Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (26 November 2017, 8 Kislev, 5778)
If I publish an article on a Quora blog and on a personal website, will Quora Moderation consider that plagiarism since the same article can be found online?
Yair Davidiy (i.e. myself) received a message from Quora saying he had been blocked indefinitely for repeatedly plagiarizing material. Yair has never plagiarized ANYONE and the example given was entirely his own work.
Previously Quora had banned Yair claiming that he was using a false name whereas that was the only name he has, legally or otherwise. Later Quora apologized over the name issue. It is suspected that ideological and political motivations are behind this victimization.
Here are the message we received from Quora (they are not in quotation marks since Quora does not allow them for us):
Your answer needs attribution
This answer should explicitly attribute and provide a link to the source of any content that was originally posted on other sources. Lengthy quotations from other sources must be placed in blockquotes. Answers that are collapsed for this reason will not be uncollapsed, even if subsequently edited. Writers must attribute sources and use blockquotes, even if an answer makes some changes/edits to the original material. See Quora's Plagiarism Policy for more information.
To see the answer page, visit: Assuming no peace agreement is created. How long until Israel annexes Judea & Samaria plus the Gaza Strip?
Quora Moderation blocked you from editing on Quora for this reason:
Repeated policy violations. See: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-a...