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hubpages is fake

  1. sylvester0212 profile image61
    sylvester0212posted 7 years ago

    My name is sylvester carter
    i have sent a unique articles
    initially it was ok but now showing duplicate article
    what is this it is totally wrong that was my own article i have written that plase take immediate action otherwiase i will removed my account

    sylvester carter

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean the ones that you wrote and posted to goarticles?

      Because they would be duplicate articles - i.e. posted at more than one site and therefore not "unique."

      Plus you have stripped the links out of that article about losing 10 pounds. Which is against the TOS of goarticles.

      ciao Dr. Slyvester.

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Mark did i ever tell you, yuo are my hero

      2. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Boy!! Not another one. big_smile

    2. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Please look up the meaning of the word 'duplicate'.

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      Ryan Kettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why don't you take a look in the mirror and take a reality check, your attitude stinks. What kind of delusional freak thinks that anybody is going to care about your thinly vieled threats to "remove your account". Your just one more, one more statistic, just one of 88000. There are 7 people that work for hubpages, yes 7.

      This is the new me everybody, I say it how it is. Carter, you can't spell, your not a customer, nobody cares about people threatening to leave until they have earnt substance and respect.

      Shut the door on the way out.

      1. brad4l profile image84
        brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am not usually one to point out spelling errors, but if you are going to go off on someone because they "can't spell," it is a good idea to make sure your post is free of spelling and grammatical errors. Let he who is without sin and what not...

        I would recommend using Firefox, which has a built in spell checker that helps me out everyday.

        *SP2/SP3 Your vs You're: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-You%27re-and-Your

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            This is not about spelling is about being an idiot. It looks as you don't know how to read ! big_smile

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yip, that is why it never pays to be a spelling or grammar nazi.

          1. brad4l profile image84
            brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol, I have been bitten by that bug a few times myself.

            Now, I usually try to only be a a spelling Nazi Nazi smile

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              you should learn how to read first

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              ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good Good I I am am glad glad that that you you never never make make mistakes mistakes wink

              1. brad4l profile image84
                brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Lol, that double Nazi was actually intentional. I was trying to be funny.

                Read it as "Spelling Nazi" Nazi. As in a Nazi that only targets spelling Nazis.

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                sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                What he wrote was called sarcasm. wink  Besides, I have had spelling and grammar cops on my arse before but only to turn around and make the same mistakes... it just leaves it all open for me to be a smart arse. big_smile

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                  ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Well I promise never to be a spelling nazi again big_smile *






                  * Unless we get another Plagiariser

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            ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Its not like I go round pointing out everybodies spelling mistakes is it? This man is a plagiariser, a cheat, and he deserved every bit of my vitriol.

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          ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And a plagiariser (and yes I can use an 'S' for that), who has stolen somebody's hard work, didn't deserve my criticism? Next time I will praise him for his innovation.

          1. brad4l profile image84
            brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I never said he didn't deserve your criticism and in fact, I also have a very low opinion and tolerance for scrapers and spammers. To be honest though, I think that Mark Knowles initial post said all that needed to be said on subject.

            My point is simply that if you are going to criticize someone for their spelling, you should make a point to ensure you do not have a number of glaring spelling errors in your own post. Otherwise, you risk looking ignorant, unintelligent, and petty.

            To travel down a slightly slippery slope, this would be akin to calling someone out for being a thief, as you stroll out of Walmart with a stolen radio in your pocket.

            *Didn't know you could use an "s" in plagiarizer. Is this a British spelling?

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You can use an 's' or a 'z' least that was acceptable at my posh school lol.

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              ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for your completely irrelevant Walmart analogy.

              Yes I can spell Plagiarise with an 'S', it is not a British spelling, it is an English spelling. I write in English, you just claim to write in English.

            3. Plants and Oils profile image94
              Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Since writing here on hub pages (I'm English) I see a lot more "z" characters than I'm used to - I'd write plagarise, too, and moisturiser, and diffuser. And as you mentioned later, theatre, centre, metre, that kind of difference.

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                ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                It doesnt bother you though? Not that we would have a right to be bothered, as its an American site!

                Do you use Microsoft Word though? It really bugs me when they tell me I am spelling English words wrong! There must be over 15 million Microsoft Office licenses in the UK, enough for them to offer UK English as a language pack!

    4. LVM profile image54
      LVMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you find HubPages to be of no use to you, you may leave for all who cares.

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image60
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    It's one thing to really be confused when you really are sure your article is unique and you get the message about duplicate content.

    It's another to come on here ranting and raving when you really know you are trying to screw with the system.

    Sorry about your luck dude but there are people here like Mark who are way to intelligent to be fooled into feeling sorry for you.

    Have a great Hubless day.

    Dale

  3. Mary Neal profile image60
    Mary Nealposted 7 years ago

    Hello, I'm new here at HubPages.  People I never met have become accustomed to copying all or part of my articles and posting them on their websites along with a link to my original article.  Could that become a problem regarding the "unique content" requirement?

