ATTRIBUTION: Read and follow
I wanted to say I think for the most part we engage in intelligent, thought-out discourse about basketball, specifically the NBA and the NBA Draft, on this site. That's obvious.
But one thing really concerns me: There seem to be some members of this site who will post an article or even a paragraph from an article on this message board without attributing where they copied and pasted from. That is plagiarism. No, you're not going to get an F on a paper or sent to the honor council or even banned from the message board for it.
Still, authors deserve their credit. And frankly, I think many people on the board would love to check out the same sites that you found the information you're posting.
I'm going to start deleting unattributed material I see on this board. Please, at the very least, include at the top of a post "This is from Jeff Goodman at FoxSports" or, ideally, a link to the original article.
I think you owe it to these authors. It's a sign of respect and professionalism.
WHOOO WHOOO WHOOO!!!!!!!! Yea man. This crap is annoying because if there is no credit given, it makes me think that this guy has written a great article.
I'm also going to regularly be checking out comments marked "Flag as offensive" and banning spambots and warning users who can't seem to keep their language within reasonable bounds.
So if you see anything you think deserves to be called out, use the "Flag as offensive" button in the bottom right corner of the post.
More than reasonable and long adue. Any respectable site would take the same course of action. No warning is necassary but thanks for the heads up. As a long term user of the site Ill start flagging these users who dont comply and Im sure other users will to as they are probally a liability to the long term success to this forums reputation.
Ummm. Ill give ya a golf clap for that one. But still a great thing.
If you can't get the spammers late at night, then I'll do it for you......
For the low price of 3 rubies and a turkey and cheese sandwich.
This attribution notice looks strickingly similar to one that I posted on the website I am in charge of...
Of all examples, why Jeff Goodman? He sucks big time...LOL... He wrote an article that the Bulls should have taken Beasley over Rose... Charley Rosenn should have been your example... Anyway, if I post an article from any other website, I usually put the name of the author... So it's cool...
LOL. I think this topic is mainly directed to thetruth, lol....copy & paste king, haha
The Truth usually does that
This plagiarism issue was something I noticed awhile back. Nice to see this getting taken care of.
I hate that there are some users advertising stuff like shoes and other stuff. But yes plagarism is a big thing going on this website and nice to see it being taken care of.
Did you come up with that response yourself.... or is there a english teacher out there that you are forgetting to thank?
Except from certain sites right....What are the sites that we can't post articles from?
That the whole, "Can't post draftexpress stuff" is a joke right?
After reading it, first of all i had a heart felt laugh. But what ever you said is true.....