Thursday, January 09, 2014
A friend just wrote to me that someone lifted her blog, changed 2 sentences and got a best blog award. I sent her a metal water bottle goodie and this note;
When freezing water for that next big race, fill your metal bottle half-full or half-empty, depending on how well your meds are working, and lay it on it's side inside of the freezer. That will keep the bottom of the bottle from bowing out as the water freezes over night, which is how long you might leave the bottle in the freezer.
Should another Sparkie steal your blog, go up side their head with your properly frozen water bottle.... and remember, always use the © copyright symbol when blogging. (On a MAC, press option + g) ("To create the Copyright symbol © on a PC: hold down the Alt key and, using the numeric pad on the far right of your keyboard [the one you never use] key in the numerics 0169 - Try it!") That may at least make the potential purloinista understand that they are committing plagiarism, which is a civil crime, (just like aggravated assault) not only against the fundamental beauty of Spark People, but a crime against oneself and society as a whole. And, as if that were not enough, people who steal blogs cannot possibly keep the weight off because the low self-esteem involved comes back and undermines their progress.
Plagiarism - hmmmm - sounds like a good subject for a blog. I think maybe folks who join every team available do so that their blogs will reach more peeps.
P.S. I do not really advocate violent retaliation - for anything. I was raised on Wile E. Coyote and am still enamored of and amused by his flawed M.O. ©©©©©XoXoXoXoX