Steemit user alok1 (reputation 11) has made it on my public copycat blacklist on GitHub after having posted 2 copy/pasted / plagiarized articles in the recent past and, after being caught, started insulting, threatening and revenge-flagging my account and other users, showing no willingness nor capability of understanding the Steemit community rules as well as basic comprehension that plagiarism is ethically wrong and harmful.
I have recently reported 2nd abusive post and will continue to check and, if necessary, report and flag all of his future posts.
Checked and proven copy/pasted content:
|1||What is Ripple? Who are Ripple’s competitors?||Crypto trivia||08-18|
|2||What is blockchain? How does it work in practice? A simplified Explanation||Crypto trivia||08-18|
This user seems to be a semi-professional copycat with much of his recent content consisting of plagiarized work:
Insulting / threatening posts include:
- “F*** you good for nothing bastards (…) You guys will have to pay for it mark my words.” (here)
- “F*** you a**hole. D*** head.” (here)
- “Your mother is/has ***” (here)
I will ignore his future messages, and, if necessary, flag and report his future posts.
This user is also part of what seems to be a network of copycats and spammers who upvote their content mutually:
(screenshot from steemreports.com taken on 18-08-17, before the account was massively downvoted.)
At least 2 users of this network I have already identified as a copycat: luckys, mihirbarot. Other accounts listed in this graph may or may not be Steemit abusers. I will eventually check and, if necessary, flag and report all of them.
Also, this user’s recent wallet transfers reveal that the following account is, additionally, either owned by the same physical user or at least closely financially tied:
This account may or may not be a Steemit abuser. I will later check and, if necessary, flag and report him as well.
I invite anyone who is interested in keeping the Steemit platform clean, author contribution rewards fair, and its entire economy healthy, to check out my public copycat blacklist and help me check and flag future abusive posts of the blacklisted users.
This initiative is targeted against networks of semi-professional Steemit copycats who do not contribute their own work, but copy the existing work of others with the sole intention that, by publishing it here on Steemit, they make profits with it, with minimal investment in time and resources of their own.
Copy/pasting content on Steemit is harmful. It unfairly disadvantages original content creators for reward payouts, contributes to Steem currency devaluation by reward inflation, damages the public image of the platform, and diminishes the visibility of all of its content in search engines.
- My public Steemit copycat blacklist
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- How I handle Steemit copycats
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