Commenter appears to be bragging about plagiarizing me . . .

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  1. joanhall profile image89
    joanhallposted 4 years ago

    I just got a comment on a short story that I wrote (for those of you who know me, it was NOT the Cinderella story; it's another one).

    The commenter said, "NICE!!! NOW I GOT A+++ ON MY TEST!!!"

    There is no factual information in the story that could have helped anyone pass a test of knowledge, so I can only assume that it was a writing assignment.

    The commenter's name was "ANONAMOUS" (you would think that Anonamous's teacher would have suspected the story was plagiarized because everything was spelled correctly).

    I know there's nothing I can do about it.  I just felt like venting.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    More likely someone building a spam profile.  they do this by trying to look like a real account by posting completely random comments.

    1. joanhall profile image89
      joanhallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Would they be able to get a benefit like that when there is no link attached to their username?  Or is the link just not showing up because the comment is still pending my approval (I'n new to HubPages, so not sure how that part works)?

      1. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        If you spam on the first comment you get banned right away as first comments are often moderated.  If you get several inane cut and paste comments approved then you can get through a dozen spams before being stopped.  It is a common strategy.  they will have just used a generic comment that would apply to many hubs as they tend to be non-fiction articles.

        1. joanhall profile image89
          joanhallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, I get it.

          I hope that's the case.  I think I would prefer a spammer to a thief.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Here is a link to a post with instructions as to how to set up comments for your approval or denial. … -are-shown

    If they are a HP member report them.

  4. Craftypicks profile image82
    Craftypicksposted 4 years ago

    Well some kid did well on their English paper. My Sister in law is a College professor and requires the kids to submit papers electronically. She then checks them for duplicate copy. She catches kids all the time.

  5. DealForALiving profile image91
    DealForALivingposted 4 years ago

    This is some really awful stuff. I hope no one out there is copying my content!

    1. Dale Hyde profile image83
      Dale Hydeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Not much one can do if a person is submitting handwritten articles for school work.  I do get requests at times from college students requesting to quote some of my material here, on my blog and on my website.  I usually give them permission to do so as long as they credit it.  Most colleges allow that as long as credit is given on the paper to the author.

      However, this evening I have been keeping busy by filing against folks who are copying my work online.  It is not as hard as it used to be to file and I usually get good results in a fairly short period of time.  The below link is good for filing a DMCA complaint with Google, but keep in mind, when Google pulls the page from search and cache, it still sits on other search engines.  The only pages I know they will take down are Blogger pages as Blogger is owned by Google.

      Report alleged copyright infringement: Web Search … otice?rd=1


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