Monday, August 2, 2010

RESEARCHER!!!!

(DISCLAIMER: this is not written for my normal readers and followers--this is for a specific IP address --I will not mention where I know it goes-- that is why I must write. My regulars know this blog is a place for support and fun and learning and laughing, but this needs to be addressed out where all can see......as opposed to lurking in the shadows and pretending to be invisible......)

I hate starting the week off with a BANG, but there is a niggling issue I have had to deal with and I am putting it public. Normally, I do not do this because 99.99% of my followers are good good folk (whom I deeply appreciate and love)and if they would like an image or text, they ask or are tucking it away without any intent for reuse. No problem. In fact, I have offered some of my photos to followers because I know they are inspired by them to paint, and that makes me feel good that I can share. That is what this is all about, really.
But it appears that SOMEONE from the same Eastern US location (IP addy, same ISP service, same area repeatedly) has no ethics about downloading and completely pilfering through the contents and comments on the blog while not leaving comments----and it is also happening to a dear friend of mine and believe me; I know how to backtrace. When it happens in the 100's of times in a day, someone has issues.
Therefore, I am saying only this: GO TO A THERAPIST, GET HELP, AND STAY OUT OF OUR BLOGS. GET OVER IT!!!
I have heavy-duty software on my computer for backtracing, etc and I don't take this lightly. It is stalking. STALKING. CYBER-STALKING. A crime. Nor do I take it lightly when it happens to my friends and I do provide them access to my data. All they need to do is ask for help.
For all my dear followers that have absolutely no part in this I extend major apologies and I am sorry you have had to read this. Unfortunately, when you open a blog to the world, the evil squirmies come in too.

38 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!!!
**head spins and pops off**
Anne, I am stealing one of your photos of YOU today. You will find out soon why. Cori may or may not be involved. This may or may not be related to the Budweiser Beer Truck Incident. We will not be superimposing your head on a Playboy model. **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well dang it Deb! Why NOT sput it on a Playboy model???? It's my only chance at a body like that! LOL!!!
Like I said, my friends know they can just pop me an e-mail and then it's all good.
This is different.

TSUP!
XXOO!!
Anne

Georgina said...

I just sent Linda in Albuquerque reasons why I'm going silent for now, however, it's nothing compared to what's happening to you! I'm sick of all this crapola going on in our blogs and tired of having to deal with idiots who stalk and then attack...I concur, "get thyself to a therapist or just get!!"

Love ya mucho,
G

yoborobo said...

Yikes! This is creepy scary. I have no idea if someone is doing anything similar on my blog - I guess I live in my own little bliss bubble! I do have several friends who have had images lifted from their blogs and flickr streams (only to appear in mixed media/collages and t-shirts for sale of all things!). I am so sorry, Anne.
xoxo!

Bunny said...

What a shame we have to deal with idiots in this world. They sure need to get a life. They are very intrusive and sick individuals. Hope they get theres in the end.
Sorry this is so upsetting. Hugs

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

GOOOOOOO Georgina!!!
You rock girl!!!
GEORGINA! GEORGINA!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Pam, I tend to keep track of things.....it is going into comments, posts, etc. Over and over.
I do not want to take the blog private, but I will if I have to. At least to keep some sick nose OUT.
Geez......

XXOO!!
Anne

Marilyn said...

Oh Boy..... Well I know it ain't me sweetie!! I barely know how to use Glitter Graphics & pull thingies off my Photobucket account. LOL!!
Good Luck!!
Have a Great Day!
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You got it Bunny....sick world. Unimaginative, sick, voyeuristic....
UGH!!!
Ah well....I will survive! >:)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL Marilyn!!!!

Like I said, this is not of my regular *family* of bloggers. This is otherwise.
I figure things will settle sooner or later. I still have a few aces up my sleeve..... ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

Welcome to the club! Has your stalker rewritten your life-story yet, where you will be the mean person while she is the victim...VIOLINS maestro!

Stay away from toxic predatoray manipulative dysfunctional people and do not let them affect you. They live pathetic lives. That is why they suck yours.

Ces said...

Also, they stalk you through comments and the blogs you visit.

They befriend your friends.

Our friends become confused because they leave weird comments as if they have been friends for a long time. I get emails from friends telling me they are baffled by the unusual overly familiar comment.

FYI: Feedjit does not capture iPhone searches. You should use that software I talked about.

Some people are just sick.

You cannot let them affect you that way. They are the equivalent of dementors.They are life's leeches. And the are very charming, BTW. Eventually our friends find out on their own. You don't have to do anything. They bury their own graves.

EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!

Karen said...

Hi - Thanks for reminding me about being an artist, I forget too much how it ties us all together. Reading your blog always puts me in a better mood! I think I finally figured out how to start following your blog, computer uncoordinated person that I am. Thanks, Karen

Deborah said...

Ces, get off the internet!!! I am coming over there right now to scold you. GO PLAY. The Cesnuts have your back! Hi Anne. Just stalking, using my Operation Spam-Fry with hot links. Ooooo wait, there's a bug in my bra again, gotta go.

studio lolo said...

Egads Anne! I haven't been bothered on the blogs (yet.) I do call my followers "stalkers" but I mean it tongue-in-cheek. And I know I've had images stolen which pisses me off but I don't try to find out who did it. Other people have seen them.

