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What happened to the Stellar Guidelines?

  1. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 weeks ago

    I just started a new Hub and the Stellar Guidelines seem to have disappeared?

    I won't miss most of them, frankly - but I really, really do miss the word count.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yeah, they went a couple of weeks ago. I always type up in Scrivener so I know the word count before pasting the text in, but it was nice to see each box get ticked.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image83
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Did you check it by coming out and again reloading the page from your statistics page clicking the "edit" button?

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

        Yes, I still see a word count when I do this.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image83
          Venkatachari Mposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

          So, no problem. We can still build our hubs that way.

    3. Marketing Merit profile image87
      Marketing Meritposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Another thread was started about this a few weeks ago:
      http://hubpages.com/community/forum/142 … nt-missing

      They are they. You have to save and refresh apparently.

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      I still have them.  Use them every time I write or update.

    5. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hi Marisa,

      Most of the advice there was outdated. We do plan to update the guidelines, but decided in the meantime it was better to take it down than misguide new writers.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

        I think you're talking about something else.  I'm referring to the box at the top right hand corner of a Hub.  That is still there.

        I discovered what the problem was.   I did try closing the Hub down and reopening it - that didn't work.  I even tried closing my laptop down completely, then reopening it - that didn't work.

        The trick is that the box doesn't appear until you write some text in the Hub.   I started the Hub by pasting in a series of videos and photos, and I was planning to structure the text around them.   It threw me that I couldn't see that section, even though the Hub was quite long (thanks to all the videos).  I've now added one sentence of text, as a test, and sure enough the section is now visible.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

          Ah, I see, I thought you were referring to a few of the outdated Learning Center entries that we recently took down. Yes, the section is still there but doesn't appear until the article contains, I believe, 100 words of text or so.

    6. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yes, the missing stellar guidelines threw me off when I started a new hub the other day. Other hubbers have given the answer that I eventually discovered. The statistics return after the text is started and the hub is saved and reentered. Strange that this is necessary.

  2. fer-nie profile image82
    fer-nieposted 4 weeks ago

    That's really interesting. Unfortunately, I don't recall ever seeing them. Then again, I have only been using this platform for a few months, now.

  3. srirad0675 profile image91
    srirad0675posted 4 weeks ago

    I miss the word count.

  4. Glenn Stok profile image95
    Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks ago

    I just created a new hub yesterday. For some reason the stellar guidelines and word count are only missing when you first start. But when you save your work and go back to finish editing, they reappear.

  5. shanmarie profile image58
    shanmarieposted 4 weeks ago

    I miss seeing the word count as I write, too, but it can be seen at the top of your hub after you are done editing.

 
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