Allpoetry.com – Still Great

No matter how many good things I say about the Allpoetry network, they always seem to exceed my expectations. Today was no different.

I was informed about someone plagiarizing one of my poems on the site. I investigated and, sure enough, someone was using my poem “97 Percent” as their own. The funny part, if there is one, is that the person entered it into a contest and won, taking home the gold trophy and 300 points.

Flattering, to be certain, but still grating.

I informed the admins there, as I always do, and got a response within fifteen minutes, even at the early morning hour I submitted the complaint. The matter was handled swiftly and, within about 20 minutes of the initial complaint, the infringing work was down and the matter was, in my opinion, closed.

Personally, I never expected the moderators to do much more. Even though I did a thorough search, I couldn’t find any other works of mine stolen and it seemed to be an isolated incident. However, the moderators went ahead and voided the contest she won, reopening it for those who’d already entered it, and took down the other works in the account.

In the end, they did more than what was fair for myself and they did a great job looking out for the others who entered the contest. They are truly an example for other sites to follow…

107 comments
Poppy Stewart
Poppy Stewart

I'm alarmed and dismayed at the way the new 'beta' version of all poetry is inferior in many areas to the original site.

Would love others to comment on that please.

Bill
Bill

the problem is...alot of people don't want the responsibility of being moderator there. considering kevin cares more about the site persay that the people there. I've been a member of the site nearly 9 yrs. I've seen alot people come and go..for two there are a limited amount of moderators there that can not see everything that goes on.

Bill
Bill

the problem is...alot of people don't want the responsibility of being moderator there. considering kevin cares more about the site persay that the people there. I've been a member of the site nearly 9 yrs. I've seen alot people come and go..for two there are a limited amount of moderators there that can not see everything that goes on.

Bill
Bill

the problem is...alot of people don't want the responsibility of being moderator there. considering kevin cares more about the site persay that the people there. I've been a member of the site nearly 9 yrs. I've seen alot people come and go..for two there are a limited amount of moderators there that can not see everything that goes on.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Do you need any help working with the second host, feel free to email me if I can assist.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Do you need any help working with the second host, feel free to email me if I can assist.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Do you need any help working with the second host, feel free to email me if I can assist.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Do you need any help working with the second host, feel free to email me if I can assist.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Do you need any help working with the second host, feel free to email me if I can assist.

Chandni
Chandni

Yahoo took down that post!

Only, the plagiarist posted it on another site now.
I rally am contemplating removing all my poems from the internet after checking each of them.

Chandni
Chandni

Yahoo took down that post!Only, the plagiarist posted it on another site now.I rally am contemplating removing all my poems from the internet after checking each of them.

Chandni
Chandni

Yahoo took down that post!Only, the plagiarist posted it on another site now.I rally am contemplating removing all my poems from the internet after checking each of them.

Chandni
Chandni

Thank you so much - I got a reply from Yahoo and stated what they told me to state. However, I haven't heard from them again. I'm gonna give it until Monday and then I'll see..

Chandni
Chandni

Thank you so much - I got a reply from Yahoo and stated what they told me to state. However, I haven't heard from them again. I'm gonna give it until Monday and then I'll see..

Chandni
Chandni

Thank you so much - I got a reply from Yahoo and stated what they told me to state. However, I haven't heard from them again. I'm gonna give it until Monday and then I'll see..

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Chandni,

First off, I'm glad that this article and this site was able to help. However, regarding the plagiarist in you've encountered, if you need any help getting specific works removed, let me know. I don't track individual plagiarists much anymore for a variety of reasons, but if you have some plagiarisms you need removed, I should be able to help.

Just send me an email via the contact page and I'll look into it.

Chandni
Chandni

Hi there -

First of all, I am exceptionally happy that you hav written this article - I've been a member of allpoetry for 3 years now and have no complaints.

Anyway, thereal reason for my commenting is that had you not written this article, I would not have found this website and so I wouldn't be aware of people plagiarising my poems.

I he found some people and have gotten them banned - with the exception of a few [and I have no idea what to do with them]. I even found this one girl who stole MANY poems all from people on AP - and so my friend and I contacted the people whose work was plagiarised and all of it has been taken down.

My reason for coming back today was to see if you had any information about a certain individual who calls himself Wifred John and has many many blogs and sites and plagiarises many works. I believe if you search "Wilfred John Plagiarist" on google, you will find more information.

