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      • MA-NY-NJ, etc. Road Trip/"Hubmeet"?
        2

        MA-NY-NJ, etc. Road Trip/"Hubmeet"?

        4 years ago

        Hello, northern East Coast US Hubbers (and a little to the west)!I am facing a hastily planned road trip from Boston back to the Midwest next week. My time will be somewhat flexible and, with that being the case, I...

      • Writers who have changed your mind
        30

        Writers who have changed your mind

        4 years ago

        To some degree, we writers probably all want to change someone else's mind about something, to some degree: politics, religion, social issues, products, how-to's, and many other matters. Even entertainment may turn out...

      • Difficult Day
        33

        Difficult Day

        4 years ago

        About four weeks ago I posted the happy news about my first grandbaby. My husband and I got to spend two wonderful weeks with him and his parents. But on the day we got home, I learned that my 95-year-old Mother had...

      • My first grandbaby
        65

        My first grandbaby

        4 years ago

        I'm super psyched! My daughter is being admitted to the hospital today. Her due date was supposed to be eight days from now. I'm so excited - - - on pins and needles.It's a good sign if she can't text me right now,...

      • Forum Glitch oniPad2
        6

        Forum Glitch oniPad2

        4 years ago

        Within the past hour, I've been having a weird glitch in the screen appearance of individual forum threads, on my iPad2.It began when I posted a comment. Even though the comment showed up, the screen displayed a message...

      • Kbuuk, Anyone?
        1

        Kbuuk, Anyone?

        4 years ago

        Have any of you tried Kbuuk? (It's another eBook self-publishing site.) What was your opinion and what was your experience? If you haven't tried it yourself, have you heard anything from someone who has?

      • FIXED: New Profile Issues in Internet Explorer
        43

        FIXED: New Profile Issues in Internet Explorer

        4 years ago

        Since another thread encouraged us to switch over to the new profile layout, I have checked some of the profiles of Hubbers who have switched.  There are two technical problems that I see.  It is possible that...

      • SUGGESTION: Sticky-fying Active Report-a-Bug Threads
        3

        SUGGESTION: Sticky-fying Active Report-a-Bug Threads

        4 years ago

        Currently there are four or five threads open concerning the problem with Amazon capsules, and the same sort of thing seems to happen with many - if not most - technical problems or bugs.Would it not help for active...

      • Shock-Disbelief-Sadness-Disappointment
        2

        Shock-Disbelief-Sadness-Disappointment

        4 years ago

        I have just read that Jonah Lehrer, whom I have greatly admired and have extolled many times here at HP, has resigned from his position at the New Yorker, because he had fabricated quotes that he attributed to Bob Dylan...

      • Changing Keywords
        5

        Changing Keywords

        4 years ago

        I'm curious to hear from successful-now or successful-in-the-past Hubbers about a question I have.  That is, do you periodically return to your Hubs and revise the keywords because of changes in search patterns...

      • Car Talk Ending? -- No, No, Say it ain't so!!
        4

        Car Talk Ending? -- No, No, Say it ain't so!!

        5 years ago

        It's the end of an era.  Click and Clack, the Tappit Brothers, have announced their retirement in September.http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/ … 39883.htmlI guess all the prognostications about 2012...

      • Resolved: Security Question Not Case Senstive
        2

        Resolved: Security Question Not Case Senstive

        5 years ago

        Based on recent experience, I am guessing that the Security Questions are case-sensitive, at the very least. Unfortunately, there seem to be some other issues related to the punctuation of the answers.  That is,...

      • iPad User Question
        8

        iPad User Question

        4 years ago

        I am experiencing a weird problem with my iPad, and if anyone has an explanation or suggestion, I would appreciate knowing it.Normally, when I turn the iPad from a horizontal to a vertical position, the screen picture...

      • Motherhood Changes the Brain
        10

        Motherhood Changes the Brain

        5 years ago

        I just scanned this fascinating article on LiveScience:http://news.yahoo.com/motherhood-change … 11584.htmlStudies may point to some therapies for mothers who do not experience attachment to their babies;...

      • If You Could Have Dinner with....
        9

        If You Could Have Dinner with....

        5 years ago

        If you could have dinner with any Hubber that you have frequently disagreed with (perhaps even disagreeably at times) and get to know them face-to-face, which one would you choose?For me, it would be one who...

      • New Alzheimers Drug perhaps?
        12

        New Alzheimers Drug perhaps?

        5 years ago

        I am so thrilled to read this article about a drug that has potential use with Alzheimers patients.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 144005.htmLike some other exciting discoveries, this drug was...

