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).
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:-)
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?
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
The warnings say too many links but most of my links are just to other Hubpages of mine. What is wrong with that?
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.
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!
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?
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.
Thank you Paul. You and the rest of the hubteam are always giving us great tools. zs
All theses things will strengthen ultimately hubpages more and more.Thanks
I was just shown this thread. Anyway, I call somebody from HubPages to check my problem in this thread:
everything seems to be working well Paul, thanks for the info.
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?
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.
for giving me good amount of information ..............
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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.
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.
Thanks for keeping us informed. I appreciate all the work you do to make this a great site/community/resource.
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,
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.
Thank you !! I will check them all out I do have to say that HubPages is fantastic!!
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