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Last post Author Topic: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List  (Read 18706 times)

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2007, 09:42:21 AM »
Seems like he like to steal other's hard work.

Another blog of his:
http://games-plaza.b...r-pro-challenge.html

Original post:
http://www.pocketgam...e/feature.asp?c=3786

(there is no source or credit given to the original author)

How can he possibly defend this.  Why bother even trying.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2007, 10:15:34 AM »
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How can he possibly defend this.  Why bother even trying.

You're right, there is no defense.  It's just plain evil.  However, by way of understanding:

- It's possible "Deny" is a child, and hasn't learned how incredibly wrong his actions are;

- Deny may come from a culture that does not respect intellectual property at all, and anything he can get his hands on is fair game.

Of course, I believe Occam's Razor applies: he does it because he can and because there are no consequences for being caught.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2007, 02:44:04 PM »
Of course, I believe Occam's Razor applies: he does it because he can and because there are no consequences for being caught.

I tend to believe you on that.

Considering the statistics.ro link and the language on the site, I'm guessing he's Romanian. I joked about it earlier, and of course I don't want to make a blanket statement that all Romanians are scumbag thieves (especially since my wife is Romanian!), but Romania isn't exactly known for it's integrity. It's one of those countries where a US bank can't guarantee a money transfer will get to the right person.

I know from personal experience. I was worried my mail-order-bride payment wouldn't make it. :P


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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2007, 03:00:01 PM »
I know from personal experience. I was worried my mail-order-bride payment wouldn't make it. :P

LOL. I'm Polish. I almost got a mail order bride. You see, one of the light bulbs in our living room when out, and with our small family we didn't have enough to change it. So I thought about a Russian bride, but I couldn't figure out how to get all that rubble in that small Air Mail pouch.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2007, 03:10:02 PM »
LOL. I'm Polish. I almost got a mail order bride. You see, one of the light bulbs in our living room when out, and with our small family we didn't have enough to change it. So I thought about a Russian bride, but I couldn't figure out how to get all that rubble in that small Air Mail pouch.

Okay, I get the joke about the rubble (:D), but I don't understand what the light bulb has anything to do with.  :-\


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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2007, 03:18:04 PM »
I think there's a "how many polish guys does it take to change a lightbulb" joke in there.

Either that, or the lightbulbs at tinjaw's house are nuclear-powered.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2007, 03:23:22 PM »
I think there's a "how many polish guys does it take to change a lightbulb" joke in there.

Aha!

With our small family we didn't have enough to change it.

I took that to mean money, not family members.  ;D


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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2007, 11:58:18 PM »
I've been out all week. Got to thank Chris (Veign) for the heads up on this. What's hilarious is that you can't do a URL search without hitting a dozen "my/good/great/ultimate/favorite software list" sites, and mine is just one among hundreds online. I should be flattered. Note the topic links still link to anova.org/software !!

That's like plagiarizing a paper written in Word and not removing the author's meta data.  ;D

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2007, 07:32:24 PM »
I just checked it again and it looks like he's changed the name to the Great Software List, but the source is still obscurely placed at the bottom. Interesting that it now has 0 Diggs.


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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2007, 07:59:52 PM »
The reason why it has 0 diggs is because it was removed from the digg site, as if it had never been submitted.

Check the original digg link and you will see that it, the previous diggs, and all comments are gone.

And I just checked in the comment history of my digg account, and there is no listing of any comment having been made by me on that post, so they were all deleted from digg's system.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2007, 08:32:36 PM »
That cool it was removed from Digg.  Didn't know they policed the submission for content violation like that - at least on this level.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2007, 09:05:58 PM »
Now would be the time to re-digg the list with helpful comments like, "this has been totally plagarized; to see the source material it was stolen from go to..."

Before it builds up another zillion positive diggs.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2007, 12:17:26 PM »
I've just left a comment since today Nov 20th he is still heading the list as his own.
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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2007, 08:37:16 PM »
The offending blog page is gone  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2007, 08:43:09 PM »
ALPHA TANGO ROMEO, TARGET HAS BEEN SPLASHED.  REPEAT, TARGET HAS BEEN SPLASHED.  REQUEST EXTRACTION PROCEDURE AND COORDINATES.

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Re: Blog steals Zaine's Great Software List
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2007, 09:42:18 PM »
ALPHA TANGO ROMEO, TARGET HAS BEEN SPLASHED.  REPEAT, TARGET HAS BEEN SPLASHED.  REQUEST EXTRACTION PROCEDURE AND COORDINATES.

VERY funny Ralf Maximus!!! I was thinking along similar lines, but my post would not have been nearly as good.

Ken

P.S. O, and I almost forgot, I am never saying anything bad about Zaine's page!
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« Last Edit: December 15, 2007, 09:44:40 PM by KenR »