WCCFtech Steals and Plagiarizes Star Wars article from Guru3D.com

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Darkest

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    Haven't they done this sort of thing before?

    There's no excuse for what they're doing, if they want to show Guru3d's data they should simply post a news update that links directly to this website.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh its their style alright. Listen I don't care if they would have used one a snippet of the article or one benchmark chart or something, hey its the web right ? But ripping EVERYTHING ?
     
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    Freaking rather lame.
     

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    Geez, they even left your watermark logos on the images

    EDIT - They have added - 'Image Credit : Guru3d' lol
     
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    Pff came here to read it not there :D. That site never gave me the impression of something above rumours & click bait.
     
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    oh, they linked to the article. wrap it all up then, nothing to see here. its perfectly fine. copying the whole article verbatim doesnt matter, cos theres a link!

    theyve never heard the term 'professionalism' have they? how about 'journalistic integrity'? cant expect too much from these folks
     
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    What to expect from an click bait site?They deserve nothing,pk noobs.

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    They're insinuating to users in the comments section that you're fine with what they're doing. Which is of course not true, pretty messed up. They're making an already bad reputation worse, it's a shame there wasn't more we could do to shut this sort of thing down.
     
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    Shame they didn't hotlink the images, could have switched them to pr0n
     

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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Yeah, they've done it before but taking content from guru3d and masquerading as its your own isn't so flattering.

    But many people use guru3d as resource for answers and optimization so it's no big deal.

    As the slang goes " it's your DJ favorite DJ"
     
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    WCCftech are good at rumor. /thatsit.
     
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    ^you from that site?
    Edit that was not directed at you, that post is gone.
     
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    I responded on the forum and stated (politely) that them taking HH's content lacked professionalism, and that they were using without his permission after he had requested they remove it. Mostly in hope that some of the less informed users would stop using the site. Unlikely to have an impact, but you never know.

    ...They're now stopping me from responding to posts by forcing moderation approval. Not sure if it's just me or everyone, I suspect there was more than one complaint.
     

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    You have 48 hours to remove this content, you DO NOT have permission
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    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=19995014#post19995014
     
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    I would take the site down if I were in Hilbert's shoes and that would show them not to steal material from him.
     
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    Everyone load your LOICs :D

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