Questions about hubbing?

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  1. chan0512 profile image58
    chan0512posted 8 years ago

    I noticed one writer has written multiple hubs with the same content with slightly different wordings in each paragraph (one or two). Will this consider spam? The title is different but the section and content is the same with slight variation. Is this okay per Hubpages rules? Thanks.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Chances are that such a hub will eventually be flagged as "duplicate content." If not, it will likely be considered "substandard" if someone flags it, since it is completely "unoriginal."

  3. lrohner profile image78
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I swear someone just posted the same thing a few days ago.... I assume they were talking about the same hubber.

  4. chan0512 profile image58
    chan0512posted 8 years ago

    interesting. I would like to post the link but am afraid of retaliation. smile

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      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just go ahead and report the hub(s). If you see a pattern, flag the profile as well.

  5. simeonvisser profile image81
    simeonvisserposted 8 years ago

    I have seen this as well. It's like they used a program to replace all words by synonyms to generate multiple versions of the same article.

  6. chan0512 profile image58
    chan0512posted 8 years ago

    yes, looks like something is being programmed. smile Interesting enough these article has high hub rating 80s and above.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 8 years ago

    Yeah OK guys.  So there are some similarities in stuff I write.  It's called STYLE.  If you check Shakespeare it's all privy thee and privy thou - what's the big deal?  And no, it's not exactly all my own work, but like, have you dudes never heard of a little invention called the photocopier?  I mean, if photocopying was illegal where would we be now? Exactly.

    Chill out.  Let's share the love, and the writing.

    Er.  The above is a bad taste joke and does not express the author's personal views on plagiarism or article spinning.  Which are largely in favour. 

    Sorry - once I start I can't stop.

    1. chan0512 profile image58
      chan0512posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol ... very funny indeed. Welcome to Hubpages! You are doing just fine with your hubs.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Phew! And thanks...

  8. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I found a hubber the other day who multiple posted identical hubs. The only words he changed were in the url - each one had a slight variation. His hubberscore was low, unsurprisingly.
    Crazy thing was, as far as I could tell, the first one he wrote of each was not only original, it was good! Really well-written stuff that could have gone places if he hadn't duplicated himself.


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