Askleo : Should Paraphrasing Be Entertained?

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Research writing most times gets mistook for a paraphrased work, and vice versa. I believe from my latest article about plagiarism I did manage to throw out there, just about the right format to write articles. I know most people may already see me as a bad person spoiling games up for them in a way, but we should all understand the importance of uniqueness and originality because it gives both credit to the author and the medium paying him/her.

That said, for just about 24hrs and more, I've been lurking round a certain profile page here on leofinance.io. Damn it's been really hard to determine what was really up in this person's articles, but thankfully I have the time to tackle it to the basics, so then, that brings me to a question I'd like the leo community to share some ideas on and that is :

Should we entertain paraphrasing?

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This is actually something most people don't know exists and it has really been a crazy shit that could be really difficult to control or even determine or draw a conclusion.

The act of paraphrasing a content is just basically twisting up words from an ordinary article, most likely replacing certain words with its synonyms and thoroughly scattering the article to prevent it being detected by plagiarism checkers or getting caught by human investigators.

@borntorule "supposingly" writes rather interesting articles or are they just paraphrased versions of other people's articles?

Don't get me wrong @borntorule, am not calling you as a plagiarist, at least not yet, if I were, I'd just have left you a comment on your post and that would have been a stigma that lies there forever. But I didn't, and besides you're anonymous at the moment so no one here knows you or will ever do, so then consider only your account being questioned here, and while publicly bringing this up, two things will likely happen here!

It's either the community will agree that you're indeed a plagiarist just paraphrasing articles to avoid being caught, or they'll oppose my views and deem you clean, and by that you'd earn the community trust and free publicity that would likely draw traffic to your blog. So it's either a win or lose, so it's left for me to throw out my reasons for this and you can oppose it actually! While waiting to attain your reply if it would ever come, the community will share views via comments.

This is only for the betterment of our community, leofinance.io deserves originality, uniqueness and then finally that social Vibes. Plagiarism is something to keep off the chain to give it its full deserved valuation…

So then, shall we compare my diggings and see if @borntorule is unique and clean or a paraphrasing plagiarist?

The first post from @borntorule that got me going over to his blog page was Cardano Is a Cryptocurrency With A Bright Future

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Where, as the title implies, is focused on Cardano. In crypto space paraphrasing happens a lot, but there's actually a proper way to do it!

Most of @borntorule contents were found with a lot of similarities with articles published on Nasdaq that paraphrasing may just have done enough, but not quite enough to keep the badbitch suspicions away.

This is the link to the lookalike article!

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/cardano-is-a-cryptocurrency-with-a-bright-future-2021-04-14

Could this be seen as a research work or a paraphrasing to avoid being tagged plagiarized?

Paraphrasing could actually be done properly, and that's by giving credits to the source! It is OK if someone wants to change the way of writing something, that's why things have different definitions after all… But regardless of that, paraphrasing in recent days has been utilized for the wrong motive and unlike the previous form where a glimpse of credit is always given to the original source, just to let readers know that those informations ain't owned by the publisher, it has recently been turned into a tool set out to get people easy informations without any efforts placed to work. Certain tools are recently being deployed for such criminal activities, that's how bad the world is becoming, implementation of tools to fraud the system, just sometimes artificial intelligence are programmed for the bads…

Forgive me if I end up being wrong but I don't "think" he's a unique user. Right now none of his posts in question are edited, just in case he tries to do that after now.

I did try to kick start a conversation with him but didn't quite get the response I was looking for.

From the post about "Cardano" he chose to give image credits to another site rather than the site I think he paraphrased the content from.

Here's the link where he gave image credits to :

https://m.investing.com/news/cryptocurrency-news/cardano-climbs-10-as-investors-gain-confidence-2471417

Isn't that just a smart move? Just in case someone supposingly clicks on the image link, he/she wouldn't bump into the article that would likely expose him, just saying tho.

Why I started with this post is that it was the only post that gave me a glimpse of an idea of what was going on, because other articles were not deemed plagiarized by my plagiarism tools, and I used so many… maybe he just didn't manage to paraphrase this one properly or am just wrong about this.

All other of his articles are well worked upon, that it all displayed a 100% uniqueness, you can check it yourself, only the post about Cardona was spotted with a little external information which led me to discovering that there just might be a lot more strings attached… you can check them yourself if you have the time as I.

Like I said, paraphrasing tools replace words with synonyms, and just try to scatter the whole thing. Sometimes people can do this on their own, or use some programmed tools for that.

