The eHow UK Fiasco- All Primary Questions Have Been Answered!

12:14 AM Posted by GloryBug

eHow Writers- You can all rest easy now

According to Rich, the eHow Community Manager, all of your primary questions have already been answered.  According to him, anyway.  I know there have been a lot of questions about the WCP, about eHow not paying US writers for using their articles on the cloned UK site, about their 'generously estimated' compensation, about the articles being redirected instead of removed, and about their declining earnings.
Which made me curious, so I searched through the 65 plus pages in the eHow UK site and US member articles forum thread, to see how many answers I could find.  I have posted a list of the most commonly asked questions by members at the bottom of this post, so you compare.  See if you can find how many of the questions have actually been answered.  I've only been able to find a couple, and they aren't the answers originally given.

Let me know if you think these questions have been answered! Also, please let me know if I have missed any 'answers', because I know a lot of the forum comments have been deleted.
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3/2/2010 2:26 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked to address a list of compiled questions from the 65+ page thread- Questions at end of page)

Hi Guys,
It would be appreciated if everyone plays nicely on the forums. We are alll grown ups here and it's really unnecessary to step out of line. However, at this time I believe I've answered all the primary questions that many have asked and I'm referring to people not only on this thread, but outside of this thread as well. If I do have any updates, I'll be sure to clue everyone in. The one I'm particularly focused on getting resolved is the lag in profile updates on the UK site. I've heard that some people have seen updates made, but I'm wondering how many other folks are still experiencing this issue? Thanks.
-Rich

Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked about profile and article removal, with several writers providing screenshots proving that articles have UK URLs)
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles
Articles are not housed on the UK site anymore. If they were on the UK site, then they would have a UK URL and they do not have them. And, thanks for flagging inappropriate posts and maintaining the quality of the site.
-Rich

2/25/2010 11:07 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager  (On being asked WHY profiles were still on the UK site, why profiles remain on the UK site, and why there is a delay in the redirect for people with slow computer connection- they are dropping off and not redirecting at all.)
Really guys... let's keep it down a notch. If you see an inappropriate post, please flag the post and we will investigate and remove. I see two questions that some of you keep asking, and here are my answers.

a) Profiles will remain on the UK site. I've stated this before. I'm looking into the issue to see why there is a profile update delay  Ideally, whenever you make changes in your profile, it should update on eHow, no matter if it's US or UK. In the meantime, I will ask you to be patient in this matter while the tech guys are reviewing this slight glitch.

b) Re-directs are a non-issue whether whatever connection you are using. It maybe a little bit slower to process if you're on a 56K connection, but generally speaking that's what happens when you don't have high-speed internet.
-Rich

posted at 2/22/2010 11:14 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why he asked US writers to become a part of the new 'Global Community', and what reason anyone in another country who is not getting paid to write would want to either.)
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

The WCP is not necessarily the only feature available on the site. There are other features, which the greater community--writers and non-writers alike can enjoy, whether they are in the US or the UK or any other country. However, we will ensure to accomodate our US writer community as we continue to grow. Thanks.
-Rich

posted at 2/21/2010 11:45 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked whether eHow planned to continue the WCP, whether it would continue to pay as is, and whether it is planned to eventually stop it.)

Yes, we will make sure to accomodate to our writers' needs. However, I must clarify and say that today's WCP payment algorithm is not based on "ad clicks." We do not disclose in detail how our algorithm works, but we do indicate in our writer resource page as well as our TOS that many variables are considered when payments are issued. Thanks.
-Rich



2/18/2010 6:16 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why UK profiles cannot be updated, as some writers avatars are still wearing Christmas hats.)
In Response to Re: U.S. PROFILES TO STAY UP ON THE UK SITE :

The fix I was referring to is to be able to update your US profile and have that reflect on the UK site. It's weird that's it not doing that, so I'm seeing what can be done. Thanks.
-Rich

2/18/2010 1:18 PM PST (On being asked why the UK profiles cannot be updated, why the profiles have not been removed, and if not, why the profiles are there at all, as they are not listing member's articles.)
Rich - eHow Community Manager
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

To answer your question, profiles will not be removed from the UK site. eHow.com is growing and as a result, we're expanding to international markets and audiences. As we expand, we want our community to grow with us-- therefore, we're inviting each member to truly become a part of a "global" community. However, the bug you mentioned has been noted and I'm seeing what can be done to get this fixed.
Thanks.-Rich



2/16/2010 3:01 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why UK articles were not being redirected, and why articles were not removed as originally stated, but were redirected instead.)

