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I'm leaving Hubpages very, very soon!!!

  1. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 4 years ago

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo11111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. EricDockett profile image100
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    That blogspot post you mention looks like it was published back on September 10, 2012. If you received your dup warning for your original article after just a few days how could that be possible?

    It is the responsibility of Hubbers to protect their own copyright.  In this case the offender appears to own a time machine, so there may be nothing you can do to stop them.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is indeed worrying, if the plagiarists are now stealing people's work before they've even written and published it, we are all doomed!  wink

      1. SimeyC profile image97
        SimeyCposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        There's a new hacking program that hacks directly into your brain and steals all your words before they even get to the internet!

        1. agvulpes profile image89
          agvulpesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Nooo... you just took the words straight out of my brain!

      2. EricDockett profile image100
        EricDockettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It's bad enough having to file the DMCA takedown, but the Violation of Temporal Prime Directive Report takes forever!

    2. Lifefusion profile image87
      Lifefusionposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about blogspot, but if you have a website running wordpress you can alter timestamps.

      1. RadaFrancis profile image71
        RadaFrancisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, sometimes I get lazy and just do all of my Wordpress articles in one day, then I change the time and date so they look like they were published on different days. I guess there would be no way to prove that a hub was published first. But like you said Lifefusion, I am not sure about other blogging platforms and if it's possible to change the time and date their article was published. I also publish on Squidoo and a lot of my articles were copied. Squidoo doesn't just flag my original articles but they help us go after the website and get it shut down for stealing our original work.

  3. goldennic profile image61
    goldennicposted 4 years ago

    This has always be a problem to writers. But, I think you can still challenge those that doing that by contacting them.

  4. shergs profile image60
    shergsposted 4 years ago

    Everyone, I already told you from the beginning of my post that I've been here twice before. This current account is already my third. So I made that point clear to avoid your mind doing a wild imagination as you did.

    I was banned twice as I said, one for a topic not allowed and another for duplicate reasons. I contacted the admin before, but no one answered. Instead, they banned me from the site. I thought the site now is better than it was before so I returned, only to find seasoned writers leaving and jumping boats because the site is getting worse, I guess.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well.  If someone who has been banned twice is now thinking of leaving I don't know what this place is coming too.

      1. wilderness profile image99
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I doubt that he's thinking of leaving any more - already banned.  What a shocker that someone already banned twice is now banned a third time.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          They're probably doing him a favor the way things are going now.  lol

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Imunna miss him.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
            Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            He'll be back.

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I will recognize him by his fake pic.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
                Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Lot of fake pics on here Beth.  Why, the other day, I myself was accused...

                1. wilderness profile image99
                  wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  No!  Surely not you!

                  Or are you really a fat lady skydiving instead of a skinny guy sitting down?

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
                    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    I'm tempted by that image...

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                  Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  I should have known you could never be that hot in real life.

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
                    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Modesty forbids.  And a desire to stay anonymous until Google insists that we give them every single detail of our lives in order to write sales pages.

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                    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh, but he is, Beth, he is!  I have a real photo.  It's a bit blurry as I was running from the police while I shot it - but you can see all of Mark Ewbie's hotness in it, for sure.  British police are so uptight.  I TOLD them that Mark and I were bosom internet friends.

                    They still deported me.

                    big_smile

              2. Horatio Plot profile image85
                Horatio Plotposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                The pic was Tim Roth, circa 1984.

                1. Horatio Plot profile image85
                  Horatio Plotposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  No, it's Kenny Loggins!

  5. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    But seriously, how can HP staff protect us from plagiarism?

    1. shergs profile image60
      shergsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's the question I've been itching to put forward.

    2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They can't.  It isn't their job anyway.  No hosting site can protect your copyright.  As the owner of your content it is your responsibility anyway.  This has been the way it was since the inception of copyright laws.

      In short, if you own it- it is your responsibility to protect it.

      That's how copyright works in pretty much every creative venue, in every nation and internationally (for as much as international copyright laws are enforceable anyway).  You are asking HP to do something that virtually nobody else does.

  6. MarieAlana1 profile image74
    MarieAlana1posted 4 years ago

    Is there a way that HP can block people from copying content? I've seen this on some sites.

    1. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, except that ultimately there is no way to prevent someone stealing your content. After all, even a bonehead can do a screenshot and re-type the article (or use OCR).

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        So which is it... we can't protect ourselves or we should protect ourselves?

  7. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Rather than getting outraged because an automated program found a duplicate, you could calmly inform hubstaff that they had copied it from your previous account (which normally gets the flag removed) and file DMCAs with the infringing users of your material.

