silver sage

opinions from the high desert

I had mail…

Well, I got up this morning to find that someone actually read my little blog and commented on it. I shouldn’t just say someone. It really was SOMEONE. One of the big fish in the blog world. I even warranted my very own post on his blog. Yeah, me! Well, not really. See, it turns out I copied this story from his website and I didn’t credit him.I made a huge mistake, it was wrong, and I’m sorry. I’ll try to explain what happened and how I was so sloppy, and also reply to my many comments, being very careful to give proper credit. Hopefully you’ll see that I meant no harm, (although the jerk off moniker is probably well deserved) and call off your minions. Apparently there is also a problem with this post as well. I was under the impression that it was credited to the original website, at the end, but I could be wrong. I will go and verify the link in the post when I’m done with this, and if it doesn’t work I will remove the post. Hell, if it works and you still want me to remove it, I will, ‘k?

So, back to the original mistake that got me in hot water. I would like to blame it on being tired, but it was mostly laziness. What I thought I was reading was an opinion piece from Israel National News. Had I bothered to click the link, I would have seen that it was just crediting the quote at the beginning of the post. The rest was obviously written by the guy at The Jawa Report. Well, it’s obvious now. In my grogginess this morning I was a little confused by being scolded about copy and pasting something I thought was copied and pasted. Now that I’m fully awake I see the error of my ways and will be much more careful in the future.

Now hopefully I can ease the minds of some others. I have removed spaces from the original emails. If anyone would prefer I leave them in I have no doubt you’ll let me know. Also, everything I didn’t actually write myself, but copied and pasted, is in italics.

E-mail :


Hey now- plagiarism isn’t the best way to start a new blog.
Maybe you meant to credit ASE and Jawa, but didn’t for whatever reason. Fine. I suggest you do it soon, lest you surrender your reputation right here and now.

Yes, had I been paying attention I would have credited it. Thank you for the vote of confidence. As I didn’t think anyone but friends would ever read this I was unaware that my reputation was in jeopardy. I see now that the post is very similar to my own writing and could be mistaken by my friends for mine.

E-mail :

There are more key’s on a keyboard than the ones used for copy and paste. Right youre own thing!

Yup, I see them all right in front of me. In fact, if someone would move it closer I could hit it with my forehead or nose. I used to regret not being able to use my fingers, but after reading your comment, I see that they would just be a hindrance. Maybe I should start using my nose, instead of my current method.

E-mail :


Your current 252 hits could be the last hits you receive unless you actually BLOG instead of STEAL. I want to read what YOU think, not what you COPY.

252 hits? Holy shit! I didn’t think anyone was reading this. I think STEALING is a pretty harsh word for a mistake, but I now see that I am getting an awful lot of traffic that is rightfully someone else’s. That is probably very threatening. If you want to read what I think, can I take that as an indication that I can hope for one more hit at least?


July 25, 2006 - Posted by | Blog Babble, Uncategorized


  1. Sure, one more hit at the very least! 🙂

    Comment by Shamalama | July 26, 2006

  2. There ya go, now. Reputation intact!

    Comment by Good Lt | July 26, 2006

  3. OH, I see it’s very difficult for you to type to start with. Talking too at times. That does make things hard. Like I said try and get the link at least. I stopped by to see how you were and learned quite a bit. Sorry for the harshyness. I also updated my post. Best of luck

    Comment by Howie | July 27, 2006

  4. Thanks guys, please feel free to to let me know if I mess up again.

    Comment by shyboy | July 27, 2006

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