Disconcerting Textual Similarities

#1 Posted by KickahaOta (142 posts) -

The esteemed Jeff pointed out http://www.atariprotos.com/7800/software/foodfight/foodfight.htm while we were discussing OoppsMissedGate. I couldn't help but noticing something else about that site; the text of the Food Fight article there appears to be pretty much exactly the same as the Giant Bomb article. (It would be even closer if it weren't for the edit I made in response to the Oopps Missed issue.) 
 
Is there any way of telling which of these two articles came first? If the Giant Bomb article is a copy of the AtartProtos article, did the authors of that site give permission? 
 
If the Giant Bomb article is the copy, I could write up a replacement article. I promise not to dwell on the Oopps Missed controversy. :)
#2 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

The title of this thread brings to mind the name of pretty much every modern death metal album.

#3 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

It's entirely possible the GB page is a copy paste job. Wouldn't be the first time... Try PMing a mod, I think they can check the edit history and maybe figure it the chronology.

#4 Posted by KickahaOta (142 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
"It's entirely possible the GB page is a copy paste job. Wouldn't be the first time... Try PMing a mod, I think they can check the edit history and maybe figure it the chronology."


"Disconcerting Textual Similarities" would be a good name for an emo poetry circle. 
 
Thanks; I'll try PMing.
#5 Posted by ZombiePie (5685 posts) -
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#6 Posted by KickahaOta (142 posts) -
@ZombiePie said:
"I'm on it. Next time when you find a wiki page you suspect to be plagiarized from another source please just use the PM Mods button on the Giant Bomb FAQ. "

Thanks so much! Sorry for using the wrong procedure.
#7 Posted by KickahaOta (142 posts) -

Just for the record, the article unfortunately did indeed to turn out to be inappropriately sourced. It was blanked by the mods, and I wrote up a quick replacement article. The text may not be the best, but I can personally guarantee that this awful text is exclusive to Giant Bomb. :)

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