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Kudos to Editors

  1. GmaGoldie profile image79
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    As a lone ranger Hubber like many others, I am not good at editing.  I would love to help my fellow hubbers without my name attached.  And I would LOVE the help if I use the wrong word or miss something in spell check.  Tonight I came across a great Hub but the URL had a mis-spelling - I imagine that hurts their traffic and there is little to be done about correcting the spelling short of deleting and recreating.

    What about this - adding an annoymous note and IF the writer agrees with the correction, the Hubber who helped is given points for helping?

    One hubber who is very kind finds my spelling errors and kindly tells me and I greatly appreciate it.  For me, more often I simply haven't made the effort to help.  If there was an annoymous way to send a note with recommendations perhaps we could improve the quality of the hubs. 

    Not all Hubs - only Hubs above a certain score - similar to the no-follow - this Hub qualifies for friendly advice:
    1.) fix the spelling error ...with comment to detail where and how
    2.) improper word use - with comment again to detail where and how to correct
    3.) add headings
    4.) add photos, videos,etc....

    Kudos to Annoymous Editors might even be fun - I think my spelling person would win a monthly or daily award - she is amazing.

    1. SunSeven profile image69
      SunSevenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What if some smelling pistakes were made deliberately, by the author? smile

      Best Regards

  2. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    So, an option to 'anonymously edit' hubs (only HP staff would know who the 'editor' is?) would give points for hubber score?  Or, for a new accolade? 

    I like this idea - I never know if someone wants me to point out errors or not so I don't.  If I could do it anonymously I would be much more willing.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rafini, if you or anyone else finds a spelling, grammer, layout, style or anything else in my hubs you don't like I would very much appreciate a comment.  If it is an opinion on something like style or appearance I might be hurt for a minute, but would nevertheless carefully consider it.  I'll probably delete a comment after thoroughly digesting it, as Marisa suggests, but it would still be appreciated.

      I can't imagine a serious writer being otherwise - if we can't hear criticism as an offer of help there's something wrong and no one here writes a perfect hub every time.

      1. Rafini profile image89
        Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I really shouldn't have said I don't, because I have but felt extremely uncomfortable doing so.  (what I've notified about, so far, has been when a sentence was obviously missing and when a sentence or paragraph was obviously copied & then pasted in the wrong order)

        When it comes to layout, style, or appearance of hubs I think its more of an individual taste kinda thing depending if the hub was written for sales, SEO, marketing, or whatever.  So I wouldn't comment on it.  Plus, I think that's what the extreme hub makeover forum is for.

        Spelling and grammer - I might if it were anonymous. big_smile

        Opinion - that's what comments are for, right? big_smile

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I often point out a mistake or typo in a comment, and let the Hubber know I'm fine with them deleting the comment once it's fixed.

    The only downside of that is if the Hubber hasn't set up their comments to be moderated, then it's visible to all for a while.

  4. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    How would this anonymous commenting be kept from being used to send anonymous abuse?  And what's to keep it from being abused to try and jack up scores for no good reason?

    1. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      the anonymity would be between the 'editor' and the hubber.  HubPages would 'moderate' the editing by not forwarding abuse or at least by keeping track of who did the editing and if it was necessary - in order to award points or accolades.

      If I were to receive anonymous abuse through this type of setup I would contact HP staff same as if I received an abusive email from another hubber - because the staff would have the info regarding who participated in an anonymous edit.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That wouldn't be practical.  HubPages can moderate spam out of our comments by picking up URL's.  There's no way to auto-detect abuse. 

        I think we're developing an idea here, off to start a new thread with it.

        1. Rafini profile image89
          Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't understand.  It sounds like you disagree but you think it's a good idea?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I'm saying the idea as originally suggested wouldn't be practical - however as a result of the discussion, I've come up with another way of doing it that may work.  Which I've explained in the other thread.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      I think it's a bit intrusive. do we do that in the real world at our office or workplace? not usually, unless it's input from a boss or co-worker you know and trust. I've pointed out 'glaring' errors a few times with people I follow and read/comment on their hubs, but I wouldn't leave a remark in a comment box.

  5. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    As one more way of providing comments related to issues of editing, maybe every comments capsule could have a note above it stating whether comments are moderated or not.  That way, the commenter would know whether the comment would automatically appear.  Of course, even where comments are moderated, the author might choose to approve a comment even when the commenter did not want that. 

    Sending an e-mail is more private, but it does reveal the sender's e-mail address, and I would normally prefer not to do that.

  6. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    If you want to offer advice for a hubber that might embarrass him, you could always do it privately in an email.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As Aficionada says, that means revealing your email address to the Hubber. Not everyone is comfortable doing that.

    2. GmaGoldie profile image79
      GmaGoldieposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      I like that idea but feel that those who help behind the scene should have some sort of recognition.

      If we could have both - the private help - no email but a tracking to give credit for those helpful hubbers?

      If the writer uses the edit recommendation, they could rate it up. 

      I think it would be important for the writer and the editor never have to know each other.  But tracking the good helpful hints as a stat would help the quality of the overall site.

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I think this is a pretty good idea, might be difficult to implement though.

    Maybe if the edited changes appeared in a 'hub review' screen where you could click and accept each change, similar to how the link tool appears right now.