This user stole my PS and DS

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:17 pm

soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


That's what I've been thinking. What an incredibly worthless PS/DS in the first place if someone can just "steal" it. Not very "personal" or "diverse" obviously.

Also, lol just lol at the blind leading the blind re copyright stuff.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby emkay625 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:20 pm

Also, are you SURE he/she stole it? Maybe they're just trolling/trying to be mean/etc. and they're just telling you that. Is it generic enough it's something someone could actually steal?

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby emkay625 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:22 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
emkay625 wrote:OP are you a quick writer? How long would a rewrite take?

You can write a decent PS in literally two hours. If you can't go from nothing to polished PS in a weekend then you're doing something wrong.


+1. I wrote mine in 2 hours as well. Just bite the bullet, sit down and start typing. You can edit and edit and edit after you spurt out a draft.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby Dany » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:25 pm

LOL

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby TrojanHopeful » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:26 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
emkay625 wrote:OP are you a quick writer? How long would a rewrite take?

You can write a decent PS in literally two hours. If you can't go from nothing to polished PS in a weekend then you're doing something wrong.


+1. I wrote mine in 2 hours as well. Just bite the bullet, sit down and start typing. You can edit and edit and edit after you spurt out a draft.


...and then don't forget to send it to hypemachine to have him/her review it.

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Postby ihhwap1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:29 pm

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:29 pm

soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


Logical fallacy: PS/DS must be worthless/generic in order to be easy to steal.

Everything posted on here is "easy to steal" regardless of how unique it is.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:31 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


That's what I've been thinking. What an incredibly worthless PS/DS in the first place if someone can just "steal" it. Not very "personal" or "diverse" obviously.

Also, lol just lol at the blind leading the blind re copyright stuff.


An alternate explanation could be that the type of person who would steal a PS and DS then tell the original writer about it and also lie about his ethnicity on the application may be the type of person willing to pawn off someone else's personal experiences as their own. There are many compelling personal experiences that can't be fact checked.

That said, I am still not convinced this isn't some elaborate troll anyway.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby Dany » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Dude, don't write a new one. FIX THIS. Prove your legal prowess. SUE.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:33 pm

TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


That's what I've been thinking. What an incredibly worthless PS/DS in the first place if someone can just "steal" it. Not very "personal" or "diverse" obviously.

Also, lol just lol at the blind leading the blind re copyright stuff.


An alternate explanation could be that the type of person who would steal a PS and DS then tell the original writer about it and also lie about his ethnicity on the application may be the type of person willing to pawn off someone else's personal experiences as their own. There are many compelling personal experiences that can't be fact checked.

That said, I am still not convinced this isn't some elaborate troll anyway.


My thoughts exactly.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby lrslayer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:34 pm

TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


That's what I've been thinking. What an incredibly worthless PS/DS in the first place if someone can just "steal" it. Not very "personal" or "diverse" obviously.

Also, lol just lol at the blind leading the blind re copyright stuff.


An alternate explanation could be that the type of person who would steal a PS and DS then tell the original writer about it and also lie about his ethnicity on the application may be the type of person willing to pawn off someone else's personal experiences as their own. There are many compelling personal experiences that can't be fact checked.

That said, I am still not convinced this isn't some elaborate troll anyway.

this is where i am at. how do you even think someone is stealing your statement to the point that you would pm them that you are "on to them". it does not equate.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby TrojanHopeful » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:37 pm

soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


There's a logical fallacy at play here: The PS/DS must be meaningless/non-original in order for it to be stolen.

Pretty much all of the stuff posted on here is "easy to steal" no matter how original it is.

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emkay625
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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby emkay625 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:40 pm

TrojanHopeful wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
emkay625 wrote:OP are you a quick writer? How long would a rewrite take?

You can write a decent PS in literally two hours. If you can't go from nothing to polished PS in a weekend then you're doing something wrong.


+1. I wrote mine in 2 hours as well. Just bite the bullet, sit down and start typing. You can edit and edit and edit after you spurt out a draft.


...and then don't forget to send it to hypemachine to have him/her review it.


:D

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby minuit » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:41 pm

Can't believe how rude some people are being towards OP here. Of course it's ridiculous to take legal action against someone over a stolen PS, but have some sympathy. People post their PS/DS here all the time asking for help; it's not like he's some naive outsider. It's an anonymous internet forum, but don't belittle the person for christ's sake.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:41 pm

TrojanHopeful wrote:
soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


There's a logical fallacy at play here: The PS/DS must be meaningless/non-original in order for it to be stolen.

Pretty much all of the stuff posted on here is "easy to steal" no matter how original it is.


LOL wtf I just posted pretty much this exact same thing a few posts ago. I'm so confused.
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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby emkay625 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:42 pm

minuit wrote:Can't believe how rude some people are being towards OP here. Of course it's ridiculous to take legal action against someone over a stolen PS, but have some sympathy. People post their PS/DS here all the time asking for help; it's not like he's some naive outsider. It's an anonymous internet forum, but don't belittle the person for christ's sake.


+1.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby ben4847 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 pm

minuit wrote:Can't believe how rude some people are being towards OP here. Of course it's ridiculous to take legal action against someone over a stolen PS, but have some sympathy. People post their PS/DS here all the time asking for help; it's not like he's some naive outsider. It's an anonymous internet forum, but don't belittle the person for christ's sake.


I'll ridiculous you. Those statutory damages are big money. I'd sue him in a New York minute.

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TrojanHopeful
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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby TrojanHopeful » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 pm

chimp wrote:
TrojanHopeful wrote:
soj wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Legal action for copyright infringement for a 2-page PS? Anyone who tells you to do this is an idiot. Rewrite and be more discerning next time.

And maybe write something unique and personal so it's not so easy to steal.


There's a logical fallacy at play here: The PS/DS must be meaningless/non-original in order for it to be stolen.

Pretty much all of the stuff posted on here is "easy to steal" no matter how original it is.


LOL wtf I just posted pretty much this exact same thing a few posts ago. I'm so confused.


Just playing on a point.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:47 pm

TrojanHopeful wrote:Just playing on a point.


Alrighty then. I have no idea what that means.

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soj
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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby soj » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:48 pm

I didn't claim that only generic PSs could be stolen. Unique and personal PS/DSs are harder (not impossible) to steal in the sense that they incorporate concrete, sometimes verifiable experiences that some thieves might not be willing to risk claiming as their own.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:49 pm

soj wrote:I didn't claim that only generic PSs could be stolen. Unique and personal PS/DSs are harder (not impossible) to steal in the sense that they incorporate concrete, sometimes verifiable experiences that some thieves might not be willing to risk claiming as their own.


My point is that very few things that would end up in a PS are verifiable.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:51 pm

chimp wrote:
TrojanHopeful wrote:Just playing on a point.


Alrighty then. I have no idea what that means.


He stole your work to prove a point.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby lrslayer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:52 pm

TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
chimp wrote:
TrojanHopeful wrote:Just playing on a point.


Alrighty then. I have no idea what that means.


He stole your work to prove a point.

oh my damn, thats funny now that someone explained it. didn't catch that myself.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:55 pm

TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
chimp wrote:
TrojanHopeful wrote:Just playing on a point.


Alrighty then. I have no idea what that means.


He stole your work to prove a point.


lol that shit was deep. I wasn't expecting it.

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Re: This user stole my PS and DS

Postby kwais » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:56 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
emkay625 wrote:OP are you a quick writer? How long would a rewrite take?

You can write a decent PS in literally two hours. If you can't go from nothing to polished PS in a weekend then you're doing something wrong.


douching it up hard this evening




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