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I found a site with a copied hubs

  1. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    You should check this site and see if it has any copies of your hubs on it.
    http://lucki13.com/x/browse.php?u=Oi8va … 3D&b=5

    1. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh man, not another one! Good eye. Here we go again...

    2. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Most of mine are on there. They are even pretending their Hubpages. I think Hubpages needs to take care of this.
      How did you find it?

      1. mary615 profile image92
        mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        still waiting for her reply!

    3. Robie Benve profile image93
      Robie Benveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      All of my hubs are there and even my profile. The logo is hubpages but the web address is lucki13.com
      It's like a clone of HP.
      !!!

    4. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Barbara, a word for the future - please don't post a hyperlink to any site that is copying our work.  You're giving them a free backlink, which is doing them a favour - I'm sure you don't want to do that!

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa, I knew that and forgot when I posted it. I can't change it now, I tried.

    5. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      People be careful, this site is a redirect of the entire site. Please DO NOT attempt to sign in there! THIS IS A HUBPAGES PROBLEM!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        This is just a proxy server that is accidentally available to the public. I'm sure it will be fixed soon.

        But if it WAS a thief, you should know better than to reply and copy a LIVE link to the offending site - remember to check what you're quoting next time!

  2. DS Duby profile image89
    DS Dubyposted 4 years ago

    I went there and it is strange but I couldn't find any articles, every category I went to was blank

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think it is only the 4 people on the front page who have their actual pages showing.

      1. moonlake profile image88
        moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I put my profile name in the search and that's how I found mine.

    2. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yours are also there DS Duby. Just put your name in the search and your hubs come up.

  3. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    This appears to be one of those mirror sites. They have everything of mine, inlcuding my hubscore, all my hubs, my followers and all my recent activity.

    1. Robie Benve profile image93
      Robie Benveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Same for me.
      Unbelievable. It's totally synchronized!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    I would send the URL to team@hubpages.com and let them deal with it.

  5. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 4 years ago

    I would suggest sending staff an e-mail with this link.  A while back there was another site that mirrored hubpages. Looks like this one is setting up the same.  I looked at the "explore" drop-down and clicked forum. I saw the current Hubpages forum come up that is actually on Hubpages.

  6. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    Even this thread is there. It appears everything on hubpages is there. I'm guessing every hubber and all our hubs.

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    Wow, a fake HubPages, yep my whole profile and all my hubs are there as well. The very first one I saw was the Hub about having my hubs stolen!

  8. DS Duby profile image89
    DS Dubyposted 4 years ago

    It's my articles alright with all the same comments from all the same people the only thing I noticed missing was my adsense and Ebay ads WTF I'm kinda new to this , so what I'm wondering is what's the point .Why would they take the time to replicate a site without advertisement, it hurts us but how does it benifit them?

    1. bayoulady profile image81
      bayouladyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep...no adds.. That doesn't make a hill -of- beans -lick- of -sense. Go figure. What is their deal here?

  9. bayoulady profile image81
    bayouladyposted 4 years ago

    Yep...here we go again. I'm trying not to get mad. But how weird is that? Looks exactly like hubpages,but the browser says lucki13...hummmmmmm.I had so many of my articles stolen, that I quit publishing for awhile altogether. I'm getting my feet wet again,came here tonight................and once again...sigh...bummer.

  10. Jangaplanet profile image88
    Jangaplanetposted 4 years ago

    It appears to be a proxy server! Located in Asheville, USA. I do not think it's serious. But I guess it's always better to make sure.

    1. skear profile image91
      skearposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you are correct.  It's definitely a web proxy site.

      At the top of the page you'll notice there is an address bar.  You can enter any site into the address bar and the proxy will load that page.

      Here is a link to the main page.
      http://lucki13.com/x/index.php

      It looks like their robots.txt isn't properly located in the root directory of the domain and as a result Google thinks it needs to index the site.

      The robots.txt file here (http://lucki13.com/x/robots.txt) is properly set to disallow indexing of the proxy pages.

