Stealing ideas - word for word - Just a moan

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  1. shazwellyn profile image68
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    I just come across a hub where he has copied and pasted my thumbs up words.

    'If You Like This... Please Give me a Thumbs Up Below! Just Click on the Green Oval.

    Rate it 'UP'!!!

    'Share it' with Twitter, Facebook, Digg....

    Spread the Love!!!'

    To <snipped - please do not call out users in the forums> on your 50 article website .. I am happy for people to take an idea of mine and make it your own - even make it better, but not to use my idea - word for word.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, shaz, I know how you feel! I have been on the hunt this week as well, a girl on Gather site stole my hub, about thanks hubpages etc, only she changed the word hubpages to Gather! it wasn't even relevant to her site! duh! so I told all her fans in great big capital letters! then moaned to Gather, then reported it to google, because of the ads! but I got about 4 still copied now, but I am sorting them out. the stupidest of the lot was a while ago, they even said my name at the bottom, Nell Rose copyright! and their name was something like jane! duhhh!

      1. shazwellyn profile image68
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Your situation is a lot worse than my insignificant winge - I hope it all gets sorted out, Nell.  It is a problem, isn't it?

        jack01 is a fellow hubber of two years - he should know better!

    2. livewithrichard profile image85
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm guilty of taking that idea too, not from you but from another clever hubber.  I of course didn't copy word for word and I made it an image.  Having it as an image keeps me from having to retype it for every hub. You can see what I have done at the bottom of all of my new hubs and I'm making time to go back to the older non performing hubs to add some more content as well as my new images.

      1. shazwellyn profile image68
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I dont have a problem with adopting an idea - it is the sincerest form of flattery - just to copy it word for word.  It just got right up my nose!

    3. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shaz, in your position I would've emailed Jack01 and pointed out that you regard your "sign-off" as your personal signature and asked him to remove it. 

      It obviously matters to you, but if I created something similar, it wouldn't really worry me if people copied it.  So perhaps he didn't realise you'd be upset.  After all, it's only a few lines - he's not stealing your content.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't worry about it. I see this on many hubs and articles throughout the web. it doesn't necessarily mean someone copied and pasted it. it's pretty common webspeak.

    1. shazwellyn profile image68
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No... it was obviously copied and pasted.  I dont have a problem with using an idea and making it their own... not word for word with all the spaces in exactly the same spaces and the same amount of exclaimation marks.  I mean... this was copied word for word, dot for dot, exclaimation mark to exclaimation mark.

      Im not worried about it, but it is like my signiture piece.

      Oh well, *sigh*, whatever.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Flag it and let the admin know what happened, someone else got booted off for doing what he did.

        1. shazwellyn profile image68
          shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Really?  Thanks UW!

        2. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No, they copied URL's, titles and capsule headings.  This person has copied Shaz's "sign-off" sentence and thumb's up image that she uses on her Hubs.

  3. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    no, not really

    this was quite different

  4. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    These sorts of people need stringing up and bogies wiped all over their faces!!!! It's easy to copy and paste something, but to be original is even easier!!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image82
      Sweetsusiegposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL -  So I know this is serious...  BUT stringing someone up and wiping bogies on their faces!!!  LMAO too funny...  and BTW ewwwww...


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