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Venting- Confused

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    Words by Mikeposted 7 years ago

    I posted a hub which I introduced by saying I had wrote this for a site a few years ago. It was a humours piece I wanted to share here on my Hub. I own it and it is my original work. It was called, The Great Turkey day Escape.

    What is the standard? You get a penalty against your hubscore for posting previously posted work? The message I got on my hub just confused me, as it says do not contact us telling us this is your original work? It was tagged as Duplicate.

    I went ahead and deleted it as i do not want my HUb to have a negative light on it, however i feel like I am being penalized for sharing an original piece here on my hub. This was written several years ago, not recently, so i am just kinda lost on this topic.

    Help, can someone explain this to me, please?

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      Hanilolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      All you would have to do it post pictures and a link for a hub linking it outside and include a description as welll...I have seen this and have used this method. So has a follower of mine...Possum Lover...check out his hub by visiting mine and clicking on his fan mail you will see what I mean. Peace.

    2. Shadesbreath profile image85
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Duplicate content is exactly that, "duplicate" content.  HP wants ORIGINAL work to be up on its pages.

      What sometimes confuses folks when they are figuring out the HP ropes is how YOUR OWN original work is counted as "not original."

      That's the rub.  While your "The Great Turkey Day Escape" is your original creation, it is not being originally published on the Internet here at HP if you have published it somewhere else already.  The point being, HP requires what goes up on its pages to be "original" as in first and only instance of the article being put online.

    3. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The FAQ is there to handle these questions day and night,


  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The duplicate tag is only something you can see and it only effects your hub score. Other than that, it's not a problem.

    However, the reason for the duplicate tag is because it's already on the Internet or still remains online.

    So, it is not considered original content. Hence, the duplicate tag.

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    Words by Mikeposted 7 years ago

    OK. I understand better now. Thank you all.

    Shadesbreath, You hit the nail on the head. The rub was what was bothering me.

    Thank you again. I now know...

    Knowledge is power!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image85
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No problem!  For what it's worth, you can re-publish your HP stuff elsewhere and, while you get the notice that it's been copied, they don't ding you for "getting ripped off."  So, it's okay to syndicate yourself from HP outward, just not the otherway around.  Which I won't comment on.  LOL.

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        Words by Mikeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks again~ and LOL I'm with ya...

    2. J@ps profile image79
      J@psposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's all right to vent. But in the end, when we "break" HP rules, then we get "punished".  And yes, knowledge is power.

  4. SteveoMc profile image76
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    I got a couple of duplicate content warnings when I first started here.   I solved the problem by deleting the original.   I was completely fed up with the other site and didn't want to have anything to do with them anyway.   

    Waited a couple of days, and then the content was original. 

    I am so much more happy here.   This site provides a wonderful easy interface but also these forums and lots of help. 

    I have learned way more here than anywhere else.   

    I find myself branching out all the time.  This is the place.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you are enjoying it over here smile

    2. J@ps profile image79
      J@psposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's good advice SteveoMc. Thanks.