Hey Guys,
So, re-directs should be working optimally and all user-submitted articles that show up on the UK site should be re-directing to your US articles. Thanks.
-Rich



2/13/2010 1:25 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked if the WCP was going to end, and if so, when.)

 Hey Guys,
At this time, there is no plan to stop WCP. Also, smiley28, not to knit picky, but please follow the forum guidelines when it comes to site quesitons and bug related inquiries-- you need to clearly state in the title post what your post is about and you violated that rule.
I would urge everyone read the forum guidelines before posting because when you don't follow them, they can be deleted without warning. Thanks.
-Rich



2/10/2010 3:37 PM PST (On being asked a multitude of questions about why articles were not removed, why they were redirected, and why the redirection was not working.)
Rich - eHow Community Manager

Keeping everyone in the loop here... we're still working things out. I'll let you know when the fix is released. It'll be real soon. Thanks.
-Rich



2/9/2010 7:42 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (Same questions as above.)

Just wanted to make sure I keep everyone in the loop. We're still working out the fix, but I'll have more details for you soon. Thanks for everyone's patience.
-Rich



2/9/2010 3:49 PM PST (On being asked why articles were not redirecting)
Rich - eHow Community Manager
Look guys... if I didn't care, then I wouldn't be here and I wouldn't be proactively wanting examples, so this issue can be rectified.
-Rich


2/9/2010 3:17 PM PST (On being asked why articles were being redirected instead of removed, and why articles were not redirected.)
Rich - eHow Community Manager
In Response to Don't shoot messengar but if you aren't following the Site News -.UK thread then maybe you should:

Before you start going on a rampage and creating unnecessary drama, I haven't seen a single link that shows me what you're claiming. In order for me to tackel the issue, I need an example versus having you making multiple posts on something I can't even see for myself and help the broader community on. If you can direct me to the right direction, that would help a alot.
-Rich


2/8/2010 12:21 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (Same questions as above.)

Okay, I don't know how this thread became a topic on forum moderation, but going back to the UK site. I'm working closely with the team and we will get the "articles not re-directing to the US" error fix in today. I'll keep everyone posted when it gets done. Thanks, eHow peeps!
-Rich

2/7/2010 11:26 AM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why new articles were being published on the UK site after being told the old ones had been removed, and then told they were redirected instead.)

Hey Everyone,
I've read the threads, and some of you have made some valid points. I'll provide an update early this week. Thanks for everyone's patience on this and I do apologize on behalf of eHow as to what has happened this weekend with the newly published articles not re-directing from the UK to the US site. I want to make sure this gets sorted out as quick as possible.
-Rich


2/6/2010 10:30 AM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked various questions.)
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

Design,
I understand your frusturation, but there is no need to pick on, Julie. However, we're doing our best to handle this one thing at a time. Anyways, please be patient as I will have more answers to the community's questions. Thanks.
-Rich


1/25/2010 8:31 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why it was said that articles were redirecting when they were not.) 
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

Posh,
Which articles are you referring to? eHow articles created by members have been re-directing to the US site. Please specify where they are showing up? Are you referring to the ones on your profile? Thank you.
-Rich


posted at 1/25/2010 8:44 PM PST (On being asked why the UK site is actually based in the US and is on servers in the US.)
Rich - eHow Community Manager
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

Actually we have an office in the UK.

posted at 1/25/2010 9:17 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why it appeared traffic was down, why profiles were still on UK site if articles were being redirected, why they were being redirected if they'd supposedly been removed, and asking to have personal pictures removed from the UK site.)
In Response to Re: 01/22/2010-- UPDATE on eHow UK site and US member articles:

Well, even if your profile is on the UK site, it doesn't take away traffic to your articles. With the re-directs in place, readers are going to your original articles. As for your photo, I believe you should read section 5 of the terms of use. As for any other questions you've asked, please wait patiently. Thank you.
-Rich

1/24/2010 3:15 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why the US articles had not been removed from the UK site as promised.)

If I don't have answers for you right now, I'll be sure to have them later. I just need everyone's patience for now. Especially now, since I'm not even at the office at the moment and it is the weekend. Thanks :)
-Rich

1/22/2010 5:08 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (Same questions as above.)

