Well I have done it. Over 600 hubs cleaned of the wounds inflicted by Editbot and the Bandaids posted all over my hubs to conceal the unfixed 'errors?@$5^'. No more bot robot symbols on my profile - Ahhh it is so nice.
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Simply edit your hubs to correct the 'errors?@$5^' found by Editbot. Hard to do, and there are several tricks to make it work, but it can be done. Should be more or less permanent.
Thank you for the information. I am on it to get those symbols to go away. So far the corrections I have are valid and none in comments. Oh well . . . also I have only 7 hubs today, so not the task of many others here. Certainly a stark contrast with your Hub count and others. I am empathetic with your endeavor with this change.
Where can I find your other beautiful works, Tim?
They are all stored on my PC. I am sitting on them and editing while I have been seeking learning being an 'internet' writer. I plan to bring a portion of those former hubs back, although I may create a separate Hub Account to separate them from Niche articles / groupings. As I adjust to new life changes I may develop a Blog using Blogger or some such or maybe use Weebly. I am tossing and turning while flipping coins :-)
Thanks for the reply. I may like to read them when you come up with the refreshed posts and blogs. Wish you all the best.
I hate to say this, but you may have done a lot of hard work for nothing. Just yesterday I read a little blurb that mentioned that at some point, the bots will be swinging back through again. Oh Goody!
I've also manually corrected my hubs.
Before my edits: 40 bots in stats
After edits: 35 bots in stats.
So does that mean those 35 little bots stuck on my stats page refer to comment "errors" which I can do nothing about?
You can uncheck the box next to the bot correction and the word will revert to what the commenter typed.
It is complicated. But it appears that the techos are gradually developing a way to remove the bot symbols when you edit a hub, and get the signal "no corrections found" after an edit. The Edibot buttons at the top of the page are also disappearing for corrected hubs.
The trick is that you need to change the context of the 'offending word' or sometimes to choose an alternative phrase. For example use 'fry' for 'saute'; 'appetizer' for 'entree'. Often simply changing the word before or after the highlighted word will also cancel the correction. For example, if you had 'a play ground' which was changed to 'a playground' by Editbot, then using 'playgrounds' or 'the playground' will work to switch off the tag. Sometimes simply editing the original to 'playground' for example will not work.
You know when it works because the "show errors' button on top of the page disappears.
OK its a lot of work but it should be permanent, so you only need to do it once for each hub.
PS you need to delete comments with Editbot found errors in them as you cannot edit them.
Thank you!! I did this and was successfully able to get rid of the robot icons:) There are still two comment editbot icons left but no corrections are shown for those hubs, and I see no mistakes. Any suggestions?
There appears to be a bug in the system that prevents the icon symbol's departure once you have edited the hub, and the 'corrections button disappears'. A fix was promised "soon"???
@Sue. have a look and see if the Button at the top of the page has disappeared for the hubs you edited. If so, the symbol will disappear shortly. If the button remains you have to edit the remaining 'errors". Comments with errors have to be deleted to get rid of the symbols. As explained above, even when you accept the change recommended, ('playground' for 'play ground' the symbol will stay as will the button. You have to do other stuff as explained previously. Messy.
But I want to keep the comments, including their corrections. Deleting comments breaks up the conversation, turns comments continuity into nonsense!
How do we get rid of the bots on stats page if we agree with comment corrections and want to keep our comments' flow - I.e. if we do no want to delete any comments?
The notion that anybody could introduce an Editbot without a mechanism for authors to indicate they (1) have reviewed suggestions and will allow suggestions to stand and/or (2) have edited those they disagree with is quite LUDICROUS!
The mechanism is there. The tick means that you accept Editbot's changes (which is the default) or you can click to remove the tick to reject it. What is missing is a way to indicate that you have visited the page and made all the decisions. That is hard, as there is no way to record it for each 'error' on the page. Without this, there is no way to make the symbols disappear when you have reviewed the page because you do not go into edit mode. (It could be done - we will see!) Making changes to the original text, as I have done (including Editbot's suggestions or other options) is a permanent change - it is a real edit that gets recorded and the content is changed permanently. Anyway it depends on your point of view, what you want to do. You choose. If you love Editbot, then that is OK by me. I beg to differ.
Personally, I am going to wait for HubPages to come up with a different system. It is a waste of time changing the words only to find the system has been fixed, and I don't want to lose my keywords that might lose me SEO juice.
I am not going to edit all my Hubs just to get rid of the bots. Editing will send all my Hubs through QAP which means there's a risk some of them might be unFeatured under some of the sillier new rules, such as having fewer Amazon capsules even if all the ones you've got are totally relevant to your subject.
I don't want to delete good comments and upset the flow of the comments section, either.
I would rather wait and see how Editbot develops, my Hubs aren't suffering in the meantime so why worry? The changes made on my Hubs are miniscule and don't affect my Hubs materially. The Editbot has corrected a lot of spelling mistakes in the comments and if some of those are mistakes, I don't care - I still have far fewer mistakes in my comments than I had before Editbot!
I think that's a very reasonable position to take - if you are writing hubs which do NOT involve lots of proper names and words in foreign languages.
It's a bit of a nightmare if you're an author who does.
EXACTLY Marisa. I do not understand why everyone's so worked up. Most of the changes from the edit bot are miniscule.
I'm done and was surprised to see my views go up this morning.
Update ==>> Success!
No more icons, buttons; No more Editbot 'errors' on any of my hubs
After latest database clean-up all the icons for non-existent 'errors' have disappeared (Thanks HP staff!).
10 or so hubs had to be re-edited to complete the fix.
All clean now
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