I have a huge problem
I’m writing this in the theory section because my comment was taken out of the relevant post – not because I was rude or offensive but because I pointed out that the ‘theory’ had been almost completely cut and pasted from another website.
Here is my comment to The Ancient Wheels of numbers, time and mirrors –
You might want to check out these links
This theory is not your words. You have simply cut and paste information from these sites. The entire first 3/4 of this has been taken directly from these websites and a large chunk of the alchemy information from another. I find it offensive that you have stolen other people’s work and are claiming it for your own. This isn’t a theory it is plagarism. Not to mention that part of what you have cut and paste is from a blurb about a piece of fiction but you add it in as though it is the beliefs of an actual people. If you are going to use a piece of fiction as a reference, be upfront about it.
Doing research is great, stealing other people’s intellectual work without acknowledging it shouldn’t be ok at all.
How many of your other theories are actually yours at all?
I have an issue with people stealing other people’s works, words and ideas and claiming them as their own. It should not be ok for people to cut and paste directly from other websites and claim that they wrote the theory, to take the credit for the work and thoughts that others have done.
I have a bigger issue with that person reporting my comment which highlighted this and included the links to the websites which had been hugely plagarised. That form of censorship should not be accepted by those of us using this site and writing our own theories. That’s pushing very fraudulent behaviour isn’t it – cutting and pasting someone else’s work then deleting anyone who notices so that others don’t know what you have done.