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"I thought you might get a kick out of knowing that not long after I posted the How to Steal an Instructable article, someone else posted it word for word (with permission). I found a fair amount of humor in having that article re-posted, and as far as I know it is still out there."
I saw many of them, but decided it'd only be appropriate to cite the original when I brought it up. More amusing to me than that irony is the tenaciousness of this silly idea that the existing policy is anything but leniency on plagiarism. I cannot think of anywhere elsewhere else where one could simply rebrand someone else's materials and get away it.
If you tried it in the third grade you'd be called a copycat and face the ire of the teacher and principal.
If you tried it in higher education, you'd be labelled a plagiarist and blacklisted. Good luck finishing your pursuits or transferring elsewhere with that kind of incident on your record.
If you tried it in the workplace, you'd probably be facing lawsuits for cloning someone else's products.
It baffles me why thinking around here is so different and why people are so willing to dismiss unequal things as being equal when that is objectively false. The apathy toward the individual merits and significance of many projects has undoubtedly antagonized some people.
(I clear my Orangeboard as a matter of course, that's the only reason I removed the original post).
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