I've just read a newcomer's first hub. It is a recipe hub, but not using that template. She's apparently not from the continental US, but her English is fair enough to understand in the article...(worse on her profile).
But, her formatting is terrible; the entire hub is in a blue "sidebar" box down the right side of the page.
Suggestions on how to politely tell her to start over? (Is it even possible to switch templates on an already-published article? The whole template thing is also new to me!)
The recipe itself is fine...and I complimented her on that...but I don't like to call folks out in the public comments with such corrections that might appear brutal.
I don't want to flag the hub and discourage a newbie........
If you want to contact her directly, click on the fanmail link and there is an option to contact the person by email. Perhaps you could send her a polite note so it's private and just explain what you noticed and how to fix it?
Thanks...wasn't sure what happened to that option--it's not as easy to see as it used to be...
They've made it very difficult, haven't they?
What I do in that situation, (if I don't want to email the person), is to post a comment along the lines of "just a tip, your Hub will be far more successful if you change the formatting.." and then I finish the comment with "please delete this comment after you've read it!"
If the hubber has been sensible and has her comments set not to appear until approved, no one else will see it.
To send Fan Mail go to the Hubbers profile site. Screen the right side until you see Fan Mail and click on that. In the top right corner of the left box is ' Send 'so-and-so' an email.
Well, if it's the hub I think it is, it's been unpublished. If it was me, I'd just let it go now.
If you flag a hub like this as being "low quality", doesn't the staff check it and add a suggestion to the writer about how to fix the problem?
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