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    Default IGN is plagiarizing Gearspedia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRyan-IGN View Post
    Hey guys, Mark Ryan from IGN here. I saw this thread posted on IGN's message board and wanted to address you personally. If plagiarized content is appearing in our wiki, please know that it's users posting it, not "IGN." xICooRsYIx is right--people are trying to win the Gears 3 Xbox that we're giving away and are in the process stealing content. I don't condone this at all. As a long-time guide writer I'm familiar with seeing my content published places I didn't authorize and it sucks.

    Some users have already been helping us ID plagiarized content by flagging pages and we've been taking it down as fast as we can find it. I went through all of the pages linked by the OP and deleted the content I could ID as plagiarized. If you find anything else, I'd love your help flagging the pages. Or feel free to drop me a personal e-mail: markryan [[a]] ign.com.

    It's cool if you still hate IGN but I would prefer you didn't hate us over this

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    A mate just send me a link on facebook and right I'm kinda on the rage train.

    Now look at our Lightmass Offensive article.
    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Lightmass_Offensive

    Now look at the IGN "Wiki"

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Battles

    Now here is Chairman Prescott'a articles

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Richard

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...chard_Prescott


    They even stole the intro from Baird's article.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Baird

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Damon_Baird

    Adam Fenix also is a vicim of the lazy writers at IGN.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_Fenix

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Adam_Fenix

    Yep even Marcus was turn into copypasta.

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Marcus_Fenix

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Marcus_Michael_Fenix

    Hoffman's intro was copy and paste...
    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Victor

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...Victor_Hoffman
    Last edited by JacktheBlack; 09-29-2011 at 01:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    What is killing me is that the info they did not steal they made up. They said the peace from the Pendulum Wars lasted 6 months instead of six weeks. And they copypasta Jacinto article too.
    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Jacinto
    Last edited by JacktheBlack; 09-27-2011 at 09:12 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    I hate IGN with a passion. Even more so now
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostofdelta2 View Post
    I hate IGN with a passion. Even more so now
    I did not even see you'r post. It freaking pissed me off and Jedi, we work on Gearspedia for years now and IGN just steal our work and pass it as their own. Gearspedia is the work of the fans and IGN just rob us and put their logo over it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    Wow. Just wow. IGN. Really?
    I approve the post that is above.

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    Kenny,gearsipedia crew,this is BULL,can they do this? Are they this lazy? I know ign is bad,but come on.Can someone contact flak,or cliffy and get help on this??? DID ign even mention the gearsipedia page at all???
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    maybe you should post this in the main gears of war 3 section too.IGN is wrong for this,i use the page,and try to help out when i can.This is crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robjigga nx View Post
    maybe you should post this in the main gears of war 3 section too.IGN is wrong for this,i use the page,and try to help out when i can.This is crap.
    Oh I'm mad.
    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
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    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    Reeeeeally? Really? Way to go IGN. If you were a college student using turnitin.com, you would be f-ck'd beyond belief. You receive a failure and academic honesty trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacktheBlack View Post
    What is killing me is that the info they did not steal they made up. They said the peace from the Pendulum Wars lasted 6 months instead of six weeks. And they copypasta Jacinto article too.
    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Jacinto
    I noticed that too, theres a few bits that are just made up.
    It's completely ridiculous that they copied what you guys worked so hard on, they should at least acknowledge Gearspedia. Maybe the person that did it will get fired... or get in trouble and have to redo the whole thing, including an apology.
    You should contact IGN and complain.

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    As much as i hate IGN guys, i do not think this is their fault. Look here

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...utor_Challenge

    They were asking the public to contribute to their new gears wiki page. The person who contributed the most to this "gear wiki" would win a console bundle. and the runner up gets something as well. So someone obviously just went on the real gearspedia and copy-pasted everything thinking that would earn them the reward of the console bundle.

    It even states...
    "Copy/pasting someone else's written content is not allowed in the wiki. We can tell when it happens. It doesn't help your chances of winning."

    I think we need to get in touch with IGN and inform them someone has cheated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    As much as i hate IGN guys, i do not think this is their fault. Look here

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...utor_Challenge

    They were asking the public to contribute to their new gears wiki page. The person who contributed the most to this "gear wiki" would win a console bundle. and the runner up gets something as well. So someone obviously just went on the real gearspedia and copy-pasted everything thinking that would earn them the reward of the console bundle.

    It even states...
    "Copy/pasting someone else's written content is not allowed in the wiki. We can tell when it happens. It doesn't help your chances of winning."

    I think we need to get in touch with IGN and inform them someone has cheated.

    -xICooRsYIx
    Hmm how do we get into contact with them?
    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    As much as i hate IGN guys, i do not think this is their fault. Look here

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...utor_Challenge

    They were asking the public to contribute to their new gears wiki page. The person who contributed the most to this "gear wiki" would win a console bundle. and the runner up gets something as well. So someone obviously just went on the real gearspedia and copy-pasted everything thinking that would earn them the reward of the console bundle.

    It even states...
    "Copy/pasting someone else's written content is not allowed in the wiki. We can tell when it happens. It doesn't help your chances of winning."

    I think we need to get in touch with IGN and inform them someone has cheated.

