I love all the extras HubPages has added to make managing the hubs easier. One that needs fixing is the "corrections" feature.
Showing spelling errors in visitor comments does not help at all. Please have the programming skip visitor comments in corrections shown. I cannot edit their comments (and likely wouldn't want to).
You only see those corrections when logged in. Visitors will not be able to see those corrections.
They have already made the changes they indicated. If you don't agree with a change, you can deny it by unchecking the box next to it.
I understand that, now. Thanks. But it would be nice to be able to clear the item so it no longer shows up.
Actually, HP does indeed fix the comments. They're just letting you know what they did.
The edits do serve a purpose. Google is funny about spelling, even when it comes to the comments, which should be no reflection on your writing, but whatever. They do what they want, regardless. I have actually gone through and deleted comments that were useless, senseless, or unnecessary. It has seemed to have helped a little, or it might be a fluke.
I just discovered a comment on one of my hubs that had the word "penis" in it. No big deal, it'd only been there for three years...
Needless to say, I lined up all my editbots and fired them on the spot.
I don't think so. It appears again and again when we click our own hubs. It will not be visible to viewers, but it is very odd to see the remark popping up again and again at the menubar of any hub.
Comments are considered part of the content of an article. This is why comments violating TOS can get you in trouble. So a badly written comment can affect a Hub, including, as mentioned, in the Google search engine. In other words, yes, Google looks at the content of comments too.
I accept that this is done for Google's sake (the all-powerful ruler the Internet that must be obeyed at all times), but I think it is a shame. There is no useful place for genuine, honest comments that people have gone out of their way to add - unless they are grammatically correct and, if possible, sprinkled with handy SEO phrases.
Personally, if I'm reading comments and reviews, I start to distrust those written in beautiful prose with immaculate punctuation. They must be paid-for contributions, I conclude, and are not, therefore, honest and unbiased. But that is probably just me.
by Peg Cole4 weeks ago
This seems to be a recurring issue with editorial corrections. The Editbot wants to replace the word "and" with the word "to." This doesn't work in every case. Here's an example.Someone commented on...
by Marina16 months ago
Happy Thursday, everyone! In August we pre-announced a new tool that fixes common spelling and grammatical errors across the site. Today, Editbot, the first iteration of the tool, is live on a small percentage of Hubs...
by Dr. John Anderson16 months ago
Use this thread to add suggestions for Editbot. Technical terms and alternate spellings:=> Omelet and Omelette are accepted spellings (UK vs US=> Tendinitis (also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon BOTH...
by Liz Elias4 weeks ago
Okay...what gives??? WHO LET THE BOTS OUT?I just spent most of the last two weeks editing hubs that had the NEW hub pro and the added red exclamation point edit marks...and all seemed fine.Now, all of a sudden,...
by Audrey Hunt15 months ago
I find these to be distracting and a waste of time. My time is limited on hub pages and I prefer to use this time reading/writing hubs. Please share your thoughts. Thanks.
by Marina17 months ago
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback about Editbot. Before we run Edibot again with a new set of corrections, I want to go over a few functional updates that will be released within the next couple of days.- There...
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