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Do you look up previous reviews on the product or from the reviewer? I'm curious.
In this case, I caught on (accidentally) that the gal had copied one of her reviews to the second review as I was editing. Both items were wooden dildos. I accidentally hit "publish" when I went to send it to the administrator because I thought maybe I hadn't really published it - only to find out I'd published both. The person also had two other wooden dildo reviews out there.
I notified Sammi but then something didn't sit right with me so I started looking at the other reviews they had. I especially got curious after Sammi sent out a note to editors about this person copying stuff from the product page to use it as their review.
I went through their reviews at that point and was up to almost 4 am my time. As it turns out, 11 of their 12 reviews were copied and pasted from pieces of other reviews and from the product description.
I think I sent two or three reviews to Sammi showing clips from different reviews that were used in this person's review.
From now on, I will check the product page on any review I edit to make sure nothing is copied from there and depending upon the review and how many other reviews are on the product, I may pull up at least the summaries for the reviews on the product to see if the writing style is the same and go from there.
Yes, it takes a bit longer - but I HATE plagarism.
I jokingly asked Sammi if I won a Vixskin Johnny for catching this (since Johnny was the review I first caught this on) and she said that it appeared that I earned her thanks.
Shucks - I woulda loved a Vixskin Johnny!