jump to last post 1-10 of 10 discussions (21 posts)

What are your thoughts about your hubs being eligible to be edited with Hub Pro?

  1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
    oceansnsunsetsposted 3 years ago

    What are your thoughts about your hubs being eligible to be edited with Hub Pro?

    When we edit a profile on HubPages, when you scroll down you see an option to check yes or no to possible editing with Hub Pro.  I was wondering what people think of this option, and do you recommend it?

  2. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
    Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years ago

    It's not for me!  I emphatically clicked "No" to this option in my Profile.  I understand the importance of accuracy with grammar and punctuation, but I do not want to lose control over the other aspects of my Hub. 

    For example: Giving a total stranger the authority to update, add/delete capsules, and decide what information is relevant (or not) on MY article is definitely not for me!  After all, the Hub was written with MY personal revelation, experience, and research on the subject.  It was MY passion!  Just sayin'...

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      While I tend to agree with you, for clarity, you do get final say.  Edits are not permanent if you don't like the edits you are allowed to change them back once they are completed.

    2. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
      Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have been writing for years and never employed the assistance of an editor — not even for my print publications.  I guess I'm a control freak when it comes to my own original writings!  :-)

    3. pumpkincat210 profile image88
      pumpkincat210posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The two communications I got from the hubpro editor were basically form letters. One before the editing and one after the editing.  Generic and impersonal. Only one comment was added that mentioned a trivial fact written in my hub.

  3. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    At first I thought Hub Pro would be a good idea. Then the more I read about it, the less I liked the idea and opted out of the program. My hubs are my work, my style, my experience, my heavy research, my idea/creation. I do not want anyone in there making changes on my hubs. I think that is a violation of rights and actually quite rude.

    When my hubs succeed and do well, it is because of my effort and my expertise and that it what I want my readers to see.

    I would not recommend Hub Pro to anyone.

    To work with me on edits, if I ask for the help, would be acceptable if the "editor" did not have access to my work, and only offered suggestions. Even if : "Edits are not permanent if you don't like the edits you are allowed to change them back once they are completed." as ChristinS says, NO - that is not acceptable to me. I do not want anyone making changes in my work.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am really interested to see what others say about this as well.  I feel a little like Phyllis,it is  my work, my style and do I want it edited or changed - I am not sure yet.  I hope you have a huge response to this question.

    2. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
      Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My sentiments exactly, Phyllis!  :-)

  4. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    To be honest I know nothing about Hub Pro! Does that make me guilty of something? Lack of observation.
    Hub  Pro edits hubs I presume? Terrible.
    I would not entertain this idea for love or money.
    No way would I let anyone near something I'd spent hours creating.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image75
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    The Hubbers that have not opted out and have a high traffic flow to their Hubs are the ones which are most likely to be chosen.
    I have not opted out but my traffic is also low - this may be due to low followers - so I doubt that I will be selected.

    1. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
      Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      As a new Squbber (that means a transplanted Squid), I'm not exactly sure of this process.  However, I would think that the Hubs with low traffic/low scores would benefit the most from this Hub Pro option.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I would think so to but the directions they came out with it is the other way around. It says below (in about the fifth paragraph down - How HubPro Works) they will begin with what I said:
      http://blog.hubpages.com/2014/07/introd … bpro-beta/

  6. taiwokareem profile image70
    taiwokareemposted 3 years ago

    I would think Hub Pro is for users whom Hubpages moderator see their hub as excellent and informative but lacks good organization. That's my guess.

  7. misterhollywood profile image97
    misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago

    On another account I've had hubpro offered and I used it. The result was positive On traffic but they significantly changed the look and feel of the hub. I'm of a mixed mind about this. Worth it for slightly more traffic but kind of a downer too because my persona was removed from the essence of the hub after the edits. If they offered it to me again I'd probably say no. That's just me.

    1. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
      Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing your experience, misterhollywood.  That was exactly my concern with choosing this option!

  8. AliciaC profile image99
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    At first I was horrified by the idea of HubPro for the reasons that other people have mentioned. I was also worried because I often write hubs containing scientific or medical facts. I was afraid that if one of the facts was altered incorrectly my hub would be publicizing inaccurate information. I was also concerned that readers would think that I was responsible for the error. The FAQ section about HubPro in the Learning Center has done a lot to ease my fears, though.

    I've left the ability to have my hubs edited turned on because I'd love to earn more money from my Hubs and am willing to see if HubPro helps. It doesn't actually matter that I haven't turned HubPro off, though, since the editors are working with the hubs that have the highest traffic at the moment. They'll probably never get to me!

  9. pumpkincat210 profile image88
    pumpkincat210posted 3 years ago

    My hub was completely rewritten.  Traffic is up, but it is no longer my style, my work.  Even the pictures were changed that I took myself so I knew I had full rights to them and they were completely relevant to the hub.  I know that my hub needed someone to edit it,  but completely rewriting is not editing.  I only have one hub that I wrote years ago. I've thought about writing another, but now I am having second thoughts.  I would not use hubpro again unless there was involvement between the editor and I.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Courtney,  Have you contacted HubPages about this? To completely rewrite your hub and change the pictures is very disturbing. This is not good and is deceptive to your readers. You can start a forum thread on this to see what other hubbers think.

    2. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
      Glenda Motsavageposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, very disheartening, Courtney. This kind of activity was my concern!  In the HubPro Blog it says they will: "Communicate with Hubbers about the changes made to their Hubs."  Do you recall receiving any correspondence from them for your approval?

    3. pumpkincat210 profile image88
      pumpkincat210posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The 2 communications I received from the HubPro editor read like form letters.  I was addressed as pumpkincat210, my screen name and not by my first name.  It was very impersonal.

  10. Organised Kaos profile image94
    Organised Kaosposted 3 years ago

    Absolutely disgusted - Lost me $100 this month from touching MY hubs with not consent.

    Stupid changes that detract. Idiots.

 
working