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New Feature I'd like to see

  1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    When one publishes a hub and then goes back and edits it, can there be some indication that the hub has been edited?  This way people who have seen it before can come back and look at the new changes/additions.

  2. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    Good idea, Lady! smile

  3. Shirley Anderson profile image74
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I also think that's a good idea, and often wondered if anybody ever returns to a hub so that they notice the edits.

  4. premsingh profile image59
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    Its a good idea if the date of revision is marked below the title as "Updated  20th August 2008".

    1. weblog profile image57
      weblogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree smile

    2. Lea^ profile image72
      Lea^posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think this would be a good way to let others know of updates.
      We would be able to see the latest date that the hub was revised.
      Good idea :]

    3. relache profile image90
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You know, a lot of sites DON'T do something like that, as it makes it very clear how many pages/hubs/whatever were created at some point in the past and then never, ever updated or revised by the author.

  5. Marian Swift profile image63
    Marian Swiftposted 9 years ago

    There's a clumsy workaround for that already.  Unpublish the Hub, then make your changes, then add the new revision date somewhere in the Hub,  then add something like "Update,' then republish.

    Whew, that was exhausting!

    Lady Guinevere's idea is waaayyy better.  Only thing I'd add is a suggestion to make the revision notice optional, with the default set to Off. 

    Personally, I would not want to have a slew of e-mails go out because I went in and fixed a typo (on the other hand, that could get me lots more page views, and some interesting fan mail ...)

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

      That will not send out a thing saying the hub was published or anything. I've tried that.

      My suggestion in the following thread (http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/5235) was to give hubers the option of clicking a box when they go in and edit that sends an email to the people in their fans saying the hub has been edited. As sometimes you only make small changes that does not require a mass email being sent, whereas sometimes you make big changes that you want people to know.

      1. Marian Swift profile image63
        Marian Swiftposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That would be perfect.

        I discovered the "workaround" after accidentally unpublishing, then re-publishing one of my very first Hubs.  It showed up on Hubtivity as a new Hub, even though my "revision" was a teensy typo fix.  Embarrassing, that.  (Maybe no e-mails went out?  I assumed they had.)

  6. britneydavidson profile image59
    britneydavidsonposted 9 years ago

    Why you have republished its your mistake because there is option of editing and then saving editing is there no need to republish it.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Some people WANT to republish if they have made significant revisions, so it shows up as a new hub and gets some new attention. Also, I don't think there is another way to do it if you want to change the title.

    2. Marian Swift profile image63
      Marian Swiftposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I was a newbie at the time (still am, sort of).  I think that was my second Hub, and I was trying to change the title.  That's a little different from changing the body of the text.

      Yup.  Sometimes you want to republish, sometimes you don't.

      Actually -- as I found out the hard way -- you can change the title without republishing.  But the change won't show up until you get out of Edit mode (after you press "Done Editing").

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image74
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    You can change the title, but not the URL.  One of my hubs is titled "3 Ways....", but the URL is "5-Ways...."

    I had intended to write 5 ways to do whatever it was, then changed my mind.  Now the title and link name don't match.

    I would have to start over and republish, but I don't want to lose the comments.

  8. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    Editing mistakes is one thing, but I added pictures that I found to one of my hubs and need to have people who read that hub see the new pictures.  This is why I wanted the new feature of sending out the new version or the additions.  I will also be going into some of my book that I am publishing and making additions to that as well.  Sooo I don't want to have to tell everyone that I have added pictures or made new additions and such to my hubs when it can do that if it simply says that the hub has been updated.