Just When You Thought it was Safe...
February 26, 2017 4:46pm CST
Well, that never happened before. I was sure I had posted the review, a recycled review from my Examiner stash. Examiner died some time ago and I’ve been tweaking my reviews from there posting one a week. The one I posted this morning disappeared almost instantly. I couldn’t figure out why. Always a possibility I messed up. Nope. It wasn’t there. No use waiting for it. So, it was deleted. Why? In my experience, asking the powers that be on any site usually turns out to be an exercise. Later in the day, I pulled up the review and was about ready to post it again when another possibility crossed my mind. The post opens with a familiar Mark Twain quote. I put the first paragraph into Google, just make sure I hadn’t inadvertently posted it someplace else. Never fear. I hadn’t. Some other misbegotten [bad word] had. Word for word. Even with MY TITLE the little twerp had copied it from Examiner when it was up and running in 2015 and posted it on a site called bashatom, which turns out to have (shock) Russian connections. And, linked it was another plagiarized review of mine! Good thing I wasn’t expecting to make a fortune. All I lost was rights to my intellectual property. I can write the review from scratch, of course. With a single finger salute to plagiarizers. Image: pixabay
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• United States
28 Feb 17
Did he repost it on EPS? I've had a couple plagiarized from Examiner. For a while, I included a paragraph saying my post was written by me for examiner blah blah and if you're reading it on another site, the person posting it has ripped me off.
• United States
27 Feb 17
The powers that be at any site. That is, if I had asked the admins here why the post was removed, I would have expected to get a response to the effect, "It did not conform to our rules." I could have figured that much out without sending an email. So I did the investigating on my own. That's all it meant. As for bashatom, I have yet to receive a reply, so I'm putting them somewhere on Bubblews level of integrity, that is, nowhere. I would have expected myLot to reply.