More Clarification

2008/07/21 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Blog Stuffs, Commentary, Health, lifestyle change, Thoughts | Comments Off on More Clarification
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WordPress has all sorts of nice features, and one of them allows you to see which blogs or Web pages feature incoming links to yours.

And this is where I have a problem.

Quite frequently, some of my posts immediately show up in the “Incoming Links” section of WordPress. I was curious to see who was linking these as I figured maybe, just maybe, it was someone keeping track of their progress and using my posts as examples.

I was wrong.

It turns out that they are being linked to a site called “Weight Loss blog” (or http://weight-loss-pills.biz/weight-loss/ I won’t give them the pleasure of adding a link). Whoever owns the so-called “blog” is extracting information from others—presumably automatically and without their permission—and using as that original content in order to sell diet pills at their online drug store (http://weight-loss-pills.biz/). And I’m not cool with that.

(Here a few examples, linked only because it’s my friggin’ content.)

So let me go on the record by stating the following:

This entry originally posted on 200by40 on July 21, 2008.

If you are reading this post on “Weight Loss blog” or any other site that steals original content in order to make their site look legit and peddle products, please know that I do not endorse these sites nor do I wish to have my posts linked to it. Unfortunately, I have little or no control over it, hence this statement. Note that I am losing weight without the use of pills or surgery, which is why my blog is essential—to show that it is possible to lose it without throwing money away on snake oil.

Posts you see from 200by40 that end up on “Weight Loss blog” and others like it are used without my permission or consent. Please refer back to 200by40 for the original post as well as my journal on how I am losing weight the right way—through a lifestyle change that involves proper diet and exercise, not a so-called miracle in a bottle.

There, I feel better now 🙂

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