We have recently been “reblogged” for the first time here at 1001 Books.
Three posts have been taken. No request to reproduce them was received before the arrival of the comment telling me that they were up on another blog.
Now, I’m of the opinion that you should ask before you take. But I’m old, and funny about basic etiquette and good manners. I imagine that my viewpoint is not the only one to be had out here on the world wide web. So, before I go put on my stomping boots and ask that the site removes the book reviews in question, I would like to canvas the opinions of our readers and reviewers.
I will also be leaving the final decision regarding what approach to take to the reviewers affected by the reblogging. I will contact you shortly.
In the meantime, as this is a collaborative blogging effort here, I want to get a feeling about how you all view this new trend in the blogging world and how you would like us to handle any future occurrences.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment with your opinions.
Basic courtesy: Ask BEFORE you re-blog. However, the internet is such a public domain that I think a lot of people don’t even think that there are humans with feelings, preferences and opinions attached to anything now. To summarise: maybe the lack of courtesy is unintentional?
That is so rude of them! I would be naming and shaming.
Thanks for the feedback ladies. I think we will be taking these sorts of things on a case by case basis since there is quite a difference in behaviour between bad manners and content scraping for profit – and therefore the way to deal with them differs.
However, it has made me think a bit about having something visible on the site to indicate what we consider to be acceptable practice with our reviews. I will give it some thought and do a bit of reading up and then post on the subject in the future.
In the meantime, if you want to continue to share your opinions, that would be fine too.