      • Windows Movie Maker Question
        5

        Windows Movie Maker Question

        5 years ago

        Well, GULP, after over-enthusing about how user-friendly the Windows Movie Maker software is, I have a question I can't figure out!  Help, please!!!I worked on a Windows Movie Maker Project on one computer, then...

      • Whatever Happened to.... ?
        3

        Whatever Happened to.... ?

        5 years ago

        I haven't seen IntimatEvolution in the forums in the longest time.  Has anything happened to her?  Others are missing too, but she was always a breath of fresh air and started the most interesting threads.

      • Vegan Recipes and Hubs?
        8

        Vegan Recipes and Hubs?

        5 years ago

        My son and daughter-in-law are coming for a visit very soon (from out-of-state).  She is vegetarian, but she occasionally restricts her diet to veganism.  I want to be prepared for both possibilities, but my...

      • The Meme is Dead: Long Live the Meme!
        6

        The Meme is Dead: Long Live the Meme!

        5 years ago

        Sorry, SaDDOS, but I am so tired of LOLcats.  IMO, that has enjoyed its fifteen minutes, along with Kim, Paris, Oprah, and media fluff.About the only time I really enjoyed LOLcats was when a local McDonald's sign...

      • You Know You're in Indiana When...
        10

        You Know You're in Indiana When...

        5 years ago

        You know you're in Indiana, when your Facebook page is full of comments like "nothing but net!" OMG, WOW!!! "So awesome" etc.  And each one of those comments has about 100 Likes or comments.How...

      • Understanding Traffic Sources
        18

        Understanding Traffic Sources

        5 years ago

        Ever since the switch to subdomains, I have seen specific subdomain names listed on the traffic stats for individual Hubs; and on the Traffic Sources Page, the numbers for HubPages have seemed to decline...

      • Stenosis?
        16

        Stenosis?

        5 years ago

        Can someone explain what stenosis means?  A friend recently learned that "a stenosis" is responsible for headaches she has always experienced (she's now in her 40s).  I would like more information,...

      • Glitch Sticky Thread
        5

        Glitch Sticky Thread

        5 years ago

        It can be difficult to search through dozens of threads to find out whether a particular glitch has already been mentioned by other Hubbers.I would like to see (permanently) a sticky forum thread where Hubbers can...

      • Possible RSS glitch
        7

        Possible RSS glitch

        5 years ago

        Is anyone else having this problem?I don't use many RSS capsules in Hubs, so I don't know whether this is happening on more than one of my Hubs.  On a Hub where I have one such capsule, it overlaps with the...

      • I'm SO embarrassed
        3

        I'm SO embarrassed

        5 years ago

        Fellow Hubbers, I have just been over at Google+, and I had the opportunity to look at a whole slew of names there at one time.  I tried to add three of them (all were Hubbers) to my circles, and accidentally the...

      • Peculiar Forum Glitch
        6

        Peculiar Forum Glitch

        5 years ago

        This may have been temporary and it may have resolved itself already, but it was so weird that I want to report it just the same, especially since various kinds of glitches are sometimes interrelated.A moment ago I...

      • Thank you, Trishh!
        4

        Thank you, Trishh!

        5 years ago

        My 200th follower    - woo-hoo, I'm excited!   I've been watching for this all day, and I had intended to open a thread pleading for just one more...   Pretty please? ...   Then I got busy...

      • Interpret this, please?
        11

        Interpret this, please?

        5 years ago

        What would you say about a Hubber who has a modest number of hubs;has a rather high number of followers;is a Level 8 commenter;tries to post a link to their own Hub in a comment;has an AuthorScore of 1?  (Yep,...

      • Quantcast and Followers
        5

        Quantcast and Followers

        5 years ago

        This is actually two separate questions.(1)  Why did HubPages' Quantcast rating drop so much yesterday?  It was #75.  The day before it was at #66.(2)  Is something weird going on with the Following...

      • Check Yourself in ixquick (StartPage)
        3

        Check Yourself in ixquick (StartPage)

        5 years ago

        I am one of the internet searchers who really don't "google" search terms; I usually Yahoo! or Bing them instead.  I have been hoping some search engine would come along and step into the confusion that...

      • Problem with HubPages Weekly
        2

        Problem with HubPages Weekly

        5 years ago

        This could be a problem arising from my e-mail account, but today is the first day I have noticed this, even though the account has been the same for a few weeks.On HubPages Weekly, the right-hand margin of text is...

      • New-Challenge Challenge - Ideas, Suggestions?
        20

        New-Challenge Challenge - Ideas, Suggestions?

