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Just saw this on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Sisters-o ... 2a3d8dd0a8

Someone making money from Being's hard work on the Wiki?
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No, it's from Wikipedia not the Sisters Wiki.

There's a bunch of scam artists who are using scrapers (software that steals content from websites) to automatically grab a load of content from Wikipedia on a million-and-one different subjects, then list them as books on various retail platforms.

If some poor sucker buys one then they send the digital files to a PoD (Print-on-Demand) outlet that prints a single copy of the "book".

Utterly worthless crap.
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... and you don't get a lot of pages for your £19
Well you must know something
'Cos we're dying of admiration here
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abridged wrote:Someone making money from Being's hard work on the Wiki?
Hohoh! At first sight, that was shocking.
BUT, thanks to our Herr Administrator, we now have that video template for the SistersWiki,
so that it will entail ever more editing for anyone who just wants to suck the data in order
to simply turn them into a book for sale (not to mention the large number of pages "Work in Progress") ... :twisted: ...

And for those who want the whole SistersWiki on their own computer, there are in fact programmes
to download websites ... only that the SistersWiki - though no longer the wreck it was - is far from being finished ... :lol: ...
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lazarus corporation wrote:No, it's from Wikipedia not the Sisters Wiki.

There's a bunch of scam artists who are using scrapers (software that steals content from websites) to automatically grab a load of content from Wikipedia on a million-and-one different subjects, then list them as books on various retail platforms.

If some poor sucker buys one then they send the digital files to a PoD (Print-on-Demand) outlet that prints a single copy of the "book".

Utterly worthless crap.
What a poor effort to make money. I hope, nobody busy this crap.
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Uhps but I can't imagine there is enough content on the official wiki mothership for offering some sort of book with 138 pages (except with xxl font size lol)
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DocSommer wrote:Uhps but I can't imagine there is enough content on the official wiki mothership for offering some sort of book with 138 pages (except with xxl font size lol)
universal breakdown of all known wikipedia content* = 65% knowledge common amongst existing afficionados of given subject; 18% inaccuracies and errors;12% unsupported information requiring citations; 5% disambiguation.





* source ="the Forever-after (unless proven otherwise by someone less scruffy) institute of Approximation, Circumvention and Theoretical hyper-theory, Supposedly." (F.A.C.T.S.) :innocent:
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