“Netiquette represents the importance of proper manners and behaviour online. In general, netiquette is the set of professional and social etiquettes practiced and advocated in electronic communication over any computer network. Although the specific rules governing netiquette may be different depending on the forum being used, it is equally applicable to blogging.” ~Techopedia.com
GC talks about the similarities between plagiarism and using part of someone else’s article to create your own article. Hardly fair dinkum, and it’s an occurrence that has affected him on more than one occasion.
A few weeks ago I noticed that one of GC’s The Main Aisle followers had left a comment that read Re-blogged this on… (her site name).
The person’s article began with the words A Re-Blog; upon reading the article, I realised this was nothing like a re-blog. It appeared as though the blogger had copied and pasted a large section of GC’s article, and it now formed the basis of her own.
Last week, GC wrote an article on ‘The Main Aisle’ as a pingback response to our Weekly Prompts word prompt, included in his article were two light-hearted questions about Halloween.
Once again, the same blogger pretended to re-blog Gerry’s article. The article began with the words A Re-blog, and just like before, she had lifted a section of his article, including his Halloween questions. After offering her opinion, she invited her readers to discuss Gerry’s questions on her site! Then, unbelievably, she created a pingback to our site Weekly Prompts!
The cheek of it – to copy and paste someone else’s work is not a re-blog, and to do this without permission and for the sole purpose of creating an article for herself is theft. Not once, but twice this blogger produced articles on the back of Gerry’s work, which in our book goes against Blogging Etiquette, in other words it’s just Not Netiquette!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Fair Dinkum from Weekly Prompts
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