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Yep.. I just want to say...

  1. joween18 profile image81
    joween18posted 18 months ago

    Just wanted to express this..

    I LOVE EDITBOT smile
    Thanks! big_smile

    1. Elsie Hagley profile image82
      Elsie Hagleyposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I love it also, most of my mistakes are using "a" instead of "an".
      Still not sure which is right, I was taught sixty-five years ago to use "a" in New Zealand.

  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 18 months ago

    I am very mediocre about it.

    I DO NOT get all the whinging about it. It edits very minimally compared to what I hoped/expected, especially on hundreds of badly written comments.

    I DO wish we had the choice to have it automatically set to "off" rather than "on".

    I DO wish it got in there and correctly edited more comments. For instance so many don't have a capitilised first letter, no commas, run on sentences... lol!

    1. joween18 profile image81
      joween18posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      That seems to be a hassle for the developers.. but yeah.. That is a must.. smile

  3. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 18 months ago

    I kind of like it too and I appreciate that admin is cleaning things up, so to speak. It's not perfect, but it seems to catch a lot of errors, especially in comments where people seem a bit lackadaisical in using language correctly.

  4. Inspired Heart profile image86
    Inspired Heartposted 18 months ago

    I like Editbot too! I am happy it catches the few typos in my hubs and fix some mistakes in the comments sections.

    Thank you HubPages admin.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago

    I feel the same as WryLilt.  The system has its weaknesses, some of which are slightly annoying but I can't see anything to justify so many people being in high dudgeon (can you tell I've been reading Regency novels lately).

    1. calculus-geometry profile image85
      calculus-geometryposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      The level of annoyance people feel varies depending on they type of content they write, as surely you can see that people who write more technical content, use foreign phrases, quotes, puns, etc. are finding more editbot miscorrections compared to people who write straight-up plain English prose.  I am seeing about a 5% error rate with editbot on my hubs and their comments.

  6. Titia profile image89
    Titiaposted 18 months ago

    The editbot is good for typos, but it misses the point totally in some cases. I have a quote on one of my hubs by W.C. Fields which goes:

    The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.

    The editbot has no brain obviously and had edited it to:

    The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with bated breath.

    I don't think that's what W.C. Fields had in mind when he said/wrote this line.

    1. WriteAngled profile image91
      WriteAngledposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      This of course is the problem with humour and word play. All robots are too stupid to appreciate it, and that includes not just Idiotbot but also the Google bot. As a result, the web feeds us with grey, boring pap, which generally also targets a reading age of 8 or so to make it acceptable to the illiterate masses, and thus to advertisers, and thus to Google.

      1. gmwilliams profile image82
        gmwilliamsposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Right you are, this is maddening to say the least!

  7. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 18 months ago

    And those changes are instant-live.  I would rather be given a period of time to check them first.

  8. Tealparadise profile image89
    Tealparadiseposted 18 months ago

    With all the changes over the past 2 years (mainly the human revisions, but also stuff like this), traffic to my hubs has gotten significantly better without me lifting a finger.  Can't thank hubpages enough!

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this