Wikiwheels- another site ripping off Hubpages

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  1. JSAlison profile image60
    JSAlisonposted 7 years ago
    1. JSAlison profile image60
      JSAlisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually looking at the site in more detail I now realize that there are around 400 hubs that have been copied.

      This kind of thing depresses the hell out of me....

    2. SunSeven profile image67
      SunSevenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ServeDome Internet Services hosts this blog. You can send a DMCA takedown notice to abuse@servedome.com

      I hope it works.

      Best Regards

      1. travelespresso profile image80
        travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks SunSeven.  I emailed them too.

      2. travelespresso profile image80
        travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I emailed servedome earlier today and I've just received this reply which doesn't tell us a lot.

        The website: wikiwheels.com isn't hosted by our organization anymore.

  2. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Have you sent an email to the HP Team? If not, please do so they are aware.

    1. JSAlison profile image60
      JSAlisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I sent an email to team@hubpages.com hoping it was the right address.

      If anyone wants to examine the site, the easiest way is to start at http://wikiwheels.com/page/1/  the pages run to at least http://wikiwheels.com/page/190/.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I found this love story by KCC, http://wikiwheels.com/

        http://hubpages.com/hub/A-St-Patricks-Day-Love-Story
        Nice love story BTW!
        I will email KCC!

        1. KCC Big Country profile image87
          KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Maita!  I just emailed you back after filing my DMCA complaint!   Grrrrrrr what a pain in the butt to have to file complaints against thieves!

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            you're welcome!

      2. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        After several hours, I just made it to the end of the last page of stolen content... page 229!

        Just sent a blunt email to abuse@servedome.com. Indulged in a little polite abuse myself.

        None of my work has been stolen - yet - but that is not the point. Other people's work has been, and that impacts on all Hubbers.

  3. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for emailing me about my copied hub on this site JSAlison - I will certainly try and get them to take it down. Sorry to hear of all the problems that you have experienced from this site copying your hubs.

    It is becoming almost a full time job to chase all these up!

  4. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Gotta love on the 'Submit an article' link: Please do not submit work of others

  5. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    They are not monetizing - yet.

  6. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 7 years ago

    Wow... that is the one thing that really bugs me about the web (besides cyberbullying)... it's so easy to rip off other people's content with no consequences.

    1. Merlin Fraser profile image75
      Merlin Fraserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Dumb question but if the author was given full credit on this crap site would it make any difference to us ?

      I agree with other comments it's a pretty rough looking site with little or no original thought behind it and I can see no reason for it's existence.

      Let's hope the action already taken will have some results but I wouldn't depend on Google taking action unless they get threatened with a law suit or inundated with thousands of complaints.  If they're making money out of the site they'll ignore us unless we use naughty words... and even that is automatic !

      1. travelespresso profile image80
        travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it would still make a difference even if the author was given full credit.  People just can't help themselves to an article and post it where ever they like.

        As the author and holder of copyright, you should have a say where, how and when your article is republished.  There are some places I don't want my work to be associated with. 

        If articles are stolen, HubPages will probably find it at some stage and then your hub will be marked copied.  You then have to find it and get it removed.

      2. Susana S profile image97
        Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I can understand your skepticism but google doesn't want these kinds of websites in their index and they say so here. Also, there is no advertising on the website so they are not making money from it.

        I'm pretty confident they'll get rid of it in their index.

  7. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I have emailed Chereska.net which looks like it might be hosting the site to tell them that wikiwheels contains a lot of copied content, asked them to try and get it removed and close down the site if they won't comply.

    I'm not holding my breath, but climb every mountain and all!

  8. skisy profile image82
    skisyposted 7 years ago

    As annoying as it that they've been copying content, I can't see the point in this site at all. The format is terrible for the type of content, it needs to be categorized not just listed like a blog, doesn't even have a custom search feature from what I can see. As it is it also stands little to gain from any content, so I'm yet to see why they've bothered to copy content.

    A domain name like wikiwheels.com could actually be used for good quality high traffic site, so it's a shame it's been wasted on that sort of activity.

  9. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Looks like a site just thrown up there, still says "just another wordpress site" as the tag line. lol

    Chances are it is very new and every article is just a scraped hub or article from all over the web, often by RSS feeds.

    These are a dime a dozen, chances are there are hundreds more of these by the same person. Contact the host and I'm sure it will be taken down.

    I never bother with them, for every one you find there's a hundred more with your content on it. roll

  10. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I wonder what Wikipedia would think about them ripping off their format, logo look etc?

  11. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I've reported the site to google. Hopefully they will remove them from their index pretty quickly.

    Also, if you go to a particular article on wikiwheels you can leave a comment. I did and let them know that we know wink and that their site has been reported.

  12. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    That's not all... SO far I have three more that I have found.

    Will post titles shortly.

  13. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    http://wikiwheels.com/meeting-and-marry … tegorized/

    This is another one.  I think if my memory serves me correctly its KCC's.

