Isn't it a good idea for hubs to have the date of publication next to the hubber's name? All articles, books, and information eventually become outdated, and I've seen hub comments of readers confused because of this. At least hubbers should have the option of showing the date of publication of every hub.
I know I can put the date somewhere in the hub, but it's not the same--it's customary for blog posts and newspaper articles to have the author name and date right after the title.
Not having a date on hubs allows your content to always seem fresh even if the hub is months or even a few years old. Hubs are not blogs or newspaper articles. Hubs work best when the content is seen as evergreen. Information that can be useful for people for a long stretch of time. Although hubbers can write news type material for short term high traffic =P
The beauty of no date listed is that it allows a hub to have a longer lifespan. A hub becomes outdated when the information is no longer applicable not when a date says so. When it is no longer applicable, people stop reading it, and it falls into the search engine abyss..
I prefer not having a date.
i wanted to participate in one of the hubs on poetry and could not figure out what day they were on so i gave up.
i would prefer dates on the hubs so i knew which was the latest information.
I can't see Hubpages setting dates on each hub, but they might offer the choice to. For certain things it would make sense, but you can always scroll to the bottom and see how old the first comment was! That would give you a rough idea of how old it was.
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