Just wanted to let you know that access to the Dogman Sightings map has been temporarily disabled.
The reason for this is because a person, who I will not name, who runs a YouTube channel, I also will not name, has been using the map in a way I find rude and highly disrespectful.
He uses the map in many of his episodes to find stories.
Which is fine in principle. It’s meant to be a public tool.
But when you use someone else’s hard work, why not give them a shout out. Link to their pages, or at least to the map itself!
Isn’t that just common courtesy?
His channel is doing really well too and I’m not trying to sabotage him in any way.
The map was created to spread awareness about these creatures, not for prestige, fame or fortune.
But I worked incredibly hard on the map for five YEARS and I have to stand up for that!
16 hour days, day after day, year after year, googling, searching.
And now I’m using it for my YouTube channel, with credit to all the sites the stories are found at.
I don’t earn anything on any of this. I don’t ask for money from anyone.
I just want credit for my work.
Hopefully the map will be back up as usual within a week or so.