The First Wine with Dinner Reader’s Poll

Well, the drama is over.  Those of you who have been reading in the last couple of days know that my content had been stolen from a “feed site” without attribution.  I contacted the site they played nice with me until they saw that I had published their URL — I guess these guys don’t like sunlight.  Anyway, the content has been removed (though other stolen content, funny enough, remains) and, while I will be monitoring them to make sure it is not stolen again, things appear under control.  I will be deleting my last two posts on the situation, because who really wants to dwell on that.  Hopefully the others who have had their content stolen will get it removed as well, and I am happy to help in any way that I can.

As I said in my last post, it appears that my work here is valuable to someone, so I am now wondering if I should move the blog from WordPress to somewhere I can throw up an ad or two.  Nothing to retire off of, mind you, just “wine money,” so to speak.  I am curious to know what the readers think, so please let me know by answering The First Wine with Dinner Reader’s Poll.


Don’t forget to VOTE!

Published in: on January 30, 2008 at 10:01 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. Who are these people and what is the URL it is funny that folks think it is ok to just steal others work but reading about 120 blogs a week I see it over and over not actually stolen but copied, and that is a fine line.

    I have seen people rewrite another’s article and I realize sometimes this is news and the individual wants to spread the word, but at the same time it is important to give credit back to your source as you know them to be.
    I think people that are stealing content should be exposed and embarrassed so they do not continue doing it especially if it is just copied and there is not a difference word for word this is just wrong and completely against blogging in the first place!

  2. Those content scrapers will steal and steal. There’s not a great deal you can do about it, and it doesn’t benefit them in the long run (most people know where they saw the quality stuff first) – keep up the good work and you get your rewards. If people try to steal what you’ve written, most search engines know you did it first, and you’re credited as the original creator by them, and the thief is booted. The truth WILL out!

  3. Hi, I created this new Food & Wine Network. Please let me know what you think about it. Thanks

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