Posts Tagged ‘atlanta’

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Beware bloggers:

March 30, 2010

this website: http://abc.aqimg.com/ will use your tags to post stuff on its site.
See for example, my Baja Fresh post below: http://abc.aqimg.com/2010/03/review-baja-fresh/
In the beauty of Urbanspoon’s total slowness, this post “by” them is on urbanspoon, but mine is not. I would have no idea this website existed if it wasn’t for that. I saw the intro sentence on urbanspoon and I was like …why does that review sound a hell of a lot like my own, and who the hell is Knowledge Base?
Well I took a look…it seems they take anything tagged with a certain word/location and it ends up on there. Classy. There’s no link back to the original, and I’m guessing they haven’t stolen anybody else’s restaurant reviews, since mine is the only one that shows up here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/9/2230/Atlanta/Knowledge-Base.html

AND I JUST FOUND ANOTHER http://www.citysquirt.com/

But just a warning: probably stop using the tag Atlanta if you use WordPress. I am using it now to see if it shows up on that site though….

I figured out that they use RSS feeds to copy the posts. There is an easy way to stop this by going to settings > reading > and setting the feed to summary. Let’s see my posts show up on your crap from now on.
Also noticed that if you post pictures, it links from the very blog, so I’m letting other bloggers know about this garbage.

Seriously can they even do this? I wouldn’t have a damn problem with it if it wasn’t for the fact that it is blatantly ripping people off, not linking back to what it’s using, PREVENTING COMMENTS of all things. I sent them an email asking them to remove my post, so we’ll see if that actually happens.

EDIT: just checked on the site this morning and LO AND BEHOLD THEY COPIED THIS ENTRY (although for some reason it was only the first sentence + 2 words of the second) http://abc.aqimg.com/2010/03/beware-bloggers/
Also I reported them as a DMCA violation to Adsense, and let the blog here on WordPress know about it, so hopefully they can get me the host’s information because that’s the only thing I haven’t been able to figure out on my own.
Now I must go take an exam. I don’t really want to. I barely slept because I’ve been doing detective work on this.

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Review: Sheik Burritos n Kabobs

February 16, 2010

I am feeling way too lazy to cook lately, so I have been exploring my choices on UrbanSpoon…and there I saw Sheik Burritos n Kabobs.
The concept is extremely fascinating, which is why I was so drawn to go, especially with it not too far away from where I live (except of course that traffic makes it seem much farther).
The restaurant itself is rather small, located in a shopping center on Piedmont Road, right beyond the intersection with Cheshire Bridge if you’re headed south. Inside there are 2 picnic-style tables, and lots of bar stools for seating. It’s cute and small, and if you’re special, the owner will open the front door for you. He suggested soup, as the sign outside had stated…soup is good when it’s cold but I so wanted a burrito.
There are several kinds to choose from, or you can come up with your own creation, choosing meat, sauces, salsa, salad, yogurt, and so on. Read more

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Review: Yoforia Vinings

February 9, 2010


picture via Yoforia’s Facebook page

I’ve reviewed Yoforia before, as in their Perimeter Mall location, but their new location in Vinings is totally different.
There were three flavors in the mall, and a set price for a size and toppings.
Vinings location: 12 flavors of yogurt and toppings by the ounce.
Last Saturday they had free yogurt for their grand opening…I was totally there. We ventured out that way for dinner and ate at The Burger Club, which I really don’t want to review because it was just odd. Alright, but totally odd. That is all I have to say. Read more

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Review: Juicy Green

February 1, 2010

Juicy Green is one of the several frozen yogurt places throughout Atlanta. They have three locations, and at one point had one in Alpharetta which is now closed. I’m guessing this is the original, and there are now locations downtown and in Virginia-Highland.
Different from other froyo spots, Juicy Green also offers a selection of gelato. If they had gianduja/hazelnut-chocolate, whatever you want to call it, I would have gotten that instead, but I had to go with frozen yogurt. This is helpful if you are out with someone who doesn’t like the tartness of frozen yogurt, but does like ice cream. Read more

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Review: Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery

January 28, 2010

True story: I am a horrible person who left Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery’s first location in Alpharetta after reviewing the menu and deeming it “unworthy” because deep dish pizza is not an option. In my defense, that is what I was seriously craving. But I am a moron because I never thought about going there for anything else. It’s somewhat out of the way, even when Joe lived in Alpharetta, so after he moved a couple months later I never really thought of it again.
Fast forward to November when I decided that I need Chicago food. I go to their website. I see OPENING SOON: LINDBERGH CITY CENTER LOCATION. I freak out. I CAN WALK THERE. Read more

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Review: Raging Burrito & Taco

January 26, 2010

Up until last summer, I had never eaten at Raging Burrito…although I had been inside many a time. This was before Raging Taco existed, I think the bar on the other side was called Azul? Anyway, Raging Burrito was home to Decatur Social Club up until late June 2008…and I do still miss it dearly. But of course that’s not what this is about. Actually, both times I have been to Raging Burrito, this is what it ends up being about because it’s like visiting the grave of a friend. Read more

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Review: Zen Tea

January 9, 2010

I once drove through downtown Chamblee by accident. I was not aware there was a difference between NORTH Peachtree Road and Peachtree Road. I didn’t even take any notice of a tea shop, probably because I was so amused by just how cute the entire road seemed: antique shops and train tracks everywhere….oh and the fact that I had NO idea where I was. Read more