Okay, I don't know if it's actually because efbasketball got deleted, but over the last few weeks, I've seen a lot more plagiarism than usual....
People...this is not cool...Plagiarism is the outright copying of someone else's hard work without giving them any credit whatsoever. I could care less if you take someone's idea and put your own spin, your own words, your own thoughts on it, but when you just outright copy and paste someone else's work, that's just wrong...in fact...that's why it's considered morally inethical in our country and in many cases falls under the protection of copyright law. (Ignore the bottom part of the image below...)
Like the picture above states, if you plagiarize, it's basically telling the world that you have absolutely no creative thinking skills whatsoever. I'm fairly confident that on FanNation, plagiarism can lead to a member's deletion, however, I have no information to back that up as certain fact.
If you are going to use someone else's work, please DO NOT copy and paste the ENTIRE article/essay/blog from the person. Take only what you need, which is usually a quote or two, and CITE IT...(A great citation website)
In closing...don't plagiarize...It's easy for you to do, but you're basically stealing the work of someone else that took them a lot of time and effort to complete....