Strange ... our forum posts appearing on this site ...

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devotion10
devotion10 Member Posts: 623 Member
edited January 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Does anyone know what in the world this website is:

http://www.healthboards.org/Forum-colon-and-rectal.html

Our forum posts are being mirrored there. Very weird.

Peace. ~ Cynthia

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  • PatchAdams
    PatchAdams Member Posts: 271
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    log in?

    I tried to log in and then I tried to register (just for the heck of it) and 'administrator had disabled registration at this time'.  Looks like someone stole from this forum to populate a forum they started to make it look more active.   Greta should look into this. 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Thank you!

    This is very interesting and a little worrying. 

    I appreciate you and others who have their eyes peeled.

    I hope someone looks into it.

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Thank you!

    This is very interesting and a little worrying. 

    I appreciate you and others who have their eyes peeled.

    I hope someone looks into it.

    Should we flag this post so

    Should we flag this post so Greta sees it?

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623 Member
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    Nana b said:

    Should we flag this post so

    Should we flag this post so Greta sees it?

    Don't think so Nana b ... I am afraid it might just disappear

    I will write directly to the moderators and encourage others to do as well.

    Peace. ~ Cynthia

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Strange indeed

    From what I have been able to find from the internet it appears that this HealthBoards site is something of a "gatherer".  It seems to gather from other sites to put into a single location...in other words not just from us.  One source indicated over 280 boards have been gathered.

    It is disturbing for sure, but may not be stoppable...remember our posts are part of the public domaine and actually searchable on the net.  Only our Private Messages are really private.

    Worth letting Greta know and let those folks hash out the legalities.

    Marie who loves kitties

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    Strange indeed

    From what I have been able to find from the internet it appears that this HealthBoards site is something of a "gatherer".  It seems to gather from other sites to put into a single location...in other words not just from us.  One source indicated over 280 boards have been gathered.

    It is disturbing for sure, but may not be stoppable...remember our posts are part of the public domaine and actually searchable on the net.  Only our Private Messages are really private.

    Worth letting Greta know and let those folks hash out the legalities.

    Marie who loves kitties

    There are a number of sites which are content aggregators,

    picking up content from other places on the internet.  I think it's probably legit, as all of our posts here are public and searchable.  I believe there is a way to set up a forum like this so that its content is not searchable, which gives members more privacy, but that's up to the site owners.

    As for the PMs...we should all remember that they too may be shared elsewhere by the recipient in an unexpected fashion, so even those need to approached with a certain amount of discretion!

  • PatchAdams
    PatchAdams Member Posts: 271
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    No anonymous posts

    Something that concerns me is that if someone has Google Chrome image search, they can find your anonymous posts here on the forum by searching for like images.  I used Nana B's picture and clicked on 'Search Google with this image' and came up with all her posts on this forum.  Even if you use a pseudonym, if you've posted that picture of yourself on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere  and use it in a private forum sharing detailed info, it can be found by searching for that image. 

    I needed (the free) image search for my work to be able to give credit for any art work or camera work I might use on my work website.