Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quiltpatternspro is a scraper site

Please see this Wikipedia article to understand what a scraper site is:


This is not a quilter. This is not the person who pinned your quilt yesterday. This is not the person who emailed you with a nice note asking if she could share your quilt on her blog. This is an automated scam system that is rampant throughout the web.

There is a name at the bottom of the quiltpatternspro website. It says "Pachyderm theme by Caroline Moore." Caroline Moore is NOT the evil genius behind quiltpatternspro. She is a web developer or graphic artist who made the pretty background - one that is probably cheap or free for anyone to use - just as many of you have gotten Cutest Blog on the Block themes for your blogs. Please do not start targeting people named Caroline Moore or Carol Moore and accusing them of stealing.

The best thing we can all do is keep contacting GoDaddy and inform them of the infringement. I do realize this would be a lot more fun if it was some crazy lady who's gleefully reading all our blogs and manually posting them all day long in a frenzy of jealous rage, but I'm afraid it's just not that sexy and we're most likely never going to see or know a face or name behind it. It is something we all need to be aware of and we all need to know what we can do to protect ourselves. Yelling at poor people named Caroline Moore isn't going to help. Sorry.

Let's all take a few deep breaths and look at Tom Hiddleston for a minute to center ourselves, m'kay?

He can steal my content anytime.

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