really quite amazing how people pontificate about things they don't know enough about. I really try to say when I'm not sure, but most people don't. I've seen many WRONG answers get voted as Best Answer!!!
And I am sure about what I am saying here.
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Originally Answered: Should Yahoo answers disabled the report button for all users so only non Bias Yahoo mods can report the questions and answers?
Y staff do not moderate YA, WE do - we are all Community Moderators and this is the hundredth time explaining this
thousands of violations pouring in every day - there are 200 million of us and only a handful of Y employees - just think about that for a minute...
and try to figure out how fast Yahoo would have to close down YA due to it being overrun by spam and trolls, not to mention porn and extremely explicit and vulgar sexual content
trusted members EARNED that trust and the ability to delete what they report by ACCURATELY reporting thousands of violations with almost none being overturned on appeal
those who report poorly quickly lose their status at trusted members
why do you think that a Q is immune from being reported once it has a BA? - there is no statute of limitations on violations - ones from eight years ago are reportable and should be reported as no one wants to do a search and find an old post with porn or racism in it!
this is why we need to see the WHOLE post:
Who do you think the intended audience is?
What are three things the writer does to reach that audience?
What appears to be the writers purpose?
And lastly do you think the writer achieves that purpose? Why?
Best answer and ten points to whoever can all answer the questions I stated in this question :-)"
this is clearly a solicitation for homework, given the formality of the long list of questions you asked under the main header - your one answer showing in the cache is a violation but that person knows you are soliciting homework
then you defiantly posted it again but left out the list of questions, but turned it into a rant violation by lashing out at the douchebag who reported it
well, guess what, that douchebag is no douchebag but a seasoned reporter who knew this was a violation and lo and behold, you lost your appeal
145 appeals on 145 violations or 145 appeals on this one? either way, that should tell you you need to figure out what you're doing in this site
which could no longer plagiarism. Your pal appeared for information on YA - she ought to have executed so in a public library too or requested random strangers. it ought to easily count number as plagiarism if she copied lengthy paragraphs without giving a source link.
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If you incorporated anyone's work into your work, even if it's another answer on Yahoo! Answers, cite it, and use quotation marks. If that person has citations on his work, add that as well.
P.S. This is for all cases, not just books!
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It depends how you use the information. Any time you directly cut and paste, without using quotes, it can be considered plagarism. And, yes, you should ALWAYS cite your sources and references.
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