Originally Posted by markjut
The XMail tutorials are similar I agree, but I will quote my previous comment that it is very hard to tell someone to click a button without any similarities. XMail was indeed one of the sets that I reworded slightly to make it more professional. Granted they are similar and granted that I can see that they probably have been copied in the past. I wasn't denying that, I was saying that Nathan had realised this and had hired someone (me) to reword them slightly to avoid problems like the one here.
Honestly, I am having trouble staying patient and civil in this thread, since the evidence is so blatant and so obvious. But I will indulge you in the interest of keeping the thread on track.
Here are my caption text entries:
Frame 2 - This tutorial will show you how to use WebMail in cPanel (copied verb****)
Frame 3 - There are several ways to access Webmail for your POP accounts ("several" was changed to "some")
Frame 4 - One way is to point your browser to http://www.yourdomain.com/webmail
(of course, replacing yourdomain.com with your actual domain) (marginal word swaps)
Frame 5 - Another way is to go to your Mail Management area and login from there (different, but same)
Frame 6 - And finally, you can click here to go directly to WebMail (incidental word changes, but essentially the same)
Frame 7 - Depending on the your server configuration, you may have a choice of a few mail programs to help you manage your mail. In this example, we will use SquirrelMail (reorganizing my text, but the same text)
Frame 9 - OK, let's get started. To better organize your email, you can create folders in which to store your messages (same message, just reworded)
Frame 15 - You can make it a top level folder, or a sub-folder of an existing one (same with minor changes)
Frame 19 - Let's refresh the Folder List to see the new folder we just created (just reworded same message)
Frame 21 - As you can see, you have successfully added a top-level folder (just reworded same message)
Frame 22 - For convenience, you may add names and addresses to your Address Book (just reworded same message)
Frame 34 - To send Jane a new email message, simply click on her address and a Compose Email window will open with her address already placed in the To field (virtually verb****)
Frame 35 - SquirrelMail allows you to set your mail preferences (different)
Frame 36 - As you can see, you have many options for configuring the way your mail is handled, and how your interface is set up (similar but different)
Frame 37 - And finally, let's compose and send an email (minor word change)
Frame 38 - Most of the fields here are pretty self-explanatory (virtually verb****)
Frame 46 - We have sent ourselves an email. As you can see, it is now waiting for us in our Inbox (virtually verb****)
Frame 48 - Once you have read the mail, you can store it in a folder, forward it, reply to it or delete it altogether (virtually verb****)
Frame 49 - And of course, when you're all done, don't forget to logout (virtually verb****)
Frame 50 - That's it!<br>You are now able to manage your mail in WebMail (virtually verb****)
Mark, taking an entirely "ripped" product and making a few token word changes does not make it original content. You should know that if you are an "experienced" writer. Changing "you have" to "you will see" does not
constitute original text. The entire
movie is still a rip. For crying out loud, surely there are different ways to cover Webmail. But when democentre's tutorial follows my exact
topics (show different ways to login, select squirrelmail, make a folder, refresh folder list, add a contact, set preferences, send an email), it is a blatant rip
. They have clearly watched my tutorial and copied it
. For heaven's sake, they even copied the new folder called "Work" and the new contact called "Jane Smith" with "firstname.lastname@example.org". Honest to God, if you can't see that
, well, then we have nothing more to discuss. Sheesh.
Frankly, I think you are doing yourself a great disservice by aligning yourself with this issue. By association, I/we can only draw logical conclusions about you
One thing I know for sure. If some other provider had already produced a Webmail tutorial, and then I went to create one myself for my business, chances are, that unless I intentionally copied it, the odds would be 1000 to 1 that I would have ended up with the SAME path through the product, especially given that Webmail is so feture rich and has so many topics to cover.
Do I really
have to explain this any more to you??