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Join the 'Cleaned and Healed' Club - Beat Editbot

  1. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 24 months ago

    Well I have done it. Over 600 hubs cleaned of the wounds inflicted by Editbot and the Bandaids posted all over my hubs to conceal the unfixed 'errors?@$5^'.  No more bot robot symbols on my profile - Ahhh it is so nice.

    Membership is free and open. Join us in being Cleaned and Healed in the C&H Club.

    Simply edit your hubs to correct the 'errors?@$5^' found by Editbot. Hard to do, and there are several tricks to make it work, but it can be done. Should be more or less permanent.

    Cheers

    1. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you for the information. I am on it to get those symbols to go away. So far the corrections I have are valid and none in comments. Oh well . . . also I have only 7 hubs today, so not the task of many others here. Certainly a stark contrast with your Hub count and others. I am empathetic with your endeavor with this change.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image83
        Venkatachari Mposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Where can I find your other beautiful works, Tim?

        1. tsmog profile image84
          tsmogposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          They are all stored on my PC. I am sitting on them and editing while I have been seeking learning being an 'internet' writer. I plan to bring a portion of those former hubs back, although I may create a separate Hub Account to separate them from Niche articles / groupings. As I adjust to new life changes I may develop a Blog using Blogger or some such or maybe use Weebly. I am tossing and turning while flipping coins :-)

          1. Venkatachari M profile image83
            Venkatachari Mposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the reply. I may like to read them when you come up with the refreshed posts and blogs. Wish you all the best.

            1. tsmog profile image84
              tsmogposted 24 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks :-) I am hanging around lurking more than participating. The editing of the Hubs is slow with life changes.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I hate to say this, but you may have done a lot of hard work for nothing.  Just yesterday I read a little blurb that mentioned that at some point, the bots will be swinging back through again.  Oh Goody!

  2. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 24 months ago

    I've also manually corrected my hubs.

    Before my edits: 40 bots in stats
    After edits: 35 bots in stats.

    So does that mean those 35 little bots stuck on my stats page refer to comment "errors" which I can do nothing about?

    ?
    ?

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      You can uncheck the box next to the bot correction and the word will revert to what the commenter typed.

      1. janderson99 profile image85
        janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        yes, but the bot tag remains. It is also likely the option will be reversed next time Editbot is run - it will try to make the same change. (my guess about this)

    2. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      It is complicated. But it appears that the techos are gradually developing a way to remove the bot symbols when you edit a hub, and get the signal "no corrections found" after an edit. The Edibot buttons at the top of the page are also disappearing for corrected hubs.

      The trick is that you need to change the context of the 'offending word' or sometimes to choose an alternative phrase. For example use 'fry' for 'saute'; 'appetizer' for 'entree'. Often simply changing the word before or after the highlighted word will also cancel the correction. For example, if you had 'a play ground' which was changed to 'a playground' by Editbot, then using 'playgrounds' or 'the playground' will work to switch off the tag. Sometimes simply editing the original to 'playground' for example will not work.

      You know when it works because the "show errors' button on top of the page disappears.

      OK its a lot of work but it should be permanent, so you only need to do it once for each hub.
      Cheers

      PS you need to delete comments with Editbot found errors in them as you cannot edit them.

      1. cat on a soapbox profile image82
        cat on a soapboxposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you!! I did this and was successfully able to get rid of the robot icons:)  There are still two comment editbot icons left but no corrections are shown for those hubs, and I see no mistakes. Any suggestions?

        1. janderson99 profile image85
          janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

          There appears to be a bug in the system that prevents the icon symbol's departure once you have edited the hub, and the 'corrections button disappears'. A fix was promised "soon"???

          1. cat on a soapbox profile image82
            cat on a soapboxposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            The two that are left never showed any corrections.

    3. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      @Sue. have a look and see if the Button at the top of the page has disappeared for the hubs you edited. If so, the symbol will disappear shortly. If the button remains you have to edit the remaining 'errors". Comments with errors have to be deleted to get rid of the symbols. As explained above, even when you accept the change recommended, ('playground' for 'play ground' the symbol will stay as will the button. You have to do other stuff as explained previously. Messy.

