[Foundation-l] Expertise and Wikipedia redux

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.rs
Sat Oct 16 18:05:53 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 18:47 +0100, Peter Damian wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Nikola Smolenski" <smolensk at eunet.rs>
> > I don't see  how can you call it plagiarism when at the bottom of the
> > article it is clearly written: "This article incorporates text ..."
> Unfortunately we don't have a better word to describe the effortless and 
> thoughtless copying of something from something else, so I will use that

How about "copying"? Copying in general is both effortless and

> word.  Note 'incorporates' suggests that only parts of the material have 
> been, er, 'copied and pasted'.  This is wholesale 'plunder'.  The etymology 

I don't see that it does. It is rather the other way around - parts or
the whole of the 'foreign' material could be incorporated  in the
Wikipedia article - which is true in this case.


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