The topic of content scraping from StackExchange and StackOverflow is very well known. I thought the admins would like to know that the scrapers have boosted their efforts and are now obfuscating words through synonym replacement.

Take for example this StackOverflow question: React Native AlertIOS error: tried to display alert view but there is no application window

It has now become this: http://www.walkileaks.com/react-native-alertios-error-tried-to-display-alert-view-but-there-is-no-application-window/

Note some key replacements of application with software and other substitutions.

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    Well that's just dumb. If you change the error messages no one will visit you! And if you don't provide the answers at the same time, they won't come back. – curiousdannii Feb 27 '16 at 23:36
  • The walkileaks site you linked has been taken down – Quill Mar 22 '16 at 3:07
  • @Quill interesting, I wonder if these content scrapers rotate domains or if the admins have a way of dealing with it – crockpotveggies Mar 23 '16 at 5:12
  • @crockpotveggies usually the hosts take down websites like that, but I don't know – Quill Mar 23 '16 at 6:03

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