Tuesday, May 08, 2007

So where's the light and frothy post?

Today's not been a good blogging day.

When I posted my little bit this morning, with the link to the older post, I next went to You Tube to post a very funny Dos Equis commercial there.

I've successfully done this a few times... but today? Two attempts and nothing.

Then I clicked my Technorati links and found that yesterday's post was 'scraped' for what appears to be a teenage porn site. It was a Wordpress blog... but with a stand-alone domain.

I don't find this the least bit funny.

Not surprisingly, the identity of the operator of the offending blog is shielded behind an intermediary, in this case "domainsbyproxy.com," based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I have written to the email addresses provided and have asked that the intermediary tell its principal to remove the scraped post. (Thanks to Chris for his suggestions on how to respond.)

We will see what, if anything, happens next.

In the meantime, I've been trying to get some work done.

It's not been a great day for that either....


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well curmie i have no earthly idea what you are saying but i defend your right to say it to the death!

smiles, bee

sari said...

How did you find that out?

That would make me mad. I'm glad you're taking action.

Anonymous said...

I hate Scrapers - mine appears to have let go for now, hopefully the mails had some effect.

Well, it's a plus point that yours has an American contact to start with, as at least your complaint will have some weight. If you ever get scraped from the far east or Russia, just forget it....

Where fibers meet mud said...

I am sitting and chatting with Empress Bee (of the HIgh Sea) because I am also clueless (which is not unusual for me at times) as to what happens in scraping.

Maybe scraping is where some of my posts ended up after I hit publish on some days. I just thought they got lost in the ether! Learn something (I think I learned something) new everyday.

I can see it is going to be a day of (sarcastic sub-) comments! I will have a great day inside my own head!

Patti said...

I'm with Empress Bee on this one. I have no idea whereof you speak.
But apparently some folks do. ;-)

I'll have to ask my son about scrapers. He can 'splain it to me.