Sunday, 15 May 2011

Duplication/duplicity

I was looking at the Granny Buttons blog and noticed a site called 'Blackbird' listed in the sidebar. I wondered if it was a broken link to the old blog I'd started a few years ago and deleted when I got fed up with it. The link took me to an unfamilar page in salmon pink and blue, entitled 'Carrieblackbird'. It looked so much like a personally chosen site, I assumed it was another Carrie with a boat called Blackbird - what a coincidence! The writing was from 2008 so I didn't immediately recognise my own words.
There are no recent postings and I vaguely began to remember Mr Denny writing something about having a copy of my postings, even though I'd chosen to delete them. Quote: "Carrie, please note that a blog is permanent even if you delete it. On my computer I've still got all 60 posts you made since I first discovered you on 10th November." I remember thinking at the time 'so what!'
I may be wrong, but it does look as though he, or someone else has made a blog, selected the format and colour scheme and filled it with my past blog entries as though I had made it.
If this is the case, I'm very annoyed. I chose to delete my own writings. At least my link to the Granny Buttons blog actually leads to his site and not some stoopid pink concoction, masquerading as his choice.

ADDITION: I've since spoken to Andrew Denny and it's clearly not some dastardly deed of his but that of some spammer in Russia. Aplogies Andrew.
свиньи!

7 comments:

Simon said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. Strange it's only on the granny buttons site. Will look into it
Carrie

Carol said...

Carrie
You're blogging again, sorry if you have been doing so for ages, I have obviously been asleep. Hope you are well

Anonymous said...

It looks as if it was created by Russians to create a link to their site, to boost their ranking with Google. The site itself might well be infected too, though I haven't visited it.

It might be an idea to tell Google/Blogger that your old account has been hacked so they can stop it being used this way. On the other hand, it's nice to have at least part of the old blog back (and I'm sure I'll be having a stab at making the recycled wallet :-)

Tony

Carrie said...

Hi Carol - hope all's well with you too. I do look in sometimes to your blogs to see what you're up to ;-)

Tony, thanks for that advice. I tried to do the 'report abuse' option at the top of the page but hey - miraculously they say they don't have the option to report 'in my language'. Presumably that's Russian! That'll be why the site is hosted in Russian then. Grrr...

Crew: Mike, Mags, Poppy and Abbey said...

Re: I tried to do the 'report abuse' option at the top of the page but hey - miraculously they say they don't have the option to report 'in my language'. Presumably that's Russian! That'll be why the site is hosted in Russian then. Grrr...

You can set the language on Blogger at the bottom of the reporting page.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike+Mags
Thanks, I did try the report abuse and had the same problem, then saw I could select english after all which led me to a 'cpyright abuse' complaint form. I tried filling it in 3 times but it cleared te form each time I tried to submit it!
Thanks so much for making the effort - that's very kind!
Carrie
p.s Still haven't managed to find out why I can't post comments on your blog or Chertsey's. It's edfinitely a problem my end. I do like reading your posts though!