When I try to flag the hub, it just pops me to the bottom on the page and nothing happens.
It seems like every week another one of my hubs is plagiarized and I am having only about 50% success at getting the thieves to even acknowledge they took the stuff. I was having fun here, but lately, not so much. It's lots of things--but if people right HERE are going to do it, seriously, what is the point of putting any effort into this stuff?
Thanks for flagging that and for being supportive.
I like HP but lately I've been feeling like I'm misusing my energy. What I love most here are the great online friends I've made (aka you guys). What I like least here are the following: 1)the stolen hub nonsense, which gets worse the longer you're here and the better you get--and it's more than just annoying, because if some guy in Kat Mandu steals your content and is web savvy, there goes your Google ranking and your ad revenue, and 2) the hate mail, stalkers, and trolls that you eventually attract if you say anything of substance. I don't mind civilized debate, but I've received the following commentary, "F%$k you you commie bitch," and that was on a non-politcal hub. That just takes the fun out of it for me. I wish there was a 'block' function here sometimes.
So I'm reevaluating my priorities. Probably I'll just lay low for awhile and write an occasional fluff piece that won't bother me if it's ripped off.
That's quite sad as you have quite a presence here. Maybe you need to write a HATE hub like Cris A? Seriously, you get hate email and stalkers here? I must say, I am enjoying Hubpages so much but unfortunately, I am not getting the reading done I need to get done over my holiday break and I really need to finish the children's book I'm halfway through. Maybe I also need to lie low a bit, huh?
Hi Cindy--I know what you mean, that's what I'm talking about. I get kind of addicted to the instant feedback here and then I neglect bigger projects. I'm supposed to be writing a book too, and I joined Writer's Market thinking I'd work on print publication and haven't done squat with that.
Cindy, I couldn't agree with you more on your comment, I am getting ready to blast his name all over the internet was here in the last 24 hours 3 times.Several of the fans that I have stuck on my tail I know is that person, as they have only joined my fan club. I recieve weird e-mails and what is amazing is that most of these stalkers do not know that we can grab their ip addresseses look them up and notify all necessary law enforcement agencies. My stalker is being tracked through these law enforcement agencies and it is only a matter of time. monitoring him.
Hey AE, that sounds like an idea for a movie script. Beautiful young woman, all she wants to do is write and someone starts to stalk her on the net. She contacts law enforcement but they don't take it seriously. She starts to feel as if she is being followed. Things in her home are not where she put them, the tension is mounting. She gets hate/weird emails. She contacts some friends on Hubber, people she's formed an online bond with, and together they work to trace the stalker and catch him. Pretty exciting stuff, eh?
But IP addresses don't always come from a specific computer or user. And sometimes they come from the router. So that would be a tricky thing to do unless you knew the physicality and specific users of the computer.
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