This is a bit embarrassing for me. I am in a situation where I saw one of my articles cleverly restructured with few new additions by another hubber. I do not know what to do. Should I confront the person through a private mail? or should I just let it pass and take it up if it happens again?
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I'm glad you were able to get this person banned. Plagiarism is inexcusable and intolerable.
Hi Christin, I do not want to report the person without being 100% sure, but if the articles are checked anyone can see the similarity... I also wanted to know, if this is something other hubbers have also experienced? If so, what did they do?
I would report any concerns and then see what HP has to say. You can take it a step further if you disagree with their opinion.
I agree, don't let people walk all over you who are plagiarizing there is a means to stop that. Was is it def. plaigarism or just someone with similar ideas? You can tell the difference. If it's just rewording and publishing it's theft, act on that
The thing is that even with less information you can add your own words or views but here even my format was copied.... I myself can write ten different versions of the topic I am speaking about.. If I wish that is!
Thanks for your response... I actually happened to casually see it on the feed section..... https://hubpages.com/feed/ ... it was absolutely by chance.... But there is a way to find copied material too. You can use copyscape..
This is the funniest suggestion I have ever heard!!! LOL!!! wqaindia you rock!
Thanks for the suggestion... And it is further distrubing since the person has been here for nearly a year, while I am not even two months old... You cannot assume that you can steal from a newbie and get away with that...
They probably had the thought that you would be the one accused since they are well established. Silly thieves.
I agree Vickiw,
But here is the latest update... The person has taken down the article... ,Must have seen this question and answers from all members... What better proof than this for a guilty conscience?....
I'm glad the person took the article down Savio. The downside of not reporting it though, is that this person is still here on HP to do the same to another unsuspecting hubber.
Thank you so much for the suggestion earlier and I now understand how bad it could be to not report the person in... I guess I have to take it as a lesson learnt...
So glad to hear the article was taken down, Savio. I think it is still important to notify HP staff of this incident though.