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What are the consequences of ignoring Editbot?

  1. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 24 months ago

    I haven't made any changes to my hubs so far in response to the editbot - I started looking at them and decided not to bother. What might happen to my hubs if I ignore them?

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Nothing. Corrections have been made. The corrections are reversible. If you ignore the whole thing the corrections stay in place.

      Nothing has offended me so far. Some of those still loyal to HM The Queen were upset by American spellings. Given that I speak Tinglish most of the day, I could not care less (American is no worse).

    2. Jodah profile image87
      Jodahposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Not a thing.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 24 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Will & Jodah. I wasn't sure if I would be penalised for not reviewing them.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      If you ignore them, the Editbot corrections have already been made, and they will stand. If you uncheck a correction, it will revert to the original. I only found one instance where Editbot made a serious error. I had mentioned Peter Noone of the 60s band Herman's Hermits; Editbot changed it to "Peter no one." I am glad I took the time to check the edits and change this one back.

      1. Solaras profile image91
        Solarasposted 24 months agoin reply to this

        Peter "No One" for the creator of Henry VIII, the horror!

    4. peachpurple profile image74
      peachpurpleposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      yeah, it is auto corrected. But I do edit them and get better traffic

  2. DasEngel profile image62
    DasEngelposted 24 months ago


    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 24 months agoin reply to this


  3. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 24 months ago

    I've been ignoring most of my editbot changes, so I'm glad it doesn't effect anything. The changes were generally in the comments anyway.

  4. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 24 months ago

    If you ignore Editbot you will have endless and growing numbers of 'bandaids' all over your articles. No changes are made to the original text. HP has already implemented phase two - 'grey' and 'orange' bandaids with more and more to come. HP has already talked about reversing Editbot 'errors', and changing the rules!!! This will become a nightmare when Editbot is run again and again.

    I suggest that you make the edits to get rid of the bandaids by editing your original copy. See http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/133221

    This does not necessarily mean accepting the Editbot change. For example, You can substitute 'appertizer' for 'entree' for example to avoid 'entrée'. Your articles will then be clean, healthy and bandaid free!
    Be free of Editbot bandaids forever!

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I haven't got the time so they'll have to stay there until I get round to it. Which might be never.

  5. DrMark1961 profile image93
    DrMark1961posted 24 months ago

    I have heard a rumor that if you ignore editbots your subdomain will disappear. Oh wait, that is another forum....

  6. cashmere profile image80
    cashmereposted 24 months ago

    Was away from Hubapges for almost a year, and there are so many changes...Still trying to figure out what editbot is all about.
    Thanks to this thread I know that I don't need to take immediate action for this...