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I don't get why someone would do this. And I happen to sort of know of the guy who did it, as he contacted me on another site having a non-escort profile. But I didn't think he actually wanted to be one himself! Like literally, it's word for word in the same way I'd write my ad and I guess you could say we 'kinda' resemble each other.

 

Why the heck would someone want to do that, if they are serious about making money? I'm almost wondering if it's even the real person because I called the number and got no response. And in the past, we attempted to meet up and he flaked on me, and hits me up every year as if it never happened.

 

If this has happened to you, how have you handled it? I mean, I wouldn't have an issue if the guy wanted to come to me for advice, but to just flat out be a copycat is stooping real low. Trying to use the same words I use and then add extra words to hype up his ad.

 

update: I just contacted him and confronted him, he had the audacity to say, "it's not the same ad, totally different profile/pictures", And then he hangs up on me. Now look at this:

 

My ad said: Interracial jock with the right size and stamina for your m4m desires

 

His ad says: SUPER SEXY interracial stud here for your m4m desires!...!! MUST READ-AMAZING OPPURTUNITY !!

 

You would think, that we wouldn't be trying to cut in front of each other and steal from each other...yet that's exactly what's going on. It's like come on, be a little original. The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in.

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Daddy come on, does that not SOUND like the same ad? Tell me you can't see that. It's a couple different words yes...but the writing style is very much copied. My ad was posted prior to his anyway. This person even contacted me online 2 days before I seen this ad up. I told him I wasn't interested because he flaked on me. And then, I see this ad up. Come on.

 

The way the ad headline ends is the same way mine ends. Then he uses the word interracial which was also in my headline.

 

I'm not going to make a big deal out of it on here, because I already confronted the person...but still, that's not very original. I think clients would pick up on that too. But it almost makes me look like the copycat too, PLUS, it would confuse clients because they wouldn't know which was which. I can't see why someone would not want to distinguish themselves from another.

 

The real guy though, has a website. And clearly listed rates. That's how you tell the knock-off from the real thing.

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I don't get why someone would do this. And I happen to sort of know of the guy who did it, as he contacted me on another site having a non-escort profile. But I didn't think he actually wanted to be one himself! Like literally, it's word for word in the same way I'd write my ad and I guess you could say we 'kinda' resemble each other.

 

Why the heck would someone want to do that, if they are serious about making money? I'm almost wondering if it's even the real person because I called the number and got no response. And in the past, we attempted to meet up and he flaked on me, and hits me up every year as if it never happened.

 

If this has happened to you, how have you handled it? I mean, I wouldn't have an issue if the guy wanted to come to me for advice, but to just flat out be a copycat is stooping real low. Trying to use the same words I use and then add extra words to hype up his ad.

 

update: I just contacted him and confronted him, he had the audacity to say, "it's not the same ad, totally different profile/pictures", And then he hangs up on me. Now look at this:

 

My ad said: Interracial jock with the right size and stamina for your m4m desires

 

His ad says: SUPER SEXY interracial stud here for your m4m desires!...!! MUST READ-AMAZING OPPURTUNITY !!

 

You would think, that we wouldn't be trying to cut in front of each other and steal from each other...yet that's exactly what's going on. It's like come on, be a little original. The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in.

 

 

Do you expect any sympathy or understanding from a group of folks you've shit on in the past?

 

 

Nope. Go fish.

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A total of FOUR words are the same.

 

Even my picky 11th grade English teacher wouldn't have classified that as "plagiarism" or copying someone else's work.

 

If you don't like the similarities, I suggest you change your ad.

 

 

Although only four words are the same, those four words are KEY WORDS to the ad.

 

However, rather than get angry, you should regard the ad as in the proverb relative to copying someone or imitating someone,

 

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

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I find the headlines read similar but not identical. Ordinarily I'd say "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" (I love me a good cliche!) and I'd not only shine it on, I'd feel good that someone liked my ad copy enough to emulate it.

 

BUT if the guy is in the same city as you, I think the two headlines are similar enough to cause some confusion, particularly if you are both sexy interracial jock studs. You should still feel flattered, but you've got a problem on your hands. The key words are similar and the sentence structure is similar enough that I think it would look weird to me to see them both in the same ad lineup. If that's the case, you've already made your irritation known to the guy and he's hung up the phone on you, so your only choice now is to jump a step ahead of him and change your ad. It's the nature of competition and sometimes you gotta take proactive steps to stay ahead.

