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Do people copy other peoples articles/ideas on here a lot?

  1. Looarah profile image54
    Looarahposted 7 years ago

    Do people copy other peoples articles/ideas on here a lot?

    I'm new, I've written two litte hubs to get into the swing of things then just now I come on and see a VERY similar hub to the one I wrote two days ago... is this common? Just wondering!! smile

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    You need to contact staff about this if you think that you've been copied.  You might need to find out about the other hubs original publication date though - it "could" be before your hub's date.

    The staff here isn't going to be supportive of a "author" that copies another, and I promise you that.

  3. Looarah profile image54
    Looarahposted 7 years ago

    It's not like they copied me verbatim though, I'm probably being OTT, I don't mind people writing things about the same subject... that's obviously going to happen, but it had nearly the same title and they used the same analogy in the intro :\

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I think it is common and not necessarily copying ideas.  It is entirely possible with the number of people on here that they just may have the same or similar idea.   I wrote a Hub on saving money, all my own idea and written without seeing anyone else's Hubs on the subject and I see all kinds of similar Hubs on the same subject.

    Whose Hub was published first?  I think given that the same analogy was used, I would contact admin just to be safe.

  5. stuff4you profile image64
    stuff4youposted 7 years ago

    everyone copies ideas up to a point.

    it would be necessary to spin an article you copy before submitting it so that its not detected as a copy.

    that being said, I highly recommend people don't copy other hubs or any articles but rather, try to just be inspired by them if possible