Publishing Semi-Edited Hubs and Simultaneous Edits

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    Generally I publish a new hub when it's fairly raw, to get it online, rather than waiting until it's all polished up and shiny, which could take weeks. Then I can be polishing while it's in the queue and editors are getting around to dealing with it and perhaps moving it to a niche site. I could make tens of edits and re-saves in the period after initial publishing. Presumably editors know we're in the middle of edits before they attempt any snipping before shifting an article to a niche site, however I can't remember ever getting a notification telling me to stop editing because a modification is imminent? Inevitably there could be a clash if there isn't some sort of "traffic light" system?

    1. Uzochukwu Mike profile image80
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hubpages has their own ways of doing their things. Once an editor starts editing, they do not allow you go on with your own editing.

  2. Bethieannie profile image92
    Bethieannieposted 3 years ago

    There is some sort of the traffic light system. Not too long ago I remember trying to login to edit one of my articles when I got a message saying that I could not do it because it was already being edited by a moderator. Once the editor begins working on it the locket until they're done. You can resume edits after that

  3. MizBejabbers profile image88
    MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago

    As a retired editor of 34 years experience, I would never think of publishing a first or unedited draft. That is just lazy sloppy workmanship.  I can certainly see why HP editors would object. I usually read and edit my work at least four times before I hit the publish button, and then to my horror, I normally see at least two typos, mostly punctuation, after it is published. Publishing an unedited piece of work is a no-no in my book.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't either, but usually the initial draft is very basic. However there aren't any misspellings or grammar mistakes. It could take me a further year to asymptotically  improve the article. In the meantime after publishing and within the day or so it takes them to feature it, I add more content and maybe rewrite text modules so that concepts are better expressed and not clunky. (The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer).

      1. Solaras profile image94
        Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I get it, and I do something similar.  Things look different in the published form than in the editing module. Sometimes I am too close to what I have written, and imagine that I see what I intended to write (dyslexia?). Then, once it is published, I can see the typos Mizbejabbers references.

        I find myself thinking up new ideas, and adding to it over months; I think that helps keep it fresh. It takes forever for new articles to gain momentum, so publishing before it is fully baked makes sense to me.

  4. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    I suppose it's a form of "beta testing".

  5. Doneta Wrate profile image81
    Doneta Wrateposted 3 years ago

    I usually go over mine four times over 3or 4 days before publishing.  Take a break from it for a day.  On some, like who is the queen of Sheba and Solomon,  I added stuff for a couple weeks after.  But I can see adding stuff and do a little rewriting after publishing.  I just don't want any glaring misspelling or grammar error or anything like that when I publish.

  6. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 3 years ago

    I love that there are so many different methods. I write it, reread it once and publish it straight away. Rarely go back to an article once published. They generally get moved to a niche site within days/couple of weeks and get the once-over by an editor at that time.

    I'm editing as I write. Trying to ensure every paragraph is as good as I can get it as I go along. The changes that are made later are generally when the editors 'correct' my idiosyncratic English into US style and my double and single dashes into em-dashes.

  7. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    I reckon I've changed each of my my best performing hubs hundreds of times.

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I should probably do that. smile


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