I disagree. Thoughtlessly copying and pasting material from other sources is a common tactic for the mind-numbed here.<quoted text>
Considering Topix is not an academic institution, plagarism does not exist here.
Posting parts of copyrighted material is not copyright infringement does not exist here much either.
There is a lot if unethical activities here though and "cut and paste" is one of the least.
More importantly, no one expects Harvard Blue Book cites to copied material. But a link to copied sources is expected -- at least on this thread. And regardless of expectations, long copying from copyrighted sources is copyright infringement, citation or not. And copying without credit is plagiarism whether the material is copyrighted or public domain.
It is generally not done on this thread. And when it is done, it is usually called for the theft it is.