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Ack, trouble!

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    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.)

        1. psycheskinner profile image83
          psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            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?

            1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
              Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, the intricacies of online writing!

              1. profile image0
                Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                stalker.

                1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
                  Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  That would be "Walker".

                  1. profile image0
                    Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Yeah, walker... pecker.. something to do with chickens if I remember correctly.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image99
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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.
          http://darkside.hubpages.com/hub/capsules

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.
      Good luck.

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
          Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I appreciate that you acknowledged how awesome I am.

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            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I meant everyone but you Mr. chicken.

            1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
              Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              It only tastes like chicken!

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                Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                hush

                1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
                  Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I like it when you tell me to hush! Is my score going down?

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                    Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Im avoiding you. Can't you tell?

        2. Marisa Wright profile image99
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
            Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I Love Experts!

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            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            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!

            1. Marisa Wright profile image99
              Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You're welcome.  The internet is a big learning curve!

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                Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                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.

                1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
                  Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  There is a lot that you don't get.

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                    Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    I just love an expert!

                2. Marisa Wright profile image99
                  Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  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.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    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.  lol

  2. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    I went to look but I can't find the hub on your profile.  Maybe I'm overlooking it?

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?  smile

    2. lilmissmontana profile image86
      lilmissmontanaposted 5 years ago

      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.

    3. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

      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.

    4. LCDWriter profile image95
      LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

      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.

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ooh, thank you both, Im so excited to learn that!

    5. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

      By the way, you need to only use pictures that are not under copyright.  That means most pictures you find online are off limits.

    6. lovebuglena profile image86
      lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

      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.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I just did that! So glad to learn a new skill here. Do I need to contact the person whose hub I referenced though?

        1. Soul Man Walker profile image60
          Soul Man Walkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Man, this is a complicated racket!

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      Beth37posted 5 years ago

      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?

      1. LCDWriter profile image95
        LCDWriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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).

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Shoot! No, I didn't know about that and I deleted the other pics. Boo!
          Thank you so much. I hope that will help the pixelated issue Matthew was talking about.

      2. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Ok thanks! I wish Id have realized that before I went on my little deleting streak.
          Thanks to everyone!

    8. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

      Hi Beth.

      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.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        But I was so proud of myself.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well then - forget what I said and retain that feeling.

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            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            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.)

            1. wilderness profile image98
              wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I disagree with Mark - about 1% worth.  Occasionally I will link to an hub outside my account if I think it will improve reader experience.  Rarely, but I do do it.

    9. Divig Sethi profile image62
      Divig Sethiposted 5 years ago

      @Beth37  using images with watermark is a copyright issue, so it is safe to remove all the images

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        There's no watermark. Thank you though. smile

    10. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

      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.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol... <hits head against the wall.>

    11. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years ago

      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.

    12. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years ago

      Yay! I took all the pics down and found a different one... (no watermarks. lol)
      They republished it. Thanks again everyone. smile

    13. faythef profile image48
      faythefposted 5 years ago

      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..

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Id feel bad for you, but I don't know what a pattern is.

        1. faythef profile image48
          faythefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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..

          1. profile image0
            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Oh an actual pattern, I thought you meant a writing pattern of some kind.
            What a shame. Im sorry. sad

    14. WriteAngled profile image83
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

      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.

      1. faythef profile image48
        faythefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think you are right... I will look it over and see if I can figure something out...
        I wonder if I just write out the word and not abbreviate if it will make a difference.

    15. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years ago

      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.

    16. mr-veg profile image68
      mr-vegposted 5 years ago

      Good that at last you got through it smile

    17. Marketing Merit profile image96
      Marketing Meritposted 5 years ago

      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)

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Mktmerit, I subscribe to a database of compiled pics which follows the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). This particular site encourages the use of their images.

    18. faythef profile image48
      faythefposted 5 years ago

      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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