How would you feel if someone paraphrased your hub into their own?
If you write a hub & a few days later, one of your followers writes a strikingly similar hub, how would you react? This has happened to me 6 times to date.
I'd flag it and send it to staff for review. Or I might chuckle.
I get hub flags for duplicate content. Why don't they? I flag their hub and never hear anything back from hubpages. Yet their hub stays after I flag it. It isn't fair. I updated a hub I wrote a year ago with photos, and it got flagged for duplicate content. I searched w/plagarism tool and found a follower who wrote hub just last week. Yet mine is over a year old, content not changed, just updated with photos to draw traffic. Not one word was changed, not even in summary. I am hurt and do not think it is fair that I should be flagged when mine was pubbed first. :-(
Yeah, it happens to me too. Just make your hub better with photos, videos, polls, etc and hopefully they won't be able to steal your traffic. I was bummed when I saw someone do it the first time, but comforted myself with the saying, "Imitation is the best form of flattery."
Edit: As for flags, contact HP through email and explain the situation. They will understand and will probably republish your hub.
I agree with Wesman, this is not acceptable. We work hard on our hubs and I hate to think of someone stealing our work. Definitely flag it and report to the staff.
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