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Saturday, October 14, 2006

More on Bitacle

I may have confused more people than I helped. For our purposes, I suppose the most important thing is to find out if we're there and how to complain.

I went back to Her Bad Mother and backtracked. Emma has offered to answer questions as well.

Here's the link which explains how to search for your blog. An excerpt from the link follows. You may have to click on the link to click on "aggregates". I don't know if it will show up as a link here.

The entire post is worth reading and thanks to Lorelle for the footwork.

Now I have to go pack for San Francisco. 3-1/2 hours to train time. I may actually get there.

Have a great weekend!!

Update: I have no earthly idea why the sizes and colors kept changing below and I don't have time to fix it. With my luck I'd probably zap the blog again.

"To find out if your site has been ripped by bitacle, you could go to
the front site of and chase your tail. It can be a long
chase. I recommend you go to the search results in the Aggregates
section for this blog and enter in your own search. Use the name or
most popular keywords used on your blog to see if your blog is listed.
Odd thing is that "Lorelle WordPress" turns up this blog, but "Lorelle
on WordPress" returns a "not found". So you might have to dig to find
if your blog is there.

Once you've found your blog, click on the link and you will see the
most recent post or more in the content area, with ads in and around
the content. In the left sidebar, you will see a running column of all
the post titles from your blog, from the most recent to the oldest
they have scrapped. They have Digg buttons so you can dig your own
post from their site - leading more users to read your content on
bitacle instead of your own site. Below your post, there is a comment
box, so people can ask questions and comment on your article even
though you aren't there to monitor the comments, lending even more
visible evidence that they are using your content as theirs. Screams
splog, doesn't it?

If you are among those with content under abuse on bitacle, go to
Stopbitacleorg and follow one or more of the instructions there to
officially complain, which usually involves an email. The more voices,
the better."


Mary P. said...

Kittenpie provided this link to Plagiarism Today, which gives advice to those whose blogs have been ripped off (mine included). The idea is to get the bit-man (apparently some guy in Spain) banned from search engines - which will effectively shut him down.

PEA said...

Wow, I had no idea this was happening! Had never heard of it before. Thanks for the heads up!! Hope you're having a wonderful time in San Fransisco Ann!! Hugs!

Lavender Dawn said...

oh my god. i feel sick. 178 feeds! 178!!!!

Lavender Dawn said...

oh no, pictures of my kids are on there! i am so ticked off! thank you for sharing this!

smiley said...

Hi Anne,

Haven't been visiting too many blogs lately cos things are so hectic here.

Thank you so much for sharing this I'll definitely check on it.

Merle said...

Hi Ann ~ Thanks for all the info. it is a problem as they seem to have a lot
of folks on there. I hope they can be stopped. I guess you are in SF at present, so hope you are enjoying the break. Guess the girls are OK again.
I don't ever remember hearing Luke the Drifter. But of course we heard Hank
Williams. I didn't realise they did that in those days ( change name of some records). We heard a lot of Aussie stuff naturally. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Anonymous said...

ok, emma tried to explain this to me last night, and i was too boggled to understand....but i think i do now. i'll try to get over there to complain soon as possible

Carmen San Diego said...

THank you for sharing this

karrie said...

I'm still totally lost, but my new blog should be new enough to be safe at least. Fuckers.

wolfbaby said...

this sucks so bad dosn't it? i felt sick to my stomach when i first found out... take care