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Me too; if you submitted it (as opposed to 'it was nicked'), it's as legitimate as the one on your own site, isn't it?
There is such a thing as a quality article farm - but they are few and far between; in almost every case, the article on your own site will do you more good than farming it out.
Many link farms obfuscate links.
Few link farms have any page rank to share.
Very few link farms actually refer many human beings.
Plus the duplicate content issues.
Whereas the article on your own site:
Gives you credit
increases your page ranking, as your site becomes more substantial
earns organic links
is something to be proud of.
Article farms are 2005 going on 2006 as an seo 'trick' - then people realised that they were 'assuming' a value in article farms that only about three of them possess.
They arose just as link farms were dying; I guess people still had the agricultural theme.
There's a proud precedent for this; academic research happens, then each member of the team writes it up, each focussing on one area, but inevitably with huge overlap. Especially when they go round a second time for the less auspicious journals.
We used to call it 'salami publishing'. Magazines and journals hated it, readers loathed it with a passion - but the authors never noticed such trivia.
These days, PR companies make a three minute interview with a 'star' stretch around twenty magazines; each gets the same cr*p, but they all get one unique question each. Sweet :)
One common workaround is rewrite a copy the articles or pay a freelancer to reword them to preclude dupe content and then submit the reworded articles to the directories. Hope this helps :>
I wound strongly recommend you to try avoiding duplicate content in this way. It is experienced and working.