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Plagiarism [Jan. 4th, 2008|09:50 am]
Preserving Thamiris' LJ and memory

tham_preserved

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There has been an incident of plagiarism of a story by Tham,

In Principio.

This person has also been plagiarizing other entries from Tham's journal. The incident was reported to this community by bofoddity. If you read the entry, it's clear that SV fen are already out in force to defend.

If anyone knows if there is a way to bar this individual from further access to Tham's LJ, please point us in the right direction. Is this grounds for contacting the Abuse Prevention Team? and if so, will they do anything?
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[User Picture]From: wanton_erato
2008-01-05 08:35 pm (UTC)
The reason I gained the impression you refer to is the post above specifically naming the people on B_F's f-list, which implied some kind of effort (albeit, I appreciate, possibly an unintended one) of 'naming and shaming' the various individuals.

I would have expected that anyone wishing to contact those on this person's F-list could simply refer to the F-list itself, which, after all, I assume remains public as long as the journal is in existence. There was really no need to create this 'list' and post it here, as it means that these people's names will now stay associated with this person even once they have de-friended him, and even though they may find their association with him a cause for pain and embarrassment (even though our intentions were good, and our taste impeccable given that, as far as I know, most of us friended him due to the wit and wisdom of the journal entries).

You'll see this sentiment is implied in passion_writer's comment above:

"I would be much obliged if my name is never mentioned in context with his ever again."

I would go so far as to say that I would appreciate it if the comment by captainlucy above was removed from this thread. I am fairly sure that once this whole debacle is finally resolved, and those of us still on this person's F-list for the reasons discussed have removed themselves, we would prefer not to have any record of our association with this person left anywhere on LJ, including - or even most especially - here.

I appreciate that you may wish to make sure that anyone still remaining on B_F's F-list in a week or so, who you are not sure has been informed of these issues, is aware of this person's extremely distasteful actions, and may wish to send the kind of message you refer to. This is of course not only perfectly acceptable, but a good idea. But I think this can be done by referring to the list on B_F's profile, without mentioning the people concerned anywhere else.

I am sure that B_F will indeed become almost entirely friendless and persona non grata in a short period of time, and of course any reasonable action to ensure this should be taken.

I will also just say that I know at least a couple of us consider the one positive to have come out of this whole awful business is that we have discovered Thamiris's wonderful words. If only B_F could have introduced us to them via fully accredited posts, and not via this sham of a persona.
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[User Picture]From: sealwhiskers
2008-01-05 11:46 pm (UTC)
only captainlucy herself can delete her comment (I think), but I actually thought that her comment listing of BF's f-list was more a hint at me, and that my idea to send messages to 30-something people was over the top... :)

I'm not involved in the world of fandom that much, but know enough to have a certain respect for how fast word travels there..but from my standpoint it would be idiocy to blame BF's friends list, hey, for all I know I could be on it if I hadn't been LJ buddy with Thamiris, I'm drawn to nice writing and that's one of my first criteria when I friend someone.

Edited at 2008-01-06 03:53 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: passion_writer
2008-01-09 03:26 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly, wanton_erato. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Nice choice of quote, by the way. ^_^
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