Check this site for plagiarism of your writing!

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  1. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    I found an article of mine on this website: I have issued A DCMA notice, but many other articles I checked were copied from other sites. I did not run across any Hubs, but my article was lifted at Blogger.

    Also at this site:

    1. kenneth avery profile image66
      kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Gerhoads64, thanks, my friend. I did find ONE hub from my master hub  file list that had  been copied, but the low lifes did leave me a headline.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What's funny is that none of those articles meet the standards for length, etc. on Google, which is why the Yahoo writing site failed.  400 words or less usually won't cut it in today's competitive writing world.

      I left Yahoo and deleted  my articles long before they went bust.  I save them to use as topics for others I might want to write. 

      The bottom line is that the plagiarist is coping work that didn't make it, so his sites will probably fail, also!

      1. WordCrafter09 profile image71
        WordCrafter09posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I dumped Yahoo long before they failed too because one of their "network sites" made a big deal about writing in your own voice about your own experience.  So I did that (and in decent grammar and "whatever"),and I got an e.mail back from an editor that asked "what informed" what I wrote (when what I wrote made it clear where the information was coming from - my experience!).  Obviously, their "editors" were not really reading some stuff. (This thing was in no way a technical subject, so that wasn't the problem.)

        The only real point I'm making/agreeing with (since Yahoo is long gone) is that "legitimate", conscientious, contributors to anything can often see some things coming long before they do.  Scammers, thieves, and "borderliners"  most often have disappointment or rude awakening ahead of them (and that apparently includes sites that have "editors" who, maybe, scan for grammar problems and call something, "edited").  As you can see, I can only "not hold a grudge" as long as I'm not reminded of something (like having a perfectly well written, guidelines-carefully-followed, (700 or so words) thing returned to me by a site that said, "only first-person experience stuff" and then asked "what informed it".   They failed.  "Surprise!!!"  It's probably not the healthiest thing that I find such joy in their downfall after such a little, tiny, thing (and this long after it happened); but I do.    lol   (You know what they say about the "small joys in life". - and that includes thinking about people stealing stuff that isn't going anywhere for one reason or another.   smile  )

  2. profile image0
    Copper Manposted 3 years ago

    I think your site has a close relationship to three that I came across with articles of my own, material I thought long since removed from the Internet. I have a Forum post about it at Duplicate Content. The three I know of are, and When you access these sites (as well as, they all have almost identical formats.

    The stories and/or articles of mine they purloined came from the old Yahoo Contributors venue, now defunct. I suspect the owner(s) of these bogus sites have or had access to the old Yahoo servers from which they plucked the items.

    1. profile image0
      Copper Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      An update on the matter. I just stumbled onto another of my articles from Yahoo at this site: You might check there, although I could find no way to contact them.

      1. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
        Gcrhoads64posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Copper Man. I did find more of my old Yahoo articles on the previous sites. Still waiting for those to come down.

    2. RonElFran profile image98
      RonElFranposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Like you, I have found a number of my old YCN articles on eggvan. They seem to be very prolific copiers! When I email them a takedown demand, they do comply. The problem is they have so many of my articles, which I must discover and then demand be taken down, that I haven't yet got all of them removed from their site.

      I just use the email form at the bottom of the article. So far, they've removed all I've requested them to.

  3. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    Copper Man,
    These articles had been originally on Yahoo before I moved them to my blog. If I hadn't been trying to publish them here, I never would have known. I found another article at porkyjuice and the format is very similar to eggvan. I will have to check all my former Yahoo articles I moved to blogs after the shutdown.

    The owner did take the articles down quickly when I sent him a DMCA notice.  I also notified Google Adsense that this site was using plagiarized material.

    Glad I could help, kenneth! smile

    1. profile image0
      Copper Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Here's another: Same format, same bold-as-brass thievery. It would not surprise me to find hundreds of the old posts at Yahoo have experienced a similar fate.

  4. Little Elvis profile image72
    Little Elvisposted 3 years ago

    You should always watch your hubs Haha. Copying is way easy then writing.

  5. almostshakespeare profile image60
    almostshakespeareposted 3 years ago

    Silly thieves! It's obvious, that duplicated content will not help their websites to gain a SEO value - or whatever they're looking for.

    Sometimes they use special software to copy from you, so contacting a website owner will not solve the problem.

    Make it harder to copy from you - add links to your other hubs in the post (when they will copy, they could leave the links and readers will understand who is the author); use plagiarism checker (I know even a free one at, contact web host to block the website.

  6. firstcookbooklady profile image87
    firstcookbookladyposted 3 years ago

    should I feel some hurt feelings if they stole none of mine..

  7. FelishiyaPS profile image83
    FelishiyaPSposted 3 years ago

    I also found a site named, which has taken my Hub. I also found one more article on the same site, which was related to another Hubber. This is frustrating.


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