[pydotorg-www] Pakt Publishing using wiki for SEO

Pradyun Gedam pradyunsg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 08:52:48 EST 2019


I know this thread has settled down but this might be useful information
here.

I stumbled upon this Twitter thread alleging publishing of books with high
degree of plagiarism by them:
https://twitter.com/michael_nielsen/status/1084244288672718849?s=21

Best,
Pradyun

On Sun, 6 Jan 2019 at 11:43 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:

> Can someone please contact them and implement the changes ?
>
> Thanks.
>
> On 02.01.2019 11:50, Steve Holden wrote:
> > I'd agree this is abuse. We should revert the content to include the
> > deleted links, and stop these automated updates.
> >
> > regards
> > Steve Holden
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 10:22 AM M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com
> > <mailto:mal at egenix.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     I don't know if you are aware, but Pakt has been publishing
> (apparently)
> >     their complete list of Python books on the wiki, adding new titles
> >     to the top of the page in an apparently automated way:
> >
> >     https://wiki.python.org/moin/AdvancedBooks
> >     https://wiki.python.org/moin/AdvancedBooks?action=info
> >
> >     Not only that, but they removed older entries from the page:
> >
> >
>
> https://wiki.python.org/moin/AdvancedBooks?action=info&max_count=100&offset=200
>
> >
> >     e.g. the Python Cookbook is no longer listed.
> >
> >     I don't think the purpose of the wiki should be SEO and even less
> >     removing competitor links.
> >
> >     I think we should take action here, e.g. restore the old version of
> >     the page and add a single link to the Pakt website instead of
> >     the current endless list of entries.
> >
> >     Thoughts ?
> >
> >     --
> >     Marc-Andre Lemburg
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