5 May 2011 redi   » (Master)

If your project mailing list receives an offer to translate your docs to "Belorussian" (aka Belarusian) from Bohdan Zograf, asking only that you link to his "blog" containing the translation, please ignore it.

His "translations" are always hosted on dodgy sites such as webhostinggeeks dot com, webhostingnet dot com and other free hosting sites, never in the same place twice, and not belonging to any blog, despite the claims in the email.

The text of the translations is always identical to the output of using Google Translate on the original English document (with all the same grammatical errors) so users would be better off just using Google Translate on the original site.

My guess is that Bohdan Zograf (sometimes the emails use other names, and come from a variety of email accounts) is trying to build a link farm with links to it from the websites of several open source projects, for the purposes of spamdexing. I expect that once there are enough of the "translation" pages linked to by unwitting webmasters who are grateful to have a translation of their content, the content will be switched for something nefarious.

You have been warned.

All spammers must die.

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