        5 years ago

        Hello, Everyone!I am working on proposing a new challenge (which may actually eventually need to be posted in a different forum category, although I'm not sure), and I would like suggestions for a title for it.The idea...

      • Quantcast and Alexa
        8

        Quantcast and Alexa

        5 years ago

        HubPages' traffic ranking has been climbing in Quantcast (US traffic only).  I can remember when everyone got so excited that it had broken into the top 50 group - wayyyyy back before Panda 1.0.  A couple of...

      • Could it be engineering in any way?
        5

        Could it be engineering in any way?

        5 years ago

        I know that HP staff do check in on many of the forum threads, and I know that Paul E. has seen the discussions in "The Subdomain Switch...."  But I keep wondering whether the sudden drop-off of traffic...

      • Please explain linkbacks
        15

        Please explain linkbacks

        5 years ago

        I recently joined a special-interest forum that allows linkbacks in forum posts.  They have a pop-up that explains trackbacks, pingbacks, and whatever the third kind is (refbacks?).  In theory, I understand...

      • Standard and Poors Downgrades US credit rating - per Reuters via Yahoo
        20

        Standard and Poors Downgrades US credit rating - per Reuters via Yahoo

        5 years ago

        http://news.yahoo.com/p-reconsidering-u … 07261.html"The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world's...

      • Big Brother Google - Has this happened to you?
        8

        Big Brother Google - Has this happened to you?

        5 years ago

        Has Google already become Big Brother?  I don't think I like this:Last night I was conducting some research, trying to find something specific in the HP forums.  Based on previous experience with the HP search...

      • One-Word Posts
        7

        One-Word Posts

        5 years ago

        We all know about the problem with spammers in the forums, especially people who join HP and begin promoting their wares and posting links within minutes of joining.  Those issues have been discussed in the forums...

      • What is inform dot com?
        6

        What is inform dot com?

        5 years ago

        I accidentally found a portion of one of my articles on this site (inform dot com).  The portion was copied (probably 20% of the full article or less), and at the bottom there was a link that led back to my actual...

      • How to set up website that offers downloads
        7

        How to set up website that offers downloads

        5 years ago

        I'm not there yet.  Still researching.  But I'm wanting to know if Wordpress or some other site-building program or platform will make it possible to offer files that visitors can download - either for free or...

      • Another Weekend Glitch?
        5

        Another Weekend Glitch?

        5 years ago

        Only a few more hours until the office opens again , and I'm okay with that.  I'm not here much on weekends anyway.But.... a weird little glitch showed up on my Groups page a few minutes ago.  I was...

      • MS Office Word question
        15

        MS Office Word question

        5 years ago

        I use Word (2003) for just about all word processing now, and I know a lot of little tricks to make life easier, I hope.  But I have also recently tried some "little tricks" that haven't worked out the...

      • Hackers?
        5

        Hackers?

        5 years ago

        Just today I have had some experiences that have led me to believe someone has gotten some personal information about me from some unknown source.  Several weird events have occurred since I sent some personal info...

      • How do you...?
        13

        How do you...?

        5 years ago

        This is not a How-To question, but rather a sort of informal survey.1 - How do you yourself navigate on [EDIT: "away from"] web pages you read?  Do you click off the page through an ad; do you use the...

      • Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
        14

        Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

        5 years ago

        I am sad, angry, upset, and unfortunately not surprised that a government plan to improve something (education) has ended in corruption.Is it possible for people with good intentions to look ahead realistically and...

      • Bye...... bye....... Math - e - mat - i - cal PI
        8

        Bye...... bye....... Math - e - mat - i - cal PI

        5 years ago

        What do you think of the notion that some mathematicians have proposed abandoning the number Pi in favor of a new number Tau (= 2pi)?Don't drive your Chevy to the levee to answer this!

      • (An)Other Pagerank Question(s)
        21

        (An)Other Pagerank Question(s)

        5 years ago

        Okay, I do understand that Pagerank doesn't carry the same importance that it once did, but I can't help but feel delighted when I see several of my Hubs with increasing Google Pagerank!  They are mostly, but not...

      • Hidden Backlink?
        7

        Hidden Backlink?

        6 years ago

        In another thread, a Hubber posted a comment that apparently has a hidden link in it (an IMG link).  That is, it does not show at all in her comment.  But when someone else replies to it, the information about...

      • Current Glitches on HubPages
        112

        Current Glitches on HubPages

        5 years ago

        A lot of Hubbers have mentioned the glitch with the Hub keyword tab (no keywords showing up currently).A lot of Hubbers have mentioned the glitch with individual Hub stats (showing only traffic from Google.com and...

