I think it may be necessary for HP to make some official statements.
We're starting to see hubbers attacking other hubbers, claiming their content is sub-standard and should be removed. I got my taste of that at http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/69213?p … ost1517633
Certainly some content never should have been allowed here and others may need to go because of new Google attitudes, but I don't think hubbers attacking other hubbers is going to help the general situation.
I realize HP staff needs to move carefully as they decide what actions to take, but the lack of official statements may have gone on too long. There is also the matter that apparently there are new policies on duplicate content, yet no official statement has been made.
I know it all takes time. I know you can't just rush out an updated TLC. But the natives are definitely getting restless..
The duplicate content information in the help section has changed:
That's good, but changes like that should be announced also as few of us go back to re-read the Help section daily.
Yeah I guess it is time HP made an official statement - we are just reading what Paul deeds said here or there.. and debating on issues.
Does this mean that the duplicate content will be allowed but called substandard...I am not sure that I an seeing a major change in HP stance.
Would hubs that are purely based on quotes be disallowed? Just curious.
This is from the first paragraph about duplicate content:
Your Hub's content has been detected as published previously on another site. Duplicate content is not allowed on HubPages, and duplicate hubs are considered to be Substandard. Your Hub may also be moderated for duplicate content in cases where we determine there is substantial similarity to another work. This includes close paraphrasing, among other forms of misappropriation or copying of content.
If your Hub is truly unique to HubPages, you can request a review of the Hub by contacting us. An exception is typically granted only when quoting is done to a minimum, or some commonly-used, public domain, or historical phrases have triggered the duplicate content detector. If your Hub has been certified as original by an administrator, a notification signifying so will appear at the top of the Hub. Once certified as original, your hub can remain published.
by Jessica4 years ago
I found out this morning that this site had stolen at least 2 of my hubs. The more I looked, the more I noticed that it appears every single post on the site is a stolen hub, completely copied in most cases (including...
by Hub Star16 months ago
I was on another thread and someone said many people sign up on HubPages, but very few go on to write a substantial number of quality Hubs.I wonder why this is and what HubPages can do to encourage people to stay on and...
by GA Anderson4 years ago
wanted to rant - but thought maybe I could br wrong, and some community feedback might show me the errors I am missingThe story:I had a hub unpublished as duplicateI did not think it was so I contacted HP teamfound out...
by Iðunn8 years ago
I would appreciate if Staff would tell me whether GamerGirl and Whitney, both of whom have chosen to crawl through all my output (output which staff courteously restored after I had totally deleted it on my sabbatical)...
by brandonhart1005 years ago
After reading every post, every article, etc... on the subject matter I thought I'd start a post with arguments against Amazon being the source of the free fall in traffic that many of us experienced last week as I...
by lrohner6 years ago
HubPages has no problem allowing its users to post duplicate content. This dupe content could rightfully belong to the person who posted it, or it could be stolen -- in fact, a lot of it is stolen. I don't know for...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.