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    A Seahawks fan posted this over on the ESPN.com Patriots message board... if there doesn't turn out to be an explanation for it, than it could have some serious consequences:

     
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    :singing: hahahaahahaha

    holy crap this guy is such a scumbag
     
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    Send it to the editor at the Globe and copy the Ombudsman, or did the Globe eliminate that inconvenient position?
     
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    No big deal. Every Sunday notes column in the country does the same thing. That is why this Borges notes column and every other have this at the bottom:

    "material from personal interviews, wire services, other beat writers, and league and team sources was used in this report."
     
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    This guy has nine lives. He did not mention anything about "quoting" the Seattle piece in his story,
     
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    There's a disclaimer at the end of the article (it's in every Sunday's football notes column, not just this one) that may cover this. Here it is verbatim:

    Ron Borges's e-mail address is borges@globe.com; material from personal interviews, wire services, other beat writers, and league and team sources was used in this report.
     
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    Wow. Borges might be finished.

    No wonder he has this disclaimer at the end of the article:

     
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    someone should send that to PFT.

    Even if he says that at the bottom of his articles he's a jerk and it just makes him look like a bigger jerk.


    This dude is just like any troll on a messageboard (like the moron yesterday talking trash about Tedy)
    He just wants to get a response and piss people off.
     
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    send it to florio at PFT...he'll jump ALL over it!
     
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    I would think there'd be a big difference between "using" materials from other sources and just ripping whole parts of other articles off.

    I know I used lots of sources when I wrote reports for school, but I wasn't allowed to use them verbatim!
     
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    yeah that's garbage.

    You can't write a book word for word and then at the end cite the original book as your source.

    they taught that in English 1 and 2. I just wish i had payed attention to that stupid crap.
     
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    He can't plagiarize the whole article, but he can use snippets, especially with the disclaimer. I don't think he copied enough.
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    I could be wrong. He's a good plagiarizer and changed enough I didn't see it side by side.

    I'm in grad school and we have to take a tutorial on plagiarism.

    That's what it is.
     
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    The disclaimer allows you to lift whole paragraphs verbatim?
     
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    I am sure he doesnt just steal it and throw the disclaimer on it.he probably asked permision or maybe there is an agreement among the writers that it is ok
    plus I think you can use a percentage of stories as long as you cite it.
     
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    There's definitely something wrong here...

    Wow, at least change a word or two.

    Now Sando starts to break up into smaller paragraphs but Borges follows in style.

     
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    He needs to cite the permission if he's going to plagiarize a whole article. That's not compiling.
     
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    Just sent it to Florio. :rocker:
     
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    Didn't the Cold Hard Football Facts accuse Borges of plaigerism about 3 or 4 months ago?
     
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    Re: There's definitely something wrong here...

    This is terrible. Plus in the other article from today's BG he cites that AD can't set the edge on the run?? Did he mention that the Ravens D is designed to shoot gaps and not control gaps?

    What a waste of space on a number of levels.
     
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    If Borges gets fired for plagiarism I'm expecting it to feel even better than the Adalius Thomas signing.
     

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