Tuesday, February 23, 2010

eHow Articles Availabe Again

Drum roll please!  According to the chatter at eHow, articles that have been in limbo for weeks have now been published.  The writers are practically dancing in the streets over there.  I'm happy for them.  I still think that what eHow did was wrong.  Here's the short version;  a writer submits an article to eHow.... EHow doesn't publish it but places it in 'unavailable' status.... they don't tell the writer if the article will be published or rejected,  they simply hold on to it with no indication for how long.  In 'unavailable' status the writer cannot access the article, not to edit it or, to delete it from eHow and perhaps take it to another writing site.   At Bukisa for instance, when you submit an article it is placed in 'Editorial Review' for 24 to 48 hours.  During that time you do have access to the article.  You can't edit it during that time but you can remove it if you wish.  As you should!
EHow says it was a glitch.  I think that eHow's mission statement should read "We have more glitches than any website in the history of the internet and we propose to keep those same glitches as long as possible and continue to add new ones".
So, with this new revelation of articles getting published again, I'm going to write one for eHow tonight.  It'll just be a recipe that I like.  I'll let you know what happens.

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