It first happened on your "Exquisite Corpse" thread, one of your earlier ones on the Board. You wrote this as an introduction :
Among Surrealist techniques exploiting the mystique of accident was a kind of collective collage of words or images called the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse). Based on an old parlor game, it was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution.
When I read it, it rang a bell. It was lifted from a paragraph by Harry Rubin on a book on 'Dadaism' that I read a while ago. It was included on your thread without honoring the writer.
It *is* true as you note, that you include Ayn Rand's direct quotation in your most recent thread, for example, without paying heed to that fact that she *wrote every word*. For example :
In a Capitalist society the right to agree or not, to cooperate or not is judged by the individual based on his self-interest.
The uninformed reader would have no option but to conclude that these were your words, but they are in fact plaigerized.
In Capitalist society human relationships are voluntary.
This may have been your definition, or one on this site : http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/Notes/defs.html.save. I can show you one or two others if you insist. I agree it is a common definition of Capitalism and may coincidentally have fallen from your mind in this order, but on the other hand.......
I am sure that you did not do this with the intent to mislead, but it *is* misleading. It is always good netiquette to attribute a bibliographic reference to words and sentences written by others.
Best regards, atop a lonely Mout Everest - HS