Space Invaders Have Attacked My Hubs!

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  1. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 3 years ago

    Space Invaders Have Attacked My Hubs!

    First there was EditBot, then came EditBot Comments. I literally feel like I'm playing Space Invaders every time I open My Account now. It's highly distracting, and when I "uncheck" the unwanted corrections, these Robots should Go Away! At what point do we tell HubPages that enough is enough!? I mean, this is downright ridiculous. What are your thoughts?

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  2. RJ Schwartz profile image91
    RJ Schwartzposted 3 years ago

    I feel your angst and totally agree - the site is meant for writers to critique other writers, not for a machine to make judgements.

    1. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I wasn't sure if I was alone in feeling this way.

  3. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    If the bots find legitimate errors, such as misspellings, then that's fine. But the "corrections" I've seen so far on mine aren't needed--and many are in the comments section! And I'm with you--I think the icon should go away once we have looked at the corrections (whether we leave them or uncheck them).

    1. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, exactly. Most of my "corrections" were not only unnecessary, but made me look like I can't speak English. They were incorrect corrections. What this means to me is that HubPages has caused me to Work to keep my hubs readable!

  4. DWDavisRSL profile image78
    DWDavisRSLposted 3 years ago

    While I appreciate the intent of the EditBot I agree that the icon should disappear once the Hub writer has viewed and decided what to do about the error.

    1. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I personally find it invasive and unwarranted. But I agree with you that once it's reviewed (since we're forced at gunpoint to review their changes to OUR works)  the icon should go away!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      They just updated the program.  Now, once you check your errors, the bots will disappear...but only after you refresh your stats page.

    3. Elsie Hagley profile image71
      Elsie Hagleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! TIMETRAVELER2. it did work after refreshing the stats page. Now to tidy up my Statistics page.

    4. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      TimeTraveler2, Thank You! I see that now! That said, I'm all for less government.. call me a Libertarian HubPageite if you will.. smile

  5. nicomp profile image65
    nicompposted 3 years ago
    1. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is one of the best hubs I have ever read, ever. It said exactly what I've been thinking, with added satirical flavor. You Win! Best Answer smile

    2. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Faceless. May you find a face.

  6. Kathy Stutzman profile image93
    Kathy Stutzmanposted 3 years ago

    I have discovered a new annoyance with the edit bots...I decided to go through and edit all of the highlighted corrections within my text - I refuse to correct someone else's words (in the comments) and despite the fact that the corrections were made, in a few cases, the edit bot is still indicating that the misspelled words are in the text - even though they are no longer there. I find them annoying to begin with, but their presence when the corrections have been edited is super annoying.

    1. Faceless39 profile image94
      Faceless39posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree; editing someone else's thoughts is offensive. I can't believe it even exists! I don't need Big Brother putting words into my readers' mouths. I have just gone through and "unchecked" all of their "corrections" because all of them were wrong!

 
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