TabletQuestions.com getting all of our information (email addresses, and newsgroup posts)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jonathan Yaniv- Windows Live Butterfly Expert, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. I don't really like how this site "TabletQuestions.com" gets a copy on their
    website of everything that it posted in this newsgroup, and they don't say
    anywhere on their site that the data came from Microsoft Community forums,
    they claim it as their own.

    http://www.tabletquestions.com/windows-vista/

    They should at least say it comes from
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.general

    What does everyone else think about this??

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    Thank you,

    Have a nice day,

    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows LiveT Butterfly Expert
     
    Jonathan Yaniv- Windows Live Butterfly Expert, Oct 20, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Many web forums slurp/feed off the microsoft newsservers. It's quite common
    and has been going on for years. Whether or not anyone likes it is
    immaterial as it's not going to stop.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 20, 2007
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  3. Jonathan Yaniv- Windows Live Butterfly Expert

    Val Guest

    Just another slimy way of generating ad revenue on the back of other's
    content. ala blogsp*t.com


    message I don't really like how this site "TabletQuestions.com" gets a copy on their
    website of everything that it posted in this newsgroup, and they don't say
    anywhere on their site that the data came from Microsoft Community forums,
    they claim it as their own.

    http://www.tabletquestions.com/windows-vista/

    They should at least say it comes from
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.general

    What does everyone else think about this??

    --
    Thank you,

    Have a nice day,

    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows LiveT Butterfly Expert
     
    Val, Oct 20, 2007
    #3
  4. You think thats the only one? Check Google Groups, just do a search there
    for your name and you will see it.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 20, 2007
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  5. It isn't just that website. There are way too many websites that port to the
    newsgroups and integrate the messages into their own forums. Trying to
    search for a solution to an error message results in page after page of the
    same thread on many different online forums. Some of these forums even make
    subtle changes to the thread title and don't show the posters name in the
    search links.

    The only advantage I can see to using one of these online forums is that
    they usually have forum moderators and a policy where they can delete all of
    the troll/off topic messages, at least from their own copy of the thread.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Oct 20, 2007
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  6. It's been like that for years now...
     
    Jeffrey Randow, Oct 21, 2007
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