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HubPages team declared my Hub as a violation of their Terms of Use

  1. greatstuff profile image93
    greatstuffposted 4 years ago

    I wrote a hub on Personality Test Part1 and continued with a new hub, called  Part2. Some of the texts in Part1 were copied verbatim on Part2, to describe what Part1 was about. Hubpages decided to declare my Part2 as a violation of their Terms of Use as it contain duplication of texts. I emailed them to explain that Part2 is a continuation of Part1. There was no response at all from the HP team.
    So I decided to amend the text in Part2 and repost it for publication. I am now waiting for HP team's response on the outcome of the amendment. Personally I think its unfair for them to flagged it and to discredit my score rating as my Hubs are linked to each others (and is a continuation of Part1 and 2).

  2. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    Now what exactly Do YOUR Personality Test results suggest is the answer to this problem that has clearly upset you personally? yikes

    If you are Truly Greatstuff... I'm sure that you can be creative enough to NOT copy over the contents of any part to another!  smile

    BE CREATIVE - Surely your personality test is able to identify your need to be? yikes

    After all, isn't that also what HP is essentially suggesting to you?

    1. greatstuff profile image93
      greatstuffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @pearldriver..thanks for the critique, being creative is probably the best bet.

  3. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 4 years ago

    I had an issue with a Hub which was essentially a sidebar to another "primary."  I wanted it that way so that the "secondary" would be able to print cleanly no matter what, but that, too, is a violation of terms of service (minimum content requirements.)

    After a lot of back and forth about it, I eventually moved the "secondary" off Hubpages altogether.  The interactions were a bit frustrating, but that's the nature of dealing with "rules"--  creative folks are going to come up with ideas that don't fit them, sometimes.  You just have to deal with it.

    I don't think that there was anything "unfair" about flagging either my Hub or yours; it seems a reasonable interpretation from the "police" perspective.  Inconvenient for us, of course, and possibly incorrect given the contexts, but is there any reason to think that anyone else would have been treated any differently?  And as a Hubber, I want protection from having the Hubpages brand degraded by crappy writing or plagiarism--which means somebody has to be the 'bad cop.'

    I imagine your rewriting will solve the problem and you can go forward with your project.  In the long term, your Hub scores won't be affected by this hiccup.  But it may be tomorrow before you hear; at least, that was typically the response time that I experienced.

    Good luck!

    1. greatstuff profile image93
      greatstuffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @doc snow..thank you for the comment and sharing of your experience..I do agree that HP need to be strict in order to maintain quality HubPages. When I  got this message from HP (abt my article having duplicate content) my initial impression was that, they didn't read my article and sent out the msg based solely on 'computer scanning of any plagiarism'. Well I guess I learnt from this mistake..being a newbie, we tend to make mistakes. Mine was assuming that taking texts from your own article/hubs are OK..so it isn't.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I would suggest paraphrasing the previous hub briefly, rather than quoting it.

    1. greatstuff profile image93
      greatstuffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @psycheskinner..thanks, i revised the hub by paraphrasing it

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I don't see anything wrong with linking the 2 articles together either smile that way a reader can view in a 2nd window too wink

    1. greatstuff profile image93
      greatstuffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @dame scribe..apparently that's not the case..I too thought that it will be OK. anyway I did the changes, part2 got thru, now waiting for part1 to be approved

    2. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The issue is probably more technical than anything else.  IMO the best way to go about it is to briefly 'recap' part one in different words.  Don't cut and paste.

  6. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 4 years ago