A few days ago I posted about the bad blog thing stealing all kinds of garden related posts:
"There is a weird blog-thing ripping off all kinds of content from my blog and from others' blogs as well. I can tell because I often put links in my blog to old posts, and when this blog-thing rips off my content, it shows up as a link to my blog in Technorati. I don't want to put a link to the blog-thing here, so I'll spell it out: "gardening DOT maxblog DOT eu". The posts are always 'by Carlos'. Funny thing is that when I try to click on this blog address, I always get "page not found". I did a search on "maxblog" and got a hit on a site that looks like it is where you can go to set up a "maxblog". There is an email address, admin AT maxblog DOT eu, on that site, but I am afraid to send something to it, for fear that my email address will be compromised and I'll start getting a bunch of spam email. Has anyone else noticed this bad blog-thing? Any advice on what to do about it?"
I sent an email to the admin at maxblog this morning and got a quick answer back to send links to examples of stolen posts. I sent three recent examples. Then I got another email back saying the "account has been removed".
As I seem to have been blocked from seeing this "bad blog thing", perhaps by my IP address or something, could someone(s) try to get to it, who got to it before, and see if it is really gone?
I'd be forever grateful.
And then if it is gone, we can celebrate... at least until such time as the next thief comes along.
Update... the blog thing appears to be deleted. Gone. For some reason, I'm reminded of the movie, The Wizard of Oz, and the part when the munchkins all found out that the wicked witch was dead. Time to celebrate (I hope not prematurely) in the garden blogosphere...