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Hubbers, Please - NO COPIED CONTENT!

  1. Cardisa profile image93
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    During my morning hopping routine, I read a hub on cancer which I liked. At the end of the hub the author stated that she had posted it on her website too, with URL and everything. I decided to see the website and lo and behold the exact words. If she had rewritten the article it would have been okay.

    This hubber is not a newbie, she has been here two years! Now tell me what to do with these people!

    I was a newbie once and I made a few mistakes but I have been here ten months and have learned from those mistakes. I think that when I am here two years I should be a pro at hubbing with no violations under my belt

    1. Hestia DeVoto profile image59
      Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You've been on HubPages for 10 months and it seems like you should know by now that this instance is a textbook case for flagging the hub so that the moderation team reviews it.

      1. Cardisa profile image93
        Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I flagged it Hestia. I just get so tired of seeing people keep doing the same things over and over. I flagged it and wished I could flag it another ten times.

        I also wish that the flagging would have an instant effect, but I guess those hubs that aren't that bad would be affected too.

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    ThomasRydderposted 6 years ago

    hi...thats an easy one...flag the hub and under the comments, explain what you found...HP will handle it. I've done quite a bit of hub hopping, and I occasionally come across someone whose name I recognize, and who've I've flagged before. I'll go to their site and browse their hubs. If several are questionable, I'll call HP's attention to that as well.

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I did flag the hub, but what irks me is the fact that this hubber has been here two years and still break the rules.

      Thanks for responding.

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    ThomasRydderposted 6 years ago

    Unfortunately, you see all kinds on here...a microcosm of the world around us..for better or worse...it was a pleasure..

  4. mary615 profile image96
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    The forum Extreme Makeover got pretty lively yesterday!   I got it all started when I asked for advice on a Hub I had done.  I checked the rules before I even asked.
    I did get good advice from serveral Hubbers, but there was one person that kept saying I was "self promoting" my hub.  That clearly was not my intent.  We sort of went back and forth for a while.  So, he said he would do the same thing if it was OK for me to do.  He did.  He threw one of his up, and asked for advice.
    One Hubber who had been participting back and forth was really quick and very sharp I might add, she clearly saw it was copied and pasted from another source! 
    I still don't know if he was serious, or just doing it as a joke.

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Cardisa, I think I know the hub you're talking about. I left a comment on one hub that stated that the article was on her website. I didn't flag the article, for one reason and one reason only.....

    Hubpages' filters prevent duplicate content from hubbers and that means she wouldn't have been able to put up the hub, if it was duplicated from some other location. At least that's what I've heard about how the duplicate content filter works.

    This would mean that she posted the hub first, then put it on her website. Her website will suffer duplicate content and not her hub.

  6. ronaldoh profile image76
    ronaldohposted 6 years ago

    I think we may be getting confused with 'stealing content ' which is against Hubpages rules and duplicate which is not strictly against " Google rules."

    Cagsil wrote This would mean that she posted the hub first, then put it on her website. Her website will suffer duplicate content and not her hub."

    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. … nalty.html

    I have always believed there is no google penalty for duplicate content,and I hope the above link may shed some light on this area.

    You should be careful how you promote hubs, and using sites such as 'snipsly, and 'she told me' you will be duplicating some of your material.

    I would like to think Hubpages  would accept the hub as original content , and if so the author owns the content and should to be able to reproduce this on their own website and this is not 'stealing' as such.

    Experts column is an article writing site I have just started to use and you can  post your own previously published  as long as it is your own content-

    Experts column  guidelines states "You can post your already published columns here but ensure that they are your original work only. Don't steal work of others." Yes they are strict!

    We all applaud Hubpages in improving the quality of content on it's site, but in my opinion, Hubpages  flagging your hub as duplicate, they are saying you are borrowing certain content.

    Google know far more about you than Hubpages. Once you have searched for you latest holiday every website you visit for the next month will bombard you with duplicate adverts for your holiday! They target the adverts direct to you.

    Google are quite satisfied to allow duplication.

    1. melbel profile image97
      melbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but it's still against HubPages' rules.