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Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Biblio,
With all the frustration of having a busy day and then this, I forgot to THANK YOU for attempting to contact the blog site. AND writing a template for members here to use freely. This was very kind of you.

Granny,
Ha! It's great to know we have such influence on our side in Martin. Everyone behind this site is just so supportive and vigilant. You guys rock! ❤

Redwolf,
No hacking took place. The site is a blogging community by the looks of things. The login is much the same as the one on here.

I guess it's all true, school holidays brings on an influx of silly buggers 'round these parts!
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
I went to the site and it says sorry but can't find story. BUT it also has a membership log-on or sign up. Perhaps they have buried the plagarism in there. Hackers have done worse. It would seem if you know how it is quite simple. No worries from me my own computers hate me and I would end up hacking myself. 😆 😆 😆
Regards
Red
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
If we're not on, and you guys see something like this please make sure to contact Martin. He has ways of contacting other sites via their servers, and things get done quickly. LOL We've been here before and unfortunately, probably will be here again ❤
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Wow that was quick!
Yeup, it seems all ghost stories are now removed.

Biblio, I went straight to the contact info on the blog site upon finding all of the YGS content posted. I was going to send in a complaint via the same contact method you found sometime tomorrow, got too much on today.
I originally hoped to send a general quick complaint today that would cover every story and everyone. But the blog site seems to be very specific about their contact queries. I, very annoyingly, wound up back at the copyright page. Which would require a good 40 odd minutes (that I don't have today) of typing up an earnest call to attention about something which should never have happened!
*Urgh*
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Okay - I just clicked on the links to both stories "It Lives in the Closet" and "The Farrier" and it says the story is not found.

Those of you who got hit, check Wattpad again and see if the stories are still there or have been removed.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Tweed, Val, biblio, et al - I thought I addressed this issue with Watty this morning. Posted twice about it before having to leave.

I'll send a message to admin and see if there is something they can do.
Bibliothecarius (5 stories) (742 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-05-30)
TWEED, VAL MODs: URGENT!

I tried to report this mess to the other site, but ONLY the original poster of each story is allowed to send in a complaint.
I tied to send a general message 3 times, but was rejected because it was not my material which was taken.

Go to http://www.wattpad.com/help/content then click on the fourth circle in the list "I found a Copyright violation." Legally, when the next question screen appeared, "Are you the owner of the original material? Or are you the authorized representative of the copyright owner?" I had to respond "NO." I was instructed to inform the original owner (s) of the copyright violation. This is my attempt to do so; you will be able to click "yes," then, I presume, be permitted to lodge a complaint.

If you need any ideas on how to be polite and indignant, not confrontational, I have followed this message with a MUCH-TRUNCATED version of my attempt to alert them. I also took the trouble to call attention to some of the simple errors in English this plagiarist made when asking if she could keep the stolen material.

-Biblio.

