Blatant Blog Plagarism

This is just pathetic. First, look at my dad’s blog at EclecticBlogs. See the design and everything? I am the one that designed it for him, and he has been adding stuff ever since, like the quote, poll, etc.

Now look at this blog. See anything familiar? He hasn’t even taken the time to replace the damn graphic at the top of the page! There are a few other things he has done that, quite frankly, piss me off. First of all, he didn’t ask permission. Secondly, he did not link back to the site (at least not as far as I can tell, it might be in a single post, but that is not good enough). He has not replaced the alternative location listed on the page, which still points to Martin’s RSS feed. And most importantly, he has linked the page to Copyscape! What nerve!

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but you have to draw the line somewhere. Had he simply used the layout and color scheme, that would have been one thing. But to leave elements of Martin’s site on his own? That’s just not right.

  • http://kimberly.eclecticblogs.ca Kimberly

    Thats just wrong. The guy totally stole my dads layout and completer design(created by mack). Someone needs to make him feel they’re wrath!

  • http://blog.dicksonwong.com Dickson Wong

    Just give me the word and I’ll take him down.

  • http://blogs.blogosphere.ca/mig14 Megan Fowler

    I’ll break his knees.

  • http://www.google.com/search?q=Feces Feces

    Two Words: SPAM HIM!

  • http://blogs.blogosphere.ca/inge Inge

    I am usually in favour of plagiarism, but this time, you’re screwing over the little man, not the huge University juggernaut.

  • http://kimberly.eclecticblogs.ca kimmi

    wow, go check out the site now…the dude changed everything! someone must have given it to him good…must have been dickson and megan with the knee breaking!

  • http://blogs.blogosphere.ca/kiwi ~M*

    whoa, i was like wth? but then i tried to read something and got to ‘makan rojak’ when i realized it was in malay… lol. anyhoo, it sure looks different now!