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Forum topic by PG_Zac posted 03-27-2010 08:44 PM 3276 views 0 times favorited 122 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2010 08:44 PM

PoopieKat has a thread going about Plagiarism, and I think Kunk raised a good point – We can only control ourselves, and suggested that we take a pledge.

With respect Kunk, I think that idea needs its own Forum topic, so I have taken your idea and modified it a bit, and post it here. If we (LJ’s) keep adding to the pledge, then this post will always be visible on the LJ main page.

The LumberJocks Integrity Pledge

All work and ideas that I post on this site will either be my own work, or be clearly labelled as the work of another, or labelled as inspired by another. I will not present the work of someone else as my own.

If I use pictures, descriptions and any form of original work as a point of reference, I will get permission, where possible, and always give the originator credit for their work.

If you agree, just post your approval as a new comment.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 10:46 PM

Sounds good to me.


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#2 posted 03-27-2010 10:49 PM

I second that..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 10:57 PM

sounds good to me. but the “inspired by another” is got a lot of gray area. like i saw a picture in fine woodworking and the technical detailed with it and applied it to something completely different. I would consider this original. and my kitchen cabinets I consider 100% original, even though they are standard 24” base with full overlay blah blah blah.

If I tried to duplicate a fellow LJ’ers work and gave it a twist of my own, I would consider this “inspired by”.

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 11:01 PM

I agree. Wholeheartedly.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 11:06 PM

I will take that pledge with pride.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 11:07 PM

I agree.

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#7 posted 03-27-2010 11:14 PM

i’m in .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-27-2010 11:15 PM

“Why should I give you a sample of my DNA when I’m not accused of any crime?”

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 03-27-2010 11:15 PM

Do I have to hold one hand up? Maybe right hand up left hand on a piece of 1/4 sawn white oak while you recite it?


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#10 posted 03-27-2010 11:30 PM

That is a most reasonable approach.
I agree with enthusiasm.

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#11 posted 03-27-2010 11:37 PM

I agree as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 03-27-2010 11:42 PM

I agree

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#13 posted 03-27-2010 11:56 PM

works for me,
im allergic to the drama that accompanies trying to screw other people over.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#14 posted 03-27-2010 11:58 PM

I second that emotion.

[grew up in Motown…..]

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#15 posted 03-28-2010 12:11 AM

Sure, count me in

--, Making design and application one. †

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