Ladies and Gentlemen of wattpad.com: Your member "Watty_X_Writer" has been lifting entire narratives from
"YourGhostStories.com" (a paranormal experience investigative, debunking, support, and discussion archive) and posting them on your site without permission. YGS's site explicitly states that each writer submitting an experience for discussion is the owner of that story. I would ask that you take a look at your poster's activity, now that she's filling up YGS with multiple admissions of her plagiarism accompanied by poorly-written requests to keep that stolen material. To wit: "My name is Thea and i'm [sic] a writer at wattpad. I included "It Lives In The Closet" in "Ghost Files". Don't worry [missing comma] I wrote your name. Of course it says that your [sic] the one who wrote "It Lives In The Closet". Sorry for my grammatical errors. Just tell me if you don't want your story to be included. Check it out:http://www.wattpad.com/133611541-vol-1-ghost-files-it-lives-in-the-closet"; and "My name is Thea and i'm [sic] a writer at wattpad. I included "The Farrier" in "Ghost Files". Don't worry I wrote your name. Of course it says that your [sic] the one who wrote "The Farrier". Sorry for my grammatical errors. Just tell me if you don't want your story to be included. Check it out: http://www.wattpad.com/133877435-vol-1-ghost-files-the-farrier."; As you are a Canadian company, I tend to expect that you will be forthright, prompt, and polite in resolving this issue. I thank you for your time in advance of your review of the breach of trust by your member.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Ok, I've calmed down a *bit*. At least she's crediting the work as the author's. But this still ain't cool.
Val, I totally agree, it's like she's creating an alternate YGS or something.
It's the fact YGS is such a serious website that bugs me the most. Not some fly-by-night light entertainment.
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
Tweed, she got me too. I know why it bugs you - permission was not asked! I scanned the list rather quickly, but I recognized almost all the titles. It's like she is trying to take YGS, one story at a time.
Kid or not, the site clearly states, " No reproduction of any part without permission or you will be haunted." Add to that, Wattpad is supposedly writers sharing THEIR stories NOT c&ping others' from another site. So, actually she's abusing the usage of two sites.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-05-30)
ATTENTION MODS AND EVERYONE:

Some tool named Watty_X_Writer is taking LOADS of stories from this site and posting them on their blog.
Even this story!

Http://www.wattpad.com/101247579-vol-1-ghost-files-the-dancer

(Click the drop down menu on the top left corner to see a list of other stories from YGS)

It seems to be some kid here's their profile on this blog site.

Http://www.wattpad.com/user/Watty_X_Writer

I don't know why this irritates me but it REALLY does.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-04-02)
aww Shucks, thanks Ashar, glad you enjoyed it so much. 😊

She's definitely a special kind of friend, I love her and am very thankful to have her in my life.
ashar123 (guest)
 
3 years ago (2015-04-01)
This is I think the best story I read on this site. However I have said this in many comments however, this time I mean it. I believe that yes she was trying to warn you regarding your relationship because she knew the fate of it.

Thanks for sharing your experience. 😊
Triskaideka (2 stories) (363 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-03-22)
I'm glad you still play her favorites for her. 😊 And I'm in the same boat. I can't listen to the same thing all the time. I'm listening to new things frequently. I crave and embrace change. Makes me rather abnormal, being in my 30s. My parents, on the other hand, seem to think '80s music is the best there ever was. 😐
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-02-05)
Trisk I do still play Madonna for her. Sometimes I get a Madonna song stuck in my head seemingly for no reason and I think; 'hmm, is she trying to tell me something?'
Usually it's a song I'm not that fond of. But I play it regardless.

Few years back I read about how some peoples music tastes get frozen in time. I think it was linked to 'the becoming' phase in our development.
If that's true I think we all have a part in us that responds uniquely to music which we associate with our 'becoming' phase. This can have positive applications with mental illness treatments.
Think I'd go mad with boredom if I lived in the past 24/7. Still it was an interesting read.
Triskaideka (2 stories) (363 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-02-05)
I'm inclined to agree she probably didn't like your changing taste in music. Most people stop enjoying new music sometime in their mid to late twenties, and if lucky, maybe their thirties. Then they just kind of freeze frame their favorite old tunes and claim that all new music is "garbage". There have been a few scientific studies on this phenomenon, in fact.

Before you even said so, based on this girl's reaction to you in bed with your boyfriend, I suspected it was a bad relationship. Then I read further and your story confirmed my suspicion. It sounds like she was really fond of you and felt a connection to you, and then she wanted to protect you.

Hope you play some Madonna for her on occasion, since she was kind enough to give you a warning. 😊
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
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3 years ago (2015-01-29)
Mandy, wow, glad you enjoyed it!

I do know the name of the people who lived there for many years before us. I've tried to do some research on it in the past to little, be that no success. But in doing this the motivation was the house, not the dancer. I'll direct my attention to her and try again.
There were holes in the walls that had been repaired before we moved in. From what I remember the guy who lived there directly before us, (I don't know his name), I remember mum said something about him being in a drunken rage when he punched the walls.
Not that I think there's a connection there. But that's the extent of my knowledge of the history of the place thus far.
I've always had the feeling she's a big sister figure too. It's rather nice.

