a splog is scraping wordpress art blogs

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  • #172102

    jessicadoyle
    Member

    Is there a way to stop a splog from scraping various art blogs on WordPress.com? Could it’s IP be blocked globally? This is the splog in question:

    http://drawing.unix-fu.org/

    This splog seems to only be scraping wordpress.com Arts related blogs. All the links back to the original authors blogs are misspelled. They have no contact info.

    thanks

    #172507

    sulz
    Member

    a quick search would have shown there are plenty of threads about blog scraping. one such thread:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=4031&page&replies=31#post-143695

    this thread might be relevant as to what you can do about it:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17307&page&replies=24

    #172508

    jessicadoyle
    Member

    Thank you sulz. In my haste I did not search.
    I will read them and add over there hence marking this topic resolved.

    #172511

    raincoaster
    Member

    The whole unix.fu network are scrapers; some people here have managed to contact the owner, who asserts that anyone publishing an RSS feed is giving permission to republish, which, as we all know, is a lie.

    But those people have not provided the other victims with that contact email, nor with the email for his host. Let’s hope they do so soon.

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