30.9.09

Plagiarism - Updated


I have been deeply affected by the Plagiarism activity that has been going on my site for the past few years.

Plagiarist Site:

www.hot-kitchen.blogspot.com

My back ground work, revealing the link between (www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com and www.hot-kitchen.blogspot.com )the two sites is not an appropriate statement.

This was neither meant to be innuendo nor it was hinted at any individual. However would like to apologize if anyone's feelings were hurt in the process.

50 comments:

Srivalli said...

Hello Malar,

I can understand anybody would be affected by such Plagiarist activity. And you are one too many times a victim. On the flip side, feel happy that so many found your content good enough to be copied...:)

Everybody makes mistakes, but it takes real courage to apologize for it. You did that and its accepted.

This has been a learning experience for me, am sure for others too. So lets move forward, forgetting the unpleasant feeling this gave us all.

Being part of a community gives us an unique opportunity to reach out to people with similar interests and needs. We should try to get maximum out of it and learn from those experiences.

Lets make the best of the online time we spend. Healthy competition can be there but sly cunning thoughts should never be entertained. This applies to all including me.

There is no big or small blogger, everybody is doing the best they can.

I hope you would drop in my space to say hi sometime!

Take care

Regards
Srivalli

Sonal said...

oh dear.. found no words.. was so confused came here, it took almost 30 minutes to write just these lines..
"feel really sorry for you"

Hema said...

Totally can understand your feelings.Just forget the past and move on...
Cheers
Hema.

Bong Mom said...

I wasn't aware of the plagiarism issue until I read Srivalli's post two days back. I am so sorry for what you all had to go through

Good that is all settled and it was very very nice of you to extend an apology

Gita said...

Dear Malar,
I am glad this issue is over...I am always here for you dear..take care...please start resuming your usual blogging...hugs :)

indosungod said...

Much appreciated, Malar.

Divya Kudua said...

It takes great courage to accept one's fault and apologize for one's mistake.I respect you for that.I am happy that all the negative air has been cleared now.

lata raja said...

Dear Malar,
Please let this all be behind all of us.Whatever the spam guy did was terrible and with misunderstandings cleared, cheers to all of you.
Lessons are learnt by experiences good or bad.Since you have sent this on a comment thread in my blog, and I have enabled moderation, i am not publishing that. I am glad for you but will certainly not be a tool to embarass friends.
All's well that ends well.
God bless.
Lata

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats really nice malar..now everything has been sorted out...so lets move on thinking that nothing has happened and v all be together like one happy family

Yasmeen said...

Dear Malar this must be a big relief for you to clear the misunderstanding.I applaud your courage for admitting to the mistake.That's more like Malar :)

EC said...

Cheer up dear..such things do happen and it is upto us to not let it affect us..Waiting to see many many more delicious recipes on your blog..Really appreciate the way you have brought an end to this entire issue..Btw, would u like to be featured in the Super blogger series on my blog ??

Sia said...

Malar,
Thanks for leaving a link in my blog. Much appreciated. As Valli said it takes guts to apologise and move on and also it takes guts to forgive someone. I am glad that all misunderstandings are cleared but it would have been much better if it was resolved much earlier in private! Neverthless, its never too late than never!!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Malar, Once agian you proved you are a 'True Gandhi'.

sra said...

Malar, thanks for letting me know. Appreciate this.

Anonymous said...

Honey, this shows your Magnanimity.

Shri said...

Glad to see that misunderstandings have been cleared..it does take a lot of courage to accept someone's mistakes.Should applaud you for that!
All is well that ends well..:)Keep smiling!

Sanghi said...

Thanks for leaving a link at my blog malar. A big relief that this problem has been resolved.. Hope the best dear!

K said...

Malar, thanks for leaving the link. I totally agree with what Srivalli said, it takes a lot of courage to accept one's mistake. You did it and am so glad its all resolved!

Happy cook said...

I totally agree with Srivalli that it takes a real courageous person to aplogies.
Lets all move from this bad expirence and carry on with what we love blog :-)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Hi Malar, I am happy that the misunderstanding between you are cleared. Keep posting new recipes :)

Anonymous said...

It is courage to admit to the mistakes, Malar. I applaud your effort on this. Hang on girl.

Nithya said...

Forget it buddies.. keep going :)

Anonymous said...

really appreciate you for your courage to own up your mistake.Enjoy your blog very much .Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Every one makes mistakes, it takes a big person to apoloze. Malar, you proved your magnanimity. hugs.

Sunshinemom said...

All is well that ends well especially when it ends amicably!

