I need to share my heart. Maybe this is a therapy post, but I really mean it.
I don't like Dictionary-only answers
I don't want to single out any users as examples, because that's not my point.
I want to celebrate users' wisdom
I'm not grandstanding. I'm not trying to seem smart. If you think I'm wrong, please tell me why so I can understand. I love forums so we can understand!
But, I see answers with only/mainly this and my blood curdles...
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
I want to learn from the users I see and read across the site and the network. Many of them banter with me in the comments, which is part of why I love seeing their Answers!
When I see an answer from, say pseudonymously, Jane Doe who got into it with me from the comments, I always expect brilliance.
So, an Answer like above is a great start, but then I look forward to reading something like this:
I like how the intransitive definition reads. You might use both in sentences like these:
Never plagiarize. You don't want the meat of your hard work to be found in an encyclopedia because then someone might think that the encyclopedia plagiarized you.
On EL&U, I learn from the witty and creative minds who craft great answers. So, please...
If you ever answer a Question, don't rob me of the joy you offer. Quote your source, then add your own thoughts so I can enjoy them more than what I read elsewhere.