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Congo Free State Hecatomb denial | Result: Deleted due to plagiarism[edit]

Congo Free State Hecatomb denial (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View log)

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  1. It looks like a lot of the material in this article was copied from Wikipedia. Bongolian (talk) 17:05, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
    Which Wikipedia articles is it copied from? Wikipedia doesn't have an article called "Congo Free State Hecatomb denial". Spud (talk) 02:01, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    • "The first international protest over Congo atrocities was in 1890 when George Washington Williams, an American, published an open letter to Leopold about abuses he had witnessed." vs. "The first international protest occurred in 1890 when George Washington Williams, an American, published an open letter to Leopold about abuses he had witnessed." (Atrocities in the Congo Free StateWikipedia's W.svg)
    • "In 1895, the situation in the Congo was reported to Dr Henry Grattan Guinness (1861–1915), a missionary doctor." vs. "In 1895, the situation was reported to Dr Henry Grattan Guinness (1861–1915), a missionary doctor." (Casement ReportWikipedia's W.svg)
    • Other examples can be found.
    These are not exact liftings, but they're close enough that the page does not look very original in the main. The onus on fixing this should be on the person who created this page, and they haven't responded, so it should be deleted unless they create a less piratical page. Bongolian (talk) 02:16, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    Can you run a plagiarism check on these sorts of things? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 02:18, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    Well, the page was created less than 24 hours ago and its creator has had less than 24 hours to respond to Bongolian's message. I'll withhold judgement for a few days. Spud (talk) 04:02, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    It fails the grammarly plagiarism checker.[1] Bongolian (talk) 05:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. OK. If it fails that plagiarism test, it should be deleted. Spud (talk) 06:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Vaporise it and start over. Nothing else, due the the results of the plagarism test. — Saj 07:24, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. This one makes me angry because I think we really do need an article on that subject. But instead of putting a bit of effort into it, the author plagiarized everything, so we have to delete it. DuceMoosoliniForum Romanum 17:25, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  5. Plagiarism should not be tolerated. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

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  1. The subject matter is missional, so I think it just needs heavy revision by somebody interested in it. 𝔖𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔤𝔤𝔦𝔫𝔞 (𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔨) (𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔦𝔟𝔲𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰) @ 17:30, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. Depending on the response the creator gives us. — Saj 06:06, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Is this the same person who posted a whole load of Congo Free State Wikipedia copypasta a couple of months ago? Boredatwork (talk) 20:36, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    It's a new account but it could be the same person. Bongolian (talk) 00:36, 15 June 2018 (UTC)