5 days ago I wrote a post about wolves team. I read the post on wolves' website and I summarized the content and rewrote it. I have been posting about wolves for over a month now which when I do, i copy the website link or the direct link of the post to source the image of the post, because I believe when the source link is clicked it will automatically direct people to the website.
I got 4 messages from a sport tribe member that I spin the post and also from steem cleaner that I have been banned for deliberate plagiarism of spun content.
Honestly I never had it in mind to claim someone content, I actually read the post and rewrite it and use the site link as image source. I never knew that, not using the direct link at the top of the main post is an offence and this had also been the way I had been telling new steemains to source their post whenever they make posts. This I spoke to them about, during our steemit promotions we hold here from time to time. Sadly, I just got to know about its vitality following this recent ban.
This had been the way I write my contents right from time (I source the post from the site link or from the post direct link, which i believe they are the same).
I have once fight against plagiarism with my comment on people's post and I never stand to create such act. I will say its a mistake I have been doing without know its against the rule.
I'll try my best to check most of the steemians post I thought same way of sourcing post because am sure many must have been doing same thing just to avoid getting ban.
Here is my appeal to the community for not using the direct link of the post and also the spun content, such mistake won't happen again.
Below is the 2 post link