 

Now if you change your ad, and he plucks from your copy again, well...

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I don't get why someone would do this. And I happen to sort of know of the guy who did it, as he contacted me on another site having a non-escort profile. But I didn't think he actually wanted to be one himself! Like literally, it's word for word in the same way I'd write my ad and I guess you could say we 'kinda' resemble each other.

 

Why the heck would someone want to do that, if they are serious about making money? I'm almost wondering if it's even the real person because I called the number and got no response. And in the past, we attempted to meet up and he flaked on me, and hits me up every year as if it never happened.

 

If this has happened to you, how have you handled it? I mean, I wouldn't have an issue if the guy wanted to come to me for advice, but to just flat out be a copycat is stooping real low. Trying to use the same words I use and then add extra words to hype up his ad.

 

update: I just contacted him and confronted him, he had the audacity to say, "it's not the same ad, totally different profile/pictures", And then he hangs up on me. Now look at this:

 

My ad said: Interracial jock with the right size and stamina for your m4m desires

 

His ad says: SUPER SEXY interracial stud here for your m4m desires!...!! MUST READ-AMAZING OPPURTUNITY !!

 

You would think, that we wouldn't be trying to cut in front of each other and steal from each other...yet that's exactly what's going on. It's like come on, be a little original. The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in.

 

It's a great opportunity for you to fix yours. You really shouldn't use the word "interracial" to describe a single person. The definition allows for it, but it's awkward. An interracial relationship makes sense. An interracial jock? Not so much. Fix yours and then you'd only have the phrase "m4m desires" in common.

 

Or you could go with "Interracial drama queen with the right size and stamina for your m4m desires"

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I find the headlines read similar but not identical. Ordinarily I'd say "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" (I love me a good cliche!) and I'd not only shine it on, I'd feel good that someone liked my ad copy enough to emulate it.

 

BUT if the guy is in the same city as you, I think the two headlines are similar enough to cause some confusion, particularly if you are both sexy interracial jock studs. You should still feel flattered, but you've got a problem on your hands. The key words are similar and the sentence structure is similar enough that I think it would look weird to me to see them both in the same ad lineup. If that's the case, you've already made your irritation known to the guy and he's hung up the phone on you, so your only choice now is to jump a step ahead of him and change your ad. It's the nature of competition and sometimes you gotta take proactive steps to stay ahead.

 

Now if you change your ad, and he plucks from your copy again, well...

 

Wise words from Nate. I agree that the words copied, "interracial" and "m4m desires," are the core of the headline. But even in "legal" businesses, ads and even products are often imitated. It's irritating, but the only thing you can do is stay one step ahead.

 

New and fresh headlines will get you more attention anyway. Maybe you can brainstorm and type up with a few headlines to use in the future now. That way, when you need a new one, you can just paste it in.

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I find the headlines read similar but not identical. Ordinarily I'd say "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" (I love me a good cliche!) and I'd not only shine it on, I'd feel good that someone liked my ad copy enough to emulate it.

 

BUT if the guy is in the same city as you, I think the two headlines are similar enough to cause some confusion, particularly if you are both sexy interracial jock studs. You should still feel flattered, but you've got a problem on your hands. The key words are similar and the sentence structure is similar enough that I think it would look weird to me to see them both in the same ad lineup. If that's the case, you've already made your irritation known to the guy and he's hung up the phone on you, so your only choice now is to jump a step ahead of him and change your ad. It's the nature of competition and sometimes you gotta take proactive steps to stay ahead.

 

Now if you change your ad, and he plucks from your copy again, well...

 

Yes, the guy is in the same city as me. If this was my English class from 1st year in college, that would totally be plagiarism (I tried avoiding using that word, but...)

 

I went ahead and changed my ad, as I went to do anyway. In fact I think the ad was even MORE similar to the ad I had up on adam. That was where he initially sent me the email last week. I've since changed that as well.

 

...It's a good thing that I took the time to scroll through the listings. What's so dumb about it, is he couldn't even be arsed to ask to work with me...which is exactly what clients would think if they seen the 2 ads. Thinking we were doing a duo of sorts, or even shared the same apartment (which I never do). I would have felt flattered, had he not gone behind my back and copied me.

