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HP need to revise their policy on flagging for duplicate content

  1. Joan King profile image71
    Joan Kingposted 6 years ago

    To my alarm, I received a notification that my Hub was in violation for having duplicate content. I knew it couldn't be since I worked long and hard on the Hub and since I have been writing on the web for 5 years and never had such an accusation made. When I investigated, I found that my article was published on another site verbatum. I contacted the site and to my surprise, they quickly removed the article. I am now waiting for this article to be repulished by HP.

    Here is my concern: HP needs to find a different way of dealing with these issues that does not involve penalizing innocent writers whos work is being plagerized. Instead of removing the hub, they could send a message and give the hubber a chance to respond. It is very hurtful to be accused of plagerizing only to find out that you are the victim.

    Equally concerning is the fact that I lose income while my hub remains unpublished especially in this case where the hub is related to New Year's eve and was doing quite well when it was pulled. Very frustrating. My Hub is still unpublished and it took about 5 minutes for the other wesite to take action on my plagerized hub on New Years eve when most sites are not manned.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am  just curios, how long after publishing was your hub flagged for this violation?

  2. Joan King profile image71
    Joan Kingposted 6 years ago

    It was published on the 29th flagged on the 31st.  It is still unpublished. I think I will simply remove and publish elsewhere. Soo frustrating!

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, maybe someone copied your article and posted it elsewhere and HP filters just happened to find it. The thing is, two articles with the same content being published so close together is going to send up alarm bells. Within two days HP finds another content exactly like yours is going raise questions.

      You also have to understand that this is a holiday weekend so maybe it might take a little longer to get response from HP..

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    You need to understand that HP did not accuse you of plagiarizing; it accused you of having a hub that was a duplicate of another article somewhere else. As you note, they were correct in that assessment.

    It is unfortunate that the automated filters will never be perfect, but it is also true.  Others have reported the same mishap, and although HP has stated that they try hard to avoid this circumstance but it is unfortunately inevitable that a handful of mistakes will happen.   

    It is also very unfortunate that it had to happen on a holiday weekend as it is going to take longer for a person to take action.  With the amount of thievery going on it is not possible for a human to look at every copied hub and those few people are out of contact for a few days. 

    Perhaps HP would consider deactivating the filters on long weekends to help the situation somewhat?  How about it HP?

    Hang in there, Joan - it will be resolved as quickly as possible and obviously in your favor.  HP has shown in the past that as soon as someone can actually get to it and look, the hubs are quickly republished.