For a while now, I’ve been aware that NfMH was being scraped. I didn’t get too upset about it. Even if my text was being used to hawk tree services in Austin it was still linked back here and hopefully driving traffic my way.
This all changed last week when an aggregator swiped my text, translated it into German, and used it to sell sex toys.
Really. I didn’t know this post was especially titillating, but it would seem the scraperbots thought so.
In an effort to combat this the blog’s RSS feed has been modified to display article summaries only. If you receive my ramblings via email or a reader application you will need to click on the headline to read the whole article. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I draw the line at selling ‘adult’ products for other people.
In the course of effecting repairs, I also discovered the subscribe links were not working properly. I think they’ve been fixed now.
Carry on, and try to keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.
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Technik ist toll, bis es ausfällt oder beschädigt ist. Viel Glück mit diesem.Technology is great, until it fails or is corrupted. Good luck with this.
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