I am sitting here wondering if I should be flattered or just irate.
I decided to settle down and get some final coding done on a HelpDesk integration for Timok es’s new site, and before I got to it, I checked email. Now, I get my statistics from the lovely Mint delivered right to my Thunderbird via RSS. So I decided to quickly check over to see if anything new was up, and became instantly surprised at seeing MY website design in my reader. Praise for RSS as I may not have ever known since the hit was two days ago.
Ok Lori. Stop. Breathe. Zenful thoughts…
Apparently she ripped the site, uploaded to her server, and while working on the form for the contact page (that she apparently forgot to remove the absolute url for my formmail program as she tested) and sent a hit to me. Now that was smart wasn’t it.
Seeing my design being ripped really bothers me, but I think it is worse seeing my actual hard thought out text still in place on this person’s domain. IdeatePlus Creations (ideateplus dot com) took no time to change the bulk of my wording, ripped my forms, resources and contracts.
In the source code, my name is still in the META tags of some pages. On the front page she has commented out some of my text – not physically removing it. Ugh. She did not even bother to remove the script for StatCounter OR my Google ads. Unreal.
See for yourself the RIP.
Front Page Source Code
I have sent Melissa at IdeatePlus a Cease and Desist letter with a action date of April 20th. I love my Mint!