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When I was looking for an answer for my question
Why does 1,4-diiodobenzene have a non-zero dipole moment? asked on the main site (a few days ago), I came across 'exactly' the same question posted on a different forum on the same day. To double check this observation, I looked for the question What single, pure compound would best replace petrol? asked on the main site (in the year 2017) to be also copied there. But it is dated to be April 30, 2020. I guess this process started only this year. More examples can be found by simply putting the title from this site to the tiny search box there.
I don't know whether this has been discussed earlier. Why does this happen and what should we do? It seems like an attempt to drive some traffic towards their site. But is this activity allowed?
Jun 27, 2020 at 16:12
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Other sites have recognized the quality of Stack Exchange question and answers, and
started to copy them. If they abide by the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, this is even allowed. It doens't look like the site you mentioned abides by that rule, so you're welcome to report this via the Contact Us form; there's a special option "Stack Exchange content is being reproduced without attribution" for this.
Jun 27, 2020 at 17:09
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