Site copying forum posts

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Markd77, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Markd77

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    2,803
    594
  2. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    5,201
    312
    The guy posting joined the site in June 2010 and has 93,000+ posts.

    It seems the whole site is a collection of other sites material.
     
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    15,815
    282
    It does look that way. The bot is an entity of the name on DownGator of "Free Man". It may be some cheesy way to pump up their forum stats. The threads Free Man has started are in a software section, but none appear to be concerned with any software issues.
     
  4. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    5,201
    312
    The other "members" to the site also have hundreds of posts per day. Many are pirated material
     
  5. Markd77

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    2,803
    594
    Feel free to edit my post so they don't get a free link from here. Maybe it's just an ad scam, trying to get a few dollars from google or whoever.
     
  6. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
    20,764
    2,534
    Most of it seems to be the first post only, with a couple of exceptions.

    It looks like the kind of site you might eventually infected with a Trojan. Don't think I'll go there again, let alone register.
     
  7. GetDeviceInfo

    Senior Member

    Jun 7, 2009
    1,571
    230
    The internet is littered with these kind of sites. It feeds off a shortfall in the Google ranking system, where authentic forum content is given a relatively high wieghting.
     
  8. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    5,201
    312
    I think it is few folks who think they can either jumpstart their forum, or cheat AdSense or some other pay-per-impression ad-revenue based system.
     
  9. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    15,815
    282
    This looks to be a major failing in Google. I can't see how they can monitor sites very effectively, but there also seems to be no mechanism to report outrageous sites like downgtor.com. The page below is the one displayed when you hit the Contact Us button on Google:

    ************************************************************
    Contact Us



    Find on this site:



    Thanks for your interest in Google.

    Help with Google Services

    You can find up-to-date info for all of our services – from Google Web Search and Gmail to Google AdWords and Google AdSense – by visiting the Google Help page. From there, you can navigate to a specific service's help pages and browse through hundreds of commonly asked questions, find answers in a help group, or send us your comments and suggestions.
    Note: If you'd like to remove content from Google's Web Search or Image Search results, please visit our webpage removal request tool.
    Specific Inquiries

    Webmaster InfoValuable resource for those responsible for web pages. • We're HiringSearch or browse our job openings. • AdvertisingSubmit specific questions for AdWords or AdSense. • Business SolutionsEarn more revenue from your site, make corporate search easier. • Enterprise SolutionsSubmit your information request for enterprise solutions. • Business ProposalsSubmit your business proposal to us. • Google PermissionsView our trademark guidelines and trademark complaint procedure. • Security IssuesReport a security issue related to Google's services or systems. • Press CenterPress releases, articles, achievements, requests for speakers, and more. • Sponsorship SupportRead our guidelines for sponsoring groups and causes. Our Address

    Our headquarters are located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
    Google Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    Phone: +1 650-253-0000
    Fax: +1 650-253-0001




    View all of our locations on the Google Offices page.
    ***************************************************************

    Not really interested in problems like this from the categories available.
     
  10. Markd77

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    2,803
    594
  11. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
    20,764
    2,534
    I think I would click on share success. After all, this guy is pretty successful.
     
  12. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    5,201
    312
    Im with you Bill.

    Why dont we click on share success and see if Google Co. will share some of their funding with us.

    We need R&D funding for an important new hobbyist tool that we is/are inventing... You dig?
     
Loading...