Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Really Weirded Out

Just now, goofing around, waiting for the window guy (who is two hours late), I discovered that someone has been plagiarizing bits and pieces of my blog, including my profile photo. Ummm. What is the appropriate response to this situation?

18 Comments:

Blogger Loralee Choate said...

That is just messed up. I just about commented. I would see if you can contact blogger and have it pulled.

10/03/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

P.S. How on earth did you find this?

10/03/2006 1:47 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I clicked on one of my interests to see if any other bloggers had listed it. Only two had, and one had my same profile photo.

10/03/2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Froyd said...

contact blogger, and tell them about this. Make sure you emphasize that it's identity theft, and you'd like them prosecuted.

That gets a response right quick.

10/03/2006 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

I think you should remove this post before the other person realizes that you have caught on to them. I think it would be interesting just to watch and see what they do with their blog of your life.

10/03/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I agree that it might be interesting, but the whole thing makes me uncomfortable, and I think I'd actually rather the other blog didn't exist.

10/03/2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger Natasjia said...

The weird thing (because the rest of it is completely normal) is that this person seems to have friends that take the thing seriously and leave comments.

10/03/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger Froyd said...

WHAT THE HELL??? I just read those comments. Someone stole my comment about the wallet.

That was one ocmmment that I was particularly fond of, too. It's on the reply to their first post.

I wonder if it's someone spamming, or perhaps someone who hacked into blogger?

It seems that all of those comments were stolen from the posts here at OG Amber.

10/03/2006 11:33 PM  
Blogger Pollard said...

Strange...

10/04/2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger Natasjia said...

Did you see how she/he/it even picked and chose from your profile interests for theirs?

10/04/2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger erin said...

ick. very creepy.

10/04/2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

I can't believe the comments are hijacked too! I as wondering why the only profile picture listed belonged to the blog owner. Guess we know now.

Seriously, what is the POINT to this other blog? WEIRD.

10/04/2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

That's actually what's bothering me the most about it, too. I don't understand what the other person could possibly be getting out of it. It makes me feel kind of paranoid.

10/04/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger Froyd said...

maybe you're sleep blogging?

10/04/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

Are we prohibited from saying something on this weirdo's blog?

10/04/2006 6:39 PM  
Anonymous peder said...

That's fucking strange, I wish I had seen it before it was taken down. I wonder if I have a doppelblogger?

10/04/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Huh. I never had a chance to report this to Blogger. So whoever it was must've read all this and deleted the impostor blog on their own. I think I prefer that. Except now I might be forever paranoid that they just started it up somewhere else where I can't keep watch on it.

Loralee, thanks for asking, but I don't think I would have had a problem with anybody commenting there. Sorry you didn't get a chance! :P

10/04/2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

oh boy....i'd be weirded out too. Someone pretending to be you...and pretending to have friends???? *shiver* creepy for sure!

hey--this would make and excellent movie. too bad i'm not a script writer, but maybe i'll become one. don't anyone steal this idea from me!!

10/05/2006 8:40 PM  

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