Editbot again?!

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 20 months ago

    I'm guessing I'm not the only one seeing these black Editbot icons on my account page. This time, even when I click on the icon and view the changes, the icon does not go away. I think that, at least most of these, are corrections that have already been made.

    Help HP staff. If there is something else we need to do, please tell us!

    1. Jodah profile image87
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      They seem to be replacing the other icon that was the green hub pro with the red exclamation mark (at least they have disappeared)...but yeah the editbots are back in numbers.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Yes and this time I can't seem to get rid of them.

    2. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Agreed they don't go away with viewing the Hub not matter how.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      The icons are to let you know that the changes from the original pass of the EditBot were made permanent. The icons will go away on their own within a couple weeks. They were intended as a temporary notification.

      1. Margaret Schindel profile image98
        Margaret Schindelposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks very much for letting us know, Christy!

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          I have those critters on half of my hubs too. So do I understand we don't have to do anything? They won't go away?

          1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
            Christy Kirwanposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            You don't have to do anything. They will go away on their own within a couple weeks, even if you have not reviewed the changes.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        But Christy, I thought you said the red pencil icons indicated the changes were now permanent - so why do we need a second one?

        1. Margaret Schindel profile image98
          Margaret Schindelposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Marisa, my understanding is that the green icons with the red pencil indicate new HubPro edits (and the red pencil goes away after the author has seen the edits) and that the black robot icon is for Editbot edits. Christy, can you please confirm (or correct)?

          Thanks!

          1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
            Christy Kirwanposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, this is correct.

            1. Margaret Schindel profile image98
              Margaret Schindelposted 20 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks, Christy!

      3. Titia profile image94
        Titiaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Made permanently??? I wasn't by a long shot ready with viewing them all and now I can't see anymore what has been altered and if it has been altered correctly. I came across a few the other day that were not correct at all. Not everybody can be logged into HP 24/7. Due to being a Dutchie, I'm bound to make some mistakes in grammar or spelling.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          I find it hard to remember where I left off when I'm correcting older hubs. The order of our hubs differs by score on the A/C page. And I have quite a few hubs that were moved to niches, but never had the green pencil, red dot or robot symbol, I just got an email notification. I know we can see which hubs went to which A/C on the niches, but you can drive yourself crazy trying to keep track. I know we can view the hub scores on the A/C page in order from highest to lowest (or vice versa) but that changes each day too. I was keeping a list but that changed everyday too.

          And even though hubs are moved to niches, they still get edited sometimes. I guess we have to be happy they are being moved and in less time.smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            You know there's a box at the top of your Account page where you can "select a site" and then you see just the Hubs that are on one of the niche sites, or just the Hubs that are left on HubPages?

    4. Venkatachari M profile image31
      Venkatachari Mposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I also posted this same question only yesterday under the Hubpages community category. They are there on many of my hubs in my accounts page. I clicked some of them and found the same corrections that were already under the hub pro icon corrections that were viewed already.

  2. louise-barraco profile image38
    louise-barracoposted 20 months ago

    I am seeing them too it's nice to know I am not the only one seeing them and that they won't go away I will work with my hubs but won't stress too much thanks

  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 20 months ago

    I find it quite cluttered and irritating that it won't go away.  Did we not just run these? ugh.

  4. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 20 months ago

    I'm wondering if it is an error.  I had 80 of these joyful critters pop up overnight - half my hubs - so either someone thought I was in desperate need of help or I hit the jackpot of coincidences.  And they seem to be making the same corrections that the last round a few weeks ago did; comments and compound words.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I have a sea of them as well, all of which were done previously.

  5. louise-barraco profile image38
    louise-barracoposted 20 months ago

    I have gone through a few of my hubs and fixed what I think needs fixing and the edit bots are still there.

  6. Margaret Schindel profile image98
    Margaret Schindelposted 20 months ago

    While I agree it is annoying that the editbot icons don't change or go away once we've reviewed the edits, I rather like the fact that there is now a history of what changes were made and when. So I'm not averse to having the icon.

    What I do find problematic is that there is no way to tell when NEW edits have been made vs. continually clicking on each icon to see the last date that edits were made.

    I would love to see the editbot icons grayed out after we view the edits, and then have the icons turn black again when there are new edits. I don't know how time-consuming it would be for the team to make that change, but it would be a huge help.

  7. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 20 months ago

    neutral

    Edit: After looking at a couple hubs, I think it's a glitch. Bots have not replaced green pencils. Bots are on hubs with no indicated mistakes or edits AND added to the hubs that already have Hubpro green pencils. Feels glitchy to me.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      They are gone now. I still believe it was a glitch.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image31
        Venkatachari Mposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, they are gone! Very nice to see it clear.

      2. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Staff already explained that it was done deliberately to signal that editbot changes on those hubs had been made permanent and would be removed from the red-pencil "open for review" stage.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          But even in the red pencil stage, it wasn't possible to change the corrections, so all they've done is change the icon.

  8. PegCole17 profile image92
    PegCole17posted 20 months ago

    With the Christmas looking red and green ones, the exclamation point went away once we'd reviewed the changes. Now they stay the same so it's hard to know where we left off on the last round. I'm still seeing additional mistakes in the comments that haven't been addressed. Does this mean we'll get to do this again on the same hubs?

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 20 months ago

    If these symbols have these very specific meanings it is time, I think, to add that to the key at the bottom of the page.

 
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