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duplicates

  1. dilly51 profile image69
    dilly51posted 10 months ago

    Why do i keep getting messages saying my writings are duplicates, its my original stuff wrote from my mind not anyone elses??

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 months ago in reply to this

      There is a difference between duplication and plagiarism.

      If an article appears on two different sites at the same time, that's duplication - it doesn't matter who put them there.  So if you have published the same article on another site, that's your problem.

      Alternatively, if you are quoting large chunks of text from other people, that can also cause the duplicate warning.

      1. dilly51 profile image69
        dilly51posted 10 months ago in reply to this

        well i havent done either of those things so what do I do just delete my original work or edit it?

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 10 months ago in reply to this

          Hi DIlly,

          If you're getting a duplicate warning for your article and you haven't published it anywhere else online previously and you haven't copied any text from other websites the reason is usually that your Hub is too short, so you're getting a false positive. Hubs should be between 800 and 1,500 words each. Does that fully answer your question?

          1. dilly51 profile image69
            dilly51posted 10 months ago in reply to this

            yes thanks for your help

 
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