      • Hub Keyword Problem
        4

        Hub Keyword Problem

        6 years ago

        Hey, HubTeam -Along with the other glitches you are working on, do you know about the problem with the keyword tab (on our individual hubs)?No search terms are showing.  At...

      • Terminology for Numbers
        7

        Terminology for Numbers

        6 years ago

        I have read that there is some difference in terminology for large numbers between speakers in Great Britain and in the USA.  If I understand correctly, the difference is like this:       ...

      • Help with a Web Search
        21

        Help with a Web Search

        6 years ago

        I need help with running a search in any standard search engine.  I want to exclude sites that have a specific word in their URL.  How do I do that?

      • Who knows something about Solar Flares?
        10

        Who knows something about Solar Flares?

        6 years ago

        A short while ago tonight I scanned an article that said "Dramatic solar flare [Tuesday, June 7] could disrupt Earth communications [Wednesday, June 8]."Recently I have been trying to research as much as I can...

      • Alamo Drafthouse and the Moviegoing Experience
        6

        Alamo Drafthouse and the Moviegoing Experience

        6 years ago

        Have you heard about the Austin, Texas theater that threw out a woman who was using her cell phone?  They turned her ranting voicemail complaint into a PSA against texting or talking during a...

      • Some very minor suggestions
        3

        Some very minor suggestions

        6 years ago

        I know these are very minor suggestions, but I would still like to mention them.1) When not signed-in and checking forums, only the threaded view is possible.  I would really like to have the chronological view as...

      • E.coli Outbreak
        20

        E.coli Outbreak

        6 years ago

        I have just been reading about the e. coli outbreak in Germany, originating from eating raw foods (specifically cucumbers) that were imported from, they suspect, Spain.  Now, in addition to the extreme health...

      • Psych research
        18

        Psych research

        6 years ago

        Recently, I have been reminded of a list I saw posted on a bulletin board about 15-20 years ago.  I really wish I had copied it back then!It was a list of (I believe ten) traits common to people with mental...

      • Hearts Go Out to Missouri Hubbers and Everyone in Missouri
        31

        Hearts Go Out to Missouri Hubbers and Everyone in Missouri

        6 years ago

        I'm guessing that our (near Joplin) Missouri Hubbers may not even be able to access computers and internet after last night's deadly tornado, but I'm hoping some will check in - when they can - to let us know they are...

      • Is there a doctor in the house?
        3

        Is there a doctor in the house?

        6 years ago

        Well, yes, actually there is....My oldest son graduated from medical school today.  Woo-hoo!!!!  I'm bustin' my buttons!  Of course, technically he's not "in" our house any more, but we'll count...

      • Preview and Summary Problem and Question
        12

        Preview and Summary Problem and Question

        6 years ago

        During the past week, I have been unable to use the Preview function with new Hubs I've written.  The only way to preview a Hub now (for me) is to click Done Editing (or whatever it's called - Save Unpublished or...

      • Talk About Your Grandkids Here
        12

        Talk About Your Grandkids Here

        6 years ago

        Per the request for some sort of interesting forum topics, I am opening this thread.  As a gramma-wannabe, I would love to hear about your g-kids.  Please share!But I won't be around for awhile (suppertime...

      • Obama will show his long-form BC to reporters today
        82

        Obama will show his long-form BC to reporters today

        6 years ago

        I just heard on the news that the President plans to show his long-form birth certificate to reporters a little later today.What do you want to bet there will be people who will claim it is a fraud?Do you suppose the...

      • Unusual Light:  what does it mean?
        24

        Unusual Light: what does it mean?

        6 years ago

        Not sure how to word this...Has anyone here (or has anyone that you know) seen a sort of silvery swirling light that looks a lot like Harry Potter's Patronus starting to form into a shape?  What is the explanation...

      • Table Capsule Help?
        11

        Table Capsule Help?

        6 years ago

        Since the table capsule doesn't allow for columns of varying widths, some long words have to wrap inside the cell.  Is there any way to force a break at a specific point?  In one, I used a hyphen, then <...

      • Any RealPlayer gurus out there?
        6

        Any RealPlayer gurus out there?

        6 years ago

        I can't open/play a 3G2 (3GPP or 3GPP2 - not sure which) video file sent from a cell phone.I downloaded RealPlayer, which is supposed to support that file format.  I did have an older version of RP on the computer,...

      • RIP Yahoo! Buzz...
        5

        RIP Yahoo! Buzz...

        6 years ago

        Well, trying to get into the spirit of continuing to look for ways to promote my Hubs, to start doing more intensive keyword research, etc., I began thinking about Yahoo! Buzz and wondering why I have never used it as a...

