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Posted 1/29/2013 by ~Shelley~ in NSBR Board
 

~Shelley~
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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:47:30 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I started following a coupon blogger on Facebook. She posts great deals and I like that.

Here is the part that bugs me. She posts "Budget Tips" and recipes and passes them off as her own. They are things that I have seen on Pinterest for months. It just rubs me the wrong way for some reason. I


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:51:16 PM
How does she pass them off as her own? Is she outright claiming it's her idea?

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:51:46 PM
Define how she passes them off as her own.

She says, "I came up with this great idea!" - yes, I would be annoyed.

She just reposts things she finds other places online and doesn't cite a source? Doesn't really bother me, sources on that kind of stuff online are difficult to find and people share things all the time on social media without citing a source. They're not implicitly claiming they created it by not saying that explicitly.

You can certainly choose to unfollow her.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:55:35 PM
Recently my aunt died. Her son posted a poem about losing your mother on his facebook page, and the next thing I know it is being attributed to him by family and friends who are forwarding it all over facebook. My other aunt even read it at the funeral and credited him with it.

The reason I say this is because it seems like on facebook people feel like they can post whatever they want on their page and not worry about giving credit or anything.

I would probably post comments like "I really love this girl's work! I follow her on pinterest. Thanks for sharing."


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:03:44 PM
Here is an example:

Pesky marks on your baseboards? Here’s a cheap, simple way to make them clean again!
Take a dryer sheet and wipe down the baseboard until marks are gone.
It’s as simple as that!


No, she isn't saying "I came up with this amazing idea." I just think she should at least say something like, "More Pinterest Ideas" or something like that.

I don't know. It just rubs me the wrong way.

And yes, I know I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:08:25 PM
I know what you mean. I had a similar thought last week when Martha Stewart posted 'Great ideas for getting organized!' and a dozen pictures followed of ideas that have been super hot on Pinterest for a while. Her staff just replicated it with Martha's supplies/paint/etc.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:12:25 PM
No it wouldn't bother me. If I'm looking for tips and find some, I don't really pay attention to where they originated.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:02:50 PM
Stuff like the baseboard thing? No. Art, literature, photography, clothing designs, etc-yes. I think it would be almost impossible to find the original source of a cleaning tip so that you can offer appropriate credit. But I do see your point about noting that it was a tip found on Pinterest. That would probably be a good solution.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:06:28 PM
It wouldn't bother me.

Many, many people are not using Pinterest. She is passing tips on that they can appreciate.

Also, how do you know she saw it on Pinterest? I've been using that idea since I got married --my mom shared it with me. So who would get the "credit" as you are looking for?



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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:06:53 PM
It wouldn't bother me, but I'd stop following her blog if it did.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:24:36 PM
It just rubs me the wrong way. She has categories of stuff, ie, recipes, craft, etc. I just feel bad for the food or craft blogger who came up with the recipe or idea. This girl re-types it and puts it on her blog like it was her idea. Basically, she is making money off their idea and IMO taking traffic away from their blog. Like I said, it just bugs me. And yes, I already stopped following her blog.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:45:49 PM
No, it wouldn't bother me. There isn't a new idea under the sun when it comes to budgeting/home organization. I do LIKE it when they cite the original source, but if they don't it's no big deal to me.

I have a ton of household tips that I copied and pasted off the internet into a 3-ring binder when DH and I got married 10 years ago. I have used and shared those tips over the years and I don't remember where they came from, but I'm sure you can find multiple blog posts about them.

IF she's using photos or verbatim text from other sites and passing it off as her own, that's another thing entirely.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:36:56 PM
I consider myself full of tips, good ideas and have many good recipes. Often times I see something on pinterest, or a blog that I have been doing for years.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:42:16 PM
I have 'liked' many of those couponer's on Facebook, and assume they aren't coming up with all the ideas on their own.

Doesn't bother me at all.

I don't 'do' Pinterest, at least not yet.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:45:52 PM
That example doesn't bother me. The thing with facebook "pages" is that they have to post something daily to remind people they exist.




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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:32:42 AM
I just don't think it's right to go on Pinterest, find ideas and then re-post on your site and then "pin it" to your board so it leads back to your site. Every single thing on her Pinterest board is linked back to her site.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:43:36 AM
Credit should be given if deserved. But it's crazy to assume your source is unique.


Also, how do you know she saw it on Pinterest? I've been using that idea since I got married --my mom shared it with me. So who would get the "credit" as you are looking for?


Ditto that. Many ideas there are common knowledge, Pinterest just makes them look better.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:51:37 AM
Well, every single pin on her pinterest board is linked back to her blog. If she is coming up with all of those ideas on her own, she is a pro at EVERYTHING.We are talking hundreds of ideas all linked back to her.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:54:12 AM
I think it's pretty crazy to think anything on pinterest is really all the original....and I'd bet most of the ideas she is taking from there don't cite sources.....just like the example of the dryer sheet, this stuff has been around for years, who gets credit?

That aside, I do get where you are coming from.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:58:28 AM
Yeah. The dryer sheets was a bad example. I guess I'm just hyper sensitive about this kind of thing because I have a good friend who is a food blogger. She spends so much time and effort coming up with new recipes and ideas. She depends on blog traffic for income. It just makes me mad to see someone taking that away from people.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:12:26 AM

I would probably post comments like "I really love this girl's work! I follow her on pinterest. Thanks for sharing."


I like this suggestion.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:24:25 PM
You have to pick your battles. My 4th form class sold out art journals I found then the other day on a flicker site. Other people were claiming to have drawn them.

We sold them outright. Ergo, Who cares? I was more upset that DH's reaction was it's 4th form work, who cares?

He could of at least said they showed some promise. lol.

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