I Don’t Need No Stinking Blog Scrapers

Ever since Fandango alerted the WordPress community to this, I have seen several other posts on it.  Blog scraping is the process of scanning through a large number of blogs, usually through the use of automated software, searching for and copying content and when this is done without your permission that makes these people or companies scumbags.  Blog scraping is when some other site copies a blog, or the blog content, that is not owned by the individual initiating the scraping process.  My original thought on this was just to ignore this Tygpress website, like an embargo just not going to visit them, as I feel my words are not all that valuable, but now I have changed my mind and I decided to make a rant and hit some of today’s prompts along the way.

I changed Fandango’s badge slightly to make it look more ominous and anyone can feel free to use it if they desire.  I still want to blog on WordPress, unlike the one blogger who left because she thinks it is broken.  Along parallel lines, I wonder if WordPress could be more diligent in the future and not get caught with their pants down again showing off their underwear.  Actually I have complained to the Happiness Engineers several times about some issues, which they never fixed for me and they just continue to go on their merry way.  Whereas I think that they could have fixed my problems, but I guess they are only interested in picking up their paychecks.  Fandango made a good point today saying that the blog scraping is insignificant in comparison to the mass shootings that have plagued the US this weekend.  Blog scraping amounts to nothing more than a broken vase or some other trinket that is nice to have, but some slime ball has decided to steal from you.  I am not going to try unraveling steel threads till the bridge collapses, but this crap is wrong.

Written for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Wonder, for Mathew’s Daily Inkling prompt – Parallel Lines, for the Daily Spur prompt – Whereas, for FOWC with Fandango – Previous, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – Unraveling steel threads, for Nova’s Daily Random Word prompt – Embargo, for Ragtag Community – Continue, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Trinket Underwear Vase and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Broken.

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