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I just got snipped.

  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 7 months ago

    Figure that one out:)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Probably means the Hub is about to be moved to one of the niche sites.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yup and it is a brand new one.

      2. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, I think you're right as that is what happened to one of mine they snipped.  All they did was remove a link and left everything else, as far as I could tell.  Then a little while later I received a notification it had been moved to one of the new sites.  It still remains on your HP page, but under topic, it indicates the new site. 

        HP is saying that only the highest quality hubs are being chosen for the new sites, so that is a good compliment, and it will remain on your HP page too.

        It is pretty painless.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Did they tell you which niche hub they are moving your hub to yet! It's kind of neat, as long as they didn't "snip" too much. So far they have left my text alone. They say they take the best written hubs to start with. Best of luck.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        No but it is pretty obvious though as I write mostly in my niche subject.

    3. Anthony Altorenna profile image96
      Anthony Altorennaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Me too.  None of the text was changed, just the Amazon module was removed.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I'm finding that when that happens, even text in the body that refers to the module is not changed.  It will now refer to something that isn't there.

        I often do that - mention the module or product in the text - and have had to check for missing modules through quite a few "snippings".

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Yes I think it is essential.  All the examples on staff hubs do the same.  I think the ads are likely to be snipped if they don't mention something relevant about the products you are adding.  In lots of cases they use Amazon links instead of modules.

      2. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Me too, one Amazon module was removed.  One still remains.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          They left one of yours? I wouldn't tell anyone if I was you. They'll be jealous. big_smile

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I think that staff may be able to determine which Amazon ads have converted to sales. Unfortunately we can only do the same with our e-Bay stats.  I think snipping is not done by some computer system and even that might be savvy enough to realise which hubs have converted to sales.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    Better to have been snipped and lost than to have never been snipped at all.

  3. FlourishAnyway profile image93
    FlourishAnywayposted 7 months ago

    Snipped?  They say it's just a love bite.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Such a weird expression, take a look at the word in the 'urban dictionary'  Think a less graphic one would have been a better substitute.  Call me old fashioned or what!smile.

  4. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 7 months ago

    Oh my! I thought at first you are circumcised.  Lol

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      A physical impossibility, thank goodness:)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Different subject. Do you use Threaded or Chronological in the forums?

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I seem to be set on Chronological.  Maybe I should experiment with threaded.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Chronological is indeed best.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            No! Don't!  It's horribly confusing and the "edit the quote" feature doesn't work

  5. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 7 months ago

    I just recently sent an email to HubPages about this after one of my hubs was 'snipped'. I really don't like having this done without prior notice or consultation, and it doesn't seem to be all that easy to reverse the process either - It's not just a simple matter of rejecting the changes. It takes time to change the hub back, as one has to re-input the original text.

    On my hub the title was changed in a way which now makes it a less accurate description of the content, and references at the end of the hub were removed. These references both facilitate further reading by any who wish to know more about the subject, and to an extent authenticate the information given in the article by giving the sources used.

    At least the main body of the text is not being tampered with, but even so it seems fundamentally wrong that our work should be altered in this way without agreement. I haven't heard back yet from the staff, but I hope it is possible in future to make this a process which is more consultative, or which can be opted out from. (I have already opted out of editing with HubPro Premium, but that does not prevent this 'snipping' process).

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I don't think we have an option anymore to opt out of HubPro Premium.  I can live with the change so far, removing one Amazon hub was fine, but would prefer to have one Amazon and one E-Bay Ad on all of my hubs.  That way there is the potential to make a sale from one or the other.

      1. purl3agony profile image94
        purl3agonyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Sally,

        Congrats on your snip smile  I also got a message that one of my hubs has been snipped.  The editors seemed to have made minimum changes on my hub, so I'm fine with it.  I'm surprised that they have chosen this hub of mine, but whatever.

        As I see it moving forward, you either let HP do what they want with your hubs, or you move them off the site to some other place. 

        I'm willing to see what happens with these niche site.  But having said that, I'm also saving copies of all my hubs in case I want to pull them and move them to my own blog.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Congrats to you too Donna.   Fingers crossed that there will be no need for us to move our hubs.  I probably would not bother, think I would start afresh with exciting new images and fresh text on my own site should this fail.

        2. Kylyssa profile image94
          Kylyssaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I'm surprised by the hubs of mine they chose, too. They chose what I feel is my one of my worst dessert hubs, one I considered deleting or moving, to go on Delishably but have left my food hubs that are much better (some of which have gone sub-viral in the past as lenses) on HubPages.

      2. purl3agony profile image94
        purl3agonyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Ok, now I do have a problem with their snipping.  They removed the copyright from my hub/pattern.  This doesn't seem right.  When I tried to insert the HP-approved copyright, it doesn't show up on my snipped hub. 

        To HP:  with knitting patterns, it is common to put in the copyright that the pattern belongs to the author/designer and is not meant for commercial use.  I think HP should allow us some tailoring to the copyright notice depending on our "niche".

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Hi Donna,
          I think I would write to staff and explain the position.  This clearly needs some clarification.  The copying of patterns is a problem, especially if you are relying on your own patterns for an income.  I see it happening all the time on Etsy.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I think it would depend where you put the copyright - but personally, I wouldn't be putting anything on HubPages that I wanted to protect.

          HubPages is one of the biggest targets on the internet for content thieves, especially now that so many other writing sites have closed down.  You can almost guarantee your patterns will be reproduced on other sites, and even translated into other languages. Those thieves won't let a copyright notice stop them!

          If you have content you don't want to risk being stolen, you need to put it on a site of your own.  It's much less likely to be stolen there.

          1. purl3agony profile image94
            purl3agonyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            True, you can never protect your work (or anything else) from people who are willing to break the law.  However, you can *inform* law-abiding folks of your ownership of your work.  I've had lots of people contact me, asking to use my patterns for charity knitting or for classes.  They asked because I put in my copyright notice to ask for permission before copying my pattern for commercial use.  This is standard language in most knitting patterns.

  6. FlourishAnyway profile image93
    FlourishAnywayposted 7 months ago

    There is no option.  Snipping is mandatory.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      https://i.imgflip.com/128dk6.jpg

      1. FlourishAnyway profile image93
        FlourishAnywayposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        That's a good one!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Let's sell it to HP to put in the Learning Center. We'll split the proceeds 50:50.

 
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