Get the up-to-date scoop on the UK stuff here (some good news!):
http://www.ehow.com/forums.aspx?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3aeHow+GeneralForum%3a100Discussion%3af7351708-e40d-4cf3-b8ce-8d448de8303d
Best,
Rich

1/22/2010 5:08 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked what would be done about US writers articles appearing on the UK site without pay.)

Hi eHow Peeps,
As promised, we finally removed all US member articles from the UK site as of yesterday. However, some are still claiming that they are seeing their articles show up on the UK site, which is somewhat correct, but please make note of the URL structure of those articles before jumping to any conclusions. If you click on the US member article on the UK site, you'll see that it will be re-directed to the US version of the article. Our tech team made sure that all traffic will go to your US article and there should be no possibility of traffic going to a UK version of your article. We will need to wait until Google or any other search engines re-index those article pages as well as the UK site map, so once that happens, they shouldn't show up on the site search results as well as search engine results as UK articles. Until then, you may see your articles in the search results as UK articles, but when readers click on the link, it will take them to the US version of your article.
Example:
An article that may show up as this: http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5284237_freeze-yellow-squash.html on the search engines or on eHow UK will be redirected to here: http://www.ehow.com/how_5284237_freeze-yellow-squash.html. Basically, any indication of a UK article created by a US member will be re-directed to the US version of that article.
Once the search engines re-index those article pages, you will gradually see your UK articles removed from the search results. Just know that all traffic to your articles from here on out will be going to your US article and won't be going to a UK version of your article.
Thanks!
Best,
The eHow Team
1/20/2010 4:13 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager

Just wanted to ensure everyone that I haven't forgotten about this issue, but we are coming very close to getting the articles removed. Wait for a follow up notice from me when it actually does happen. Thanks.
-Rich

1/18/2010 9:21 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked when US articles would be removed from the UK site as promised.) 

I've already stated what the next action is. I rather not sound like a broken record, but if you want to know what I said... I clearly stated that I will update the community once I get better idea of when articles will be removed from the UK site. And, again, thanks for everyone's patience.
-Rich

posted at 1/17/2010 8:37 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (When asked when US articles  would be removed from the UK site.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

I didn't say "eventually." Eventually is pretty much too open ended in my eyes. This is going to happen real soon. I want to make sure I get an accurate date before telling the community. I'll provide more details this week.
Thanks for everyone's patience.
-Rich

1/17/2010 8:28 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked when US articles would be removed from the UK site, and whether new articles would still post there unpaid.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

Once we remove all the member articles that process will stop. As stated before, the setup process takes some work and once we do the execution, the articles should be removed and also make a stop to any new articles from posting on the site. Thanks.
Rich

posted at 1/17/2010 8:31 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (Same questions as above.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

I hope people are reading my posts, but as I stated in my previous post that the execution process is not a flip of switch, it does require some set up time. I'll be sure to follow up with everyone once we are in full effect. Thanks.
-Rich

1/17/2010 4:43 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked when US articles will be removed from the UK site.)

Hey Guys,
Leave the speculation at the door because I'll make sure to inform the community the progress of when then articles will be removed. As stated in the initial thread post and this is how we are dealing with this issue, we will be removing member articles from the UK site. There is preparation involved to get the articles removed, so it's impossible to get it done in a heartbeat (I've stated this in a past post). Just know that it will get done soon and I'll will keep everyone posted on the progress.
If you want any information on the UK website, please make sure to get the answers from the actual source who can give you the right answers and that would be me. Any other information, should be read with caution.
Thanks,
Rich

1/15/2010 4:29 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why removed articles were showing up in search engines, and whether the UK site was a US clone- it was later admitted it was a mirror site)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

Well, Lovinglife... you don't really ask me with respect and half the time you're just making smart remarks. I don't treat anyone in the community that way, and I would appreciate you would treat me with equal respect.
But going back to your question... if your deleted articles still show up on search, then you need to blame Google because we have no control over how articles are indexed. However, eventually those articles will be removed from the Google search and any previous search results associated to eHow will not exist.
As for your concerns about the UK being a cloned site. It is not a cloned site. It is actually a UK site as we are in early stages to go international and UK is our first project. We are still in the process of getting the site together, and you will see that our priority will be to make the site more localized to the UK audience. This can't be done overnight and will be a work in progress. We'll keep everyone posted.
As for the removal of member articles on the site, as stated before... I will keep you posted.
Thanks,
Rich

