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What happens when content is copy/pasted on your forum from other forums?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SilverKnight, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    I have a forum and I have been noticing that members are copy/pasting content from other similar niche forums.

    What are the disadvantages to me if I keep letting this happen, especially in terms of SEO?

    Its also really hard to figure out which content is unique and which has been copy/pasted from other forums until I copy the post and paste it in Google.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Delete it, you don't want that content. No need to go crazy about it though, use common sense.
     
  3. HowDoYouKFC

    HowDoYouKFC BANNED BANNED

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    Why would forum members paste someone else's content into your forum?
    I'd be looking at the Members, find out what they are up to, and with half an eye for banning them.
     
  4. No Longer Human

    No Longer Human Registered Member

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    Have an eye on the member.
     
  5. divok

    divok Senior Member

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    you could start a culture where you issue infractions to people for copying content and rather encourage them to link to original article .[Leave a message in bright bold red when you edit op's] , this was a problem for me too , it took me 3-4 months to get people to link to original articles rather than copy paste .