yeah few of us had our stuff ripped off there and other sites.At one point a few years ago weren't some posts from here turning up almost word for word in journalists stories. So many local journalists are too lazy to even get names or results right so I have little doubt people here ghost write a few newspaper articles.
Nothing weirder than finding excerpts in the Sunday Paper that use your own unique crafted turn of phrase word for word ( at least swap some wording ) ...meant to be a form of compliment, as you say it more points at taking short cuts when it's whole paragraphs.
This place is the best quick reference outside the CLubs cliche mechanisms you can pinch ideas from.
I do it. I use peoples Ideas from the Forums and regurgitate the ones I like , but I try these days to reference the Users and Web sites I've taken them from as a courtesy.