I just discovered that if you start a hub and assign it to a group, it will show up as a link in the group options of your published hubs -- even though it's not published yet. Yup. Draft hubs will show up as a link.
This is SO not cool.
draft hubs show up in the regular linking tool within a text capsules also.
Confuses me all the time
Not if you are not signed in or if you are a user who is not the author of those Hubs it won't. I just tested it, and your issue is a non-issue, except in the author's own view.
Also, as a signed out user, I couldn't view an unpublished Hub even though I knew the URL.
I think a lot of you are forgetting that the view of your own Hubs as the author is NOT the same as what other members or non-members see...
Relache is correct. You are seeing the unpublished Hubs only because you are the signed in author. Signed out users, or signed in users who are not the author, will not see the unpublished Hubs in the article group.
She is also correct in noting that, even if another HubPages user were to discover your unpublished Hub somehow, they would merely see a message that says "This Hub is no longer published" or something to that effect.
I hope that resolves your concern.
I think that is a good thing...that way you can link your new hub to old ones before you publish it...
Didn't someone say on here last week that we can actually find and read unpublished hubs if we know the exact url? Not sure I like that idea either. To me,if something is unpublished, no-one should be able to read it except the author.
Did not check this, but if it is there - it certainly is due for a fix IMO.
It has been this way for a long time, but I always thought the links to pre-published hubs of the same group are only visible on a hub if you're signed in. Does it also happen when you're signed out?
Okay, I just gave it a test, and I think it doesn't show to people signed out. But I only tested it once - you may have caught something that only happens in particular situations.
I really wish we could get stats about how much traffic we actually get from grouped hubs. I'm kinda tempted to nix mine, myself.
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