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Someone copied my 'ible - text, pics, and all - what should I do? Answered

This was published last may but I just found it now... sorry I am not very frequent on here.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II-1/

That is my 'ible but under another username.

This is the original that I created - 

https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II/

Thanks for any help

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catman529
catman529

9 years ago

Thanks all. Doesn't make sense does it?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

No it really doesn't make sense. I've seen some questionable ibles, that look an awful lot like another, but so far this is the first I've seen that someone has copied everything including images. I'm sure the staff will deal with this one way or another.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 9 years ago

I'm sure it used to be worse (inc. lifts from eHow). These days there's more "original-shite"...

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

After posting my comment, it occurred to me that the other member might have copied the ible to enter it in a contest (thinking it was a winner). I've caught a few people recently (from the cookie contest) that posted recipes from magazines (that I happen to have). One person even copied the images off the magazine's website. *face palm* Since the member who copied this ible has been completely inactive, I can't see any other motivation to plagiarize.

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nurdee1
nurdee1

Answer 9 years ago

I have seen some questionable ones to, but atleast they made some changes.

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blkhawk
blkhawk

9 years ago

Although we all frown upon plagiarism, imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery.

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Re-design
Re-design

9 years ago

Maybe the other person is so mentally challenged that they thought that by copying your ible they were actually doing the real thing.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

9 years ago

I've flagged it for Staff's attention, with a link back to the original version. That user hasn't done anything else on the site -- no other I'bles, no comments.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

9 years ago

The email address is: service AT instructables DOT com
(replace capital words for their symbols).

That's really unfortunate. Not sure why someone would blatantly copy everything, but the staff at instructables should be able to help you. Like Burf said, provide a link to both instructables.