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vacilando.org[edit]

Wikipedia Reflection (Vacilano.Org)
URL http://www.vacilando.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.vacilando.org/index.php?title=Current_events
Rating ?
Details is a live mirror of wikipedia
Contact info Tomas J. Fulopp, tomi (atsign) vacilando.org
Actions *Exchanged email with Mr Fulopp and referred him to Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks#Remote_loading on 21 Jan 2006. He has read it and is aware that remote loading is unacceptable.
  • Continues to run a live mirror as of 4 April 2006, claiming a moral right to do so.
  • Haha! His bot's IP has been blocked, or so it seems! Chris Chan {t|c} 13:12, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Link produces fatal error 15:12, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
  • The sample url no longer works, while the Main Page is still up as a live mirror. Although all of the links "extracted" go to a website(informat.io) does not appear to be up. 01:11, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Vagabond Poet[edit]

  • Albania example above appears to no longer have Wikipedia content 15:16, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

vdmg.com[edit]

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Vwxyz#zipox


VDM Publishing House[edit]

Said Mohammad Ali Jawid, ISBN 9786131474835; METROID-FREDERIC-VANDOME-MCBREWSTER-MILLER; ASPNET Frederic-P-Miller
URL http://www.alphascript-publishing.com/index.php?&act=nav&nav=10042 http://www.betascript-publishing.com/index.php?&act=nav&nav=10042 http://www.fastbooks.de/index.php?&act=nav&nav=13 http://www.emporiumbooks.com.au/
Sample http://www.emporiumbooks.com.au/book/said-mohammad-ali-jawid.do http://www.amazon.com/METROID-FREDERIC-VANDOME-MCBREWSTER-MILLER/dp/6130093691/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302166030&sr=1-7 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/ASPNET/Frederic-P-Miller/e/9786132570130/?itm=1&USRI=ASP+Alphascript
Rating Low
Details States "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" and contains direct copy of the start of the article as a blurb, which is then published online (the creation of the book itself is a separate issue). No links to original article or authors. Claims to be published by imprints of VDM Publishing House and/or authors Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, Mariam T. Tennoe and Susan F. Henssonow, but the article content is still copyrighted. See also emporiumbooks.com.au.
Contact info
Actions

Vegetarian Worldwide[edit]

  • Site: [1]
  • Article: Vegetarianism
    • blatant copy of content [2] == /* Recomended reading */ [3]
    • blatant copy of content [4] == /* Country specific information */
  • No mention of Wikipedia
  • No link to Wikipedia
  • No mention of GFDL
  • Says "Copyright © - Vegetarian-Worldwide.com, All rights reserved. Vegetarian-Worldwide is part of Worldwide-Infomedia Services"

--Mig77(t) 10:52, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Verkata[edit]

Verkata
URL http://wiki.verkata.com/
Sample http://wiki.verkata.com/en/wiki/Time%20in%20Indiana
Rating Low
Details confirmed live mirror with test edit, change appeared immediately. they mention GFDL @ http://wiki.verkata.com/license/ but text is out of date and they don't link back to source (they link only to "http://www.wikipedia.org") and they don't offer anyway to see a list of authors
Contact info
Actions Mentioned in mobile channel in case they want to try to figure out if something's missing from mobilefrontend that would inspire this mirror

vermontreview.com[edit]

  • Site: vermontreview.com
  • Mentions Wikipedia and GFDL in the following way: reproduced with implicit permission from Wikipedia via the GNU Free Documentation License. at the bottom of each page
  • Does not link to articles, history, or GFDL
  • Example: [5] from Beatles, Guitar and Tab
  • No contact info anywhere on the site
  • Seems to generate phrases starting with "B" and pull pages to explain each term
  • 404 page at [6] links to this copyright notice, in blatant violation of the GFDL

veropedia.com[edit]

Veropedia
URL http://www.veropedia.com/
Sample http://www.veropedia.com/docs/faq.php
Rating Medium
Details Has mirrored specific versions of articles from wikipedia,
Includes GFDL verbiage
Links back to wikipedia
Contact info info at veropedia dot com
Actions Contains links back to wikipedia, is hotlinking images.

Does not appear to list article contributors on their site. xaosflux Talk 16:07, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Not compliant as far as I am concerned. No list of contributors, no link back to the forked article or it's history. Says "From Veropedia, based on Wikipedia". I'd be pretty pissed off if an article I'd made major contributions to ended up on the site with this level of attribution. Wikipedia doesn't own the content I write, I do, and I expect to either be credited right there or at the very least a link back to the history at Wikipedia. --kingboyk (talk) 23:42, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
There is a link back to the history, but it's in a somewhat non-obvious place; you have to click on the "Article" button at the top of the page, then select "History", then select "Wikipedia History". Could certainly be more prominently positioned. Bryan Derksen (talk) 18:20, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

vestigatio.com[edit]

  • Site: encyclopedia.vestigatio.com
  • Huge Link farm based on full wikipedia mirror. Each article has google ads.
  • Articles do not link back to Wikipedia
  • Says "©2006 Vestigatio" at the bottom of each page. Trious 09:39, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

VetMer.se[edit]

<VetMer.se>
URL http://www.vetmer.se/
Sample http://www.vetmer.se/täckdike/
Rating Low/None compliance with GFDL
Details Wikipedia is named as source and GDFL-licence is linked. There is no chance of editing the material directly at the site.
Contact info Johan Norén
Actions No actions taken, yet. Wikipedia text is taken down for the moment while studying license. (this text was edited by owner of site)

Videoinside.org[edit]

Videoinside.org
URL http://videoinside.org
Sample http://videoinside.org/show/Willy_Vandersteen
Rating
Details Wikipedia is named as source and GDFL-licence is linked.
Contact info
Actions

Vietnam Wiki[edit]

Vietnam Wiki
URL http://vietnam.yourwiki.net
Sample http://vietnam.yourwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page
Rating High (GFDL 1.3)
Details Wikipedia is named a source and references the licence.
Contact info francisdinh@gmail.com
Actions None.

vi.ki[edit]

ViKi
URL en.vi.ki
Sample http://en.vi.ki/Oblivion_%28roller_coaster%29
Rating "none"
Details Pages lifted directly from Wikipedia, with no attempt of attribution. Even has info-en listed as a contact email!
Contact info [http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools#whois
Actions Warning email #1 sent

Vipstars.us[edit]

vipstars.us
URL http://www.vipstars.us/
Sample http://www.vipstars.us/2007/01/23/penelope-cruz-biography/#more-659
Rating None
Details No mention of WP or GFDL.
Contact info Parwin Shukur, info AT studio.az, +994.552600006 (Azerbaijan)
Actions Site appears to be gone. The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:16, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Virgin Radio[edit]

Virgin Radio
URL www.virginradio.co.uk
Sample www.virginradio.co.uk/music/artists/cliff_richard/biography/
Rating Medium
Details "Biography from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by a professional editor, and recent changes may not show up straight away. See the latest version of this article. Used under licence. Subject to disclaimers." with links to main page, original article, Wikipedia:Copyrights and Wikipedia:General disclaimer all at en:Wikipedia. No obvious mention of GFDL or local copy of it. - "© 1993-2007 Virgin Radio Ltd"
Contact info
Actions

VisualWikipedia or VisWiki[edit]

  • Home: visualwikipedia.com/en/ or viswiki.com/en/
  • Example: visualwikipedia.com/en/Microeconomics or viswiki.com/en/Microeconomics
  • Interesting reformating of articles and related articles
  • Ends with: "The main article content on this page (titled: "Microeconomics") was retrieved on the fly from Wikipedia (i.e., your page access date equals the data retrieval date). All article text on this website (VisualWikipedia.com) derived from Wikipedia, is licenced under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Article images, with the exception of video thumbnails, are entirely from Wikipedia, and their copyrights should follow accordingly. All videos and video thumbnails shown on this site are from YouTube. Other visual/semantic contents are mine. VisualWikipedia is NOT in any way affiliated with Wikimedia Foundation Inc. or any of its associates; in particular, VisualWikipedia.com is a completely separate entity from wikipedia.org with no association with it. VisualWikipedia.com © 2008, 2009 T. Hoshi" with links to Wikipedia and Wikimedia, and to GFDL at gnu.org.
  • No obvious link to original article or to history
  • As claimed, seems to be loading in real time