      • Panda worth loving?
        6

        Panda worth loving?

        6 years ago

        At least, it made me smile.  A bit of relief from all the angst from the Google Panda.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GaPkkGZGw

      • FBI Memo?
        18

        FBI Memo?

        6 years ago

        Okay, folks, where's the buzz?  I ran a search, and so far haven't seen any forum discussion on the FBI's recently released memo that says the UFO crash near Roswell, NM in 1947 was a real event.  Comments,...

      • Yay, Staff!
        31

        Yay, Staff!

        6 years ago

        I really think HubPages has the greatest, kindest, most helpful and ethical staff members that any website could ask for.  I can barely imagine the difficulties they are going through these days what with Panda,...

      • Final Four
        3

        Final Four

        6 years ago

        It may be a crazy matchup, as they say, but it could hardly be better as far as I'm concerned.  ... I've never lived in Connecticut, so they're probably the ones who will win.    But seriously, even...

      • March 26, and it's snowing
        23

        March 26, and it's snowing

        6 years ago

        ...in south-central Indiana.No joke!It was cold when I left the house earlier this evening.  Colder still when I left point A to go to a restaurant.  Leaving after eating, we sure enough saw white stuff...

      • Cogito Ergo Sum
        2

        Cogito Ergo Sum

        6 years ago

        Just a very quick bit of information here to fill in a little gap from elsewhere.The Latin phrase "Cogito ergo sum" was Descartes' famous expression that is translated into English as "I think, therefore...

      • Any North Carolina Hubbers .... ?
        6

        Any North Carolina Hubbers .... ?

        5 years ago

        Would any of you like to meet for coffee some time next week?I am not thinking of an "official" Social Meetup - not sure there is time to organize and plan that.  But I would enjoy meeting, seeing,...

      • Can We Help One Another?
        3

        Can We Help One Another?

        6 years ago

        Are there any things that we can do to help each other out, to help rebuild traffic, while Google's back is turned to us?  I don't mean anything illegal or unethical, and I am asking because I honestly don't...

      • A Reason to Love a Democrat
        3

        A Reason to Love a Democrat

        6 years ago

        Did anyone read this?  I may decide to mellow out a bit about political parties after all.http://www.philly.com/philly/business/t … atson.html

      • Glitch on Search Results Page?
        5

        Glitch on Search Results Page?

        6 years ago

        I just now used the Search Box to try to locate quickly a forum thread that I had seen before.On what should have been the results page, no results showed up. The ads were there. The numbers indicating the various pages...

      • Let's Create a New Term
        5

        Let's Create a New Term

        6 years ago

        We all agree that HubPages is technically not a Content Farm.  Or at least it would be a terrible dilution of the meaning of Content Farm to call us that.We're Unique!  We need a great descriptive label that...

      • One More Idea to Improve HubHopping, Plus Another Idea
        12

        One More Idea to Improve HubHopping, Plus Another Idea

        6 years ago

        Since many of us have committed to the process of more frequent HubHopping, in an attempt to help filter out the bad and promote the good, I want to toss out a suggestion that I believe will make HubHopping even more...

      • What is best free video downloader?
        16

        What is best free video downloader?

        5 days ago

        There seem to be many choices of free software that can be downloaded for the purpose of downloading videos from the web - such as YouTube, Google videos, etc.  One that I looked at turned out to be just a sample -...

      • Better Organization of "Your" Forum Posts?
        2

        Better Organization of "Your" Forum Posts?

        6 years ago

        There are two changes I would love to see on the page that lists my forum posts (accessed by the "Your" tab).Currently, it lists (1) the thread title; then it says (2) "Posted by" whoever...

      • I Have ARRIVED!! and I didn't even know it
        12

        I Have ARRIVED!! and I didn't even know it

        6 years ago

        Okay, well, um, so...Today I decided to follow Brie Hoffman's suggestion, and I googled my screenname + HubPages.  A few hits looked uninteresting, but I did follow up on two, and I got sort of blown away.Here's...

      • Mubarak Steps Down
        6

        Mubarak Steps Down

        6 years ago

        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/ap_ … a/ml_egypt

      • Learning More about SEO
        22

        Learning More about SEO

        6 years ago

        I ran across this article on another site this morning.  It is not specifically about Search Engine Optimization, but it includes enough information to be worth reading, especially for those of us who don't have...

      • Sad Days
        16

        Sad Days

        6 years ago

        My Mother was in the hospital for nearly a week, and she has been back in her assisted living facility for the past ten days. I had thought that she was actually doing better, but apparently she's more-or-less just...

