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Why? Just... Why?

Posted by Liz Westlake at

For the past few days, the traffic for the shop has looked like this: 

I'd love to say those are hundreds of stitchers, looking for fabulous supplies and charts and such, but it isn't - it's someone (or some company) in Hong Kong scrapping every single possible page in the shop - every possible combination of filters in the supply shop, every single product page, everything. Tens of thousands of hits. Why on earth would someone do this? No idea - it's not a DOS attack, it's too methodical and sustained. The only think I can come up with is someone trying to clone us, but I have no idea why anyone would think that would be a useful enterprise. 

Anyways,  if you see a weird StitchyBox clone on the internet at some point, I guess this is where it was born. I don't have any way to stop them from whatever it is they are doing, so I just have to watch from afar.


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