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"Whistleblowing" A Veiled Attempt to Perpetuate Drama?  

myelin36 49F  
5280 posts
2/18/2015 8:34 am
"Whistleblowing" A Veiled Attempt to Perpetuate Drama?

Some people claim to be doing blogville a favor by singling out bloggers whom they have judged to be passing off material and claiming it as thieir own. I am not innocent nor do I claim to be. When it was first brought to my attention that others could interpret some of my blogs as being plagerized, I immediately apologized for my transgression. I vowed to do better. In fact, I have started citing the hell out of any blogs that would appear to be gleaned from an outside source in an attempt to appease the blog police.

Apparently it isn't enough. They insist that I include, italics, headers and footnotes and basically are nitpicking the hell out of my blogs. I have decided that no matter how hard I try, I can not appease them. Yet, they continue to spread their judgment across blogland. Is it not enough that I am striving to improve? Or does their continued assault cross over into perpetuating drama?
Whistleblowing perpetuates drama
Whistleblowing does not perpetuate drama
Whistleblowing is a veiled attempt at cyberbullying
Whistleblowing is necessary to protect bloggers
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39lawless 54F
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2/18/2015 8:51 am

I have never read one of your blogs and been at all confused about what is original thought from you and what is other people's material. Ever.

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redrockrascal 61M
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2/18/2015 8:51 am

Haven't seen the drama so I have nothing to base a vote on. Given that you have apologized and credit whomever deserves credit I would imagine anything more is other peoples issues not yours. Blog on.

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flowerkings2012 57M  
4252 posts
2/18/2015 9:05 am

A pity the vital role of whistleblowing in the real world has been hijacked by morons on this site and turned into a... fuck, I have no idea what. Bloggers need 'protecting'? Fuck me, Western civilization is dead if whistleblowing protection is extended to blogs on a sex site

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northshoretake2 56M  
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2/18/2015 9:09 am

I voted "Other" since I feel Whistleblowing is unnecessary.

This forum is neither an academic institution nor media enterprise where plagiarism is considered an ethical offense. Exactly, what does the author gain by passing on others' ideas as their own? Nothing.

However, I believe you make a point to reference your sources, myelin36, and if there were such a thing as blogging plagiarism, you'd be the last person I'd accuse of such an offense.

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NewName62 57M
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2/18/2015 9:23 am

I believe it can be a veiled attempt at cyberbullying. Why target you, and not the thousands of other bloggers? You are as articulate as you are sexy, which translates to your popularity. Have I answered my own rhetorical question?

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pal334 66M  
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2/18/2015 9:50 am

I have no interest in having anyone "police" of my blog. Sure I accept friendly advice, and even critiques if it is constructive. If someone barges in and tries to appoint them selves a "policeman" , they are invited to not visit. First and foremost , a blog is for your enjoyment and of course the enjoyment of people with like "likes". If someone wants to critique me in their blogs (s), I never worry, they are entitled to their opinion. I would suggest , just enjoy your blog and ignore them.

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Woodyeverready 61M
1188 posts
2/18/2015 9:55 am

I read your blog where you accepted responsibility for not citing someone else's work. I thought that was pretty big of you. Your subsequent apology and your pledge to strive to do better should have been enough to put an end to it.

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Woodyeverready 61M
1188 posts
2/18/2015 10:01 am

One more thing. Posting this poll could also be viewed as perpetuating drama. Perhaps it is time to move on. I didn't bother to vote in the poll as I couldn't clearly come down on one choice.

Woodrow J. Evers

tboogie398 45M
388 posts
2/18/2015 10:16 am

A blog or post as far a I believed it to be was just thoughts put into words and shared with others,.. for the purpose of reflection or inspiration or e.t.c,. now if you copy someone's material word for word and call it you own that's bad,,.. but if you read a post and draw inspiration from it and makes you own interpretation of it based on your own personal experience then wtf is the problem,.. I thought that was the whole purpose,.. so now we have to get copyrights for our post,.. And I can't see any body's post being that personal when there being posted for others to read and a lot of them give others the opportunity to share and give their opinion to what's there to read. When a blog or post become that personal to the person that wrote it,.. then they might consider having it copyrighted,.. signed by the notary of the public,.. published,.. and put on the market, That's crazy you have to go thru that Myelin36,.. and as for the blog police,.. I thinks it time to end your affair with AdultFriendFinder and find a real job,..

Is my point valid,.. I dont know,..depends where your head's at when you read it

gunner4440 45M
2658 posts
2/18/2015 12:50 pm

I would like to point out to all the people who want to use nitpicking of written material to show how much smarter they are than you that this is a blog, not English 305. If you use quotes to show it's not yours and say whose it is its enough. but there are some people who apparently get off on showing that they are superior to everyone in intellect. Keep doing what you do and don't let the trolls drag you under the bridge.

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sweet_VM 62F
80982 posts
2/18/2015 1:51 pm

AlwAys remember your blog is your blog. Not everyone will like it. Mix feeling about this topic. Blog on and forgot about some assholes on this site. I find lots that I have posted found in some other threads in this site. I know they are my words and they can go back and check it was my post. Just say to hell with them hugs V

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myelin36 replies on 2/18/2015 5:04 pm:
Thanks V

ironman2769 54M  
12840 posts
2/18/2015 2:54 pm

When you can fly below the radar no one sees you. Then one little slip and you are found on the radar and the scrutiny begins. I didn't realize how intense it can get. Sorry for the undue stress.....