      • Profile Feature Suggestion
        16

        Profile Feature Suggestion

        6 years ago

        I would love to have a checkbox when editing our profiles that would allow us to suppress from public view the list of hubbers following us, in the same way we can suppress our accolades.

      • Word Game - How Many Words Can We Make from....
        22

        Word Game - How Many Words Can We Make from....

        6 years ago

        Here are the very simple rules:One person posts a word (I'll start).  Other posters will use the letters of that word to make up words of at least three letters.  On each new page of the thread, we need to...

      • Writing a Hub about a Scam
        6

        Writing a Hub about a Scam

        6 years ago

        I'm not sure this is the best place to post this, but here goes.In the last couple of days I have run across a job offer that appears to me to be a scam.  I had the idea that it would be helpful for me to write a...

      • HP Staff and the Weather
        4

        HP Staff and the Weather

        6 years ago

        Just now I just read the reports about the record floods in CA happening now and later this week, including in San Francisco.  Speaking for a lot of Hubbers (I'm confident), I hope all of you are okay and not...

      • What a cool way to delay a game!
        4

        What a cool way to delay a game!

        6 years ago

        Canadians know how to do things right!http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_d … nhl-296981

      • Who else is getting snowed in right now?
        24

        Who else is getting snowed in right now?

        6 years ago

        They have already cancelled school for tomorrow, and that is unusual.  Normally they wait until 6 AM to make that decision.So... this is our fourth or fifth snowfall since Thanksgiving, and it's not even winter...

      • Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf?
        1

        Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf?

        6 years ago

        http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/201 … ersiangulfI can't stay to discuss this right now, but it's so fascinating I had to at least post it here for others to check out.The learning never stops, eh?

      • Online Bad Guy has been arrested
        3

        Online Bad Guy has been arrested

        6 years ago

        Online merchant terrorizer has been arrested.  Finally (after three years).  Chalk up another one for the good guys.http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookou … -customers

      • Check out The Maccabeats, if you haven't already!
        2

        Check out The Maccabeats, if you haven't already!

        6 years ago

        Well, I'm sure those handsome young Jewish men don't care that a middle-aged Christian woman now has a severe crush on all of them!But anyway, you have really got to check out the "Candlelight" video by The...

      • Proofreading Service Beginning and Limping
        21

        Proofreading Service Beginning and Limping

        6 years ago

        Hello, Hubbers!Per a forum discussion from a couple of weeks ago, I am opening a proofreading service, aimed primarily towards Hubbers whose first language is not English and who need help with the language in order to...

      • Have you seen this video?
        3

        Have you seen this video?

        6 years ago

        This is an absolutely cool father-son project that sent a camera up in a weather balloon.  Check it out!http://vimeo.com/15091562

      • Concern for a TBI
        12

        Concern for a TBI

        6 years ago

        I received word this evening that the niece of a very dear friend of mine suffered a TBI as a result of a car accident this summer.I know that there are some folks here on HP who have experience with TBI's, and I know...

      • Suggestions for Tweaking the New Features
        11

        Suggestions for Tweaking the New Features

        6 years ago

        I have two suggestions about some of the new features, to add to all of the previous discussions about them - and then a question.First, in the Title Tuner, I would like to see the titles at the top of the list being...

      • For those who pray - others can skip this one
        13

        For those who pray - others can skip this one

        6 years ago

        Many times in the past I've had little sympathy when other people have said they had an "unspoken request" for prayer, meaning that they wanted to ask people to pray for them but they didn't want to tell what...

      • Do You Answer?
        23

        Do You Answer?

        6 years ago

        If you receive an e-mail from a HubPages member, and the message says "e-mail address not verified," do you respond?  I've only received a few messages through e-mail, all from truly wonderful HP people,...

      • Is this popularity report true?
        5

        Is this popularity report true?

        6 years ago

        Yahoo! headline says that former Pres. Clinton is more popular than President Obama.  Is that actually so? - true among supporters; non-supporters?They clearly didn't include me in the poll.  I can't think of...

      • Did Someone forget to take his meds today?
        8

        Did Someone forget to take his meds today?

        6 years ago

        All these posts.... Makes you wonder, doesn't it?Well, after the thread yesterday that said the forums were pretty boring, I guess it was only a matter of time before someone would try to shake things up.

      • Ways to Recommend Other Hubbers' Hubs?
        6

        Ways to Recommend Other Hubbers' Hubs?

        6 years ago

        A few days ago, someone opened a thread where Hubbers could recommend good Hubs that they have read.  It was closed shortly after being opened, because the moderator said the information should be posted in...