Cheers for a new start:)

RV said...

Past is past...Life is too short to lament... Have fun and keep posting your wonderful recipes :-) Take care.
Cheers,
Radhika

Varunavi said...

Nothing to say but a big and tight hug.You are a wonderful person whom i adore and admire.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Hey girl cheer up ok..things like this happens ma..forget and forgive and carry on with ur blogging sphere.

Kanchan said...

Hey Malar,
Me too newbie in blog world to comment on Plagiarism but hats off to you as it take Huge Courage to Apologize before this www. I totally respect you for this.
Lets move on dear,As always Waiting for your new recipes !!

Anonymous said...

Malar you are really great, hang on girl. hugs to u.

Pari said...

Cheer up dear.And just keep the past behind and start afresh. Waiting to read your new recipes.
Bravo girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie, no words! A tight bear hug to you. Keep up your good work.

Cham said...

Plagiarism is untolerable! We can all understand ur pain.
Everything went amicably, take care and keep rolling!

Sarah Naveen said...

Dear Malar,
I was totally confused and really sad for wat was happning around...but now happy that it has come to an end..
"To err is human"but accpeting and applogising is more than a brave thing to do
Lets forget the past and move forward dea..
Keep posting ur wonderful recipes...
Lov n hugs
Sarah

vijichandru said...

Hi malar all i can say is u r great.A coin has 2 sides and unless we see whats on the other side too nobody can jump to conclusions.Keep up your good work!Lets all be united against plagiarism.keep inspiring others as you have inspired me.the comment i left in srivalli's post is about plagiarism and anybody else.i want to make that clear.keep your good work going and going and going and yeah visit my blog too.Compared to yours mine's nothing but still would like you to see it and review it.

Pavithra said...

Hi malar....I accept for everyone comment. Keep up your good work. Keep going with your yummy recipe. Your recipe really rocks. Hope you are cheerful today sweety. Forget about all these.

Nikita said...

Thanks for leaving a link at my blog malar. It is good to see that the issue is resolved. Wishing you the best!

Meera said...

I am not sure if my comment went through or got lost.

I congratulate you, Malar for stepping up. I really respect you for that.

Cheer up!Take care. Hugs to you.

Divya Vikram said...

Cheer up MAlar! Hope this plagiarism does not create such situations in all blogger relationships!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Forget all the past and keep going.All the best

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi Malar,

Forget everything and look forward!

This post really shows you are a honest and decent blogger!

Be happy!

musical said...

Thanks Malar, for this update! Very glad that this issue has resolved. Much appreciate this gesture!

Red Chillies said...

So glad that the issue is now resolved. It takes great courage indeed.

Sharmila said...

Well done Malar ... accusing is easy .. but apologizing only the good can do.
And leaving the link on everybody's pages need a lot of courage.

Everybody makes mistakes ... it is very important to keep cool in times of trouble ... because one's speech and actions are always irreversible.
If we really have to do something let us start something against plagiarists.

Am glad everything bad is over and look forward to your wonderful recipes once more. :-)

Glitter Birdie said...

Hi Malar,

Kudos to you for being strong enough to apologise..Glad to know that all u wonderful bloggers who were in this mess have been cleared of all troubles..
Keep smiling and blogging :-)

PS: And thanx for stopping by my blog to update about the same

Cheers

chakhlere said...

Dear Malar,

I really appreciate your courage and spirit. Now just let it go and come back with your yummy posts!!!

I am so happy that everything is solved.

Cheers !!

Sree vidya said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Great that everything is sorted out.
Good luck, dear

lissie said...

Dear Malar,
I appreciate your straightforward way in dealing with the issue...its a great thing that you apologized!

I was busy shifting to my new house... Anyways, I thank Alfred in doing this great job! Let us all be united in dealing with such issues in future too! Thanks for leaving a link on my blog!

Horizon said...

Thanks for leaving the link on my blog Malar. Glad that all misunderstanding has been cleared.

Just let us all keep moving forward from here

--Seema

matt john said...

Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."[1] Within academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or academic fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure, up to and including expulsion. In journalism, plagiarism is considered a breach of journalistic ethics, and reporters caught plagiarizing typically face disciplinary measures ranging from suspension to termination. Some individuals caught plagiarizing in academic or journalistic contexts claim that they plagiarized unintentionally, by failing to include quotations or give the appropriate citation. While plagiarism in scholarship and journalism has a centuries-old history, the development of the Internet, where articles appear as electronic text, has made the physical act of copying the work of others much easier.

Plagiarism is not copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different transgressions. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material protected by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship.

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