#251 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Okay, ready for something pretty cool? I was looking for more pages, but couldn't find any, they covered up their tracks. Well google cached remembers ALL!

Before....
After

#252 Posted by Winternet (8053 posts) -
@sexytoad said:

Okay, ready for something pretty cool? I was looking for more pages, but couldn't find any, they covered up their tracks. Well google cached remembers ALL!

INVESTIGATION TEAM GO!!!!

#253 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@winternet: I'm not sure if you saw those pictures up there^

Giant Bomb messed up the formatting, so I was fixing them.

#254 Posted by hydrotherion (53 posts) -

We need black frost.:)

#255 Posted by Winternet (8053 posts) -

Ghoul will help us.

@sexytoad: Oh, I see it now.

#256 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

There are alot of pages that were changed. If you view Gamewise's companies pages, most of the companies have no description. After viewing the cached version, nearly all of the companies have some ripped content.

Edit: Look here

#257 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

I wonder if the whole "the Internet is awful" bit at the beginning of that Impire quick look is related to this, or just some other stupid crap.

#258 Edited by smashed_pumpkins (47 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/plagiarism/3015-7446/

Seems like they did not steal the concept pages

#259 Posted by Sanity (1944 posts) -

This stuffs really dirty... Hope something gets done about it.

#260 Posted by Apathylad (3067 posts) -

Wow. Crazy stuff all around. I found it strange that a Huffington Post article plugged some video game site I never even heard of.

#261 Posted by Jothel (936 posts) -

Oh dirty internet business, you so dirty

#262 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Has anyone shot huffing a post about the dude having connections to a site that has stolen content?

#263 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

I sent him a tweet.

#264 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Not him. The site it's self.

Also put in gamewise into twitter and hit search. People are starting to notice.

#265 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/plagiarism/3015-7446/

Seems like they did not steal the concept pages

Or maybe they just appreciate the meta-irony.

#266 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Oh, sorry I misread your post. I'll look at the site and see if I can find some sort of contact information.

#267 Posted by BillyTheKid (486 posts) -

Wow, they already cleaned it up. Still really stupid that they thought they could just take it. I mean if they were русский then it would be ok.

#268 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Okay, I've contacted Huffington post about the article and the writer, Drew Hendricks.

#269 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Their site is so ugly and cluttered. Way for much information poorly organized.

#270 Posted by dungbootle (2428 posts) -

Crack down on these jerks.

#271 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Seems someone posted about this on reddit: http://t.co/DCa0ylCkhy

#272 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

Seems someone posted about this on reddit: http://t.co/DCa0ylCkhy

Let the reddits know to look at stuff in cached version.

#273 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Sure, I'll add a link the cached site and to some screenshots.

#274 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1501 posts) -

Good job investigation team! They clearly did not know who they were f-ing with.

#275 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Totalbiscuit:

Beware of Gamewise, a site that would appear to be ripping game info en-masse from other sites without permission - http://bit.ly/YJJba6

https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/305171015737159681

#276 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Totalbiscuit:

Beware of Gamewise, a site that would appear to be ripping game info en-masse from other sites without permission - http://bit.ly/YJJba6

https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/305171015737159681

That will get this some big attention

#277 Edited by Cowmeat (142 posts) -

@lordandrew: Ha of course TB mentioned something about it. That dude mentions Giantbomb at least once a month. It's cool he's getting the word out about Gamewise.

#278 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@lordandrew said:

Totalbiscuit:

Beware of Gamewise, a site that would appear to be ripping game info en-masse from other sites without permission - http://bit.ly/YJJba6

https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/305171015737159681

That will get this some big attention

This is pretty great, I'm sure his 160,000 followers can draw attention.

#279 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

Who do these bastards think they are? Russian?

#280 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@lordandrew said:

Totalbiscuit:

Beware of Gamewise, a site that would appear to be ripping game info en-masse from other sites without permission - http://bit.ly/YJJba6

https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/305171015737159681

That will get this some big attention

This is pretty great, I'm sure his 160,000 followers can draw attention.

Stop talking to

MasterVG71782

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

It is a gamewise admin.

#281 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -
#282 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

https://twitter.com/MasterVG71782

Is blaming it all on users.

#283 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: His name showed up on several pages that were changed.

