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Archie Is Scum

Jonathan Clements

A FINANCIAL PLANNER called Archie Nickel is stealing entire articles from HumbleDollar and posting them to his own site—without permission. In the online world, it’s fine to link to interesting articles elsewhere on the web. But it’s a no-no to swipe entire articles. I’ve endeavored to contact the nefarious Nickel, by posting comments on his site and via Twitter, but he’s ignored my requests to stop purloining this site’s blogs and and to remove the blogs he’s previously stolen.

This is my revenge.

It seems Nickel is taking every article from this site’s RSS feed and automatically adding them to his site. When I hit publish, the headline “Archie Is Scum” will appear on his site. (I subsequently took a screen shot of his homepage. Take a look to the right.)

Happy Friday, Archie.

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David Baese
David Baese
3 years ago

Nice shot, Jonathan. I’m still laughing.

Barry Karnes
Barry Karnes
3 years ago

I love it! Good thinking!

Alain Guillot
Alain Guillot
3 years ago

Wow, great work. He still hasn’t noticed. I wonder how long before he notices.

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

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Greg
Greg
3 years ago
Reply to  Greg

Obviously, not you, Jonathan. Love you. This is for the other Archie. Have a great day!

Michael Clark
Michael Clark
3 years ago

File a DMCA request against the loser’s web host. If he isn’t in the US, then do what you are already doing.

Jonathan Clements
Jonathan Clements
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael Clark

He is in the US. I need to investigate DCMA requests — it isn’t something I know anything about.

Michael Clark
Michael Clark
3 years ago

Its not difficult, takes maybe 30 minutes to do. Hardest part is usually finding who the web host is. search with your favorite engine for the phrase “dmca rss scraper”. Once you have your form letter written, you have it for future problems.

David Powell
David Powell
3 years ago

He seems to be doing it with content from other sites as well.

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