1/15/2010 1:34 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why UK versions of US articles were showing up on Google, often at a higher ranking.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

Once again, when you place quotes around search phrases, that is not necessarily how people search truly search. The results will be a little out of place if you do searches in an unorthodox way. People will more than likely not search in this manner. Thanks.
-Rich



posted at 1/15/2010 12:10 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked what was being done about US articles being on the UK site, and why comments from certain people/subjects were being deleted.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

I agree that everyone has the right to speak up, but I do not agree with posting for the sake of stirring up chaos, which is sort of the impression I'm getting here. You've stated your point and I've noticed you've been arguing with some of the members who don't agree with you. This is not what I would like to see on the forums. Your point was loud and clear and please make sure to read the forum rules to get an idea of how to behave on here. Furthermore, as promised, I will follow up with the community on the progress of the UK article takedown. Thanks. Best, Rich

I have to keep civility on the forums... that's my job. Forum posts get deleted because there are multiple posts on the subject and it just makes our job harder or it could've been a post made somewhere where it shouldn't have been. The bottomline is I've deleted posts in a manner that has been stated on the forum guidelines. I wouldn't just delete a post without good reason. And, I think I've been fair on the posts being made on here, Posh. I just don't appreciate it when people are only here to create a chaotic environment. Thank you.
Best,
Rich

1/15/2010 11:46 AM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why earnings were down since US articles were posted on the UK site, and about writer compensation.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

At this point, people making claims that the UK site was the cause of the dip is an assumption. I've been looking outside of eHow.com, and I'm kind of disheartened by the few erroenous comments being made about the site. I mean, we can't please everyone and that's quite evident (even though we would like to), but the attacks being made by the few are quite caustic and untrue. I can promise you that we do indeed care about our members. However, working on the site for 3 1/2 years and seeing this community grow into what it is today, it makes me want to reflect a bit. If you look back at what we've accomplished, I believe we were able to deliver on many requests the community had asked for in the past and we did this within means. All I'm saying is we will do our best to get things situated and for those of you who are anti-eHow now, I'm sorry that you feel this way. But, I would like you to look back and see that there were many times we came through for our members and whether you appreciated those moments or not is really up to you. For those of you who are moving forward with us and still showing support, we really do appreciate it and love you all for sticking with us. I'll keep you updated on any UK website related news-- whether it be information on how it affects you as a member or just our progress in expanding to international territories. Thanks!
Best,
Rich
1/15/2010 10:42 AM PST




Rich - eHow Community Manager

Posts: 5702

First: 4/11/2007

Last: 3/5/2010 In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants: (EHow is STILL putting my new articles up on the UK site! Crap! Almost a full week into the 'we're taking the US articles down over the next few weeks. Crap!)

Guys,
There are a lot of articles on the site and it will need to be done in batches. Thanks for your patience. I'll let you know when every single member articles have been taken down. Thanks.
Best,
Rich

1/12/2010 9:24 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why it appeared only comments that were critical of the US articles posting to the UK site without payment. were being deleted)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

Actually, I've been deleting comments that are irrelevant to the topic at hand and any comments that are for the soul purpose of instigating a commotion. This is not a free for all forum, where you can just say anything you please and get away with it. The site is welcome to all, and we welcome feedback, but I will not allow people to be uncivilized on the forums nor anywhere else on the site. We enjoy everyone being on the site, but if you don't want to be part of the community and only here to cause trouble, please do not post here because your post will be removed. Thanks.
-Rich

1/11/2010 8:31 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked how eHow could have published US articles on the UK site without compensating US writers.)
In Response to Re: 01/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants:

Please review section 5 of the terms of use. It clearly states that we have the right. However, one of our priorities is to make sure we are looking out for our members and maintaining a relationship with our community goes beyond a contract. Thanks.
-Rich

1/11/2010 1:38 PM PST

Rich - eHow Community Manager
 In Response to Re: 11/11/2010-- eHow UK website and WCP participants: (So by the end of January or beginning of February all of the WCP submitted articles will be off of the UK site? Or is eHow going to start the process in a few weeks, but the process may take a while? Please do keep us updated, thanks.)

