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Why were my Tag Wiki edit suggestions rejected (and is it acceptable to copy-paste the Tag Wikis from SO?

I had gone and tried to improve some Tag Wikis here on AU. Here are my suggested edits (all of these tags did not have an existing Wiki). All of these I wrote myself - they weren't copy-pasted from ...
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What is the policy for dealing with plagiarism?

Over the last couple of weeks there has been a growing number of answers that are unabashed copy/pastes of entire posts from sources around the web. These have generally been pointed out in the ...
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Are you aware of askubuntu.biz?

Not sure this is the right place for such a question, but are the owners of askubuntu.com aware of a clone going by the name askubuntu.biz? It came up for me in a Google search result for "libsodium ...
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Is this website complying with our Creative Commons license, or plagiarising?

I have Google alerts set up for my name and recently came across this site, zqna.net, which is copying our questions & answers verbatim. My name is there, but I see no mention of Ask Ubuntu or ...
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Is my approach to fixing plagiarized tag wikis a good one?

I've been fixing tag wiki plagiarism lately. Recently I've been getting a lot of "reject" reviews (though only a very small number of actual rejections--accepts are still largely cancelling ...
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How should we handle plagiarized answers?

I see an increasing number of answers that are plagiarized. And, I have mentioned it a couple of times in chat as it seems to bother me quite a bit. I am posting this in meta in order to get a wider ...
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How to handle content copied from the DebianWiki (debian.wiki.org)?

In this answer to a question about aptitude, a block of text from the Debian Wiki was copied (source). While the source has been referenced by now, I think the license of the original content is not ...
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What to do with plagiarized tag-wikis?

As I was going through the tag-wikis today to try to add excerpts to those that are lacking, I found many plagiarized tag-wikis and excerpts. Examples: libvirt octave google-drive pango anacron ...
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