Feel Free to Use this Badge

With all of the unauthorized harvesting of our posts that is going on at tygpress.com and seemingly not much that can be done to stop it, I created this badge that I will attach to all of my blog posts going forward.EDC343BA-4E67-4F78-BDFB-02FE6D5C0A26Please feel free to grab this image and post it on your blog. By doing so, this image should show up on your posts that have been stolen by tygpress.

You’re welcome.

111 thoughts on “Feel Free to Use this Badge

  1. Sadje August 3, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Brilliant idea! Thanks a lot. I think maybe this will deter them! 👍

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sandmanjazz August 3, 2019 / 10:35 am

    Cheers bud

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje August 3, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I couldn’t reblog your post so I have copied it on my site.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 3, 2019 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you, Sadje, for helping to get the word out.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje August 3, 2019 / 1:12 pm

        You’re welcome. An inspired idea.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. padresramblings August 3, 2019 / 11:06 am

    it is smile (or cringe) worthy that if you go onto Tygpress.com and search tygpress. the first thing you now see is Fandango’s badge.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Tatiana August 3, 2019 / 11:55 am

    Great idea, thank you! All my sites are self hosted (WP.org), but it’s still a good idea, just in case…

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  6. Melanie B Cee August 3, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    I’m adding it to any SYW posts going forward AND I’ll go back and put in on the older ones (for a month or two) as well. That ought to cover the situation, although I have to wonder how long those creeps have been doing that?

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  7. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com August 3, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    You are the BOMB! Excellent idea. I will be using this instead of my little message (Rude as it may be) off of my post and will stamp this on the end of every post. Thank you!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Cyranny August 3, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    I’m in too!! Great idea, Fandango… I hope a lot of people will join in. There is no way I’ll let them steal my words without reacting!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Amberfred August 3, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    Please am a new blogger what is all these about?

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Suze August 3, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    thanks Fan..gonna share your post on my own site, then start adding your sign to all my posts..may we make TYGPRESS obsolete!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. JT Twissel August 3, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    Thanks Fandango – they got me. But why? I don’t have a zillion followers.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. theministryofshrawleywalks August 3, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    I’d never heard of tygpress, googled Shrawley and all my posts came up with photos. What is Tygpress and why is all my stuff there?

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    • Fandango August 3, 2019 / 4:08 pm

      It’s a site based in India that harvests posts, many of them from bloggers on WordPress, and posts them on its own site. I guess it does it to get traffic and clicks. But it’s stealing our creative work, our intellectual property, and it’s sinister.

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  13. aguycalledbloke August 3, 2019 / 2:48 pm

    Excellent idea Fandango, makes me think of something else. But excellent idea 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 3, 2019 / 4:12 pm

      Yes it is. Odd and upsetting.


  14. Liz August 3, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    Thank you for this. I shall start putting it on some that are still visible, that I don’t plan to hide. But I am starting to put a majority under password protect.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. iidorun August 3, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    Fandango – thank you for creating this! I had a similar idea with a disclaimer on all my blogs that Tygapress was unauthorized to use it. But your badge makes is front and center!! Thank you again!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 3, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Your very welcome. What those behind Tygpress are doing is evil!

      Liked by 1 person

      • iidorun August 4, 2019 / 5:02 pm

        Very true!! I’m spreading the word and your awesome badge with my new post – I included a link back to this post of yours, FYI.

        Liked by 1 person

  16. SarahC August 3, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Kinda dumb they picked my dinkier blog I haven’t been using.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 3, 2019 / 4:19 pm

      They harvest just about everything on WordPress.


  17. Tom Burton August 3, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    Thanks for enabling the badge! Very concerning and upsetting that it’s happened to so many talented bloggers & hopefully this will encourage more top-down action to remedy this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      • Tom Burton August 3, 2019 / 4:24 pm

        Glad to see so many are flooding the inbox. Drown them in complaints! *evil cackle*

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  18. Renard Moreau August 3, 2019 / 4:26 pm

    🙂 That was rather brilliant of you, Fandango.

    At the moment, I am putting together an article based on Tygpress’s atrocities.

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  19. kristianw84 August 3, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Reblogged this on Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table and commented:
    Typgress.com is stealing a lot of our blog posts & using the content as their own. I was surprised to find so many of my blog posts, & so many of those I follow. Fandango created this wonderful badge for us to use. Hopefully this will deter them.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Marilyn Armstrong August 3, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    I’m going to make it a little smaller. This will really take up a bit more space than there’s room for, but it’s a good idea.

    Liked by 1 person

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