For Those About to Blog, We Salute You

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If you checked into the site this weekend, you might have noticed redshift’s post about someone who copied and pasted an entire article from this site and copied it onto their weblog. A couple of hours after he posted it, we found a couple of other people who had also copied entire articles from this site and pasted it onto their weblogs as well.

So, to you who have cut and pasted entire articles onto your site, I have written you a song. Actually, in your honor I have plagiarized the song, but re-written the lyrics for you.

To the tune of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin:

Here’s a little blog we wrote
Some noobs want to copy it note for note
Don’t worry… They’re crappy.
Their sites are ugly and have no style
I guess that’s why they copy our files
But don’t worry… They’re crappy.

Don’t worry. They’re crappy!
Don’t worry. They’re crappy!

Can’t think of anything original to say
Just cut and paste because you’re totally ghey
Don’t worry… Be crappy!
This should be corrected in all good time
You’ll learn not to plagiarize in Junior High
Don’t worry… Be crappy!

Don’t worry. They’re crappy!
Ooh! Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…
Don’t worry.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…
They’re crappy.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…
Seriously, their sites have no good content!
Ooh! Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…
So don’t worry.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…
Their sites are crappy.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh…

At any rate, we’re truly flattered that you enjoy the site and like our articles, but it’s a slap in the face to those of us who have worked really hard on maintaining new material for this website. The contributors of all have full-time jobs as well as other adult-type commitments, and it takes a great deal of time to write this stuff up. We think about the topics for a while – sometimes it takes weeks to let these ideas simmer, and then we sit down to write, and rewrite, and rewrite some more, and then redshift always reads over everyone’s submissions and edits grammar where he feels necessary. All this work goes into every article – yes, even though we’re an amateur site that generates zero revenue. It’s not like we just pull these things out of our asses and slap them onto the site in no time flat. In the real world, you can’t just print up someone else’s work, cite it, and turn it in – it’s plagiarizing. Please do not do it. If you enjoy the article, use snippets and link the site.



One response to “For Those About to Blog, We Salute You”

  1. Blue Midget Avatar
    Blue Midget

    hahaha, I went to one of the sites where they had pasted one of our articles, and under all the comments where people were asking “did you write this?” I typed a comment of my own saying, “No, this was copied and pasted here without permission from” — just to see what would happen, because you know I’m an instigator.

    The blog owner deleted my comment. hahaha What a frigging tool.


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