The perils of article spinning

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  1. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 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 image85
      viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol My ribs are cracking.

    2. Never_Forget profile image53
      Never_Forgetposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

        Now that is shocking!

    3. 2besure profile image83
      2besureposted 8 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 image62
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    lol


    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 8 years ago

    Thanks guys! Brightened my day up big_smile

  4. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image37
      Spacey Graceyposted 8 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 image72
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well shoes build my happy!

  5. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

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

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 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 image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image37
      Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes I flagged it gleefully.

  7. Benjimester profile image93
    Benjimesterposted 8 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 image81
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow !! that is English for you!!  lol

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 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 image81
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol   lol

  9. alternate poet profile image64
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

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

  10. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 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 image61
    geargirl113posted 8 years ago

    Thank you for that laugh. I definitely needed it.

  12. Mutiny92 profile image78
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    Spinner as a second language...

  13. A la carte profile image56
    A la carteposted 8 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 image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 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 image82
        bgamallposted 8 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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