All Great Satire Articles are Stolen - June 21st 2003
After conducting months of research, we have learned that all great satire articles usually turn out to be stolen. After making such a great discovery like this, we wondered why it turned out to be the case.
Satire is currently one of the greatest expansion areas on the Internet, with many articles appearing every day. However, more often than not, they go unappreciated – often receiving the award, Worst.Satire.Ever from most viewers; or, if the article-writer is unlucky, a long and abusive e-mail informing him how he is so awful, his Great-grandparents must have made a mistake in having his grand parents because they must have been incredibly stupid to result in a grand child as awful as he is.
This has resulted in most satire sites resorting to ‘borrowing’ articles from other websites. Usually, webmasters will scan read the great websites and look for a theme in their articles that they can borrow and rework before publishing it on their own satire website.
Although this usually annoys the original article-writer, most are willing to accept that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Also, in the fast moving world of current affairs satire, two people can sometimes get the exact same great idea without seeing each other’s article.
However, with the advent of great search engines like Google and AllTheWeb, which crawl websites quickly harvesting new articles it is easy for lazy webmasters to search for an exact article and put it on their own satire website within minutes of it being published.
We are against this article thieving activity and would never affiliate ourself with any satire website known for conducting this great crime.
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