#101 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

I found a page on their site, with content that I WROTE.

But is it sexy?

#102 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@jams: If you're into young girls :p

#103 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -
#104 Posted by TooWalrus (13136 posts) -

@snide Can we pull a "warriors" and go beat them up?

Of course we can. You know Snide. He's... hardcore.

#105 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@snide Can we pull a "warriors" and go beat them up?

Of course we can. You know Snide. He's... hardcore.

They don't call him Hardcore Dave for nothing.

Also from what I've seen the process seems to be automated. Since a page on Giant Bomb had a list on the oage of the character. On GameWise, there is the same character page, but the list had been bunched up together. So instead of being:

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Human Trees

It became:

PotatoesTomatoesHuman Trees

#107 Posted by PulledaBrad (612 posts) -

Getting a lot of "Page has no content!" messages now.

#108 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@pulledabrad: There are plenty of those. To easily find ripped contents, go to a certain category, then click a random letter. Any page that does have content, as in words under the page's name, then it's likely the page has ripped content. I found several this way,

#109 Posted by probablytuna (3535 posts) -

The article hasn't been updated yet.

#110 Posted by DrewH (5 posts) -

@probablytuna: No kidding? It takes at least 24 hours minimum for updates to happen.

#111 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@drewh: Thanks for updating it though.

#112 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -
#113 Edited by chilibean_3 (1622 posts) -

It takes 24 hours to update a story? That sounds insane! Why is that? Are there just so many people to go through over there?

#114 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@nickl said:

@istealdreams said:

I like that this guy: http://n4g.com/user/home/jarquemclark replied to Deno546 in this n4g topic: http://n4g.com/news/1178760/gamewise-is-the-imdb-of-video-games

and then when looking at his posting history, its 90% links to Gamewise: http://n4g.com/user/comments/jarquemclark/all/1

And then the person that replied to me on the HuffPo says almost word for word the same thing (irony) and they just made their user about 20 min before the response on the n4g page.

Don't forget the part where the guy from the HuffPo comment admitted he read this thread, while it's obvious that an admin was taking down pages as they got mentioned here.

edit: "Brian Berford" made another comment on the article giving 5 examples of non-plagarized content, maybe someone with a HuffPo account should compile him a nice list of some plagarized content.

After spending 30 minutes making one, I posted this:

#115 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@nickl said:

@istealdreams said:

I like that this guy: http://n4g.com/user/home/jarquemclark replied to Deno546 in this n4g topic: http://n4g.com/news/1178760/gamewise-is-the-imdb-of-video-games

and then when looking at his posting history, its 90% links to Gamewise: http://n4g.com/user/comments/jarquemclark/all/1

And then the person that replied to me on the HuffPo says almost word for word the same thing (irony) and they just made their user about 20 min before the response on the n4g page.

Don't forget the part where the guy from the HuffPo comment admitted he read this thread, while it's obvious that an admin was taking down pages as they got mentioned here.

edit: "Brian Berford" made another comment on the article giving 5 examples of non-plagarized content, maybe someone with a HuffPo account should compile him a nice list of some plagarized content.

After spending 30 minutes making one, I posted this:

You sexy motherfucker you.

#116 Posted by Poppduder (460 posts) -

@SexyToad is one of my favourites. He's getting a friend request on XBLA real soon

#117 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I don't think my post got by moderation, but as we saw in this thread, game wise is probably watching. So they "saw" my post.

Also YAY new friend on Xbox live!

#118 Edited by NickL (2246 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

After spending 30 minutes making one, I posted this:

Either I'm bad at looking stuff up or none of those pages exist anymore, looks like they are still spying on this thread.

Screenshot everything!

#119 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Yup, those pages seem gone. I'll post the screenshots up tomorrow since I'm on my phone right now.

#120 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Aaaaand they are even spying on my profile, it seems they've deleted some pages that I took screen shots of, and sent to Dave. I guess I'll just find even MORE and upload them through Dropbox. But for today, I'm going to sleep.

#121 Posted by Skogen (430 posts) -

At least gamebomb.ru is funny. This is just fucked.

#122 Edited by Capum15 (4811 posts) -
@sexytoad said:

Aaaaand they are even spying on my profile, it seems they've deleted some pages that I took screen shots of, and sent to Dave. I guess I'll just find even MORE and upload them through Dropbox. But for today, I'm going to sleep.

Wow. That's...

Wow.

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#123 Posted by Voxus (320 posts) -

Pretty sure now that GB is under CBSi, someone has already probably got a phonecall. Or more likely an email. A strongly worded email.

Also, GERSTMANN.

#124 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

@jams: "seconds later, the girls find out that isn't mud".

#125 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

This is nuts. I think it's time to make a little "courtesy" visit, guys. Preferably with a bunch of knives and baseball bats.

#126 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Strangely my post has not been made on that website.

If you find stuff screen shot it and send it right to @snide

#127 Edited by Porkellain (253 posts) -

UPDATE* Comments on the HuffPost's article are being moderated much quicker than yesterday, but also a lot of comments pro-Gamewise have appeared, much probably Gamewise people with fake accounts. I just replied to a dude who wrote "Hurr durr so what if Gamewise rips content from GB, it's better looking!", it took less than 5 minutes to have it posted.

#128 Posted by zenmastah (876 posts) -

Da fuck is this shit, not only are they stealing content from here but now theyre vetting it with GB users?

