This page has been marked as plagiarised, as large portions of the article has been copied and pasted from James-005. Please remove plagiarised content.
Yo don't know if you got the first but i did change the things from Halopedia that i stole, if there anymore please make sure to tell me or DM me on discord (Solo#0005)
--Solo Invictus 072 (talk) 07:54, June 11, 2020 (UTC) Kind Regards Solo Invitctus S072
Greetings. Apologies for not addressing this sooner, but it looks like there are still a number of places where sentences or phrases are still directly unchanged from the Halopedia article. Per point 1 concerning Plagiarism on our site rules page, "taking a sentence, paragraph or indeed an entire article from another user and pasting it into your own article. This would be counted as plagiarism, even with several edits to the parts written." Naturally, when you're expanding on a canon character, you're going to have to cover the same ground as the article about it in canon. However, it needs to be done in your own words entirely, and besides—that's honestly part of the fun. You could invent your own childhood section for James rather than copy word for word. I'll outline some of the things I've spotted below, but these need to be removed entirely, not just swapped out for synonyms or given phrases in between.
The opening quote being from the book is fine, but the attribution tag "Dr. Catherine Halsey to the abducted child conscripts" is kind of obviously copied.
The phrase "genetically, intellectually, and physically gifted" is catchy, but I can't un-see where you got it from.
"in 2519 him and his fellow trainees were taken to the Military Wilderness Training Preserve for a mission of where each trainee needed to find a way to get back to base with one piece of a map" remains very close the Halopedia's "In 2519, he was taken alongside his fellow trainees to a Military Wilderness Training Preserve for a mission that required each trainee to be left alone in the woods with a only a single piece of a map."
"In July 14, 2523, James and his fellow Spartan-IIs Trainees had begun training against the brutal UNSC Tango Company in war games. At some point" mirrors Halopedia's "James and the others traveled to Emerald Cove for an underwater mission. There, they abandoned Mendez and lived on their own on an island for a few days. By July 14, 2523, James and his fellow Spartan-IIs had begun facing the formidable and ruthless UNSC Marine Corps' Tango Company in simulated war games. At some point"
"to investigate unusual Covenant activity" from Halopedia's "to investigate Covenant activity which was considered "un-natural""
"Within the museum Blue Team discovered that the Covenant were scanning a simple piece of igneous rock and sending information to a Covenant ship, while the Spartans eliminated Kig Yar patrols a duo of Mgalekgolo" from "Within the museum, Blue Team discovered that the Covenant were scanning what appeared to be a simple piece of igneous rock and sending the information to a ship in orbit. James and his compatriots quietly eliminated nearby Kig-Yar patrols inside the museum but then encountered a pair of Mgalekgolo."
"John-117 ordered the team to engaged the pair but James had his left arm burnt from his elbow after being hit with a blast from one's assault cannon." from "The Spartans engaged the creatures but James had his left arm burnt away from the elbow down after being hit with a blast from one's assault cannon.
"they pushed quartz monolith into the pit not trapping the hunters in the process which gave them enough time to escape from the museum. Blue Team left the museum and took the" from "Fred, Kelly, John, and the wounded James pushed a large quartz monolith into the pit, trapping the Mgalekgolo but not killing them. Recovering the rock that the Covenant were scanning, Blue Team left the museum escaped from the"
"John ordered him to secure the C-12's Sangheili and Kig-Yar rangers were sent near their position. James had almost secured all of the C-12's" from "James was ordered to police the undetonated explosives as Sangheili and Kig-Yar rangers were deployed from the frigates near their position. James had almost freed the C-12"
I know it sounds like a pain, but per Ajax's suggestions on your talk page, I really would advise removing the paragraphs you had from Halopedia originally and changed. Then, the events can be covered in your own consistent words instead of with the current chopped-up grammar. At that point, we can happily remove the Plagiarism tag.
Thanks for telling me. Also i did remove the copyright template from my article since i changed all the things i plagiarized. I am working on some other lore about James but i'm keeping the main things about him on the article just so people at least have something to read.
If i didn't fix up the things i plagiarized i give permission for my friend Red Fifteen is Godz to edit the things i plagiarized for me due to him being decent at writing.
--Solo Invictus 072 (talk) 10:36, July 3, 2020 (UTC) Solo Invictus 072
Thank you for complying with the requests for edits. I know some must've seemed a bit nitpicky, but as Halopedia's something of a partner site, we really don't want to plagiarize content from them—or anyone, for that matter, since we're here to try and impress our fellow writers with things we've written ourselves.
Not every point I mentioned above was addressed, but because those I suggested are already partially changed, enough I would be comfortable removing the Plagiarism template since you're making efforts. Per the message on the template, however, only an Administrator is allowed to remove the template. Please don't do so yourself on any articles in the future, or it will likely be re-added alongside the embarrassing Remove template. Hopefully though, now that you're aware of the plagiarism policy, there won't be copy-pasted text again in the first place to cause issues (be aware, second offenses are likely to be dealt with more harshly than firsts).
As mentioned on your talk page, the last outstanding piece of plagiarised content is the paragraph starting "Within the museum" and ending "not killing the hunters". This is currently still on the article, so the plagiarism tag remains.