Website faking posts?

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Oct 9, 2012

Website faking posts? by 3bbb7 at 1:40 AM (417 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. 3bbb7
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    Member 3bbb7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This sounds weird but is this website faking posts to get more results on google?

    Read this. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110804171533AAsaR8r

    Now read this
    http://applefanatic.org/ipod/will-only-getting-installous-slow-down-ipod-touch-t257225.html

    ?????

    The second site completely copied the question and answer with different usernames
     
  2. Ethevion

    Member Ethevion Wannabe Artist

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    Nah, I think it's all the same people asking the exact same question and answering the exact same way on 2 different sites.

    Seriously though, that's weird.
     
  3. Rydian

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    There's sites out there that copy content in order to appear real (either to google, or visitors), so that their ads and such seem more legit.
     
  4. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    I have found a few of my blog post on chinese sites before. Even after deleting them here...
     
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  5. stanleyopar2000

    Member stanleyopar2000 The Official GBATEMP Thread Killer. No Mercy.

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    holy crap...blew my mind..Yahoo might be dispatching spambots
     
  6. WolfSpider

    Member WolfSpider GBAtemp Regular

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    I think there's a forum plugin that will take a Yahoo Answer question and post it on the forum. Which will help the forum gain more members.

    EDIT: I did some research and this forum is certainly using a fake member generator which steals content from Yahoo Answers.
     
  7. Narayan

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    i was gonna report double posting but then it was rydian and bortz. :angry:
    now i'm required to read your names.
     
  8. Crystal the Glaceon

    Member Crystal the Glaceon GBAtemp Inkling™ Squishies~

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    Same here, I have even found my threads on facebook.


    Actually there are few sites out there that copy form GBAtemp all the time, then even leave the links and everything.
     
  9. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    That is messed up.
     
  10. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Well, if you're going to copy from a comedy goldmine, Yahoo Answers is a pretty good choice.
     

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