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