I recently posted several responses to the New Eden Capsuleers Writing Contest.
This was in an attempt to ring the alarm bells about plagiarism and back scratching in the roll play community, which resulted in a blatantly plagiarised poem being granted a position in the winners board for poetry. These responses have recently all been totally censored by a person with sinister intent and forum moderation powers under the guise of ‘off topic flagging’. I note that only my half of the conversation was expunged, the defences posted against me have been left in place to give a facade of innocence, and virtue.
The purpose of this thread is to set out again my findings for the public record. Here, in my own topic, I am going to post the facts for all to see.
I thank all honest competitors, and applaud all original poems, associated with that contest. However I refuse to give even the slightest utterance of thanks to the judges.
Having taken weeks on end to complete the judging, it has now become clear any reasonable person that the effort was utterly tardy. None of them thought high enough of this competition to run any of the entries through a plagiarism detector, and as a result they have declared a blatantly unoriginal and plagiarised work as a winner.
The 3rd place winner entered initially anonymously, but later revealed to be by Cilisa Lugara, can be shown to be a copy from the below breakdown.
Modification of original poem
And it gets worse. After I reported this to the organiser Lunarisse, she then, clearly, has promptly colluded with her role playing friend Cilisa to cover the matter up. The original poem was modified by combining the first two paragraphs into a single paragraph, so as to support the claim that only the first two paragraphs are copied from the lyrics linked. Then the original poem post was modified further to include a credit to the lyrics.
In reality, 4 of 6 of the substantial paragraphs of the poem are outright and blatantly copied. And this has been left with the status of 3rd place, by the judges, above many other original works!
Back scratching of the role play community
Subsequent to this outrage, the roll play community has come out of the woodwork to get all my flags of foul play deleted from the thread completely, as if they never happened. This means the plagiarised work stands as a third place joint winner!