PetHelpfull article suddenly doesn't meet the quality bar anymore?

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  1. Titia profile image93
    Titiaposted 13 months ago

    Got an email from HP telling me that my article https://discover.hubpages.com/animals/B … or-Outside which has been sitting on PetHelpful since 2017 (edited by an editor) suddenly doesn't meet the quality bar anymore and has been moved to the HP domain.

    I know they're reviewing PetHelpfull articles. They've reviewed more of my PetHelpful articles but none of them were set back to HP. So I don't really know what's wrong with this one.

    Anyone else has had the same happening?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Titia, i don't have any article on PetHelpful. But I did had a similiar experience as yours on another niche site right on HubPages.                                     Whether you re-edited the article after  Hubpages' editor done editing, that I can't tell.                                                       But reading through the write, mispellings, and other typos exists in the story.                                    (1). "On the whole, we  OFTST(often) forgot that she was blind."                                       (2). Kyra ALWAS(always) found her way around in our big garden."                                  Seriously, I've put few of those in capital letters. And they're still others. And this: they say about cat" sounds un-English. Add "(What) They say about Cats" to make it sound right. D'you think all the four words should be capitalized?                                       I hope it helps.

    2. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That hasn't happened to me yet, but I'll certainly keep my eyes open for notifications to that effect. I also haven't received any emails asking me to make modifications in order to remain on the various niche sites. It sounds like the editors are making their rounds now that Arena has taken over.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    I have two. But not related to PetHelpful. I haven't had time to read the emails.

  3. Shesabutterfly profile image93
    Shesabutterflyposted 13 months ago

    Not on Pethelpful, but I had one moved back from FeltMagnet a few weeks ago. I haven't taken the time to look through the article yet as the email was vague and did not give me any reason as to why it was being moved (outside the vague doesn't meet our standards), but I'm assuming it's because it does not have much traffic. If that's the case I can expect the majority of my niche articles to get sent back to Discover.

    In your article I noticed a few sentences don't quite make sense to me. I'm American so correct me if I'm wrong. I noticed you were using British English so these might make sense where you live, but these two stood out to me in particular. "Sometimes she came in soaky wet" in this sentence for example I would say soaking wet. "We kept calling her for hours and hours, determent as we were to find her" I would rearrange this to say We kept calling her for hours, determined to find her.

    I think with some proofreading and sentence restructuring this could get back to Pethelpful.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
      PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I didn't particularly pick up that it was British English? I'm Anglo-American, so I use both. Maybe just English by a Dutch person who has excellent but not 100% perfect English? I'm just guessing from the bio, I don't know... Better than my Dutch, anyway! smile

      1. Shesabutterfly profile image93
        Shesabutterflyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I noticed neighbour & behaviour. I think those are British spellings and not a typo? I'm not well versed in language though and could be wrong.

        I didn't think about that. I haven't actually tried resubmitting articles they moved back. It does seems like they are getting more strict with what they are allowing to stay/accept.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Neighbour/Behavour is  British English. America spell them without the "o".

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Without the 'u' smile Neighbor and behavior are the US versions.

            1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
              PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, I think I would have understood if She's a B talked about British spelling. I'm familiar with the different spelling.

              However, the reference to Brit English was preceded by "few sentences don't quite make sense to me", which implied using English terminology.

              Americans aren't normally thrown off by the spelling, in my experience, but they do get confused by English phrases or different words. So that's what I was looking for.

              That was what confused me.

              Excuse me now while I eat my ice cream bar/choc ice. big_smile

              1. theraggededge profile image97
                theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Hey Paul, I was replying to Miebakagh, who was mixing up his o and u smile

                I know you are fully cognizant of British English.

                Unless it's me who is confused big_smile

                Give us a lick!

                1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
                  PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  No problem, Bev. There were three responses in a row referring to the spelling, my comment wasn't really aimed at anyone specifically. I just thought that I should explain myself.

                2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                  Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  "Give us a lick!" What's the meaning? To put the ice cream in our hand, or to trust the ice cream bar into...our mouth? I wonder why Paul, don't ask us to help ourselves. That I understand better.

                  1. theraggededge profile image97
                    theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Don't worry. It's a Brit kid thing smile

              2. Shesabutterfly profile image93
                Shesabutterflyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I was initally going to mention the spelling, but I remembered it was excepted on HP so I changed my train of thought and didn't think to reread my comment before posting. Good example of why proofreading is important smile

                I don't know much English terminology outside what I read in fiction novels though. Soaky stood out to me, but for all I know it could be correct.

            2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
              Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Bev, thanks for correcting me. I thought I put a question mark at the end of the statement.                                      Throughout my schooling and career, I'm at home with the standard British English. But I'm taking a look at the America standard in the forum.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Shesa, you're correct. I detected some of those typos, and point out same to her. hope she got rid of all the mechanical inaccuracies.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 13 months ago

    I've had a number of hubs moved moved out of the niches, not sure how many. It hasn't happened for a while though, and it mainly seemed to be Owlcation for me. I think they tend to focus on the niches that Google has treated most harshly.

    I've also had numerous emails of the "do this to stay in the niches" variety, which I guess they send out when something's borderline.

    I agree with She's a Butterfly that there are quite a few typos, spelling errors, and some of the sentences need tightening up in your piece.

    It might be good to run it by someone else? I often ask my girlfriend if she'll check my work, as it can be easier for someone else to see any mistakes. She usually finds a bunch of them, as well as awkward sentences that I've used.

    There's no guarantee that it'll get back into Pethelpful though. I've had some kicked out of niches that have never made it back again.

  5. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    I had one article moved from Holidappy to Letterpile after two years as they said they felt it was a better fit there, so I readded things they had removed when they originally selected it for Holidappy. I haven't had anything dropped back to HubPages though.

  6. Titia profile image93
    Titiaposted 13 months ago

    Thanks all for your comments. I'm indeed a Dutchie and English is not my native language. Therefor I'm always glad when the editors put my sentences and misspellings in order. This particular article has been snipped by an editor back in 2017, so I assumed they would've read/edited the whole piece. I learned the 'English' English at school and picked up American English when I lived in the States for a short time 52 years ago. Got married there in Rockville MD to my Dutch boyfriend.
    I will go over the text again, but I don't think it has a chance to get back to PetHelpful. If they liked it they would've edited it like they did my other articles on the same niche. One of them has been moved to another niche site.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Titia, you're welcome.

 
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