During these years I have had and still have good help from members in the eur-fly@ list, manufacturers and of course also from nice people mailing me new sites and telling me when links are "dead".
What make me sad is mail telling me that my collection is copied on other sites. What to do, I write to them and suggest that they instead ought to put up a link to the origin.
Here an example on exchange of notes with one of these dishonest businessman (yes, people in business!)
================================ Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 17:07:22 +0200 To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX From: Lennart Widmark email@example.com Subject: About XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hi, regarding XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX It is up to you if you wish this sentence activated: -------------
And at the very end something completely different : Thiefs on the net.
If you find my above collection on other sites, please let me know so that
Why should you do that ? A visitor like you searching for info on items
Thanks to all of you who bother and let me know
During my mission to make people remember what they learned in the Sunday school "Thou Shallt Not Steal" I have of course also got more pleasant respond. Below some examples:
"..... took a view at the html-code at our page I now see that our webmaster did wrong. I will see to ..."
" .... we hired a consult to do our website .XX.. he will hear from us ..."
" .... I am deeply sorry for this. XX is no longer employee he doesn't fit in our organization ..."
Some of them argue that I don't have sole right to link to the manufacturers. I alone of course don't have the right to link to manufacturers. My objection is merely that I dislike when people obviously steal my work and create a new page with no reference back to the origin source .... and still I can't understand why they are vasting time on copy work instead of just link to my smashing collection ?
And at the end some information about my growing list. Below a mail to eur-flyfish 1998. Earlier mail to the list in this matter are of store reasons no longer at my hard disk.
=============================== Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 16:27:00 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Lennart Widmark email@example.com Subject: Just a simple inquiry Hi listers, now I have links to these : AbuGarcia, Accurate, Berkley, Browning, Cabela´s, Climax, Cortland, Daiwa, DAM, Falcon Rods, Fenwick, Fly Logic, Gamakatsu, Gatti, Gearkeeper, Hardy, Hexagraph Rods, Johnson,Lamson, Leathercrafts, H.L. Leonard Rod, G. Loomis, Loon Outdoors, Loop, Lure Net Inc. Martin Fishing, Mitchell, Mustad, Normark, Okuma, Orvis, Pacific Eagle, Patagonia, Peetz, Penn Reels, Powell Rods, Quantum Fishing, Ready Rig, Redington, Ross Reels, Sage, Shakespeare, Shimano, Scientific Anglers, Scott, Silstar, South Bend, SpiderWire, Stenzel, St. Croix, STH, Stratos, Talon, Jim Teeny, Thomas & Thomas, Umpqua, R.L.Winston Rods, Lee Wulff at my "Manufacturers .... Rods, Lines, Reels etc-page" http://www.acc.umu.se/~widmark/lwmanufa.html My question is if anyone of you in your bookmark file have links that I have missed ? Nice of you if you would share your bookmarks with other fisherman on the net Lennart W please mail missing URLs to firstname.lastname@example.org ================================Remark. Now a days the Eur-Flyfish list has a new home.
To sum up, people who want to put this page http://www.acc.umu.se/~widmark/lwmanufa.html (Manufacturers .... Rods, Lines, Reels, Hooks, Tackle etc.) on your own web server, please renounce and use a link instead. The reason is simple: I and other upright people don't want old copies with old versions laying around on the web ....
You can send me a mail if you want to know what people/businessmen you should be aware of.
and I will "keep up the good work"
And at the very end ..... there is a scamp in Thailand that you should be aware of ! His company is selling flies. Further information please contact email@example.com