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When googling around I came across this weird stack overflow lookalike.

Is it.dbline.net a phishing site?

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Looks like a proxy –  Oded Jul 25 '12 at 17:33
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That's quite disorientating –  Lix Jul 25 '12 at 17:33
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Um... I wouldn't login... Just saying... –  Lix Jul 25 '12 at 17:36
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If that's what the front page looks like my ignored tag list works well. –  Flexo Jul 25 '12 at 17:48
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@Lix that is what I thought - still I am curious on the purpose. If it was just a proxy, what is the point? Also, as it gets pretty good google-ranking I wonder if those guys actively try to outscore stack overflow (SEO). –  Till Jul 25 '12 at 17:54
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It seems as if the questions are real, but the badges seem different –  Jeffrey Lin Jul 25 '12 at 18:01

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Is it.dbline.net a phishing site?

As far as I can tell, no.

Browsing through the source code, all scripts seem to be the unaltered scripts from cdn.sstatic.net.

When trying to log in, it opens openid.stackexchange.com in an inline frame, just like the real Stack Overflow does. Because of the cross-origin policy, your login information should be safe.

If it was just a proxy, what is the point?

No idea. My Korean is a little rusty, but Double Line is a computer science and engineering research group. The IT subdomian somehow suggests that it's their Q&A site. Maybe they think it's funny...

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Log in? Brave man! –  Oded Jul 25 '12 at 18:30
    
Just in case you were serious: why not log in, @Oded? That's one of the major advantages of OpenID: other sites don't get to know your password and you're in control of what's being shared. –  Arjan Jul 25 '12 at 18:40
    
Thanks for your well researched answer. –  Till Jul 25 '12 at 19:06

It's a site full of knaves who shall be rightly punished. (Or asked nicely to remove their site by yours truly. If they refuse, they will be subject to the wrath of Michael Pryor.)

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Related - i.stack.imgur.com/ihN3m.png –  Lix Jul 25 '12 at 18:10
    
Thanks for this amusing answer. –  Till Jul 25 '12 at 19:06
    
@lix Actually, not related. –  casperOne Jul 25 '12 at 20:00
    
@cas - burninate the posers –  Lix Jul 25 '12 at 20:56
    
@Till Abby is an employee at Stack Exchange (see her profile). Michael Pryor is the CFO. So, I imagine she's not kidding when she says they're going to notify the other site =) –  jadarnel27 Jul 25 '12 at 20:59
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@jadarnel27 I got that, thank you - my amusement was referring to using the term a site full of knaves which I had to look up and found quiet funny for describing a site owner acting without permission. –  Till Jul 25 '12 at 21:25

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