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PostSubject: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:26 pm

We all know that a certain classy yet fabulous Admin over at forum.susan-boyle is well-versed in psycho-babble. It's now come to our attention that her verbiage is on par with that of a New York Times syndicated columnist! Maybe our intrepid Admin should depart from the squalid shores of Shipping-land and pursue a lucrative career as a writer. Here's what she had to say on the Forum Announcements: Susan's Birthday Announcement thread:

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions on this topic, The staff have discussed this matter at length and have received representations from a number of members, It is clear that some members wish to join together in giving a gift to Susan be it flowers or a donation to charity, others do not feel that they wish to do so. Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift. The desire of so many to be involved in giving is a strong one, and In view of this we will temporarily close this thread. In a few days we will arrange for a donation mechanism for those who do wish to contribute, with the emphasis being on a small gift and a donation to charity. A short list of suggestions will then be made, and those who who made donations will be the ones who decide on how their contributions are used.

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Bears an uncanny resemblence to the first two sentences of the third paragraph of this piece by Tara Parker-Pope -

"A Gift That Gives Right Back? The Giving Itself
By TARA PARKER-POPE Published: December 11, 2007

When my mom died a few years ago, my siblings and I were discussing the many ways life would be different without her. “No more presents,” my brother noted.

My mother was passionate about gifts. As an adult, I often urged her to stop giving presents and spend the money on herself, but she refused. She liked giving gifts too much.

Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift. Frustrated by crowds, traffic and commercialism, people can be tempted at this time of year to opt out of gift giving altogether. A 2005 survey showed that four out of five Americans think the holidays are too materialistic, according to the Center for a New American Dream, which promotes responsible consumption . . . . "


Amazing! For the full article, click here: A Gift That Gives Right Back? The Giving Itself, Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times, 12/11/2007

I'd suggest a lucrative career change on the thread itself, but SURPRISE of surprises - it's closed! I considered doing so by PM, but I've heard that this individual gets hundreds of PM's per day and can't possibly read them all (how she has time to engage in her highly classified regular day job is simply beyond me. Her day must contain a 25th or even a 26th hour that's unavailable to the rest of us mere masses. Maybe one gets extra hours in one's day with Premium Membership. Who knows??) So I'll post here, maybe word will get back to her, she'll gratefully follow up on the suggestion and become a syndicated columnist spreading her pearls of wisdom to the unwashed masses far beyond the fever swamps of SBFII (lucky masses!), make beaucoup bucks and be able to bring Susan a nice gift of her own choosing each and every day! Sounds like a win-win for all.

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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:57 pm

Now you have done it LEM! BEWARE!! You have unleashed the EVIL EYE! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:09 pm

fudgemeister wrote:
Now you have done it LEM! BEWARE!! You have unleashed the EVIL EYE! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

Beware of what?? confused
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:11 pm

Lovin' Every Minute wrote:
fudgemeister wrote:
Now you have done it LEM! BEWARE!! You have unleashed the EVIL EYE! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

Beware of what?? confused
The possessor of the EVIL EYE!!!!! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:32 pm

fudgemeister wrote:
Lovin' Every Minute wrote:
fudgemeister wrote:
Now you have done it LEM! BEWARE!! You have unleashed the EVIL EYE! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

Beware of what?? confused
The possessor of the EVIL EYE!!!!! affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops

Hoooozat?? confused Whoever wants to is free to look for as long as they think they can stand it - - - Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:34 pm

Yes, loonies, we're watching! Laughing

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PostSubject: She made a couple changes.    Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:22 pm

Tink:
Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

NY Times:
Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

Look! She made a couple changes. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:28 pm

Still copyright violation any way one looks at it, as the majority of the unattributed, uncredited quotation is still untouched, just as the original author had written it. Copyright violation.

Conduct unbecoming, I would say, for someone who is an administrator on not just one, but two, major Susan Boyle-related sites: the OS and SBFII.
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:33 pm

knudt wrote:
Tink:
Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

NY Times:
Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

Look! She made a couple changes. Rolling Eyes

Not enough. That is called copyright infringement and also plagiarisim. It is supposed to be written in one's own words or give a link or a source. I thought everyone knew that.

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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:42 pm

knudt wrote:
Tink:
Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

NY Times:
Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

Look! She made a couple changes. Rolling Eyes

ROFL ROFL ROFL LOL!! This cracked me up. It's been a long day. Yes, it's 6:40 PM EST & I'm still @ the office. drunken geek scratch
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:11 am

Lovin' Every Minute wrote:
knudt wrote:
Tink:
Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

NY Times:
Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

Look! She made a couple changes. Rolling Eyes

ROFL ROFL ROFL LOL!! This cracked me up. It's been a long day. Yes, it's 6:40 PM EST & I'm still @ the office. drunken geek scratch
I thought adding the letter U to a couple words was especially funny. It might be easier if she limited her plagiarizing to British authors. It is the smoking gun that she didn't plan to attribute it, but simply forgot. By changing to the British spelling, she has shown that she meant to pass it off as her own work.
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:20 am

knudt wrote:
Lovin' Every Minute wrote:
knudt wrote:
Tink:
Gift giving has long been a favourite subject for studies on human behaviour, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends and social groups. Indeed, psychologists say it is invariably the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

NY Times:
Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift.

Look! She made a couple changes. Rolling Eyes

ROFL ROFL ROFL LOL!! This cracked me up. It's been a long day. Yes, it's 6:40 PM EST & I'm still @ the office. drunken geek scratch
I thought adding the letter U to a couple words was especially funny. It might be easier if she limited her plagiarizing to British authors. It is the smoking gun that she didn't plan to attribute it, but simply forgot. By changing to the British spelling, she has shown that she meant to pass it off as her own work.
ROFL
How true!! ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL MEMO to British plagiarizers: The "u" will always get "you"!! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:00 am

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I thought adding the letter U to a couple words was especially funny. It might be easier if she limited her plagiarizing to British authors. It is the smoking gun that she didn't plan to attribute it, but simply forgot. By changing to the British spelling, she has shown that she meant to pass it off as her own work.
ROFL

Not a very honest act, is it? Rather makes one question her ethics now, doesn't it?

Conduct unbecoming.....
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:48 am

Clix Pix wrote:
knudt wrote:


I thought adding the letter U to a couple words was especially funny. It might be easier if she limited her plagiarizing to British authors. It is the smoking gun that she didn't plan to attribute it, but simply forgot. By changing to the British spelling, she has shown that she meant to pass it off as her own work.
ROFL

Not a very honest act, is it? Rather makes one question her ethics now, doesn't it?

Conduct unbecoming.....
It certainly is conduct unbecoming, but I don't question Tink's ethics. I have all the answers I need.
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:41 pm

There is a lack of moral compass most people have. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: It's Uncanny!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:08 pm

Rather disturbing when one considers that this individual is administrator at the OS and administrator at SBFII, two major Susan Boyle-related forums and is the Chairman of the Board of the SBFII. What's wrong with this picture?
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