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    Member undoIT's Avatar
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    This is funnyl! I recently updated the layout on a site I maintain: Themebot.com. There is usually a good amount of traffic on the site daily. I was checking my Google analytics and saw a noticeable amount of traffic coming from a site I didn't recognize. The referring URL is: freeipodsforstudents.co.nr . Decided to check it out. Hmm, something looks familiar

    It is interesting that the site redirects to this other URL: http://boskone.lboro.ac.uk/~masc5/

    Do you want a free iPod? Are you ready to sell your soul? Are you ready to get ripped off? It never ceases to amaze me how many ways people find to rip other people off on the internet. These idiots are ripping people off with the lure of a free iPod while ripping my site off. They used HTTrack Website Copier to scrape the content from my site. All of the images for the layout as well as the favicon and CSS are being leeched directly from my server. Even the Google tracking code!

    Anyways, before I turn on the hotlink protection, just thought I'd post about this, since it is kind of amusing. I'll let it ride for a little while and take it as a compliment that my new layout was good enough to leech off of

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    they're hotlinking your CSS file. make sure to add that to your htaccess

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    When I turn it on, i'm going to use a wildcard for all file types .*

    You can also be selective with the file extensions if you want. I wrote a little tutorial on .htaccess and leeching but didn't go into the details.

    The other option is to adjust my site and swap in some obnoxious images for the ones that are hotlinked. That seems like it will be more fun

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    Uh oh! They have a new banner.

    Check it out: freeipodsforstudents.co.nr

    I wonder how long it will take before they notice that something has gone terribly wrong?

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    LOL

    That's really funny
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    That is amazingly funny.
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    Well, looks like it's gone now. Too bad I missed the laugh.

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    the domain company shut down the domain that they were using to forward to their school's hosting. but you can still visit their site directly:

    http://boskone.lboro.ac.uk/~masc5/

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    LMFFAO, totally awesome
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    Omgosh, that's brilliant.


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