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RESOLVED: People Seeing and Commenting on "Not Published" Hubs

  1. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 2 years ago

    Shortly after my lenses were transferred over to HubPages, I unpublished several hubs because I just didn't know when I'd get to them and I wanted them not visible to the public until i can get to them. A person just commented on one of them.

    I do not want them visible. They are former lenses that need a lot of work and do not work as hubs.

    How do I actually unpublish a hub and what does the "not published" red designation mean if it actually leaves the hub published?

  2. Baby-Boomer-58 profile image82
    Baby-Boomer-58posted 2 years ago

    This might hold a clue, Kylyssa.
    Perhaps the "bug that re featured content that wasn't intended to be featured" caused your problem.

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was definitely affected by that bug a few days back. All of my "unfeatured for engagement" lenses were featured again for about a day. 

      Last night I published then unpublished the lens that got the comment just in case. I'm going to go do the same with all the others I have purposely unpublished just in case the bug made them all somewhat just a little less than actually unpublished.

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago

    If a hub is not published,  people cannot see it.  Are you sure you didn't accidentally publish it again? Does your stats page say it is not published?

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Its title was in red on my dashboard and had a blank space where the various black featured status symbols usually are at the end of the line.

  4. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 2 years ago

    WHOA!  I just went to do some publishing and unpublishing and guess what?  The hub somehow grew a doppelganger! The doppelganger got the comment!