I've written an FAQ on plagiarism to help authors understand what is plagiarism, as well as help members identify it. It is here: CodeProject Plagiarism FAQ[^]
If you find an article that is plagiarized you can either submit a report on the article itself, marking it as "Plagiarized," or you can report it in the Spam and Abuse Watch[^] forum with your evidence and a link to the members account, or you can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect plagiarism or have further plagiarism questions or concerns.
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As a basic overview CodeProject articles have a certain layout to follow, so that users can learn the most from them. Each article attempts to answer the following questions: What problem does this solution solve? How does this help someone else? How does the code actually work? What is going on inside the code snippets?
Here is a submission from a first time author who did a terrific job, just to give you a basic overview of what a beginner article might look like: Avoiding InvokeRequired[^]
So far 7 moderators have reviewed your article. Three said it was "unclear or incomplete", and four think it should be a tip, not an article. I was in the first group: I know nothing about what you're discussing, so an introductory paragraph defining "cross-entropy loss" would be helpful. Perhaps the other moderators are familiar with the term but think the article is too sketchy, or something that anyone with knowledge of the area could write.
I have checked and think that it is way too specific to be posted without any explanation about what are you talking about or at least a link to somewhere where it is explained correctly.
I didn't approve or report it, but if, I would go for unclear, since it doesn't explain it in a way I can minimally understand it without any other external help.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Over a day later and it still doesn't not work. The article is published, but there is a serious bug in the code which will annoy users. I was able to add a comment with the fix, but not update the article with a new ZIP file. The ZIP is less than 100 Kb so is fine sizewise.