somebody plagiarized my hub on another site and...

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  1. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 8 years ago

    yeah, somebody plagiarized my hub on another site, made it seem like it was theirs, no link no name etc, I had a bit of a go, so to speak, then when I realised they had taken it off, I went back to the site, and saw that they were all apologetic, and I ended up apologising to them for being a bit snotty! typical, does anybody else apologise for something when it is the other persons fault? or is it only me...

    1. advisor4qb profile image77
      advisor4qbposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      THEY should be apologizing to YOU!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nell, I'm glad this turned out OK (and no, you're not the only one...) - however, a word of advice for next time.

      If someone copies your work on their site, never "have a go" at them in the comments.  Some Hubbers have been stalked, or had their own Hubs/sites attacked, by a nasty plagiarist.

      It's best to keep it impersonal - follow the official route, as Relache suggests.

  2. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    Copying someone else's stuff is just not on.  I feel for you Nell rose and am glad that, in this instance, they removed the offending article.

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hi, sorry I have'nt answered, yeah it is ok now, they keep apologizing to me and have virtually offered me a job, or something, I am waiting to see what it is. I personally think they panicked! actually I don't know if it is a job, but they said they want to work with me! probably to make me do all the work while they take the credit!!! not falling for it this time. Thanks again. ps my computer is only working at the moment when it feels like it, as we have bad weather and the reception is c...p! Nell

  3. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Report the plagiarized article to the admin on that site, and hopefully they will take it down.

  4. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Hahah, yea, I've apologized for acting ways when I was entitled to act that way...this was a time when you probably were entitled to being a little annoyed and had to be assertive to get the material removed.

    When a person does it, and covers up their knowledge of purposely doing it with being so sweet and apologetic it plays with your feelings. smile They are guilty and know it...and they know they lost their fight...annnd then they make you feel bad for doing what you needed to which was catching them in the act.

    Just laugh, and move on as thankfully they took it down. Don't feel bad...I've done similar stuff liek this before. It's called being too nice.

    1. Stimp profile image73
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seems you all need to sign up for "Stimp's Class on Not Being Nice" lol  I try to make people accountable for everything that way the attention is off of me lol  Kidding, of course

    2. lorlie6 profile image81
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow-I thought I was the only one!yikes

  5. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Go to that site, find the pages where they detail their copyright policy and then file whatever sort of report and info they require.

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks relache, I did try but could'nt find my way in, in the end I left them a stinking message on their comments on an inside page (behind a picture that you had to click) now they are being verrrryyyy smarmy!!

  6. tony0724 profile image57
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery !

  7. RevLady profile image60
    RevLadyposted 8 years ago

    Hi Nell Rose. First, I compliment you on your willingness to accept the remorse of the plagiarist. It speaks volumes about you as a person.

    Secondly, you did not actually apologize for something that was someone else's fault but rather, for what you felt was your "snotty" response. In other words, you did not apologize for them plagiarizing your material, but for your response to it. 

    In any case, I am so glad it worked out well. As they say, all's well that ends well.  Have a stellar day.

  8. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Hi Nell Rose.

    What was the site that you found your work on? 

    This then gives others here the opportunity to check to see if their work is also there.

    If you prefer not to post that site in the forum; I would appreciate it if you could email the identity to me please hmm

    I am doing an article on this subject and would appreciate the evidentiary information.


    1. Dao Hoa profile image61
      Dao Hoaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is a good idea to post the site so we can check for our written materials too.

      1. Nell Rose profile image92
        Nell Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  9. Frugal Fanny profile image51
    Frugal Fannyposted 8 years ago

    Oh hell.... I've apologized to the fridge for backing into it, before!  lol

    For some people, I think it's just a reflex. I'm glad you caught the person.... imitation may be flattery, but outright copying is just the lazy person's way of getting the flattery themselves for something that is well written.

  10. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 8 years ago

    Hi, this is just an update for people to check whether their work has been copied (stolen!) ggrrr... I have written it all down on Pearldivers comment. but I will give the name here again. it is 'Paranormal And Strange World' with a link to something called 123 people. just in case you want to check. okay? thanks. Nell


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