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Dear Admin of Tuxmachines,

I would just like to request that you could maybe link to the real authors of articles.
"Distro Review - Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex"

It appears that the owner of is just copying and pasting other people's articles without having the common courtesy of providing a link back to the original.

I was quite surprised to see that my article appeared on TuxMachines in the first place, but when I saw that the link was to another site, I thought i'd post.

To be honest, anybody who writes an article will gladly let you copy and paste it, but at least give the author some credit via a link or trackback.

I have seen many sites such as which get a collection of articles which they claim as their own, and once they have generated enough traffic, start filling the site with google adsense adverts.

Whatsmore he is actually including images which are hosted on my server as well. Once in a while doesn't matter, but article thieves get their site on Digg, the rest of us pay for their image bandwidth.

A simple Google of the article title would have led you to the original site.

Thanks in advance.


PS: Original has been moved here:,11.html

re: Image Thieves

"Whatsmore he is actually including images which are hosted on my server as well."

You missed a big opportunity for some fun there.

re: You missed a big opportunity for some fun there.

Oh don't you worry he he, I most certainly saw and used the opportunity for some fun Wink

Check out "his" screenshots.


PS: It's temporary,and i'll remove them later, I just fancied just a little revenge.

re: missed opportunities

Warning: NSFW, children, or right after eating.

I loves me some

I loves me some duckroll.
Ubuntu is lame as a duck- not the metaphorical lame duck, but more like a real duck that hurt its leg, maybe by stepping on a land mine.

re: Image Thieves


No problem at all Susan, I

No problem at all Susan,

I am a regular visitor to TuxMachines, and was rather surprised at the link. I have no problem at all with any of my articles being used at all, but a link back is basic courtesy, something which the owner of linuxblogonline seems to have forgotten. As it happens I have deleted a lot of out-of-date articles now anyway, so only the recent reviews and howto's remain on the front page at LxH.

I have often posted howto guides and articles by other authors both on Dreamlnux Forums and The Linux-Hardcore, but always with proper recognition for the original owner.

Anyway, thanks for the quick reply, and keep up the good work, TuxMachines is a truly great site.


re: copied articles

I'm sure am sorry about that. I try to avoid that happening, but sometimes my memory and/or search fail me. So, I always appreciate it when someone informs me of articles and sites that steal others' work. Nothing irritates more than content thieves. I've had it happen to my work before too.

As it turns out, I had linked to your original article when it first came out and I changed the link in the other as well.

Again, I apologize and I will try to remember that is a content thief. Feel free to remind me if needed.


What happens if pictures get moved by mistake?

Well, accidents can happen Wink

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