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Just a little over a year ago, [livejournal.com profile] dshael reported that [livejournal.com profile] polgarawolf had posted a Doctor Who story on fanfiction.net that contained text stolen from a variety of DW fan writers, including [livejournal.com profile] dameruth, [livejournal.com profile] cherryice, Joolz, and myself. On the theory that plagiarists are often repeat offenders, several of us went digging and discovered that a large number of her other stories (mostly Star Wars) contained bits plagiarized from many authors in many different fandoms, as well as passages from published novels.

It's a long, messy tale, and if you don't already know the details you can find them here, here, here, and here.



Briefly, Polgarawolf denied plagiarizing anything, complained on her LJ that her accusers were trolls and bullies, and deleted responses containing proof.  She also posted to the thread in [livejournal.com profile] stop_plagiarism, threatening to sue for libel if the report on her wasn't removed.  (It wasn't and she didn't.)

Unfortunately, the mods on fanfiction.net don't always respond to complaints.  The plagiarized stories remained up.

Today, I saw a bunch of comments on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants that the FFN mods had been deleting stories with summaries that were not G-rated.  I wondered if they'd been tending to other problems, and went to look.

Polgarawolf's FFN account is gone.  "User is no longer an active member."  My reaction is nicely expressed below:


Date: 2012-05-30 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
YAY!!!!!

Date: 2012-05-30 01:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-30 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hab318princess.livejournal.com
so glad to hear you've had good news in this

Date: 2012-05-30 01:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-30 11:10 am (UTC)
ext_17795: (grin)
From: [identity profile] dshael.livejournal.com
This calls for celebration! I'll go buy some dancing shoes, hang on... *g*

Date: 2012-05-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
While you get the shoes, I'll pour the champagne. (Into glasses, not the shoes.)
Edited Date: 2012-05-30 02:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-30 05:08 pm (UTC)
ext_17795: (spock emotes)
From: [identity profile] dshael.livejournal.com
...thank you for the clarification. (ROFL)

Date: 2012-05-30 01:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-30 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Yes, indeed.

Date: 2012-05-30 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
I remember when it was happening. She was a nasty (and delusional) piece of work.

Date: 2012-05-31 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Yes. Wishing a horrible, slow, painful death from cancer on her accusers was especially creepy.

Date: 2012-05-31 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
Yeah, that was just a little bit beyond the pale.

Date: 2012-05-31 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
Because no-one can say it better than Josh Lyman (paraphrasing):

Victory is ours, victory is ours. Great day in the morning, people, victory is ours.

We drink from the keg of glory. Bring us the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.


Erm. Well. Anyway - that's wonderful news!

Date: 2012-05-31 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Muffins and bagels and champagne! Let the wild rumpus begin!

Date: 2012-05-31 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-cat.livejournal.com
Wah-HOO! *throws confetti everywhere*

Date: 2012-06-01 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
*dances through the confetti*

*hands [livejournal.com profile] rose_cat a broom*

Date: 2012-06-01 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-cat.livejournal.com
*[livejournal.com profile] rose_cat sweeps up and then uses the bathroom* :p

Date: 2012-06-01 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dameruth.livejournal.com
Very cool! I'm playing catch-up from the weekend (still at something like "skip=100," but getting there . . .), and this was a nice bit of news to run across. Thanks for the update! :D

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