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  • fondo

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 161
    Total reviews: 19
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    Having been home for nearly a month, I'm obviously planning another holiday!

    These two pages about the attractions of Ha Tien make interesting reading:

    http://www.travelfish.org/location/vietnam/mekong_delta/kien_giang/ha_tien

    http://www.odctravel.com.vn/destination/general-132-General_informations_about_Ha_Tien_Beach.html

    #1 Posted: 23/10/2009 - 12:23

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  • somtam2000

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    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7061
    Total reviews: 24
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    Sigh.

    I unlinked the ODC link as I wouldn't want to send any traffic their way (I separately banned them for spamming the site a while ago).

    Flattering perhaps, the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is also ripping off the same content.

    How was Nakhon?

    #2 Posted: 23/10/2009 - 12:55

  • fondo

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 161
    Total reviews: 19
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    Fair enough.

    I'm just preparing a blow-by-blow trip report at the moment. Didn't work out quite as planned due to a massive sandfly strike on Lady Fondo on Had Thung Wua Laen near Chumphon which severely compromised her interest in driving around and beaches.

    We ended up spending a fair amount of time in Chumphon, Bang Saphan and Prachuap. As we like provincial Thai towns and eating, this didn't pose any real problems for us at all!

    #3 Posted: 23/10/2009 - 13:18

  • think87

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    5th March, 2009
    Location United States
    Posts: 116

    The ODC link is still active.

    #4 Posted: 25/10/2009 - 05:41

  • somtam2000

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    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7061
    Total reviews: 24
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    At least 113

    By active I just meant I'd "delinked it" so people can't click on it and go to the website -- they need to cut and paste it.

    Just to note, I may have been a bit flippant in the above, but we do view this kind of thing very seriously and we do chase down those that we can (even done a stint in the IP court in Thailand which was fun -- that particular agent won't be ripping us off again!)

    If you do come across cases like this, please do let us know -- either by posting on the forum, or by email -- as it gives me a way to fill in my rainy days!

    Thanks

    #5 Posted: 25/10/2009 - 06:48

  • CunningMcFar

    Joined Travelfish
    20th August, 2004
    Posts: 163
    Total reviews: 45

    I just took a random paragraph from the TF Thailand intro page, plugged it into Google and it hit this:
    http://www.siamonetravel.com/destinations.html

    TF's entire Thailand intro copied pretty much word for word; with an occasional word dropped out here or there, but essentially lifted untouched, check it out.

    The perils of running a successful and popular site I guess...

    #6 Posted: 25/10/2009 - 08:44

  • CunningMcFar

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 163
    Total reviews: 45

    looks like there's quite a bit of TF content on that site, as many of the links in the intro text have been copied as well

    #7 Posted: 25/10/2009 - 09:06

  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
    13th April, 2006
    Posts: 1306
    Total reviews: 61

    These dudes are desperates - I've found some of my stuff word for word on booking sites.

    #8 Posted: 25/10/2009 - 18:43

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