I just found one of my photos on viswiki that was lifted without attribution from Wikipedia. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Psilocybe.ovoideocystidiata.one.jpg

There is no contact link on viswiki, so I can't complain to them. This theft will not be tolerated! Shroomydan (talk) 05:07, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

VoyageNow.com[edit]

  • Site: VoyageNow.com
  • Does not acknowledge wikipedia authorship, links to wikipedia
  • States that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page (or wikipedia at all)
  • GNU/FDL link does not go to English the text of the GNU/FDL, but to a copy of the Japanese Wikipedia page on the GNU GPL
  • Example: [7] from List of Canadian Ministers of Finance.
  • Contact: securevoyagenow AT voyagenow.com
  • I'm also going after this one, again articles of mine have been copied, leading to particular annoyance. Standard letter sent. David Newton 17:59, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
    • Second standard letter sent. David Newton 00:34, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Example produces "Page not found" 15:23, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
    • Site appears to have removed all Wikipedia material; waiting a little before archiving. The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:23, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

voyager.in[edit]

  • Site: www.voyager.in
  • Site Features wikipedia articles with db hosted on their own server

VSD[edit]

VSD
URL
Sample Print on demand books [8]
Rating Low
Details States "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" and contains direct copy of the start of the article as a blurb, which is then published online (the creation of the book itself is a separate issue). No links to original article or authors. Claims to be published by Bookvika publishing and/or authors Ronald Cohn and Jesse Russell, but the article content is still copyrighted. See also VDM Publishing.
Contact info None
Actions

vsnw.com[edit]

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Vwxyz#zipox www.popstarfan.com

vvikipedia.fr[edit]

  • Site: vvikipedia.fr
  • Example: vvikipedia.fr/ancient.greek.html
  • In French but apears to be translation of old version of Ancient Greek in English rather than copy of fr:Grec ancien in French. Pages have English names.
  • Titled "Wikipedia" withe faint "fork"
  • Ends with "Cette page est basee sur l'article garanti les droits d'auteur 'Ancient Greek' de Wikipedia qu'il est employe sous le permis de documentation de GNU librement. Vous pouvez le redistribuer, in extenso ou modifie, fournissant que vous vous conformez aux limites du GFDL" with link to English GFDL at gnu.org
  • No obvious link to Wikipedia, original article or history

W[edit]

The W2N.net Wikipedia[edit]

The W2N.net Wikipedia
URL http://wiki.w2n.net/
Sample http://wiki.w2n.net/pages/Wikipedia.w2n explains how Jimmy Wales founded The W2N.net Wikipedia
Rating Low/None
Details "The W2N.net Wikipedia powered By The Rozaleenda Group, Inc." lacks GFDL information. Edit links produce script errors. This looks like an edited webscrape, as it reflects recent changes made this minute.
Contact info The Rozaleenda Group, Inc., K304, Binayak Enclave, 59 K C G Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, IN 700050. Admin: Swagato Gangopadhyay contact AT w2n.net 1-206-984-2222. ISP: Defender Technologies Group Llc of Ashburn, VA, USA
Actions None yet taken.

Wa-pedia[edit]

Wa-pedia
URL http://www.wa-pedia.com
Sample http://www.wa-pedia.com/history/edo_period_era.shtml is a copy of the wikipedia article on Edo Period from approximately October 2004.
Rating Low/None
Details
Contact info
Actions None yet taken.


Wacklepedia.com[edit]

The text at the bottom of each article I examined is: "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." (See, for example, James Branch Cabell, a copy of our article ([9]) as it stood at the end of 2003.)

  • Thus, it mentions the GNU FDL license and links to a local copy of it.
  • Each article that I examined does not credit authors, does not link to the Wikipedia article, does not link to the Wikipedia main page, and does not even give the Wikipedia URL in text.
  • An odd feature is that each article has this line near the bottom: "See a correction needed or have another comment? Post it in the Encyclopedia Forum". That forum invites visitors to report article corrections, add more detail, or post new articles, with the promise "We can also list you as a contributor if you wish." The forum was set up last week and has no activity thus far
  • Aside from GFDL compliance, does the Foundation want to make an issue of possible confusing similarity between "Wacklepedia" and the Foundation's trademark "Wikipedia"? There would be a case for requiring this site to use a different name.

The site owner previously created the "Bobby Fischer Chess Page" (now moved to [10]). He was editing Wikipedia articles to add external links to his site -- some appropriate, some not -- but then took to removing other Fischer links and substituting his own. I corresponded with him. He explained that he had misinterpreted the reversions of his initial edits, and promised not to cause any more trouble. Until now he has kept that promise. I'll direct his attention to the compliance requirements he's not meeting. He's edited the external links in a few of our articles to use a "Wacklepedia" URL instead of the "Bobby Fischer Chess Page" one, but I'll leave those links alone for a reasonable time to see whether he brings his site into compliance. JamesMLane 17:42, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The site owner responded very promptly. He said he could easily make each page link to Wikipedia, presumably meaning the Main Page: "That should be easy as it's common code. But linking to every article is going to be quite a bit of re-work. Is there something easier?" I don't know of anything. Can someone more knowledgeable about compliance and coding advise me on what to tell him? JamesMLane 19:36, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Each page now has a javascript end which says "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. This article is from Wikipedia" with links to local GFDL text and to original wikipedia article. Annoyingly, will still turn up on "-wikipedia" searches. --Henrygb 00:38, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

The javascript might be incompatible with some browsers, with the result that, if viewed in Netscape 7.2 for Mac OS X, it fails to visibly credit Wikipedia. 69.140.152.55 (talk) 01:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

WallpaperWeb[edit]

WallpaperWeb
URL http://www.wallpaperweb.org/
Sample http://www.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/babes/natasha-bedingfield.html
Rating Low/None
Details No credit is given to Wikipedia and no mention is made of the Creative Commons license on the Natasha Bedingfield page cited here. No copyright notice appears at all. However, other pages (such as their Avril Lavigne page) do say "Source: en.wikipedia.org" near the end of the material taken from Wikipedia.
Contact info
Actions

Wanabo[edit]

  • Site: wanabo.com
  • Example: http://www.wanabo.com/cities/hillsboro-oregon
  • No mention/link to GFDL
  • No mention of Wikipedia
  • Has copyright notice

Wannago[edit]

Wannago
URL http://www.wannago.org
Sample http://wannago.org/site/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=41&Itemid=75
Rating Low/none
Details Does not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL; claims copyrights.
Contact info support AT wannago.org is listed on the contact page; dsipes AT ipowerweb.com for the host found via WHOIS.
Actions Sent standard boilerplate on Wikipedia:Standard GFDL violation letter to support AT wannago.org

wapedia.mobi[edit]

wapedia.mobi
URL http://wapedia.mobi/en/
Sample http://wapedia.mobi/en/Dollar_sign
Rating Medium
Details compliance

Website:

  • Splits up the articles into many pages. Does not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL except on the last page.
  • On the last page, however, the site correctly references Wikipedia, with links to Wikipedia, local GFDL copy, original article etc.
  • As of 11:01, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Application for android or iOS

  • Article correctly shows the wikipedia footer at the bottom of the page
  • As of 09:58, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Contact info http://wapedia.mobi/en/Special:Feedback
Actions

Warsearch[edit]

Warsearch.com
URL http://www.warsearch.com/
Sample http://www.warsearch.com/topic/Modhir_Ahmed
Rating "Low"
Details Clearly states "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia": looks to be a live mirror, not a copy, and hides the history and other tabs,and things like the Wikipedia footer (woith all licensing info)
Contact info
Actions

Wavesignal[edit]

wavesignal.com
URL http://www.wavesignal.com/index.html
Sample http://www.wavesignal.com/Materials/index.htm
Rating "Low"
Details No mention of wikipedia or the GFDL yet there is clear plagiarism from many physics and materials related articles. In one section describing glass, wiki code has simply been copy and pasted including the double square brackets used for wikilinks (see glass section at http://www.wavesignal.com/Materials/index.htm). In other cases, however, wikilinks have been converted to hyperlinks to appropriate wikipedia articles. Nevertheless, the content reproduced from wikipedia hosted on this website is not acknowledged in any way.
Contact info bob@wavesignal.com
Actions

Web Hosting Glossary[edit]

