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A few updates

  1. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    We released a few minor updates to the site today:

    Hub violation warnings - We've added warnings to hubs that, by our automated analysis, we think may be in danger of violating one of our rules.  At present they are merely advisory -- they do not impact your HubScore and they do not actually prevent you from publishing.  They will appear on all hubs, whether published or not.  Hubs that aren't complete will naturally have these warnings on them.  They are nothing to worry about and will go away as soon as you've addressed the issues they mention.

    Mismatched quotes in the forums - We now detect mismatched quote and end quote tags in forum posts and prevent you from posting a message until you fix them.  This will hopefully eliminating the shrinking font and other formatting issues that sometimes result from mismatched quotes.

    There were also a myriad of other minor changes.  As usual, please let us know if you notice anything unusual (if the site seems to be acting funny, try holding down your shift key and refreshing your page first, before reporting the problem).

    1. guidebaba profile image60
      guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all the Update! smile http://hubpages.com/x/hub_32.gif

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks guys,

    You never stop improving Hugpages! big_smile

  3. stephhicks68 profile image91
    stephhicks68posted 9 years ago

    This is soooo great!  Thank you HP!!

  4. Write On! profile image82
    Write On!posted 9 years ago

    Thanks Paul;

    My only hope is that somehow I can know, without actually going to each and every hub of mine - IF it has received a warning or not.  Currently, I have a few that I know of, only because I manually have been checking them.

    I am hoping that these little "warnings" might show themselves up - somehow.

    Thanks for helping us as hubbers to stay "friendly" to the bots:-)

    Write On!

    1. Whitney05 profile image83
      Whitney05posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Me too... Paul, do we have to go through each hub to find the warnings? Or is there a way that it will show in out account page?

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
        Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        At present, they only show at the top of the hub in question.  This feature's mostly been added to help people in the pre-publication stage see the likely problems their hubs might cause.  Saves them grief, saves me grief, hopefully cuts down on the amount of hubs that actually have to be flagged and removed.

        1. MrMarmalade profile image74
          MrMarmaladeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Please review the warning below before you publish this hub.
          WARNING: This hub is in danger of being flagged as Overly Promotional, for use of affiliate links. [learn more]

          Could you kindly tell me where I am going wrong.
          I have asked hubbers ' Permission to produce their hubs. Which they forwarded to me on my request. The Dictionary is only there to show the word's importance.\
          Please help me with what to do.

          1. pauldeeds profile image
            pauldeedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            If your hub is still published (which I believe is the case), you don't need to worry about doing anything right away.  It isn't impacting your score, and the hub can still be viewed by the public.

            The best way to get clarification would be to email team@hubpages.com about it and include a link to the hub in question.  You should get a response within a day or so explaining to you what has triggered that preemptive warning.

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    terrygposted 9 years ago

    Great idea Paul.

    I just went through and deleted all the hub pages that were flagged.  Some of them actually had some decent traffic and click through rates as well. Bit of a shame though as one of them was on the first page of Google for a very competitive keyword.

    Very innovative step. Congratulations to the hub team.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you like the new feature and thanks for bringing your account into compliance voluntarily so quickly.  However, I have to say your idea of a very competitive keyword is certainly a little different than mine.

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image69
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        What is a competitive key word? how it increases traffic? Can any one through some light?
        jyoti kothari

  6. Karen Ellis profile image61
    Karen Ellisposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Hubpages, I'll go back and check all of my hubs.  My favorite thing about Hubpages (2 things) - your accessibility.  A great Help section and if I have a problem, there's always someone to help - these are not so prevelent at other similar sites.  Second, I love that I can go in and edit my work at any time.  I don't know how many times I've noticed a missed comma or other mishap days after I'd written the hub.  It's nice to be able to continually be allowed to adjust my hub to make it the best it can be. I haven't seen that in other places.  It seems silly to have a limit on editing.  Thanks Hubpages.

  7. compu-smart profile image65
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for this information Paul....

  8. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Oh ok. Thanks Maddie. Yes, I have seen the warnings in my unpublished hubs, waiting to be written and published. Noticed them last night. I must have misunderstood terry's comment, when he deleted hubs with the warnings.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We aren't necessarily looking for hubbers to delete hubs that don't comply, but are rather trying to point people in the right direction so they can correct possible problems themselves and avoid being flagged in the first place.

  9. compu-smart profile image65
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Im glad i poped back in here!...I was going to ask the same question as terryg and im much wiser now!

    Also pologies Hubpages for spamming your Email box today (re-submitting hubs) without reading exactly what this new feature meant!!

