Referrer Logs Are a Wonderful Thing | February 7, 2004

I love looking through my referrer logs. You always end up finding the most interesting things. Just don't blink, as you may not realise you've left this site.

Posted at February 7, 2004 11:00 AM

Comments

Andy Mac said on February 7, 2004 11:18 AM

I wonder if you should let him know that you’ve changed the graphics on your site Andy.
At least he can then be totally up to date.

Veerle Pieters said on February 7, 2004 12:46 PM

Andy, been too popular has it’s disadvantage too, the price one has to pay for being linked on all the other great blogs :-p I am kind of hoping he checks his referrer logs too lol. Interesting fact, there is a category law there !

Chris said on February 7, 2004 12:58 PM

Theres always one cheeky bar steward who’ll just lift a nice site’s design. Have you had words?

Ryan Brill said on February 7, 2004 3:23 PM

Apparently keeping in the long line of bloggers who’ve had their layouts nicked, eh?

Have any of you guys noticed that the small changes that these people do make nearly always detract from the site rather than add to it?

Zelnox said on February 7, 2004 3:42 PM

I think I blinked. _ Hehe, “I never saw this picture before…is this a new section?”

Gordon Mackay said on February 7, 2004 4:21 PM

“I wonder if you should let him know that you’ve changed the graphics on your site Andy.
At least he can then be totally up to date.” LOL

Sorry Andy, seriously, I don’t know whether you should be flattered or get angry.

Scrivs said on February 7, 2004 5:05 PM

Speechless…for a change :P

Hass said on February 7, 2004 5:17 PM

That’s surreal. Took me 5 minutes to see what the deal was. I think I’d be pissed if I were you.

Mike Stenhouse said on February 7, 2004 5:27 PM

He’s lifted your layout lock stock but managed to break it with an image that’s too wide. If you’re gonna steal, you might as well do it right! Shameful.

Dave Manelski said on February 7, 2004 6:35 PM

I think you’ve just got to love the “Copyright 2003 All Rights Reserved” on the bottom right of the page. Interestingly enough, this was also borrowed from you Andy.

Al said on February 7, 2004 6:57 PM

He’s a character alright… he’s also stripped all the required attribution from his Coppermine photo gallery.

Jon Hicks said on February 7, 2004 8:32 PM

So you found him out through your referral logs? Thats really funny! Dumb as well as theiving…

Andrew said on February 7, 2004 8:57 PM

Andy, I can’t believe you stole his design! you are a bad person.

Chris Vincent said on February 7, 2004 9:03 PM

From the comments here, this is just filled with too much irony!

Neil Vodka said on February 7, 2004 9:12 PM

Isnt there a name for people that surf their stats? I dont feel as geeky now.

Manlio said on February 8, 2004 1:45 PM

It happened to Todd Dominey too: somebody in Estonia copied his flash website. That wasn’t simply stealing. Here’s the story

Manlio said on February 8, 2004 1:49 PM

Oops… here’s the story
http://whatdoiknow.org/archives/001124.shtml

Joel said on February 8, 2004 3:02 PM

Perhaps they have different attitudes to intellectual property theft in the Eastern Bloc. Last month I found myself looking at my own website clicking a link in my referrer logs too, in the process of being converted to a wine supplier’s site in the Czech Republic. He took it down after I called him out, but I preserved it on my own site so all his ‘hard work’ didn’t go to waste (Jan 8 04 entry, if anyone’s interested).

Ryan Brill said on February 9, 2004 12:59 AM

Guess the guy didn’t like being told he was wrong, eh? He deleted all the comments than people posted about it… Can anybody say “loser”?

Ben Pirt said on February 9, 2004 10:56 AM

“Safari can’t open the page “http://blog.michailov.com/” because it can’t find the server “blog.michailov.com””

Wonder what the new design will be like :-)

Manuel said on February 9, 2004 2:56 PM

http://www.michailov.com/blog/index.cfm

Zoe said on February 9, 2004 7:22 PM

Dang, I can’t get to it from either URL. Do you suppose he got spooked and took down the blog entirely?

owen said on February 10, 2004 5:06 PM

I surf my logs all the time. I would be blind without them.

Mike said on February 10, 2004 5:59 PM

http://www.lomopix.com (All rights reserved ;-))

Andy Budd said on February 12, 2004 2:28 PM

Great, another one to add to the list.

Funkatron said on February 14, 2004 1:13 AM

LOL! Poor guy changed the colors and the icons.