At times I’ve seen lists or guidelines or policies on the Web that impress me as something I’d like to use as a pattern for my own site.
So I copy-and-paste.
Then I personalize it to my style and localize it to my site. (I dislike — and maybe disdain and despise — plagiarism.)
One problem with the practice of borrowing content is rebroadcasting the other person’s typos and grammar violations. 🙄 (Do you know what “soul property” is?)
Another problem is inadvertently promoting the other site. 😳
Here’s a sample I saw online:
Green shows the rebroadcasting of a language slip.
Purple shows the inadvertent promotion of the source site.
Suggestion: Hire my eyeballs. (Bonus: brain tossed in at no additional fee.)
PS: Yes, I advised the site owner from whence I captured the above sight. He’s a friend. 😉 And, no, I’m not accusing him of plagiarism.