I have thought for some time that it would be a good idea to place edited hubs back on the feed. If they are going to be judged again, why not let them be seen again in their updated forms? This would give people more opportunities to get views (and maybe referral to social media) from other Hubbers.
It's a lot of work to update, so why not help people to make doing so more profitable?
I think it's a good idea. I think the intent is to hide older hubs, though, so I think it's unlikely to happen.
I don't think they realize that the public won't get bored by seeing hubs over a day old because they won't be looking at the front page every day. New visitors won't be able to tell the hub is two weeks old or two years old instead of written today anyway unless they read the hub all the way down to the copyright notice. If they read the hub down to the copyright notice, it means they liked it.
An older, slicker looking, more polished hub will be just as new to a new visitor as a brand new hub would be. New doesn't actually equal better; better equals better. Those brand new hubs would probably be better after a few edits and tweaks.
I think it would be a good idea because it would dilute the first draft feel of the front page and make it look a bit more professional.
Kylyssa said it best when she wrote this:
"I think it would be a good idea because it would dilute the first draft feel of the front page and make it look a bit more professional."
I couldn't agree with you more Kylyssa.
I can think of some downsides, for instance, people gaming the system with trivial edits to get their hubs back at the top of the feed.
But if the 'Latest' feed on the home page was reconfigured to show the most recently updated instead of the most recently published, that might help dilute some of the crap that shows up for both signed-in and signed-out views, especially since QAP is weak.
I think HP should experiment with this idea.
I think this would be a great feature if it wasn't abused - perhaps there would be a way to show updated hubs but only if it's been X amount of time between updates, otherwise you might end up with a lot of people trying to game the system for views by "updating" things every fifteen minutes.
I also agree with this idea. There are certainly ways to keep people from 'gaming the system,' so I don't see that as an issue.
Failing that, then perhaps when we have done a major revision, we should be able to share our own hubs to the feed, without getting that annoying "It's not recommended to share your own work often" flag.
And that shows up even if it's the first time in many months or a year or more since you shared your own work. That notice seems more like a "just don't do it, period" kind of statement. They don't like it.
But, if HP isn't going to re-post majorly edited hubs to the feed, then who will see those edits???? We're not supposed to post links in the forums; e-mailing too many followers is also 'verboten,' so what's a poor hubber to do?
Posting to Face Book is not all that effective; I found Twitter to be a nuisance and a time suck, and full of vapid nonsense anyway; I can't keep up with HP and blogging...Pinterest apparently frowns on too many posts especially of our own work; I don't use G+ much at all--I don't find it to be an intuitive, user-friendly interface..........
:: sigh ::
Actually, I have found G+ and Pinterest (especially Pinterest) to be fairly good resources. With Pinterest I spend time going through the feed and pinning things I like. I also find it interesting and relaxing and not terribly time consuming. For G+ I basically join groups that deal with my main topic. I don't get a lot of views out of that, but I meet some nice people. I never have figured out how to maximize FB and Twitter though. Too much junk on them, I think.
by Shorebirdie23 months ago
I have a hub that was moved here from Squidoo in September that I haven't touched at all. But, now it's unfeatured due to lack of engagement. I thought I had four months before stuff like that happened.
by Ann Hinds2 years ago
As I plow through the lenses to become hubs, two of them I edited do not show the change date of the edit although the updates are visible. Since I am using the date to keep track of the edited lenses, I keep re-editing...
by Simon Cook4 years ago
Google like to see updated content, so quite often I like to go back and edit my hubs - however with 500+ hubs it's very difficult to track which hubs I have updated recently.Therefore I think a 'Lsat Edited Date' date...
by Mikelin6 years ago
Why is it bad luck? I've never heard of that before!!If I was your girlfriend, I'd be delighted to receive a gift of a watch (especially as the dog ate my last one).
by Nathan Bernardo2 years ago
Would there be a duplicate content issue? Is it a violation of HP TOS?
by Karen Szklany Gault3 years ago
I have been thinking about how I can give some of my hubs that receive less traffic more light. On our profiles, we can pick a bunch of hubs that feature in a "gallery" that fades in and out, right under our...
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