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stephenbrightman
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Stephen B Member Since: Dec 4, 2012
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1) Fill in the missing words...

 

"This is a media ****** class where I am required to write a 4-6 page paper on an ******* dilemma that is related to media. Here is what all must be included.

 

So s/he wants a class paper written for them. The subject (missing words)?

 

ethics / ethical

 

Smiley Frustrated

 

2) and for the higher end of the market:

 

"We are looking for someone to extract a 10-15 page peer reviewed article from a 250 page dissertation in the next 8 hours."

 

Hiow long does it take to properly read a 250 page dissertation, let alone write about it?...

 

battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
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the words 'media ethics' certainly aren't something you'd generally associate with online work!

 

Unless you added 'lack of' to the sentence of course! Smiley LOL

yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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If the definition of 'ethics' is loosened to include 'situation ethics', then there may not be any contradiction in paying someone to write a term paper on ethics. Cat Tongue

 

(situation ethics in the loosest sense might imply that it's only cheating if you get caught)

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yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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I mentioned this job offer to my partner, who had an entirely different perspective: suppose this is a 'sting' of sorts, and the 'client' has no intention of actually hiring anyone to write their paper, but is only soliciting applications as part of research for the paper? I'm not sure that would be entirely ethical, but law enforcement does this all the time in the US, anyway, taking on false online personalities to apprehend would be cyber criminals.

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stephenbrightman
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Stephen B Member Since: Dec 4, 2012
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John,

 

we're nervous enough on here recently about what we should or shouldn't apply for and what the implications might be...now you've just added another dimension   Smiley Frustrated

yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Stephen,

 

Sorry, I was just trying to cover all the bases. Try visualizing whirled peas.

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battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
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Or odesk itself starts creating unethical jobs to check that everyone adheres to its guidelines?
sarapiovesan
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Sara P Member Since: Jul 22, 2010
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@Stephen B wrote:

2) and for the higher end of the market:

 

"We are looking for someone to extract a 10-15 page peer reviewed article from a 250 page dissertation in the next 8 hours."

 

Hiow long does it take to properly read a 250 page dissertation, let alone write about it?...

 


They might be very small pages...

Smiley Tongue

 

Probably 250 Post-it notes

battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
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This was actually self-promotion in the jobs section, but it made me laugh...

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have perfomed mystery shppoing( public transport) and have god command of english
yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Just found advert for Writing Ambassador--that's possibly a euphemism for  writing English papers for Chinese students. (Writing ambassador sounds better than academic ghostwriter)

 

Some of the applicants are interesting, but they're all listed as 'Initiated by Client'--2 of them are programmer/developer types--I guess they're polymaths.

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