I got a msg. that I have a watermarked pic on one of my hubs. (It has 4 pics and b/c it is a humor piece, they add a much needed boost to the effort.) I removed the 4th pic thinking that was the offending pic, however I received another alert today saying I still needed to remove it. I have looked at the 3 pics as closely as possible and I can't see the watermark. It's on a hub called Life is Humiliating. If anyone knows how to identify the pic, pls let me know and thank you!
I looked at your account and see that you had a Hub moderated.
The issue is not watermarks, but pixelated images.
All the images in the Hub are pixelated.
Oh... so aren't all pics on the net pixelated? Does this simply mean the dots are separating? lol.. .I know nothing about tech stuff, Im sorry. Are all 3 pics offensive or can 1, 2 or 3 be used? (I really wanna keep #2.)
Yes, that is what it means. If a picture is "stretched" to a size that is too big for it the edges get jagged. You need pictures that are about 500 pixels wide or more to display at full size.
Ok, I think only 2 of them are too big then. Thanks.
And I did that link/word thing, thanks! So now I have included someone elses article in my hub... should I have contacted them first?
Oh, the intricacies of online writing!
Yeah, walker... pecker.. something to do with chickens if I remember correctly.
Photos on the net are pixelated if you copy them incorrectly (or illegally)!
ALL photos on the internet are copyright (which means you can't use them), unless there's a statement somewhere on the page that says otherwise. If they are available for use, there will always be a way to download them or link to them so that they won't be pixelated.
I wrote a Hub on how to get pictures from Flickr - you'll find it on the slider on my profile.
It sounds like you also need to read this Hub on how to use Capsules.
Beth....I had this same experience a couple of times.....After carefully examining each pic and not being able to detect a watermark, I wrote to HP, asking them to help me out. They sent me an email with the watermarked pic, both times, so that I could delete the offending pic.
After going to your site and not finding the hub you mentioned, it appears they may have taken it down, due to the problem you were having, finding the watermarked pic.
FYI...should this happen to you again, it helps sometimes to ENLARGE the pics as much as possible, which can often make the watermark visible.......(click on the pic and hit CTRL and tap on the + (plus) key to enlarge a photo)....to return it to normal size.....do the same thing with the - (minus/dash) key.
You're all awesome. Thanks. The pic was enlarged, I guess that was the problem. There was no watermark, Matthew corrected me. I am going to make them smaller and see if that helps.
I appreciate that you acknowledged how awesome I am.
I like it when you tell me to hush! Is my score going down?
Im not good at ignoring ppl... even trolls. I was never given permission to be rude. I do have a sharp tongue though so watch it.
Dang girl! Don't get me started on the sharp tongue thing!
You've been told the picture was pixelated, which means it was poor quality. This often happens if you see a thumbnail picture on the internet and try to save it. You'll wind up with a small photo that looks awful if it's blown up (pixelated). However there's often a reason for that - it's because the photographer doesn't want people to copy his photos free.
There are thousands of photos on Flickr which are "Creative Commons" licensed.
I thought every pic on the net was made up of pixels... Ok, well I will look up that site tomorrow. Ive had a hard time finding pics with no mark on them. Thank you Marisa!
You're welcome. The internet is a big learning curve!
It's funny... I would have thought very few ppl knew the internet better than I considering Ive lived in it for over 3 years, but when it comes to tech stuff, I guess I dont know too much.
My score is going down by association. Shoo before I wake up with a 2 by my name.
There are worse things that can happen.
Im gonna find myself in trouble if I dont say good night. I cant resist a good banter.
Now you understand the block. I also know how to sign off which Id better do... good night.
What could possibly happen? Please don't go, yet!
What? You are very intriguing. I can't get you off of my mind. This has never happened before.
mine are. and Im pretty sure you are at least 2/3 crazy.
haha, now that was out of the blue. some one has a gf if I recall... and are we even allowed to talk on these threads like this? I can feel my score plummeting as we speak.
I love it when you talk about your plummeting score. Mine is rising!
yeah... I thought so. Now I really have to go. c u when you're revived as mike hammer or whoever you come back as next time. bye
I ain't no Mike Hammer, baby, although I used to know Mickey Spillane. I ain't no light weight Hubber with a thin line. I'm the real deal. I fill the bill. Take it or leave it. I will do just fine tomorrow.
You literally just went down a point. lol... too funny.
I can't take it, Ill have to leave it Im afraid...
Ok senor... sweet dreams.
I'm in your dreams, and you love it! Call me a liar! Scores?
maybe a little. what got you so worked up? you were fine being blocked.
I know a real lady when I see one! You have me worked up!n Tell me what I need to do.
Quit it. you're making this too hard. just say good night for heavens sake!
