I recently received a warning that a substantial portion of one of my hubs appears on other pages. My hub is an orginal written by me based on a personal experience that may very well have happened to someone else. However, none of the content was taken from any other source other than my own creativity in writing this hub.
How am I supposed to edit the hub for republication when I do not know what portion of it appears somewhere else? Since a substantial portion of it does, potentially, I would need to edit the entire hub. What would be the use of editing and publishing it?
Can anyone help me understand how to fix this warning so that I can republish my hub? And no, I have not published the web on any other site. By the way, the hub is a humorouse account of me standing up in a very public place and my pants falling down--which I'm sure has happened to someone else other than myself.
Did you publish it somewhere else before?
But, manual review does work. I emailed advice on one of my hubs and they okayed it for me.
We are looking into it for you. Thanks for your patience and we'll let you know today. Robin
We don't allow any duplicate content on HubPages, even if it's you who is posting it. If you delete your post from webanswers.com, you will be able to republish your Hub. Here's our Learning Center entry about duplicate content: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Mode … te-Content
Feel free to look through our Learning Center; there is a lot of good information for Newbies! Welcome to HubPages! Robin
Could someone look into mine? The "duplicated information" in my hub on Edgar Allan Poe are just facts about his life! You can't "duplicate" facts! I have sent five e-mails to moderators and I only received one computer generated response. I was hoping to publish this hub today since it is the author's birthday, but it is starting to look like that won't happen. I am very disappointed with HubPages. I have never had a complaint about them until now, but I really feel ignored and am starting to wonder if the site is worth it.
You have to find a way to rewrite those facts in your own words.
I HAVE! I have rewritten it THREE TIMES since getting this duplication warning. I have emailed moderators several times since editing with no response. I have done everything in my power to make sure it is accurate and in my own words. My career is that of a JOURNALIST. I know how serious plagiarism is, considering I could GET FIRED from my day job for doing it. I did not spend four years in J school for nothing.
From the FAQ:
Your Hub's content has been detected as published previously on another site. Duplicate content is not allowed on HubPages. Your Hub may also be moderated for duplicate content in cases where we determine there is substantial similarity to another work. This includes close paraphrasing, among other forms of misappropriation.
I'm just going to delete it. I haven't gotten any help and I have read the warnings on Hubpages. I have edited and written it my own words. As a journalist, I am pretty insulted about being treated this way. I don't know why writing a statement of fact is being considered plagiarism. There is really no way to restate when someone was born or where they died.
I'm nearly finished my Journalism degree and I've found that writing online for yourself requires completely different thinking than writing for a newspaper or other media enterprise.
Maybe your topic has been written about so many times that you can't add anything of value that hasn't already been said.
You could go to my profile. There you will find a title that says "Flagged for Duplicated Content" you can download the free software. You can paste your article in one side rewrite your article on the other side. Check the setting at the bottom where it says words. I set mine for 3 and the other setting I pick sentence. Then I click "compare" at the top left side.
Note" when you open the software it has a minor glitch. Just click all 3 button than click the close button it will open to an advertisement click skip.
Now you will see where to paste and rewrite your article.
Hope this helps!
Oops, it was me! Thanks you guys for such a quick response. I had forgotten about my response to a question on another website. In responding to the question, it so reminded me of the incident that I decided to write a hub about it; unaware that I was in violation of policy.
I appreciate all of you for helping me with your responses and attention to this matter. What great support!!! I love it!!
Rewriting means deleting it and writing it again from memory and a few *one word* notes.
It is surprising how unique even a mundane four word string can be. You can't even copy that much.
I bet if you sent one of us the text we could accurately identify some of your sources. That is what the Hubpages bot is picking up.
I don't see any insult in a bot finding duplicate words. It is a bot, it only finds duplicate words if there are duplicate words.
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