Yet Another Dilemma

What would you do if you found out that a blogger is using part of a blog post of yours – with a link – as an introduction to a post whose tone your particularly dislike?

I don’t want to feature on a white supremacist blog nor do I want visitors from this blog – something the stats on my blog tell has happened since this guy published his post.

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13 thoughts on “Yet Another Dilemma

  1. I would edit the post with a LARGE notice that the views expressed on so-and-so’s blog do not represent your views. Alternatively, you could move that page to a new place and edit the old one with a simple disclaimer (sorry, you the link you followed has been removed due to misrepresentation).

    • The first suggestion looks like an excellent idea but I am not willing to link to this guy’s post/blog. Maybe a disclaimer on his blog?
      As for the other one, I’ll have to think of the technicalities involved.

  2. Good question. I don’t have an answer. It doesn’t sound like plagiarism, so it doesn’t sound like there would be an legal recourse. Is this one of the side effects of free speech?

    Look forward to reading responses from others.

  3. I like Elliot’s suggestions. I would also leave comments on that person’s blog (even though they don’t have to show them, and can delete them), stressing how I felt about your post being used in a manner you don’t approve.

    Hm, even with WordPress, if you change the page and it has a new url, it shouldn’t link to it, unless the person intentionally added another link to the new url.

    How about creating a new post, back dating it to a previous date (you can do that in WordPress) and changing the first word or two in the title of the post, so it isn’t too similar, which will then give it a new url.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this is happening to you, it must be very distressing.

    If you can’t move the post and he’s deleting your comments there, I think all you can do is post your own large disclaimer at the top of your post, and then ban any negativity that people try to leave in comments.

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