• Apr 20, 2012

So apparently, this site LotusLearns has been re-posting quite a few Lotus blogs without permission, and my recent Ruby action plan post made the cut. It's bad enough to see my post aggregated without permission and plastered with ads that don't make me any money, but it's even worse that the replica of the post is thoroughly corrupt.

For one, it leaves of the "S" in the opening "So". Additionally, the XSP markup I posted is passed through to the browser unencoded, leaving a bunch of blank lines. Finally, the precious, precious Ruby code itself is entirely mangled, with the meaningful line breaks stripped (I used "white-space: pre" in the original).

So, in summary:

  1. Don't re-post work without permission.
  2. If you're going to illegally re-post work, at least don't mangle it, particularly when it's a post about programming.

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