I just had a hub tagged for duplicate material. I did include some actual quotes, and noted they were quotes, and an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times. Are quotes and excerpts considered duplicate material?
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UPDATE: I wrote the Hub Team and after they reviewed my hub they republished it. As you said .. there were no human eyes checking it so it was interpreted as duplicate. It is now approved and up. YEAH!!!!
Way to go, Mekenzie. Glad you got your Hub republished! Thank you for asking the question/starting this thread. It's been very helpful reading the replies and hearing about your result.
I love your suggestion that HP could provide a way for us to check duplicate content before we publish. Perhaps you could suggest this in the Suggest a New Feature forum? Then we might find out whether such a feature is even technically doable by HP.
You can always google your quote, etc and they will tell you if its duplicated/
True. Or use copyscape as suggested by nochance. But with all the research, writing, revising, proofreading and tweaking required to produce quality content, it would be lovely to have this automated, if possible.
Great idea about a way to check for duplicate content prior to publishing. I had a similar thing as you described happen to me.
So I gather that there is no real "line" that we know not to cross? I have simply avoided quoting AT ALL because I have heard a lot about people being flagged for duplicate content for quoting. But we DO need to quote sometimes for context!
Thanks Time Traveler, I just found that out as the hub team approved it after I wrote them.