A Teeny Weeny Problem...

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  1. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I just discovered that if you start a hub and assign it to a group, it will show up as a link in the group options of your published hubs -- even though it's not published yet. Yup. Draft hubs will show up as a link.

    This is SO not cool.

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      draft hubs show up in the regular linking tool within a text capsules also.

      Confuses me all the time

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not if you are not signed in or if you are a user who is not the author of those Hubs it won't.  I just tested it, and your issue is a non-issue, except in the author's own view.

      Also, as a signed out user, I couldn't view an unpublished Hub even though I knew the URL.

      I think a lot of you are forgetting that the view of your own Hubs as the author is NOT the same as what other members or non-members see...

      1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
        Fawntiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Relache is correct. You are seeing the unpublished Hubs only because you are the signed in author. Signed out users, or signed in users who are not the author, will not see the unpublished Hubs in the article group.

        She is also correct in noting that, even if another HubPages user were to discover your unpublished Hub somehow, they would merely see a message that says "This Hub is no longer published" or something to that effect.

        I hope that resolves your concern.

  2. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I think that is a good thing...that way you can link your new hub to old ones before you publish it...

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Didn't someone say on here last week that we can actually find and read unpublished hubs if we know the exact url? Not sure I like that idea either. To me,if something is unpublished, no-one should be able to read it except the author.

    1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If someone said that, they were mistaken.

  4. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Did not check this, but if it is there - it certainly is due for a fix IMO. smile

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Trust me -- it's there. I'm going to email Fawntia in the AM and see if she can work her magic. smile

  5. Fiction Teller profile image60
    Fiction Tellerposted 7 years ago


    It has been this way for a long time, but I always thought the links to pre-published hubs of the same group are only visible on a hub if you're signed in.  Does it also happen when you're signed out?

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! Well, now that I've ungrouped all of my unpublished hubs, I really don't know the answer to that question. Sigh...

      I'll give it a test run in the AM.

  6. Fiction Teller profile image60
    Fiction Tellerposted 7 years ago

    Okay, I just gave it a test, and I think it doesn't show to people signed out.  But I only tested it once - you may have caught something that only happens in particular situations.

    I really wish we could get stats about how much traffic we actually get from grouped hubs. I'm kinda tempted to nix mine, myself.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      To be honest, I've been trying to figure out which one is the most beneficial: groups, RSS feeds, anchor text links or link capsules. I'm sure that some day I'll get it. smile

  7. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Fawntia, I always wondered cool


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