I was dismayed to see a large number of my hubs are now no longer featured so I made a start at tweaking them. I then noticed that all of them have a Style Tips notice saying that I should delete the copyright notices I had carefully posted in each hub and use the automatic way of doing this in Display Options.
I have three accounts here and hundreds of hubs and don't feel like spending hours wading through them all undoing my past work!
Here's the link to the forum discussion:
I'm beginning to think that any big changes will result in a reduction of traffic. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would have made revisions to my hubs just a couple at a time. One woman who is very successful at online writing has warned against adding too much content here too quickly. I'm worried the same might apply to mass revisions. So you might want to do this in stages Bard.
Thanks, Writer Fox! I can see I am not alone in wondering about all this! I am still not sure what to do though. I note that the "All Rights Reserved" notice was missing from the Hub Tool version.
If you want to get editor's choice status for your hubs, it is probably worth dealing with the style tips.
HP seems to be trying to fall in with industry standards with copyright notices. Generally, readers do not want to see your copyright notice. You have your name at the top of the page after all.
I don't think having our name up at the top is enough. It is in very small ink next to a very small avatar. think that the original reason for us to post our own copyright notice was to deter others from grabbing our work. It seems to work most of the time...even though some people have had their stuff infringed upon....which proves that our name at the top is not enough. We deserve to protect our work, since we work hard on our hubs.
Yet the standard here is to publish a couple of hubs a week...at least a month. We cannot do that and have to revise our hubs according to style tips. Why can we not have the new standards apply to new hubs and let go of changes to old ones, especially if they are worth featuring in the first place?
The copyright notices I have displayed have not stopped thieves copying and pasting the entire article with the copyright warning included.
That is so unfortunate. :0(...but that means those style tips will be useless changes, too...no? So sad that they add more work for us when we earn pennies for what we do....I love the writing, but the revisions they force on us
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