I just found him plagiarising one work of mine and have contacted yahoo to take down the post. Anyway, the person who notified me of him said that many sites have banned him but websites like Yahoo Shine and Blogger have done nothing at all - despite the many complaints against him.

I have though, ran the name through AP and found two accounts of his - both banned.

Anyway, thank you so much
Chandni

[ Never Fall in Love @ allpoetry.com ]

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Chandni,First off, I'm glad that this article and this site was able to help. However, regarding the plagiarist in you've encountered, if you need any help getting specific works removed, let me know. I don't track individual plagiarists much anymore for a variety of reasons, but if you have some plagiarisms you need removed, I should be able to help. Just send me an email via the contact page and I'll look into it.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Chandni,First off, I'm glad that this article and this site was able to help. However, regarding the plagiarist in you've encountered, if you need any help getting specific works removed, let me know. I don't track individual plagiarists much anymore for a variety of reasons, but if you have some plagiarisms you need removed, I should be able to help. Just send me an email via the contact page and I'll look into it.

Chandni
Chandni

Hi there - First of all, I am exceptionally happy that you hav written this article - I've been a member of allpoetry for 3 years now and have no complaints.Anyway, thereal reason for my commenting is that had you not written this article, I would not have found this website and so I wouldn't be aware of people plagiarising my poems.I he found some people and have gotten them banned - with the exception of a few [and I have no idea what to do with them]. I even found this one girl who stole MANY poems all from people on AP - and so my friend and I contacted the people whose work was plagiarised and all of it has been taken down.My reason for coming back today was to see if you had any information about a certain individual who calls himself Wifred John and has many many blogs and sites and plagiarises many works. I believe if you search "Wilfred John Plagiarist" on google, you will find more information.I just found him plagiarising one work of mine and have contacted yahoo to take down the post. Anyway, the person who notified me of him said that many sites have banned him but websites like Yahoo Shine and Blogger have done nothing at all - despite the many complaints against him.I have though, ran the name through AP and found two accounts of his - both banned.Anyway, thank you so muchChandni [ Never Fall in Love @ allpoetry.com ]

Chandni
Chandni

Hi there - First of all, I am exceptionally happy that you hav written this article - I've been a member of allpoetry for 3 years now and have no complaints.Anyway, thereal reason for my commenting is that had you not written this article, I would not have found this website and so I wouldn't be aware of people plagiarising my poems.I he found some people and have gotten them banned - with the exception of a few [and I have no idea what to do with them]. I even found this one girl who stole MANY poems all from people on AP - and so my friend and I contacted the people whose work was plagiarised and all of it has been taken down.My reason for coming back today was to see if you had any information about a certain individual who calls himself Wifred John and has many many blogs and sites and plagiarises many works. I believe if you search "Wilfred John Plagiarist" on google, you will find more information.I just found him plagiarising one work of mine and have contacted yahoo to take down the post. Anyway, the person who notified me of him said that many sites have banned him but websites like Yahoo Shine and Blogger have done nothing at all - despite the many complaints against him.I have though, ran the name through AP and found two accounts of his - both banned.Anyway, thank you so muchChandni [ Never Fall in Love @ allpoetry.com ]

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Rick: It is important to remember though, it is not just the author, but the reader, who is defrauded by plagiarism. Plagiarism is not just taking someone's words, it is a lie to the public. I put forth that while there is praise in being plagiarized, it is still worth fighting both for the poet and for audience...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Rick: It is important to remember though, it is not just the author, but the reader, who is defrauded by plagiarism. Plagiarism is not just taking someone's words, it is a lie to the public. I put forth that while there is praise in being plagiarized, it is still worth fighting both for the poet and for audience...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Rick: It is important to remember though, it is not just the author, but the reader, who is defrauded by plagiarism. Plagiarism is not just taking someone's words, it is a lie to the public. I put forth that while there is praise in being plagiarized, it is still worth fighting both for the poet and for audience...

rick fernandez sr.
rick fernandez sr.

plagarism runs rampant on the internet because there is really no way to stop it.but the best part is who cares.one who writes poetry online oughtta know his own work when he spots it. that is merit enough. let all these cannibals eat their own words. like the saying goes: for the writer there is no glory just praise.r.rivera1966

rick fernandez sr.
rick fernandez sr.

