04/19/2017 (Wed) 15:31:39
Every thread or discussion, regardless of whether or not created for datamining, has the potential to be used for datamining. It goes something like this:
Legitimate user creates thread -> Users post in thread -> dataminer sees thread -> replies are harvested as the thread is publicly viewable
dataminder creates thread -> exposed as dataminer or remains hidden -> replies harvested
Dataminers must be killed at the source, or the board must become private and only viewable by a few individuals.