Help Please…

I need your help please. Someone has stolen one of my articles and placed it on the site “Say What?”

I have written a comment at the end of their post, but unfortunately it went to moderation first. If you would be so kind as to write a comment too as to the rights of this article I would be ever so grateful.

The article in question is: “Life and Hand Quilting” and the thief has even gone so far as to repost all the blogs that are participating in Kathy’s monthly quilt along. This leads me to believe that all the blogs that are currently participating will have their articles hacked next. 

Thank you!!

Bella~

15 thoughts on “Help Please…

  1. Wow – I instantly went there and took a look and saw that reposting of all of our blog posts. This is crazy – why would they/him/her/ do this? Needs more investigation – thank you for finding and posting this

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yikes! This site is very suspect…they did link your blog as the source at the end, but the way they posted it does not meet proper crediting in my book, by any estimation. Courtesy would dictate that they at least request notify you they wanted to repost your article and list it as a repost from at the head. I agree, a complaint direct to WordPress seems appropriate.

    Liked by 2 people

    • The link to my site was not there this morning Kathy. It appeared sometime after I sent them a message as to the theft. Perhaps it was their way of compensating me. I have been very busy today and not had a chance to contact WordPress yet, but I will do so asap.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. You’ve been hacked by a content robot. This is how it was explained to me. What has happened to your site is done by a robot system that searches for vulnerable blogs then exploits them for “visitor counts”. The blog owner probably doesn’t even look at their own site except for the numbers because they get paid per visit. When you send your readers to make comments that just ups their numbers even more. I believe it works similar to other spam sites that grab content and email addresses to make it look like the emails are coming from you.

    In order to stop this from happening you need to re-set the “re-blog” button to NO.
    1) go to your wordpress dashboard
    2) click on the settings
    3) click on the sharing
    4) Scroll down to the wordpress re-blog button
    5) change it from show re-blog to don’t show re-blog
    6) important that you save the change
    7) Change your wordpress password

    This should stop the re-blog robots from grabbing your content. At least for now until the criminals find a way around the fix. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about what has already been stolen. I learned from experience when this happened to me a few months ago. It would be a good idea to change your email password too. My email got hacked soon after my blog got hacked. A message was sent to every single one of my blog readers that I was stranded in a foreign country and needed money to get back home. How embarrassing! I was at home and safe.

    I don’t believe any of your faithful readers would dream of re-blogging your content. We would rather post a link for readers to see your site for themselves. The re-blog button is for hacker use only and should be destroyed by wordpress!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you Anita for your feedback, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, even without the Re-post button someone can still cut and paste if they want to. My husband, who use to write for a newspaper, has warned me about this many times. I have changed my setting though, thank you for the directions on how to do so.

      Like

      • He’s right about the cut and paste but doing that is much more difficult than simply clicking on the reblog button. At least you won’t be making it easy for them now.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. I forgot to say that those links on your post to other blogs are now vulnerable to being hacked too. Content robots look for any links within your site as another possible connection. Please warn them to reset their re-blog button ASAP

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bella – I have done a post and linked your post for all to come and read!
    Anita, I have also quoted your fix to the WordPress issue on my website for WordPress Bloggers. I have no idea on blogger or blogspotl as to how it works, I hope that this is OK

    Nanette – fredericsneice@gmail.com

    this may be how my spam started up about 6 weeks ago and having a hard time getting rid of it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: A Warning to Bloggers on Rebot Spam – Chopin – A Passionate Quilter

Comments are closed.