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Linda  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 95)
Sun, 16th Apr '06 8:23 PM


I'll get this right yet-3rd time I've tried to make the same post. No one has to worry about me cheating on anything. i am a computer dunce. Figure I am a real genius if i can use the mouse correctly so the dot appears or create a quiz that is fun and relatively error-free. Question: Is it a mistake for me to list the source i use to create my quiz in the "details' section which appears before one begins a quiz? I am not competitive in anything where speed is a factor but know some are. The only area where i recently have become competitive is as a quiz author and would like to do that right-not giving unfair advantage to some. Linda

Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Sun, 16th Apr '06 9:50 PM

I don't think anyone would really need to know the source, but if you feel like putting it in, put it as a preface to the last question.

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Sun, 16th Apr '06 10:05 PM

Hi, Linda, this is not directed just to you but anyone who may read this post.

If you reference a source, whether it's a webpage, book or anything else, please let us know. It is very helpful to us to check how you used the material and whether it falls under fair use laws. When we find your source on our own through searches, then it looks more suspicious to us, so it's much better to let us know. Information can be gathered from the internet leaglly, but word for word copying is not allowed by law. We are now all agreement that the citation should be in the details section.

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Sploofusaurus (Editor)  
Mon, 17th Apr '06 12:49 AM

I am in total accord with Sploofishy.

I also prefer to know the source of the information and have it credited in the "Details" part of the quiz. I have sent back quizzes to the author making that very request.

It gives the quiz a greater appearance of legitimacy, and hopefully no plagiarism becomes evident.

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