Here's some proof, maybe…

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Here you see "purchase Cardona" on his article. No writer on a block space like this would just throw that around. The formatting of the article is just too fishy, to a point it's just like this:

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/cardano-is-a-cryptocurrency-with-a-bright-future-2021-04-14

But through that link, it was written as "Buy Cardano"

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On his post it was changed to Purchase, see where am heading with this?

Now look at proof for just what paraphrasing tools do. I copied his article and placed it on one tool, clicked on paraphrase and here's what happened :

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The section up is the article published on his blog, while the one down is the paraphrased version of his own. The weird thing is that the tool can just keep changing words for another, so it could really be hard to determine. What I mean is that even an already paraphrased article can be paraphrased again with this tool...

It's easier to spot these flaws on Words that have limited synonyms, unlike words with a lot of them.

His post about Stablecoins : https://leofinance.io/@borntorule/stablecoins-why-you-should-never-ignore-them

Looked as this : https://blog.coinfalcon.com/an-introduction-to-stablecoins-and-why-they-are-important-to-your-portfolio/

Just a bit of emission of certain parts, the paraphrasing of the entire article, but this is only my opinion and I hope people don't misunderstand my motives of making the reward system fair for striving users.

To keep this post from becoming too long, I'll stop here, I'll leave it for the community to decide if it's paraphrasing and if it should be entertained or if I am wrong about this one. Comparing the articles on the links I provided will help us determine the uniqueness or similarities that hints to what am saying here.

@borntorule has all rights to speak up and defend himself on this, because if someone was to bring up my post and say I plagiarized or didn't follow certain writing guidelines, I'd definitely step out to either defend myself or accept the allegations.

So, no hard feelings attached, it's for the betterment of the community.

Message to Plagiarist Out There :

Before you plagiarize, just remember that badbitch has the time, energy, attitude and tools to dig you all out!

Now I'd like to call on @onealfa.leo because it's likely party time, or maybe not! Wink!

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I think paraphrasing is cool if you at least throw in some personal commentary or experience. I think we have all done it at some point. It used to drive me nuts with DLike when that platform was around. People didn't even try and pretend that the stuff wasn't theirs. I think it was a great way to share articles, but I always wrote a good 200 to 300 word post along with it about my thoughts on the article. This seems a little sus to me. I think you need to at least add something to it. Personal thoughts or feelings to supplement it.

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i am of the opinion that there are no original ideas. whatever think or write has been well conceptualized by another person. your uniqueness is in your experience and this is why opinion posts can never go wrong.

i once worked for a content writing agency that tasked me with the role of rewriting articles and adding my own twist. i don't know if this is legal but it happens a lot.

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Paraphrasing could actually be done properly, and that's by giving credits to the source!

That’s the only time paraphrasing is legit.

Source not cited, it’s plagiarism.


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That's what I think as well, I really appreciate your time

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 3 months ago Reveal Comment

Sensible and good question from you...when you see those that genuinely want to stop any form of abuse you will know,they take their time to investigate issues and make their decisions based on strong evidence/proof...but those that have ulterior motive are always quick to jump into conclusions...just to get attention from some certain whales they start becoming desperate to do anything to get attention,even if it has to do with witch-hunting others... She knows what she is doing,trust me she is waiting for a particular whale to come online and give her that huge upvote which is the reason for the attention she is seeking....someday the whale will discover that she has been playing smart with him all along and her true intention is not what she potrays on this platform...

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Hold up, wait who doesn't want an upvote from a whale?

While writing or paraphrasing others articles, don't you hope a whale will upvote you?

Non of us would be here if money wasn't flowing, I started this when I bumped into a weird post which my guts led me right, and I intend to continue it from here, it doesn't really matter what you're saying to paint me bad.

If I can reduce the milkers, genuine authors can get rewarded.

And you're really right, am surely waiting for the whales, but only to hear them say whether or not am hinting at something. Whether or not an upvote follows it depends on if I deserve it and not because I want it badly. Get your attacks right...

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Nice one @badbitch! So cool. One thing I would like to add here which is quite important imo:

  • Adding proper sources, backlinks, and references to your article is a great thing for SEO as well. I do it all the time and in the long run, I am sure it will bring in more traffic to the platform.

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I appreciate your response

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We all started from somewhere, it's not as though I knew all these from birth. We were taught but most people don't understand how crucial they are.

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That's correct. One can easily learn these things, just need to look out for the relevant info. It's all out there for free.

