I think it is counter-productive to allow people to e-mail published hubs to others. It cuts out the authors page views, and the ads included in the hub.
The ability to copy/paste the hub into an e-mail that then gets forwarded to people, all of whom will not be coming to hub pages to read the hub, defeats the purpose of commercially publishing the hub in the first place.
Is there a way to prevent the copy and paste functions on published hubs? If there is a way to block that can we?
Wow, that's really rude, Mikel! Copying your entire hub into an email. They should just provide the link... that's not cool. I don't know how to stop this from happening but I'll be lurking in case someone else does know.
Mikel I think it is a great idea but I have no understanding of how it might be accomplished.
At first I thought it flattering... I mean they liked what I had written enough to copy it create an e-mail and send what I had written to their friends...
But I have come to realize that in the long run that hurts me...
Many hubs have a copyright listed right on the hub. I have even seen people who put it on their profile that all content is covered by copyright. That being said, here is what I would do.
At the end of each hub put your copyright note, then , create your own link (with link to this page or share) And a note that says, "Do you like what I've written? Copy this link(insert your link) by right clicking, and then select copy link address. Then paste in the body of your email. I appreciate you sharing!"
That way, you get credit for the view, and they are less likely to waste the time copy pasting the whole hub! They may not know how to send a link, and the share button doesn't always do what it's supposed to do anyway.
The copyright only protects you from someone else 'publishing' your work. Sending an e-mail of it is not visible nor traceable... unless the government has some kind of super computer that reads all e-mail content to check and see if it is copyrighted and if the author of the e-mail has permission to have the copyrighted work...
which I doubt the Government does.
I was just suggesting the option of teaching other's how to mail links, and getting the credit. Reading further, I see it is your friends who have done this. My family and friends already know to send links, not content, because I told them to. If they send a link and no one clicks it, no skin off my nose.
No one I know would copy paste my content.
Sorry your friends do that to you. On some sites it just doesn't paste, you have to click e-mail this page, to do that, so, I dunno.
Absolutely though I am curious to know how you know this is happening.
Friends telling me, that they did it. Because the people they sent it too wouldn't come to the site to read it. Or that they printed it out to pass around. Which if I want to print it I think I should be able to, but not others.
Hope the HUb team is reading this. It seems like there should be a way to prevent this from happening.
This is what I see when I emailed myself a hub (I took the liberty to remove my email address for this forum post lest spam bot email harvesters get ahold of it)...
From: "Glen (via HubPages)" <email@XXXXXXXhubpages.com>
Reply-To: Glen <glen@XXXXXX>
Subject: Mathematics the flawed science of numbers on HubPages
Date: Sun 04/04/10 06:45 PM
Glen (glen@XXXXXX) darkside on HubPages has sent you this page.
(email address verified)
[THIS HERE IS A LINK WITH MY URL TRACKER IN IT]Mathematics the flawed science of numbers on HubPages[/ LINK]
“Zeno's paradox shows us an example of something that mathematically can be proven to be true, that in reality isn't.
The Paradox: One cannot ever reach a destination, because in order to reach the...”
I just did as Mikel said was happening and was able to send an entire Hub to myself. I do not think it matters who is doing it family or stranges it still hurt the writer.
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