What makes a hub substandard and that remains unpublished?
Why some hubs that I think are best in terms of efforts put and also interesting in many ways, get unpublished as substandard? At times, when I edit an already published hub to add a picture or some minor editing, then also it gets unpublished and gets a notice of being substandard. Can anyone answer where to make a second appeal?
Usually substandard is flag by a computer when there is too little text and or too many external links. Make sure the hub has at least 500 words to be on the safe side.
If your hubs are short, poorly formatted (just a giant block of text), have poor pictures (pixelated or blurry), or contain bad links they can be moderated as substandard.
This link from the FAQ section has a little bit more information about what is considered substandard. http://hubpages.com/faq/#substandard
This link from the learning center explains what to do if your hub is moderated. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Moderation
What makes a Hub substandard, and how to contact the moderation team is all clearly listed in the site FAQ. You can get more no from the Learning Center as well as contacting the team for specifics.
Note, if your account has a lot of problems and gets moderated multiple times. It may be put on moderation overall, also called probation. This will require a manual review by a person anytime something new is published or edited.
thank you all for your replies. All these suggestions are quite valid and useful. Let me also take suggestions from you on an experience. I wrote a hub long back and also got it published. Only recently I noticed that at some place, I had written "watre" whereas the correct thing should have been "water". I edited the hub and when I submitted it again, it gave the "substandard" message. It took me a lot of modifications and time to get it republished. How do such things happen? There were virtually no change in the previous hub and the present hub.
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