  • Site: web-hosting-reviewer.com/glossary
  • uses small extracts from a couple dozen technical/Internet related entries
  • link to current version of article
  • link to the GFDL on www.gnu.org

Webster's Online Dictionary- the Rosetta Edition[edit]

  • Site: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org
  • contact point: Editor <webstersedits2 AT hotmail.com>
  • Indicates source is Wikipedia
  • link to local GFDL page, as specified in GFDL, in separate window.
  • "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" present
  • Links to Wikipedia article
  • Does not include a history section listing authors and dates.
  • uses various articles within larger collection
  • the site's general "terms of use" notes the following in several places "Exception: the only terms that apply to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, articles are the ones specified in the GNU FREE DOCUMENTATION LICENSE." Thus exempting Wikipedia content from the site's restrictions.
  • each article links to the following, with copies of GFDL,etc.,: ""Note: The text referenced in the "source," is exempt from any compilation copyright held by this site or the editor, so users can use the text freely under the copyleft GFDL license established by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, which is described in detail below. Any other material having copyright on this page resides with their respective owners."
  • http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/english/F-/F-15+EAGLE.html
  • A republisher of various internet dictionaries and encyclopedias. It does not mention Wikipedia on the front page but it does include "This article is a copy... GFDL" text at the bottom of articles. Probably fine. JesseW 05:59, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)

NB: This is not the same as websters-online-dictionary.org

  • Links to Wikipedia & GFDL
  • Links back to original article

I think we can move to high --Davelane 09:56, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)

GFDL and wikipedia links at bottom of pages depend on Javascript being turned on. They are not in the article source code and so will turn up on Google searches with -wikipedia. --Henrygb 01:55, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Lack of history means medium compliance. Uncle G 12:32, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to New York[edit]

Welcome to New York
URL http://www.welcometonewyork.com.cn/
Sample http://www.welcometonewyork.com.cn/forum/archiver/tid-10501.html
Rating Low
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL. Copying may be limited to chemical elements (sample is Caesium).
Contact info admin@v236.com
Actions None yet taken

what-means.com/encyclopedia/[edit]

What-means.com
URL http://www.what-means.com/encyclopedia/
Sample http://www.what-means.com/encyclopedia/United_States_Constitution
Rating Low
Details States "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License" but links to off-site version. Also, does not include history section or link to Wikipedia article. Also no history given for changes made by them (like removing instances of Wikipedia and replacing with What-means.com). Also has user pages and images.
  • Looks like these scammers have now dropped all real content and consist entirely of Google ads and boilerplate. They are undoubtedly making some money for a while on click-through, because while they had content they got pretty high in the search engine rankings. - Jmabel
Contact info info AT brickshooter.com (whois)
Actions Sent violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 03:01, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Encyclopedia content not visible --Rumping (talk) 11:27, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

why-war.com[edit]

Why-war
URL http://www.why-war.com/encyclopedia/
Sample http://www.why-war.com/encyclopedia/places/Alaska/
Rating Low Medium
Details States comes from Wikipedia, with link though not to original article

The website states it is available under terms of GFDL and attempts to link to the GFDL, but the link is off-site and (now) broken (a good reason to link on-site). Also, there is no included history section or link to the original article, but only the main page.

Contact info website AT why-war.com
Actions Sent violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 03:23, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Nothing changed, though I'm changing this to medium because of the mention of GFDL and Wikipedia. (talk) 22:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

widescale.com[edit]

  • Site: widescale.com
  • No mention/link to GFDL
  • No mention of wikipedia
  • May be fair use, due to it's use of excerpts.

WikiAlpha[edit]

WikiAlpha
URL http://en.wikialpha.org/
Sample
Rating Medium
Details Site officially releases all content into the public domain. However, content copied from Wikipedia is tagged with a license indicating it is used under the Creative Commons license Wikipedia uses.
Contact info
Actions Licensing issues were discussed at AN/I with administrators from WikiAlpha.

Wikibin[edit]

Wikibin
URL http://wikibin.org
Sample http://wikibin.org/articles/paul-bristow.html
Rating
Details Says "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License" with link to GFDL at gnu.org. Seems to contain some deleted Wikipedia articles (in this case see for example [11]), but apart from logos at top no indication of history.
Contact info
Actions

Wikicars[edit]

http://wikicars.org - Uses many Wikipedia articles without attribution. Site is at least GFDL but is not attributing original authors. --kingboyk (talk) 12:21, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Wiki.cn[edit]

Main Page - Wiki.cn
URL http://www.wiki.cn
Sample http://www.wiki.cn/wiki/Biology
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details No GFDL notices or mention of Wikipedia on the pages I saw. Chinese wikipedia mirror that also hosts english language wikipedia files
Contact info Whois reveals contact information is webmaster AT wiki.cn
Actions I have not done anything else but make this report. –Bleh999 09:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Appears to follow GFDL. Bottom of each page links to [12]. I wonder if this is hosted inside China and if it is censored. --Apoc2400 (talk) 14:32, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiChecker[edit]

en.wikichecker
URL http://en.wikichecker.com/article/
Sample http://en.wikichecker.com/article/?a=Talk:Ecumenical%20Patriarch%20of%20Constantinople
Rating N/A
Details N/A
Contact info N/A
Actions N/A

WikiChiro.org / ChiroWiki.org[edit]

Resolved

The following is the website of a proven sockmaster and subject of another SPI who has been indef banned:

WikiChiro.org or ChiroWiki.org
URL http://www.wikichiro.org
Sample Interesting diff. Lists of articles are on the Main page and category + category. See also SpecialPages.
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL.
Details Actively copying many, if not most, chiropractic articles and then "chirofying" them, IOW whitewashing them by removing criticism and making them chiropractic propaganda.
Contact info Unknown, but the administrator is User:Drsjpdc, who edits there under many guises,[13][14][15][16][17][18][19] including this one who edits here as a possible sock who has engaged in votestacking.
Actions None. I'll let Wikimedia's legal department take care of this.
  • Having never done this before, I'm unsure what to do next. This seems like blatant misuse of the hard work of many editors here who have contributed to those articles and kept them NPOV. This is an attempt to create a huge mirror that will be "the premiere site for information about Chiropractic". Since it will be a whitewashed version, it can't be "fair use" by any definition of the term. This obviously deceptive use of material here shouldn't be allowed to occur. -- Brangifer (talk) 05:37, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

[COMMENT] At Wikichiro. we are not "removing all criticism", only that coming from a specific cabal of people who have invaded and taken over the rules of Wikipedia to slander a profession. This group has been the subject of numerous discussions, and their leader is, according to my sources involved in dozens of self-promoting lawsuits around the country designed to abuse the legal system to squelch free speech and the practice of any alternative to drugs and surgery their fearless leader deems quackery. This band is notorious in all Alt med circles. They have in this way perverted wikipedia's purpose and found very creative means of twisting wiki's rules to accomplish their goals. This may well constitute a violation of a permanent federal injunction in place since the late 70's. They also band together to so completely harass anyone who opposes their prejudices that they force them from editing on Wikipedia. Thus, the necessity of Wikichiro and other sites which sincerely try to provide an objective and less overtly prejudiced view of these fields.

For example: In the article on back pain, I tried to provide a reference to the fact that some major studies were done and Published in the British medical journal, in 1990 and 1995 which used Chiropractic adjustments, NOT generic manipulation. I was reverted on the grounds that some study later without Chiropractic involvement (perhaps they used some PT or MD who had a weekend class in manipulation) showed that manipulations had no better result that any other form of therapy. The lame excuse was that I can't use even a landmark published study from 1990 and follow-up from 1995 to modify somthing that uses a newer study. But we are comparing apples and oranges. It's an absurd position. These people have a highly coordinated agenda.

