Hello again, Pipstradamus,
Ok - well, in spite of no acknowledgement of or reply to my post immediately above, I’ll still take you at face value and mention that about twice a week I report such posts to the moderators, [I]including in my report the URL of the page/site from which all these stolen articles are taken and pasted in here[/I]. They’re rarely removed from the board.
This is the type of post I’m referring to.
And here’s the web-page on which the article was originally published. Not the best example, but the one on my clipboard as I’ve just reported it again. It’s a small site, but many of these things come from Investopedia and other very well-known resources who might be rather more concerned? “Duplicate content” aside …
That one’s been on the board, here, for some [I]months[/I] since being reported. Apparently nobody wants to remove it (I just reported it again, today - maybe it will be, this time?).
I could list [B][U]20[/U][/B] of these, but to be honest I’m now becoming disillusioned with doing so.
They concern me, and I’m guessing from your comment above, that “Copyright infringement is definitely something we take seriously”, that they must concern you, too?
Sincere apologies if I come across as unduly critical, but I think you’ll excuse my mentioning that it seems to me that [I]the “system” just isn’t working[/I]?
The problem, as I see it, lies not in identifying these things (they stick out like a sore thumb: usually one only has to glance at them to know that the post is probably an article stolen from the web): it lies in the fact that they remain on the board even [B]after[/B] being reported, sometimes on multiple occasions.
As I mentioned above, every single one of [B]this member’s[/B] posts has been stolen and pasted-in from the web (they’re from Investopedia and various other sites.) On the same days that her posts were made in this forum, they were made with the same or a very similar username in various other trading forums all of which removed the posts, the member, or both. Here, they were reported multiple times, but [I]apparently[/I] it was decided to do nothing?
It’s your forum, not mine, obviously, but naturally your observation above that you take breaches of copyright so seriously prompts me to wonder [I][U]why[/U][/I] there seems to be such a glaring disparity between the stated policy (which I applaud) and what actually happens (often nothing at all)?
Again, I’m sorry to trouble you over this. As a forum administrator myself, I do sympathise! I often very politely ask the moderators, in my reports, to be kind enough to let me know what their policy is about this, or whether they want me to stop reporting them, or what; but I’ve [I][U]never once[/U][/I] had a reply from them, in all the time I’ve been a member, so I don’t know what else to do, here.
(For what it’s worth, I’m not alone among the members here in being really interested to learn your views on all of this, when you have time to reply, please?).