Bring on the CBSi lawyers and smoke tha fools!

#129 Edited by megalowho (960 posts) -

Is CBSi legal on this? I hate this shit. Giant Bomb has original content, and the users built up this site's database over a long period of time. The scummy way they're hiding their tracks makes it even worse, especially since it's nearly impossible when they seemingly built their site on the back of this one to begin with.

#130 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Edit: never mind, it's probably a bad idea.

#131 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

It seems that we're able to write articles on Gamewise. Someone should write one containing the evidence we have, (I'm unable to do it until 4)

Dont do that. Dont go harassing their website. You will give GB a bad name.

#132 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

Aaaaand they are even spying on my profile

Sorry, that was me. I thought I was in the taboo section of literotica.

#133 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Meh, fine, it probably won't get passed moderation anyways.

Also if you guys haven't seen this:

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/15/150889/2441262-22.png

http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2441261

This pictures were uploaded on my profile but yet the pages were deleted shortly after.

#134 Posted by Porkellain (253 posts) -

Would be so nice if the staff gave us some updates on the matter. @snide?

#135 Posted by SlashDance (1804 posts) -

Wise : (informal) discerning, enlightened, erudite, informed, intelligent, judicious, knowing, perceptive, politic, prudent, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sage, sapient, sensible, shrewd, sound, understanding, well-advised, well-informed

#136 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

Looks like some motherfuckers came to the wrong neighbourhood...

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#138 Posted by PurpleSpandex (282 posts) -

Don't they have CBSi Legal to work on shit like this now?

#139 Posted by TooWalrus (13136 posts) -

This is nuts. I think it's time to make a little "courtesy" visit, guys. Preferably with a bunch of knives and baseball bats.

Can the baseball bats have nails driven through them?

#140 Posted by Porkellain (253 posts) -

@cloudenvy said:

This is nuts. I think it's time to make a little "courtesy" visit, guys. Preferably with a bunch of knives and baseball bats.

Can the baseball bats have nails driven through them?

Yea man, Boston Bashers for everyone, bring it on!

#142 Posted by corum (18 posts) -

Haha, they've also deleted direct link to their Facebook profile from the bottom of the site. Don't really know why, but that's funny.

#143 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

As someone who cares a lot about this site and tries to contribute to it on a daily basis, this makes me pretty angry. What kind of self-respecting site allows itself to be filled with stolen content? I also really don't like how a lot of this content just disappeared without any mention of it. The fact that many of these pages don't have contributors, and that so much information has been collected so quickly makes me worry that they may have used to Giant Bomb API to pull data from the site wiki, and then violated almost the entire terms of use for it. I don't think this situation is nearly big enough for CBSi legal to get involved, but hopefully we can get this plagiarism scrubbed from their site, and some sort of acknowledgement of where this data came from in the first place.

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#144 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

As someone who cares a lot about this site and tries to contribute to it on a daily basis, this makes me pretty angry. What kind of self-respecting site allows itself to be filled with stolen content? I also really don't like how a lot of this content just disappeared without any mention of it. The fact that many of these pages don't have contributors, and that so much information has been collected so quickly makes me worry that they may have used to Giant Bomb API to pull data from the site wiki, and then violated almost the entire terms of use for it. I don't think this situation is nearly big enough for CBSi legal to get involved, but hopefully we can get this plagiarism scrubbed from their site, and some sort of acknowledgement of where this data came from in the first place.

Im still waiting for the huffing post dude to update his story to let people know they steal wiki info.

#145 Posted by Istealdreams (148 posts) -

So much content has been scrubbed from there lol. Glad that so many screenshots have been taken of evidence. also in case you would like to comment on the their facebook bragging about this exposure, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=426771994067272&id=183356741764123&comment_id=2958346&notif_t=share_reply

#146 Edited by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: We must remember that while he has an obligation to be truthful, he isn't writing directly for us. I know at least a couple of us think his 24 hour thing is unnecessary, but he probably has a lot of other work, and needs to properly research before amending that article.

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#147 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Better be some bombs dropped on them when this is done, hopefully that article will be corrected one way or another too.

#148 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: We must remember that while he has an obligation to be truthful, he isn't writing directly for us. I know at least a couple of us think his 24 hour thing is unnecessary, but he probably has a lot of other work, and needs to properly research before amending that article.

http://gamewise.co/users/31853/MasterVG71782/Contributions


Check that out. That dude (an admin) Is doing crazy amount of editing.

#149 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@gamer_152 said:

@the_laughing_man: We must remember that while he has an obligation to be truthful, he isn't writing directly for us. I know at least a couple of us think his 24 hour thing is unnecessary, but he probably has a lot of other work, and needs to properly research before amending that article.

http://gamewise.co/users/31853/MasterVG71782/Contributions

Check that out. That dude (an admin) Is doing crazy amount of editing.

Are those pages that we know contained stolen content?

Moderator
#150 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@gamer_152 said:

@the_laughing_man: We must remember that while he has an obligation to be truthful, he isn't writing directly for us. I know at least a couple of us think his 24 hour thing is unnecessary, but he probably has a lot of other work, and needs to properly research before amending that article.

http://gamewise.co/users/31853/MasterVG71782/Contributions

Check that out. That dude (an admin) Is doing crazy amount of editing.

Are those pages that we know contained stolen content?

Not 100% sure but thats a huge amount of editing to do in a short time and then just end up with semi empty pages for most of them.