Should there be an option to report a project as “being copied”?


#1

So there’s copiers on Hopscotch. For example, the two projects below.
Ceen. copied all of ISNBN’s code that ISNBN worked hard on



(Ceen. also copied a number of other projects.)

But there’s no option to report a project as being copied.
Should we have an option to do that?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters


#2

option for ¨plagiarism¨ would be nice.


#3

I agree. Only that THT thinks that this should be considered “Idea Sharing” rather than plagarism.


#4

there is a line where that cannot be such anymore especially if the person put a lot of work in the original.


#5

I’d say these cases are rare enough emailing tht about a user who does it often would be better.


#6

True…
That user that copied ISNBN’s project did it line for line, it was not idea sharing. At. All.


#7

True It was LINE FOR LINE, I just looked at both, do you know how often it happens?


#8

Toatally agreed, I think there should be an email option for now, as these cases are pretty rare, but this takes it to a whole new level. The entire project is completely copied. I think that doesn’t really count as “idea sharing” after all. Definitely needs to be reported in some way or another.


#9

Not really, but that user that copied — I took a look at their profile, and they copied several others, same with another user that copies (i think, or at least stole an idea once), TheOnion.


#10

Should User Reporting be Made then?


#11

I think that this is a great idea! If two projects are identical to each other, THT should remove the copy.


#12

Maybe.
Although kids might wind up using that as a buIIying or pranking tool — reporting a user for no reason.


#13

what about special projects like art pads? im pretty sure most of the art projects come from an art pad identical to that of the one they remixed it from.


#14

That shouldn´t be removed in my opinion.


#15

unless thumbnails are also taken into account, which would honestly be the only way it could work.


#16

TheOnion copies? Could you find the originals, I was unable to.


#17

At least, TheOnion stole @Hopscotcher’s idea of a chess game (which Hopscotcher made)…


#18

I saw the final game, it is not copied. The idea is the same, but the project is different.


#19

Made after TheOnion liked Hopscotcher’s wip chess project.


TheOnion made this after Hopscotcher said TheOnion stole Hopscotcher’s idea.

There was a whole thing about this on Hopscotcher’s GT if you want to take a look at it.


#20