Hes an admin of the website. Check his twitter account. Hes blaming it on users.

#285 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: I have tweeted back two images that proves that the process is automated, it couldn't be the users. I have several more pics like those.

#286 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: I have tweeted back two images that proves that the process is automated, it couldn't be the users. I have several more pics like those.

Do not send any more. Leave him alone he is making an idiot of himself. Even admitting that the site had poor ways to checking for copied information

#287 Posted by Regals (23 posts) -

Ugh. Everything about this is just gross. It's such a sloppy and obvious plagiarism job too. Ugh.

#289 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

#290 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

Wow thats just stupid. But I still find it hard to buy. That they did not notice someone throwing up page after page of information that fast...with no records at all.

#291 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

Wow thats just stupid. But I still find it hard to buy. That they did not notice someone throwing up page after page of information that fast...with no records at all.

Also the pages I've found had lists from Giant Bomb that were compressed together. I found around 7+, I doubt a user did this and forgot to add spaces or click enter.

#292 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

Wow thats just stupid. But I still find it hard to buy. That they did not notice someone throwing up page after page of information that fast...with no records at all.

Also the pages I've found had lists from Giant Bomb that were compressed together. I found around 7+, I doubt a user did this and forgot to add spaces or click enter.

Talking to this dude hurts my head...I am done talking to him. I am sure @snide will sort it out.

#293 Edited by NakAttack (1292 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

Wow thats just stupid. But I still find it hard to buy. That they did not notice someone throwing up page after page of information that fast...with no records at all.

Also the pages I've found had lists from Giant Bomb that were compressed together. I found around 7+, I doubt a user did this and forgot to add spaces or click enter.

I have proof of that also.

#294 Edited by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

@nakattack: Nice, I took screen shots of it, in case they are going to edit the page. (Which they are most likely are going to do.)

#296 Posted by NakAttack (1292 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@nakattack: Nice, I took screen shots of it, in case they are going to edit the page. (Which they are most likely are going to do.)

same here

#297 Edited by CastroCasper (1306 posts) -

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@sexytoad said:

@the_laughing_man: There is no approval process for submissions. Any edits by any user, will appear live.

Wow thats just stupid. But I still find it hard to buy. That they did not notice someone throwing up page after page of information that fast...with no records at all.

Also the pages I've found had lists from Giant Bomb that were compressed together. I found around 7+, I doubt a user did this and forgot to add spaces or click enter.

Well what about how this all started? With the original post saying that the developers on a specific page who didn't have pictures had a giant bomb logo as a pic. It could mean that just an overzealous GB user added those as a weird way to promote Giant Bomb, however couldn't it also mean that they pulled pictures from here of the developers? As in the ones that are normally blank here, have a GB logo as default on other sites?

I would think if it was a user adding stuff, if they didn't have a picture they would just leave it blank, not put up another companies logo.

#298 Posted by ZombiePie (5746 posts) -

I think we should create Gamewise accounts and go from there as to what we do on the site.

Moderator
#299 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

Sorry McElroy, but some sites deserve to be adblocked...

#300 Posted by MasterVG71782 (7 posts) -

Twitter is acting up on me, so I created an account here. Before Gamewise went live, there was a period where only a handful of people created content. After that, it went into a beta period where it was opened up to about 30-40 people. During these two periods, there was no point system and everything was done under anonymity, so there was no way to know who added content to the site. Note that this beta period was when I joined and towards the end is when I became an admin. It seems that this period is when most of this content was added.

The site went live a few months ago and certain systems were put into place, like the point system you see now, as well as a section for admins to monitor content. Points are given for anything you do to the site, even going through content already there and adding links. Not everyone who added content before are still with the site; in fact, I don't think anyone besides 1 or 2 are still there. With a focus on adding new content, there was no real way to go back through tens of thousands of entities and seeing what was copied or not without wasting a lot of time.

I hate plagiarism as much as anyone, as I have had content stolen from guides I have written for GameFAQs years ago. There's no real way to really know who added that content. Now that it has been brought to our attention, it is being removed whether you believe it's "being hidden" or not. It is a lot of time wasted indeed going back through all of the content, looking to see if it was copied, then removing/editing it if it is. I'm putting my own time away from my own projects on the site to do this.