Kat rants about updaters

What you’re seeing here is a recent plea from an “updater” on Facebook, with the identifying information cropped out. I’m not going to bother saying who it is, because this comes up multiple times a week. Briefly, this kind of thing is total BS and nobody who makes a request like this deserves your cooperation. Let me get into the details about why.

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The page owner who posted this does nothing but copy and paste, infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. It says so right there “airtime to search and upload the update.” In other words, those “updates” are already out there. Really, how much “airtime” does it take to hit “CTRL-C, CTRL-V”?

Other rights holders may not be as dedicated as I am to reporting copied posts, but that can change any time. Sponsors, do you really want your company, your brand, associated with a Facebook page that gets completely shut down because the page owner violated Facebook’s terms of service?

And as for the page’s followers, you may not have noticed, but there are multiple copies of the copied posts on a number of different pages. In other words, the “updater” on the page you’re following isn’t giving you anything you can’t already get somewhere else, potentially for free, and maybe even without annoying ads.

If an “updater” is going to beg for support, they need to start actually doing their own work, not ripping off someone else. They claim they’re just “helping people find the updates” but how often has someone asked “Where did you get this from? I want to read the rest.” and gotten no answer. How is that helpful? If they think there’s nothing wrong with doing this, then why do they avoid answering the question?

  • If an “updater” can’t tell you that they watched the show and wrote the “update” themselves…
  • If they avoid telling you where you can find other updates…
  • If you run a search on Google or Facebook for the first line of the update and find multiple entries for the same text…

It’s time to dump that “updater” and start giving your support to the people who are doing the work.

Author: 5ftLatina

Kat is 5ftLatina. She is really 5' tall (and probably shrinking) and Latina. She is not actually a cactus, but she is both prickly and cute. Mr. 5ft is actually married to Kat, but is not 5' tall or Latina. He is also not a form of plant life.

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