Copying and/or stealing is wrong.
I don’t really understand as to why anyone would result to doing such horrendous things but whatever it is, please don’t ever steal someone’s hard work. Don’t claim something as yours when in reality, it isn’t. That’s wrong and downright horrible.
In all honesty(though, my problem may seem irrelevant when compared to bigger issues), I’ve had my writing style, the way I write/do things online and a few other things stolen/copied by someone(and I do have evidence.) in the community. I won’t say their name nor would I ever since I don’t think that’s a nice thing to do and it’s an issue I should resolve in private with them if need to but please please please don’t copy someone. Be it how small or big. Don’t plagiarize their work, don’t copy the things they do and just.. Just stop. Don’t do it.
I have no idea how many times I nearly gave up and even broke down because of it; that someone is happily claiming something as their own when in actuality, those were MY ideas and whatnot. (And if it wasn’t for some of my friends in here like museandsong, spyoflove, otomeaddict89, therandomgoddess , rueamasawa plus a few others) I would have probably gone on some sort of hiatus.)
It DOES affect people and it is NOT a small issue to brush off. Do not think you’re not doing anything wrong because trust me, you’re doing EVERYTHING wrong.
Be original and do your own thing. Don’t plagiarize someone or copy them. It’s (excuse my language) fucked up.
With that said, chiapeto you’re amazing for taking the time to translate and do what you do for the fandom. I hope you know how much I(and I am sure, others) appreciate you so much and I’m so sorry you had your hardwork stolen. I’m glad they took it down and I seriously hope it doesn’t happen to you again. Or anyone else in this matter.