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Scrapping vs Scraping

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by openaidbh, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. openaidbh

    openaidbh BANNED BANNED

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    Okay guys, RANT TIME :D
    So I've noticed that a lot of people have been doing this lately. For some reason, it has become all too common for people to use the term "scrap" or "scrapping" to refer to scraping.
    ONE DOES NOT SCRAP DATA.
    ONE SCRAPES DATA.

    These are two very different words with very different meanings

    I am a programmer that, among other things, builds SCRAPERS... that SCRAPE.
    Ask me for a scrapper, I'll happily take your $75 and then I will deliver this: [​IMG]



    Ask for a scraper, and you'll get a program that harvests data from the web (in other words, scrapes) and you'll be very happy.

    Normally I'm not the type to go off like this, but it has been happening for years and I can no longer contain my disappointment and frustration.
    If you use the term "scrapping" or "scrap" to refer to the act of programmatically gathering data from web sites after reading this post, you are a moron. Use the correct term, or get the fuck out of the way.


    To end things on a lighter note, here's a meme:

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  2. veheme

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    Fine. I'll give you $75 and you'll deliver that scrapper to me so I can sell it for $10k. Deal?
     
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  3. Retsam5

    Retsam5 Junior Member

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    I came here to say this.
     
  4. openaidbh

    openaidbh BANNED BANNED

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    I might just send you a redneck that collects metal with the intent of selling it. Would you prefer Cleetus to be delivered by UPS or FedEx?
     
  5. Irukichan

    Irukichan Registered Member

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    While I understand your frustration, you need to remember that many of our members are from the international community and struggle with some of the technicalities of the English language. It doesn't mean that they are a moron by any stretch. I get the same angry twitch whenever I see someone mix up "their/there/they're" but I always remind myself of all the times I fucked up in my foreign language classes and restrain myself.
     
  6. openaidbh

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    Well, I did say "after reading this post". Even in native speakers, I understand the confusion if you've never seen the correct term. However, if you read this and still use the incorrect term, you either A) don't have the ability to learn, and thus are a moron, or B) will continue using it just to piss off any programmers you encounter- and in IM, wanting programmers to resent you also makes you... a moron!

    As far as the they're/their/there (and other simple grammatical missteps), I'm totally with you but every time I'm about to correct someone, if they're a native speaker and still using the wrong term then they are beyond help.
     
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