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Hubs Submitted to Niche Sites

  1. Jean Bakula profile image92
    Jean Bakulaposted 8 months ago

    I've had several hubs I've asked to have moved, as we can supposedly choose 1 every 2 weeks. I am finding that the team is so nit picky, one was rejected for a comma. I fixed it, and now a week has passed since it was resubmitted. So unless every word, comma etc. is perfect, the turn around time after resubmitting is so long there is no way to submit to niches and get 2 hubs moved in one month.

    The capitalization style they chose isn't what I learned in school. It's one that became popular later. Both are correct. I don't think it's fair, and don't like to add a comma and have to wait a week or more to see my work moved. Can't they track these things faster? I thought they hired more people to work on moderating, although they are not consistent.

    1. kenneth avery profile image81
      kenneth averyposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      @Jean, I have had an email from the HubPages Editing Team, and they said for me to use the Associated Press Style in capitalization in my capsule heads--every word with 4 letters, capitalize. Makes sense to this rural northwest Alabama man.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image92
        Jean Bakulaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Kenneth,
        Every word with four letters? One of the words in a title I didn't capitalize was "Is". I may have to let somebody else proofread them for me!

        1. lobobrandon profile image84
          lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Is is a verb and therefore must be capitalised.

          This is a link Paul gave me on another thread a few days ago: http://capitalizemytitle.com/

          I don't use it anymore as I figured it out now, these points were helpful:

          1. Capitalize the first word of the title/heading and of any subtitle/subheading
          2. Capitalize all major words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of hyphenated major words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report)
          3. Capitalize all words of four letters or more.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image92
            Jean Bakulaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks lobobrandon,
            It's the articles I have trouble with. But I've been waiting for my corrected Is to get back around. I fixed it right away, but that was over a week ago.

            1. lobobrandon profile image84
              lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              When in doubt place it in the APA tool of the link I sent earlier. Good luck for the future submissions.

    2. Ashish Dadgaa profile image82
      Ashish Dadgaaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      @Jean Bakula,

      I completely agree with you. If you take an average, then you can move your best 24 hubs in one year and during this process, if we made a mistake of comma or semicolon then you will end up with much fewer hubs for a vertical site at the end of a year.
      HubPages should start 5 Hubs per 14 days criteria again. It was much practical and motivational to Hubbers.

    3. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I wonder if this just an Exemplore thing? Or are you getting the same problem on different niches?

      Whatever is happening, it sounds extreme to me. It would certainly put off an awful lot writers.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image92
        Jean Bakulaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        The moderators put a lot of my work on Exemplore when they move it to niches. I've questioned that, because some of them don't belong there. I'm fixing up some Greek Myth hubs, and they have a place, and they are still moving them to Exemplore. Some of my Astrology ones are in Letterpile, but I wrote about a dozen where I made up characters and put them in fictional situations. Only 2 are in Letterpile and others are in Exemplore.

        I've written in several times, but they just say "it's more suited to Exemplore." I'm at the point that if it's moved, I don't bother arguing anymore, it will pick up Google traffic. I think they are doing a poor job if they are doing this to others.

        I wrote about Edgar Cayce and Reincarnation, something believed by many religions. Again, Exemplore, along with UFOs!

        I see a difference depending on the moderators too. They should get them all on the same page.

    4. Kaili Bisson profile image98
      Kaili Bissonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Jean,
      This may be a dumb question, but did you actually resubmit it? That is, not just edit it to make the requested change per the email they sent, but actually go into the Hub after you were "Done editing" and select "submit to a HubPages Network site" again?

      I did one yesterday and almost missed the fact that I needed to resubmit it again...they turned it around very quickly and it is now on a network site.

      1. lobobrandon profile image84
        lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Yes you go back to the hub after it's been edited and hit submit to a network site.

      2. Jean Bakula profile image92
        Jean Bakulaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Kalli,
        It's not a dumb question, it sounds like something I would normally do smile But in this case I got it right. The hub is on the niche site today. Thanks for the help though, so often the problem is something little like that.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 months ago

    I wonder if it varies from editor to editor.

    I've been asked to make changes, but they have been much more than just a comma - for instance, I've been asked to add extra references, or add a paragraph covering something more thoroughly. 

    Where smaller changes have been needed, like capitalising headings or adding/removing a comma, the editor has done it for me.  Then I've got an email saying it's being moved and has been snipped, and they provide a link so I can see what's been done.  But I don't have to do anything.