there's a big difference between the same plot and copying the original author's words,
Hi there CW, sometime, could be last year on the old forum, I've tried to bring this up as "plagiarism", and it was rejected as ... not quite being so, another author is retelling it in his style, different participants and so on....
I can only speak for myself and as a reader, so, let us say I like the fries you make, the color, size, time you take to cook them, even the size of spuds you use, and you sell them at your shop and nowhere else.
Now, I'm on the road, feel a need for chips/fries, I grab a first packet, it is a different packaging, brand name, same size and color though, but to much salt, stale and soggy and after a third bite, I'll bin it. I'll reach for another brand, I do like fries you can tell and these are just as bad!
If a story gets to a point where there is to much familiarity, it is uncomfortable and to spend more of my precious life on it makes no sense to me. No matter how different one has retold and repackaged it,
I am reading it for the content first.
It should be acknowledged, in my opinion, that this site is littered by contributions of many, who have, no other ways of saying this, have stolen an idea,a premise,location, participants, a theme and so on.
On the bases of tags and the short description given by an author that helps me choose, I am truly running out of reading material here.