Is it possible to find out if a certain website running a similar forum style to Stack is actually a clone or a new work? Not trying to give any credit to this site but if you visit forum(dot)techtudo(dot)com(dot)br/ you will see the same style.

I've read all the clones threads on Stack and know about the list of possible clones but I checked out those websites in that list but none are similar to these others. IS there a way that Stack can detect their code on other platforms?

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Any ideas?


Like any other idea that has become massive/successful/ubiquitous, people will copy it.

This is how the Internet works.

Stack Exchange is the number one Q&A site, reaching dominance over many other offerings. If you were to create a site would you try and come up with a new one* or would you copy something you know to work already?

*of course if you do have a brilliant new idea, sure, you'd go with that and hope it would win over the incumbents. After all, that's what SE did.

  • Thanks Rory for the response! Perfect sense yeah. it's just so crazy because it looked so similar in some aspects that we start to wonder if it's being distributed. Thanks again! – Hugo Jan 6 '17 at 20:43

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