Hi Newsgra.ph Team,
First of all thank you for the link you have given my Manila Bankers SMS Spam 2013 post from your “Warning Manila Bankers Will Call You for Sensitive Data” article. It’s good to know that we have some common topics and advocacies for our websites.
I will go direct to the point. I am writing this open letter to let you know that upon reading your “Warning Manila Bankers Will Call You for Sensitive Data”
Posted last February 17, 2016, I recognized one of the picture you used. It looks like my phone screengrab image that I captured and used in my 2013 post.
My Image from a 2013 post
Image from Newsgra.ph website. Take note the of NewsGra.ph watermark in the upper right part
So I would like to ask you some questions:
- Is it the same picture as the one I have in my 2013 post?
- If yes, how come it now has Newsgra.ph watermark?
I tried to reach out via twitter
Hey @NewsGraph folks, I read ur Manila Bankers scam post. Thanks for the link! Nice image you got there, I love the watermark btw!
— Menard Osena (@Menardconnect) February 24, 2016
But I got no reply, so I decided to try my luck here and write you this letter.
I’m not “madamot“. I’m not selfish. I’m really a nice guy (well… most of the time). I’m also one tweet or one email away if you want to use my image for your website. We are both Filipino blogger and as much as I can I support fellow Pinoys here in the blogosphere.
Actually if the image you posted got no watermark I will be cool.
Kung walang watermark yan image sa website mo wala tayong pag-uusapan. Mabait ako, madali ako kausap. Ni-link mo naman yung post ko sa blog post so OK lang ako e.
But watermarking an image that does not belong to you is kinda “unethical” don’t you think???
Again, I’m just one tweet or one email away (via my contact page). With that message I’m ending this post.
I made my move.
Your turn now.
All the best,
I have contacted Newsgra.ph folks via their Facebook page yesterday and raised my concern. They have addressed it and they have apologized for the inconvenience. All is good now!