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Ya'all think this is a spun article?

  1. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    So I was checking my stats on my host and clicked a new link to my pet site. I saw they made an article about one of mine, and credited my page with a link back to it.

    But their article is so bad I'm embarrassed to be a source to it. Ya'all think maybe it's a spinner article:


    "For the full intelligence and evidence for this years 2010 Wiggle Waggle road reserve to increase domestic news  to Cranes Roost Park in Orlando, selfish, and details the links below.

    Although most pet owners will bring their dogs, you wake up straight on a transcription of the pet, cats, birds and lizards, as extensive as your pet in and dominate certain account."

    lol lol

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    I enjoy reading those kind of articles -- It's like trying to understand a new language that uses English words, but they all mean something different. smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah they can be funny as hell to read. I'm not even sure why the person gave a credit to my article, but then made their own spun article about it. A link is a link however. smile

    2. ADDHome profile image59
      ADDHomeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeh, reading it is sort of like a challenge to translation and interpretation skills.

      It reminds me of the website translationparty dot com - have you ever heard of it?

      You enter an English phrase, then click "Find Equilibrium."  It gets translated into Japanese, then back into English - and back and forth until it ..... reaches equilibrium!

      I entered "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" and it eventually turned into "Now, a large health exchange, please go to bed early."

      Maybe we could take spun articles and see what happens with them on that site - or even better do our own "translation party"!

  3. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    TBH it looks more like it's gone through a machine translator Bill. Spinners rely on thesaurus, online translators work by attempting a 'best guess' with both the translation and grammar.

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well if it was I can see those don't work any better than spinner software. Except maybe make them more funny to read!

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Norah and I have a top-secret document with our favorite nonsense sentences from badly spun/translated hubs.  Endless entertainment.

        1. frogdropping profile image87
          frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Feel free to email it. I absolutely promise it will remain 100% Top Secret.

          Some of it?

          A few lines ... smile

          1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
            CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            go on just share it with a few friendly froggy type people

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              And this is why I find the Hub Hopper so endlessly entertaining...

  4. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Aren't you on vacation? If so ... take some cool photos please. Autumn ones smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I am on vacation, thanks. But I have a cold, I always get one when I come up north. So I have to stay inside for a few days. However I took these before I got a cold.

      http://vtmapleproducts.com/fall-foliage-pictures/vermont-fall-foliage-pictures-3.jpg

      http://vtmapleproducts.com/fall-foliage-pictures/vermont-fall-foliage-pictures-8.jpg

      http://vtmapleproducts.com/fall-foliage-pictures/vermont-fall-foliage-pictures-6.jpg

      http://vtmapleproducts.com/fall-foliage-pictures/vermont-fall-foliage-pictures-7.jpg

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        umm - what are you visiting my backyard? Thats my view!

        1. Bill Manning profile image72
          Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, do you live in Stowe, Vermont? That's Mount Mansfield that I'm on. It's covered with snow right now. hmm

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image86
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    what sense laugh make of this?
    think good but dont you too like?

  6. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    Great shots Bill.

  7. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    They're fantastic, so beautiful. What did you take them on?

    Hope you get better soon smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, but they really don't look anywhere near as good as the full size images. I just have a Casio Exilim camera. You can take great shots with any digital camera these days.

      I also took some good video with my camcorder that has a 70X zoom lens on that mountain, you can see people walking around the sidewalk at that lodge down below with that. smile

  8. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    I could never afford a camera with a 70x zoom. I'm quite fascinated by photography, I enjoy taking pictures. Probably be a nice point and click type smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image72
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh the camcorder I have with the 70X zoom is a Panasonic SDR-S26, a cheap one at $250.00 new.

      And yes it's a true 70X zoom, not the other type that is not real zoom power. Not sure if you can still buy them new or not, they change so fast. smile

  9. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    I noticed how quick they evolve. Like anything high tech these days Bill. Ahhh well ... you can always count on the price of carrots tongue

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't know frogs liked carrots.

      1. frogdropping profile image87
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ohhhh I love veggies. Any, all. I'm not supposed to eat the green ones but I cheat smile

 
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