Please make sure to visit this Steemit blog’s front page where a link to the current policy on how I handle copycats and to an up-to-date version of these rule violations will be provided.
This is the set of categories I will use to classify a post which violates the Steemit community rules regarding contribution of original content.
C: partially or fully copy/pasted content of another website / post
C-O: copy/pasted content from earlier posts of the same user (i.e. the author's own posts)
C-I: copy/pasted image of another website
C-I-V: copy/pasted image of a screenshot of a video on a website such as YouTube
C-I-M: copy/pasted image which has been slightly modified, but not enough to be recognized as a new, original piece of content. Such minor modifications include images assembled from existing images, and applying simple filters such as grayscale / mirror effects / etc.
C-S: copy/pasted audio material (sound effect, music); applies especially to DSound posts.
C-V: copy/pasted / linked video material; applies especially to DTube posts and embedded YouTube videos.
C-GT: copy/pasted content of another “Google translated” website
C-RM: copy/pasted content of another website, with manually re-arranged paragraphs or with some changed words
C-RS: copy/pasted content of another website, auto-rewritten by using a service such as https://spinbot.com/
C-C: combining copy/pasted content from several sources without contributing original content
T-A: Tag abuse: using an ‘artistic’ tag for non-original works.
P: Plagiarism: copy/pasted content of another website claiming to be your own work, either explicitly or implicitly by using an ‘artistic’ tag
S: Not listing all the sources of the original content
O: Not contributing valuable original content
Usually, multiple violations may be observed in a single post.
A list of the violated rules will be appended to every comment I leave in a post which violates at least one of those rules. For instance,
[C C-I P S O]
may be applied to a post with a copy-pasted image tagged with the ‘artistic’ tag “photography” without mentioning its source.
Update Note 2018-07-30: From now on, I will use the
P (plagiarism) marker also for posts which fail to properly attribute other people’s work, not just “artistic” tag abuse. There’s a new, additional
T-A marker for “artistic” tag abuse.