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If it was there before the hub was, the hub is the duplicate. 

      If the original, owned by the OP, is now gone then the stolen copy is now the original, with no way to prove otherwise.  If HP allows it to remain then they are guilty of allowing stolen material on the site.

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Ouch! Holy conundrum Batman!

  8. SAM ELDER profile image81
    SAM ELDERposted 4 years ago

    I'm confused who duplicated who.... :S

  9. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    Arghhhh.... It's just so unfair!!!

    Even the Hollow and Empty Content is flogged from here...

    Even some of the crappiest almost-hubbers are suffering from having their personal ports savagely and anonymously, opened, plugged into and tampered with against their wills...

    Surely HP could provide some sort of practical rubber device to roll out and to help us all control such unfortunate nocturnal transmissions! 

    I'm sure that Idling hubs is not the only way of protecting us from being raped like this?? sad

  10. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Hey Shergs, here is a novel idea. Why not write something new that has not been published elsewhere? That would not be copied elsewhere already, would it?

    1. Pearldiver profile image82
      Pearldiverposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Did you miss the one about how quickly ideas can be scraped if you leave your starboard ear unattended when logged into HP?  smile

  11. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 4 years ago

    That's exactly what I was going to say DrMark1961!!! smile You been hacking into my brain?!!!

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They're scraping our very brains now?  But I don't have much to scrape from! smile

  12. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Well, the thread title did prove to be accurate.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image98
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe his specialty is clairvoyance.

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        He just had that positive, non-conspiracy kind of outlook that I find so sexy.

  13. Mark Johann profile image53
    Mark Johannposted 4 years ago

    You can say what you want to say but for me, HP has lots of respectful people. Good people are the best to be with. I am not leaving. My friend got banned 15 times, now he can pay his bills.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In your face, Mark's friend!

  14. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 4 years ago

    Remind me never to start a thread 'I'm leaving Hubpages very soon!!!'  How could staff not resist banning him for the 3rd time?  Incidentally, Hubpages staff - if you ban ever Mark Ewbie then I will leave!
    (I think I may live to regret that remark!) smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      To stop any chance of that happening I have written several hubs praising Simone for her style with bows and ribbons.

      1. MarieAlana1 profile image74
        MarieAlana1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Praising Simone for her style? Isn't Simone a guy?

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
          Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I hope not - especially after that post Xmas office party encounter we had near the waste paper bin.  I have said enough.

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I can't believe I thought you were the one. Im unfollowing you first thing in the morning!

  15. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    always entertaining to open these threads... 

    Marie,

    meet the team, Simone loves big bows.
    http://hubpages.com/about/team

    1. paradigmsearch profile image95
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There have been some changes since the last time I dropped by that page...

      1. MarieAlana1 profile image74
        MarieAlana1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        There's more people now paradigmnsearch.

    2. MarieAlana1 profile image74
      MarieAlana1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oops.. I guess Simone is a girl... lol  Yeah, I guess I've seen that picture a hundred times before, but I never read the profile and have never seen the long hair. I just thought it to be strange that a man would be wearing a hat like that. Now, I understand. lol

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    khmohsinposted 4 years ago

    I also can't believe, but if that is true then this is very bad thing.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  17. ladydeonne profile image80
    ladydeonneposted 4 years ago

    As a Newbie, I am disappointed that you were unable to resolve your issues with HP.  I have publishd only one article.  My second article was put on non-pub  status because of a link violation.  Even though I replaced the link with a more appopriate one, I was advised that the non-pub status could not be reversed.  Now, it has been deleted.  I wish that it was possible to communicate directly with the Administration re problems.  HP members helped me to resolve my issue by takng respnsibility for getting my post out there by going with the flow and doing something different.

    I regret that you have been banned for the third time.  It is obvious to me that you really like being a part of the HP community as you have returned after being banned on two occassions.  I would recommend that you assess your behaviors and make an intention to change your thinking and your life circumstances.  Discovering the role you have played in causing your failures will enable you  to experience success in your next venture.

    Bon Voyage!

  18. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I suggest you start a new threads about your issue.  That will help people in giving advice relating to the problem.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Im just checking to see if shergs is back yet. Ive missed him so. sad

  20. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    I am getting the feeling that someone can steal our hubs and publish them elsewhere and change the date to one earlier than when our hubs were written and this way it looks like we are copying them instead of the other way around and we are flagged for duplicate content.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure you can change the date... Google knows which page was indexed first.

  21. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    Maybe it's time to include a copyright notice at the end of every hub we write but that actually means nothing as others can still steal our work and publish it elsewhere. sad There really seems to be no way to protect our work.

 
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