  10. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    I like this.  I think it saves a lot of trouble.  I was just ready to publish a hub when it came with a warning.  I fixed it in two minutes and problem solved.

  11. crazyhorsesghost profile image77
    crazyhorsesghostposted 9 years ago

    Corrected all of mine and deleted two because they made no sense with out the links. I hope this will improve over all hub score also.

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    wildstuffposted 9 years ago

    The warnings say too many links but most of my links are just to other Hubpages of mine. What is wrong with that?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That shouldn't be a problem.  The issue is when you have too many outbound links to a single domain, or you have links on a hub of duplicate content, or on a very short hub.  Click the "learn more" link to see more specifically what triggered the warning for each individual hub.

    2. premsingh profile image60
      premsinghposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This has happened with one of my hub. I just added few links to my other hubs in the link capsule without adding any outbound link and warning started flashing. I removed the link capsule and again added it. Problem was solved!

  13. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 9 years ago

    The warning feature is great. I had one today and it was very easy to fix and nice to see that it goes away once the page is in compliance. On published pages, how long will you generally give to bring a page into compliance? I don't work on my Hubs every single day (though I should!)

    Not sure whether I need to just double-check all my hubs though. Is there anyway we could get some sort of color flag on the stats page for those hubs that have received a warning?

  14. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    There is no set amount of time for correcting old hubs.  I think you'll be fine if you just make corrections as you notice the warnings, in the normal course of updating your hubs or moderating your comments.   The idea behind the warnings is more to educate new users and head of potential problems before new hubs are published.  It's not so much to force everyone to go back and correct every minor violation in their old hubs.

  15. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks, Paul. That sounds easy to deal with.

  16. Zsuzsy Bee profile image91
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Thank you Paul. You and the rest of the hubteam are always giving us great tools.  zs

  17. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    All theses things will strengthen ultimately hubpages more and more.Thanks

  18. protjack profile image53
    protjackposted 9 years ago

    I was just shown this thread. Anyway, I call somebody from HubPages to check my problem in this thread:


    Thank you.

  19. drummer boy profile image59
    drummer boyposted 9 years ago

    everything seems to be working well Paul, thanks for the info.

  20. mroconnell profile image70
    mroconnellposted 9 years ago

    I have a too many tags flag on my lockpicking hub and it won't go away.  I took out the terms that only appear once or twice in the hub, and I just can't bear to take out useful tags, common misspellings, etc.

    Will this eventually be dealt with by a human who can realize my hub tags are fine?

  21. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    If the tags are relevant and not excessive, you can just ignore that notice.  It is just there to provide guidance.  However, if you have well beyond 40 tags, there is a chance that the HubScore for that hub has been reduced as a result.  For purposes of the warning, it appears if you have more than 40 tags.  For the purposes of HubScore, the place where the penalty kicks in actually varies depending on how much content you have in your hub.

  22. profile image42
    jack041251posted 9 years ago

    thanks pals....
    for giving me good amount of information ..............

    <no signatures please>

  23. Constant Walker profile image60
    Constant Walkerposted 9 years ago

    I was disappointed by the loss of the "Music" category in "Topics."  Perhaps this was in response to Stooge, Marisue and myself flagging all the gallery hubs in "Music" as "Deceptively tagged or titled"?
       Whatever the reason, the loss was unfortunate.  But, I did find an incredibly written hub (before the category was removed) about Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony by Wolfedp - a Nashville music student.  Finding this kind of hub was, to me, my whole reason for requesting a Music category.
       It's such a shame the gallery hubs have ruined that.

  24. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    The categories on the topics page rotate through a small set of the most popular topics.  They change every day.  Music hasn't been removed.

  25. Constant Walker profile image60
    Constant Walkerposted 9 years ago

    Oh!!! Very glad to hear it.  Thank you.

  26. First_home_buyer profile image44
    First_home_buyerposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I appreciate all the work you do to make this a great site/community/resource.

  27. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image69
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    Mr. Paul and other senior hubbers are doing well to improve hubpages.
    I have requested earlier Mr. Paul to write some hubs. I hope, he will find time to do so.Many of the hubbers do not come to forum.Paul's hub will help those hubbers immensely.
    Waiting for a hub from Mr. Paul,

  28. johnr54 profile image51
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    Just now stumbling across this post.

    I'd like it if your account page at least highlighted the hubs that had warnings so you could scurry off to fix them.

  29. jyuva profile image61
    jyuvaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for Inof Paulhttp://hubpages.com/x/hub_32.gif

  30. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Thank you !! I will check them all out I do have to say that HubPages is fantastic!!