The New EditBot: Suggestions from the Writers

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  1. TeriSilver profile image97
    TeriSilverposted 2 years ago

    OK, I thought to make a more comprehensive post, here.  Please add your two cents (but try not to duplicate concerns, too often; this helps the folks at HP to go through everything more easily). 
    *  Let the writers decide whether they want to opt in or opt out. Provide a button for that.
    * Do not make changes in article copy; send emails to the writer saying that an "error" has been caught and let the writer decide whether it is necessary to deal with the issue. (In my case, most of the changes, were for alternate spellings (which I always check before publishing and often, deem OK).  The other problem is that the EditBot changes branding and promotion spelling for particular products.
    * Remove the editing icon after the page has been viewed by the writer. Change the color of the icons each time the Bot makes its run.

    And what else?

    1. profile image0
      calculus-geometryposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      HP should make an error submission form for authors to report genuine editbot mistakes.  For example, it apparently autocorrects "try and" to "try to" without seeing the context, which often results in errors.  In math hubs, it sometimes doesn't understand when "A" is being used as a variable and in education hubs it sometimes doesn't understand "A" being used as a letter grade.

      1. janderson99 profile image53
        janderson99posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Also issues with Vitamin A ......

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image74
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Marina just posted an update related to EditBot here.

  2. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 2 years ago

    Totally agree with all your suggestions. Also it would be good if there was a way to skip through to each correction to make checking easier.

  3. Kryssy OSullivan profile image88
    Kryssy OSullivanposted 2 years ago

    I really think the editbot shouldn't tag us for someone else's errors, when it comes to comments...

  4. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Suspend editbot until the kinks are worked out; re-think if this was the best choice for an auto-check app for HP.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    I think its brilliant. How can the program edit every single hub?
    Its very educational for all!

    It forces those who call themselves writers to get consciences in their writing and editing.

  6. makingamark profile image62
    makingamarkposted 2 years ago

    If the EditBot is consistently averaging under 1 error or less per 1,000 words per published hub leave that Author alone - they know what they're doing!

    (ie find a rational hurdle mark (eg error rate per 1,000 words) where everybody above MUST be subject to Editbot and everybody below is not or sampled periodically only)

    Do not include errors which are not errors - i.e. they are due to a not very intelligent (as yet) EditBot

  7. makingamark profile image62
    makingamarkposted 2 years ago


    Apply the EditBot to comments only in the first instance.

    After these have been eliminated and the slate cleared then assess the author's error rate per 1,000 words and Editbot should then ignore all those who have an error rate less than a standard which is acceptable for a good writer.

  8. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 2 years ago

    I just want those icons to go away because they're starting to become a nuisance.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just ignore them. They are for the greater good.


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