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I think it could Mary, although I do it on my own public sites, i do not think it would avoid flagging if others do it as well. I change my "snippet when I post it so that it describes the hub a little differently to the original article snippet. Hope that helps. smile

  4. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    The rude and arrogant assumptions made against hubpages without any valid reason, and when it is your own fault deserves an apology.
    Say sorry, wake up or piss off!

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        More clearly!....big_smile

  5. babedoll50 profile image60
    babedoll50posted 7 years ago

    I know I move pretty slow here compared to some but I take my time and write quality, original content.  Even with the small amount of Hubs I have and the short amount of time I am here I do understand the inteligence of this place.

    Because you have in some way screwed up it really is inappropriate to blame HubPages or didnt you think there was enough knowledge here to bust you.

    Good work Mark

  6. Mary Neal profile image60
    Mary Nealposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for responding, Mark.  I suppose it might help to type a paragraph asking people not to copy the content from my HubPages posts for their websites, since that could make my articles have duplicate posts on the Internet.  But actually, one has no control over that happening.

    1. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your paragraph wont help. dont waste your time.

      A "snippet" will not effect duplicate content filters in hubpages. Those links back to your original article are actually valuable.

      If they are stealing and posting your entire article than that is way different story.

      Even so, your original Hubpages based article will most likely outrank any stolen content on a scummy little blog - there are of course exceptions but this is for the most part true.

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I take it you didnt like what Hubpages had to say to your responses.

    Is this post to help your cause?

    Hows it working for ya?

  8. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    I think you approached this the wrong way, sly. The thread's title, "Hubpages is fake", is bound to get a nasty reaction from people.

    If you'd asked nicely you might have gotten somewhere and may have even received a civil reply.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yip.  I saw the title of the thread and was like WTF, must be a newbie. lol

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry these posters have been less than helpful.  The truth of the matter is that they are jealous of your drive and determination to be a success with HubPages.  Please follow this link to discover the key to being successful as an online writer. http://hubpages.com/forum/post/285659

    Best of luck, don't let the haters stand in your way brother.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh sure and you didn't bother to offer sly a cupcake?  Hater!  lol

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OK OK If you insist






        http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1204/1063736344_ec55dd9c9c.jpg?v=0

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh snap!  Now that was just dirty.  lol

  10. brad4l profile image84
    brad4lposted 7 years ago

    You are quite welcome, I hope it helped put your response in perspective.



    I never said you couldn't spell it that way and in fact checked the dictionary before responding to ensure it was correct.

    I was simply curious as to the etymology of the word. I find that kind of stuff interesting and often prefer the British spelling of words, like theatre, to the American spelling.

    Here are some more examples of differences between American English and British English, as from your response, it is not clear that you are aware that there are many subtle differences between how English is used in different countries.

    To provide you with another "irrelevant analogy," Mexican Spanish can be very different from Honduran Spanish.

    1. BristolBoy profile image83
      BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah but there is only one true version of English - that in the original Beowulf!

      Obviously I joke!  Although I must say it is annoying when spell checkers online tell me that the word realise, centre etc etc is not spelled correctly.  It is in England (and in fact if you spelled it the American way in many English exams you would be penalised).

      1. brad4l profile image84
        brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have always been partial to Kipling's Gunga Din myself, perhaps because it is a good deal shorter and a great deal more modern smile

        I really should go back and try Beowulf again though, because the last time I was still in grade school...



        I run into that a lot when I write about computer programming or Linux. I always worry that Hubpages is going to ding me because of too many "spelling errors."

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is quite possibly the most patronising thing that anybody on here has said to me to be honest. I am English.

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        English as in American or English as in British?  Just curious because now I am confused about what you two are jabbering about.

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          ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think that he is just pointing out that 'English' is spoken differently dependant on where you are from. And I am just saying that I know that.

          For example, I spell plagiarise, Americans spell plagiarize. I say criticise, Americans say criticize. Americans say gas, British say petrol. What you call pants we call trousers, we know 'pants' as male underwear.

          Microsoft Office has what they call 'American English', so it would tell me that plagiarise is spelt wrong, but in my school English class we would be told to spell it plagiarise.

          The most frequently spoken English is American English, because of the tendancy of places like China to buy American textbooks. Of course, Microsoft Office is also a global piece of software - so those with English as a second language are often taught 'American English'.

          'English' as in the traditional and original English is probably most commonly known as 'Queens English'. None of this bothers me in the slightest, just as long as we Brits preserve our traditional use of the language.

          I just felt patronised because the whole world is beginning to speak 'American English' and as an Englishman, I didn't need to be told that. Microsoft Office tells me that every day. Just as long as they teach it the same way in our schools, I am happy for people to speak English however they want.

          1. brad4l profile image84
            brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            See, and that is why I asked if it was a British or an American spelling.

            However, rather than responding rationally, you resorted to ad hominem, which made it appear that you did not really understand my question, as English probably wasn't your first language.