I don't keep track of who visits me anymore. I got rid of that thing because, like I said, everyone seems okay that comes to my blog.

I'm sorry you're being annoyed and creeped out. I think blogs should be sacred spaces.

Jeez.

xo♥
Lolo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Ces,
I did install the program you suggested and between the three I have on here, it gives me an upclose and personal view of what and where and when. That was how I happened to notice that indeed, it was also comments being looked through.....so I have all the details, right down to latitude and longitude and physical addresses. You know me...thorough!!!

PETRONUS!!!!!!

TSUP!!! (and you are supposed to be resting!)
XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Deb,

I'm beginning to think that you are ENJOYING rooting for that bug in your bra...hahahahaha!!!!
Now, are you doing it where passing cars can see you???
You Cesnut you... ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey LO,

I figure I must be the wanker-magnet!
But that's okay---I'm a tough nut to crack. In fact, I don't crack! LOL!!!
My blog is my blog and I intend to enjoy it...just had to let them know they were not as secret as they thought!

XXOO!!
Anne

Karen S said...

Ah geez -- have you taken out a restraining order on me yet? Am I supposed to leave a comment every time? Does this mean that I'm not you?

Ha!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Okay I have two Karens to answer:
@ Karen, Taina's sister--welcome!!! Glad you got the blog following figured out, and what a day to join! (I am usually not this cranky...really!)
@Karen S, no restrainging order yet---I think I'll just make you mow this big honkin' lawm for me instead. Now THAT would be pennance.....LOL!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Robin said...

Hi Anne.... this is scary....I have been getting some weird ASIAN E-MAILS as of late...who knows what they say or where they came from....it is IRRITATING....as a blogging "newbie", I just assumed everyone was here to enjoy everyone else's art and creativity.... I am learning alot...

Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Oh, i'd like to swear here for you but i may get a kick in the touche!

Soo glad you're onto the wheezel and gone public with it. That should scare them off or make them behave just a bit better.
Have a fun filled day,
Hugs,
Anna

Robbie said...

You go girl! Go get 'em!!! Yea for you!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Doesn't it just totally rot your socks (well, there are better words, but not to be used in polite company) when so-called people (perverts, more like it) have to mess things up for the rest of us. We haven't done anything to them so why can't they just bug-grrrr off and play with their own kind!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Robin, if you are getting those asian spams, you need to turn the blog ID over to Blogger and they will shut them down. I do that all the time...actually, it is a little game for me! LOL!!
The have a page for reporting spam blogs; do a search and you'll find it.
Go to comment moderation too.

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Anna!

LOL!! Thank you for your thoughts! But don't get kicked... ;)
This is the WRONG COOKIE to mess with! I know the ins and outs well enough to know the coup de grace to finish this once and for all.
And I will if it comes to that.
Oh yeah.

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robbie!

Fangs bared, ready to rock!!! >:)
Woof baby!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey M.A.~~

ROFLMAO!!! You have no idea how on target your comment is!!!
Yep, rots me stinky old socks!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Gloria said...

Sorry this is happening to you Anne. Do report it to Blogger. They will get after the culprit. It seems that anytime we put something on the computer, it's there for "millions" of viewers to see and steal. Alas, it is sad Anne and I hope you catch the culprits. Get your scythe ready! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Glroia,

This is past elevating to blogger--this is to the point of going elsewhere and reporting activity that is questionable within legal realms.
And I still have a secret weapon! Wonder Woman always does!!! ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Sophia said...

Wow, Anne. I'm sorry that you have to deal with this and how discouraging. =/ It's sad. I hope your day/week turns around for the better.

Thinking of you. Love you tons!! xo :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Sophia,

I guess I am just taking this with a bit of head shaking humor---how these little sick minds steal and snoop and try and then present any information as something *new*.
it's just a matter of time.... >:)
Take care dear---hope you have a good one!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Well, Anne I had that once on one of my other blogs, cussed them out and they left. One of the reasons I shut my other blog down my children were picking up on things that they were afraid would lead to their children,etc. So no personal stuff for me now. I am not savvy enough to know what all is going on.
QMM

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey QMM,

I will pop you an e-mail and let you know how to track.
Sad there are such low-lifes that have NO-LIFE...you know? Sick people.
But of course, they are always the *victims*..... ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Kiki said...

Thankyou for this wonderful info..very helpful! I have often seen my work and site listed on all kinds of strange things etc..it is sad this happens to so many people. Best wishes! And it is good to know about the back track you spoke of!

on a lighter note..i enjoy your blog..it is lovely!
Kiki~

Julie ZS said...

Geesh! I'm sorry you're having to deal with this Anne, not a good thing to be spending time and energy on. Hope this going public post helped. Maybe it is time to pull out the Q.P.A. persona big time?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Kiki,

Always make sure you have good software to backtrace what you have on your blog---then you can pursue action from there. I know where most of mine goes; I do have a lot of friends that ask for an image or something else and that's cool.
This was quite different, so it will be watched.
Glad you enjoy the blog, even with the temper tantrums! LOL!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi JUlie!

LOL!!! I had not thought of bringing the QPA persona out into public here!!! The FP's knew me so well, that it was always amusing!
HOWEVER......you're right, this was not even CLOSE to my real QPA fits I would throw and other rascally actions!
You started my morning with a laugh recalling that! Thank you!

XXOO!!
Anne

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