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    Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by FexDS on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:14 pm

    Dear all,

    I am certain you will be all as surprised as I was when I happened upon this "author" on kindle books who has copied and pasted our wiki into a text file and is attempting to sell it on ebay for the outrageous amount of 3.36 pounds.

    Our wiki copyright licence is as follows:

    Contributions to http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/ are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works Non-Commercial 3.0 License. Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works Non-Commercial 3.0 License

    Since this person is clearly infringing on our copyright, I will be sending an infringement notice to Amazon and hope to see this account suspended shortly.

    However, I believe the community would likely like to share their opinions of this in the seller's page so that some poor hollowed soul doesn't fall for this scam.

    Go get 'em.



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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:16 pm

    Indeed get him!


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:20 pm

    Posted, that guys is 100% scumbag.

    Edit: aww says it'll take 2 days to show my review up :| Still I hope we all get on the bike and tell him what we think about him.

    Edit 2: I started a thread on that specific product's forum section too lower down the page. Everyone get posting on that too please happy


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by FexDS on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:29 pm

    Two days for review to show? Dammit Amazon lol.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:30 pm

    I'm just glad my review doesn't need seller approval lol

    it's clean, but scathing.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by berkut on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:32 pm

    Definitely interesting, while i think that this was a deplorable act on the part of the person trying to sell the information, I think that all of you should take it as a compliment that this person thought that the information that you have all contributed to the wiki was impressive enough that it could be commercially feasible to sell silly. Good eye catching this Fex happy.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by FexDS on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:37 pm

    Good idea on the thread Serious!

    On the commercial side: we've been approached about commercializing the wiki numerous times so we knew its attractive. But we don't agree that the work of thousands of peopole should be used by a few to fill their pockets so we have refused every proposal & have no ads on site (the ones you see here when you aren't logged in are forumotion's - we paid to remove them from member view)

    Thanks for the silver lining view tho haha.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Tolvo on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:40 pm

    Woah woah woah, Fex. You are telling me for just such a small price I could own this forum? Why, why that's a steal of a price, how could I not buy it!

    I see a lot of this sort of stuff happen to Deviantart people, it's ridiculous how far scum will sink.
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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by berkut on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:42 pm

    I wasn't suggesting that the information get commercialized, just that it is a representation of how much effort everyone has put into the site. That is surprising that many others have asked about commercializing the site though, I never would have thought!

    Time to go check out Serious' thread.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:43 pm

    Just look as the the player help page and you'll instantly tell it's a copy/paste: http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/New+Player+Help

    I'm appalled anyone would try and make a profit from this community's work (not just the forum, but all the people who have put hard work into the Wiki). And from the "author"'s other works, it looks like he/she has a history of ripping off wikis.

    Personally, I don't mind my work being shared to everyone, but as long as no one undeserving profits from it. Hell I'd even gladly donate my work to From for them to profit from! (Only if said profits all go toward making the next souls game, though!)

    This "author" needs to be exposed.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Emergence on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:44 pm



    Tell it!


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Gravelord hunter on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:48 pm

    sorry guys that was me I'm going through some serious money problems right now. Originaly i tried to sell it for some souls (because BS keep taking mine :'( ) however no buyers so i figured i could sell it on ebay than use the money to buy souls from Greengoblin he has tons to spare (since he has a super secret anti BS fighting style) Im so jelly


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by FexDS on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:49 pm

    It is indeed terrible and this ought to be exposed. I hope Amazon takes swift action but, in the meantime, this person should not get away with selling this so leave dire warnings!

    @BLA1NE, don't worry the very existence of the wiki makes From money. If there was no wiki and forums the community would fragment and wither and the players would resell their games and not care about it. We are doing our part to keep the game active and selling! happy


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:51 pm

    Sure as hell to keep it active for sure!!


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by FexDS on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 pm

    Lol "Tamara Hamptom" is deleting your threads hahahaha.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 pm

    Who's she?


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Tolvo on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:54 pm

    Green, have you never seen the greatest show in the world? Sister Sister?
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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:55 pm

    Well it doesnt sounds familiar to me? Im a workaholic


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:56 pm

    she can't delete the route of the thread which is my first post, that's all that matters silly

    also gob, thats the pen name, she seems to be selling loads of other game things, I bet most of them are ripped off of GameFaqs lol


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:56 pm

    :shock:

    Wow! some people... Make me so mad...... Arrrrggggh.... :x


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Tolvo on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:57 pm

    The hounds, with bees in their mouths, they shoot bees when they bark?

    Better than the Richard Simmons robot if you ask me.
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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by berkut on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:58 pm

    ???????


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:59 pm

    Tolvo wrote:The hounds, with bees in their mouths, they shoot bees when they bark?

    Better than the Richard Simmons robot if you ask me.

    Lol win.

    Hi fellow simpson fan.


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:59 pm

    I ll get it. Does people get away with sucha crime?


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    Re: Unreal: Moron tries to sell the wiki on Amazon

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:03 pm

    Seeing as the money needs to be sent somewhere somehow to her, I hope not.


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