Post pirating or affiliation?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by n9352527, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. n9352527

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    I've just found out a post in a forum using my id, which I don't remember ever made and never joined. I do remember vaguely that I made a similar post in this forum. The threads are virtually identical, sans the eliminiation of posts made my another member of this forum (beenthere).

    Have a look at:

    http://www.seekic.com/forum/7_Datas...racterizing_P_channel_MOSFET__VGSVDS_IDS.html

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=16025&highlight=gate+mosfet+vgs

    Is this a case of thread pirating or is that site in any way related to AAC?
     
  2. loosewire

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    I see your other forum as a little dry . This forum is vibrate with discussion
    and information on same or near same electronics subject.Theory,more give
    and take is there is to subject matter and more posting from more members and
    opinion. So come over to stand your ground and make your case. Thanks for your opinion.
     
  3. beenthere

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    No, that site is entirely separate from us.

    You might want to contact the administration of that board to let them know if you feel it's a problem. Are there more than that one post under your user ID?
     
  4. n9352527

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    I haven't checked, and I don't think I'm going to. It's not a big deal. A screen id is just that, an id. I do not attach that much importance to it. There are certainly other people using the same id as mine out there.

    I guess there are many people out there that will do anything to increase the rating of their site, anyway they can. Including copying the content of other forums. One thing I don't understand is why copy the user id? Is user id being considered in SEO? And not just content?

    Umm. :confused:
     
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  5. GetDeviceInfo

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    I see that quite a few so called 'forums' copy and paste commentary into thier sites. I'm sure the reason being to add an impression of popularity, if not only for search engines.

    I't's plagerism at best, and furiating when someone is trying to do useful research when you really don't know where the original poster of a thread is actually active. Of course these sites that practice this, typically have low visitation.
     
  6. beenthere

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    I suppose you could see if you can log onto the site. If so, you can post up crank opinions and get thrown off, thus ending the plagiarism.
     
  7. Wendy

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    Sorry guys, that account name is taken. :D
     
  8. n9352527

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    How would I know the password? :D

    If they also have my password or my email address from AAC, then that would be a security breach, wouldn't it?
     
  9. Wendy

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    I was talking about the other site, if they created an account with your avitar and user ID, not too much you can do there.
     
  10. n9352527

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    True. Nothing, except complaining to them. And I don't think they will respond satisfactorily. It's not like they have any strict rules on plagiarism (or integrity for that matter).
     
  11. THE_RB

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    Google for "forum bot software auto post auto register".

    There are software packages out there that;
    1. register lots of accts on lots of forums
    2. troll the internet for anything containing keywords (like nightrider LED)
    3. create fake posts where they copy text from source A to forum B
     
  12. beenthere

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  13. Dave

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    I can assure you no-one has access to your details and we would never give them out to anyone. My assumption is that this is possibly some sort of replication of the posts here at AAC, done for whatever reason.

    Dave
     
  14. Dave

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    In fact I now convinced of that. Have a look at the forum homepage:http://www.seekic.com/Forum/

    The have a forum called General Electronics Chat (sound familiar), with the description:

    Dave
     
  15. cumesoftware

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    Probably it is an automated forum. You shouldn't worry.

    In fact, it is good for backups! (It will be our backup forum) :D:D:D
     
  16. Dave

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    Lol, that's true. I'm sure you're on there too CS!

    One thing I did notice from browsing that forum was that posts made by admin or mods were strangely missing (that is a lot of posts, btw!). So some of the threads made little sense as large parts of the discussion were missing.

    Dave
     
  17. cumesoftware

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    Indeed, I'm there too. But luckily, none of my projects are posted there.
     
  18. Dave

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    That's true. They seem to have only take a select few forums, for whatever reason.

    Off-Topic: Just been looking at your picture album for the "Unus" project - looks like it is coming on well, and it's nice to be able to put a face to the name :)

    Dave
     
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