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If I delete a hub, how can I retain proof that I am the original author?

  1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    If I delete a hub, how can I retain proof that I am the original author?

    If I delete a hub, and it exists somewhere else on the internet (i.e. someone stole it), is there something I should to to retain proof that I was the original author?

  2. Angela Blair profile image80
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    Sherry -- when in doubt -- type out a hard copy of the Hub with your copyright in place, the date you wrote the Hub  and your handwritten signature at the bottom of the page. Put the whole thing in an envelope, seal it and mail it to yourself. When you receive it DO NOT open it but put it in a file for safe keeping. We've done this numerous times with my brother's poetry and words to his music -- it's a winner.

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    calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

    It will still be recorded somewhere in Hubpages' database, but a better solution is to simply unpublish the hub, rather than delete it permanently.  That way it will still be listed in your account with the date on which it was first published, but it won't be live online.  You can use a screenshot of your acct page with the publish data as proof if necessary.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What if I wanted to publish it somewhere else that doesn't allow duplicate content though? Would it show as a duplicate even if it was unpublished?

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      calculus-geometryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If it's in the "unpublished" state it's no longer online.  Only you can access it by logging in to your account.  Feel free to post it elsewhere.

  4. Goody5 profile image77
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Honestly I believe once you delete a hub it's gone. If you chose to do this because of the new idled hub status or those Zzz's, then I highly recommend to you and everyone else not to be in a rush and delete those sleeping hubs. I wrote a hub on a quick fix for those nasty Zzz's, which will get you the green light for that hub which you worked so hard on in just 24 hours - http://goody5.hubpages.com/hub/Quick-fi … led-status

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Even though none of my hubs are Zzz'd. since the idle feature came along my google traffic has completely evaporated. It very frustrating when I watched them climb slowly all these months. I'm thinking about moving my hubs.

    2. Goody5 profile image77
      Goody5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To be honest with you once again Sherry, I think the Hub Pages is coming to a quick end. September 15th 2012 might just be the ending date on the R.I.P. sign.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In that case Goody5, what would be the point in waking up idle hubs, or waiting around for formerly successful hubs to spring back to life?

  5. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    i find it helpful to write my hubs on my computer. You always have the original copy. If you move a hub or unpublish it, you might wait a few weeks until the cached copy is also removed. Be patient as hubpages will come back.

 
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