Have you heard of a site called http://encyclopedial.com/? I found one of my art

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  1. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 2 years ago

    Have you heard of a site called http://encyclopedial.com/? I found one of my articles there today.

    I began copying the titles to other articles and pasting them into our HP search box.  Every article I checked was from HubPages.  Here is the URL for the site. http://encyclopedial.com/  It appears this person has targeted HubPages and is stealing a lot of our work.  FYI, there are comment boxes at the end of each article.

  2. Helga Silva profile image84
    Helga Silvaposted 2 years ago

    You are absolutely right! In fact, tons of Hubpages articles are copied, even the pictures. Hope someone will look into this.

  3. SgtCecil profile image95
    SgtCecilposted 2 years ago

    they stole my most popular article last month. i emailed them, asking them to take it down and they did in less than a day.

    i think they're counting on those writers who don't check their hubpages accounts.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have their email address?  I can't find one for them.

    2. SgtCecil profile image95
      SgtCecilposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      i don't remember the email address exactly but i found it via whois.com

    3. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have more info from hp staff and WordPress. I'm at work now.will post it later today.

    4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The whois.domaintools info lists the same e-mail address for the site's "Admin," "tech," and "registrant" ... umkan@hotmail.com
      Dunno if sending him DMCA's to that address will do any good, but we can always spam the hell out of him with gay porn. smile

  4. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    cam....I went to this site. I recognize numerous titles there of hubs written, word for word by our fellow-hubbers.  However, the author (or authors) of this site very boldly admits to being a member of hubpages, if I'm reading it correctly.  How can this be?  Every article shows that it is posted by "Admin"  ????  Is it possible this person thinks he/she is perfectly entitled to copy hubs and place them on this Encyclopedia site w/o giving credit to the original author?  Can anyone be so bold & brazen a thief & admit they write for HP OR just this stupid OR know exactly what they're doing?
    I really don't get it!

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    Sum-Beeeeyatch! Found one of my pieces on this crapsite. Time to make this choad bite the digital curb. (grabs torch and pitchfork)

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      LOL....I saw at least one of yours Keith, maybe more.  I was in shock at how many titles I recognized by our fellow writers.  I spent a bit of time on there.  He/She writes about HP in general & being a member!!!

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't resist, I left this comment on the one I found:
      "I hope you didn't hurt your back when you lifted this article which I wrote on HubPages.com and posted it as your own work on this crappy site. Remove it immediately if not sooner!"

    3. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome.  If he leaves the articles up, the people who visit his site will be able to read your comment.  That will be nice publicity for him.

    4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I upped my game this morning. I went back to both of my articles that he's stolen and commented, "I’m going to keep coming back to this page and telling everyone what a F***ING THIEF you are until it’s taken down."

    5. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I believe encyclopedial.com is having some difficulties.  First, they haven't posted an article since December 10.  Second, I can't access their site.  I only get a blank screen. My internet is slow, but I'm accessing other sites with no problem.

    6. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, I'm getting a blank page there too. I hope this means that they've been crushed under the weight of multiple DMCA's by pissed off hubbers!!

    7. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Your torch and pitchfork may have scared them off.  smile

    8. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Woohoo! Virtual high five!!

    9. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I did see that the site was for sale.  Let's hope it doesn't pop up again with a new owner.

  6. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 2 years ago

    The following link was provided to me by WordPress, whom I contacted because the person we are discussing uses WordPress for his blog.  WordPress is in no way connected to this person.  Here is the link to the site where you can see probably hundreds of HP articles, http://whois.domaintools.com/encyclopedial.com

    Here is the email address WordPress gave me to file a complaint,
    abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com .  It is an automated email, so I doubt anything will come of that.  In their automated response, they directed me to the following site and form to file my complaint:
    http://publicdomainregistry.com/report-abuse-complain/ .

    Here is a bit of interesting information though.  Follow this link to learn more about encyclopedial.com..... http://whois.domaintools.com/encyclopedial.com

    The bottom line is that I don't yet have an email adress to which I can send a DMCA.  I encourage anyone who has been wronged by these people to at least fill out the form on http://publicdomainregistry.com/report-abuse-complain/ .

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I left a comment at the end of my story on encyclopedial.com. It was removed quickly. I joined their feed. Eight articles were added today as of 6:40pm.  There are 164 pages on the site equalling 1640 articles. I estimate more than half are HP hubs.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've found two of my articles on this site so far and have left suitably angry comments on both of them. I signed them "Pissed off Hubber.". Still skimming thru to see if there are more....

 
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