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.
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