We should start the process shortly. What I meant was that NO member articles will exist on the UK site in a few weeks. We have to take them down incrementaly, since the number of member articles is quite large.
Thanks,
Rich

1/11/2010 6:19 PM PST

Rich - eHow Community Manager

Hey Guys,
Another thing, I just want to make sure that no one thinks that the UK site is a mirror site or a cloned site. The UK and the US site are different in the sense that UK people do not necessarily search on the same article topics as the US folks do. It'll be one of our priorities to make sure that the content on the UK site will cater to the UK audience. The UK site is quite new and it's our first attempt to expand internationally and we still have long ways to go. I think there is this slight misconception that the UK site is growing at an exponential rate. However, like with any birth of a new business, it requires a lot of tending and this is our first effort to go international and our mission is to localize the site to meet the needs of the UK visitors. Bottomline is the site is still new and we're still figuring things out.
-Rich


1/11/2010 5:12 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager  (Same questions as above, plus, what will be done to compensate US writers for the use of articles that are paid on in the US.)

We do reserve the right to repost content on our related websites. But, we truly value our members' feedback and have closely listened to your comments regarding the UK site. Since we’re unable to compensate writers for their participation with the international property, we will be removing the articles. Thanks.
-Rich

1/11/2010 9:06 AM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked whether US writers would be paid for eHow using their articles on the UK site.)

Dear Members,
We’ve noticed the buzz around eHow’s new UK website and specifically the questions of whether WCP participants are paid for their articles shown on our sister website. We appreciate all the comments, as our community is what makes us special, and wanted to clearly address your concerns. At the moment we do not have a system to pay writers for their articles hosted on eHow.co.uk.
We’ve listened to your voices and since we are unable pay WCP participants in the UK, we’ll be removing your articles from eHow’s UK website within the next few weeks. We’ll keep you posted on our progress and thank you for your patience and commitment to eHow.
Best Regards,
The eHow Team

1/8/2010 8:11 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked whether US writers would be paid for their articles being posted on the UK site.)
Thanks for doing this, guys. Just so you know that many of the decisions we make are really heavily dependent on your feedback, so I'm trying my best to come through for everyone. Thanks for your patience.
-Rich

1/8/2010 7:36 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why comments from people critical of the UK clone site and lowered earnings were being deleted, and about UK earnings.)
In Response to Re: UK clone site earnings issue:

Things get deleted when there are one too many similar posts on a topic. That's why we urge people to post on an existing thread, so that'll help streamline the responses and help us see the largely discussed issues within the community. However, some members can be quite unruly and any posts they have made will be deleted as well. As long as you're being civil and not trying to stir up chaos, then we can have a mature conversation on the forum. Thanks.
-Rich

1/8/2010 7:26 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager  (Same question as above.)
Hey guys,
Just to clear things up...
a) it's never good to post pertinent inquiries in the community chatter. The community chatter is your guy's lounge area and if you want official word from the staff on certain issues, PLEASE post them in the approrpriate places.
b) I've seen a few multiple posts on this issue. I would be prefer to streamline what I read, so I can look through a series of posts rather than jumping around to different posts at a time on the same topic. This would also help the staff out so they can do the same and it does bubble up the issue at hand.
c) I've already made a few comments on this issue, and I've said that we are looking into this issue and we will have a resolution on this matter shortly. We do listen to you guys and take your feedback seriously. It just doesn't really help much when the few who jump to conclusion start seeding assumptions that only breeds chaos within the community.
Once again thanks for everyone's patience and please wait for an answer from us soon.
-Rich

posted at 1/8/2010 7:31 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why there needed to be a cloned UK site at all.)
In Response to Re: UK clone site earnings issue:

Believe it or not, but there are subtle differences in language use and of course every piece of content doesn't apply to them, like for instance-- "How to Celebrate Independence Day" wouldn't work for those guys in the UK.
-Rich


Re: Am I paid for the UK site? When do links come down?
posted at 12/29/2009 12:56 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager

Hey Guys,
This is a great question, but the UK site is barely new and it's not even in full force. Once we start fleshing out the UK site, we'll have more answers for the community. For now, please be patient as we expand the site. Thanks.
Rich


Re: Has anyone elses earnings dropped off considerably?
posted at 12/14/2009 7:34 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager

Okay, guys. As I've stated before, I've already looked into this because a few folks have brought it up on the forums and there is no issue with earnings. And, if there ever was, we do catch those. Regardless, like I said, I've checked with finance and everything is good. This conversation always spreads like wild fire and when person complains then some newbie thinks that something is wrong with earnings, when that's not the case. Bottomline, I've checked and everything should be fine. It could just be a slow month for some. Thanks.
-Rich

12/14/2009 7:23 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager
In Response to Questions about our articles/videos on eHow UK: (Regarding pay for content on the UK site, and why earnings were down.)
1. We have our own algorithm so it's based on that.
2. If you delete articles on the US site, yes, indeed your articles will be removed from the UK site.
May I remind you that the UK thing is not what could be attributed to your decline in earings. Some folks are not even complaing about this, but you should remember that it is the holidays and usually earnings tend to drop during this period. Thanks.
-Rich

12/10/2009 3:51 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (On being asked why earnings were down.)

