Zaid Rabab’a Biggest Plagiarizer on Bayt.com

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So I have an account on Bayt.com which claims to be

the leading job site in the Gulf and Middle East, connecting job seekers with employers looking to hire. Every day, thousands of new job vacancies are listed on the award-winning platform from the region’s top employers.

Rightfully so, it has a large database of job listing and some nice and useful statistics that you can browse through. So when I log in they recommend me to go to their “specialties” page where people get to ask questions and give answers. Also people’s questions and answers can be given ratings, kind of similar to how stackoverflow works. So then I see this guy who goes by the name of “Zaid Rabab’a” who seems to answer a lot of people’s questions. Like a wide variety of questions too. I thought it was kind of odd, I always do; I am very cynical.

So I did something quite silly, I selected the text of his answer and pasted it into google. Boom! I found a website with the exact same answer. Weird… it’s like they both came up with exactly the same words, punctuations, slang and terminology for the same answer whose question was asked months maybe years apart. That or he just plain out copied someone else’s answer.

I felt annoyed at first and then I felt sad. I reviewed a list of this guy’s answers to questions and they’re all (90%) copy/pasted or just outright plagiarized from other websites. I compiled a list of the page where he answers and the corresponding website where the answer has been copied from. I could have gotten more but it was just getting too sad for me.

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/1124/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10558465/memcache-vs-redis

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/1109/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://php.net/manual/en/function.htmlspecialchars.php

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/716/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://www.dotnetfunda.com/interview/exam2575-what-is-the-difference-between-custommasterurl-masterurl.aspx

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/1038/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://javarevisited.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-string-is-immutable-in-java.html

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/1022/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8964523/how-do-i-protect-my-website-from-sql-injections

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/686/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connection_string

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/999/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://www.coolinterview.com/interview/44235/
http://techpreparation.com/php-interview-questions-answers1.htm

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/998/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://www.w3schools.in/php-tutorial/interview-questions/

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/997/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://dev.fyicenter.com/faq/php/Get-Uploaded-File-Information.html

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/996/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://www.netsqlinterviewquestions.com/Php_Interview_Questions/364_what-is-meant-by-urlencode-and-urldecode.aspx?TopicID=21

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/961/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/186324/which-http-status-codes-are-really-ok

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/937/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Interviews/answer/5653/what-is-use-of-app_code-folder-in-Asp-Net-application

Zaid Rabab’a Answer: http://www.bayt.com/en/specialties/question/151/?feed=answers
Plagiarized from: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/worker.html

I sent bayt.com some feedback on this just to realize the person in question works for bayt.com hahaha (would not be surprised if those links mysteriously disappear too). Seriously, I would not hire or work with such a person who inflates their status in such a way and does not give credit where its due.

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2 thoughts on “Zaid Rabab’a Biggest Plagiarizer on Bayt.com

    zuz said:
    April 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I noticed that he has lots of badges, perhaps they should’ve awarded him with the Plagiarism Badge!

    geodma responded:
    April 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

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