    -xICooRsYIx
    Hmm how do we get into contact with them?
    Quote Originally Posted by JaquesThePepin View Post
    You know we're doomed when todays kids see a fake digital item being more valuable than a real man made piece of art.

    http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/User:JacktheBlack

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacktheBlack View Post
    Hmm how do we get into contact with them?
    Ive contacted them already

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    Ive contacted them already

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    Thanks mate.
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    This is one of the very few reason i hate this website, they suck in every way.
    I am so sorry to see that Kenny, They should give you a formal apology.

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    Gearspedia is truly an awesome site, but if another site is starting to copy there info, IGN must know what they can't think of info themselves so they have to go and copy an reliable site's info as they properly don't even know anything about Gears of War lol.

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    I'm losing all hope in IGN, did you see their Gears 3 Article today?

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    So I'm seeing a user removing stolen info, it looks like more then one IGNer had the great idea of stealing from Gearspedia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacktheBlack View Post
    So I'm seeing a user removing stolen info, it looks like more then one IGNer had the great idea of stealing from Gearspedia.
    Maybe they got my email and are not starting to remove the articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacktheBlack View Post
    So I'm seeing a user removing stolen info, it looks like more then one IGNer had the great idea of stealing from Gearspedia.
    Wait, somebody's removing stuff from Gearspedia so they can put it on the IGN Gears Wiki?

    Those dirty assh*les. Revert that sh*t and save the evidence!

    Or am I misinterpreting this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisdom Thumbs View Post
    Wait, somebody's removing stuff from Gearspedia so they can put it on the IGN Gears Wiki?

    Those dirty assh*les. Revert that sh*t and save the evidence!

    Or am I misinterpreting this?

    (btw, is this the thread that has something to do with a Dan Nash? Your visitor message was a bit unclear)
    I think he meant that the original person who stole the content from gearspedia and submitted it on IGN's gears wiki is starting to remove what they have done. Not taking it off of the real gearspedia.

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    ... yeah... I think it would have to have been someone other than an employee of IGN. I think it was a user, as xlCooRsYlx said. Its sorted out now, correct?
    I'll check in every now and again but for the most part, I won't be as active as I was previously. It really was the Gears + people that got me posting on here in the first place. Unless Epic release an awesome game or something. I'm leaving this message because I'm obviously a very, very important person.

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    Hey guys, Mark Ryan from IGN here. I saw this thread posted on IGN's message board and wanted to address you personally. If plagiarized content is appearing in our wiki, please know that it's users posting it, not "IGN." xICooRsYIx is right--people are trying to win the Gears 3 Xbox that we're giving away and are in the process stealing content. I don't condone this at all. As a long-time guide writer I'm familiar with seeing my content published places I didn't authorize and it sucks.

    Some users have already been helping us ID plagiarized content by flagging pages and we've been taking it down as fast as we can find it. I went through all of the pages linked by the OP and deleted the content I could ID as plagiarized. If you find anything else, I'd love your help flagging the pages. Or feel free to drop me a personal e-mail: markryan [[a]] ign.com.

    It's cool if you still hate IGN but I would prefer you didn't hate us over this

    Cheers.
    Last edited by MarkRyan-IGN; 09-29-2011 at 12:45 PM.

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    Justice shall be served!

    Thanks Mark!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRyan-IGN View Post
    Hey guys, Mark Ryan from IGN here. I saw this thread posted on IGN's message board and wanted to address you personally. If plagiarized content is appearing in our wiki, please know that it's users posting it, not "IGN." xICooRsYIx is right--people are trying to win the Gears 3 Xbox that we're giving away and are in the process stealing content. I don't condone this at all. As a long-time guide writer I'm familiar with seeing my content published places I didn't authorize and it sucks.

    Some users have already been helping us ID plagiarized content by flagging pages and we've been taking it down as fast as we can find it. I went through all of the pages linked by the OP and deleted the content I could ID as plagiarized. If you find anything else, I'd love your help flagging the pages. Or feel free to drop me a personal e-mail: markryan [[a]] ign.com.

    It's cool if you still hate IGN but I would prefer you didn't hate us over this

    Cheers.
    Thank you Ryan, I'm getting the word out now.
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    IGN isn't copying, it's the people trying to win something who are plagiarizing.

    Edit: Posting just so everyone is clear about this.
    It's pronounced "Gib" with a hard G sound, not a j sound. Epics wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    As much as i hate IGN guys, i do not think this is their fault. Look here

    http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-wa...utor_Challenge

    They were asking the public to contribute to their new gears wiki page. The person who contributed the most to this "gear wiki" would win a console bundle. and the runner up gets something as well. So someone obviously just went on the real gearspedia and copy-pasted everything thinking that would earn them the reward of the console bundle.

    It even states...
    "Copy/pasting someone else's written content is not allowed in the wiki. We can tell when it happens. It doesn't help your chances of winning."

    I think we need to get in touch with IGN and inform them someone has cheated.

    -xICooRsYIx
    Quote Originally Posted by LobotiCasta+ion View Post
    IGN isn't copying, it's the people trying to win something who are plagiarizing.

    Edit: Posting just so everyone is clear about this.
    Your a little late to the party man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xICooRsYIx View Post
    Your a little late to the party man.

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    Is this a party? I tought it was the roast of IGN :P

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    Holy crap, how long has this been going on? Does the staff at IGN who write this get paid? If that's the case then I smell a major problem!

    ...and I'm willing to bet you guys are not the only site they've been cutting and pasting from.

    Correction Edit: Not the writers of IGN, but the contest entries of the contestants. Again, I don't believe this contest was all that well thought out.
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    Hey guys, please watch the accusations. Going to close this.
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