BTW: All articles used from Wikipedia on Wikichiro are fully attributed to Wikipedia. There are other parties who, I also understand, have taken this cabal to your legal department, and are negotiating to avoid federal lawsuits. Those voices, which most vociferously oppose this conspiracy have already been totally banned from Wikipedia. If the management of Wikipedia would undertake to purge itself of this kind of organized and coordinated bullying of serious editors (WHICH really constitutes the worst meatpuppetry!!!, then expert in these fields, could contribute without the endless harassment that these bullies are creating, to drain their time and energy away from improvement of wikipedia knowledge base, then perhaps the whole encyclopedia could benefit, and the world would be the beneficiary. I know it's a long read to get to the crux of this, but please see the talk page at [[20]] if you are truly interested in improving the climate here, and read this garbage, as well as the harassment over the bio at Stephen J. Press BTW: we were advised from a very high level, that we could copy Wikpedia's articles so long as they were properly attributed. Sincerely,
68.239.180.104 (talk) 21:25, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Note that the IP editor above is none other than Stephen J. Press himself, User:Drsjpdc. His conspiracy theory rantings are not only incorrect, they are incorrect because he is siding with and repeating the rantings of an editor who has been indef banned by the Arbitration Committee itself. The rant above constitutes a serious and libelous violation of WP:Battle and WP:BLP. Press is currently the (again, again, again!!) subject of a new SPI (he's already a proven sockmaster) and an ANI thread:
These actions by this editor will be added to the evidence against him there. -- Brangifer (talk) 04:26, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I note that Press did a big no no when he edited my original entry by adding the following link. I'm moving it here with an explanation. He added this link http://www.wikichiro.org/index.php?title=Category:Articles_with_attribution_to_Wikipedia, and it wasn't on any articles I looked at, and I looked at quite a few. That is a category that must have been very new when I wrote the entry above, if it even existed at the time. I doubt that such a notice qualifies as proper attribution, as it doesn't link directly to the original article where the contribution history is located. That's what counts when it comes to attribution. A generic link back to Wikipedia doesn't qualify. -- Brangifer (talk) 05:19, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
The category over there was created on 28Dec. The attribution requirements from Wikipedia are very loose, but IANAL and I have no idea whether this qualifies. - 2/0 (cont.) 20:52, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

A new development: Misuse of the copyrighted term Wikipedia to imply a relationship, and inclusion of WikiChiro links in a copied Wikipedia/Wikimedia template that reinforces that implication:

Brangifer (talk) 06:39, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm a but confused about what the complaint here is about. If they are complying with the GFDL or the CC, (attribution in particular), for example as outlined at [21] then there's nothing we can do. They have the right to re-use our content, modifying it as they see fit, in accordance with the license that content was released under. And any contributor to wikipedia should hopefully know that, since the licensing terms are made clear whenever you edit a page. (And just to make that clear, if you are contributing to wikipedia, you should be aware that provided they comply with the license, anyone can copy content you have create, modify it and re-use it as they see fit whether you like or agree with their changes and be those changes removing criticism or 'whitewashing'.)
If they are not complying with the terms, then someone who made substanial edits to one of their pages they copied may want to pursue them. I doubt you'll get much help from the 'wikimedia legal department', there are unfortunately plenty of violators and the foundation has not yet taken an active interest in pursuing them which given the likely difficulties thereof isn't surprising so expecting them to take care of this is pretty pointless.
At the moment, it sounds like they may be willing to cooperate, so I suggest you discuss with them what you expect if you are not happy with how they are currently attributing, no matter how much you may disagree with their views. If you aren't willing to do that, then I don't see much chance for anything happening.
If they are improperly implying a relationship with wikipedia, then the foundation may be interested in that however if they copied a template it may be simply they haven't yet properly updated the template and so it's unintentional. While that's still wrong and something they need to fix, that sort of stuff tends to happen when others copy our content so in such a case I also doubt the foundation will be interested in it.
Finally if you believe a wikipedian is violating policy here on wikipedia, then that should be handled elsewhere not here.
Nil Einne (talk) 12:56, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Some of this is moot now, since they seem to be making an attempt to attribute things, and the editor involved has been indef banned here. -- Brangifer (talk) 01:59, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

wiki.cypee[edit]

  • Site: wiki.cypee.com
  • Example: wiki.cypee.com/?title=Talk:Trinity

Wikidumper.org[edit]

  • Site: wikidumper.org or wikidumper.blogspot.com
  • Example: wikidumper.blogspot.com/2006/12/mathematics-and-god.html
  • User-submitted editor-selected (Clifford Pickover) Wikipedia articles subject to potential deletion. See for this example Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Mathematics_and_God_(third_nomination) etc.
  • Each article ends similarly to example "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the "Wikipedia article "Mathematics and God". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged." with links to GFDL at gnu.org and to original Wikipedia article (so no history if that was deleted).

Wikien4[edit]

wikien4, the Elmer Fudd Wikipedia
URL http://www.wikien4.appspot.com/
Sample http://www.wikien4.appspot.com/wiki/Jimmy_Wales
Rating Medium
Details All Copyright notices are present
Contact info N/A
Actions Copyright notices present; replaces ads with "Advertisement #"

WikiFocus Books[edit]

WikiFocus Books International
URL http://www.wikifocus.com/
Sample http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10431154-the-hunger-games
Rating Low
Details Appears to be a Betascript imprint. The "books" reprint Wikipedia articles related to a central topic. Includes this disclaimer "WikiFocus Books are collaborative books designed for education on specific subject matter. Our motto is “Collaborative Books for Creative Minds” and it is our mission to provide focused content for both educational and entertainment purposes. We present targeted information on specific subjects which are compiled from online collaborative resources from across the globe. Some text and images contained in this book have been reused and/or repurposed for commercial distribution under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)."
Contact info George Andersen
Actions Compliance with GFDL and Wikipedia's terms should be assessed.

WikiGadugi[edit]

WikiGadugi
URL http://en.wikigadugi.org/wiki/Main_Page
Sample http://en.wikigadugi.org/wiki/Beauty
Rating High
Details Mentions Wikipedia at [22] on every page of the site. The GFDL is mentioned on the site and links to the text of the GFDL License. Each article has a link back to the originating article on the English Wikipedia and full author and edit history. The site also has a link on each page of the wiki linking to the Wikimedia Foundations Donations page asking for contributions to the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia.
Contact info jmerkey AT wolfmountaingroup.com,
Actions None
  • Currently (17:26, 20 September 2007 (UTC)) appears to have no local GFDL (or broken link), and no links to en.wikipedia including nothing to original article.

Wikinfo[edit]

Wikinfo.org
URL http://www.wikinfo.org/
Sample http://www.wikinfo.org/10 Things You Didn't Know About Wikipedia
Rating High
Details Compliance is very good, attribution, licence mentioning and linking, page mentioning and linking, the whole shebang. Common message is: Adapted from the Wikipedia article, "(Page name)" (Page URL), used under the GNU Free Documentation License. The website also used the MediaWiki engine and links to mediawiki.com and mentions the GPL. The site is very similar to wikipedia, modifing most project pages and all the disclaimers to the site, all in compliance with the GDFL. The site itself also uses the GDFL.
Contact info Email site operator at fredbaud@ctelco.net
Actions None apparently needed.

Wiki Ireland[edit]

Wiki Ireland
URL http://www.wiki.ie
Sample http://www.wiki.ie/wiki/Geography_of_Ireland
Rating Medium
Details
  • Mentions Wikipedia as source.
  • Links to the original Wikipedia articles.
  • Links to off-site GFDL; lacks link to local copy.
Contact info cloud (atsign) eircom.net.
Actions
  • First notice sent, requesting addition of links to Wikipedia articles and to a local copy of the GFDL. --Kwekubo 02:15, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Links to GFDL and Wikipedia articles added by site owner. --Cloudie 14:13, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikileasing.com[edit]

Wikileasing.com
URL http://www.wikileasing.com
Sample http://www.wikileasing.com/3/Imperator.html, http://www.wikileasing.com/0/Jupiter.html
Rating Low
Details Without Javascript, link to offsite GFDL, but no link to original article. With Javascript, link to original article is generated. False copyright statement "© 2006 Wikileasing.com".
Contact info andrej.remis AT gmail.com (whois)
Actions
  • I send to whois email contact a standard email. --F. Cosoleto 16:46, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • They say to me: "In a few days we will handle this isseu". --F. Cosoleto 23:16, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • No obvious Wikipedia content remaining--Rumping (talk) 11:35, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikilib[edit]

  • Site: www.wikilib.com (Chinese)
  • Example: en.wikilib.com/wiki/Mathematics
  • No obvious mention of GFDL
  • Wikipedia only wisible in links such as to mirror of Wikipedia:About
  • History links only to most recent edit (typically September 2006) and subsequent local edits made to fork

