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 Failure to provide a summary will not cause your hub to be unpublished.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