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Justice prevails at last!

Just a little over a year ago, dshael reported that polgarawolf had posted a Doctor Who story on fanfiction.net that contained text stolen from a variety of DW fan writers, including dameruth, cherryice, Joolz, and myself. On the theory that plagiarists are often repeat offenders, several of us went digging and discovered that a large number of her other stories (mostly Star Wars) contained bits plagiarized from many authors in many different fandoms, as well as passages from published novels.

It's a long, messy tale, and if you don't already know the details you can find them here, here, here, and here.



Briefly, Polgarawolf denied plagiarizing anything, complained on her LJ that her accusers were trolls and bullies, and deleted responses containing proof.  She also posted to the thread in stop_plagiarism, threatening to sue for libel if the report on her wasn't removed.  (It wasn't and she didn't.)

Unfortunately, the mods on fanfiction.net don't always respond to complaints.  The plagiarized stories remained up.

Today, I saw a bunch of comments on fanficrants that the FFN mods had been deleting stories with summaries that were not G-rated.  I wondered if they'd been tending to other problems, and went to look.

Polgarawolf's FFN account is gone.  "User is no longer an active member."  My reaction is nicely expressed below:


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wendymr
May. 30th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!!
lindenharp
May. 30th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
*grins*
hab318princess
May. 30th, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
so glad to hear you've had good news in this
lindenharp
May. 30th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
dshael
May. 30th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
This calls for celebration! I'll go buy some dancing shoes, hang on... *g*
lindenharp
May. 30th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
While you get the shoes, I'll pour the champagne. (Into glasses, not the shoes.)

Edited at 2012-05-30 02:14 pm (UTC)
dshael
May. 30th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
...thank you for the clarification. (ROFL)
kensieg
May. 30th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Great!
lindenharp
May. 30th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed.
garpu
May. 30th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yay!
lindenharp
May. 30th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
And also yippee!
garpu
May. 30th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
I remember when it was happening. She was a nasty (and delusional) piece of work.
lindenharp
May. 31st, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Yes. Wishing a horrible, slow, painful death from cancer on her accusers was especially creepy.
garpu
May. 31st, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was just a little bit beyond the pale.
wendymr
May. 31st, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Because no-one can say it better than Josh Lyman (paraphrasing):

Victory is ours, victory is ours. Great day in the morning, people, victory is ours.

We drink from the keg of glory. Bring us the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.


Erm. Well. Anyway - that's wonderful news!
lindenharp
May. 31st, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
Muffins and bagels and champagne! Let the wild rumpus begin!
rose_cat
May. 31st, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
Wah-HOO! *throws confetti everywhere*
lindenharp
Jun. 1st, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
*dances through the confetti*

*hands rose_cat a broom*
rose_cat
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
*rose_cat sweeps up and then uses the bathroom* :p
dameruth
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I'm playing catch-up from the weekend (still at something like "skip=100," but getting there . . .), and this was a nice bit of news to run across. Thanks for the update! :D
lindenharp
Jun. 2nd, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
It always feels good to share good news. Have some champagne... and I think there are some bagels left...
lyricwrites
Jun. 7th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Awesome! Party time!

I remember reading through one of those stop_plagiarism threads, where she showed up, and being like, "She didn't really just say . . . nope, not hallucinating, she did. Okay, reading on . . . did she actually just go there?" I mean, it just. Didn't. Stop. With the WTF sauce. Glad someone has dropped the banhammer on her.
lindenharp
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
I wasn't surprised that she lied. Many plagiarists lie when they're caught. What astounded me is that she seemed to believe that people would actually swallow her lies.

*shakes head*
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