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Ronin Wars Plagiarism[edit]

The entire section on the Ronin War seems plagiarized. ClanWolverine101 20:57, 3 May 2012 (PDT)

CW101, looking at the paragraph on the article and then Stevenson's comments on p. 111 of Brush Wars, I don't see plagiarism. The person who wrote it appears to provide the facts in a very similar order, with the same level of details, but it is not copied word-for-word.
For example, the original text is: "Operating under radio silence, the Second Genyosha made planetfall using merchant DropShips from a ‘concerned businessman.’"
From the article: "In June 3034 the Second Genyosha arrived on Engadin under radio silence on DropShips provided by a "concerned businessman.""
Now, granted, a bit more effort could be made to break up the facts or spin them to be more original, but I don't see where the person has copied even one sentence from the source. Do you see it differently?--Revanche (talk|contribs) 05:03, 4 May 2012 (PDT)
Acknowledged. I think it was the choice of words that led me in that direction, as I was reading from the book to research for another project. I obviously try to change the terminology. But I withdraw my previous statement. ClanWolverine101 18:35, 4 May 2012 (PDT)
I thought some more about this today: if I were a high school teacher, and my student only used one source (a problem in itself), I'd caution him about plagiarism in regards to that write-up as it stands. However, I still default to the text-book definition of the word and this isn't it. We have all the talent spectrum of contributors here and as long as we're not being hit with actual copy-'n-paste nor legal concerns from the IP holders, I think we're good.
Thanks for opening the discussion. I'd rather have an eagle-eyed editor spark the discussion than just let it go (and see us in trouble later).--Revanche (talk|contribs) 20:56, 4 May 2012 (PDT)