 

It's a great opportunity for you to fix yours. You really shouldn't use the word "interracial" to describe a single person. The definition allows for it, but it's awkward. An interracial relationship makes sense. An interracial jock? Not so much. Fix yours and then you'd only have the phrase "m4m desires" in common.

 

Or you could go with "Interracial drama queen with the right size and stamina for your m4m desires"

 

I agree, but it was kind of meant to hint to the type of encounter it would be...but it didn't need to be on there. Was just something to switch things, but didn't know someone would nab it.

 

I think you could have equally left out the last sentence in your post:p

 

Do you expect any sympathy or understanding from a group of folks you've shit on in the past?

 

Let's just be clear on something. I asked this in the ask an escort section. I have not shitted on any escorts. Anonymous posters are not the only users of this site.

 

Second, it's not about sympathy or understanding. I came here to ASK how other escorts may have approached the matter, if at all.

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It's a great opportunity for you to fix yours. You really shouldn't use the word "interracial" to describe a single person. The definition allows for it, but it's awkward. An interracial relationship makes sense. An interracial jock? Not so much.

 

Was it meant that he's a "mixed-race" jock or that he offers "interracial" sex?

 

interracial |ˌintərˈrā sh əl|

adjective

existing between or involving different races : interracial conflict.

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I'm certainly not a JoeyBryant apologist, but I agree that if I saw two ads in a city with those headlines, I'd think the guys were somehow connected. When 2 guys are visiting Dallas from the same city and have similar language in their ads, they are usually traveling together, especially if they are the same ethnicity. Guys from Chicago and Miami/Fort Lauderdale do this a lot. If there are two Latino guys from Florida visiting Dallas for the same dates, I assume they are linked. By the same token, I'd think that Joey and the "copycat" are working together.

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Do you expect any sympathy or understanding from a group of folks you've shit on in the past?

I have not shitted on any escorts. Anonymous posters are not the only users of this site.

LOL!!! So by your statement, you agree you've shat upon non-escorts in the forum!

 

Second, it's not about sympathy or understanding. I came here to ASK how other escorts may have approached the matter, if at all.
They've have changed their fucking headlines and not told their imitator he got their goat!

 

ROFL!

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I agree, but it was kind of meant to hint to the type of encounter it would be...but it didn't need to be on there. Was just something to switch things, but didn't know someone would nab it.

 

I think you could have equally left out the last sentence

 

I stand by my drama queen comment. There are more differences than similarities (though there are certainly similarities) between yours and his headlines and yet you call it literally a word for word theft. The repercussion are more than a tad melodramatic as well:

 

"The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in."

 

This is why you get flamed so frequently. You so often overstate your issues; disparaging entire states and your client base in general, and now someone who lifted some of the style from your headline is guilty of heinous plagiarism with such dire consequences. You might spur more useful dialog if you loosened the tiara and stated your concerns in a more grounded manner.

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I stand by my drama queen comment. There are more differences than similarities (though there are certainly similarities) between yours and his headlines and yet you call it literally a word for word theft. The repercussion are more than a tad melodramatic as well:

 

"The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in."

 

This is why you get flamed so frequently. You so often overstate your issues; disparaging entire states and your client base in general, and now someone who lifted some of the style from your headline is guilty of heinous plagiarism with such dire consequences. You might spur more useful dialog if you loosened the tiara and stated your concerns in a more grounded manner.

 

 

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I stand by my drama queen comment. There are more differences than similarities (though there are certainly similarities) between yours and his headlines and yet you call it literally a word for word theft. The repercussion are more than a tad melodramatic as well:

 

"The guy could have said ANYTHING else. But to go and steal my text like that is just being a Grade A hater. I've got to make good on a relocation...because that's how it starts. And next thing you know, they start creeping to even lower levels to do you in."

 

This is why you get flamed so frequently. You so often overstate your issues; disparaging entire states and your client base in general, and now someone who lifted some of the style from your headline is guilty of heinous plagiarism with such dire consequences. You might spur more useful dialog if you loosened the tiara and stated your concerns in a more grounded manner.

 

We could all use the "ignore" feature on his posts and live blissfully ignorant of the nonsense du jour.

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