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  1. Danger of clicking pirate site links?

    Blasty is asking us to manually check potentially infringing sites but couldn't these pirate sites be dangerous for us to visit via malware, viruses, toolbars, endless popup loops, home page overrides, url redirects, etc.? I don't feel safe clicking on the links, plus some seem to go to offensive adult content. In most cases, it seems far safer (as well as faster and more convenient) to rely on Google's page summary description to see if the page is infringing, but this could result in some "false positives." Also, clicking some of the reported urls takes me to pages with endless…

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    • AmazonAWS cloud service used for stolen books

      Many of the blasts rejected by Google were using AmazonAWS as the host. This is a cloud service operated by Amazon. Including Amazon in the name may make these stolen books appear more legitimate. I have complained to AmazonAWS and included all the offending URLs. Are other authors having this problem?

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      • Highlight checked rejected.

        Under "Rejected" you should have them highlighted a different color if they have already been reviewed by the consumer. That way people don't have to try to remember which ones they have looked at.

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        • Add pirate site indicator to alerts

          When I see the blast on Google, there's sometimes an indicator that says "verified pirate site". It would be helpful to see that indicator on the blast itself, when looking at the alert list.

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          • Adding offending URLs

            I run Google Alerts and occasionally get advice of a pirated copy. Could there be a way to enter offending website Urls so I can subsequently Blast them?

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            • Mobile and desktop interface consistency

              The way I see the dashboard on my tablet (iPad) looks different from the help videos... I would suggest either make a help page for mobile or make the two interfaces similar.

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              • Plagiarism checker

                Add a way to paste in text that you have written and check for other places that it appears.

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                • exponentially multiplying infringements

                  I blasted a few infringers this morning; tonight there were 23 new pages - and I blasted 'free downloads' of my book TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX new times.

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                  • change up the listings

                    you should make two seperate list , 1 list of authorised place , make it clear by the title and 1 are for infringements that clearly in violations. Calling all area's white list , is a little confusing.

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                    • Use RSS feed instead of manual blog links

                      Use RSS feed to check other contents

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                      • slow the auto trigger

                        slow down the auto trigger. by the time a page downloads and you scan it blasty has already triggered, which means we have to keep goijng back and retracting valid places

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                        • Announce a schedule

                          It would be better if we had some idea when Blasty scans for infringing material. Is it just the once? Weekly? Monthly?

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                          • Ensure that HTML content hasn't been changed

                            Man, I would love it if Blasty could check for content purity. I had one episode where someone hacked my Earthlink pages, putting in spurious links leading to malware sites. Had to re-upload my entire site--but never knew when the problem occurred! Maybe for an extra fee, Blasty could archive a copy of an HTML page when I tell it to, and then monitor it in future to be sure it hasn't been tampered with.

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                            • Make it possible to load up more than one book/audio/etc. at a time.

                              I had 22 novels (eBooks & audio books) I had to upload...there was no way multiple books could be loaded and Blasty had to step in and give me a special dispensation; I had to reload the last 21 all over again. But you did make it easy for me as all I had to do was key in the first few letters on each line and then the rest could be clicked on. Thank you. And thank you for this service...a long time author like me really appreciates it! Thank you, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net

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                              • Blast acknowledged

                                how about a list confirming illegal books blasted have been deleted?

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                                • Improvements for website messages

                                  1. The instructions for entering a list of URLs say "enter one per line".
                                  But underneath the edit window, a message "skip a line between URLs".
                                  The phrase "skip a line" suggests the URLs should be double-spaced.
                                  If that is not intended, the message should read "One line per URL", as do the initial instructions. If that is the intent, then the initial message should read "double-space the URLs".

                                  2. In the My Content list, the standard message under the button says "Never Checked". Then, when you click the button, the message changes to "Last checked several minutes ago". If…

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                                  • See Selected High-Value Titles at a glance

                                    I have a few very popular articles that were ranked high in Google's rankings. Those are the ones that tend to be pirated. I used to find out about them when I noticed my ranking had dropped, and went looking for the interlopers. So I'm delighted to have this service at my disposal. However, out of the 80+ articles and an eBook I have registered, there are only a few that rate close monitoring. I'd like to have a way to see those selected titles at a glance--mostly for peace of mind! :__)

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                                    • Respond promptly to affiliate email questions

                                      I think 4 days is plenty of time to respond to my query about my affiliate payment.
                                      I also think that the statement "as soon as possible" is way too vague in relation to when you make the payment.
                                      I spend money promoting your product (and I use it). It's downright rude not to respond in a timely fashion.
                                      If you mess affiliates around with payments, you will end up having none at all.

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                                      • Apparently missing any "Contact Us" link making it impossible to follow your suggestions to do so.

                                        Provide a "Contact Us", since your product says "Contact Us" when it refuses to blast a site.

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                                        • Added Feature

                                          Many of us poor, independent authors don't have a lot of help or financial backing to prevent our books from being pirated. It might be useful if those of us who do use Blasty could search and point out possible content violation from people we know online. If that makes sense.

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