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Friday, February 29, 2008

Help!

Hey everyone! Finally, that day that I dreaded has arrived. I have a whacko who is not only writing cheap comments to some of my blogs but is also plagiarizing my writing.

Can anyone suggest a technology-duh person like me about what I can do? How do I ban him from coming to my site? And do you think that the best option would be to make my blogs private to prevent this?

40 Words of Wisdom:

Neeku said...

Oh Dear! Those Wackos... if you find out please let me know as well... as I had someone doing the same... with an alias name krishna...

My solution came up ... was Ignore ! and it seems he did give up !

Solitaire said...

I can ignore the comments but not the plagiarism.

Neeku said...

Oh yeah... Thats a serious matter indeed.

Let me ask around... and will get back to you !

nik said...

the best way i think, is to send a nice note to the person and inducing some guilt factor. After that maybe you should post several comments on the copy-cat blog linking to the original posts. maybe ur readers can help with this.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You can always delete the comments. There is a built in mechanism for that. With regards to plagiarism, try to have your post copyrighted. Anyway, they say that imitation is the best form of flattery. What's happening to you is a sure sign of success. Rather than limit your accessibility to genuine blogger friends, why not just ignore him/her. Anyway, there is nothing new under the sun. One way or the other, there no such thing as an original work, as everything has already been tackled by countless others before. God bless you and your loved ones always.

carolinagal said...

I think you should definitely make your blog private. You know the names (or Ids) of the people you want to allow visiting your blogs. Everyone will just have to send you an email to get your permission to read your blogs. Unfortunately, because this was a public blog to begin with, and I presume you do not have a copyright on your blogs, you will not be able to do much about this issue. Of course you can try writing to that person, by I don't believe that they will refrain from plagiarizing in the future.

:: Clouds :: said...

If you're making your private,then,mera id hai rebel.deya@gmail.com

Deepali said...

Making your blog private kill any new readers you might have got, except from word of mouth I guess. So you got to decide which is more important. I don't think there are tools that can stop it. There might be a forum or something for this though. Never have had the need so haven't looked.

cruiser said...

but i didn't do any plagiarism :(

Mez said...

Whatta creep! Write to Blogger Help. They will suggest you best way out.

Ravi said...

I agree with Deepali.

However, it would also ensure peace of mind, for you.

That way, that unknown stalker (read ass****) won't be able to open and copy your content anymore.

Take care!

Ravi said...

And....I just noticed that mam has removed my blog from her esteemed blog roll :(awwwwwwww

Anyways....it was nice knowing you, mam..

Take care n have a good life!

Sreerama said...

omg.. is it me.. are u talking bout me!! :P
muahahahaha

Anjuli said...

arrey....yeh kya hua! access by invite kar de...

Ashu said...

blogger doesnt help. install web counters on ur blogs. sitemeter is best one. it wud list the ip address and location of every visitor.....

i have dealt with this most of the times.....

go to blogger help or groups. write ur problem, they wud get back to u, but that doesnt help more...

once u have ip address, then u can go to cyber cell of us police dept and complain. they d be gone.....the anonymous commenters wd most prolly be the 2 offenders who troubled me too.....

install copyscape on ur site, it tracks the plaigaarists....if u go for paid versions, it wud list u all offenders......

any help drop me a mail, i wud gladly help u out, me the most experineced in this kinda stufff!!!!

damn them........

Ashu said...

whats the natur of th comments ? delete ur snaps from the blog. write a nasty reply to the offenders. take the matter to everybody u can....law, police everything, i m sure in US its very easy to crack down!!!!!!!

Cinderella. said...

Girl...I agree with Mel here.
You can get your posts copyrighted, and moreover, like he said, you being plagiarised means you're getting famous, you're successful.
Dont worry. creeps will never stop being creeps. Things will shape up. And rejects his/her comments.

Mez said...

Abhishek dedication for u. come n chk.

maverick said...

hmm...install sitemeter to get the ip...n do like ashu does...dhajiyan uda do uski :D

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Comments do ignore.Post that plagiarist's link here and we all can whack them! ;)

Lena said...

well..thats really very sad when some people try to steal the stuff you have written. But then i am afraid there is not much to do about it. Here are some tips http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/search/label/Copyright%20Infringement
Not sure though if it will help.
Anyways all the best in dealing with this kind of stuff. Hope it will end soon.

Pavi!!!! said...

No wez...don make ur blog private..may new readers won't get the chnace to read ur blog!

hmm as for this character..jus ignore him and don publish/accept any of his comments. Blv me he ll try to bug u for a few weeks, coz there is no response from u get bored n leave!

Ashu said...

beware of fake muhhaz and kisses coming from some quarters. they are sick too,

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

i'll ask sam n gt bk 2 u... n iif ur mking ur blog private then sonu.deo@gmail.com is d id...

Mez said...

Rohitz dedication for u. come n see.

Mez said...

Therez an anony dedication too for u.

aneri_masi said...

Hmmm...maybe we can all go to that guy's site and leave comments saying i think this is copied from solitaire! unless of course he moderates our comments and never publishes them.

badshah khan said...

I guess u should ignore it. He is doing it for significance and you are giving it. You can surely create some kind of copyright.

Sahefa said...

Hmmm a serious matter!
by the way nice blog!

Vandita said...

haven't dealt with plagiarism...can't help u there but cuckoo (www.cuckoocosmos.com) shd know...she had the same problem earlier.
and if ure makin ur blog private ... my id is vanditanaroola@gmail.com

Solitaire said...

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED.

THE GUY FORTUNATELY DELETED THOSE POSTS FROM HIS BLOG FOR THE TIME-BEING.

THE NEXT TIME HE DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I KNOW WHO TO GO TO..

YOU GUYS! SO THAT YOU CAN BASH HIM UP!

Cosmic Joy said...

"that day I dreaded has arrived"

How come you were expecting this some day?

Solitaire said...

Always heard a lot of horror stories from others.

Accounts hacked, internet stalking, plagiarism, identity theft, abuse on the internet...we should always expect the worse but hope for the best! :)

KP! said...

well...only solution...make it private! not much u could do...:)

rayshma said...

plagiarizing!? that's so cheap!!!
don't make it private... there's a lot that 'normal' bloggers would like to read here... and would help them...

vEENs said...

PUBLICIZE@@!!!

Yes.. give the id out.. we know u write genuine.. lets go and spam their comment box!!!!!!!!!

NO I M SERIOUS...

copyright your stuff..

I dnt know whta else yu can do!

I m sorry!

divya said...

nahi sneha di, someone told me...u can block his ip address from visiting ur page :)

Vasanthan said...

can you post the link where he made is post? we can flame him.
give him a taste of his own medicine!

Sam said...

Copyscape and Sitemeters you already know about!!
Secondly, we can, I mean all of us can write actually highlight his plagiarism... its serioulsy can be done. I remember having done so for a fellow blogger named cuckoo... teh result was he apologised and removed all the contents from his blog.. except for his of course!! :)

Patchez said...

invite ppl 2 ur blog (will remove plagiarism prob)
put word verification
report abuse on HIS blog
and moderate comments on urs