Steemcleaner Report for the Week of Sept 12, 2016 - Sept 18, 2016 Part 1


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We wish to thank everyone for another great week. Top category for abuse type is once again plagiarism & accounts older than 3 weeks for account age.

Plagiarism

There may be some confusion about what “plagiarism” is. While in the broader sense it is the presenting of another person's idea as your own. I think that all of us would agree that most of what we want to write about has already been thought of and written about by someone else. Finding the person that originally thought of a topic that we wish to expand upon may be impossible.

If your post is about the invention of the telephone, for example, it would be courteous to mention Alexander Graham Bell. If you're writing about finance & credit card debt… well, I haven’t a clue!

So, what does @steemcleaners look for and tag as “plagiarism”?

  • Word for word copying and pasting from any source.
  • Spun content taken from any source.
  • Claiming works of art that are not your original work.
  • Claiming an idea is your own. Did you really invent the telephone?
  • Failing to use Markdown or HTML for your quotes.

More information on plagiarism may be found at plagiarism.org. Some topics on the site may or may not apply to users here at steemit.com.

A note about works of art

There are many here who enjoy various art forms including photography, graphic arts, etc. Currently # photography is popular among photographers to share their own original art. Please, if you are not sharing your own photos, discussing a photographer, or discussing technical aspects of another's work do not use the # photography tag.
If you find other tags that are used by creators of original content, be considerate and don’t abuse the tag by sharing works that are not yours unless your discussion of those works are relevant to the tag.

@steemcleaners does not flag these posts unless they become spam. We do post comments to warn that others may flag you if they find your post irrelevant.

Copyright

The word “copyright” is being removed from our comments. Even though what we are looking for falls under the “fair use” of copyright law, it is not a legal issue that we are concerned with. Our comments are being reworked to ask for the same thing in a different context. Copyright law doesn’t really apply here since it can only be enforced by the creator of the content being infringed upon.


If you feel that a comment left on your blog post or a flag was unwarranted, you may respond to a comment from @steemcleaners or speak with someone in steemitabuse-appeals.


Anyone wishing to contribute to the project can find information here:

Announcing SteemCleaners, the Steemit Abuse Fighting Team!
The SteemCleaners Guide for Dealing with Abuse on Steemit


Stats

Abuse TypeCountPercent of Total
Plagiarism15252.41%
Copy/paste5619.31%
Tag Spam237.93%
Unverified Identity237.93%
Photo Plagiarism217.24%
High Frequency Poster82.75%
Other (see notes)72.41%
Action TakenCountPercentage of Total
Commented17460.42%
No Action6622.92%
Commented, Flagged3612.50%
Flagged82.78%
Commented, Flagged, Moved to nuke20.69%
Flagged, Moved to nuke20.69%
Age of AccountCountPercent of Total
3 or more weeks9532.53%
1-6 days7224.65%
new4515.41%
<1 day248.21%
2 weeks248.21%
1 week196.50%
unknown134.45%

