"Hello," she lied.

"Hello," she lied

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JUNE 9, 2009 6:19PM

Busted! Digg found these near-duplicates of your story:

Rate: 55 Flag

 

We think your story might be a duplicate of one that was submitted by someone else. -- digg

 

Okay, since I'm new here I thought I should be a good OS citizen and do the digg/reddit thing with some favorite posts. Starting today. Registering is easy enough. The difficult part is finding a piece of work to digg that isn't fully or partially a duplicate of someone else's work. Have you people no shame? Even Sarah Palin credits Newt Gingrich when she delivers his speeches.

 

According to digg, Con Chapman's "Happy Hour at the Goodall Institute" is disturbingly similar to "Chimps Mentally Map Fruit Trees" and "The human side of the story of Jesus."

 

We don't need digg to point out that Mr. Mustard's "Possums...Demon Squirrels and Euflexxa" is basically just a cut-and-paste from "Strathspey cottages, Castles in Scotland," and "100 best tux avatars you should not miss (part 1)."  

 

Behind Blue Eyes' The Lazy OSer Way to Digg and Reddit has evidently been lifted in part from "Microsoft Exposed: Perception management team on Digg/Reddit," "Monday Recipes: Healthy Breakfast Ideas" and "Russian Nesting Dolls Icon Set." Lazy? You think? Those breakfast ideas are "healthful," not "healthy."

 

Verbal Remedy, just how much of "Dad's Legendary Taffy Apples" did you plagiarize from this dugg story: GI Porn!!! (in which Cobra Commander debates if it's caramel or butterscotch...")? And what kind of kink is GI?

 

Digging Rob St. Amant's  "The Graveyard Book: Mysteries and Allusions" turned up a duplicate review of "The Ten Year Nap" submitted by Betsy's Book Club. I'm going to give Rob the benefit of the doubt here; posting as both Rob and Betsy is bound to create some confusion. That said, there is no excuse whatsoever for his having plagiarized his forwarding post. ("My first book review" = "nano gigapan of Ant Head"). 

 

Most upsetting: mistercomedy's "the greatest award show moment -- ever" copped an Editors' Pick that may rightfully belong to "Ittadi Bangladesh Number One TV Magazine." Way to rip off a struggling third world entertainment writer. What's next? Evicting the Slumdog Millionaire kids from their Mumbai lean-tos?

 

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Uncredited source of an EP post? Ask digg.

 

And that's just today's crop of attempted diggs/suspected plagiarists. I am more than disillusioned. I am heartsick.

This just in:

Needless to say, The Squirrel's "I Think I Just Blew Alan" turned up a dozen squirrels who have blown ten Alans and an unspecified number of Allens. But there is no suggestion of plagiarisum, so that's good.

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[hanging my head in shame...shuffling off into the corner...admitting my entire writing life is a sham...confessing to stealing all my best work from Judith Krantz novels...breaking down weeping...clawing at own eyes with sharpened nails...gnashing teeth with the best gnashin' I can do...]

LMAO
Me too. I'll sit in a pew Pout Chair.
I digg. Listen to `jimgalt's Nattali?
I no comprehend audacious ingles.
Oh, not in a- 1,000 days and nights.
Who will say they can comprehend?
teardrop, laughter, rain, sun, smile!
no eat supper with clammy feet tho!
Okay, since I'm new here...

I kinda think you have the hang of things... :-)
How did you find out my secret to writing? I'll soon cut and paste an apology. : ) Seriously funny!
This explains everything . . .
I dugg it!

Of course, first I had to swear that it was not a story about the Top 10 Worst Marketing Gaffs Ever; 5 Diabolical Animals that Out-Witted Humans; The best way not to unsell your house; Relax, breath and enjoy life; Buying a car a'll about forward planning'; Creative & Funny Shipping Notice [PIC]; SEO Guide for Real Estate Agents; Books for three year olds; Indie Music Blog: Enlighten Yourself; Digg Spam Fail; womens hair loss; This is probably the most well-placed airport runway ever; The Sideways Tornado; or Blog Posting Softwares Review.

After that, I was home free.
"Evicting the Slumdog Millionaire kids from their Mumbai lean-tos?"

How did you get a copy of my 'Career goals for the next five years'? I just submitted it!!!!!!!

God!!! Nothing is sacred anymore. ~weeping, running from the room, stage left~
Am I ever glad I didn't rip off someone's post today...
HA HA HA! Yes! I used Digg once to post an essay of my own (for shame) and it suggested the same kind of random lots as probable duplicates. Never went back. This piece is billiant, HSL. Obviously AI has a looooong way to go~
"Hello" she lied, now it all makes sense.

There is obviously an "inner circle" here on OS who rate each others work to get an EP and because there stuff pops up a lot on the cover, I read it. Sometimes it's poop and sometimes it's brilliant and I'm like, "How can this be the same writer?"

Mystery solved: Copy pasta!

Just makes me laugh at these plagarizers and their "in the know" OS fans flagging and dissing my blog for lack of morality and foul content when they are stealing the work of other peoples lack of morality and foul content and rating it -- it's so worm dirty yet they judge!

"Hello," she lied, thanks for digging up the bodies.

definitely rated
This is some serious funny! :)
HAHA! Very funny! (yes, my comment is plagiarized.....DOH!)
Very funny, hello. Thanks for your "good boy."
So, from whom did you copy and past this very, very funny post? Rated!
Hello she lied- intrepid investigative reporter- always on the beat!

