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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2015 at 08:59
I have also noticed that review. It's his first attempt to a review after a number of ratings. He started with a bunch of 4 and 5 stars then went to 1 and 2. The review doesn't say much other than "I don't understand this kind of music" and denotes also a lack of attention in listening. However, badly written doesn't mean improper or offensive, so even if its value is close to zero I think it can stay. If the admins think it deserves attention, I'd sugget to PM the reviewer and underline him the rules. Somebody did the same with me for my first review which was a 1-star to GTR. After that, I have rewritten it completely, following the rules. (my rating remained 1-star).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote batmura Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2016 at 12:27
Resolved. Thanks to everyone involved.

Edited by batmura - August 16 2016 at 15:38
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2016 at 12:47
Wouldn't call this plagiarism by any means. He clearly mentions that it is a bit from an interview. He is basically just relegating what the band intended with the music. Sure he could've said where he read the interview but...come on. If I were you I would've written him a mail and asked him to edit the review so as readers can see where the interview is from. It's not like he plagiarised your words.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2016 at 14:58
Agree with David. Was going to edit it myself, but I see it's been edited. Plagiarism is a serious charge, and is a term that should be carefully used, but that involves passing off other people's writings, inventions or thoughts as one's own.   As said, he clearly mentions that he is quoting the musician from an interview. If he had not done so, then one might accuse it of plagiarism of the artist rather than the interviewer, but he did mention it. Where it did fall short by the terms of my formal work was properly citing the source and using quotation marks, but that seems to have been fixed. In some cases one can't quote any portions of an article by law without permission, but commonly fair dealing/ fair use policies permit quotations in such cases (in reviews, satires, academic papers, various non-commercial applications) -- that said, proper citation and quotation, as said, is good.

Generally a PM to the reviewer is considered the nicest way to address such problems. I'm positive no malice was intended by the reviewer, and the reviewer is, in my experience, a very nice person.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2016 at 12:31
Not sure it's abuse, but what is it?
A joke? A bad case of English as a second language? Or both?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2016 at 12:52
^ dozen braques ani rulez an is anglisse hes betteur dan mine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2016 at 17:23
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Not sure it's abuse, but what is it?
A joke? A bad case of English as a second language? Or both?
What a psychedelia ... like me in my early PA days. Tongue
Not against PA rules, anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rivertree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2016 at 15:41
LOL I'm amused at this writing too, a somewhat proto-prog psychedelia expression

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Mandy!!! Perhaps he has returned LOLHeart
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Mandy!!! Perhaps he has returned LOLHeart


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2016 at 16:05
oh that review shoe fits doesn't it. Like a walk back through a reviewing time machine to PA's circa 2006.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2016 at 04:33
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Not sure it's abuse, but what is it?
A joke? A bad case of English as a second language? Or both?
What a psychedelia ... like me in my early PA days. Tongue
Not against PA rules, anyway.
LOL

Yeah, was pretty sure it wasn't against the rules, just wanted to check with you. Gotta hand it to the reviewer though, his enthusiasm for album and band piqued my curiosity about them, so you could say the review served its purpose.
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http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=47940 review # 1697568 by MEEK

What kind of nonsense is this? no review but copy and paste of the special guests!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2017 at 15:29
You're right, what a foolish review, and most certainly he copied/pasted directly the mail received from newprogreleases.blogspot.com without no extra contribution - such people is incredible !!!!
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