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I'm looking at this one and the choice of words really makes me thing it has been paraphrased. It just does not read like something a human would set out to write. e.g.

A splendid understanding is a PC show that runs therefore when the necessities are met, and it is a substance separate from the first blockchain advancement.

What does that even mean? Finding the source is hard. I tried this tool, but it's not finding anything.

They are obviously using certain tags to get votes and got a few dollars from Neoxian in this case. I just wonder if anyone would read the post and think it's worth anything. I see a lot of people writing fairly generic posts, often about crypto, just to have something to put up there.

Anyway, most of his posts make hardly anything, so I think that says a lot. He's pretty new here, but some people come in briefed by others on what to try. You can see them using certain tags from the start.

Thanks for your efforts.

Guy I need to work with you, you're really thinking in my direction tho.

I read that article about blockchain and health shit, it was really sounding stupid to me. It sure looked like a paraphrased work because a tool programmed to change words really won't care if it sounds right or fits the sentence.

And I also noticed how he was just using different communities interface, then the niqqa knows so much about "how people game the system right from steemit days"

I was never on steemit and know nothing, but he does, he prolly knows all about Hive, probably an old user, he ain't appearing so new to me...

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I've put him on the watch list. Others may be able to find his sources. People do create new accounts if they get found out. He could probably make more on Steem as they seem to care less about abuse.

You may want to take a look at @webdeals along similar lines. The level of English in his articles far surpasses the articles when he complains in comments.
Best wishes :-)

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Will do, thanks

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That's some real detective work in here. Nice...
The cleaner Leofinance gets, the better.

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Thanks. It was really a tough one. I discovered a lot of these tools lurking and just making it simpler for people to abuse the system.

I ran a test on my recent article, initially the results on my plagiarism checker showed up links to my read.cash blog. Then when I decided to test the paraphrasing tool, surprisingly the paraphrased version of my article got a result of 100% unique! no external links were detected because all words were changed.

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@borntorule you converted your Leo to hive as soon as this went out. Real piece of work there buddy.

Go run off with the money now :D

Hahahaha, why is he so scared now? Lol goodbye @borntorule instead of defending yourself you're running away...

You don't deserve to be in possession of neither Leo nor Hive!

Whatever gives you orgasm....

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Congratulations on your new account @borntorule, just so you know it's already on my watch list and you ain't so smart I figured 🙂

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Keep fooling yourself...

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 3 months ago Reveal Comment

The coincidence is just great but I get your point. Comparing the cardano article with his version made it clear to me it's just spun.

 3 months ago Reveal Comment

I don't see how he was forced to go the dirty route when he can just create content and try his luck. It was a choice and they made it now they take the consequence.

You talk too much.....not everyone must be an asslicker....

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Cry me a river and go fish in it. Gotta put some food on your table and it's a better than lying.

Lol...you are the one crying all over my posts.....you are the one seeking my attention....I did not even notice of your existence....

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I can tell you for a fact that paraphrasing an article now is a very difficult task, especially if you're doing it yourself. I had to submit material for our university newspaper concerning just such a new article, but I had absolutely no time to do it. Therefore, I am glad that I found here paraphrasing service where they helped me to make my old work into a new one in essence, even improved it in its meaning and essence. That's why I recommend to read it.

IF I AM GUILTY then I deserve downvotes....

I did not plagiarize any content,I am always against it....BUT if you feel or believe it was plagiarized,I expect a good evidence and not telling me "you think" ....you cannot be the judge and be the jury at the same time....if anyone is downvoting ,they should do it because they have enough sensible proof to show that the user is guilty of plagiarism and deserves a downvote,that would be a proper way to make this platform a better place,anything other than makes it become more of a witch-hunt than what you claim to fight for....another thing I observed after someome brought it to my attention is that there is a new trend which is developing on this platform,it might sound stupid but that is just what is going on,some certain users have discovered that some of the effective ways to get the attention of any whale on this platform is to report a so called abuse on the platform which includes plagiarsim,just make the report and you will get good upvotes from the whales....guess what those users now do??they create alt accounts to create plagiarized contents,then the same user will use their main account to report their alt-accounts and tell the whale about the plagiarized posts that are coming from those accounts,the whale thanks him or her with an upvote but what the whale do not know is that the same user is the plagiarist and also the reporter,it sounds stupid and funny right??but this is how desperate some users have become just to get upvotes from a whale and trust me it is working for them...this trend first occured on steemit when people were getting rewarded for reporting abuse to @steemflagrewards an account which rewards users whenever they report an abuse on steemit...this is a secret you people should know...so when you see anyone reporting abuse,just try to do your own investigation to make sure someone is not trying to play smart with you......fighting abuse genuinely is a YES!!!!but deceiving people and lying to them that you are fighting abuse but you have an ulterior motive then it is a NO NO......one day the TRUTH will reveal itself and we will know the real LIARS and SCAMMER....peace out...concerning defending myself about the accusation from @badbitch,after you requested for a personal private discussion and still came out with this??I do not know what your motives are,but time will tell and justice will prevail someday,it might take long but one day the truth will be exposed...keeping my fingers crossed and I will personally fish out every scammer and liar....thank you...and yeah you can downvote me as much as you want or even invite people to downvote me,no problem,that will not stop justice from prevailing.....bye...whatever makes you sleep well at night...

