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Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 1:30 PM


Somewhere in the threads a comment was made about self-plagarizing. Does this mean that if I included a question in one of my other quizzes about someone born in or near my hometown, I cannot pick that same question up and put it in the community quiz for January?

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 1:33 PM

I don't see why not. Its your own quiz.

Smaug  (Level: 144.7 - Posts: 2765)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 1:40 PM

The nuns told me I'd go blind.

Allena  (Level: 266.4 - Posts: 1409)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 1:50 PM

Just make sure you use quotes and footnotes. Just kidnapped this. "Plagiarism, believe it or not, comes from a Latin verb that means, “to kidnap.” If you plagiarize you’re kidnapping and stealing others’ hard work and intellectual property. It is academic and public dishonesty. You wouldn’t want someone stealing your hard work, intentionally or even unintentionally, would you? Of course not."

Now, try kidnapping yourself. I do it everytime I call home late and say "don't pay the ransome ... I escaped."

Sploofus Editor
Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 2:17 PM

Sploofus requires that all quiz material be original, which includes quiz authors not being allowed to rerun their own material. That said, I am sure there are many ways you can rephrase your question to make it unique to this quiz, even if you've asked for the same answer before. You can provide other background information, change the incorrect answers, word the question more to the contect of your hometown, etc.

We editors try to be reasonable. Some questions are popular pieces of trivia, and there are only so many ways to aske them. There are probably dozens of quizzes that have asked which of the Great Lakes lies entirely within the U.S. But we love them all anyway

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 2:20 PM

thanks for clearing that up for me.

Papajensai  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 1024)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 5:26 PM


Lake Michigan!

Where're my points?!?

Maurlin  (Level: 220.6 - Posts: 2708)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 6:59 PM

Thanks! I was hoping someone would give the Great Lakes answer, since I had no clue...well I had a choice of 5.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 8:49 AM

Is that even a word?

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 10:33 AM

If you Google you'll find it with 2 spellings self-plagiarizing and self-plagarizing. Everyone understood what I meant and I got the answer I needed, so it worked. That's all I was interested in achieving.

Actually, I saw it somewhere else on one of the chats a week or so ago and thought it was a pretty good word.

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