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    Someone has copied one of my posts to another forum

    Posted on the technical forum last week about PMX. Thought I'd search the web to see if anyone had posted anything anywhere else about it, and discovered that a user on another forum (techonce.net) that has copied my entire post virtually word for word with a few of their own additions. Seems very bizarre to me - why would anyone want to do that? (No replies there either! :-) )

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    Was your post a question or a solution? If a solution, I see this all the time; people try to build up a persona online and some of them will claim to be IT pros when in actual fact they just copy and paste their answers from elsewhere online. Seen lots of bad advice given out because of folk like this, they'll post a "solution" to the wrong problem which ends up making matters worse for the OP.

    If yours was a question then I'm stumped - maybe they just wanted someone to talk to!

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    There is some strange people on the interwebs

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    Must have been a good bunch of questions that they wanted answers to as well and posted it somewhere else in hope of getting an answer or reply faster.

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    They might have been asking on that forum to copy a reply back here and seem knowledgeable and rake in that sweet rep.

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    Someone copied one of my posts too.


    Unfortunately it's quite common since it requires very little effort on the plagiarists part and it generates traffic to their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Unfortunately it's quite common since it requires very little effort on the plagiarists part and it generates traffic to their website.
    Cheeky git (him, not you!). Nuke him from orbit, it's the only language they understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Someone copied one of my posts too.


    Unfortunately it's quite common since it requires very little effort on the plagiarists part and it generates traffic to their website.
    Just goes to prove that your posts with all your links / knowledge etc are just pure awesome !!!

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    It was a request for opinions on PMX, which was what made it an odd thing to copy. Not really bothered about plagiarism, but just seemed a strange thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb View Post
    It was a request for opinions on PMX, which was what made it an odd thing to copy.
    TechOnce isn't a proper forum. It looks like all of the content has been automatically scraped from other websites (and not very well at that!).

    If you look at the links under View more random threads, you'll see a lot of threads that have been copied from EduGeek. That fact that usernames like @localzuk, @sonofsanta and @Domino are listed is a dead giveaway.





    I'm not sure what can be done about it? Perhaps @Dos_Box can block TechOnce?

    Last edited by Arthur; 10th February 2014 at 06:58 PM.

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    Doing a Google search for sonofsanta site:techonce.net does bring up a couple of pages of results, but some of the copied posts are oddly garbled, e.g:
    Thanks to sonofsanta from:
    "Have you blocked the report protocol in the GPO setting Google\Google Chrome\Disin a position URL protocol schemes? Chrome can do it by default IIRC, but blocking the report protocol is a security meacertain to stop them browsing the netjob - though permissions should limit the damage there anyway. "

    Original @ Google Chrome - Opening local files
    Have you blocked the file protocol in the GPO setting Google\Google Chrome\Disable URL protocol schemes? Chrome can do it by default IIRC, but blocking the file protocol is a security measure to stop them browsing the network - though permissions should limit the damage there anyway.

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    The plot thins!

    From MDT 2010 Mega Tips and Tricks Collection | System Specialist .NET
    UPDATE: If I get any information from a blog I always mention the source. Since this was a collection of forum posts I didn’t think about it. The original forum posts can be found here: MDT Resources. Excuses to the originating source for not mentioning him in the first place.

    I've found my stuff elsewhere, but I've also freely posted quotes and code written by others that I've found on the web. It's all good. Share away.
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 11th February 2014 at 09:16 AM.

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    Ah but how do we know edugeek is not the culprit stealing posts..... and that sonofsanta and localzuk are actually part of techonce... OOOOOOOO Game changer!!!

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    I take it as read that popular or controversial posts will be bounded about... take it as a compliment! I do when I see one of my moans appear elsewhere... to which I duly oblige by setting up a random account and informing them this exact reply wad posted on EG with the post date...

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    @Arthur at least the fellow who copied your post for his blog has since updated it and referenced your original post.

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