April 09, 2006

An Open Letter

Dear Human Animals visitors/ commenters,

We would like to inform you that this site is composed of not just one but a handful of contributors (see sidebar, lower part.) One contributor was a certain MAMASANGRE, who joined this site August of 2004.

Early part of 2005, her entry : THE YOUTH IN ASIA has caught a commenter's attention {and ours too, thank you dear commenter} and we've asked MAMASANGE to explain about it. Clearly, MAMASANGRE passed the work of Mr. David Sedaris as her own. We do not tolerate such action.

We have given her ample time to explain but she chose to ignore us. And that did not leave us any choice but to BAN her from this site. WE DO NOT TOLERATE PLAGIARISM. She was immediately deleted as a contributor on APRIL of 2005.

Though MAMASANGRE was deleted , this free blog server (blogspot) did not automatically deleted all her entries and we would like to apologize for not thoroughly checking things out. Be rest assured that ALL the 'writings' of this person have been totally deleted.

We would also like to extend our sincere apology to Mr. David Sedaris, his friends and followers, for MAMASANGRE's bad action. Not only the administration of this site that she has fooled, but a number of serious bloggers around as well. On our part, our deepest regret was, we're not aware of Mr. David Sedaris' work.

We hope this letter clears the air. Truly we are but a bunch of animal lovers who share our pets' stories with each other.

sincerly,
Animals Are Humans team

PS.
We have found and included the blogspot- code that will show the contributor's name at the bottom of each entry.

4 comments:

admin1 said...

Email received by admin1 regarding this issue:

1)from Lois Lyons, lois@artsupplyrep.com


Thank you for your letter and your quick response. I am sure that you intended no harm, and I wish you good luck with your blog.

-Lois

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On Apr 9, 2006, at 3:06 AM, MT S wrote:

Thank you for your email and concern. Please see:

http://humananimals.blogspot.com/2006/04/open-letter.html#comments

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Lois Lyons ,lois@artsupplyrep.com wrote:

You've got a plagiarized story on this page: http://humananimals.blogspot.com/2004/09/youth-in-asia.html


Details are in the latest comments.

admin 1 said...

2nd email received

Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 03:05:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: mt_s66@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Plagiarism
To: "Robin Grrl" robingrrl@lycos.com

Thank you for your concern. No we do not allow such act. Please see:

http://humananimals.blogspot.com/2006/04/open-letter.html#comments

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Fr: Robin Grrl, robingrrl@lycos.com wrote:
Why are you allowing something plagiarised to be on your site?

http://humananimals.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_humananimals_archive.html

admin 1 said...

Whether or not the above emails came from this thread:

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/35979

we wish to say thanks for calling our attention. Yes, justice is swift (a year ago actually.

btw guys, this page is better viewed in IE than Firefox or any other internet browser, the Guideline on the sidebar which is marqueed, will not appear strangely animated.

Jonathan Bailey said...

As an anti-plagiarism activist, I just wanted to say thank you for taking such a strong stance on this matter and doing the right thing. I ran across your post on an unrelated Technorati search and it's definitely made my morning.

Thank you for your strong stance and swift action.