05
Nov
07

the good guys win

Well, it seems that I have been victorious in my little battle with a certain dirty little plagiarist. When I checked her site today, the post was gone.

I want to say a special “thank you” to the lovely woman in Great Britain who was kind enough to draw this to my attention.

What really made my jaw drop, though, was that in its place was another “clown” post, in which she complains about–are you ready for this?–bloggers who are “incapable of doing [their] own thing… and can only copy and paste”.

Sweet Mother of Jesus! I was sorely tempted to point out the irony of this statement to her publicly, but for once in my life I decided to keep my big mouth shut (see, Annie, I do listen to you).

Quite honestly, a quick perusal of her {ahem} writing shows that we are not exactly dealing with a paragon of emotional stability here, so for once in my life I’m just walking away.

Cheeky bimbo.

-Smith

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5 Responses to “the good guys win”


  1. November 6, 2007 at 9:17 am

    I was wondering how you had found out that she had posted your post. I went and looked at her site yesterday and I got the impression that she plagiarizes a lot. I think you did the right thing.

    Thank you. I agree. 🙂

  2. November 7, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Glad to hear that it worked out well! I’ll be back in touch with you in just a little bit!

    Jonathan, thanks for your help!

  3. 3 Sam
    November 8, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Wow, I don’t get to check out MOR for a week and people are stealing and recanting and going around behind your back. What’s this world coming to?

    It’s a pretty f****d up world when people start stealing someone’s clown posts!

  4. 4 evylsmoke
    November 9, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Any post that uses “Sweet Mother of Jesus!” is a definite keeper.

    Glad you approve. Sometimes, when I get really agitated, I exclaim, “by the living Jingo!”

  5. 5 Bad
    November 18, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    I’m surprised there was a real human being behind this. There’s a whole industry of copy-paste spam blogs now, whose only purpose is to hijack search engine space for ad hits and other scams.

    Check this site out: Trend Today, whose only purpose seems to be to reposting other people’s articles… with google ads up top, hoping for a click. This is just one of lots of different sites I’ve seen reposting my content. Bizzare, especially because I can’t imagine they make much, or any, money doing this.

    My dear Bad, you’ve been “splogged”! Yes, I’ve had this happen to me as well. At least splogs give proper attribution (at least the ones that I’ve seen), so I suppose you can argue that there’s a silver lining there.

    But in the case of my post, this was actually ripped off and reposted by a real person, who I’m told has rather a reputation for doing this sort of thing. Of course, given the quality of her writing, it’s not surprising that she feels the need to steal from others.

    She ultimately did send me a PM, telling me that she found the post somewhere else without attribution. I told her that if she showed me the site where she allegedly found my post, I would publish a retraction on both her blog and mine. This was about two weeks ago now, and, perhaps not surprisingly, I have yet to hear from her.

    Look at the bright side: if our writing totally sucked, no one would rip it off, right? 😉

    Thanks for stopping by.

    -sps


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