Okay, guys. Just as I thought... it's just a slow month probably, but our system is functioning properly so there shoudn't be any issues with earnings. Thanks.
-Rich

12/10/2009 2:58 PM PST
Rich - eHow Community Manager (Same question as above.)

Hey guys,
I'm looking into this, but I'm sure earnings should be working fine. I'll let you know. Usually, it does start slowing down a bit at the end of the year. Thanks.
-Rich



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Here is the question list I compiled after going through the thread- These are questions that have been asked repeatedly for over 65 pages, and to which I believe Rich is claiming have been answered.
2/25/2010 2:14 PM PST
glorybug

I guess I'll go first-
Why was it first said that our articles would be removed from UK, and later changed to 'redirected'.
Why is it that some people claim their articles are not being redirected, or that because of computer issues that the redirects are slow or aren't working.
Why are our profiles still on the UK site when there is no obvious reason for not removing them.
Why can we not change our profiles.
What is the real reason for loss of earnings by those who think it is due to the redirect.
Why were we told US writers could not be paid for use of their articles on the UK site, but there are UK writers who are being directed to the US site, implying they are being paid.
What is really meant by 'accommodating' writers.
What is meant by encouraging US writers to join the global community.
What benefit can there be for encouraging people in other countries to join this 'global community' if they won't get paid.
Why does it appear that admin swoops in to delete posts, admonish people, and to write posts that do not answer questions, but merely adds more questions.
Does eHow plan to do away with the WCP, and if so, when.
Is eHow planning to use writers' articles in the 'global community' without paying, like they did with the UK thing.

Here is what the questions list has morphed into after being edited/added onto-
thirdstone
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS TO DATE!

Why was it first said that our articles would be removed from UK, and later changed to 'redirected'.
Why is it that some people claim their articles are not being redirected, or that because
of computer issues that the redirects are slow or aren't working.
Why are our profiles still on the UK site when there is no obvious reason for not removing them.
Why can we not change our profiles.
Why did so many writers earnings slow or stop once the redirects took effect?
Why have many of our articles fallen so far in Google searches of them right after the redirects?
What is the real reason for loss of earnings by those who think it is due to the redirect.
Why were we told US writers could not be paid for use of their articles on the UK site, but there are UK writers who are being directed to the US site, implying they are being paid.
What is really meant by 'accommodating' writers.
What is meant by encouraging US writers to join the global community.
What benefit can there be for encouraging people in other countries to join this 'global community' if they won't get paid.
Why does it appear that admin swoops in to delete posts, admonish people, and to write posts that do not answer questions, but merely adds more questions.
Does eHow plan to do away with the WCP, and if so, when.
Is eHow planning to use writers' articles in the 'global community' without paying, like they did with the UK thing

WHY did you (Rich) say in the very first post on 1/22, "As promised, we finally removed all US member articles from the UK site as of yesterday." ...when in fact they were not removed at all? That certainly appears to be on outright lie!
A DAY AFTER THE REDIRECTS - Most articles just stop earning, articles begin to vanish off google searches or can only now be found on google by adding my name to the article search, and my earnings are no longer climbing - all happened right after the redirects. Please read this several times, slowly, so you finally begin to understand the redirects ARE AN ISSUE.
TOO MANY LOST TOO MUCH and the 10 bucks is not compensation when people lost hundreds because of google redirects on the UK issue... WILL EHOW RECONSIDER AND ANALYZE the ACTUAL losses and start addressing those losses?

1 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    Excellent job of covering this! Publish the truth and let the facts speak for themselves. There were questions posted about the UK site as early as September that were deleted, again in October, and finally on November 5th one was posted that was not deleted (only moved to change the date). It still took 7 more weeks for a response that was a non-answer, as anyone can see here is what eHow specializes in. There is so much more going on behind the scenes that we are just now discovering. This should get interesting. Your post helps people realize how eHow "communicates." Thanks.

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