      • Curious to know
        18

        Curious to know

        6 years ago

        Cosette no longer exists.  Does anyone know what happened?

      • Please help me check
        9

        Please help me check

        6 years ago

        I asked in another forum a few days ago about the need for a disclaimer or disclosure notice.  I am starting to put one on my hubs, starting with my newest one:I Want to Write Music - How Do I Start?The disclosure...

      • Do you look for duplicate content often?
        22

        Do you look for duplicate content often?

        6 years ago

        A while ago I checked out one hub of a suspicious writer.  I mean by that, a forum post seemed to indicate that the writer was one of the get-rich-quick,...

      • Should Wyclef Jean be allowed to run for President of Haiti?
        6

        Should Wyclef Jean be allowed to run for President of Haiti?

        6 years ago

        I admit I was psyched when I first read that Wyclef Jean wanted to run for the office of President of Haiti.  Then, last week it was announced that he would not be allowed to do so, since he has not lived there for...

      • The strangest thing that has happened to you in the past 24 hours
        41

        The strangest thing that has happened to you in the past 24 hours

        6 years ago

        Yesterday evening, when we walked outside to the car, I could smell a skunk.  In my front yard!  I've never been that close to one before, as far as I know, other than roadkill.  A few hours later the...

      • Since Practically All Wars in Human History Have Been Started by...
        30

        Since Practically All Wars in Human History Have Been Started by...

        6 years ago

        MEN, perhaps we should just get rid of all of them, wipe the slate clean, and start all over again.  Hm?  Maybe men were just a bad experiment, and it's time for the human race to evolve to something better -...

      • Hubbing Families
        11

        Hubbing Families

        6 years ago

        At various times I've noticed several Hubbers mention family members who are also Hubbers: a mother-daughter, husband-wife, father-daughter, and maybe other combos.Some of my family members are now interested in...

      • Happy Anniversary to relache!!!
        21

        Happy Anniversary to relache!!!

        6 years ago

        Look everyone!  Today is relache's Fourth Anniversary with HubPages.  Stop by and tell her congratulations and thanks.  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/49654#post1135342

      • Is there any problem with listing Hub titles in a forum (not linking)?
        12

        Is there any problem with listing Hub titles in a forum (not linking)?

        6 years ago

        Last week in a forum about music, some of us touched on the possibility of reciprocal linking to each others' Hubs.  I promised to post (in the same forum) a list of articles that I have already linked to; but...

      • Google Analytics Twilight Zone
        8

        Google Analytics Twilight Zone

        6 years ago

        I am new to Google Analytics, and sometimes I think I understand what I am seeing, and often I don't.A short while ago, I was checking the Google Analytics report on Top Traffic sources, and under keywords (the ones...

      • Video and Music copyright questions
        2

        Video and Music copyright questions

        6 years ago

        I haven't even tried to use videos in my Hubs so far.  So this morning I spent some time trying to research them and see what I can learn for the future.  I read in the HubPages Help section the types of...

      • Yet more questions about HubNumbers and linking
        31

        Yet more questions about HubNumbers and linking

        6 years ago

        This is actually three questions.1) Is the average of all of the individual HubScores significant in any way?  Does that number affect or change anything?2) In discussions of the Suggested Links Tool and HubKarma,...

      • Was it a bright and sunny day or a dark and stormy night?
        17

        Was it a bright and sunny day or a dark and stormy night?

        6 years ago

        This may actually belong in the Hubber's Hangout section, but it's also creative writing as a Forum game.Here are the rules:This is a fictional story, developed within this forum, by a collaboration of anyone who wishes...

      • Clavinova, Anyone?
        1

        Clavinova, Anyone?

        6 years ago

        Is there anyone here who knows a lot about the Yamaha Clavinova?  I'm fairly certain the one I have a question about is from the CVP series.  I looked on the Yamahas clavinovas guide website, but I couldn't...

      • Two New Feature Ideas
        14

        Two New Feature Ideas

        6 years ago

        Maybe today's not the day to make a suggestion.  I see a lot of forum subjects as being problems that probably need current attention.  So, for future consideration....I would love to see a "Bookmark this...

      • Last week's virus - Update
        9

        Last week's virus - Update

        6 years ago

        I was pretty happy that I didn't have the same computer virus that bothered Nell Rose last week.  Then, a couple of days ago, it appeared to hit.  I'm not certain it was the same one, but it looked similar.I...

      • Whatever happened to......?
        11

        Whatever happened to......?

        7 years ago

        Do other Hubbers, besides me, ever wonder about the "rest of the story" when someone stomps off and leaves HubPages - such as someone who opens dozens of forums but then can't deal with honesty?Or perhaps...

