WW2Talk linked to 'The Heritage Group'?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by ClankyPencil, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Just wondering what the link is, between WW2Talk and 'The Heritage Group'

    Is 'The Heritage Group' a sister site or affiliation site of WW2Talk?

    Curious as to why new WW2Talk threads end up as 'articles' on their News page as below:-



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  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Good Spot !

    I think we should be told !
  3. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    Yes, a direct lift! I don't want anything I post on WW2 talk to be used without even asking! cheek!
  4. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Even their 'Remembering Today' is the same, and i can't find any reference to WW2Talk on their site or even their links page.

    It's a bit naughty if they are piggy backing off this sites content without permission,
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Never heard of them.
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Intriguing !

    I even found one of my ownpieces there.

  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Looks like they have lifted the RSS feed of this site.

    Will need some investigation.
  9. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    What a bleeding liberty!
  10. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Pretty furious about this seeing some members work on there with no references given - stolen and made to appear as their own content.

    Bloody cheek doesn't begin to cover it.
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList

    The feed is clearly being edited as this thread isn't in it!
  12. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's a South African site, isn't it ?

    I wonder if they'll pinch this link too ?

  13. idler

    idler GeneralList

    You read my mind...
  14. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    It happens a lot, far too much :( For instance, ever notice how many sites get populated out of Wiki by leeching its content, when you do a Google search? No wonder the Net gets populated with fallacies and urban myths when that happens so much!
  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    However vexing it is to see no obvious credit to the original source, there are in fact link-backs to original threads on this forum. They are embedded within the titles of the articles, in the green headers.

    The thread in which I quoted articles from elsewhere has been quoted elsewhere.
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Thank you Paul
  17. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    i like the "please contact us if you wish to copy anything" when you left click!
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  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I bet their website has never had so many hits.

    Suppose we must be flattered by it really.
    At least as D says there are live links to us on the top of each article.
  19. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Like certain websites with have 'Copyright' on images they scan from books where the author owns the private collector. Such antics does my nut in.
  20. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Can they only lift what is publicly on view or can they also access PM's, VM's, etc.?



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