Wikilove[edit]

Wikilove
URL http://www.wikilove.com/
Sample http://www.wikilove.com/Religious_Views
Rating
Details
Contact info
Actions

Wikimapia[edit]

Wikimapia
URL http://wikimapia.org
Sample http://wikimapia.org/1938447/Wynnewood-PA
Rating Low
Details Mentions Wikipedia and links to original article. No mention of GFDL.
Contact info http://wikimapia.org/forum/
Actions

Wikimirror[edit]

Wikimirror
URL http://www.wikimirror.com
Sample http://www.wikimirror.com/Quadratic
Rating Medium
Details Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL but there is no included history or link to the original article. There is no link to the GFDL. Checked, March 2010, site no longer hosts Wikipedia content
Contact info information AT wikimirror.com, abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions

Wikimiki[edit]

Wikimiki
URL http://www.wikimiki.org
Sample http://copyright.en.wikimiki.org
Rating None
Details No compliance. Evil porn site!
Checked March 2010, site no longer hosts Wikipedia content, now displays: "NOTICE: This domain name expired on 03/09/2010 and is pending renewal or deletion"
Contact info wikimiki.org AT contactprivacy.com, admin AT adpilot.info
Actions Sent standard non-compliance GDFL letter. UPDATE: sent reminder + warning=

WikiMobs[edit]

  • Site: wikimobs.com
  • Example: wikimobs.com/index.php?title=Mathematics
  • Page ends "(C) 2006-2007 wikimobs.com - v0.9 beta Disclaimer : WikiMobs is not affiliated with Wikipedia Foundation. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Wikipedia is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc."
  • No obvious links to Wikipedia, original article, or text of GFDL
  • Intersesting presentation of sections

WikiNASIOC[edit]

  • Site: [23]
  • Example: [24]
  • Contains data from meta:Help:Unified login. I haven't found any problems with Wikipedia content (although the example page from Metawiki seems to be a copyright infringement). I'm not sure if this site should be listed somewhere on Metawiki instead, and if so, where.
  • The site appears not to have been updated since 2008, so Creative Commons licences are irrelevant. GFDL is mentioned, but the Wikimedia source is not mentioned. One revision by User:Bináris was imported and is correctly sourced on the history page. However, this was not the first revision of the Wikipedia page, and earlier revisions are not mentioned at all (as far as I can see). Thus, the history is incomplete (without any link to a complete history), which is why I think that there is a copyright infringement. The second edit on WikiNASIOC (by User:2k2blackwrx) appears to be a local edit; I can't find it on MetaWiki (and the user account is not registered on any Wikimedia project according to Sulutil, although there's a possibility that it might have been renamed in the past few years).
  • Mentions "Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2." but the link goes to an external copy of GFDL 1.3 (!), i.e. wrong version number. Has "Category:Meta-Wiki" (with a red link) but does not mention Wikimedia in any way. Not sure if the category is enough for crediting Wikimedia.

wikipedia.7val.de[edit]

  • Site: http://wikipedia.7val.de/
  • Example: http://wikipedia.7val.de/wiki/Talk:Cadaver

wikipedia.net.pl[edit]

  • Site: www.wikipedia.net.pl
  • Example: www.wikipedia.net.pl/en/wiki/Dollar_sign.html (in English)
  • States: Autorem skryptu AdWiki v0.7 (2007) jest husky83 Licencję na skrypt dla strony WIKIPEDIA.NET.PL posiada blf jest zarejestrowanym znakiem towarowym Wikimedia Foundation Wszystkie materia�y pochodz� z Wikipedii, obi�te s� licencj� GNU Free Documentation License with link to local copy of GFDL in English and to pl.wikipedia.org
  • No obvious link to original article
  • Update, March 2010, site no longer hosts Wikipedia content

Wikipedia On DVD[edit]

Wikipedia On DVD
URL http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/d/w.html
Sample http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/9/r.html, http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/4/a.html
Rating Medium
Details A link to an off-site copy of the GFDL is included in the footer of every page. Wikipedia is mentioned as the source and is linked to, but there's one weird and IMO major problem; every single article I've checked so far links to India as the source article on Wikipedia. This is clearly a result of a bug of some sort, but the fact remains that this means there are no links you can follow to reach the proper author history of the articles (except, of course, for India). Images don't have direct links either, the reader is directed to go to Wikipedia and hunt for the image's attribution there.
Contact info http://www.wikiwix.com/?lang=en&action=contact is the listed contact URL but following it leads to a page that displays the results of a search of Wikipedia for the word "contact". Also presumably a bug of some sort.
Actions None

wikipedikia.org[edit]

wikipedikia.org
URL http://en.wikipedikia.org/wiki/ (other languages work as well)
Sample http://en.wikipedikia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Rating Low
Details The main Wikipedia portal page and the en.wikipedia GFDL article is linked from every page. Also, domain name comes close to typosquatting.
Contact info
Actions None

Wiki.phantis.com[edit]

Main Page - Phantis
URL http://wiki.phantis.com/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://wiki.phantis.com/index.php/Euboea
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details A Wikipedia fork using articles related to Greece. A cursory sample of articles indicates that most were copied from Wikipedia from mid-2005 through 2006 and intended to be edited locally thereafter. No GFDL notices or mention of Wikipedia on the pages I saw.
Contact info E-mail (feedback form): http://www.phantis.com/forms/contact_form.html – Phone number of admin: 610-631-5361 (?) and ISP.(?) – Mailing address: Decision Group, Inc., c/o Phantis, P.O. Box 176, Eagleville, PA 19408, USA
Actions I have not done anything else but make this report. –Blanchette 16:53, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

WikiPilipinas[edit]

WikiPilipinas
URL http://en.wikipilipinas.org/
Sample http://en.wikipilpinas.org/index.php?title=Calamian_Group_of_Islands
Rating "Medium"
Details Most articles attribute the English Wikipedia; but many images don't or have false attributions. (Compare English Wikipedia and Wikipilipinas) Attribution is often incomplete - the articles that do attribute the English Wikipedia merely link to the main page. Almost no copied article links to the original article they were forked from.
Contact info Not given.
Actions English Wikipedia uploaders have started retagging their images. See WT:PINOY#Have you heard of Wikipiniana?.
  • Not found --Rumping (talk) 15:22, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

wikirage[edit]

{{Wikipedia mirror | name = wikirage | url = http://www.wikirage.com/ | sample = http://www.wikirage.com/wiki/Ethiopian_Orthodox_Tewahedo_Church/

wikirun[edit]

Wikirun
URL http://wikirun.com/
Sample http://wikirun.com/Teyba_Erkesso
Rating No compliance with GFDL.
Details Site contains many verbatim copies of Wikipedia articles, but has no attribution of original source or use of GDFL/CC-BY-SA licensing. Examples: Miami MarathonWikirun Wikipedia, Teyba Erkesso Wikirun/Wikipedia, Yuliya Krevsun Wikirun/Wikipedia
Contact info Admin email: ryan at wikirun.com and ISP: registrar.schlund.info.
Actions Sent standard non-compliance of GDFL letter on April 27, 2010. Awaiting response.

