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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #225 on: July 16, 2012, 11:04:08 PM »
Plagerism is plagerism be it in a blog, term paper, news report. He has no excuse.


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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #226 on: July 17, 2012, 03:44:04 AM »
The proper parallel would be if a student were caught plagiarizing Wikipedia 17 times in three months. It's hard to imagine them being allowed to continue. (In this parallel, said student is not in Bristol, Conn.)


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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #227 on: July 17, 2012, 03:52:19 AM »
It's not just Wikipedia, either. When Hoppes needs background info, he cuts and pastes. There's no instinct to attempt to rewrite. Case in point from last week:

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/4718/2-athletes-are-part-of-historys-picked-off

Hoppes: "A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals. He pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

History.com's Merrill bio page on the show:
http://www.history.com/shows/picked-off/bios/ethan-and-todd-merrill
"A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals," ... "pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

He cuts. He pastes.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #228 on: July 17, 2012, 04:49:56 AM »
It's not just Wikipedia, either. When Hoppes needs background info, he cuts and pastes. There's no instinct to attempt to rewrite. Case in point from last week:

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/4718/2-athletes-are-part-of-historys-picked-off

Hoppes: "A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals. He pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

History.com's Merrill bio page on the show:
http://www.history.com/shows/picked-off/bios/ethan-and-todd-merrill
"A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals," ... "pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

He cuts. He pastes.

Maybe if they just changed his title to "scrapbooker" everyone would be happy.
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #229 on: July 17, 2012, 08:57:00 AM »

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

(How convenient to pretend not to see this thread.)


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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #230 on: July 17, 2012, 08:57:47 AM »

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

(How convenient to pretend not to see this thread.)


I doubt he's pretending he hasn't seen it. I'm guessing his bosses said "Hey, no public comments on this, at all."

Wouldn't yours?
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #231 on: July 17, 2012, 08:58:55 AM »

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

Paging Lynn Hoppes ...

(How convenient to pretend not to see this thread.)


I doubt he's pretending he hasn't seen it. I'm guessing his bosses said "Hey, no public comments on this, at all."

Wouldn't yours?

or it's just plain difficult to defend, ya know, copying and pasting other people's work.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #232 on: July 17, 2012, 09:01:15 AM »

No public comments? Well, that's convenient, too.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #233 on: July 17, 2012, 09:04:55 AM »
No question a lot of folks would like to hear Hoppes address this, but demanding he do so on SJ.com just seems silly.

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« Reply #234 on: July 17, 2012, 09:06:11 AM »
No question a lot of folks would like to hear Hoppes address this, but demanding he do so on SJ.com just seems silly.

I don't think Hoppes should address it. It's up to ESPN and APSE to do so.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #235 on: July 17, 2012, 09:06:50 AM »
No question a lot of folks would like to hear Hoppes address this, but demanding he do so on SJ.com just seems silly.

I'm sure ESPN's ombuds will have some quotes from him when they write about this. And I expect that article to hit any second now.
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #236 on: July 17, 2012, 09:08:11 AM »
He hasn't logged into the site since the morning this story broke. Not to say he hasn't seen this thread while logged out, but whenever I come to the site, I'm already logged in, as I suspect most everyone else is as well.
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #237 on: July 17, 2012, 09:08:41 AM »
Not me. Mine logs me out after six hours, even if I forget to log out.
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #238 on: July 17, 2012, 09:11:28 AM »
It's not just Wikipedia, either. When Hoppes needs background info, he cuts and pastes. There's no instinct to attempt to rewrite. Case in point from last week:

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/4718/2-athletes-are-part-of-historys-picked-off

Hoppes: "A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals. He pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

History.com's Merrill bio page on the show:
http://www.history.com/shows/picked-off/bios/ethan-and-todd-merrill
"A professional auctioneer and appraiser for Duane Merrill & Co., Ethan Merrill has conducted more than 300 auctions and appraisals," ... "pitched for the Boston Red Sox organization for four seasons before returning to his roots in the auction and appraisal business."

He cuts. He pastes.

He scores a big paycheck ...

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #239 on: July 17, 2012, 09:21:41 AM »
One thing I don't get, when you are doing that job and you don't want to rewrite stuff like that for whatever reason, why not just link to it and be done?

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #240 on: July 17, 2012, 10:04:40 AM »
He hasn't logged into the site since the morning this story broke. Not to say he hasn't seen this thread while logged out, but whenever I come to the site, I'm already logged in, as I suspect most everyone else is as well.

And he hasn't written anything for ESPN or Tweeted anything since last week's ESPYs.

Vacation?

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #241 on: July 17, 2012, 10:11:40 AM »
I'll just write his response.
He can cut and paste it next week.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #242 on: July 17, 2012, 12:27:54 PM »
He hasn't logged into the site since the morning this story broke. Not to say he hasn't seen this thread while logged out, but whenever I come to the site, I'm already logged in, as I suspect most everyone else is as well.

And he hasn't written anything for ESPN or Tweeted anything since last week's ESPYs.

Vacation?
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #243 on: July 17, 2012, 06:16:06 PM »
I'll just write his response.
He can cut and paste it next week.

Worth a quote.
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #244 on: July 18, 2012, 07:13:55 AM »
Here's my take:

I'll just write his response.
He can cut and paste it next week.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #245 on: July 18, 2012, 07:19:47 AM »
All is quiet on the ESPN front.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #246 on: July 19, 2012, 08:23:49 AM »
Quick, everybody clean up a bit because we're going to get some company.

http://deadspin.com/5926978/lynn-hoppes-copies-press-releases-too
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« Reply #247 on: July 19, 2012, 08:33:30 AM »
Quick, everybody clean up a bit because we're going to get some company.

http://deadspin.com/5926978/lynn-hoppes-copies-press-releases-too
The ESPN apology was the first I've seen. With this new allegation, I say get this guy out of Bristol on the first thing smoking.

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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #248 on: July 19, 2012, 08:38:46 AM »
Quick, everybody clean up a bit because we're going to get some company.

http://deadspin.com/5926978/lynn-hoppes-copies-press-releases-too
The ESPN apology was the first I've seen. With this new allegation, I say get this guy out of Bristol on the first thing smoking.

Wouldn't this still fall under "journalistic laziness"? I'm not saying he shouldn't be canned (he should), but if they didn't fire him for ripping off Wikipedia, why would they do it for this? It seems like the same kind of transgression, just further proof of his "laziness".
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Re: Paging Lynn Hoppes ...
« Reply #249 on: July 19, 2012, 08:42:44 AM »
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