Duplicate Hubs - does anyone care?

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  1. nicomp profile image66
    nicompposted 9 years ago

    These two hubs are word-for-word identical in many places:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/3000-Words-on-M … nt-1574630

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-can-you-start-a-new-hub

    I reported this to both authors and also flagged one of the hubs over a week ago. One author should be ticked off and one should be banned; so far nothing has happened as far as I can tell.

    Should I care or is this a common occurrence?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Did you send an email to team@hubpages.com? That is probably the quickest way to get it removed. The original author also has a thread about this.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    I would think hubpages would care. Duplicate content isn't a good idea, in my book. But it's up to them.

    The first hub has been ranked frequently in the top hubs listing. So I'd think he would care.

  3. awsydney profile image57
    awsydneyposted 9 years ago

    The first hub has so many comments from sometime back while the second one has none. It's pretty obvious who's the culprit and he should be kicked out of this place.

  4. jonmarsh profile image56
    jonmarshposted 9 years ago

    That's pretty bold to copy it right back to hubpages.

    It probably doesn't hurt the original author since the hub is well established.

    1. awsydney profile image57
      awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's not the point Jon Marsh. I just think it's utterly unethical for someone to copy another's work and have the gall to paste it on  the same site waiting to be discovered. He might me more stupid than he is unethical!

      1. jonmarsh profile image56
        jonmarshposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I was just making a different point.

  5. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    The original author actually did post his concerns about this yesterday. So I have also flagged the one who copied. Hopefully the author did what Uninvited Writer said to do and email the team as well.

    1. nicomp profile image66
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I can tell the original author has disabled the "Contact me" link on his profile. I was unable to contact him directly when I noticed this situation. I suggest that everyone enable that link so we can help each other with issues such as this.

      Maybe I'm just a busybody.

      1. awsydney profile image57
        awsydneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No you're not. There should be zero tolerance for plagiarism especially when it comes with stupidity.

  6. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    The second hub is not just duplicate it is plagiarism and because there is adsesne on the second hub it is also a copyright infringement.

  7. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Nope you're not a busybody. No one wants this guy copying our hubs next.

    Feel free to contact me anytime, if you notice someone copying my hubs word for word.

  8. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    No way are you a busybody nicomp. You are doing the right thing by trying to warn the other person. You are a great guy for doing that nicomp. If someone was doing that to me I would definitely want you to tell me. and to help me out with it. I have mine up so you can contact me. smile

    And yea some ppl don't but that is up to them I guess even if there are ppl like us who want to help them out.

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image75
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    This has been dealt with already.

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Maddie!

    2. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah...Thanks Maddie...Copying really stinks...(to put it in a mild tone!)

  10. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 9 years ago

    KAPOW! Busted!

 
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