I've been away longer than thought. Edit bot, huh? Well, I like it. It spots those errors I miss after reading, correcting, rereading, and correcting multiple times thereafter. I wish there were a way to edit the few, very few, errors it catches in the comments that I've made.
What do you all - yup Texas is rubbing off on me - think of it?
The forums went into an absolute frenzy when those critters first showed up.
@paradigmsearch, I can imagine the forum would have done a double take. Kinda glad I missed it. My errors aren't particularly aweful. I also suspect that the overall quality of the submitted articles has improved tremendously. @Phyllis Doyle, alive and well as two more popped up in one of mine as I was editing.
I'm glad to see that the red skull went away.
Oh man! I don't know what an Edit Bot is, but I'm fairly sure it and I wouldn't like each other. I have a very genre specific vocabulary, and d don't even TRY to tell me how to spell "magick."
Far as grammar goes, that's a very specific choice based on genre, character voice, location and a whole bucketload of other very personal decisions that make my voice as a writer different from someone else's.
So color me highly suspicious at something named "Edit Bot" because a BOT can't handle the delicate job of helping a writer perfect their voice.
Don't know that I'd worry too much: I use a specific vocabulary, voice and grammar when writing for a specific blue collar worker in a specific blue collar trade. And what the bots have corrected is a few misspellings by me and a lot of it by commenters. Nothing I objected to seeing fixed, particularly all the comments that I can't touch.
My Dad was a blue collar worker and spoke perfect, if occasionally, colourful, English. The Queen would have hesitated to correct him. None of that editbot nonsense allowed...
Some do, some don't, but good english is fairly rare on a construction job site. But I think it's important to make the reader understand that I know what I speak of; that I'm one of them. Plus I use the jargon as well, sometimes, but that has slipped through the bots very well.
I am vaguely aware of editbot but I wasn't around when it debuted. I missed the staff's introduction of it and the ensuing hubbub.
My question is this: do we need to DO anything to enact the edits and make them permanent, or were the corrections already automatically made?
While I'm at it with the questions, does anyone know what a HubPro symbol (green circle with pencil) with a little red exclamation mark on it means? I'm thinking it must not be good. Sorry to go off topic.
Everybody lost their minds when EditBot was introduced but for most people, the worst thing it did was point out spelling errors in the comments section of everyone's Hubs. It's not our fault the people commenting on our hubs can't spell!
I like EditBot. It tells me were the mistakes are on my articles. Some hubs I edited and fixed by myself. Others I let Editbot fixed them. My question to anyone who knows about the EditBot program. Does EditBot keep going back and forward showing our mistakes. If he does, our hubs sometimes are perfect and then are not good. The explanation for having bad hubs. It is because the EditBot program still show the mistakes.
by McKenna Meyers 9 days ago
Is it possible to correct spelling and punctuation errors in comments? I know you can do so in the Q & A. If it's not possible, is it best to just delete the comment? Thanks.
by Marina 3 years ago
Happy Thursday, everyone! In August we pre-announced a new tool that fixes common spelling and grammatical errors across the site. Today, Editbot, the first iteration of the tool, is live on a small percentage of Hubs and their comments. It will be gradually rolled out to all Hubs over the next...
by Virginia Kearney 3 years ago
I just emailed a comment to HubPages staff but thought I'd also ask the forum group. I have a lot of errors in the comments posted on my Hubs because I write Hubs read by students and by people who are not native English speakers. It never occurred to me that these grammar and spelling...
by Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago
I don't know if anyone has raised this issue here. Anyhow, I am suggesting a new feature related to COMMENT column. Now, we cannot edit our comments after five minutes since we wrote it. We can edit our comments within a time gap of five minutes only and thereafter it can't...
by Catherine Giordano 3 years ago
I always appreciate it when someone lets me know about a typo or an error of fact in my hubs. I have also given a heads-up to others and they have been appreciative. When I tell someone about an error, I send them a private email. What is the proper thing to do? Ignore what looks like an...
by Kristin Kaldahl 5 years ago
I just wrote a hub, and I have edited it four or five times. Still (and as always), I'm finding errors with each editing. I know I am not alone in finding it difficult to edit my own work. Do you edit your own work, or do you have someone who edits for you? Has there ever been an...
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