A warning to all writers and potential writers

A guy called Andy Groaning wrote some seemingly original content for Technology Bloggers recently. This was published on Monday.

WARNING!I did a quick check today, and it turns out that the article was also published elsewhere, just before we posted it (as it was scheduled).

Our post guidelines specifically say

You can repost the content on your own site 3 days after it has been published on Technology Bloggers, as long as it has a dofollow link to the article, and if possible (not necessary but thoughtful) to Technology Bloggers

Duplicate content can kill a blog – it can make search engines hate you. This is why we have this rule. One very selfish person like Andy could bring down the entire community blog. Bye bye community, bye bye great content, bye bye everyone’s dofollow links etc.

Before guest posting, please read our post guidelines or your post will be rejected.

Andy also had two other posts in the queue for moderation, these were both launched elsewhere already.

Andy you have lost your links, your article and your profile. I have also notified the other blogs involved, so you can expect a big loss in links soon.

Let this be a warning to others – duplicate content will be destroyed.