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What can be learned from this?
- Forums never change
- Don't try to do a favor for a giant webcomic*
- Don't hire moderators named "Hammer"
*The favor, in case it's not clear, is alerting XKCD to pirating by the latest in a string of scraper sites, which in a fit of over-enthusiasm or naivete, use other people's comics to make a gallery site without permission. This, of course, results in a loss of traffic and merchandise revenue for the site, though some titles are comfortable with it under conditions.
The owner of Seek the Spoon, in correspondence, asserts this activity is covered by "Creative Commons," a creative interpretation if ever there was one. After I pointed out several difficulties in his case, communication went dead.