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Discussion on: Someone Stole My DEV Article! How To Build a Python Script to Detect Stolen Content

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

This is seriously AWESOME!

I work as DEV's Community Manager and would love to figure out how we might be able to use this to find potential plagiarism on DEV. I'm a non-developer, so bear with me here... πŸ˜…

I'm wondering if this could be adjusted so that an admin wouldn't need to search for the title of an article, but instead the tool would bubble up a list of DEV articles that are duplicates or near duplicates based on what's posted in the title and body. Then an admin could review the material and investigate whether it is indeed plagiarism or not.

I may be thinking of something entirely different here, but you have definitely captured my interest with this. Thank you for sharing!

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Jesse Smith Byers Author

Thank you for the feedback! This could definitely be tweaked for something like that. I’ll send you a DM so I can better understand the problem you’re aiming to solve.

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Jesse Smith Byers Author

OK, I don't think I can send you a DM unless you follow me!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Good stuff! Just followed you. Thought I was already, but now I am for sure. πŸ™‚