Yesterday I wrote a myTake and most of it was copied and pasted from another site and I had also cited the source. Today I received a message stating that my myTake is deleted because of this reason. Though, in the FAQ, it is nowere specified that a copied and pasted myTake will be deleted. So, since it's not written in the FAQ, I want my myTake back, or change the FAQ to include this rule.
Using references from other sites is okay and it should be cited, but if the myTake is heavily copy/pasted or if the reference is not cited then it may get removed. We have also included this information in the FAQ. http://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq#173
Well, plagiarism is obviously not encouraged. I guess they feel they shouldn't have to put that in the rules. Plus Takes are supposed to be YOUR opinion. Just like someone who takes another person's exact comment here and posts it as their own are removed. It just kind of goes without saying.
Simply copying and pasting work means it wasn't really your take on something. I understand you thought the information would have been helpful, but you could have taken the major points and written the article in a different way and then cited the source.
This is something to take up with an admin but majority of sites prefer content you've written yourself, even if you reference it. It could cause problems with GAG if a lot of users did it and it would also send their users to other websites.
It was removed because of plagiarism. Plain and simple. It doesn't matter that you cited your source. You copied and pasted it word for word. It would be different if you wrote a mytake with your own written interpretation of the article but you copied it word for word
Its plagiarism... thats kind of illegal even if you do cite the source. You used someone elses material without their consent. While this is fine in education as reference it isn't on a my take as you self publish...
quotes and small lines are one thing but you said most of it was copied and pasted which also removes it from being your take, its someone elses...