Awesome post.
Great post on a quirky aspect of digg!
Don't think I haven't noticed that you're all tapdancing around the issue of Verbal Remedy's obsession with GI Porn. I want to know: is it military or gastrointestinal?
God. With Verbal? It could be either. It could be...both! Military gastrointestinal porn. Something about swallowing GI Joe dolls or...putting them...ahem....places.
JustJuli - LMAO! ack.... and choking on same dolls.... *pfft!*

Classic, Ms she lied.
peece!
dj
Oh I am so.....shocked. LMAO!!
Looks like we dugg a hole for ourselves.
This is great. I've been "digging" for a few weeks, and you have managed to put a very funny spin on that annoying "might be a duplicate" thing.

RATED
my GOODNESS, that was hilarious. :-)
thank god for me, there's only one alan.
I am pissed, my stuff isn't good enough to rate being accused of being "borrowed"? Hell, I even titled one post A Modest Proposal ( a parody of Jonathan Swift). I'm gonna have to start writing about American Idol, I guess.

I will admit, though, a former OSer once accused me of stealing his stuff. He got so insistent, I finally had to tell him I'd never even been to his blog. I didn't want to hurt his feelings, and apparently I didn't 'cause he didn't believe me.
Tom Cordle, you're a sly one alright, but your "A Modest Proposal" is not copied from the source you think you copied it from. Digg suggests: "All About Gastric Bypass Results/Women's Health" and
"Gay Penquins book banned from children's library." I am not making this up. (I'm borrowing that line from Dave Barry.)
This is very interesting, I am new here too, I came over from open forum. Since I read your post, I found myself reading some of the more popular posts. I am not sure if you have picked this up as well, some of the bloggers have multiple names and are commenting on their on posts under the other name. The writing style is exactly the same as they try to cover with word plays and such. See if you can find some, it makes reading some of the posts a little more interesting. I hope that it is just for fun and there is not a person out there with a severe case of DID dissociative identity disorder. I enjoy most of the writers here, it is a nice community, for the most part.
This falls in the "you gotta be shittin' me" category. Jonathan Swift and I will now forever be associated with Gastric Bypass and Gay Penguins.

I'm reminded of a cartoon (citation: Jake Vest, Orlando Sentinel) with the following dialog:

"Aren't you worried about Artificial Intelligence putting you out of job?"

"Nope, but if the they ever come up with Artificial Ignorance, I'm in big trouble."

Looks like Artificial Ignorance has arrived.
Loved your story, by the way. Wouldn't it be great to have some clones of ourselves whose sole job was to search the archives of our favorite sites for buried treasure?
If you steal these ideas from yourself do you still have to Digg two graves? You are seriously funny. No, seriously.
I highly doubt that anyone on this site would plagiarize. I recently blogged this as an example:


"We think your story might be a duplicate of one that was submitted by someone else. -- digg



Okay, since I'm new here I thought I should be a good OS citizen and do the digg/reddit thing with some favorite posts. Starting today. Registering is easy enough. The difficult part is finding a piece of work to digg that isn't fully or partially a duplicate of someone else's work. Have you people no shame? Even Sarah Palin credits Newt Gingrich when she delivers his speeches.



According to digg, Con Chapman's "Happy Hour at the Goodall Institute" is disturbingly similar to "Chimps Mentally Map Fruit Trees" and "The human side of the story of Jesus."



We don't need digg to point out that Mr. Mustard's "Possums...Demon Squirrels and Euflexxa" is basically just a cut-and-paste from "Strathspey cottages, Castles in Scotland," and "100 best tux avatars you should not miss (part 1)."



Behind Blue Eyes' The Lazy OSer Way to Digg and Reddit has evidently been lifted in part from "Microsoft Exposed: Perception management team on Digg/Reddit," "Monday Recipes: Healthy Breakfast Ideas" and "Russian Nesting Dolls Icon Set." Lazy? You think? Even Republicans can't miss the irony.



Verbal Remedy, just how much of "Dad's Legendary Taffy Apples" did you plagiarize from this dugg story: GI Porn!!! (in which Cobra Commander debates if it's caramel or butterscotch...")? And what kind of kink is GI?



Digging Rob St. Amant's "The Graveyard Book: Mysteries and Allusions" turned up a duplicate review of "The Ten Year Nap" submitted by Betsy's Book Club. I'm going to give Rob the benefit of the doubt here; posting as both Rob and Betsy is bound to create some confusion. That said, there is no excuse whatsoever for his having plagiarized his forwarding post. ("My first book review" = "nano gigapan of Ant Head").



Most upsetting: mistercomedy's "the greatest award show moment -- ever" copped an Editors' Pick that may rightfully belong to "Ittadi Bangladesh Number One TV Magazine." Way to rip off a struggling third world entertainment writer. What's next? Evicting the Slumdog Millionaire kids from their Mumbai lean-tos?





Uncredited source of an EP post? Ask digg.



And that's just today's crop of attempted diggs/suspected plagiarists. I am more than disillusioned. I am heartsick.

This just in:

Needless to say, The Squirrel's "I Think I Just Blew Alan" turned up a dozen squirrels who have blown ten Alans and an unspecified number of Allens. But there is no suggestion of plagiarisum, so that's good."
Oh, this is sad & tragic. I rated Squirel's "I think I just blew Alan" when I thought only he wrote it. Tsk. tsk.
This is as strange as what one stat tracking site told me about search terms that had led people to my posts....stuff like poodles eating pasta and checkered curtains and other odd stuff.
I'm thinking GI Porn would make my stomach hurt ...
Fantastic - you are the new face (and such a pretty one) of journalistic integrity. Myself, I find it so much easier just to find a really good post on OS and reprint it, in its entirety, as mine. Don't tell anyone.
Are you serious? I'm totally opposed to plagiarism.

But if my wife found out I blew Allen and Alan... and the Squirrel?

I think we'd all have to get married. In Vermont.
i like to think of my piece as an homage to "Ittadi Bangladesh Number One TV Magazine," not plagiarism...