Charmed, I’m sure

Everybody steals everything online, it seems. I never mind when someone legitimately swipes pictures or quotes from my blog when they’re writing about swords, dorkery, or swords and dorkery, but occasionally weird content farmers steal entire posts just populate their awful little adfarms. Most recently “Cellulite Planet” started swiping my posts, in their entirety, though I have jack-all to say about cellulite. Must be hard to sell cellulite on its own merits or something.

They even took the trouble to the text through some kind of paraphrasing script, too.

I don’t mind admitting I’m kind of psyched that my book is now available on DriveThru RPG. The Lost Pages store is the place to get the hard copy, shipped from Scotland (I also hear some copies may be showing up at the better conventions too). But obviously Drive Thru RPG is an important distributor, and I’m glad people might be able to stumble upon my book even if they’ve never heard of it. 

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I don’t thoughts admitting I’m sort of psyched that my schedule is now readily available on the subject of DriveThru RPG. The Shed Pages keep is the put to grab the tough copy, shipped from Scotland (I likewise hear some copies could be showing up at the much better conventions too). Yet obviously Drive Thru RPG is an crucial distributor, and I’m pleased individuals could be able to stumble upon my schedule also if they’ve never ever heard of it.

They paraphrased my title as “The Unsatisfactory Pilgrim’s Almanack” too. That’s pretty harsh for a robotThey didn’t even have the decency to include a link to buy my damn book. But they are like #5 or 6 on the Google hit list if you search “Poor pilgrim’s almanack” (as I might do occasionally to see if anyone has taken notice of it).

As a librarian, I’ve run into some really shady operations that publish books this way swiping Wikipedia entries, which they’d be allowed to do if they gave proper attribution, but then no-one would buy their crap books, so they leave out the attribution. When people started catching on to this, the next evasive action was to paraphrase the articles, much like my post was paraphrased above. It gets dangerous though with some of these — I’ve seen books like this on various medical and legal topics, which could probably get someone killed or in jail.

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  1. Pretty crazy. At least you got a fun post out of it and a very bad robot translation…

  2. Their site has dropped off the first few pages of Google results but they’ve also paraphrased this exact post. And I quote:
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    Everybody steals every little thing online, it seems. I never ever thoughts once a person legitimately swipes pictures or quotes from my blog once they’re writing concerning swords, dorkery, or swords and dorkery, however occasionally weird content farmers steal entire posts merely populate their awful little adfarms. A lot of lately “Cellulite Planet” started swiping my posts, in their entirety, though I have actually jack-every one of to point out concerning cellulite. Should be difficult to sell cellulite on its own merits or something.

    They also took the headache to the text through some type of paraphrasing script, too.

    I don’t thoughts admitting I’m type of psyched that my timetable is now readily available on DriveThru RPG. The Lost Pages save is the put to grab the difficult copy, shipped from Scotland (I likewise hear some copies could be showing up at the much better conventions too). however obviously Drive Thru RPG is an necessary distributor, and I’m happy people could be able to stumble upon my timetable also if they’ve never ever heard of it.

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    I don’t thoughts admitting I’m sort of psyched that my book is now readily readily available on the subject of DriveThru RPG. The Gone Pages sustain is the place to get hold of the sturdy copy, shipped from Scotland (I additionally hear some copies could be showing up at the a lot much better conventions too). Yet obviously Drive Thru RPG is an most important distributor, and I’m happy people could have the ability to stumble upon my book likewise if they’ve never ever ever heard of it.

    They paraphrased my title as “The Unsatisfactory Pilgrim’s Almanack” too. That’s very ruthless for a robot. They didn’t also have actually the decency to consist of a link to purchase my damn book. however they are love #5 or 6 on the Google strike list if you search “Inadequate pilgrim’s almanack” (as I could do occasionally to observe if any person has actually taken see of it).

    As a librarian, I’ve run in to some truly shady operations that publish manuals this means swiping Wikipedia entries, which they’d be allowed to do if they gave appropriate attribution, however after that no-one would certainly purchase their crap books, so they leave out the attribution. once people started catching on to this, the next evasive action was to paraphrase the articles, a lot love my guide was paraphrased above. It obtains dangerous though along with several of these — I’ve seen manuals love this on various medical and legal topics, which could possibly grab a person killed or in jail.
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    I need to find their paraphrasing software and run this through it like fifty more times.


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