Draft articles

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  1. Glenis Rix profile image97
    Glenis Rixposted 8 months ago

    Why are incomplete articles saved as drafts receiving page views? I would prefer to keep them private until I have finished writing them.

    1. daydreams profile image96
      daydreamsposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      If they are not published it will just be counting your own views!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Why are you creating your drafts online?  You'd be better off to create them on a word processing program where you can spell and grammar check them before posting and also save them.  This way they can't be lost and will be available for easy updating, etc.

    3. Eurofile profile image97
      Eurofileposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I tend to build my articles up on line now on Hub Pages, whereas for Ciao I wrote in Word and pasted.  But I haven't been aware of anyone other than myself viewing the drafts.

    4. Pamela99 profile image93
      Pamela99posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I can't answer your question as I simply don't know. I have been writing everything on Goole docs to avoid this type of problem. It helps me as I sometimes take a week to publish, or sometimes I change my mind.

    5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I wonder if, at times, an editor or moderator might take a look at unpublished articles? Just a thought.

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Nope. Does not happen. I keep track of my views on unpublished hubs lol. I make sure I don't cross 5 before I publish. I've got a certain kind of OCD in that case.

        Maybe it's a different story once the hub has been published and then unpublished, but editors do not look at hubs that have never been published.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          It happened to me, so you cannot use solely your experience as proof otherwise. A few years ago, we had reports in the forums that some not-yet finished not-yet published hubs received warnings by a moderator as against TOS -- I received one such communication.

          1. lobobrandon profile image89
            lobobrandonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Interesting. I doubt it would happen anymore. The editors have a long queue for the published hubs. Why would they bother looking into the unpublished hubs?

            1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
              Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              I agree.

    6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Those are your page views. Every time you look at your own page, even a draft, it's a page view.

    7. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Glenis,
      Keep the article Unpublished until you are ready for the world to see it! I write my articles on Word, and keep anything serious I write on a flash drive. I've had too many computers that "died" with valuable info on them.

      The views on Draft are yours, whenever you go in to work on your piece.

      1. Glenis Rix profile image97
        Glenis Rixposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, everyone for your comments and advice. In future I am going to write my drafts in Word - though it does seem to make a long process even longer.

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        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Actually, it doesn't.  Once you have spell and grammar checked it, you simply cut and paste the sections into capsules.  If you make changes later to the published hub, you can then copy and paste them back to your word copy.  It's always smart to keep an up to date copy off line in case, for example, your computer has a problem during the time you are writing or you accidentally cut a section you wanted to keep.  Also, sometimes I want to combine articles and can do it easily off line without disturbing my online copies and don't chance losing any wordage.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image94
            Jean Bakulaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            That's my system too. It's easy once the article is written on Word, to pop it into a group of text capsules. It doesn't take long. Then I update my flash drive. I've had too many bad computer experiences.

            I also write for other publications, or for myself. Sometimes I forget about the pieces, and find a good one to put here or somewhere. I write when inspiration strikes. Usually at 3AM!

  2. Glenis Rix profile image97
    Glenis Rixposted 8 months ago

    Thanks. I will try to adopt more sensible habits:) But a question still hangs over drafts being viewed. I just wondered by whom?

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      As daydreams already pointed out, you are the one viewing your article while it is a draft. If you ever view your article it counts as a view (other than edit mode of course).

  3. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 7 months ago

    I haven't noticed any strange number of views on mine. I write in Word and paste it into capsules on HP, but sometimes it may take me three or four edits to complete an article. I usually come out with the number of views that I've pulled it up.

 
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