When You Can't Delete

@tallawah (8403)
Kingston, Jamaica
February 7, 2016 8:58am CST
Many sites do not allow you to delete an item. Although you might not be getting 1c for it, the Site is raking in the advertising revenue. You may want to move the item to another site that pays, or even publish an ebook. But you can't, as long as the item remain on the site. Legit sites do allow you to remove your item at will. They never steal your copyright. The usual crap sites we complain about do not let you do this. So what do you do? On one site there was an 'unpublish' key, which allowed you to take down your item and work on it in private. Of course, unpublishing meant the item was no longer available to earn money for the owners, and was not available to the public. The Site removed that option. Most sites allow you to edit your work. This was set as more a 'proofreading' function than a way to regain ownership. What you do when you are allowed to edit your work is to delete what is there and replace it with something else. Where there is moderation you can't post nonsense but you can post a grammatically correct different item. For example, let us imagine you posted an excellent paper on Black Holes. You've researched it and now want to take it down to publish it as an ebook. But you can't take it down. You can't rewrite the item for the Ebook because it is that good. So, what do you do? Edit the item. Edit by removing everything to your computer. Now write a story about Black Holes. Write how you are always losing thing and there are Black Holes in your house. Enjoy your writing, making it fun. Go on until you've completed the requirements...X words and whatever else the site demands. The title is still on the publishing site, and you can rest assured that there will be no problem with plagairism when you publish it elsewhere.
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@JolietJake (51048)
• United States
7 Feb 16
Not all sites offer editing, and not all 'legit' sites offer the option to delete, although you may still own all 'rights' to the work in question.
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@tallawah (8403)
• Kingston, Jamaica
7 Feb 16
That is why I put in the possibility. Sites that do not allow editing must wind up with a lot of garbage. I had to edit the discussion, for it had a number of words I wanted to exchange and put in paragraphs.
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@JolietJake (51048)
• United States
7 Feb 16
@tallawah myLot functioned for many years without allowing an 'editing' or a 'delete' feature. 'Garbage' would be in the eye of the beholder, I think, although I considered a lot of things to be 'trash' in those days.
@tallawah (8403)
• Kingston, Jamaica
7 Feb 16
@JolietJake wasn't discussing Mylot...talking about those sites which stop paying or change their payment...and you can find a more lucrative market...but you can't remove the item...hence they have captured your copyright.
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@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
7 Feb 16
With the rate of websites closing down one after another, you will soon have all your work ready for publication in other places.
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@tallawah (8403)
• Kingston, Jamaica
7 Feb 16
That is the truth