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  1. MSantana profile image46
    MSantanaposted 6 years ago

    I just realize that a new requirement is to have a summary or abstract. Could you explain why? It appears that we now need to invest more time in summaries besides the articles.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is not new nor is it a requirement.  HP used to provide the summary by using the first few lines of a hub if the writer didn't write a custom one.  They stopped that some weeks back, but it still not a requirement to write your own.

      It may well be advantageous to provide a "hook" to gather readers, but it is not required.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Search engines sometimes displays summaries along with your titles. Failure to provide a summary will not cause your hub to be unpublished.

  3. MSantana profile image46
    MSantanaposted 6 years ago

    Thank you wilderness for clarifying. Thanks paradigmsearch too.
    I wondered because with a new software implementation there is an letter indicating the lack of summary. I am aware that searches ask for an abstract and sometimes I provide one when submitting a link.