Yeah, it would be a real good night . . . the best one you ever had!
Too hard? You don't know the half of it!
Ok.. I really am signing off... don't respond cause I wont be here. This is my last post. Grrr... Im so gonna regret this stupid thread tomorrow. Good by you... have a good night.
It's funny, isn't it? There are so many little tricks to writing online, and unless you're actively looking for information, a lot of it can pass you by.
And as we've observed, it can change from one day to the next. What makes sense one minute ends up hurting you the next. Idling hubs helps our traffic one moment, and doesn't help the next. Low traffic hubs hurts our site one minute, and not the next. BS BS BS BS, and more BS.
I went to look but I can't find the hub on your profile. Maybe I'm overlooking it?
Im so dumb, I forgot they removed it. Well I have no idea what to do except remove all 3 pics and it took me forever to find them. Grrr... (Thanks anyway!)
Ok, well here's one more tech question if anyone knows.
You know when you use one word like "dress" and it is highlighted blue and takes you to someone elses hub on a specific dress... how do you do that?
I can't find your hub either. Is it possible that they took it down until you remove the watermarked picture? If you can put the URL to it here, I will certainly take a look and do my best to help.
If you open the text capsule, highlight the word by double clicking on it and click the button that has a picture of a few links of chain. It will give you a box to put the place you want to link to.
Beth, when you are in the capsule, highlight the word, then choose the link icon at the top while the word is highlighted (looks like a chain) and that will allow you to enter a URL.
By the way, you need to only use pictures that are not under copyright. That means most pictures you find online are off limits.
When you edit the hub click edit in the text capsule that has the word or phrase that you want to use as a link and click on the link symbol and follow the steps there to create the link. The link symbol is looks like a chain.
Matthew, it seems to me the problem is the only option the hub offers is at the end of each text. Instead of allowing the pic to remain a normal size, as it does when posted to the side of the text, it blows up twice the size when pasted below... what should we do about that?
Have you tried choosing the picture to be half size or smaller? Then you can still put it in the middle if you want but it will stay smaller. I've done that with some of my pictures. Just go to the edit button of the picture and you'll see a drop down box to change its size (regardless of where it is in the hub).
You can make it full width (500 px minimum) or half width (250 px minimum).
Either way, if it comes out looking fuzzy, delete it.
I will maybe get shot down but I don't see the point in linking from your hub to someone else's.
If you are going to link to something, link to something else of yours.
There are a few reasons for this - ignoring completely the lovely but ultimately pointless sharing caring side.
1. You keep your visitor with you.
2. You don't have to constantly rebuild links when people remove content, get banned, etc.
3. You do not need to worry about the quality of pages you are linking to. It's bad enough maintaining your own, without checking what someone may have done with that page.
In my opinion - there are way more than too many links on my pages to other people's content. Add in the adverts and the chances of keeping someone within your sub domain are - arguably - lower than they should be.
Well then - forget what I said and retain that feeling.
Don't be mad at me ublicious. You have your thousands of adoring fans and naked women in your trees... all I had was this one little link.
(But I do understand your point... Im sure you're right.)
@Beth37 using images with watermark is a copyright issue, so it is safe to remove all the images
Certainly it would be safer to remove the watermarked picture before you get in any more trouble.
I'm surprised you didn't notice it.
Ugh, I just got another email... I can't fix this stupid hub. I changed the pics, I made them smaller... the pics made it funny. lol... I guess I will have to remove the pics and see if that fixes it. So sad.
Yay! I took all the pics down and found a different one... (no watermarks. lol)
They republished it. Thanks again everyone.
So happy yours is fixed.....I just got a message that the pattern I created has been published on another site...NOW THAT IS ANNOYING!..I spent days creating and writing that pattern..
Id feel bad for you, but I don't know what a pattern is.
I wrote a pattern for a knitted sock...some parts of a sock ..such as the toe and the heel may be similar to other sock patterns..there is only so many ways to do that..
Maybe you need to invent your own abbreviations for knit and purl, even something as simple as using kn and pl rather than k and p. Then, even if some of the sequences are the same as elsewhere, they will not register as such.
Yeah, I definitely see I have a huge knowledge deficit when I come here when it comes to all the ins and outs... Its been a few months and Ive barely scraped the surface. It's a big deal just to be receiving earnings right now.
It's a long thread so apologies if I have missed something, but you don't appear to attribute your images in your hubs Beth.
Are you using copyrighted images without permission?
Some images may contain digital watermarks/fingerprints. These are not necessarily visible but are evident in the image properties.
(Note that problem is with pixelation)
WriteAngled..I changed all of the abbreviations by writing them out..after doing so..my hub was cleared for publication and published..thank you
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