      1. Jangaplanet profile image88
        Jangaplanetposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it is only a proxy server. You can type in any site.

      2. bayoulady profile image81
        bayouladyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not that high tech.....so proxy site means.....? No adds though....I'm confused.

  11. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 4 years ago

    This is unbelieveable!!!  I'm there; profile and my Hubs!  They have just cloned HubPages. I don't understand how this can be done. 
    What can we as Hubbers do about this???

  12. Jangaplanet profile image88
    Jangaplanetposted 4 years ago

    What you're viewing is the real Hubpages, through a proxy server. It's only a proxy server. Actually even if you wanted to sign in from there- it won't work!   (It's perfectly legal) There is nothing to worry about! No Hubs have been stolen and it is not a clone!

  13. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    Please explain, if someone clicks on my hub there, does it show in my stats? Maybe you should make a hub about it Jangaplanet. What is a proxy server and why is it there?

    1. mary615 profile image92
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes , do us all a favor and explain more about "proxy servers".

      1. skear profile image91
        skearposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A web proxy is basically a middleman.  When you open a web site through a web proxy you are not actually connecting to the remote web site.  The proxy server makes a connection to the destination site and then displays the results in your browser.

        Web proxies are mostly used for anonymous web browsing since they hide your identity (IP address).  They can also be used to bypass web filters or other systems intended to block access to specific web pages.

        Adsense and other script objects often don't work through web proxies.  Some are designed to block ads intentionally.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          skear, It sounds like it really can't hurt us then. Right?

  14. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 4 years ago

    Please avoid the temptation to panic over something that poses virtually no threat to your Hubs' traffic. Instead, please read this FAQ entry (and the linked-to Learning Center entry) instead:
    http://hubpages.com/faq/#copiedhub

    If other threads pop up about the same subject, we'd really appreciate links to this post. Much appreciated!

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Jason, are you saying we should file a DMCA? That's what the link you posted is about.

  15. Crazzykylex profile image61
    Crazzykylexposted 4 years ago

    Strange no one (showed intelligence) to ask "How did you find it, O' Barbara?" Everyone is busy making panic! I myself am amazed to see such an Android. But again the question comes "How did you find it, Barbara?"

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I believe moonlake did ask that question, 2nd from the top. Not answered though. And personally I'm not panicking, just trying to determine the appropriate course of action, or if any action need be taken.

      1. Crazzykylex profile image61
        Crazzykylexposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, you're right. Sometimes my eyes miss out the spot. Good to know you know how to stay cool instead busy panic like others. But I'm anxiously waiting for a reply by this forum thread starter. This Barbara is really suspicious.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I found the site when I was looking to see why Penguin hurt my sub-domain. At the same time I found this, I found  questionable sites that are using hub urls as titles for pages that just contain a short description of the hub and then a page of advertising.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If the short description includes a link to your Hub, it's doing you no harm at all.

  16. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    Well, since some people are saying "it's a proxy server" and telling us not to panic (although I wasn't panicking), I googled "What is a proxy server," hoping that it would provide some answers. Unfortunately, I'm not very tech savvy and have no idea what the articles I found were talking about. I'm hoping that fact that it's a proxy server means that it's not truly a copycat site.

    On the other hand, Jason's link gives instructions on how to file a DMCA, which makes me think it is a copycat site.

    I would love to learn more details.

    1. paxwill profile image84
      paxwillposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A proxy server is a website that lets you browse under a different IP address.  The site that Barbara K found is not a site that scrapes content or anything like that.  You can type any url into the search bar and it will take you to that webpage, for example, HubPages.  The webpage you see on the screen is indeed hubpages, but the url in the address bar shows some weird encoding provided by the proxy server.  It is completely harmless as Jason has said.

      Some people visit sites through a proxy server to get around IP bans.  For instance, you can only watch Hulu in the US, but if you were in Canada and wanted to watch Hulu, you could enter the site through a US-based proxy that would have a US-based IP address. 

