9 Replies to “Plagiarism”

  1. "Brilliant, original thinkers" . . . have they looked at themselves in the mirror to consider whether this is true or not? I do so feel like ROLFMAO . . .

  2. @ J Cooper
    wisenheimer 🙂
    I don’t do vanity searches because it’s irrelevant. I just need to know if the search phrases important to me are performing well. So I checked out my SEO results (http://www.webveteran.com/about/seo.cfm) like I do every week, and found that someone searched google for me by name. Which is kinda odd. So I followed the link and saw my text on another site’s snippet.

  3. that’s not that bad, I have a guy that literally copied my entire site a few years ago. When I found out and confronted him on it, he changed the look and feel but if you read the copy on this site, it is still pretty much the same as mine.

    Here is how my site looked from 2001 until I added the blog in 2007
    http://web.archive.org/web/20020926071014/www.coldfusionguy.net/

    I created all those graphics myself (not that they are particularly impressive or anything).

    Here is how Sana’s site showed from 2003 until just recently
    http://web.archive.org/web/20031222080155/http://www.sanaullah.co.uk/

    But in his defense I did pretty much steel and modify that methodology document from Mark Warrick

    http://www.warrick.net/index.cfm?page=methodology&for-web-projects

    The funny thing about that was Mark ended up working for me for a while, and we had a good laugh about it.

    I think the problem is developers don’t always make the best copy writers…plus were usually prettly lazy people, and copying and pasting someone else’s work is so much easier.

    =)

  4. I’ll agree most programmers are not wordy, but I wouldn’t say ‘lazy’.

    My 10-years-ago art director said "good artists copy, great artists steal". I guess it holds true for web designers.

    As long as I come up in search engines for my search phrases and his site does not, I don’t really care all that much. Should I? It’s fun to point and laugh.

  5. Sorry to hear about it. I know that this is always at least a bit rough. If there is anything I can do to help, drop me a line, there’s a good chance we can get the work removed if nothing else…

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