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Thursday, September 04, 2003
Matthew Yglesias has been assimilated into the nameless bloggers' pool known as TAPped. There are several possible avenues for protest:

1. Boycott TAPped until they attribute posts;
2. A massive e-mail campaign (tapped at prospect dot org; Will Baude has a nice form letter that you can alter to your heart's content);
3. Replace the "Fair and Balanced" on the template with "TAPped Attribution Now!", "Free Matt Yglesias!", or a similar sentiment;
4. For those of us who don't want to boycott TAPped, the find-the-Matt-post game. For instance, I think that "Curiouser and Curiouser" is a MY post; but "Not Too Late to Fail" probably isn't (unless it were edited to camouflage writing style). Google domain searches can be an asset in this quest; unusual turns of phrases can be searched for on [joke]I wonder if Don Foster, the man who helped identify the Unabomber and proved that Shakespeare did write an unattributed funeral elegy, would be willing to help.[/joke]

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