plagarism runs rampant on the internet because there is really no way to stop it.but the best part is who cares.one who writes poetry online oughtta know his own work when he spots it. that is merit enough. let all these cannibals eat their own words. like the saying goes: for the writer there is no glory just praise.r.rivera1966

rick fernandez sr.
rick fernandez sr.

plagarism runs rampant on the internet because there is really no way to stop it.but the best part is who cares.one who writes poetry online oughtta know his own work when he spots it. that is merit enough. let all these cannibals eat their own words. like the saying goes: for the writer there is no glory just praise.r.rivera1966

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong.One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users.It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong.

One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users.

It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong.

One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users.

It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong. One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users. It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong.

One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users.

It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Pen Orphan: This is an issue that can happen with any large community site that uses moderators. Finding good people to give power to is very difficult, especially when you aren't paying them and have no leverage over them should they do something wrong.
One thing I have seen some sites do is create something of a council or "appeals court" that, while not moderators themselves, have the ability to mediate disputes between moderators and users.
It's just a thought, but it has worked before. Moderator rotation is a means of protection, but even it can't prevent the larger problem of just plain bad moderators...

pen orphan
pen orphan

I was a member of AllPoetry for a time...I do think its a great site for the duration I was there but I also think the moderators should be rotated more often. Kevin (the owner of the site) wrote a column stating that they would be rotated, but it only seems the same ones were being rotated out and back in. A few havent been rotated for years upon years. That can lead to certain moderators letting their authority on the site go to their head and communicating with members in a stressed out abrupt way. I was spoken down to a number of times and it played a huge factor in me leaving the site. Exclamation points were used at me when there shouldnt have been any. If you look at the long time moderators and moderator manager's author's page, some havent even written poems in a long long while, so that tells you they are just on the site for the authority purpose to weild their power and not for the creative purpose. Its a volunteer admin role on a poetry site and sadly for some of those moderators it gives them the power they are obviously lacking in their lives and they go overboard with it. Some not all....They wont be rotated out, (the long time ones)for they are best friends of the site supervisor who is suppose to rotate out the old and bring in the new.

pen orphan
pen orphan

I was a member of AllPoetry for a time...I do think its a great site for the duration I was there but I also think the moderators should be rotated more often.
Kevin (the owner of the site) wrote a column stating that they would be rotated, but it only seems the same ones were being rotated out and back in. A few havent been rotated for years upon years.
That can lead to certain moderators letting their authority on the site go to their head and communicating with members in a stressed out abrupt way. I was spoken down to a number of times and it played a huge factor in me leaving the site. Exclamation points were used at me when there shouldnt have been any.
If you look at the long time moderators and moderator manager's author's page, some havent even written poems in a long long while, so that tells you they are just on the site for the authority purpose to weild their power and not for the creative purpose. Its a volunteer admin role on a poetry site and sadly for some of those moderators it gives them the power they are obviously lacking in their lives and they go overboard with it. Some not all....
They wont be rotated out, (the long time ones)for they are best friends of the site supervisor who is suppose to rotate out the old and bring in the new.

pen orphan
pen orphan

I was a member of AllPoetry for a time...I do think its a great site for the duration I was there but I also think the moderators should be rotated more often.
Kevin (the owner of the site) wrote a column stating that they would be rotated, but it only seems the same ones were being rotated out and back in. A few havent been rotated for years upon years.
That can lead to certain moderators letting their authority on the site go to their head and communicating with members in a stressed out abrupt way. I was spoken down to a number of times and it played a huge factor in me leaving the site. Exclamation points were used at me when there shouldnt have been any.
If you look at the long time moderators and moderator manager's author's page, some havent even written poems in a long long while, so that tells you they are just on the site for the authority purpose to weild their power and not for the creative purpose. Its a volunteer admin role on a poetry site and sadly for some of those moderators it gives them the power they are obviously lacking in their lives and they go overboard with it. Some not all....
They wont be rotated out, (the long time ones)for they are best friends of the site supervisor who is suppose to rotate out the old and bring in the new.