  3. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 24 months ago

    But I want to keep the comments, including their corrections. Deleting comments breaks up the conversation, turns comments continuity into nonsense!

    How do we get rid of the bots on stats page if we agree with comment corrections and want to keep our comments' flow - I.e. if we do no want to delete any comments?

    1. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Perchance the HP team will find a way for your acceptance of the editbot fixes to be recorded, including comments, and so to remove the symbol. Who knows??? My guess is that it is unlikely??? The silence is deafening.

  4. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 24 months ago

    So is the "site-down" message every 5 minutes.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image83
      Venkatachari Mposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      The site is down presently as they are doing some maintenance work. I got the message of site being on maintenance a while ago.

  5. makingamark profile image68
    makingamarkposted 24 months ago

    The notion that anybody could introduce an Editbot without a mechanism for authors to indicate they (1) have reviewed suggestions and will allow suggestions to stand and/or (2) have edited those they disagree with is quite LUDICROUS!

    1. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      The mechanism is there. The tick means that you accept Editbot's changes (which is the default) or you can click to remove the tick to reject it. What is missing is a way to indicate that you have visited the page and made all the decisions. That is hard, as there is no way to record it for each 'error' on the page. Without this, there is no way to make the symbols disappear when you have reviewed the page because you do not go into edit mode. (It could be done - we will see!) Making changes to the original text, as I have done (including Editbot's suggestions or other options) is a permanent change - it is a real edit that gets recorded and the content is changed permanently. Anyway it depends on your point of view, what you want to do. You choose. If you love Editbot, then that is OK by me. I beg to differ.

      1. makingamark profile image68
        makingamarkposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        You've just take a lot more words to say exactly the same thing as me
        i.e. there is no signoff.

  6. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 24 months ago

    Personally, I am going to wait for HubPages to come up with a different system.  It is a waste of time changing the words only to find the system has been fixed, and I don't want to lose my keywords that might lose me SEO juice.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Exactly.

      I am not going to edit all my Hubs just to get rid of the bots.  Editing will send all my Hubs through QAP which means there's a risk some of them might be unFeatured under some of the sillier new rules, such as having fewer Amazon capsules even if all the ones you've got are totally relevant to your subject. 

      I don't want to delete good comments and upset the flow of the comments section, either. 

      I would rather wait and see how Editbot develops, my Hubs aren't suffering in the meantime so why worry?  The changes made on my Hubs are miniscule and don't affect my Hubs materially.  The Editbot has corrected a lot of spelling mistakes in the comments and if some of those are mistakes, I don't care - I still have far fewer mistakes in my comments than I had before Editbot!

      1. makingamark profile image68
        makingamarkposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        I think that's a very reasonable position to take - if you are writing hubs which do NOT involve lots of proper names and words in foreign languages.

        It's a bit of a nightmare if you're an author who does.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          I use quite a lot of French and Spanish words in my dance Hubs and have been surprised to see the Editbot hasn't altered any of them.

      2. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        EXACTLY Marisa. I do not understand why everyone's so worked up. Most of the changes from the edit bot are miniscule.

        1. janderson99 profile image85
          janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

          Because we care and are proud of every detail.

        2. Sherry Hewins profile image96
          Sherry Hewinsposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          The vast majority of changes to my hubs are obvious mistakes in comments. I'm glad to see them fixed.

  7. moonlake profile image89
    moonlakeposted 24 months ago

    I'm done and was surprised to see my views go up this morning.

  8. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 23 months ago

    Update ==>> Success!
    No more icons, buttons; No more Editbot 'errors' on any of my hubs
    After latest database clean-up all the icons for non-existent 'errors' have disappeared (Thanks HP staff!).
    10 or so hubs had to be re-edited to complete the fix.
    All clean now
    Cheers

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image82
      cat on a soapboxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Yay!

 
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