SPAMMING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

I feel like I’ve been used. This might be how a rape victim feels. Someone crept around my neighborhood, and stole hundreds of blogs. What had started out as a near empty blog, with an about page and two articles in it, turned into a full blown blog over night.

We all re-blog articles that we want a greater audience to see. If we find something that we think our readers need to know, or would truly enjoy, we re-blog it. The word-press system allows for this, and usually cuts the post short, so you must go to the SOURCE. to finish the post.
That site now has hundreds of articles on it and just as many backlinks. I have reported this to word-press
https://en.support.wordpress.com/report-blogs/

 

timethief replied to a forum topic that you subscribe to
in response to the topic “Is someone, re-blogging hundreds of articles a day, Spamming?”:

 

You’re welcome. There’s nothing wrong with creating a private collection of resource links to reblogs but leaving the site public and exhibiting the bot-behavior you report goes beyond the pale. I’m sure our Terms of Service Staff will take care of this off the forums after you report it.

 

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What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?
I received a new follower yesterday. We all think that’s great, unless it isn’t of course. The new follower immediately re-blogged my post. That was a post I re-blogged from another site.

I didn’t think that was so bad, but later on in the evening, I put together a couple more articles, and before I could even finish the final edit, they were once again re-blogged, by the same person.

He must have a ” bot ” working for him, because I went to the site when I was notified of a new follow, and there wasn’t much there. I always follow a follower. That’s my way to quietly stalk my visitors, and see what they have, and learn of their interests.

Within 20 minutes of my pressing the follow button on that site, my email box was over loaded with posts from that site. I read many of the titles on the emails, and they all seemed to be re-blogs, from all kinds of sites.

photo-My EMAIL BOX- THIEF

My EMAIL BOX- THIEF

Is this some kind of spamming? I deleted 250 emails, from that site, and my mailbox continues to fill up with post notifications from that site. At the moment I still have about 4 or 5 hundred more to eliminate, and I’m sure it wont stop there.

photo-POST TO rennydioknodotcom

POST TO rennydioknodotcom

I don’t want to offend anyone, but now I wonder if I should un-follow. I am mostly afraid that as soon as I post this, it will be snagged, and re-blogged, by the same site. I don’t think the owner of the site reads that many posts, in one sitting.

Am I being an asshole for posting this? Am I right about this? Is this the way to make friends out here? I NEED INPUT!

photo-INPUT!

INPUT!