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Overzealous copied content filter?

 
cazort
Posts: 98
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on 01/01/2013

I exclusively write unique content.  I never copy content from another website unless I'm explicitly quoting it.

I just went to publish my second Wizzley article and it gave me a warning that said "No copied content! Parts of your article were found on other sites:" The four sites listed are all sites I have never seen or visited before.  I published it anyway according to the instructions, because I didn't copy anything.

The page I published is here: Tea: Varieties, Brands, and Buying Tips.

Any thoughts?


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
chefkeem
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on 01/01/2013

Sometimes, our built-in dupe checker is indeed over-zealous and buggy. You did the right thing: if you didn't copy anything from somewhere else, simply publish the page. We hand-review every page anyway, and I just accepted your article. Smile 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
cazort
Posts: 98
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on 01/01/2013

Thanks!  That makes sense...I think it's best to be cautious, and I think that warning might discourage people who are overtly copying things.

I really appreciate that you manually review things...I could imagine that would be a lot of work, but that it would lead to a higher-quality site in the end.  I manually screen new tea reviews from new reviewers on RateTea, and it makes a difference--I've caught quite a few fake reviews that way.

So thank you for maintaining a high-quality site!


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
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on 01/01/2013

I have three pages on WIzzley. Publishing the first page, I was told that there were vast amounts of copied content. When I followed the links that came up, they were online dictionaries. The second page was problem free. With the third page, I got the warning again. It took me to the page that I had just written when I clicked on the links.

 

JeanBakula
Posts: 23
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on 01/04/2013

Hello cazort,

 My son has just discovered the joys of making fresh tea with leaves. I saw one of your posts, and read your one on the samples of teas, and forwarded it to him. He has already ordered a set of samples and is very happy! He has bought too much of teas that he doesn't really like, so your sample article gave him a way to test teas, but not get stuck with a lot of one you don't like. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

cazort
Posts: 98
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on 01/05/2013

Thank you!  That's really encouraging to know that I'm already having a positive impact!


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
TedWritesStuff
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on 01/08/2013

So glad it wasn't just me who triggered the copied content filters! After writing a 1000 words from scratch without even having the internet switched on it was quite perturbing!


TedWritesStuff
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