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Earwig's Copyvio Detector

In case Reviewers were unaware, there is an excellent tool for detecting copyvio -- called Earwig's Copyvio Detector.

You can specify just the external links cited in sources to compare -- or also search engines to search on the Web in general.

Here is the result for a recent Wikinews submitted article =

Really a great, great tool.

-- Cirt (talk) 02:34, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

May want to perma-bookmark it somewhere locally here on our Wikinews site, add it to pages about how to Review, add it to gadgets, all of the above, please. -- Cirt (talk) 02:36, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I've been using dupdet for a while now; I wrote it up at WN:Tips on reviewing articles#Copyvio. --Pi zero (talk) 02:39, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Added this one to that page. Hopefully others will find it helpful, -- Cirt (talk) 02:43, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Although I've found dupdet quite useful, I've also observed that toollabs comes and goes; I've got pretty much zero tolerance for this sort of nonsense, don't want availability of an important review tool at the time of an actual review to be a crap shoot. Every time I start a review and wonder whether I'll be able to access dupdet, I wish we had a purely in-house tool so we didn't have to rely on toollabs. --Pi zero (talk) 02:49, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

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Elitre (WMF), 18:18, 30 October 2015 (UTC)