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John Oh
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 04:05:23 PM »

Hi Quinn,

That's great that the issue is resolved.  There is an opportunity here as well to hopefully bring something positive from the situation.  My observation about promoting myself as a male escort/companion is this:

If you use your own "voice" and write original content for your website then your true personality will shine through.  The things that you care about and value will be apparent to your prospective clients.  This is a good thing as it means that clients who are well matched to you will contact you and book.  Clients who aren't well matched won't book. 

That's a really good thing because you will be working with like-minded people who's company you will enjoy (and probably vice versa).  Everyone wins.

When you copy someone else's work then you obscure your true personality, so create a miss-match between your website and the reality of who you are.  In my opinion, that's not the best way to proceed.


That's great that Armand is onto it.  As a web master myself (my super power alter ego you know ;-) I know how insidious hackers can be.  It's no easy task keeping ahead of these people and protect your systems and it's a shame to see an otherwise good reputation being sullied by someone else's greed!

John.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012, 04:54:01 PM »

Plagiarism is Stealing

Taking another persons thoughts, ideas, and words, and then passing them off as your own without giving that person credit, is theft.

Lets say that a companion diligently worked on the verbiage for his website. Another companion read it and decide it reflects his thoughts exactly. It's so good, in fact, he decides to use it on his website. If he did not put those words in quotes, and then cite the source -in this case, that diligent companion's name and website address- it's stealing.

Perhaps this diligent companion hired a writer or a marketing firm to craft the verbiage for his website. When another companion uses those words, that companion is not only stealing from the diligent companion, but from the writer or marketing firm as well. We writers get very angry when someone steals from us.

Let me explain how plagiarism will affect a companion's business.

Many ladies do a tremendous amount of research before selecting a companion. For example, I keep a spreadsheet of the companions websites I visit. I pay attention to what they write; in fact, I read every word. I look for originality. I search the net for key phrases just to see how many companions have plagiarized anothers work.

A key criterion of integrity: companions whose websites contain original text. I wont book a thief.

As a companion, your website gives your potential patrons insight into who you are. Do you want that insight to reflect that you steal?

I thought not.
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »


"If you use your own "voice" and write original content for your website then your true personality will shine through. "

"When you copy someone else's work then you obscure your true personality, so create a miss-match between your website and the reality of who you are." 



I hope I got that little blue box around John's quotes.  If not, they are John's words.

Well said, John.

Glad you resolved the issue, Quinn.  Hope Armand has had some success with dismantling his hacker.

Kat, I agree 100%. 

I recall writing numerous term papers in secondary school, college and graduate school - all the time bitterly lamenting how many quotes and footnotes were required.  (And a good portion of those terms papers were in the time before computers and word processing systems so it was me, an IBM Selectric typewriter and a whole lot of correction tape/white out!)  However, I came to realize that citing your sources is crucial when you are not the original author or thought provider.  Speaking from personal experience, it is frustrating when someone passes on your idea or thought as their original thought or idea.  Hopefully, this was a learning experience for all involved and will encourage folks to put out their own ideas or ask for permission to use/cite the work of others.
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2012, 03:15:47 PM »

If you use your own "voice" and write original content for your website then your true personality will shine through.  The things that you care about and value will be apparent to your prospective clients.  This is a good thing as it means that clients who are well matched to you will contact you and book.  Clients who aren't well matched won't book. 

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When you copy someone else's work then you obscure your true personality, so create a miss-match between your website and the reality of who you are.  In my opinion, that's not the best way to proceed.

To me, those words are key to building a clientele. I write a lot on my website and on CdM (which I think link to from my website) for this very reason. Those stumbling across my site will quickly know that I'm being me on it, because I give access to live record of my discussion here.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2012, 03:59:24 PM »

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Ellen: Glad you resolved the issue, Quinn.  Hope Armand has had some success with dismantling his hacker.

I'm happy to report that the hacker issue is also solved. Malware had been installed, but www.malecourtesan.com is up and running safely once more. .
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »

Yay /cheerleader
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2014, 02:25:28 PM »

Yet another one. I don't understand why guys too lazy to write their own content, or hire it done, even bother. The plagiarized site:

http://perthmaleescort.com.au/faq/

The original:

http://armandchase.com/faq/

His 'About ' page is also plagiarized. I actually contacted this guy, but he ignored me. Just wanted other ladies to know about him. I don't think anybody want's to hire this type of dishonest, lazy man.
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2014, 12:03:21 PM »

LOL !!  Some man are really funky in their mind ! how stupid is this ?  Now he will look like a lazy idiot. What a great marketing strategy. Even me, not a native english speaker and far away from being a great writer, i spend hours and hours building my site (Never had to use one in the past where i used to live  :p)

Anyway. Good job on finding out Quinn !

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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 12:08:50 PM »

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Brad: LOL !!  Some man are really funky in their mind !

Definitely. This particular guy not only stole from Armand Chase's website, he also took his last name. He goes by Josh Chase. Plagiarism makes me very angry, but I have to admit that this one is funny on some levels.
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