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WTH?

Valued Member

WTH?

I found ALL of the posts from the mortgage forum (including my own) on another site. I just don't get the point of doing that.

Starting Scores: TU - 577, EQ - 636, pulled on 01/10/12
Current Scores: TU - 679 (02/21/13) EQ - 663 (02/23/13)
Goal Score: Mid-score of 680 by June 2013
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Frequent Contributor

Re: WTH?

Which site?

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Valued Member

Re: WTH?

http://www.qualitybsolutions.com/forum/home-mortgage/

Starting Scores: TU - 577, EQ - 636, pulled on 01/10/12
Current Scores: TU - 679 (02/21/13) EQ - 663 (02/23/13)
Goal Score: Mid-score of 680 by June 2013
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Valued Contributor

Re: WTH?

Wow!
Cards: Orchard Bank ($1100) | Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2500) | Chase Freedom ($1000) | Best Buy ($2500) | Discover It ($1000) | Barclay Rewards ($2500) | Current scores: EX FAKO: 684, CK TU: 649, FICO EQ: 680, FICO TU: 698, FICO EX: 658 Happy Homeowner Since 2/6/13! Smiley Happy Last App: 4/5/13 Gardening until July 2014
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Moderator

Re: WTH?

Well that's interesting, thank you for bringing it up.

 

I'm not certain it's a problem given it's a public forum, but I'll raise the question anyway with the site admins.

Starting Score: EQ 5 561, TU 98 567, EX 2 599 (12/30/11)
Current Score: EQ 5 771, TU 4 758, EX 2 758, EQ 8 795, TU 8 762, EX 8 786 (7/28/17)
Goal Score:    EQ 5 750, TU 4 750, EX 2 750, EQ 8 800, TU 8 Blah, EX 8 800 (01/01/18)


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Valued Contributor

Re: WTH?

It is looks fishy because the username that started the thread and the username of the last post are identical and it is the same username for every post. And that username doesn't appear to be the ones that actually posted. It looks very illegitimate.
Cards: Orchard Bank ($1100) | Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2500) | Chase Freedom ($1000) | Best Buy ($2500) | Discover It ($1000) | Barclay Rewards ($2500) | Current scores: EX FAKO: 684, CK TU: 649, FICO EQ: 680, FICO TU: 698, FICO EX: 658 Happy Homeowner Since 2/6/13! Smiley Happy Last App: 4/5/13 Gardening until July 2014
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Frequent Contributor

Re: WTH?

It does look fishy. I'm actually glad our user names don't show up. I only took a quick look, but it seems like only the initial post, not the replies, are being fed to that board.

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Moderator

Re: WTH?

With each of the threads being surrounded by ads and ad links maybe it is trying to generate click throughs...never seen an actual board with that many ads and ad links.

Message 8 of 15
Moderator

Re: WTH?

It does actually have some if not all of the replies in there, basically prefaced with a * in the message itself.

 

SO10 - I agree, the whole thing appears to be somewhat spurious when it comes to building a forum.

 

Edit: looks like they're scraping the Credit Cards forum as well.

 

 

Starting Score: EQ 5 561, TU 98 567, EX 2 599 (12/30/11)
Current Score: EQ 5 771, TU 4 758, EX 2 758, EQ 8 795, TU 8 762, EX 8 786 (7/28/17)
Goal Score:    EQ 5 750, TU 4 750, EX 2 750, EQ 8 800, TU 8 Blah, EX 8 800 (01/01/18)


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Re: WTH?

Foreign sites do this often, to generate ad clicks. Ive seen several forums mirrored. 

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