WikiTextbook[edit]

WikiTextbook
URL http://wikitextbook.co.uk
Sample http://wikitextbook.co.uk/index.php?title=Cell_structure%2C_tissues_and_organs_%28A_level_Bio%29 from Cell (biology)
Rating Low
Details Link to Wikipedia main page, but no link to original article or GFDL. This is a fork of Wikipedia meant to serve as a series of textbooks to UK schools; the Wikipedia articles have been taken to seed this effort. The owner is aware of Wikibooks and thus far chooses to fork anyway; he believes the interests of UK students can best be served through a separate site.
Contact info wiki AT wikitextbook.co.uk
Actions Owner initiated contact with me, and I have replied noting the problems and providing suggested solutions. Superm401 - Talk 05:59, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikitruth[edit]

Wikitruth
URL
Sample
Rating Medium
Details This is a site for criticizing/parodying Wikipedia. They have a namespace "Uncensored" where they put articles that have been deleted from Wikipedia. They make it clear that the article is from Wikipedia, and now have a proper GFDL notice. They do not host the GFDL on their site. It is also apparently a modified version and they don't link back to Wikipedia or provide page history.
Contact info WIKITRUTH.INFO AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions probably fair use.

wiki-trust[edit]

UCSC Wikipedia Trust Project
URL http://wiki-trust.cse.ucsc.edu/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://wiki-trust.cse.ucsc.edu/index.php/Politics_of_Denmark
Rating full compliance. (Only thing they got wrong is they renamed the entire Wikipedia: namespace "The UCSC Wikipedia Trust Project:" which was a little confusing at first).
GFDL link is to copy at gnu.org. No obvious link back to original article (though history is held). --Rumping (talk) 09:52, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Details Beta test; contains a static copy of Wikipedia from 2007, marked up in order to indicate the level of "trust" or credibility of the content: in a nutshell, material added by edit warriors is highlighted in yellow or orange, and material added by veteran editors who don't engage in revert-wars is displayed in ordinary black-on-white type. Hosted by the University of California at Santa Cruz. Site says that it is affiliated with http://quality.wikimedia.org. Additional documentation can be found at http://trust.cse.ucsc.edu/. Site seems to work only intermittently.
Contact info

University of California
School of Engineering
1156 High Street
Santa Clara, California 95064


Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
281 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
University of California
Berkeley, California 94720-1764

Actions none needed. (however, I think the site is notable, so I have submitted an article.)

wikitude[edit]

Wikitude
URL http://wikitude.com/
Sample
Rating low
Details No visible mention of the GFDL. No credit to contributors (no history link). Only mention of Wikipedia is the fact that the name begins with "wiki."
Contact info celebritypro.com, Woodbine, Maryland 21797-8812
Actions Site seems to work only intermittently.

wiki.unas.cz[edit]

wiki.verkata.com[edit]

  • Site: http://wiki.verkata.com/
  • Example: http://wiki.verkata.com/en/wiki/Talk:Cigarette

wikiverse.org[edit]

  • Site: wikiverse.org
  • Mentions GNU FDL license and links to a local copy of it. Also references the Copyrights section, which is a verbatim copy of Wikipedia:Copyrights (does not mention that wikiverse.org != wikipedia).
  • Articles do not link to Wikipedia, nor acknowledge the article authors.
  • The first page clarifies the site's relationship to Wikipedia: "Wikiverse, an up-to-date high speed static mirror of Wikipedia, a worldwide community of volunteers building an open-content encyclopedia."
  • A person who claims to be responsible for the site has allegedly tried to disrupt the VfD process on a page about Wikiverse, and has responded to some, but not all, concerns about the copyright situation. See [25] and Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Wikiverse.
  • Example: Apple Computer

WikiVotr[edit]

Wikivotr
URL http://wikivotr.com/newarticles.php
Sample http://wikivotr.com/story.php?title=Forced-perspective
Rating "Low"
Details It is clear that the articles are originally from Wikipedia, and the original articles are linked. I could see no further compliance.
Contact info
Actions


Wikivisual[edit]

Wikivisual
URL http://en.wikivisual.com/
Sample http://en.wikivisual.com/index.php/Wikivisual:Mirrors_and_forks
Rating Low/None
Details {{{compliance}}}
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions {{{action}}}

wiki.w2n.net[edit]

  • Site: wiki.w2n.net/
  • Example: wiki.w2n.net/pages/User_talk:Eugene-elgato.w2n

Wikiwak[edit]

Wikiwhat[edit]

  • Site: wikiwhat.com
  • Mentions Wikipedia (no link)
  • Mentions GFDL (no link)
    • Looks empty--Rumping (talk) 15:27, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

wikix.ipupdater.com[edit]

Wikix
URL http://wikix.ipupdater.com/
Sample http://albert-einstein.wikix.ipupdater.com/
Rating Medium
Details Includes "Released under GNU FDL. Uses material from Wikipedia." Wikipedia is linked directly to the article copied; however GNU FDL is an offsite, broken link.
Contact info webmaster AT wikix.ipupdater.com, http://www.ipupdater.com/contactus.php?/dns&PHPSESSID=591bc9fda50dc5ca356f063330e6e0dc (domain contact), User_talk:213.216.196.114? (anon who first updated this entry to say links added)
Actions
  • Standard letter sent by me to contact address: webmaster AT wikix.ipupdater.com. The message bounced. The address is probably invalid. --Fibonacci 03:28, 27 May 2005 (UTC).
  • Reported site to http://www.ipupdater.com/, using the contact form of that page. --Fibonacci 03:17, 30 May 2005 (UTC).
  • Reported it to the webmaster again. Ipupdater apparently hasn't done anything. Superm401 - Talk 00:05, 6 November 2005 (UTC).
  • Never received an answer to my letter. Fibonacci 05:03, 2 December 2005 (UTC).
  • Sent letter asking for on-site GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received reply that "We will correct this issue, but it can take a couple of days, please have patience." He also noted correctly that the copyrights page still recommends an off-site GFDL, which I'm trying to change. Superm401 - Talk 01:00, 24 January 2006 (UTC)


Winentrance.com[edit]

Winentrance
URL http://www.winentrance.com
Sample http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/jockin-arputham.html
Rating high
Details unattributed. Yet the website is copyright asserted
Contact info E-mail: admin@genuineinfotech.com, feedback@winentrance.com, Phone : 91-422-4372678, 2496043
Actions none so far.

Wink[edit]

Wink
URL http://wink.com/
Sample http://wink.com/p/Raul_Julia
Rating Low/None
Details Footer on each page says "Copyright © 2007 Wink Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved." No mention of GFDL. Pages directly link to Wikipedia.
Contact info http://wink.com/feedback/
Actions Send message about GFDL compliance using feedback form. -- Rick Block (talk) 18:07, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Wn.com[edit]

Wokiwiki[edit]

It seems that the site "Wokiwiki" (http://www.zaped.info/) is a "distorted mirror" of Wikipedia. It serves WP articles after arbitrarily replacing a percentage of the words by other vaguely related words, so that the articles look superficially right but are actually nonsense. Since they offer advertising space, my guess is that they are trying to bypass Google filters that eliminate similar pages. See e.g their Iron article. It doesn't seem that WP is being properly attributed on that page. I have been told that this looks like a case of Wikipedia's copyright/license violation (besides potentially damaging WP's reputation). --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 00:28, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

  • This site is still up, serving their intentionally and extensively corrupted version of Wikipedia under the name "Wikipedia" — including a corruped copy of Wikipedia's main page. --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 22:31, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I uploaded a screenshot just in case. --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 22:49, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
    • The URL above now redirects to a site that asks the user to answer a "survey". It looks like a phishing site, and uses javascript in an attempt to prevent the reader from leaving or closing the window, or even exiting the browser. (I had to disable javascript in order to get out of it.) Since I did not answer the "survey" I cannot tell whether the adulterated Wikipedia contents is still being served.
My guess is that they used the adulterated copy of Wikipedia in order to get their site indexed by Google. As a consequence, a Google search under almost any subject will now turn up that site as an alternative hit *distinct from wikipedia*. Now that they have seeded Google's database, they have moved on to their real purpose. (But this is just a layman's guess.) All the best, --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 14:36, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Here is a sample of what Google turns up with the search "germanium Wokiwiki"
Germanium tetrachloride Wokiwiki
Germanium tetrachloride is a colourless aqueous acclimated as an average in the assembly of antiseptic germanium metal. In contempo years, GeCl4 acceptance ...
--Jorge Stolfi (talk) 14:47, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

workfriendly[edit]

  • Site: http://www.workfriendly.net
  • Example: [26] from Albania
  • In XHTML format (seems to include a form with a hidden input field containing a large block of base64-encoded text).
  • Mentions of Mediawiki, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia, GFDL, URL of original article (not visible if viewed on a Macintosh)
  • Unclear whether links work
  • As of 02:38, 8 February 2007 (UTC)~ --Henrygb (updated by 69.140.152.55 (talk), 01:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC))

wordIQ[edit]

  • Sample article: http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Function_(mathematics)
  • States the GNU FDL license the articles are under.
  • Links to the GNU FDL (on FSF site, not local)
  • Acknowledges wikipedia authorship
  • Links to source wikipedia article
  • Links to the wikipedia history as author listing As of 05:23, 21 February 2006 (UTC), every article's history link is to the history of Wikipedia's Main Page.
  • Medium compliance

wordsonline.org[edit]

wordsonline.org
URL http://wordsonline.org/Main_Page
Sample http://wordsonline.org/AbbeY
Rating None
Details
  • No mention of Wikipedia.
  • No mention of GFDL.
  • No linking to the original article.
Contact info
  • info AT infooracle.com (admin; no replies)
  • abuse AT gnax.net (ISP)
Actions Contacted ISP -- WB 01:18, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

World Geography Information[edit]

Has copies of about 25,000 Wikipedia articles; the intention is that they will be edited according to their different policy. Obviously, not a verbatim copy.

