While searching for an answer to a question, I found this post from a search listing:

Controlling tomcat with supervisor

Several hits down, I also found this one, which appears to be stealing its content:


The top answer, all the wording, even tags and "related questions" are lifted blatantly off a stack exchange site.

Where do I report this kind of abuse?

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  • Normally mSO because it gets scanned more frequently, but here works too. It looks like their site is basically scraping Server Fault - I'll pass the report along to them what does the clobbering :) – voretaq7 Jun 11 '13 at 15:51
  • Looks like it is indeed scraping ...for higher search engine rank perhaps? – Nathan C Jun 11 '13 at 16:24

Apparently we have an official mSO thread for this

I'll scan through and if these guys are new I'll add 'em

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Isn't this kind of this actually entirely legal as the whole of SE is Creative Commons?

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    i think they may still be violating the clause about attributing credit back to the original authors. – Conrad.Dean Jun 11 '13 at 16:10
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    erm...yep, that sounds about right, good point, well made – Chopper3 Jun 11 '13 at 16:11
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    "user contributions licensed under cc-wiki with attribution required" (but that is all the way at the bottom of the ever-growing footer-of-doom) – voretaq7 Jun 11 '13 at 16:20
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    on the journey down : "Whoa, there's a site about bikes? nice!" – Conrad.Dean Jun 11 '13 at 16:32
  • That site hasn't done attribution properly. They don't link back to SF in any way. – Michael Hampton Jun 11 '13 at 17:14

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