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  1. hawksrnm1
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This was my first blog. I have done a Mp3 player news and review site. What do you think so far?

  2. splanters
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think we need a link to your site :)

  3. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    so austere!

  4. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    it's in the profile...
    http://www.lookbeyondipod.com/

  5. Michael Bishop

    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think it's sad that Sadish's theme is being ripped off by that flower site.

  6. richardginn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The black text on that graphic is just not working for me.

  7. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    THAT'S where I recognized that theme!
    I didn't remember whose it was, but knew that it was just a butchered version of another.

    Nevermind that there's not an original post of the site owner to be seen as of yet.

    *sigh*

    Another splog. Whoopiteedoo.

  8. croila
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The content is actually quite interesting, but for goodness sake get rid of that header graphic. Talk about irrelevant! ;-)

  9. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The content is "borrowed" from elsewhere. Many of those places have copyright notices on their sites, and only one has a CC license, but states that the work cannot be used for commercial purposes. Selling things with an affiliate link IS a commercial purpose.

    This is a splog. End of story. And deserves no positive attention.

  10. splanters
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what is a splog? Spam log?

  11. croila
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Eeeeeew. Thanks for the explanation ladydelaluna - I'd never heard of splogs before. I even had to google it! Ah well, live and learn eh?

  12. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    close, splanters - spam blog. using a blog format to rip off others content in a vain attempt to get higher search engine rankings for a certain phrase or keyword, so that you can use affiliate links or whatever to sell stuff.

  13. splanters
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks ladydelaluna.. I meant to say spam blog.. ah well, people will never learn

  14. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It is a shame, but..what can ya do, except for maybe... deleting this thread lol! =P

    +1 for removing the thread.. ;) =)

    spencerp

    Don't mind me, I've been up all night again..

  15. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    +1

  16. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i would be interested in seeing an example of where this stolen content originated from. Ive googled several phrases and turned up nothing.

    Not that I dont believe you lady, but i think thats only fair given the accusation.

  17. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Most blogs are spam in my opinion. :) Most people are pimpin something. Their services, their ego, their google ads. I accept that about the blogverse.

    But swiping content without permission or attribution is dirty dog stuff. I guess we don't have evidence of that right?

    Oh wait, I just had an idea for a new blog. It's called, wordpresssupportsitenotasploglikereally.com. And I know where I can get some cool content for it. :p

  18. benzin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    cool :)

    wordpresssupportsitenotasploglikereally.com

    so there is no limit number of chars ? :)

  19. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    a splog is pretty well defined, and that site, while the content might be "regurgitated" off other sites doesnt meet my definition of one, (or wikipedias, for what thats worth). I've had content splog'd; i'm sure others have as well, and my experience was that its fricken nonsense with a few phrases off the innoncent site mixed in.

    again, while regurgitated content might be distasteful, ive seen far worse, and much better examples of splogs.

    and while i'm at it (commenting on this, that is) -- there is a difference between paraphrasing another sites content and copying and pasting another sites content. with or without attribution...

    and that site does seem to be giving attribution.

  20. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    But if someone has a copyright notice on their site, with no CC license, and you "borrow" their content, even with attribution, you're taking it without asking.

    I suppose in this case, as long as none of the original authors complain, it's okay? Doesn't seem right to me.

    He didn't paraphrase and link with attribution. He took the content and posted it, and linked, right next to his affiliate link (which happens to violate the terms of the CC license on one of the sites he did this with).

    It's different than linking to something else and then discussing your own opinion of it. I'm sorry, but I'd be pissed beyond belief if someone took my stuff without telling me - even if they did link to me. ASK ME FIRST, you know? More than likely, I'd be flattered enough to agree to it. But IMO doing this is stinky.

  21. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I suppose in this case, as long as none of the original authors complain, it's okay? Doesn't seem right to me.

    I didnt say anything of a kind so dont put words in my, umm, words. What I said is that it wasnt a splog, not by my definition, or wikipedias.

    The rest of what I wrote was pure opinion and not based on anything I saw on his site, other than the "via" (...and that site does seem to be giving attribution.) links he/she makes back to the sites.

    Rereading my post though, I was sounding more apologetic than necessary.

  22. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    NFN Whoo - I was putting those words in the um... words of the site owner, moreso than into your words.

    I don't know or care what the wikipedia defines things as, to be honest. In my opinion, a splog is a site that serves no useful purpose on it's own OTHER than to make the owner money/get them high rankings so they can make money. If there's another proper term for that, let me know. If not, I dub it falling under "splog" and since this site only serves to copy another person's content without their permission, and thinks that just because they give it a link back it's okay. It's just not. And it serves no purpose, because I could read that exact same content elsewhere, and at the very least, be entertained by the blog design or something.

    That said, please know that I'm not thrilled about debating whether or not this site is, by definition, a splog or not. And I'm not willing to entertain a negative discussion amongst us all, since we all tend to agree that the site pretty much sucks for the same reason, regardless of what the proper "word" for it is. Please don't assume that anything I say is a dig at anything said by anyone else. Everything I've said here just points out the reasons why this site in particular is junk IMO.

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