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  • Have u watch Sony Pictures Animation movies before?

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  • The Voltron: Legendary Defender Administration noticed that you've copied/modified our text without prior permission, therefore considered plagiarism. I would like you to desist because our resort (Definitely not mine) is reporting this to Staff, personally. If you were to be so kind to remove what has been taken and write your own text, that would be just swell. \o/

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    • To clarify, copying from another wiki is allowed under the licensing as long as it is stated where it came from at the time the copy is added. It's called providing attribution. This can be done in the edit summary like "adding information from the Voltron: Legendary Defenders Wikia" or somewhere in the page itself, such as with a template linking back to the source. Prior permission isn't required, though it is courteous to ask first, but attribution is required.

      Under that same licensing is the condition that by making an edit, every person gives up sole claim to what they write because it also becomes the property of Fandom/Wikia. It's been a while since I last looked into it, but I think it works out to be something like the person still gets credit as the author or they have copyright on the specific edit, but it's not "theirs" any more.

      I'm also not sure if a wiki can modify the licensing to put in exclusions like "Permission is not granted to (person or wiki) for copying from this wiki."

      But if there are enough instances where a person has been copying without attribution, especially if they've received warnings about it, then that wiki can file a complaint. First step is what's been done here: contact the admins and make the request. The delay in responding to that is my fault. I read it and didn't get back to check out the edits in question.

      After that is going to Fandom to file a second complaint. I became an admin right on another wiki right around the time they had to step in due to copying without attribution that had been going on for years. And now there's about 5000 notices at the bottom of the pages with a permanent attribution notice.


      So, Allison, it would be much better if you wouldn't copy from other wikis. Come up with your own material. But if you do look at another wiki for an idea on what to add, think of it like book reports at school. When you quote something directly, you give credit. Otherwise, you think of a way to restate or summarize a point. And that does not mean you change a word or two so it's no longer an exact copy.

      As stated above, granting permission to copy is already covered by the licensing as long as there's attribution to go with it. But I'm counting the messages by Ruriair and Ditto Creeper Bot as formal complaints, so if you continue to copy from other wikis without attribution, I'll enforce it with blocks.

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    • You and Ditto replied after I sent a message to wikia staff unfortunately. I pointed out in that message where the content came from with proof via links and pointed out that no attribution on top of permission past "this exists on wikia" was ever given. Wikia can allow people to reuse content if credit is given with use of licensing, but copying entire paragraphs without so much as asking and then continuing to do so after being asked not to is just tacky and unnecessary. I sit and watch episodes to write about the characters and show. Others can do the same. So yes, thank you for taking our concerns into consideration. Whatever staff decides they will decide. I'd still appreciate it if this user would stop.

      If an admin here had asked for pages to be copied over with credit we'd probably had been fine with it and then you'd see me here making sure they matched perfectly because I have issues with perfectionism.

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