I’ve Been Splogged! Yoiks & Double!!%&*#@$%

It’s official, I have hit the big time – cuz I’ve been splogged. What’s that you ask? Well Wikipedia has a definition here. But near as I can tell it’s when some jamoke either steals your content via feed or blog surfing, posts it on their site and pretends like it was okay with you for them to do that.

Once you get to this splogger site it is loaded with ads, click thru’s and junk to the max. My particular splogger made the mistake of doing a pingback – otherwise I might never have known about it. The comment looked odd, so of course I investigated. To say my head almost exploded when I saw it puts it mildly.

I immediately contacted Support at Word Press hoping they knew what I could do about it. Unfortunately, there really wasn’t much that could be done about it – but tech support did send me to the forum where there is an ongoing discussion on the issue, which you can find here .

Not being the damsel in distress type – whilst waiting for Support to answer my request I returned to the site and posted a comment – can you believe these idiots were stupid enough to allow comments on this – which said, I was on to them and they had no right to take my stuff, post it, link it, mention it, etc. I was firm but not obscene. Although obscenity might not have been a bad idea….

And are you ready for the kicker? The site was called Yoiks Digest Blog! And yep, they had not one, not two, not just three but EVERY post I ever made on this blog with a category of yoiks! And it gets worse, the only posts on the entire blog were mine! Mine! Nobody else’s. No other yoiks posts stolen from any other blog. Nope! Just mine!

I tried to hunt down the hosting site which has the handle of kdblogs.com but to no avail. However during my Goo-gle search and scramble, I did discover there are tons of these blogs and lo and behold they are all digests. So you might wanna check it em out – if only to harass them.

There is a sort of happy ending to this story – when I went back to the digest to see if there was any other information I could find there – the link didn’t work and I got a page telling me the site had been pulled by the webmaster. Nice, eh? Make some noise, maybe just maybe they hear you. Could be that little lock ‘n’ load sound registered all the way through my computer.

PS: Wiki does have some refs in the bottom of their definition of sites that may be able to help you prevent this sort of thing from happening to you. I went to one of the site’s they linked to and from my technical expertise level it will take some study on my part to use their solution. But I do think it’s worth looking into.

WC

12 thoughts on “I’ve Been Splogged! Yoiks & Double!!%&*#@$%

  1. I thought they called that plagiarism….but splogged sounds good too? Can you get money for this? hehehehehe….Maybe they will name a new disease after you next!

    Yeah, you’re right – it is. Actually it’s outright theft – but I digress. Splogging is a little nickname they got – guess it’s a combo of spam and blog – then you get splog? Sounds about right to me.

    WC

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  2. Go get um writerchick! Even though the rat bastards were splogging away your blog masterpieces, the inadvertant upside view is that it’s because you have created an excellent blog, gaining a lot of presence on the web. Nevertheless…death to splogsites! ( the grimely little weasels can just keep their mitts off!)

    ~PG

    ~PG

    PGPG,

    I hope they splog all over their good shoes.

    WC

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  3. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but these douchebags need to be kicked in the nutsack.

    Well, if I ever find them, I will began with that as an opening salvo. 😉

    WC

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  4. WC your sidekick M…@Smoke and Mirrors had a problem a while back email me and maybe I can find a resolve

    Intriguing Ger,
    Email me, would you? Also, is your website up yet?
    WC

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  5. I just don’t understand the POINT of doing this, kind of like spam, and hackers and viruses. I don’t get the need nor the desire to create or do such things to others!! Can someone please explain it to me??!!!
    Glad to see you didn’t take it lying down, I had a similar reaction and success rate when I found one of my poems had been plagiarised a few months back…
    Cheers, Kelly

    Kel, I think it’s as simple as evil impulses. These piss-ants have no creativity of their own so they steal it from others. Obviously they feel no shame or guilt – just fear when they’re caught.
    WC

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  6. I’ll be following the forum conversations closely.
    Was it a GH.Com blog that splogged you?
    I think the domain location is something bizarre like St. Petersberg, Russia or something…
    Sploggers suck. Period.
    They make you feel used.
    ~m

    You feel used cuz you were used. Nope, my splogger came from kdblogs.com. But like I said, they pulled up stakes not long after I tracked them down.
    WC

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  7. Look at the really bright side of this rather dismal cloud,

    1. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    2. You got the number one spot in a google search for
    Yoiks Digest Blog!

    3. Your darn Cards are ahead in the series at this moment in time

    4. I agree with you 100% that this clown should be nuked

    and last but not least of all

    5. YOU!! yes you convinced this grouchy old trucker to hold his nose and pull the lever (sans Perry). The Yoiks person could not have done that.

    Good points, all Squawk. But puleeze…the Cards? No way! I’m a Detroit gal. Go Tigers!

    Oh and no worries about Perry. But good on the nose holding. 😉

    WC

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  8. Dohhh!! Sorry bout the faux pau on the Tigers. That is what happens when I held my breath and nose to vote. 🙂

    Excuses, excuses. 😉

    WC

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  9. Oh yeah GO TIGERS

    LOL! Yeah…my poor Tigers aren’t doing too well. Tonight’s the night, I guess. Fingers crossed.

    WC

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  10. Yet another BTW. My boxer just slimed me and I just found out I have been splogged.

    I feel so dirty. Sorta like the time I passed out on the floor of a New York Citycab. Sigh.

    GO TIGERS

    LOL Squawk! Cute dog!

    WC

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