The recent forums on
=> HOTD quality see http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129959; http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129961
=> Hubpro quality - All three examples in the Hubpro blog post had spelling errors + one had 103 words of copied text - see http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129724
=> Overall Hub Quality - many posts regarding poor spelling and grammar in many hubs despite QAP
highlight the need for a Hub Quality Checker built into the HP system. There are many great software tools such as Grammarly, SpellCheckPlus etc. that do checks for inputed text and produce error reports. Surely HP could approach one of these companies and licence the API so that such a tool could be built into the HP system. This tool would run after a hub is submitted to be published. (Done Editing). There is plenty of time. Tests could be introduced to block publishing until major errors were fixed. It would be available for staff and hubbers to use. It would produce a report listing possible errors (see example below).
Surely it is time for HP to add a tool which would lift the quality of ALL hubs on the site by reducing spelling, grammar and plagiarism. The recent examples show that STAFF needs these tools. Errors and copied content in Hubpro is clearly counterproductive. Most authors would welcome these tools and would make the changes willingly. They would learn a lot as well. Even staff excuse themselves by saying they miss things.
[I certainly do make mistakes! I sometimes miss typos, despite reading a Hub carefully. Keep in mind that it's also surprisingly hard to find a Hub that includes zero typos, no matter how many times the author, or even a professional Editor has carefully looked it over] => why not get a tool that does this quickly and easily for staff and hubbers.
Sorry but this is simply not good enough to defeat the Panda slap.
Example of tool report (SpellCheckPlus) contents:
possible spelling error
Daylilies ---> Day lilies, Day-lilies, Dailies
Sweetbriar ---> Sweetbrier, Sweetbriers, Sweetbread, Sweetbrier's
medicinal capacity, because ---> One does not usually use a comma here.
plant pot, because ----> One does not usually use a comma here.
rosebushes locally, since ----> One does not usually use a comma here.
colur --> color
dependant on ---> Write dependent in this context.
I totally agree. I am a professionally trained language instructor with years of experience who carefully edits every hub, but no matter what spell checker, etc. I use, every time I go back to read or edit, I still find typos, missed words, spelling problems, etc.
Those programs are not perfect, but they certainly would help, so I am totally in favor of this.
I would certainly appreciate this tool. It would help us all a great deal.
I could definitely get behind something like this. I take my time with my hubs and do my best to get all they typos and the like out, but there are times I miss things and don't find then until months later. I'd like to have something that can produce an error report for me.
I run a checker tool SpellCheckPlus on every hub I write and edit. It takes about a minute and you get a list of things to check. Easy and simple to do. I then know I have clean copy. Getting a report is easier than wading through highlights in the text block.
I suggested this two years ago when I first joined here but nothing happened and since then I have just copied my content into Word. It would be a lot easier not to have to do this but then some would argue that it gives one an opportunity to save a copy elsewhere. I definitely support this suggestion.
Why doesn't a site that endlessly touts its professional editors use those same editors to proofread the hub in the top slot each day? Not invasive HubPro-style editing, just a quick once-over to fix obvious spelling mistakes, such as in titles and subtitles.
by David Livermore 5 years ago
Do you think Hubpages should take a harder stance to poorly written hubs?I hop hubs when I can, and find so many that are of poor quality. They have little to no content, or just one long text block. Don't get me started about the spelling or grammar.Should HP take more of a harder...
by Glenn Stok 3 years ago
I read in today's blog about the Automated Grammar and Spelling Checker coming in September.I like the idea of correcting errors in comments. Many times I had to delete comments that were written with terrible misspellings and very bad grammar so as not to lose search engine ranking, But I'm...
by Leni Sands 4 years ago
Just wondered if there was any point in having a spelling and grammar checker within hubpages?I raise this question because I see a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes while reading through hubs. It spoils an excellent piece of work. If people wrote their piece in word, first or...
by Anjili 6 years ago
Would fewer errors be made in Hubpages questions if a spelling and grammer checker was installed?Would the quality of questions asked on Hubpages be better if a Spelling and Grammer checker was installed in the questions section of one's domain? Some of my questions have unintentional glaring...
by RocketCityWriter 10 months ago
Is it rude to point out grammar/spelling mistakes on hubs via comments?I've come across numerous hubs that have grammar and spelling errors, some minor and some littered with mistakes. Otherwise, these hubs would be interesting and will written in my opinion. Is it rude to point out these mistakes...
by Steve 6 years ago
Why don't people check their spelling and grammar when they write and publish their Hubs?It is understandable when the person is not a native English speaker, but when the author is a native English speaker with some amount of education, it is quite sad.
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