  14. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago
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    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    I give up getting links. Basically, everything on this site comes directly from a Hub.
    Some of them still the Related Hubs capsule and comments with them.

    1. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I noticed that.  There are even references to Hubnuggets!  They've made absolutely no attempt to hide HubPages references.

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Such as this on page 7...

        Dear Hubber, Here's Why Your HubPages Score Decreases

        Having checked, this is a Hub by talfonso.

      2. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Look they even copied the copyright line I put at the end of each hub!!!  Dumb or just totally not caring about getting caught??

        1. travelespresso profile image80
          travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Were all those yoga hubs yours CMH? 

          Arrogant or stupid - I don't know but lets hope the entire site is closed down quickly.

          1. CMHypno profile image93
            CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No, the fairy charms hub is the only one spotted so far - I left a comment, which probably wasn't approved and emailed what looked like their web host, but not holding my breath on this one.

  16. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Lazy-Parenting-I-think-not

    The only Hub published so far by its creator. It seems that anything posted there by The Turning Wheels of Wiki is stolen from Hubbers.

  17. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    Attention PearlDiver.... found this Hub on the thief site...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Haiku-Do-The-Way-of-Haiku

  18. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    #
    'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem ...
    11 Nov 2010 ... 'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem of Hope: About Love and the Attraction of No Words; by Pearldiver. ...
    wikiwheels.com/...sensuous-language-of-love...love.../uncategorized/ - Cached
    #
    'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem ...
    'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem of Hope: About Love and the Attraction of No Words; by Pearldiver.
    hubpages.com/.../This-Sensuous-Language-of-Love-A-Life-Circle-and-Seductive-Poem-of-Hope-About-Love-and-the-Attraction-of-Words - Cached

    These Thieves have my article on Google as #1
    My Own work is #2

    This is BS.... I had them take this down a week ago.. but it is Still in the Google system and still hasn't been removed from their cache... Not Good Enough...

    @ Toby.. Thanks - I didn't know they pinched that hub.. maybe did that in response to me threatening them last week...

    Time we Collectively Took Down These Scumbags!!!

    I have 50 Domains and hosted space if anyone wants to join me in setting up a Butt Kicking Site... Just email me if you're serious - I'm happy to share it completely.

  19. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Good Stuff... thx SunSeven... I think they are about to be Bombarded!

  20. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    I Have Written to ServeDome.com and advised them that if they haven't put the hard word on Wikiwheels within 24 hours.. THEY Also have a problem!

    Time to Kick Butts... Or we will be doing this every week!

    This involves ALL of US... Don't be Apathetic about it.. Change It!

  21. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    eNom Inc is the domain registrar for this spam blog. You can also shoot off another DMCA to copyright@demandmedia.com

  22. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Cheers Toby....

    Did You Find Phar Lap in there? smile

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      Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL. Sadly not big_smile

  23. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    This is what I sent to serve dome. Hope it helps. Bed time down here. Will check in tomorrow to see if any action.


    I am writing to lodge my complaint and absolute disgust at the site wikiwheels.com.
    It would seem that every single post (200+ pages of them) have been stolen from hubpages.com. In most cases, the thief, posting as Turning Wheels of Wiki, has not even bothered to remove the proof of the thefts!
    As the host of this site of spam and thievery, I trust that you will do the right thing and remove wikiwheels.com from your server. Should you choose not to take action, the matter will be taken further by the copyright owners of the stolen content currently being harboured on your server.

  24. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Double Whammy

    I did similar but more direct...
    so I'm sure they have a decision to make!

    Good on You Toby. smile

  25. Tarin profile image55
    Tarinposted 7 years ago

    You got my hopes up that it might be copying the format of hubpages so we could have more revenue sharing article sites.  Sad to see it just plagiarizes.

  26. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Have sent a pointed email to servedome, so hopefully they will act after all these communications from hubbers

  27. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    This Thread..... Should NOT BE in the SandPit! 
    - For Obvious Reasons!

    1. profile image0
      Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True. We did ask for a forum just for the theft of our Hubs, though, but these things take time.

  28. warchild75 profile image80
    warchild75posted 7 years ago

    Yeah they have a couple of mine on there,its not impacting on my traffic but it is annoying,have emailed them twice and shall be issuing a dmca notice with the ip tommorow!!

  29. JSAlison profile image60
    JSAlisonposted 7 years ago

    The certainly site appears to be gone. I wish I could claim some credit but it was down to the work of people who moved a lot more quickly than me (it is a busy week!).

    So many thanks to all who helped.

  30. profile image44
    josephm7721posted 7 years ago

    Appears to be down from here also, I left a comment on one of the articles I created and it was removed the next day. Don't understand why they bother removing articles if most of them are copied...

    are they all copied???

  31. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Just checked and they appear to have taken it all down.  Yay!

 
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