Meet Editbot, Launching Today

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  1. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 4 years ago

    Sorry about my now-deleted previous post, HP. I was just trying to lighten things up.

    To whom it may concern... Do not refer to Editbot as Pacman. big_smile

    1. HollieT profile image85
      HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed I do. Remember him/it? Little green (sometimes white) strange little creatures eating everything in sight.

      Obviously we were easily entertained back in the day. Compare and contrast, PDS. Pacman vs (insert as appropriate) I know aa will say Minecraft!

    2. makingamark profile image70
      makingamarkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's been niggling me - I knew it reminded me of something - now I've got it!

  2. MarleneB profile image97
    MarleneBposted 4 years ago

    It's adding extra work for me. Do I have time to go through all of my hubs in order to check the work Editbot does? I have seen some of these minor mistakes. I think it is a great idea and I get that Editbot is a robot and can make errors, but now I have to go back behind the Editbot and either let it go or fix it. It's just one more thing to do, that's all.

  3. Dr Bill Tollefson profile image86
    Dr Bill Tollefsonposted 4 years ago

    I can see the corrections I need make but how do I make the correction when it is in the comment section of what someone else made. There is no correction or editing button on other peoples comment. Please inform me of how to change these. Thanks

    1. Margaret Schindel profile image95
      Margaret Schindelposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bill, Editbot has already made its corrections. The only thing you need to to do is to review them and either leave them (the checkbox to the left of each correction defaults to checked, which means the correction remains implemented) or reject them by unchecking the checkbox, which causes the correction to revert to the original text. You can go into the HubTool and make the edits manually, if you wish, but it won't affect what Editbot does, so there isn't any point in doing it.

      As for comments, the only one who can edit them is Editbot. If you don't want the comments changed, just uncheck all those checkboxes.

      One way to tell what your hub looks like to your readers is to sign out of HubPages and then view your hub as the public sees it.

  4. UnnamedHarald profile image96
    UnnamedHaraldposted 4 years ago

    Comment mistakes count against your page. Google ranks your page lower because of grammar and spelling mistakes. Ergo, you could have a perfect article lowered because of the content of the comments.

    1. alancaster149 profile image83
      alancaster149posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can't complain too loudly. Some of the spelling mistakes on my comments boxes are my own. Checkmated meself, me old lad!

  5. MarieLB profile image80
    MarieLBposted 4 years ago

    Spot the difference -

    This screen will not allow me to copy the Tick Box and the Color, This offering is compliments of Editbot. 'vice versa.'

    These are in Lynn's comments on "Pets.  Do they own us or do we own them?"

    " . . . wonder if they own us or vice-versa.    "

    Both are acceptable according to my research.

    This kind of editing fills in our time and the email pages, but is hardly helpful.

  6. William F. Torpey profile image80
    William F. Torpeyposted 4 years ago

    I'm just a little concerned about Editbot's correction in one of my hubs because the correction is within a quote I used from a book written by a friend of mine. Editbot changed "try and make sense" to "try to make sense." There's something problematic about correcting a quote from a published source. Shouldn't a direct quote be a direct quote?

    1. makingamark profile image70
      makingamarkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So you untick the box and it goes back to being a quote.

      You do NOT have to accept the changes made by EditBot.

  7. William F. Torpey profile image80
    William F. Torpeyposted 4 years ago

    But if I untick the box won't our friend Editbot change it again the next time it checks the hub?

    1. makingamark profile image70
      makingamarkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No - it should't.

      If you have reviewed the suggested corrections (ie click on "show corrections") then that should be it.

      HubPages is telling us that:
      1) EditBot is supposed to be intelligent and learn from the changes people make (and the "try to" substitution for  "try and" is one of the most highlighted changes that people did not like/want - e.g. I changed all of mine back to the original - and those changes have stuck)
      2) next time the EditBot runs we should just see NEW EditBot suggestions with respect to any changes in content

      There will be a revolt if we see all the same old ones back again! smile

  8. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    It probably will, unless the program is going to exempt quotes as has been suggested to the team.

    1. makingamark profile image70
      makingamarkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No it won't Sue - for precisely the reasons I've just outlined above.

      i.e. you're guessing and I have evidence to the contrary.

  9. profile image0
    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 4 years ago

    I hope that EditBot is going to recognise proper English. As I am not American, I spell words as they should be. Labour, harbour, doughnut, organise.
    What do my fellow users of the Queen's English think?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Since I started this game I have tried spelling the American way.  I want American traffic and sales.  No one in the UK has any money.  Amazon is USA or UK but not both - at least not easily.

      The color of dollars.

      Doesn't work of course.  Turns out they love the English.  We are quaint, grey and slightly damp.

      1. MarieLB profile image80
        MarieLBposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        . . . .and so says this little black duck.  I too feel pushed into using American, although it is an effort.  Queen's English is what I know.

  10. compu-smart profile image83
    compu-smartposted 4 years ago

    Many thanks to editbot. Really, much appreciated.

  11. William F. Torpey profile image80
    William F. Torpeyposted 4 years ago

    It would be very nice if we could make our own corrections to our own comments on a hub. I have one hub where I would very much like to correct a flagrant typo that is rather important. It's a typo that the Editbot would never pick up! Because of a typo that I failed to catch, this phrase: "resting in peace" ... became.. "resting in peach" Please consider this request.


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