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Old 05-21-2018, 04:47 PM
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Another SDMB clone.

https://boards.academicpursuits.us/s...isplay.php?f=2

Another copy of the SDMB.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for reporting it.

I'm already aware of this one and reported it to the admins, so they are aware of it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:37 PM
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Would one of y'all enlighten me? I don't see what the big deal is
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:41 PM
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In this parallel SDMB, I hope I'm funnier and more popular.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:33 AM
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In this parallel SDMB, I hope I'm funnier and more popular.
And better looking.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:19 AM
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Would one of y'all enlighten me? I don't see what the big deal is
They're violating copyright. From the Registration Agreement:

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Old 05-22-2018, 04:23 AM
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Probably would have known that if I'd ever actually read the thing.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:00 PM
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Probably would have known that if I'd ever actually read the thing.
You should. It's a real page-turner.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:17 PM
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"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." I guess it's just so cool to be us.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:34 PM
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They're violating copyright. From the Registration Agreement:
It also has a functional (i.e., you can type in it and submit information) login box that could potentially be used to harvest passwords.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:40 PM
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They're violating copyright. From the Registration Agreement:
Is that on the cloned site?
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:53 PM
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Any idea what the lawyer's letter on behalf of the other SD suits contains?
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:51 PM
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Wow, it really IS the whole site. Not just the boards, but the columns and archives, too.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:09 PM
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Just out of curiosity what would be the purpose of someone cloning our message board? What is the motivation?
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:20 PM
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Just out of curiosity what would be the purpose of someone cloning our message board? What is the motivation?
Usually it's because ads need content to attract visits and page views - and stealing someone else's content to put your ads alongside is easier than creating your own. Except I didn't see any ads on the linked clone site, so it could be something more nefarious, like password harvesting.

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Old 05-22-2018, 04:25 PM
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Is that on the cloned site?
Yup. Word for word exactly as it is here.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:20 PM
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I'm tempted to sign in with a completely fictitious user name and password just to see if it lets me in.

Although on second thought, perhaps that wouldn't be wise.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:00 PM
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I'm tempted to sign in with a completely fictitious user name and password just to see if it lets me in.

Although on second thought, perhaps that wouldn't be wise.
It will tell you the admin has banned your IP if you do. It's going to be real hard to get members if they keep that up.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:19 PM
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You should. It's a real page-turner.
But not nearly as much as Paige Turner.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:27 AM
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I checked out a random thread (something about Jane Goodall in General Questions) and it was 5 years behind. I check another thread to confirm. It showed 2013 posts as the latest posts. Figured if you clone a site you do the whole thing.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:41 AM
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They have cloned the whole thing. See this thread from the clone site. It may be that your display settings are wrong. Set to show from the beginning, and the threads are up to date.


I don't know what they are hoping to achieve by this, though.

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Old 05-23-2018, 11:20 AM
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They have cloned the whole thing. See this thread from the clone site.
Interesting; I never saw an Electronic Mirror Me before. I wonder if their search function has the time-between thingy or not but I am too damn lazy this AM to test it.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:50 AM
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Another SDMB clone.
And I said: Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:39 PM
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It will tell you the admin has banned your IP if you do. It's going to be real hard to get members if they keep that up.
I just got a blank page. I wonder if someone will try to logon here as "phead" (for poophead).
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:58 AM
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This has me very upset! I'm beside myself!
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:12 AM
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Ed Zotti is a member on that site. Very suspicious.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 PM
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It is still up. I would expect Legal Action.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 PM
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His evil twin clone doppelganger.

2nd in command to the True Prince of Darkness tho.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:39 PM
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It is still up. I would expect Legal Action.
Against whom?
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:47 PM
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Against whom?
Who or what ever owns the IP where the clone lives, I would think.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:27 PM
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Is it sporting a mustache?

Evil clones must have mustaches.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
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I think I'm a clone now.
There's always two of me just a-hanging 'round.
I think I'm a clone now,
'cause every pair of genes is a hand-me-down.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:10 PM
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Is it sporting a mustache?

Evil clones must have mustaches.
Evil geniuses have mustaches.
Evil clones have goatees.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:15 PM
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Evil clones have goatees.
I'm glad we got that settled.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:09 PM
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His evil twin clone doppelganger.

2nd in command to the True Prince of Darkness tho.
Wait, how do we tell who's who when we encounter the evil twin doppelgänger of some-"one" who (some claim) is pseudonymous to begin with?

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Old 05-24-2018, 06:53 PM
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:12 PM
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I like you, Pvt. Joker.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:13 PM
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Are you trying to offend me!?
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:18 PM
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How's your sister?
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:34 PM
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How's your sister?
a) You leave my tubesteak out if this thread.

There was a "b" but I thought better of it. Lets just say it involved skulls.

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Old 05-24-2018, 10:48 PM
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ICANN WHOIS says, "The requested top-level domain is not supported; this tool supports all delegated gTLDs contracted with ICANN and their corresponding second level domains.

No domains found."

DomainTools is more helpful.
Domain Name: academicpursuits.us
Registry Domain ID: D60729143-US
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2017-07-27T17:39:17Z
Creation Date: 2017-07-27T17:39:15Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-07-26T23:59:59Z
Registrar: NameCheap, Inc.
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Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6613102107
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: C60729142-US
Registrant Name: Vladimir Lenio
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 4332 Lynn Ogden Lane
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: Beaumont
Registrant State/Province: TX
Registrant Postal Code: 77708
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.2020005895
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Registrant Email: awr0ra1917@mail.ru
Registrant Application Purpose: P1
Registrant Nexus Category: C11
Registry Admin ID: C60729141-US
Admin Name: Vladimir Lenio
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 4332 Lynn Ogden Lane
Admin Street:
Admin Street:
Admin City: Beaumont
Admin State/Province: TX
Admin Postal Code: 77708
Admin Country: US
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Admin Email: awr0ra1917@mail.ru
Registry Tech ID: C60729139-US
Tech Name: Vladimir Lenio
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 4332 Lynn Ogden Lane
Tech Street:
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Tech City: Beaumont
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Tech Postal Code: 77708
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.2020005895
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Name Server: bill.ns.cloudflare.com
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The address looks fictional.

The registrant has a number of websites to his name: https://domainbigdata.com/mail.ru/mj...WW2XJ3rqQ2akLg

Some are dead. One looks scammy. Most I haven't tried. Explore at your own risk.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:53 AM
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How does that work?

Iana says that "neustar" is the TLD manager for .us (Who did it use to be?), but http://whois.nic.neustar doesn't report any information. Where is DomainTools getting the information, and why isn't neustar reporting anything?
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:34 PM
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"Vladimir Lenio"?
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:51 PM
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"Vladimir Lenio"?
I'll warrant that the "Why voting I for Trump" thread is a fake.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:55 PM
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Ah, Vladimir Lenio, leader of the Dyslexik wing of the Communist Party. And Czarcasm was right about the goatee!

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Old 05-25-2018, 01:01 PM
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Ah, Vladimir Lenio, leader of the Dyslexik wing of the Communist Party. And Czarcasm was right about the goatee!
Didn't he use to host the "Russia Tonight Show"?
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:55 PM
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Didn't he use to host the "Russia Tonight Show"?
In Russia the Tonight Show watches you.


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Old 05-28-2018, 06:15 AM
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I think I'm a clone now.
There's always two of me just a-hanging 'round.
I think I'm a clone now,
'cause every pair of genes is a hand-me-down.
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