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Our hubs are being republished here

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago
    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you should report to staff, looks like they stole the site. what do all those characters mean? anyone know? hmm

  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Actually I don't see any real backlinks. Pure steal yikes

  3. shazwellyn profile image45
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Bleeding nora... it doesnt even look that professional!  Does this mean that our hubs might come up as duplicate if we close shop and publish elsewhere?

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    No idea how Google handles this. It's clearly a rip off from HubPages, but does a human eye look at it or just a Google-bot?

    1. shazwellyn profile image45
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If a human alerts google, then a google human checks it out.  They must be getting heaps of revenue from this steal!

  5. ThoughtfulSpot profile image71
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    The links even take you directly to copies of the Hub forums.  Ridiculous!

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    Just have to hope the HubPages team can tear their playhouse down.

  7. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    It honestly appears to be stolen all of the information is duplicate and it includes many of us hubbers. HP will take care of it, I am certain. smile

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago

    This is an outrage!

    My stuff has copy rights notices on it! This is against international law!

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, I am afraid not much can be done in this case - unless they are hosted in US, which I doubt very much. I don't really understand the purpose of this. If they modify Amazon links to their own id though, reporting them to Amazon may be an option...

      EDIT: No, they don't...
      I really don't understand why they are doing it...

  9. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

    I have two articles in that site and one in China Daily,

    this is crazy

  10. Ivorwen profile image74
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    It seems they have current avatars and everything.  It really makes me wonder how it is done.

    The only adds I saw were the amazon ones.  Can anything really be done, if they are not using AdSense type adds?

    1. SimeyC profile image99
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow I even have a link to a wikipedia article which is duplicated on this site....

  11. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    It will be o.k. HP will deal with it, they always do I am certain they will give us an update so don't get to alarmed, I e-mailed them and you can bet others did to. smile

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    None of the links come back to HubPages. They are internal links with hubs copied to that site. As Misha said, it is stealing and nothing more.

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    That site had to be done with a crawler script. It is an exact copy of HubPages without the Hubpages logos. The text and links are copied but the links are changed to remain on that site.

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    I did the same search here and on that site.

    http://m.jword.jp/jw.php

    http://hubpages.com/search/include:hubs+gravity

    They are identical.

  15. Jayne Lancer profile image99
    Jayne Lancerposted 7 years ago

    I just took a look at the site. It appears to be a Japanese, poor man's version of HubPages.
    What really is alarming, is that I was able to log-in, and view my Hub (I'm new) and profile. I could even edit them.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image89
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And now they potentially have your password.  I would suggest you change it right away.

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image99
        Jayne Lancerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I did. But thank you, anyway.

        1. KCC Big Country profile image89
          KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Only trying to be helpful in case you hadn't thought about it.  I'm glad you tried it, because I was curious, but I wasn't about to try it. smile

          1. Jayne Lancer profile image99
            Jayne Lancerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Curiosity killed the cat -- has always been my problem

    2. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would not have done that change the password like KCC suggested or you will be opening a can of very large worms.smile

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image99
        Jayne Lancerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, that's pretty typical of me :-)

  16. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    the forum is the same. It has today's topics.

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    I didn't even think of it. Thanks. Changed my password too.

  18. Sufidreamer profile image84
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    http://www.gmo.jp/en/news/article/?id=277

    Found this press release - it looks like that site is a mobile phone search engine that redirects you to the original site. For all intents and purposes, you are still using Hubpages amongst all the Japanese.

    I bloody hope so, anyway smile

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well if it is correct that is pretty cool, thanks for the info. smile

    2. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this
  19. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image91
    BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 7 years ago

    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/JWord

    Found this,too. It's in Japanese, but I used the toolbar translator. Says the same thing Sufidreamer was saying. So maybe that's all it is.

  20. salt profile image73
    saltposted 7 years ago

    they seem the same ones, are the covered by copyright?
    Ive started copyrighting my work.

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      Audreveaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Copyright automatically exists in the work - you don't have to do anything smile And for 70 years after your death

  21. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Yea, everyone's profiles are on there too...found mine. Weird that a Japanese site is posting them...

  22. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Checked and it appears they hijacked the whole site but I found it interesting that the polls don't work, neither do the rate up or down links however the flag appears to possibly be working.  Picked one of my least performing hubs and will check my account for views during the next update.  Will be extremely interested in seeing what HP Staff has to say about this.

  23. cindyvine profile image86
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    Always something exciting on Hubpages!

  24. skyfire profile image76
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    big_smile that site is proxy surfing site for Japanese People. So it is obvious you'll see that it is stealing our content. big_smile


    Enter your site address name in this search box of that site:

    http://m.jword.jp/?

    See the magic of proxy site in Japan. They are not content stealer.


    big_smile

    1. Ohma profile image76
      Ohmaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry I am not as computer savvy as most I do not understand your response. I did what you said and it took me to the exact same place the link in the OP did. What am I supposed to understand?

      1. skyfire profile image76
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ohma, let me tell you in simple i hope you get it.

        Consider your ISP banned one site and you want to surf it or you want to surf site which is not accessible in your country/office etc.
        In such case,proxy site can let you access those site via their IP. This site from japan is proxy surfing site for both desktop and mobile. They are not copying our content, they are redirecting to our content for those who can't access it. But in that process they are masking URL so that you can access the site in environment where you are not allowed to use.

        (Search on google for more information about proxy site/surging,wikipedia may have article on that one).

        1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image71
          ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the simplified explanation Skyfire.  Very interesting stuff.

  25. Ohma profile image76
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    You know weather you call it stealing or not the site is of such poor quality that it really reflects badly for us and all of hub pages. Has anyone actually reported this yet? I sure home they can do something about it. I do not want my stuff accociated with such a crappy site.

    1. skyfire profile image76
      skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL why will you report Proxy surfing site ? big_smile

      That site is same as anonymoue.org or t9space.com, will you report proxy surfing site ? big_smile

  26. Ohma profile image76
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    So this is not a bad thing right? does the traffic it generates do us any good?

    1. skyfire profile image76
      skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Adsense don't count the proxy site traffic but amazon and ebay can keep the sales that way. So few things to note: it is not bad for content cause content is our and they are not stealing it. Adsense clicks on proxy are not counted(besides those who use proxy hardly click on ads).

  27. Ohma profile image76
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    K- thanks for taking the time to explain it to me. It means a lot when you are all so helpful.

  28. efeguy profile image45
    efeguyposted 7 years ago

    see some report to hubs staff.

    that is scamming and fraud

  29. marcel285 profile image70
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    What the hell? The site looks shitty as hell. I thought that our hubs were safe here, and protected?

  30. Greg Cremia profile image61
    Greg Cremiaposted 7 years ago

    You are not a writer until somebody steals your stuff. My personal sites are stolen from all the time. You have to stay alert.

 
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