From: petrolcan on
Why is it that people do this?

Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
word for word, from an auction that ended last week.

Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.



From: Rob Morley on
On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:25:20 GMT
petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> Why is it that people do this?
>
> Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
> word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
>
> Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
>
It used to be considered a good indication that the listing was a
scam, but I think it's mostly just laziness or ignorance on the part of
some sellers. If he'd asked for permission to use your description
would you have allowed it?

From: petrolcan on
In article <20091119174708.577e6b03(a)bluemoon>, Rob Morley says...
>
> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:25:20 GMT
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why is it that people do this?
> >
> > Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
> > word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
> >
> > Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
> >
> It used to be considered a good indication that the listing was a
> scam, but I think it's mostly just laziness or ignorance on the part of
> some sellers.

This was definitely laziness.

> If he'd asked for permission to use your description
> would you have allowed it?

You know, I'm not sure.
From: The Older Gentleman on
petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> Why is it that people do this?
>
> Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
> word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
>
> Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.

I had some twonk use one of my pix once. Got that canned, as well.


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From: Mike on
In message <MPG.256f9774e1ab7b74989a85(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
at 17:57:51 on Thu, 19 Nov 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
wrote
>In article <20091119174708.577e6b03(a)bluemoon>, Rob Morley says...
>>
>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:25:20 GMT
>> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Why is it that people do this?
>> >
>> > Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
>> > word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
>> >
>> > Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
>> >
>> It used to be considered a good indication that the listing was a
>> scam, but I think it's mostly just laziness or ignorance on the part of
>> some sellers.
>
>This was definitely laziness.
>
>> If he'd asked for permission to use your description
>> would you have allowed it?
>
>You know, I'm not sure.
>
The classic one I did once was put username in white text on a white
background which they duly copied (including my web hosted picture).
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