pen orphan
pen orphan

I was a member of AllPoetry for a time...I do think its a great site for the duration I was there but I also think the moderators should be rotated more often. Kevin (the owner of the site) wrote a column stating that they would be rotated, but it only seems the same ones were being rotated out and back in. A few havent been rotated for years upon years. That can lead to certain moderators letting their authority on the site go to their head and communicating with members in a stressed out abrupt way. I was spoken down to a number of times and it played a huge factor in me leaving the site. Exclamation points were used at me when there shouldnt have been any. If you look at the long time moderators and moderator manager's author's page, some havent even written poems in a long long while, so that tells you they are just on the site for the authority purpose to weild their power and not for the creative purpose. Its a volunteer admin role on a poetry site and sadly for some of those moderators it gives them the power they are obviously lacking in their lives and they go overboard with it. Some not all.... They wont be rotated out, (the long time ones)for they are best friends of the site supervisor who is suppose to rotate out the old and bring in the new.

pen orphan
pen orphan

I was a member of AllPoetry for a time...I do think its a great site for the duration I was there but I also think the moderators should be rotated more often.
Kevin (the owner of the site) wrote a column stating that they would be rotated, but it only seems the same ones were being rotated out and back in. A few havent been rotated for years upon years.
That can lead to certain moderators letting their authority on the site go to their head and communicating with members in a stressed out abrupt way. I was spoken down to a number of times and it played a huge factor in me leaving the site. Exclamation points were used at me when there shouldnt have been any.
If you look at the long time moderators and moderator manager's author's page, some havent even written poems in a long long while, so that tells you they are just on the site for the authority purpose to weild their power and not for the creative purpose. Its a volunteer admin role on a poetry site and sadly for some of those moderators it gives them the power they are obviously lacking in their lives and they go overboard with it. Some not all....
They wont be rotated out, (the long time ones)for they are best friends of the site supervisor who is suppose to rotate out the old and bring in the new.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Georgia & wbiro: Thanks to both of you for all of your wonderful work there. I greatly appreciate the strong community effort on AllPoetry to protect all poets. Thank you.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Georgia & wbiro: Thanks to both of you for all of your wonderful work there. I greatly appreciate the strong community effort on AllPoetry to protect all poets. Thank you.

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Georgia & wbiro: Thanks to both of you for all of your wonderful work there. I greatly appreciate the strong community effort on AllPoetry to protect all poets. Thank you.

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap.

aslanlight

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap.

aslanlight

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap.aslanlight

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap.
aslanlight

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap.

aslanlight

Georgia
Georgia

I'm so glad you got it sorted out. I find that they're very willing to help with any problems or complaints I might have in ap. aslanlight

wbiro
wbiro

I enjoy taking young poets under my wing at AP, and I had just one plagiarizing case, where the young (early teen) poet would search the web and post works as her own. Her overnight improvement I saw as suspect, she went from typical early teen writing (which I told her isn't bad in itself, if it connects with her intended audience) to refined diction and subject matter. The plagiarizing was easy to catch- I would simply do an Internet search for a phrase or two in the piece and links to the original author and piece would come up. I'd chastise her, but her difficult home environment did not lend itself to giving life an honest go. She, as all such plagiarizers, did not have a driving need to write or communicate anything original, and did not stay long...

wbiro
wbiro

I enjoy taking young poets under my wing at AP, and I had just one plagiarizing case, where the young (early teen) poet would search the web and post works as her own. Her overnight improvement I saw as suspect, she went from typical early teen writing (which I told her isn't bad in itself, if it connects with her intended audience) to refined diction and subject matter. The plagiarizing was easy to catch- I would simply do an Internet search for a phrase or two in the piece and links to the original author and piece would come up. I'd chastise her, but her difficult home environment did not lend itself to giving life an honest go. She, as all such plagiarizers, did not have a driving need to write or communicate anything original, and did not stay long...

wbiro
wbiro

I enjoy taking young poets under my wing at AP, and I had just one plagiarizing case, where the young (early teen) poet would search the web and post works as her own. Her overnight improvement I saw as suspect, she went from typical early teen writing (which I told her isn't bad in itself, if it connects with her intended audience) to refined diction and subject matter. The plagiarizing was easy to catch- I would simply do an Internet search for a phrase or two in the piece and links to the original author and piece would come up. I'd chastise her, but her difficult home environment did not lend itself to giving life an honest go. She, as all such plagiarizers, did not have a driving need to write or communicate anything original, and did not stay long...