  • link to current (or sometimes older) version of article
  • link to GFDL
    • Cannot access--Rumping (talk) 15:31, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Worldheritage.org[edit]

URL [28]
Sample [29]
Rating none
Details no attribution given at all. In fact website footer implies they own copyright to the content
Contact info online only via http://worldheritage.org/Contact
Actions message sent via contact screen

WorldHistory[edit]

  • Site: WorldHistory.com
  • Example: Aleksei Yeliseyev
  • States the GFDL license the articles are under.
  • States that the original article is at wikipedia, gives link to the article on wikipedia
  • Does not have "title page".
    • Example does not work. Wiki may have been removed --Rumping (talk) 15:34, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com[edit]

  • Site: http://www.world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com/default.asp
  • No mention of GFDL.
  • No mention of Wikipedia besides linking the original article.
  • March 23, 2005 is the last main page update.
  • As of 14:00, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • No connection --Rumping (talk) 15:35, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

WorldLingo[edit]

WorldLingo Translations LLC
URL http://translate.dc.gov
Sample http://translate.dc.gov/ma/enwiki/en/Anwar_Choudhury ... it's an old copy of the current Wikipedia article, taken from sometime between May-August 2008.
Rating "Low/None"
Details Articles now say "The original article is from Wikipedia."
Contact info They have an address here: http://translate.dc.gov/en/company/
Actions (none)
WorldLingo
URL http://www.worldlingo.com/
Sample http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Aissawa
Rating "Low/None"
Details Articles now say "The original article is from Wikipedia."
Contact info http://www.worldlingo.com/en/company/
Actions none

World News Network[edit]

World News Network
URL http://*.wn.com
Sample http://article.wn.com/view/2008/02/15/Valentines_Day_grosses_Rs_262_cr_for_flower_sellers/
Rating "Medium"
Details They are routinely using photos (from Commons, as far as I can tell) and crediting them as "GNU/<author>". They seem to be making an honest effort to credit the photo, but don't seem to understand that if they are not GFDL-compliant, then they can't freely reuse these.

They appear to be some sort of syndication thing (supplying a lot of news sites) so these get heavily reused.

Contact info http://forms.wn.com/form/wn-feedback/ is their feedback page.
Actions I left them a note 12 March 2008. - Jmabel
World News Network
URL http://wn.com
Sample wn.com/Merlin_Bartz (Click on "Biography")
Rating Low
Details They copy Wikipedia articles without attributing Wikipedia in any way - or if they do attribute it, they hid the notice so well that I can't find it. As Jmabel noted, "[t]hey appear to be some sort of syndication thing (supplying a lot of news sites) so these get heavily reused."
Contact info They've got a "contact" pop-up link at the bottom of each page.
Actions I left them a note on June 30, 2012. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 12:50, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Resolved: as of July 3, 2012. Thanks! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 05:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

World-of-celebrities.com[edit]

worldsexexplorer.com[edit]

World Visit Guide[edit]

World Wide Web Find[edit]

    • Example simply produces search engine --Rumping (talk) 15:37, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


gooWikipedia[edit]

gooWikipedia
URL http://wpedia.goo.ne.jp/
Sample http://wpedia.goo.ne.jp/enwiki/User:Eugene-elgato (User:Eugene-elgato)
Rating ?
Details Wikipedia mentioned in the headings, but no mentions of CC-BY-SA or GFDL.
Contact info は、エヌ・ティ・ティ レゾナント株式会社 (NTT Resonant Inc.) resofaq@nttr.co.jp
Actions None

wstuff.com[edit]

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Vwxyz#zipox

Wulong for life[edit]

Wulong for life
URL http://www.wulongforlife.com
Sample http://www.wulongforlife.com/premiumwulong_002.htm
Rating "Low/None".
Details Completely plagerizes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolong_tea
Contact info Support AT OkumaTea.com
Actions WMF Notified via OTRS Ticket#: 2006050410003399. added

wikimotorcycles.org[edit]

WikiMotorcycles
URL http://www.wikimotorcycles.org
Sample http://www.wikimotorcycles.org/index.php/Cagiva
Rating None
Details has directly copied Wikipedia articles related to motorcycles with no reference to the source or GFDL. Vigilante attempts (not me) to remove content have resulted in the stolen content restored.
Contact info none
Actions none, no contact info available

WYSIWICKED.com[edit]

WYSIWICKED Encyclopedia
URL http://www.wysiwicked.com/encyclopedia/
Sample
Rating
Details says "extracted from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia" at the top of each article. Specifically mentions the GFDL. No mention of the general disclaimers, however.
Contact info Walrecht

T. Walrecht (domainadminATuniserverD0Tnl)
Pastoor Verhoeffpark 70
Breezand
,1764 GS
NL

Actions none

http://us.wow.com/wiki/Cancer

Wow[edit]

Wow (run by AOL.com?)
URL http://us.wow.com
Sample http://us.wow.com/wiki/Cancer
Rating Low/None
Details Content forking, mentions and links to Wikipedia, states "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply". Uses clickfarm-style google advertising. Provides direct links to WP image files but wikilinks are migrated to their website in order to generate more click revenue
Contact info webform
Actions should be re-educated

Wikishire[edit]

Wikishire
URL http://www.wikishire.co.uk
Sample http://www.wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Main_Page
Rating Low/None
Details Content forking, no mention or link to Wikipedia
Contact info none
Actions none, no contact info available

X[edit]

Xasa[edit]

xdope.com[edit]

xdope.com
URL http://xdope.com
Sample http://xdope.com/Prodi.html
Rating None
Details
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions
  • Emailed request for Wikipedia mention and GFDL notice. --F. Cosoleto 15:36, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Xtrj.org[edit]

Xtrj.org
URL http://www.xtrj.org/
Sample http://xtrj.org/ssm4/turing_machine.htm
Rating Low
Details This is a true Verbatim Copy, but Wikipedia itself did not include a GFDL notice at the time of copying (see Internet Archive). Nevertheless, it is still required.
Contact info chen_huailin AT yahoo.com, huailin AT xtrj.org (whois), abuse AT register.com (host), copyright-complaints AT register.com (host)
Actions
  • Emailed request for GFDL notice to huailin AT xtrj.org. Superm401 - Talk 06:41, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Replied saying "You are right. I will do so per you suggested." Superm401 - Talk 02:57, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Checked the site, there is a very prominent GFDL notice at the top. Links back to article, history, and even to edit page. I don't change the rating because I am just an anonymous coward visiting, and I don't know if there is any protocol to follow. 190.134.22.98 (talk) 16:18, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Y[edit]

yauba[edit]

yauba
URL http://www.yauba.com/
Sample http://www.yauba.com/?q=twitter&target=all
Rating Low
Details Wikipedia article text used at top of page in section "Yauba also knows this about:" there is a mention of Wikipedia and the GFDL licence but no link back to article nor work attribution. Footer says: "Copyright © 2009 Yauba. All Rights Reserved. Portions of results licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License / Wikipedia. " and links to GFDL and to wikipedia homepage.
Contact info Ahmed Hossain CIO < ahmed at yauba dot com >
Actions None. -reported by Paul1337 (talk) 01:02, 17 May 2009 (UTC). In progress, working with them (started when same problem was seen on french wikipedia). Loreleil (talk) 08:31, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

yomi.mobi[edit]

  • Site: http://yomi.mobi/
  • Example: http://yomi.mobi/egate/User_talk:Eugene-elgato/

You Health Questions and Answers[edit]

YouQA
URL http://www.youqa.com/
Sample http://www.youqa.com/diseases-conditions/3154-1-youqa-4.html and http://www.youqa.com/mental-health/2441-youqa-4.html and site should be checked for others
Rating Low/None
Details Claims copyright, no mention that text was taken from Tourette syndrome
Contact info youqa.com AT gmail.com
Actions None. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:04, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

yourencyclopedia.net[edit]

