I have a hub that was permitted to be duplicated on BI before the Panda. That hub has now been certified original by Hubpages staff. I am wondering if I can make a change to the hub, the original, and if it will still be considered original. I may have to email Maddie but I wanted to let people know if they had something similar.
Hiya bgamall, I've never of "certified original" before either, and even if it was accepted by Hubpages before, the new rules about duplicates will overrule everything else about duplication. If your hub hasn't been found yet by HP puter or moderators, it will be flagged eventually, and if you edit it.. it might just hasten the process of getting your hub noticed by HP moderators and you will find your hub unpublished. This is the new ruling on duplicates..
Thanks for not knowning what you are talking about Rosie. This was for hubs copied in syndication prior to panda. They are allowed to stand and when it is proven that they are the original they get a certification. Here is how it goes:
Please review the automatically generated warning below, and correct the problem if possible. These warnings are only visible to you, the author.
* COPIED: The content of this hub may have been copied on another site.
Please address the moderator set alert below, and correct the problem if possible.
* CERTIFIED ORIGINAL: This Hub has been granted an exception an is no longer consider by HubPages to be duplicated
In the years prior to Panda, we couldn't have outbound links on duplicate lenses. But if it was 'certified original' it would get a pass. I've had two such lenses, and they were certified original when they brought in the duplicate filter.
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