Not sure if this has been discussed before. I'd think I'm not the only one who'd find a date stamp in the hub itself a useful thing.
I always include a by-line, and a published date, and as I revise the article, an [UPDATED: <DATE>] line.
As a viewer, I always look for the "date" on an article. I'm immediately dubious about the quality or intent of the article if I do not see one.
That's a good point. I know when I'm online I want to know how old info is when I come across something. Maybe I'll start putting a date on mine.
Only the author of a hub will know it's published date. Readers have no need to know it's published date, because people are suppose to be writing evergreen content.
Aside from that, readers can get a gist of how old the publication is by looking at the comment section. Rarely does a hub that is published not have a comment on it(at least one). However, out of the 101 hubs I have published, I do have couple of hubs that don't actually have comments on them and they have been published for quite a while.
I like that my publication date is protected as it allows me to defend my original work more effectively when filing notices of infringement.
you both make good points and I'll rethink my plan, not that it was that firm anyway at this point.
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