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Don’t steal…ask for help.

Last night I learned that someone drove through our neighborhood between 1am and 3am Sunday night/Monday morning looking in people’s cars and stealing easy to grab stuff. For instance, two neighbors both had left wallets on the dashboard and are now sans wallet. One lost a camera but other obvious grabs like checkbooks and radios were left alone.

This is the first I’ve heard of any incident like this since I moved to the house in 1997. It feels like a dry run so I’ve notified the Sheriff and put the neighborhood on a property watch. I hope the crooks don’t return. I’ve got good neighbors. Several are good ol’ boys in the neighborhood would are watching now and we do live in the county.

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Need input from SEO/copyright experts

Hello world of Search Engine Optimization! The content thieves are frustrating. But does having someone reprint the first few sentences of a post and link back to you really hurt? What does it do for pagerank? Isn’t it simply a qualified link back to Reality Me? For example, has reprinted Darren’s prize list. Should I really care? Is it worth the fight?

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Content Theft Worsens

If you follow my comment feed, then you may have noticed that I am getting huge amounts of trackback spam. Why not just turn off trackbacks? Because these people are stealing my content, and likely your content, for their own personal gain and the trackback is the easiest way to find them. Yes, they generate a link back to Reality Me which in theory should help my page rank but not when it is with duplicate content. I have installed the Antileech WordPress plugin but I am still figuring out how to use it without cutting off my feeds to legitimate readers. If you do end up getting a "this content is stolen" message instead of the actual post, please email juggler at and I will fix it. That said, can you confirm which feedreader you use based upon the following:

  • Blogdigger/2.0 (; Referred by:
  • Feedfetcher-Google; (; 6 subscribers; feed-id=3701543567382179734) Referred by:
  • Feedfetcher-Google; (; 9 subscribers; feed-id=8604077678671105327) Referred by:
  • Feedster Crawler/3.0; Feedster, Inc. Referred by:
  • Gregarius/0.5.4 ( Referred by:
  • Liferea/1.4.3b (Linux; en_US.UTF-8;
  • NewsGatorOnline/2.0 (http:/; 1 subscribers) Referred by:
  • NewzCrawler/1.8 (compatible; MSIE 6.00; Newz Crawler 1.8; )
  • SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.2407; WinNT 5.1.2600.0) Referred by:
  • Wasabot/1.4 (+ ) Java/1.6.0_02

I am assuming that Blogdigger, Gregarius, and Wasabot are used by content thieves.