      Hope that made sense smile

      1. SmartAndFun profile image92
        SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Aha! It did make sense! Thank you! I had heard a bit about "getting a proxy" or "using a proxy" but didn't realize exaactly what that meant, only that is was a way to hide your IP. So you have helped me understand what a proxy server is, and what using a proxy entails. Thank you!

  17. Maralexa profile image87
    Maralexaposted 4 years ago

    When checking this out I noticed my profile page with everything included except:
    Latest, Hot and Best Hubs.

    Jason, Surely this is a HubPages problem.  Not an individual sub domain problem.  And so far I'm not in panic mode.  And with respect, why would you want us to link to the post you indicated if we see another incident of HubPages being copied -- not just a sub domain site?

    Thanks for your message Marisa.

  18. DS Duby profile image89
    DS Dubyposted 4 years ago

    I honestly just wanna unsubscribe from this annoying ass forum, no panicking here.

  19. Crazzykylex profile image61
    Crazzykylexposted 4 years ago

    @DS Duby, No doubt, Barbara is responsible for all this (panic). She's spreading terror. She's terrorist! Go, Bang Her!!! Boom Boom!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was dead a long time ago. Sorry your shots didn't work.

      1. Crazzykylex profile image61
        Crazzykylexposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Barbara is a Zombie? I knew it. I saw you in The Walking Dead growling, with those spit drooling out. Eew

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          My maiden name was Wolf. You better be careful.

          1. Barbara Kay profile image85
            Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Besides the real terrorist is Google. With their Pandas and now Penguin, they are terrorizing writers that rely on the income constantly. I don't need to terrorize anyone.

  20. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 4 years ago

    It's a proxy but glad you were concerned Barbara Kay I thank you for bringing it to our attention. smile

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you're right. I was trying to help.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
        Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the head's up Barbara. It's good to know there are people like you out there paying attention.

  21. noenhulk profile image56
    noenhulkposted 4 years ago

    I guess its a hub portal using hubpages because of its high google ranking and vast array of articles on any topics.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I really hope someone who understands this posts a hub explaining it all.

  22. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 4 years ago

    I think this is a web proxy that people use at their workplace to bypass  certain sites that are filtered and blocked by the administration. Most offices ban social networking sites and these web proxies help bypass those filters as they hide the real website accessed.

  23. excribo profile image84
    excriboposted 4 years ago

    I think I also found another scraper site that scrapes Hubs in the Technology categories.  It is a blogspot blog (latesthottechnologynews [dot] blogspot [dot] com).  I found one of my Hub articles there without any attribution or a link back. Please check if your hubs were copied also.

    1. Crazzykylex profile image61
      Crazzykylexposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What's the use? Eh! Why don't you all utilise your time better.

      1. excribo profile image84
        excriboposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Because my Hub was delisted and the scraper's page is the one showing on Google's result.  It practically trounced my article.

  24. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    A proxy is essentially just looking at the Internet through someone else's computer. They're actually great for visiting websites that you're not able to view on your IP or for sites that you want to visit without sharing your IP to the site (ie. Analytics software.)

    I found this thread through a thread I made about this site. I wasn't sure if the fact that the proxy had indexed pages on Google could be hurting me. It'll probably go away, though.

    A proxy isn't a scraper. All it is is someone else's computer where you can use the Internet. You can type whatever website you want on lucki13 and it'll take you there.

    Great example of proxy usage: Facebook is blocked at your school. You know of a proxy site based in Topeka, Kansas. You go to the proxy site and type in facebook.com. It takes you to facebook and you login* and do your thing. On Facebook's end, they don't see that you logged in through Jefferson High School. They think you're in Topeka, Kansas.**

    *I wouldn't pass my credentials through a proxy, but some people do.
    **They probably can tell it's a proxy, especially if it's on a known proxy list. But for all intents and purposes, Facebook thinks you're in Kansas.

    But yeah, thanks Jason for posting. I thought it was unusual that it was indexed by Google.

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