The perils of article spinning

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  1. Spacey Gracey profile image40
    Spacey Graceyposted 13 years ago

    I know it is not polite to open a thread just to be mean about someone else's hub. But I thought I could raise a smile by sharing the delights I have just found.

    'Have you ever realized how a girl's shoes build her happy?'

    'If you compliment a woman on her shoes, her face will immediately light-weight up'

    and repeatedly 'combine of shoes' which took me a while to work out was in a 'pair of shoes'.

    Only sharing because the saddness of all the spun articles I have seen today made my face heavy, but reading the article out loud made my face light-weight up big_smile

    1. viryabo profile image95
      viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol My ribs are cracking.

    2. Never_Forget profile image57
      Never_Forgetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Someone here on HubPages has taken articles from me on other sites and spun them for this site. I reported them numerous times and so did a lot of other people who he stole from and HP just made it seem like no big deal. His spun article is still published and actually outranks my original one which really pisses me off. What pisses me off the most is how obvious it is and yet HP won't delete the hub.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Now that is shocking!

    3. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I appears to me that English is not this person's first language.  Why not drop them an line and see if they could use a little help?

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years ago


    From the same article: "If you routinely notice yourself confused when you are around girls, it's ok to appear at the floor! Just ensure your eyes are scanning the room for the most popular combine of shoes. Or if you're a small amount a lot of conservative...."

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Thanks guys! Brightened my day up big_smile

  4. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    Hahahaha....It makes total sense, honest!

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image40
      Spacey Graceyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Own up Wayne - that was written by your alter-ego wasn't it. I bet you've been secretly appearing at combines of shoes all week long.

      1. waynet profile image67
        waynetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Well shoes build my happy!

  5. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    I wonder if its making any money? Pretty depressing if it is?

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The only way it could be is from people getting so annoyed with it that they want to get off the page ASAP - and click an adsense advert. Sadly, this seems to happen sometimes.

      Thanks for the laugh, Spacey Gracey!

  6. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    Did anyone flag the profile so HP staff could "do something"?

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image40
      Spacey Graceyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes I flagged it gleefully.

  7. Benjimester profile image90
    Benjimesterposted 13 years ago

    Haha, that's classic.  They could at least use a paid subscription to an article spinner that will at least proofread the article a bit before sending it off to the masses to be chuckled at.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow !! that is English for you!!  lol

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    I enjoy finding these articles-- they can make one appear at the floor laughing.
    And you don't have to worry about hurting someone's feelings. They can't read this.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol   lol

  9. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 13 years ago

    Shouldn't this be in the religious forums with the other talking in tongues thread ?

  10. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    The real mind-boggling thing for me is when I actually find myself trying to figure out what the article is supposed to be saying.  At least for awhile, I'll actually get drawn in and kind of approach it as if it's a puzzle.  lol  (Then I can aggravated and flag it. )  I suppose it's human nature to think something is "just an error" until you get more "evidence".

  11. geargirl113 profile image59
    geargirl113posted 13 years ago

    Thank you for that laugh. I definitely needed it.

  12. Mutiny92 profile image64
    Mutiny92posted 13 years ago

    Spinner as a second language...

  13. A la carte profile image59
    A la carteposted 13 years ago

    I read a hub recently where the english was poor. I can understand that and actually applaud people trying to write in a language that is foreign to them. What did annoy me however, was the number of spelling mistakes. Lot instead of got, mut instead of but etc. Simple spellings which got worse further into the article. It seemed like the writer had started off with good intentions then got bored with it all and had not proof read it all.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that doing this in a language you were not born with is difficult and something to applaud. I have enough trouble (spelling and typos) in my own.
      I wish them well, and hope someday they will all improve to the point where they can even appreciate the humor caused by a few mis-used words.

      1. bgamall profile image68
        bgamallposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I go around to blogs on entrecard. I used to thing they were spinning but when they have a pagerank of 4 you need to reassess. It is that they write in their own language and have it translated into English. That is where it breaks down, I think.


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