How do others in our group feel about our posts being stolen and used in
online forums? I must say I was quite annoyed to see it, I assumed my post
would only come here or to the archives, some sites seem to copyright the
posts - not on I say. On my search for signs of our missing posters I found
several sites doing the same, they made it look as though WE posted to their
forums. Should someone complain or is it acceptable practise?
This one for example http://www.janitorialservice.us/ (I am NOT spamming
this company but see no other way to point to them)
over on the left is the Cleaning Service Forums where I can see our thread
titles including "Best of Bonk "which iirc was by winnie ho, she could have
said MRS Bonk and made life easier for me but still all done and dusted now.
To be quite frank I find it all rather deceitful. What say you?
I don't think complaining would do any good, but I don't find it to be
an acceptable practice, either.
Most of these sites do not honor a posters no archive request, either
in the post body or the headers, either.
If they willy nilly take our posts we may be able to incorporate a message
showing how we - as a group find the whole thing distasteful and also making
subscribers aware that the forums are stealing our posts from Usenet. A bit
like I am doing now!
In all honesty, I don't think the forum owners notice, or even care.
Geobaby is a site that harvests posts from parenting groups and many
of us emailed the owner and complained, and put bold headers on posts
to the attention of the group, to no avail.
It's been going on for quite a whiles now, Mrs. B. and I daresay there is
not much to be done about it. If you google my name you'll see a whole
bunch of my Usenet posts "archived" on various discussion boards, same with
yours and many others'...
Frex some of my rec.travel posts appear on such places as
www.british-expats.com , why I don't know as I am neither British or an
ex - pat...
I agree with you, it's a somewhat sneaky practice. I frankly don't know why
these boards have to resort to "harvesting" posts from Usenet groups. I
don't know what the "legal" ramifications of such practices are...IIRC
Usenet posts are not "owned" by anyone and I guess may be disseminated in
most any matter.
You're not the Gregory Morrow who used to play for the Boston
Patriots? Is he British? Could it be that you suffer from amnesia
after being bonked too many times? If you're not Gregory Morrow, I
think you should apologize to his fans at www.british-expats.com
and change your name.
I think you're at least half right. If you were British, you would
have denied being a soccer whizz.
Do you know anyone who knew you before your amnesia? If not, why
not offer your autograph to some Pats fans? If they confirm that
you're not *the* Gregory Morrow, you can get your name changed in
Minnesota with no questions asked.
This may help you decide:
It tells how to determine which sex you are mentally. Changing
your name to Maurine might bring such an improvement to your social
life that you may no longer want the testicular implants and the mammaplasty.
Before making an appointment with Choreboy, you should hire the
best anesthesiologist you can find.
I have been very concerned for Gary as he seems to have vanished from the
face of Usenet as did the air hostess that used to post here and a couple of
other very regular posters. Other valued people who shall remain nameless
may not be posting in this group at this present time but at least they can
be found via Google Groups. I do hope we don't have a Bermuda Triangle type
phenomena going on in here.
I appreciate your posting on this matter Gregory. Regarding the legalities,
the posts may or may not be owned by anyone but if the content had for
instance, a libel by a poster and was then deleted from Usenet and Google
but not from the forum as the OP may not be aware it was there, then I
wonder how the forum and the OP would stand up in court.
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