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_50shadesofjay_ 39M
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2/18/2015 3:09 pm

At the end of the day, this isn't an academic institution. You're not submitting your collective work as a thesis, or even a research paper. At worst, not citing a source could cause someone to believe that whomever made that post was not the intellectual they claimed to be - if they actually represented the thoughts as their own.

It's little different than, say, having a fake picture, or putting up a fake birthday, neither of which really hurt anyone in the long run, except the person doing the posting.

In short, it's self-policing, and doesn't require an outside influence. You can either back up your thoughts or not; eventually people who claim other's work as their own will be exposed when their responses fail to exhibit the kind of intellectualism their posts profess, and those that post original work will not.

In either case? Not that important. I and I think others have a good time reading your blog, and you shouldn't need an English degree to post a blog post, with proper citation formats and all. Ignore the detractors and press on!

MyUndoing 59F
325 posts
2/18/2015 3:16 pm

I read the blogs to be entertained. And if what I'm reading entertains me I don't give a shit if the material is copied or the original author cited or whatever. If I happened to discover that someone's work had been plagiarized, I might think differently about the blogger .... but even then, I would very likely only think they did a good job of finding some cool topics. Because, as CheatMeRight so eloquently stated, who am I to judge your moral fiber?

My question to you, myelin36, is why do you care what these 'blog police' think? Or say, for that matter? Are their opinions valued by you? Or is your concern that others might be swayed by or support their opinions? And again, what would it matter if some were?

myelin36 replies on 2/18/2015 5:03 pm:
I disagree with their strongarm tactics. I don't care what these particular trolls think about me or my blogs. It's the bullying and intimidation which I hate. I have blocked them but amazingly, they can recite pretty much verbatim what I post. This tells me that blocking is ineffective because you can create another profile and covertly continue the harassment.

sweetlips_03 41F  
1268 posts
2/18/2015 3:31 pm

Block them from your blog. If anyone on here is giving you a hard time, or you're just sick of them, close them out. It's that easy.

You don't owe anyone an apology or explanation. When I don't like someone's blog, I just don't read it. There problem solved.

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KItkat1415 58F  
19985 posts
2/18/2015 4:29 pm

I chose other- they're just being dicks (or as my UK friends would call it, knobs).
You did what was necessary and it is on them for beating a dead horse.

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march7625 52F  
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2/18/2015 5:21 pm

get a fucking life!!!

if someone has broken the TOUs or offended you, report them then MOVE ON

you don't make the rules on here and you are not here to enforce them, just report infractions. imagine how much happier you would be if you let it go and went back to blogging about what makes you happy.

pagancountrygirl 62F
5216 posts
2/18/2015 6:00 pm

This is your blog, your forum. Why should anyone dictate to you how it should be presented? It's not a college paper you're writing. If someone is giving you that much grief over what you post here, perhaps you should block them instead of worrying overly much about citing references, including headers, footnotes, etc. We enjoy your posts as they are so please continue posting so we may continue enjoying!

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myelin36 replies on 2/18/2015 6:18 pm:
I did block them. Somehow even after blocking them, they are ablt to recite verbatim what I post. I don't think blocking works when people can create fake profiles and surpass the block filters.

azriel1970 49M  
29998 posts
2/18/2015 7:37 pm

I think most of it is a veiled attempt at cyber-bulling.

Shifgrethor 65M
589 posts
2/19/2015 7:07 pm

Rather than call this whistleblowing, a less inflammatory description would be feedback. If it was whistleblowing, you would only find out about it when the site moderator removed your post or suspended/revoked your user name. The people who write directly to you are trying to help you increase your readership and stay out of trouble.
For us to be here on this site, we already have some Internet awareness. Rather than repeat things that we can find on the Internet on our own, I prefer to read things that cannot be found anywhere else. Usually that means something that is personal to you. It does not need to be anything that your family or co-workers would recognize, but it should not be a repost or quote of something that appeared recently on a different website (unless you use it as a launch pad to express a personal opinion, observation, or story from your personal experience).

myelin36 replies on 2/19/2015 7:29 pm:
Thank you for weighing in on this topic. I disagree about the motives of the people who are involved (one of them specifically said she was whistleblowing, btw). I think bloggers should be free to write about whatever topics are of interest them and if someone doesn't like a particular topic on a blog, they can choose to not read it.

ProfPlayful 56M
3867 posts
2/19/2015 9:30 pm

I selected "Other." AdultFriendFinder is a special case, quite apart from most of the internet, because it doesn't allow external links. I doubt that any of your readers ever felt duped by you, my dear. None of us believes that the whistleblowers have rescued us from your evil clutches.

I have always appreciated your posts (always = since I joined in November). I understood that your posts were tastefully composed combinations of various sources blended with your own original words. They are fun to read and informative.

These people aren't whistleblowers, they are trolls. Have they picked on anyone else for failing to credit the photographers and models in the photos that appear in various blogs?

My guess is that the trolls are jealous of your blog which has high quality and a readership that is vast and loyal. Don't change a thing, myelin36. Your loyal readers will remain your loyal readers.

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myelin36 replies on 2/20/2015 4:32 pm:
Thank you. Your advice is respected and appreciated.

_JKH_ 66M
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2/20/2015 6:27 am

Jealousy !

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myelin36 replies on 2/20/2015 4:33 pm:
Yes, jealousy is such an evil emotion that can lead people to do terrible things to others.

burblesback07 39M
532 posts
2/23/2015 7:14 pm

Think you know how I feel about the subject !!!

Surprised to see many dont believe it perpetuates drama and protects bloggers though ?

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