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Tough Town the Internet... "Recent feature and policy updates"

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Recent feature and policy updates
    *This week we will introduce a new policy (known as Boot Camp) whereby until you have published five simultaneously-Featured Hubs, new Hubs that do not pass the Quality Assessment Process (QAP) will be unpublished rather simply being not Featured (read more on the HubPages Blog)."

    Newbies have my sympathies... Hang in there! smile

    1. HubPages profile image
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      HubPagesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We figure if people subject themselves to boot camps at gyms, they might as well do so on HubPages. wink

      Much less sweating in our case. Highly favorable.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago
  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I don't get what is new.

    If you have five featured hubs hubs that fail QAP will be published but not featured.

    Whereas if you don't have five featured hubs, hubs that fail QAP will be published but not featured.

    Hubs that break rule will be unpublished in both cases surely? No one should get a free pass for porn etc? No?

    ?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      "Whereas if you don't have five featured hubs, hubs that fail QAP will be published but not featured." is actually "Whereas if you don't have five featured hubs, hubs that fail QAP will be unpublished and not featured.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Ah.

        So the change is that those without a Good5 will be unpublished rather than just not featured. 

        Huh.  Bad enough that it takes 20 hubs to get Adsense.  How it takes 5 hubs to even get hubs.

        Given how my first hubs went, and what is getting rejected now, I doubt I would have made it under this system

        1. SimeyC profile image90
          SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The idea is to catch the spammers - unfortunately I guess there will be some good writers caught. However this is pretty standard for many writing sites now - Constant-Content, Wizzley etc. have similar rules where you have to prove your quality before you can get automatic publishing....

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I am more concerned about writers who could be good but will have a slight learning curve.  I guess they are just collateral damage. IMHO the best way to catch spammers is to detect spam.

  4. paiva25 profile image83
    paiva25posted 3 years ago

    Till you reach the 5 featured Hub threshold, your un-featured hubs will go back and get saved as drafts until you improve and are able to get them featured.
    I think that's what it means..

  5. paiva25 profile image83
    paiva25posted 3 years ago

    Till you reach the 5 featured Hub threshold, your un-featured hubs will go back and get saved as drafts until you improve and are able to get them featured.
    I think that's what it means..

  6. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Not so bad if they are saved as drafts. It would be a shame if all text was lost forever. Losing it completely would seem mighty unfair to new hubbers who put in real effort, but hit 'publish' prematurely. A draft is something you can work on and improve. smile

    1. paiva25 profile image83
      paiva25posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly.. It ain't such a bad thing, just ensures quality work gets published from the start..

  7. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 3 years ago

    Long story, short for spam writers out there. Don't write crap on HubPages smile

 
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