Big Brother is Watching You - My Guideline to Not being Tagged a Content Thief

in Project HOPE5 months ago (edited)

I will try my best to make this as short as I can while making my point clear on the issue of plagiarism and spinning on the steem/hive blockchain.

Today, the urge to write about plagiarism and how not to get yourself into trouble with the Big Brother here on hive/steem just kept ringing in my heart following that a few members of the Project hope community have been on the radar of Big Brother for Plagiarism, Spamming and Spinning.

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The Steem/Hive Big Brother is watching

Writing a post doesn’t have to be as long and boring as writing your final year project, thesis or term paper, who wants to read a boring and long post either ways? For me, I do not even like posts that are too serious as they make me sleep (Just speaking for myself). Like a friend would always say, “there is no perfect writer and we are all a work in progress”, writing a post on steem and hive doesn’t have to be as rigid as writing an employment letter or sending a proposal to the FDA to approve, it just needs to be free and from you even though you had to do researches. When you fail in this aspect first, you are already on the radar of the Big Brother.

Steemit/Hive is not a home to come make quick money because you see the dollar sign beneath a lot of post, it is a place to incentivize user for doing what they love to do best which means if you love writing, there is a home for you, If you love vlogging, then you are welcome, if you are an artist or photographer, this place can fully accommodate you, if you are a sport man, then your sweat is worth rewarding.

What Big Brother Detest;

Not doing Your Home Work/Failing in your Home work

You can write, you can sing, vlog, post pictures and do many more things but one thing Big Brother do not like on Hive and Steem is not doing your homework or not doing it properly. Here, Ignorance is not an excuse. The fact that you did not know that plagiarism is bad is a bad thing, it looks like you are trying to fool Big Brother and Big Brother doesn’t like being fooled. Just like when we were in elementary school, most of us had our homework done by our parent, guardians and family members which to us wasn’t a crime, provided we got good grades but the days when we got bad grades and our teachers asked us why we failed, we just tell them “my parent did it for me”. The question is why should your parent, guardian or relative do your homework for you? Just like your teacher didn’t like hearing that someone did your assignment for you, so does Big Brother hates this excuse that someone wrote your post for you. “Nobody should give you posts small brother, if you can’t write it yourself, then don’t write at all” Big Brother will say.

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Stealing and False Ownership

Let me make this very easy for you; do you know that contents labeled free for reuse aren’t yours? Did you think it was yours because you were told you can reuse them? C’mon, you can do better. Giving you my car to cruise around town doesn’t give you automatic ownership of my car, you still have to reference me when the police ask for the papers of the car. This is just the same thing with posting on Hive/Steem. The fact that you extracted something from a page, blog or book or website and don’t reference them already makes you a content thief and Big Brother don’t like thieves. Reference every work that isn’t yours from photographs, videos and other contents. Failure to reference the original source or owners of the contents mean you admit that you completely own the content.

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Plagiarism, Spinning and Spamming

Let me look a little into spamming. Hey, greeting Good morning 15 times because you saw me 15 times between 11:00 AM and 11:59 AM is Spamming, don’t you know I have better things to use my ears for? Just the same way I do not like people spamming my ears with unnecessary and repeated talks, so does Big Brother detest spamming. Spamming is bad but Spamming for reward farming is worse (Why not go buy mine Bitcoin instead).

Aside spamming, one thing that gets a lot of users into trouble with Big Brother is plagiarism and Spinning which in literal words mean copy/pasting another authors work (Plagiarism), and stylishly changing part of speeches in the work to make it look original (Spinning). Don’t tell Big Brother you made a reference to a post that was completely plagiarized because Big Brother knows that what you wrote is someone else’s intellectual property and expects you to add a lot of originality instead of completely copying the posts. You can read to understand the rules guiding plagiarism here

What If Big Brother Catches Me

Judgment in this case depends on Big Brother but one thing you should not do to Big Brother is tell Lies. Before making any complain or replying on the discord group, be sure that you have checked properly. Big Brother only gives second chance to sincere people and the procedure is dependent on which of the Big Brothers caught you (Hive/Steem).

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Writing a post doesn’t have to be as long and boring as writing your final year project, thesis or term paper, who wants to read a boring and long post either ways? For me, I do not even like posts that are too serious as they make me sleep (Just speaking for myself).

This is my true principle, sometimes I only read half of it because the text is so long.
Honestly I prefer to leave traces (comments) on posts that are brief and meaningful. Your post is quite interesting for reading @gbenga.

Thank you do much for writing this, a lot of people may not be informed about this action especially new users

I totally agree with you, not knowing the rules does not excuse us, besides as you say it is something we already know since we were kids, what is not ours we should give it its name and make reference to who did it. Many may fall for ignorance or at some point they have forgotten to place the source, I do not criticize, but it is best to be informed and before starting to publish know what the rules of the game.

It is best to inform people than criticize, a lot of people do not even know that plagiarism is bad and they just want to create content. Thanks for reading

That's right, they fall for it without a clue!

