Well, somebody ripped off one of my hubs (Hubnuggets nominee How to Quit Smoking: An Easy Method). It's hilarious. You can see mine here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Quit-Smo … asy-Method
And theirs here:
Some of it is paraphrased (looks like it was translated into another language and then back into English), just enough that it wouldn't get an automatic flag on the hub. It's really funny because the stuff that was copied in its entirety is stuff about ME that is personal TO me!
What is with some people?!?
I flagged the hub and hope that this is dealt with forthwith!
It will be gone pretty quickly if past experience is anything to go by. You would think they would at least post it at another site.
Guess some people never learn.
I also flagged it, indicating it was copied much from your Hub submitted two weeks previously.
"Nicotinism". Yeah that's a common word. See it every day in signs that say "No nicotinism allowed".
I flagged the knock-off. And yes, the jerk *did* leave a comment on the original. The nerve!
The hub is now unpublished...
And I believe it is the same person that also left a comment in my 30STM hub about being excited about the third album, a hub which I promoted on the 30STM forum.
Ummm, ftr, some people over there have a very bizarre sense of humor... O_o. Not sure if the person in question is also a member of the 30STM forum, but I wouldn't be completely shocked if that were the case...
Sorry to hear that they are stealing from you again. But luckily, dumb criminals.
It reminds me of a story. I was a doorman at a club. My buddy who was a bouncer got his wallet stolen at the beach. Three nights later guys walks in and shows me an ID. It was my buddy's ID. Called him over and showed while the guy stood there and waited. Let's just say it didn't end well for the thief.
Dumb theives always get caught and I am glad you caught him.
I know, isn't it crazy? Think of the nerve, knocking off a hub and leaving essentially a link to your knockoff on the original hub? LOL!
It always kills me when people copy hubs on HubPages itself...
Right, Susan. What's the point? It's going to get found (heck, we've got a GREAT community on here!) and it's going to get reported. So why even bother?
I don't understand how people can miss the point of originality. It is *so* important to getting good traffic!
I'm so glad that you spotted this. If no one speaks up, people will think they can get away with it.
I write a lot of articles and they're legally everywhere on the internet and in magazines too. However I have spotted a few of them posted on what I call "Dumpster Sites." Sites that think they can dump anyone's work into while others filter through it and take for free whatever they want.
Regulations are slow to catch up and it's important that we keep pressing for standards and enforcement of guidelines.
It was actually Maggs224 who spotted it and e-mailed me. She gets the credit for having spotted it and gotten it taken care of for me!
Holy crap, EM--this is the first time I've been around today so I just saw this--I can't believe it!! What a jerk How did u find it??
Seriously - they must have had more front than Blackpool. It's bad enough to plagiarise to start with - but peeing in your own back yard? That's wayyyyy naughty.
Glad it seems to have been resolved, in as much as it's been removed EM.
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery
What would the world be like without plagiarism and spam? I wonder?????
I just got a fun idea if anyone wants to go with it. I am going to create a goofy short story 4 pages long. Everyone rip it off with a similar enough title so that everyone can compare. Let's see how goofy they get going down the telephone. Line, feel free to rip off the rip off's
here is the link:
http://www.hubpages.com/hub/The-best-st … paragraphs
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