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Old 06-14-2012, 09:13 AM
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Hi,
I noticed this user yesterday. Nearly all photos in the gallery stolen from different web pages. I reported all of photos one by one, but i am not sure if i had to inform the TE moderators differently. I saw this first time and would you please let me know in this case, Moderators will delete only photos or they will deactivate the user? I really do not understand the logic behind this. I hope we will not see this kind a user again in TE.

I found those photos using Google Image Search Tool. It is a kind of plug in and it took only a few seconds to find it. Is it possible to add this step to the uploading process? so the system can scan all images automatically and it will give an alert to admin the photo might be stolen. So moderator can see if that alert is false or not. I am not sure if technically is it possible or not.

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Afr...oto1368020.htm
http://blogs.app.com/saywhat/2010/04...ed-sex-organs/

another one
http://sce-me.blogspot.com/2012/03/s...-women-to.html
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1368508.htm

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl4...mezmi_creation
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1368362.htm

from this page this user took two different photos.
http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52324
one of this,
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1366216.htm
and this.
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1367869.htm
also
http://wowturkey.com/t.php?p=/tr403/...ul_selale4.jpg
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1367309.htm

http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2714990
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1367160.htm

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Afr...oto1367650.htm
http://www.therightplanet.com/2011/1...rity%E2%80%9D/

http://www.politifake.org/islamic-fu...tics-2182.html
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1366884.htm

http://www.fethiyefotograf.com/said-nuri.html
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1366731.htm

also one from panoramio
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/58561422
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1366582.htm

thanks & regards
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:38 PM
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This is under investigation.

Be wary of sites like wowturkey.com and numerous other travel sites. Very often their photos are stolen, and it is possible that in some cases it is the TE member who has had the photo stolen.

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Old 06-14-2012, 05:55 PM
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thank you for your reply. I understand many travel agent also steel photos from TE, also yesterday I noticed one of my picture was stolen by Russian web site. I do not know what to do for that.
Regarding above subject, i strongly recommend investigate this user's photos also, Because also couple of his post looks like taken from different source like photo blogger
http://crephoto.net/2012/04/26/dubai...ian-opitz.html
and the post on TE http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1362758.htm
or Persian web site,
http://www.niazerooz.com/News/40493
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1366557.htm

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Mid...oto1363995.htm
http://www.sodahead.com/living/banni...stion-1254041/
or
http://www.christianmessenger.in/isl...ce-from-april/
it is not possible to be sure that who is the owner of this photo but from the quality he is posting on TE is is suspicious for me.
thanks for your interest and investigation.
Feyza
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:08 PM
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I looked at the photos and links and it seems that the images are taken from these other websites. Suspicious thing is for me that they do not give any data - like when the picture was taken, only the year, camera, technical data about the photos. Why?
Difficult task for moderators but I hope it will be explained.
Regards Malgo
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:50 PM
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Look at this:
http://beta.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=1368160
It was written it was made 2010-08-25, but when you open Photo onfo there is this: Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A520
Exposure Time 1/1002
F-Stop f/3.2
Focal Length 186/32 mm
Date Taken 2005-08-25 09:46
And now look at the turkishtravelguides.com
http://www.google.pl/imgres?q=miniat...:18,s:39,i:254
it is the same picture and data:


Data:

25 Sie 2005 (25 August 2005)
Aparat:

Canon A520
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:05 PM
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Hi Malgorzata
You are right, If you check other posts also you may reach different web sites. there 3 different users acting exactly the same and I am wondering if all of them belongs to only one person or not. It is really difficult for me to understand the logic behind that. I hope this issue can be solved soon.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:16 PM
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I wonder who can be the third person. I have an idea.. It came to me also that it could be the same person. We know such cases on TE already.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:55 AM
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To members who are concerned about this, I repeat that it is under careful investigation.
For example, see my comment on this photo:
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Afr...oto1367650.htm
Despite my comment, someone has added below it another 'good photo' critique!
Members can be assured that action will be taken.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:57 AM
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Many thanks!
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:31 PM
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No wonder this photo is so stunning:
http://beta.trekearth.com/gallery/Af...oto1369041.htm

It is from National Geographic.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com...95_600x450.jpg

how naive some people are!
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