Someone is unhappy with Pete Colburn

(Author's note: The website owner left some messages below in the comments. This was exactly as Ender had suggested!)

I keep an eye on my site traffic and I noticed there was a link coming into my site from I went to check out his site to see if Pete had anything interesting going on. When the link popped up, I thought I did something wrong, because instead of a new site popping up, my web site appeared. At the top of the page was, but the page was my How To Steal Your Best Friend's Girlfriend article.

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I immediately thought something fishy was going on, so I contacted my buddy Ender who knows a bit about computers. I asked him if he thought something malicious was going on or if this guy was stealing my content.

Here is his reply:

There's three pertinent details here:

1.) The domain in question points to your domain, but isn't a rigged scraping of your domain (ie, all the links actually point to
2.) The domain is question is registered anonymously.
3.) The domain in question points towards only one of your articles, to wit, an article on stealing girlfriends.

I'm 99.9% certain that somebody's making a point to Mr. Pete Colburn of God-knows-where, USA. If I'm wrong, and they're trying to claim your content as theirs, they're incompetent.

So while we are not 100% sure, it sounds like a certain Mr. Pete Colburn might have stolen his buddy's girlfriend and said buddy is unhappy enough about it to buy a web site and stick me in the middle of it.

That should teach him. And me.


Kristen said...

I'm wondering which of your seven techniques Mr. Colburn used. Whichever one he used, it probably worked perfectly. You should be proud.

euthymic said...

This is very interesting. I didn't know such things were possible. I wonder what he expected to get out of doing this?

Anonymous said...

Nothing malicious just good clean fun and laughs while enjoying your website. No need to worry it's changed. Thanks

HolyJuan said...

Noooooooooooo! Come back! I have to change my post now!

Well, thanks for reading me site.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to change your site, you were dead on! Was trying to get a message across, just wanted to clarify that no malicious intent was meant toward you or your site content.

HolyJuan said...

I'll leave it up. I just need to explain why it doesn't go where it did anymore.

I hope your message gets across.

Anonymous said...

I had been surfing to find clever websites and your listing of "How to steal your friends girlfriend" was perfect. Message got across loud and clear. Thanks to your wit, it was an effective way to call out a true douchebag. Peace