  • I don't know if this web site has already been recorded somewhere in Wikipedia, but I came across an exact copy of a Wikipedia article (although it was an old version, from somewhere down the edit history) as a #1 Google hit. The nasty thing about this site is that our links do work. However, red links are not shown, and if you click on one you are all of a sudden right on a Wikipedia edit page. This is an invitation to vandalize Wikipedia, but I was unable to find an e-mail address. <KF> 00:14, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • This is a mirror of Wikipedia. It mentions the GFDL and Wikipedia once on its main page, but none of the articles have a list of authors or links to the Wikipedia pages. Guanaco 23:52, 2 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • Huh? I just looked at a few articles and they all had this at the bottom of the page, with links: "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia - see source." Hob 00:00, 2004 Sep 3 (UTC)
User:Zanimum moved this to medium from low. I'm not exactly sure why, but I assume because it mentions the GFDL and links to Wikipedia. JesseW 22:47, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The site now has a list of nursing homes. No longer a mirror.--Exarion 17:41, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

yourart.com[edit]

Example: http://www.yourart.com/research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=visual%20arts%20and%20design

-- clearly dynamically fetched, as it reflected edits made only a few seconds ago -- The Anome 13:15, Nov 3, 2004 (UTC)

yamourdotcom[edit]

  • Low compliance if any. (www.yamour.com/evolution/wikipedia.html) Claiming its own right without any reference to GFDL: "This document was realized for educational purposes. You do not have the right to use or copy any of the images ; but You are free to link to this document. In case you want to link to this document for Educational purposes ,please read the term of service at the end of this page." Now feeding back as viral advertisement through its own "term of service" [sic]: "Term of service : In case you want to link to this document for educational reasons : you should also link to the main page [http:// www.yamour.com/]". Reported by Kaihsu 21:32, 27 August 2006 (UTC). No action taken yet.

Still violating and tried to remove this current discussion. Presumed malicious. – Kaihsu 15:12, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Still trying to vandalize this page and wrongly attributing my comments to 5ko. I suggest the person(s) behind yamourdotcom actually read the GNU Free Documentation License carefully before doing anything else on Wikipedia. – Kaihsu 09:48, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, at the time that I write the SEO link-spam is back again in the article (removeing it now). As I am not a frequent editor on the English Wikipedia I believe you should report this behaviour to an administrator. Greetings, --5ko 17:10, 31 August 2006 (UTC)


it's not a dictatorship you can not ban someone if he does not agree with you ,

the link you are talking about does mention the GFDL , and the user 5ko that pretends it's a SEO link apparently is an expert in SEO check this link and you'll see that he is a user in every possible version of wikipedia and have hundreds of links toward his personal site , if this isn't SEO than what is see the link : 5ko many faces i assure you if you ban one more time the user because he simply does not agree with you , both of you will be reported to administration Newww 18:15, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

I suggest you start by learning more about Wikipedia. (1) User accounts in different languages are needed to post interwiki links. (2) The page that you try to link is not relevant for wikipedia readers, comparing to http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org or http://web.archive.org, probably where you took the screenshots. (3) Two days ago the note about GFDL was not there, you added it lately, however you still infringe the GFDL by not publishing the list of all co-authors, not even a link to the page itself and to its history. (4) If these screenshots are so important, we can legally add them here, on Wikipedia, which would be easier for everyone. (5) As it is "your" page, you have some difficulty estimating the relevence of your "work" for the encyclopedia readers : please, leave to the Wikipedia editors do that relevence estimation. --5ko 06:24, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
P.S. I just recieved an amusing letter, seo confession, threats that my user page will be vandalized again, and a job offer from this person, and will post it at User:5ko/Yamour (in French language). I work primarily at Bulgarian Wikipedia where I have done more than 17500 edits mostly on articles and help pages, and 6000 pictures (not counting the +64K edits with my bot). Wikipedia editor since February 2003, I am not surprised that Google knows about me... --5ko 06:24, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I admire your integrity, 5ko. – Kaihsu 10:01, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Case now reported to Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#linkspammer_from_yamour.com. – Kaihsu 14:40, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

See meta:Talk:Spam blacklist#yamour.com -- yamour.com to be blacklisted. --A. B. (talk) 03:48, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Yourlit.com[edit]

Yourlit.com
URL http://www.yourlit.com
Sample http://www.yourlit.com/Fantasy-Novels/The_Curse_of_Chalion.php, http://www.yourlit.com/X-Men-Villains/Fabian_Cortez.php
Rating None
Details At the bottom of each page: "©Yourlit.com All rights reserved"
Contact info
Actions standard email

Yawiki.org[edit]

Yawiki.org
URL http://www.yawiki.org
Sample http://www.yawiki.org/proc/Wiki
Rating High Low/Medium
Details GPDL
Contact info sean beecroft _a t_ hot mail dot com
Actions standard email

Robot Website:

  • This site has been reviewed and tested as OK according to McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • Site advisor's profile is at [31]
  • GFDL compliance is good. They have a clear reference to contributors on a central source page.
I have changed the rating to low/medium. I have searched the site and the only reference to Wikipedia being a source is buried on this page: [32] (which I had to really search for). It may be I couldn't find it, but it wasn't listed elsewhere. For example, on [33], there is no mention of Wikipedia or GFDL (though I does give a somewhat similar license). The Evil Spartan 16:11, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Z[edit]

Zazzle.com[edit]

<name of the webpage> (not url)
URL Zazzle.com
Sample http://www.zazzle.com/product/148013931882947437
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info Technical contact: domains AT zazzle.com
Actions None yet.

zdnet.co.za[edit]

zdnet.co.za
URL http://www.zdnet.co.za/index.html
Sample http://www.zdnet.co.za/m/a/t/Matthew_Brettingham_02b0.html
Rating Medium
Details
  • No links to Wikipedia.
  • No links to the original article.
  • Mentions Wikipedia.
  • Links to local GFDL.
  • Uses Wikipedia as if it was their own site. (logo, About Wikipedia, etc.)
  • Uses static HTML, which should not be used for mirroring.
  • Contains the cryptic statement at the bottom, "The Encyclopedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc."
Contact info
  • rmckay AT hotmail.com (admin; Mr. Russell McKay)
  • abuse AT pwebtech.com (ISP)
Actions None. -- WB 06:00, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Contacted site owner with copyright notice Tawker 06:40, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

zipox[edit]

Zipox.com Blog
URL http://zipox.com
Sample http://zipox.com/Pearl_Harbor
Rating Low/None
Details I see no indication that they acknowledge content comes from Wikipedia. There doesn't appear to be any copyright notice or information on the site itself. Going to any non-existing page, e.g. http://zipox.com/zipox redirects to a porn solicitation page. The site also has a list of ten sites in a "Blog Roll" all of which appear to be similar non-compliant mirrors. These are http://www.redshort.com wstuff.com vsnw.com thinkdogs.com specwire.com songnhong.com vdmg.com twgold.com and somecoolsite.com . User:Milkman12345 has been adding links to this site from Wikipedia articles.
Contact info None
Actions Note: as of 25 March 2007, the site appears to be inoperative. Patstuarttalk·edits 05:15, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Zoo-Hoo[edit]

Zoo-Hoo.com
URL http://zoo-hoo.com/
Sample http://www.zoo-hoo.com/index.php?q=giraffe
Rating Low
Details Noted on each page where it has been retrieved from, but no sign of GFDL licence.
Contact info None on site
Actions None

Zinc.org[edit]

Zinc.org
URL http://www.zinc.org/
Sample http://www.zinc.org/properties.html
Rating Low/None
Details Only one violation - an entire infobox (including image) copied from the article Zinc (Infobox zinc). No credit given at all, not a single mention of Wikipedia or any of our licenses.
Contact info http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/whois.ch?ip=zinc.org
Actions None so far.

Zeably.com[edit]

Zeably.com
URL http://www.zeably.com
Sample http://www.zeably.com/Apple
Rating Low/None
Details No attribution given and is copyrighted: see below the sample page. Copies only text, no markup.
Contact info Details can be found here.
Actions Sent a "specific violation" complaint email. Kaldari (talk) 23:31, 17 November 2013 (UTC)