It is a good thing you have taken the pain to put this together, I think we all need to hear this and take caution.

Yes, it is really important that we take caution. Understanding that both on steem and hive, intellectual properties are respected will help.

These big brothers are taking their jobs seriously, I wish they could slow down a little bit on handling first time offenders though** but thanks for the guide.

I think the ones on hive are more fierce but at the same time, they still give room for a second chance.

Hmmm, I think if we want to benefit from the system then we must play by the rules of the big brothers like you call them.

Yes. In other to benefit from the system, we just have to obey the rules and soon they become part of us.

@gbenga very nice article , yes we should not copy paste some one else property , its an identity theft in my eyes. we should check all our content once.

Sure. Some people do not know it is bad while others just doing thinking they won't get caught.

Solid read.
Resteemed already. Upvote on the way :)

ps. I've pinned it to the top of PH community, to get some extra exposure.

Thanks a lot for the support.

 5 months ago 

Dear @gbenga

Thank you for this great piece of work buddy. I will do my best to promote this post within our community.

It's important to ensure that people who we collaborate with are well educated within that aspect and that they understand what is our PH community approach towards plagiarism.

Yours, Piotr

In a community like this, if post aren't plagiarized, we will trust contents submitted and won't be supporting stolen contents.

Very nice post. You should crosspost in the Community Steemit Explained.

I will do that. Thanks for the advice

Hi @gbenga

First of all I like the way you put the words on the post. For a moment I felt like I am reading a notice on notice board. Haha.lol.

Indeed a nice post and I too against plagiarism. Hope our community follow it strictly.

I am glad you liked the way the post was constructed. I hope we can all have a plagiarized free community.

Wow, this is really good @gbenga
I've given reesteem, I think it's necessary to read it.
I think there may be an image of writing as something exclusive to scholars, great connoisseurs of an area, etc. And it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. We can write about anything. And it doesn't have to be something of 5,000 words either. The length of a piece of writing doesn't mean it's going to be good. It's just that it can be boring... to many.

To me, reading long posts are just so boring just the same way i find movies that are above 45 minutes boring. I believe in simplicity while making sense.

This is indeed a great development by @project.hope since this will surely make us get post spammers, spinners and plagiarist abusing the Steemit/hive platform. I always feel dejected when some users make use of the other people's posts to make money for themselves without considering the amount of research conducted by the original poster. The worst part of it all is the fact that some users still go ahead and support or upvote such content despite knowing it's a plagiarized content.

I hope users caught by Big Brother will surely be subjected to their required discipline or punishment to avoid more users taking part in such act repeatedly. I'll also suggest there should be a strict penalty for old Steemit users found guilty.

Thanks for sharing this great post with love from @hardaeborla and I hope you have a great day ahead 💕❤️💖💖❤️💕💕❤️💖

Thanks a lot for your comment @hardaeborla, some people do it without knowing it is a crime while some will still argue that they own the content. Big Brother isn't friendly at all on hive and i guess they are just the same on steem

Hi @gbenga, I liked reading you
Your work is really interesting, it leaves us very productive information for all of us. In particular, I am of the opinion that the published works should definitely be generated by us under the premise of research and information consultation, the length of which must be in accordance with the topic to be treated. Excellent work

Excellent post. I like a lot see articles like this around here, because the good and original content must be rewarded. And you have a lot of reason in what you write, I think many of those who commit plagiarism are those who come to this network believing that they will be rewarded just for creating content. And I think that is something that many are still not clear about.

"Steemit/Hive is not a home to come make quick money because you see the dollar sign beneath a lot of post, it is a place to incentivize user for doing what they love to do best which means if you love writing, there is a home for you, If you love vlogging, then you are welcome, if you are an artist or photographer, this place can fully accommodate you, if you are a sport man, then your sweat is worth rewarding."

I think that what you write is one of the most valuable points of your article. Because here we have the freedom to be creative and to some extent respond to our own editorial laws. Crypto genealogy applies not only to exchange but to everything that has become. Hive and Steemit are examples of this.

Thanks for this great work. See you in a next article, keep goin.

Great article but quite hard to detect so some people are getting away with it...

Upvoted FULLY ! (I hope you did not copy paste this post :D)

Hahaha... i do not copy paste posts, so be sure it is 100% original. Thanks for the support, i hope other people can learn how to write good posts without plagiarising.

Thank you so much for putting this great post together, it is going to be a guide for us.

It is crucial that sanity be brought to this ProjectHope community which is already a top community on Steem blockchain as far as engagement is concerned. Thanks for putting this up.

Excellent post, it is healthy to constantly remind both new users and those with the greatest attitude and more especially after these changes that the platform has undergone.

It's quite possible that some of the "new" writers on this platform do not fully understand that plagiarism is a crime.

Thanks for getting the message out. And thanks for at least giving any violators a second chance. Let's hope they learn, and learn quickly!

It's very interesting but I still have doubts about it

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