Report

DateLinkAccount AgeCategoryResolution
9/12link3 or more weeksPhoto PlagiarismFlagged
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/12link1-6 daysPhoto PlagiarismCommented
9/12link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/12link2 weeksTag SpamCommented
9/12link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/12link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/12link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/12link1-6 daysHigh Frequency PosterCommented
9/12link2 weeksTag SpamCommented
9/12link<1 dayPlagiarismCommented
9/12link2 weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/12link1 weekPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/12link2 weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/12linkunknownUnverified IdentityNM Commented
9/12linkunknownCopy/pasteNMFG Commented
9/12link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteNMFG Commented
9/12link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteNMFG Commented, Commented
9/12link1-6 daysPlagiarismNMFG, Commented
9/12link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNMFG, Commented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/13linkunknownCopy/pasteCommented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/13linknewOther - Frequent repostingCommented
9/13linknewOther - Frequent repostingCommented
9/13link<1 dayPlagiarismCommented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/13link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/13link<1 dayUnverified IdentityCommented
9/13link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/13linknewUnverified IdentityCommented
9/13linknewCommented
9/13link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/13link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented, Flagged
9/13link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented, Flagged
9/13link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/13linknewUnverified IdentityLeft FB message
9/13linknewPhoto PlagiarismNM Commented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNM Commented
9/13linknewUnverified IdentityNM Commented
9/13link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNM Commented, Flagged, Moved to nuke
9/13link1-6 daysPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/13linknewPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/14link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/14link1 weekUnverified IdentityCommented
9/14link1 weekPlagiarismCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/14linknewCopy/pasteCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksPhoto PlagiarismCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/14link1-6 daysTag SpamCommented
9/14linknewUnverified IdentityCommented
9/14link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteCommented
9/14link2 weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/14link3 or more weeksPhoto PlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/14linkunknownPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/14linknewPhoto PlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/14link1-6 daysPlagiarismNM Commented
9/14link1-6 daysPlagiarismNM Commented
9/14link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteNM Commented
9/14link1-6 daysPlagiarismNM Commented, Commented
9/14link1-6 daysCopy/pasteNMFG Commented
9/14linkunknownPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link1-6 daysPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14linknewPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link<1 dayPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/14link<1 dayPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented, Flagged
9/14link3 or more weeksPlagiarism
9/15link<1 dayPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/15link<1 dayPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link<1 dayCopy/pasteCommented
9/15linknewPlagiarismCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15linkunknownPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented
9/15link1-6 daysCopy/pasteCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented
9/15link1 weekPlagiarismCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksTag SpamCommented
9/15link1-6 daysUnverified IdentityCommented
9/15linknewUnverified IdentityCommented
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15linkunknownPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15link1-6 daysPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismCommented, Flagged, Moved to nuke
9/15linknewUnverified Identityfake verification photo, Commented, Flagged,
9/15link<1 dayPlagiarismNM Commented
9/15link1 weekUnverified IdentityNM Commented
9/15linknewPlagiarismNM Commented
9/15linknewUnverified IdentityNM Commented, Commented
9/15link3 or more weeksPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15linkunknownPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15link1-6 daysCopy/pasteNMFG Commented
9/15linknewPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15link1-6 daysPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15link3 or more weeksCopy/pasteNMFG Commented
9/15link2 weeksPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15link1 weekPlagiarismNMFG Commented
9/15link3 or more weeksPhoto PlagiarismNMFG Commented, Flagged
9/15link1 weekPlagiarismNMFG Commented, Flagged
9/15link1 weekPlagiarismNMFG Commented, Flagged

Continued here: Steemcleaner Report for the Week of Sept 12, 2016 - Sept 18, 2016 Part 2

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I was flagged once when I posted an article sent to me via email. I didn't know the source, however that is no excuse. I am trying to be more careful and know the source, if it is not my own work, and give credit where credit is due.

Great work and excellent report.

Question, what is the stance on reposting curated lists of other photographers images by a specific topic?

I ask because I run a photo community and personally curate collections of photos which I'd like to share on Steemit some time to promote the community, and the excellent photographers there, as well as interesting collections of images.

But, I've also already seen some people on Steemit who are reposting "listicle" style photo galleries without much attribution to the photographers other than a link to the shady clickbait site where the images were previously posted.

TL;DR - one is a collection personally curated by a Steemit user with full attribution to the original posts form the photographers, vs. re-posting something someone else curated on some other site with little attribution.

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I think that will depend on how it is done. In the past, the only way to curate wasn't very attractive when we could not post inline photos with text. Many were posting full sized works which is not "fair use" in my opinion.

Also, since it is a community your apart of it would be good to have the permission of the creator to post their works here. If the community you're posting from has a website with user profiles and such it would be easy enough to have them say something along the lines of "find some of my work featured by dreamstream on steemit.com."

I'd ask others how they feel about using the #photography tag for this. You could probably get the opinions of those in the photography chatroom on steemit.chat on how they feel about this.

Good job!

Hi, thanks for what you do. So, if I copy and paste my original writing from a 'markdown editor' such as Dillinger. Is that considered an infringement?