You know you're a loser when you suck at plagiarism

Ian Lurie

If you can’t cut-and-paste and do it right, you’re really short on skills.

Here’s someone who stole an entire page from The unFun Parent, a site that’s only 4 days old, and left in the image with my name on it.

unfunparent thief

Clearly he/she is using a scraper. That doesn’t make them any less of a loser, though.

It’s so pathetic that, on a mellow Saturday morning, I almost don’t want to belt whoever did this in the mouth.

Oh, wait, I lied. I still want to kick your teeth in, whoever you are.


Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is the founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. Ian,
    Incredibly dumb. There is a good chance they don’t even know. Some use programming to grab up posts based on a certain criteria. Worse, are the new programs that shuffle the deck, creating new posts out of old posts.

  2. Well, as of this posting, it appears that the site involved is down or has changed. If I’m wrong or it happens again though, let me know. I can probably help you get the content removed.
    Sorry to hear that you got spammed!

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