it used to be the case that when when you flagged a hubpage, you could comment with your reason for doing such to help the hubteam understand, i used the box to put links to websites that certain hubbers had copied and pasted word for word and published on hubpages as their own work, i can only flag them for "other" reasons without telling hubpages why.
today i noticed an author who joined hubpages 3 days ago and has published 62 hubs has copied and pasted all of "his" work from other websites, i flagged one of them under the link other but was unable to give a reason.
Is there any chance the reason for flagging hubs could have the box back where we can tell hubpages why we have flagged them?.....jimmy
That would be an excellent suggestion. As it would take the guess work out of the person reviewing the complaint as to the reasons why the person was reporting it.
You now have the option of entering a brief explanation when flagging a hub. Anything beyond around 200 characters will be truncated when it is stored, so keep it short.
thanks paul that will help a great deal now we can say why we flag a hub when none of the options match.....jimmy
I remember seeing a hub copied word for word the other day. So indeed, I flagged it and the box was there. I gave the url it was copied from too. People who do that will get caught.
Well that's a given. But at least if HubPages does something about it, the person will become discouraged from doing it again. Copying someone else's work is not fruitful, nor does it give you any sense of satisfaction [I find]. But the really laughable thing was, the person could hope to make no revenue from it because it was an article against Google.
I had someone hit one of my other blogs and take posts ..20 of them! The network I work for on that blog sent a legal letter asking she remove the pages..she moved them to another address...GRRR!
And so we are playing a cat and mouse game at the moment of her moving pages,a nd me reporting. It is very irritating.
You must be very frustrated. To avoid all this, I'd recommend not writing so well in the first place =]
Haha Mark, I noticed that! I think there is something in there - flag someone's hub just to check ^_^ - provided it does actually have bad writing in it.
And Isabella [sorry for addressing you],
I can't believe anything of the sort doesn't result in any action. If you ask me, that's stealing and someone could at least do something about it, can't they? I suppose that's where the users of HP come into play, by boycotting that hub or something.
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