Saturday, August 20, 2011

No, They Hate You Because You're Paranoid

There's a certain blog out there -- he'd love a link from me -- that has been whining about being "blacklisted" by gunbloggers.

No such secret blacklist exists. (I would know. I gotta insider in th' Inner Snarkle, lives right up there in my attic. We even share the C3I room here at Roseholme Cottage).

Now the chap in question has a business model: invade a specific blogging interest, rip content improperly (entire posts, or north of 80%, with tiny links) and/or impolitely, start controvery and churn, churn, churn, 'til he's gettin' truly epic eyeballs, whoa! Lookit the traffic!...and then sell it.

Except for the little matter of playing fast and loose with IP rights -- difficult for bloggers to fight, not everyone is related to as many attorneys as I am -- it's just another way of making a living from the gullible.

But that doesn't justify being a horse's rear about it.

And that's why that site has earned an open-conspiracy black list. I am not linking to them. I will not mention them by name. I won't go there again (remember, he's gonna sell based on traffic) and I encourage you to do the same.

'Scroom. It's a free 'net. Play nice or the other boys and girls won't play with you any more.

10 comments:

greg said...

Poor naive me, not realizing that some people are in this for the money...I just everyone everyone was looking to take over the world!

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, I'll Name Names, Dang it! His name is Smeg Head!

Robin said...

Great idea, Tam. I'll follow your lead.

Robin said...

Err, I made a mistake there. Sorry.

The Jack said...

Inner Snarkle! Great.

I love that grousing about a fake and secret "blacklist" in an attempt to kin up controversy and eyeballs is resulting in an open and real avoidance.

Mr. Nameless you can scream all you want, but you can't make me care.

Jon said...

So I posted about this whole thing and foolishly linked to his blog (just to show I wasn't being a jerk, and before I saw he was stealing posts wholesale) and he followed the pingback and left me a whiny comment.

Last time I try to be nice...

Roberta X said...

He's a whiner.

--I wonder how many MLK sites link to pro-racism websites? How many publishing and religious sites link to anti-First-Amendment websites?

I never lunk to him 'cos first I heard of his site, he was violating "fair use" and fair play. That was enough. Providing antis a free bully pulpit is just manure icing on the failcake.

Linoge said...

If you want a flower to go on top of that icing, he also has a penchant for blaming victims - to whit, if someone breaks into your home and steals one of your firearms, it is your fault for having it "insufficiently" secured.

Yeah. And the girl with the short skirt was "asking for it".

Nathan said...

Sounds like this would be pretty descriptive of said troll...

Matt G said...

I went to go look, and found that his very next post (about Oleg's post about a utility rifle/shotgun) referenced Marisa Miller. Not for any reason....

...except to make the hit count go up.

Feh. I'll take my half million hits on original content.