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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:58 AM

Many thanks to DU for help with RW site plagiarizing me

I had been blogging cheerfully and nonpolitically about neuroscience at http://journeythroughthecortex.blogspot.com and quietly minding my own business on the web. Not making too much attempt to gain readership but just cheerfully adding my bit skis to the inner tubes. ! At this point, it's more important for me to write and post clips from like minded web sites than to engage in promotion.

However, I had found some silly right wingers who were using my material to help lure folks to their website where they were bashing the Affordable Care Act ACA, aka "Obamacare". I had asked them politely to take down my material as I did not agree with their politics and didn't want to help their site out in any way. They had ignored me and had blocked comments on the site so that readers would not know that material was plagiarized and also that folks with neurological conditions would greatly benefit from the ACA. I tried to tell them that not everyone has the financial resources to undertake many of the therapies that I was writing about -- therapies that they were cheerfully plagiarizing-- and that the ACA would benefit people who can't pay out of pocket. The whole pre-existing condition part of ACA is huge. I don't talk about the ACA on my blog because it's a nonpolitical blog.

So, I put my plea out to DU and sure enough I got good answers. I had to put a DMCA request out to cloud flare and they gave me the name of their provider, RAM-HOST. RAM-HOST does not have the greatest customer support. All you can do is email a DMCA request. So, I emailed them a few times and finally, I noticed that aafnh.org, the site stealing my material, had to pull down most of their website. They are now down to a couple of posts and all my material is off their site! So is other folks stuff that they had plagiarized.

There are a lot of dead links on Google that are pointing to plagiarized portions of my blog. If anyone knows how to clean those up quickly, let me know. Otherwise, I guess I have to wait for the Google reaping machine to clean up the cruft.

So DU helped me a rightwing website. And, now, I invite DUers for a virtual

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Reply Many thanks to DU for help with RW site plagiarizing me (Original post)
cap Aug 2012 OP
Zalatix Aug 2012 #1
cap Aug 2012 #2
irisblue Aug 2012 #3
cap Aug 2012 #8
Wounded Bear Aug 2012 #4
secondwind Aug 2012 #5
heaven05 Aug 2012 #6
cap Aug 2012 #9
klook Aug 2012 #7
groundloop Aug 2012 #10
riverbendviewgal Aug 2012 #11
cap Aug 2012 #12
Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2012 #13
cap Aug 2012 #16
VenusRising Aug 2012 #14
cap Aug 2012 #15
Kurovski Aug 2012 #17

Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 AM

1. Well, done! Let me be the first to raise a toast!

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:05 AM

2. Here's back at you

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:25 AM

3. coffee, double cream, required cat hair raised to your success.

Live long and prosper!

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:00 AM

8. I know it's early in the day for a beer

so enjoy your coffee!

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:32 AM

4. Good job....glad you could resolve that...

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:11 AM

5. Aw, I swear I personally had nothing to do with this, but am SO GLAD DUers helped!!!!

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:38 AM

6. cheers!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:02 AM

9. back at you!

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:46 AM

7. Fantastic!

Congratulations, and thanks for the report!

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:32 AM

10. It's always good when a source of lies is shut down

Thank you for being persistent in going after these people.

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:54 AM

11. I am bookmarking your website

It is terrific.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:56 PM

12. thanks

but thanks to DU for helping me control the plagiarizing

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:50 PM

13. Great Job!



Not to go way off topic, but I was checking out your blog and came across your post regarding Feldenkrais Method and Dr. Weil's Wellness Therapies. I have a sister who is brain injured from complications during birth. I was wondering if this "method" could do anything for her.

Thanks!!!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

16. anything I can do to help a fellow DUer

is right by me.
Thanks for your kind words.

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:59 PM

14. Congratulations on your win!

Keep up the good work!

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Response to VenusRising (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:30 PM

15. It is really thanks to everyone here

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Response to cap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:25 PM

17. Kick. Nt.

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