Medicated For Your Protection
I Forgot Why I Cake Topamax
I was hoping I wouldn’t have to bring this back. But people suck. Or maybe I should file this under “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”? I’m using screenshots of, but no links to, the offending sites.
The Anti-Psychiatry Media
At least they used one or more actual antidepressants in an article about antidepressants! Most articles about psych meds, pro or con, use supplements and/or OTC drugs as illustrations. I can’t make out the imprints on any of the other meds to identify anything other than Wellbutrin. Because they used a color filter I can’t tell if a couple of those are Invega or not. In any event, does this graphic from The Anti-Media’s fear-mongering article on antidepressants look familiar to anyone?
Maybe this will help:
This is why I Grab the Name Crazymeds Wherever I Can
I didn’t I’d have much use for a tumblr blog. So this asshole had to get crazy-meds.tumblr.com in order to steal my work. So now I know what to do with a tumblr blog. Thanks for the idea, dildo breath!
Gee, Thanks for the Mention.
I’ve complained to this Practice of Madness woman before. All she’s done is add the URL www.crazymeds.us, but without an actual link to the site, let alone the Effexor page that she copied in its entirety. My heart bleeds that she feels so morally ambiguous about stealing my work … oh, wait, it’s not the theft over which she’s having an ethical dilemma, it’s the fact I also write positive things about meds that gives her pause. Fortunately she was too lazy to remove the links from the text she copied. They all go to files that redirect to current pages or files that no longer exist, but it’s better than nothing. At least I’m stealing only half of her comments. Unless the bit about “prospects on the prospects” is a comment about my being too hypothetical or something.
All Side Effects All the Time
Because of the site’s name, everyone assumes we’re against meds. So idiots who steal often don’t notice things. Case in point, this joker who didn’t see that Lamictal works well for its indicated uses.
Worst of all, other than spammers who use excerpts for SEO spam, is ‘doctor’ Saleeby. He not only copies a large section of the Cymbalta page, he takes credit for writing it himself and leaves links in to the PI sheets on this site. So if anyone does read his shitty site and looks at the PI sheets I get to eat the bandwidth and storage costs for the PI sheets. I’ve filed a DMCA complaint with Google. We’ll see if anything comes of it.
Update 24 September 2014: The page is gone from ‘doctor’ Saleeby’s blog. Thank you Google. I’ll keep the screen capture up so everyone can see what a thief he is. I wonder if he copied his alleged medical degree in a similar fashion.
Check That, These People are the Worst
drugs-forum.com are the real assholes when it comes to plagiarism. Like far too many fora they’ll allow their members to copy and paste entire pages, repeatedly, without any links. What makes them the worst is they won’t allow links. Not even the name of the site. Because they’re so righteously non-profit. How dare I try to make a living off of my words when they don’t want to make any money. They’re as bad as fundie Xtians who think gay marriage should be illegal because their religion has a problem with it. Other places do similar shit by allowing only links to pages on webarchive.org, but the sanctimony of drugs-forum.com really pisses me off. And a DMCA complaint won’t do me much good, as it has to be entirely on paper and mailed to the fucking Netherlands! As the pages are copied from older versions they could make it go back and forth and I don’t have the energy to spend on fucktards like them.
Hey Nickleback, I guess everything looks like a forum to you. If my site is so fucking fantastic, why can’t you type its name? That’s the least you can do if someone posts six entire pages. Even that Practice of Madness asswipe did that much. But I guess since I’m crazy instead of a stoner it’s OK to steal that much from me and think writing my name covers it. Good luck with your fundraiser. You know what’s really effective? Setting it up so donors don’t have to see ads…oh, that’s right, ads are bad and are ruining the Internet. Yeah, I miss the good old days when it was all text all the time and run by universities and the US military. Remember when Usenet was a completely separate entity and Listservs were your only option if you didn’t have newsgroup access? Hey, if you’re under 30 I’ve been online longer than you’ve been alive, so shove your Owenite pipe dream.
This is why I’m such an asshole about blatant copying of entire articles on the forum. People make their living off of what they write. Alternative content is going to vanish if it’s diluted and unsupported.
Don’t worry about actually buying one. Windows shop and share the designs you’d like to buy or find worthy of ridicule. What else are you doing now? Working? Sure you are.
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Nobody on this site is a doctor, a therapist, or a pharmacist. We don’t portray them either here or on TV. Only doctors can diagnose and treat an illness. While it’s not as bad as it used to be, some doctors still get pissed off by patients who know too much about medications, so tread lightly when and where appropriate. Diagnosing yourself from a website is like defending yourself in court, you suddenly have a fool for a doctor. Don’t be a cyberchondriac, thinking you have every disease you see a website about, or that you’ll get every side effect from every medication1. Self-prescribing is as dangerous as buying meds from fraudulent online pharmacies that promise you medications without prescriptions.
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1 While there are plenty of books to help you with hypochondria, for some reason there’s not much in the way of websites. Then again, staying off of the Internet is a large part of curing/managing the disorder.
2 Remember kids, Microsloth operating systems are like TOS Star Trek movies with in that every other one sucks way, way more. With TOS Star Trek movies you don’t want to bother watching the odd-numbered ones. With Microsloth OS you don’t want to buy and install the even-numbered ones. Anyone who remembers ME and Vista knows what I mean.
3 Have I mentioned how open source operating systems for commercial applications is one of the dumbest ideas in the history of dumb ideas?* I don’t even need my big-ass rant any more. Heartbleed has made my case for me. And that’s just the one that got all the media attention. The very nature of an open source operating system makes security as much of an illusion as anonymity on teh Intergoogles. Before you flip out too much: the domain Crazymeds is hosted on uses a version of SSL that is not affected by the Heartbleed bug. That’s one of the many reasons why I pay a lot of money and keep this site on Lunarpages.
* Yes, I know I’m using open source browsers. I also test the site using the now-defunct IE and Safari browsers. Their popularity - and superiority - killed IE and Safari, so that’s why I rely on the open source browsers. It’s like brand vs. generic meds. Sometimes the generic is better than the brand.