            Given the attitude you displayed in this thread, I find it hard to believe that you have many positive conversations on here in the first place.

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              ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              To be honest, I don't really understand what it is that you are going on about, or why you are going on about it. I am English, you are American, to me that is quite simple.

              1. brad4l profile image84
                brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I am simply responding to your points, the same as you are "going on about" mine.



                So, if it were that simple, why didn't you just say that in the first place, rather than acting like an Ass?

            2. blue dog profile image81
              blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              actually, if you'll do a bit of research before going into the downgrade mode you'll find that much of what ryan has to say is quite informative.  in addition, the information is based on a young man with a quiet confidence and assurance that far exceeds that of several people on here who are light years older than he.  it would be most amusing if we were to discover your age to be more than 21.

              1. brad4l profile image84
                brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I think if you took the time to read through our complete exchange before going into downgrade mode, you would find that I responded in a mostly courteous and rather lighthearted matter through most of it.

                Ryan's responses, on the other hand, have not exhibited the same emotional detachment, nor have they portrayed the type of attitude you describe.

                Therefore, I think I am completely justified to say that given my interaction with him, I would be surprised that he doesn't get into similar arguments on a regular basis.

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                  ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Why cant you just leave it alone? I know that I can be slightly antagonistic sometimes, but I personally believe that you are being a little too aggressive and confrontational. Sorry, but if you are after a full on argument with me about something so petty then you aren't going to get one today.

                  Why don't we both just walk away from this thread, which is probably unsettling other hubbers, and let it sink to the bottom of the pile?

                  I have never encountered you in this forum before, and.... well, quite frankly dont mind if I dont again. But Im sure that we can both exert enough self control and maturity to avoid unneccessary confrontation. There are hubs to be written and read.

                  1. brad4l profile image84
                    brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I simply am responding to you, as you are responding to me. It is a two way street.

                    I even tried to make small talk with you, because you were obviously upset, hoping that we could engage in a rational discussion, only to have you resort to insults.



                    Agreed on both counts.

                2. blue dog profile image81
                  blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  it's good that you feel justified.  it's also a good idea for you to sit down, do a bit of research, then come back here after you've been "surprised."  the keyword phrase here, for you, is sit down.

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I tend to use US spelling since most viewers are American. I also think there is a difference between bad spelling on a forum than in an article. Here it's not that important.

  12. Plants and Oils profile image94
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    It doesn't bother me, no.

    I use Open Office, and have an English English dictionary.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have been using Open Office recently, its great.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    gets really boring reading people fighting on here. Reminds me of stupid Ixenland....

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    What is it with the dogs on this site? Not you of course, Blue Dog smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have almost posted the same thought before.  Maybe Blue Dog needs a new handle?  smile

    2. blue dog profile image81
      blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      it is amazing, isn't it.  one of my dogs, blue, 16 years old, a mixed breed, is such a class act, having taught me so much over the years, especially during the last two and a half.  then i see a couple of these clowns on here (no, not you, marinealways, you're way above them), actually three if one counts the known plagiarizer, using dogs as their avatar in hopes of cashing in on the feel good vote, so much so that i find it all rather annoying.

    3. brad4l profile image84
      brad4lposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can't speak for everyone, but I try to be a little bit careful with my identity online, so tend not to post too much personal information. I felt using a picture of my actual dog was a nice compromise, because it is a real picture and not just some clip-art, but isn't personally identifiable to people who don't know me.

  15. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/gja0009l.jpg

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Marine is a good dog.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Bravo Ryan Bravo! that is what makes you a better man. to stop the fighting and walk away. Good for you! and by the way...did you make a new account? if you did add me again! smile

  18. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    And all this argument for a misspelling!  What a dog's life ! big_smile

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    564626posted 7 years ago

    Their are peoples who earn tons of money from hubpages. I believe they all are real. I believe hub pages is massive and successful.

  20. Kent Merritt profile image79
    Kent Merrittposted 7 years ago

    A young child once asked the singing/ukulele-playing icon Tiny Tim if he was for real. Tiny Tim responded, "Oh, yes!  I'm very much for real."

    If Tiny Tim were with us today, I think we can all rest assured he would tell us that HubPages is very much for real.

  21. blaise25 profile image62
    blaise25posted 7 years ago

    getting your article copied sucks! but don't worry there is a thing called karma

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is there a karma for using others' pics for your avatar without their permission?

      1. blaise25 profile image62
        blaise25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        depends upon the intention and the reason ;p

  22. GeneralHowitzer profile image63
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    There is a story about a copycat and a real author in China... its too long and I'm making it short nyahahahaha...

    The only way to know who is the real one is by this:

    Let him continue writing... about the story...

    Hmmmm...

    There is just 2 issues here to speak with:

    1. You have posted your hubs in other site earlier.
    2. Or you're a copycat for there is no way you can fool Hubpages scanner.

 
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