False "duplicate" flag on a hub... How do duplicate flags come about? What do I do?
I got a flag saying my hub was a "duplicate" even though it is not. I scoured the other hubs and could not . What do I do?
Daniel, my fiancee had this trouble the other day. It just means that something looks the same as something other on the net. Thus, you may have copied a piece of text from a website and placed it in your hub.
That is unfortunate... Its a History Hub... you have to quote in History or you have no proof of your claims.
You have to make sure your original text is more than what you quote.
I had a smiliar situation. At least in my case I had written about the same topic previously, although the images were different and I had written a new version. I can only think that it might be a key word search or something.
I ended up deleting mine because nothing I tried to do resolved it.
I often think that machines trun hub pages. It is like dealing with the Wizard of Oz.
I write a lot about oil and gas issues. I was in that business for 22 years. A lot of other people write about it on Hubpages and other sites. Some material is going to look similar because the issues are the same--just the opinions differ.
If a hub is suspected of being a duplicate, why not identify the other source so you can see what the moderator is talking about. It is a pretty one sided issue.
Finally, I thought it was all right to share hubs on other sites. I wrote a hub and I was requested by a site in the United Kingdom to run it, with no compensation, but they included a link back to HubPages.
Is passing along my own work to other sites duplicating materials. If I own the copyright, I do not see where HubPages should have a problem.
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