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frostedechoes
frostedechoes

@vasta Whoah, that’s really bad.

help
help

@vasta @mal I don't see the posts. Were they in the timeline or on a web site? If just in the timeline, sometimes a feed is accidentally added to someone else's account, so just want to understand if it was intentional or not. Thanks!

simonwoods
simonwoods

@vasta @help Saved it: <https://web.archive.org/web/20200219141353/https://mblaney.xyz/2020-02-15-Findingthethingsthatyou_love>

And a screenshot: <https://web.archive.org/web/20200219141406/http://web.archive.org/screenshot/https://mblaney.xyz/2020-02-15-Findingthethingsthatyou_love>

simonwoods
simonwoods

@help (Forgot about underscores in URLs in replies! Either way, I saved it to the Archive.)

simonwoods
simonwoods

@help Looks like it might be a re-post gone wrong. Hope so anyway.

help
help

@vasta I think @simonwoods is right that these are "reposts" that are quoting the whole blog post instead of just including a link or excerpt. Possibly @mal is still experimenting with the formatting. I agree it's misleading to readers.

pratik
pratik

@vasta Strangely I only see a red empty box on the page. I’m on an iOS device.

pratik
pratik

@vasta Ah! Will check on my laptop in a Adblock-free browser. BTW has happened to me during my blogging days. In malice and in ignorance. Hope he realizes his folly.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@vasta Some people are the worst.

pratik
pratik

@vasta I see it now on the laptop including your comment on that post. He's basically scraping your full-text feed and reposting it. Since I don't see ads on that site, I think he may be thinking of this as some kind of aggregator and is unaware that he is not supposed to do this. As someone who ran a manually-curated filter blog before, this is easily fixable even with a auto-running script. He simply has to pull in an excerpt instead of the full-text. I hope he fixes this soon. Let me know if you see an email ID that I too can write at.

manton
manton

@pratik @hjertnes Not scraping exactly... He is probably clicking "repost" in his software because he likes @vasta's post. It should include just a link or excerpt, but that's more of a design bug. (I've mentioned this in the IndieWeb chat too so that it can be worked into the guidelines for reposting.)

pratik
pratik

@manton Ah! so it's more of a design bug in the tool that he seems to have developed. This will not end well for his project if he doesn't address it soon.

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@pratik @vasta I am sure @mal will work on the project. He is a good person who created his software ihazawebsite and gives it out free to the world. No malintent was intended on Malcom's part, the software is quite new, just days old. I am sure @mal appreciates the design feedback and he will improve reposting.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@manton I still think it is shitty to re-post with the entire content like that, and even worse when the site design doesn't make it very clear that this is a re-post.

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@hjertnes Hey all just a reminder of the Community Guidelines: help.micro.blog/2017/comm... I am not sure personal attacks best way to improve @mal's design of a repost

Let's strive for intentionally hospitable criticism. Dogpiling isn't a practice we should import from elsewhere.

arush
arush

@jgmac1106 Please no let's not import dogpiling.

bix
bix

@vasta Don’t hold your breath. https://mblaney.xyz/2020-02-20-wowitsinterestingthatrepostingontwitter