I Made an Honest Mistake


Two days ago, I had an urge to visit Mga Sulating Pilipino‘, my blog on WordPress to check on my latest post and to edit if it needed to be. After I clicked the ‘MSP‘ icon on my desktop, to my surprise, an unusual message appeared. My God, my blog was archived/suspended!!!

Mixed feelings crept within me. How come? Why? What WordPress ‘Terms of Service’ have I violated? For almost two years tinkering with this blog, why just now? What will happen to my co-blogger/friends there who brought me a sense of fulfillment? All I want when I started ‘MSP’ is to share whatever I have, technical, memorable experiences, personal perspective of present issues, and many, many more. It is never intended to spread nonsense posts. At my age of almost sixty, have I the guts to post misleading topics? No, considering that some of the co-blogger/friends called me ‘Itay/ Papa’ which made me feel I am worthy of it. Does a father can be called as such when, intead of leading children to a brighter future, teach them to break rules? No…and never!

Even though I can not log in to WordPress, I have managed to access WordPress Terms of Service. I want to say here, I made a mistake but an honest one. Those who followed ‘Mga Sulating Pilipino’ knew that when I use image or quote parts of published items, I see to it that the owner of the item/items are properly acknowledged. When that urge hit me two days ago, what I have in mind is the one I was bothered: my last post. It was entitled ‘Color your Blog’. The violation I committed is on the last part of it. With thoughts I might share what I knew, I placed a link that will show a Javasript program which when clicked will show this:

My mistake? Intead of opening it from your browser, it will be opened on my blog. Did you see the caption that go with the program? I seemed to have claimed the ownership of the program which I do not. Its rightful owner would presume that the owner of the blog where it appeared claimed its ownership. My mistake is, instead of writing down its URL, I made a link out of it! An honest mistake! The truth is, you can use it without setbacks when opened from your browser.

A part of WordPress ‘Terms of Service’ states that:

Scraper blogs: Blogs that take content from other blogs and re-publish it without permission (this is sometimes called scraping). If a blog contains stolen content, it’s gone!

The owner of the program is not just a simple blog, it is a website. I have no right to use it on my blog. Truthfully I have been using it personally since I blogged. I do not know if eCritters (the owner of the program) will grant permission to placed it on a certain site. I have not tried to. It is my personal reference as to what color to use in my blogs. I regret it but ‘what’s the use of crying over spilled milk’? Due to my carelessness, I have already lost ‘MSP’. I am very sorry for doing so, eCritters.

Nevertheless, ‘Mga Sulating Pilipino’, is just one of mine. I have still two, dot coms and one of these is ‘Points to Wonder’. The question: “What will happen to my co-blogger/friends” can be partially answered through this. I can still share my thoughts and at the same time, view theirs. I can still connect to them.

Your question now will be, “Why not act immediately so that we know what really happened to “MSP“? My answer: It is hard for me to accept the WordPress verdict at first. I seem to lose my sense of existence. Secondly, since I can not access my ‘MSP’, it took time for me to duplicate the ‘WordPressers’ widget where my Worpresser friends can be accessed. Try to see the side bar here, are the ‘WordPress Bloggers’ the same as ‘MSP‘s?

Lastly, I hope this post will enlighten the readers why ‘MSP’ was suspended from WordPress. I have violated one of WordPress ‘Terms of Service‘ but, God knows, it is an unintentional one.

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14 comments on “I Made an Honest Mistake

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    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
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  4. “I was a honest mistake” also said by America by the wrong display of the Philippine flag. they should have said “we made a mistake of leaving the arrangement to some people who knew nothing of the business of doing it” ! 🙂


  5. Halo Pare Doroy,
    It’s been a long while since my last peek. This has nothing to do with your predicament. It is the big line I was drawn into. Anyway it was nice that I’ve come to know that there is such a thing as ‘Archived’ for some reasons. I should be careful too.

    “I made an honest mistake.” That is one courageous statement. Because it takes courage to admit mistake that is something painful.

    But, Pre Doroy, I think it would have been most courageous if it simply stated “I made a mistake” less personal opinion. “Honest” should have been reserved by self to give way to disagreement by others if or there might be. If WordPress has its say probably they will say you made a mistake of not being thorough with licenses agreements 🙂

    This is timely. Who in the Quirino Hostage fiasco has done, or will do, any courageous line like that?


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  8. am sorry about this Manoy Doro, but am glad that it’s all over now and you can post again and share your amazing thoughts here. thanks also for sharing your mistake, i am not so “technologically” advanced, thus, frankly, i have no idea about java script color selector 😦

    hope all is well. God bless, and more power.


    • Yes, I can post again, my friend. I really don’t know why. I did not make any explanations to WordPress. I am just thankful they lifted the suspension.
      Thanks for the visit, betchai.


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