I am glad (and rather relieved) to inform you that the website who featured my stolen articles acted accordingly and deleted most of “Mr.X” articles that contained them (about 10). “Mr.X” has also received a 24 hour ban, which has now expired, but should be getting a chat from the website’s chief editor.
While I would have wanted more articles deleted, I am still content of the overall outcome, and have thanked the website for owning up to good ethics. I also feel rather sad that people like “Mr.X” are more interested in stealing to get praise and “likes” from their readers than actually getting real work done to achieve it. I have advised the website that it is more than likely that all articles of “Mr.X” are plagiarized. Admittedly they won’t be removing them unless the authors make a complaint. On my end, I have lost enough time on this affair so I won’t be doing the work for them.
I have modified my plea letter to “Mr.X” on the Shrine so to not implicate the website who hosted his articles further. I decided to keep it on there to help spread the word of good ethics to other bloggers.
However, I know fully well that “Mr.X” is only the tip of the iceberg and that my content has already been stolen a lot of times, and know it will evidently happen again. As such, even though I would have liked not having to spend more money on my website, I have upgraded my plan to be able to include more features such as copy protection. While not infallible, it should prevent 99% of simple minded bloggers from stealing my content further.
That being said, I was also recently invited to be part of WordPress advertisement program. I would have liked to avoid such ads, which I see as no better as spam, but they should help finance the new fees but only in part. To opt out of these ads, simply be logged into WordPress when browsing the Shrine. I will be making a fundraiser at the end of the year to try and recoup as much of my hosting fees as possible.