posted by Alex Forster on Sat 15th Mar 2008 05:58
Conversations I use Google a lot to search this site. As of pretty recently, I have been noticing that relevant results have been very frequently coming from any of the following domains: (this, specifically, should probably have a robots.txt file so it doesn't get spidered)

You'll notice that visiting any one of these delivers the OSNews website, without redirecting. That is, does not redirect to It just displays the conversations page. Besides screwing with your google rankings, it confuses the hell out of me. A very simple .htaccess should be able to redirect everything to*
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by Alex Forster on Sat 15th Mar 2008 06:00 UTC
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Oh, and cookies. It screws with cookies.

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by SoloDeveloper on Sun 16th Mar 2008 05:39 UTC
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Now that is just evil that they are stealing the content and not even crediting the site.

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