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So back to the alt account aspect, you pretty much mean I could be the owner of your account and am reporting myself right now?

Come on bro, am a research writer, it's not as if everything I write is from my head, there are proper ways to use external informations. If you ain't doing it then it probably means you're either stealing it or just don't know you should.

So far you're just being mad when am only creating a medium of interacting here, and to be honest I feel this should really educate a lot of people here.

But judging from how you've responded, you could easily create another account and keep the game rolling...

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Just like I said ,keep blabbing...the TRUTH will reveal itself someday..you can fool some people all the time but you cannot fool everyone all the time....enjoy yourself while it lasts....and concerning steemit...more than half of users on hive got to know about the hive.blog platform when it had its own blockhain and many people left the steem blockchain during that time ,some decided to do blog somewhere else while some immediately switched to hive.blog...so your question about me been active on steemit or not is senseless and myopic.....been here for less than a month and with a reputation of up to 50...yeah not up to a month...I think I am doing okay for now....with time my reputation will grow...so shut it....

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We are both blabbing and digressing actually!

You've clearly been on Hive longer than you claim but that's not my business.

All you gotta do is tell the community why an external like should format a post just as you did?

Why the obvious similarities?

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OK Ok, most of what you just said has nothing to do with me!

Am surprised you know this much about how the system is being milked! You could actually be a milker yourself if we're being fair here!

Your content from my point of view are paraphrased and you are really not showing proof of originality here by saying all this.

I've made been on Leofinance for quite some time now, I've always been supported well for the strive so I don't see why I should try gaming the system.

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Proof of originality by making a video of me typing the contents on my phone??or by going to radio stations or tv stations to tell them of how @badbitch accused me of plagirism??and I want her to know I wrote the content myself??okay show me how to proof that I wrote the content myself then I will gladly do it..that is if it makes sense to you..I am waiting though... ..because I do not understand how else to tell you I wrote the content myself,or what proof ,you can use all the whole plagiarism checker in the world or whatever you want to use,I am sure of myself that I NEVER involved myself in plagiarism or paraphrasing shit that you are talking about....

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Really?

Here, have a look at this,

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/cardano-is-a-cryptocurrency-with-a-bright-future-2021-04-14

and tell me what similarities are there? Or the writer here is you or the person was in your head stealing your style?

And as though you know so much about steemit, what's your Steemit account name? Are you still blogging there?

Why are you on Hive? Why a low reputation? Why just joining Hive now?

How are we sure you weren't already on Hive and probably done some shit and you came back and dashed right to leo?

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You should check the links and compare your articles, then be honest if you were to judge and weren't the one to be judged, what would you say?

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I would say there are some strange similarities but based on general overview of the contents from the user and based on lack of strong evidence of plagiarsim then the sensible thing for me to do is to keep a watch on the user and not jumping into conclusions...that is the sensible thing to do...

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I've been digging this over 24hrs getting to 48hrs now. So don't talk about jumping into conclusions...

You're calling the similarities strange?

Lol, there's no need questioning you. It's obvious you paraphrased this shit.

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Whatever makes you sleep well at night.....

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Just know that you are being watched. I know who I trust.

I was part of SFR and anyone trying defraud it would not have got far.

Rewards can be removed for disagreement over quality even if plagiarism is not proven.

 3 months ago Reveal Comment

I appreciate your thoughts, that's why I brought it to the public.

Some similarities are more than just being similar, they're sometimes obvious duplicates but just the brain playing games on us.

Like I said, I thought of it for over 24hrs plus, that's how careful I wanted to be before drawing conclusions. Technically I am not tagging him as a plagiarist, so I'll let him defend himself, and others can give their thoughts too. After all its a censorship free platform, everyone is given the rights to speak up.

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