Biblio, thank you for such a beautifully written response.

As for story telling I think it comes from reading a lot. That and a fondness for perspective. (Or a pedantic drive to correct written word.)
Of course she was trying to show me how she felt. I see clearly now how obvious this is. I had a moment after I submitted the story where this suddenly dawned on me. It seems, regarding the sofa cushion night, that I've been stuck in that 'everything's about me' teenage mindset.
I'm onto her language of dance and movement. There's a few ghosts I communicate with in various ways. They've all got their own unique language.
The last time I cranked up the 90's music and danced around was a few hours ago. Always have music in my day, through decent speakers. (Prefer speakers to headphones.) I never lost my joy to the some of the responsibilities of adulthood, never will.
As a side note while reading your response my subconscious picked up the capital 'A' after ellipsis. But mainly because it was the word 'and'. My dad and English teacher both instilled in me that one does never start a sentence with 'and'. So when you pointed it out it was quite the mind bender!

Thanks again to you both.
Bibliothecarius (5 stories) (742 posts)
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3 years ago (2015-01-29)
Hi,Tweed.

First, let me state that you have a gift for storytelling; you describe enough details for clarity, then move on with your narratve.

The only point in your story which I failed to grasp immediately was the direction of the Dancer's legs on your couch. You corrected that in the next sentence, which was helpful in re-orienting my mental image AND in revealing why she was agitated; you surprised her!

Think about this for a moment: a spirit with enough strength of will to rummage around the kitchen every night, to read through the liner notes of a cd you'd kept hidden from view, to interfere with digital displays, to cause the floor to vibrate as she danced, to open the wicker basket containing a baby doll... And she shook a sofa cushion at you? Certainly, it would have been terrifying to a young teen in the dark, but imagine for a moment trying to describe that scenario if you'd woken up a cousin taking a nap in your living room ("It was at that point, officer, that she brandished the sofa cushion in a menacing manner"). I don't think she was trying to scare you; she was trying to tell you how she felt.

Your Dancer was either a professional or a serious enthusiast; dancers communicate their feelings through movement, not words. Because of her ability to follow you away from the house, and to draw from your shared memories to manifest the idea of the cushion, I'd say you've got a vigilant guardian who was seriously frighted by your emotionally-abusive boyfriend.

For once, I don't see the harm in trying to communicate with a spirit; however, it would be irresponsible to suggest any method of communication than the one with which she feels comfortable. When was the last time you blasted 90s-era music and danced around the house? Even if you're dusting or ironing, you could get a dock for your iPod so your Dancer can hear it, too.

Best,
-Biblio.

(I've corrected the capital 'A' after the three-dot ellipsis, but the software continues to ignore my substitution of the correct lower-case 'a.' Apparently, it can't differentiate between three- and four-dot ellipses. Spirits are much more cooperative than computer programs.)
MandyyNicole (7 stories) (183 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-01-28)
Tweed, this was an awesome story.
Creepy yet sweet, and it is going straight to my favorites. Thanks for sharing with us!

Do you happen to know any history of the house or who the dancer could be? I would suggest looking into it, see what you can fimd out about her, if anything.

She seems kind of like an older sister figure to me; she definitely seems quite fond of you, with the way she danced with you and tried to warn you about your ex.
I love that you played some Madonna as a thank you.
😆
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
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3 years ago (2015-01-28)
That dawned on me today Elnora. Since submitting the story I've been thinking about it again and it hit me.
elnoraemily (11 stories) (1051 posts)
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3 years ago (2015-01-28)
There is a lot that happened here. I am not quite sure where to start.

If she is protector, then she is likely trying to get your attention by shaking things and popping up and does not actually mean to scare you.

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