While going through my comment spam this morning, I have discovered a new trick the sploggers are using. Until this week, they would scrape the first paragraph and then (usually) link to the original post on my site. It seems they are now choosing a few random sentences to excerpt. One of the sploggers chose to mirror only my copyright statement.
I think they are trying to get away from the recent trend for bloggers to include a fingerprint of some sort in their posts. The fingerprint can be a unique odd phrase, such as “may I borrow your green pencil cold?” My fingerprint by the way is the hash 7b1d91231a87fb75e0054e886a0dea57. I’m using the Digital Fingerprint plugin.