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    Bots mining ubuntu forums?

    Honestly I'm not sure which forum this should go or if its even relevant;

    but well i was googling around and ran into this supposed "Health Forum" which is just a bunch of post from the Support forums here mined by bots (I can only assume) and reposted. the forums link is http://www.naijafinder.com/forums/50-Health-Forum but I wouldnt recommend anybody checking it out as it is a bit shady, so i uploaded a picture:
    healthforums.jpg

    No clue why they would bother, except may be to spoof google search hits or something.
    Last edited by CharlesA; June 27th, 2013 at 07:54 AM. Reason: snipped URL to prevent more hits for them.

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    Re: Bots mining ubuntu forums?

    There are quite a few sites that scrape our content and the content of other forums. I know it's been brought to our attention on more than one occasion, but I do not believe there is much we can do to prevent it.
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    Re: Bots mining ubuntu forums?

    well, as far as I know, im pretty sure their indexing the wrong forum if they want "health" threads...
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    Re: Bots mining ubuntu forums?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    well, as far as I know, im pretty sure their indexing the wrong forum if they want "health" threads...
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    Re: Bots mining ubuntu forums?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    if questions like "how do i copy files from my windows partition?" can help cure cancer or athlete's foot, i'm all for it.
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