Update: Within 12 hours of complaints by multiple Timawans on Manilalivewire’s Facebook (FB) page, Manilalivewire quietly — with no admission of wrongdoing — adjusted their article. See here.
Many thanks to the forum members who lent their voice to the protest. It is unfortunate that the mere act of calling attention to their malfeasance got you banned from their FB page.
Details of adjustments made are available at the bottom of this article.
What was plagiarized?
Compare the Manilalivewire article captured below with the following adroth.ph article. The parody site’s entry, dated September 28, is a word-for-word copy of this blog’s article dated September the 26. Right down to the acknowledgement of “Indonesian Timawans” — but without the context for what a Timawan was. A “Timawan” in the original article’s context referred to the members of the Timawa.net forum.
The post-complaint modifications to the Manilalivewire article include:
The word-by-word copy of the descriptions of the photographs remain however.