I began copying the titles to other articles and pasting them into our HP search box. Every article I checked was from HubPages. Here is the URL for the site. http://encyclopedial.com/ It appears this person has targeted HubPages and is stealing a lot of our work. FYI, there are comment boxes at the end of each article.
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LOL....I saw at least one of yours Keith, maybe more. I was in shock at how many titles I recognized by our fellow writers. I spent a bit of time on there. He/She writes about HP in general & being a member!!!
I couldn't resist, I left this comment on the one I found:
"I hope you didn't hurt your back when you lifted this article which I wrote on HubPages.com and posted it as your own work on this crappy site. Remove it immediately if not sooner!"
Awesome. If he leaves the articles up, the people who visit his site will be able to read your comment. That will be nice publicity for him.
I upped my game this morning. I went back to both of my articles that he's stolen and commented, "I’m going to keep coming back to this page and telling everyone what a F***ING THIEF you are until it’s taken down."
I believe encyclopedial.com is having some difficulties. First, they haven't posted an article since December 10. Second, I can't access their site. I only get a blank screen. My internet is slow, but I'm accessing other sites with no problem.
Yep, I'm getting a blank page there too. I hope this means that they've been crushed under the weight of multiple DMCA's by pissed off hubbers!!
Your torch and pitchfork may have scared them off. :)
Woohoo! Virtual high five!!
I did see that the site was for sale. Let's hope it doesn't pop up again with a new owner.
Do you have their email address? I can't find one for them.
i don't remember the email address exactly but i found it via whois.com
I have more info from hp staff and WordPress. I'm at work now.will post it later today.
The whois.domaintools info lists the same e-mail address for the site's "Admin," "tech," and "registrant" ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunno if sending him DMCA's to that address will do any good, but we can always spam the hell out of him with gay porn. :)
I left a comment at the end of my story on encyclopedial.com. It was removed quickly. I joined their feed. Eight articles were added today as of 6:40pm. There are 164 pages on the site equalling 1640 articles. I estimate more than half are HP hubs.
I've found two of my articles on this site so far and have left suitably angry comments on both of them. I signed them "Pissed off Hubber.". Still skimming thru to see if there are more....