      • Happy Happy Joy Joy, Yippee Giggle Glee
        8

        Happy Happy Joy Joy, Yippee Giggle Glee

        7 years ago

        I signed up for Google Analytics last night and just got a report tonight.  How exciting!Before I get too carried away though (may be a little bit late for that), I should probably check to see if my assumptions...

      • What Is Conduit dot com?
        16

        What Is Conduit dot com?

        5 years ago

        I got a bump up in pageviews on one Hub today and saw that it was traffic sent by "search dot conduit dot com."  I had never heard of that, but when I investigated, I saw that it is operated by...

      • Could Use a Little Perspective Here
        7

        Could Use a Little Perspective Here

        7 years ago

        Ugh - today is a busy day IRL, with little time for HP, but I've jumped in a few times (more than I should).  Wanted to use some of my limited remaining internet time on something actually valuable, so I decided to...

      • Suggestion for Home-HubPage
        7

        Suggestion for Home-HubPage

        7 years ago

        Most days when I enter HP, I just go directly to sign-in and then view everything "from the inside."  I've just now (today) spent a little while looking in from the outside without signing in.I think that...

      • Customizing Summaries
        13

        Customizing Summaries

        7 years ago

        Just when I think I'm doing reasonably well at getting up to speed here, I see one more new thing - new to me, I mean - that looks like something I should have noticed when I first joined HP.Today, it's "customized...

      • Followers Number
        7

        Followers Number

        7 years ago

        Interesting changes in numbers today.  When I have posted in forums today, the number of followers listed on my avatar has shown up as one more than on my profile.  Finally, just a few minutes ago, the profile...

      • Better Search Parameters within HubPages
        11

        Better Search Parameters within HubPages

        7 years ago

        I've been frustrated several times by knowing a little, but not quite enough, about a Hub I want to read.  When I go to the Advanced Search function within HubPages, I can't find a way to enter the information I...

      • Another Tornado!
        4

        Another Tornado!

        7 years ago

        Once again, just like last night, I had to interrupt my Hub- learning to stay safe from what they called a "wall cloud of rotation" or something like that.  The radio gave a play-by-play:  It was...

      • Looking for a Hub I've Read, Can't Find the Right Search Terms
        13

        Looking for a Hub I've Read, Can't Find the Right Search Terms

        7 years ago

        I know I should have bookmarked it when I read it the first time, but (wouldn-cha-know) I didn't think I would need it again.  Only of course now I do.I've tried running a search through the search box.  Isn't...

      • We interrupt this evening's Hubtivity to bring you.....
        3

        We interrupt this evening's Hubtivity to bring you.....

        7 years ago

        a Tornado!  As far as I know it didn't touch down, but there were numerous trees down in the streets when I went to pick up my son from his work (normally he would walk home).And then, after I returned, starting to...

      • Burqah Fashion
        3

        Burqah Fashion

        7 years ago

        This morning, driving home, I saw....Outside the local mosque a woman was waiting, apparently waiting for a ride, and she was dressed in a bright pastel pink burqah with a white face scarf.It was the full deal, floor...

      • Duplicate Forums
        3

        Duplicate Forums

        7 years ago

        Has this happened before?  Today (now) I see at least two forums that are posted twice, both on the first page of forum listings.One about an Anti Article, whatever that is, and one about a battle between Mecca and...

      • Tips for Newbies
        10

        Tips for Newbies

        7 years ago

        I was rather slow in sharing my Hubs with Facebook, mainly out of a sense of shyness or awkwardness at tooting my own horn.  But every time I have shared one, I have seen an immediate upsurge in traffic, not only...

      • Layout Problem?
        12

        Layout Problem?

        7 years ago

        Anyone else noticing an "off" look to the layout of HubPages screens in the last ten minutes or so?  It happened to me on my Account page and then again on the list of Forums.  Is something going on?

      • Too many of this or that
        25

        Too many of this or that

        7 years ago

        This is a two-part question/discussion-starter.First - I recently saw that in my "feedback" section, there was a suddenly much higher number of hubs marked "funny."  I don't mind this feedback,...

      • Help!!!! with New Forum Topic
        4

        Help!!!! with New Forum Topic

        7 years ago

        Hello, All:Earlier today I tried (three separate times!) to start a new forum thread in the Politics section. Each time, my Preview fizzled out and I lost the original post.  The first two times, the post included...

      • Showing Up in Search Engines - Help?
        8

        Showing Up in Search Engines - Help?

        7 years ago

        I really have tried to research this, I really have....After being part of HubPages for a few months, I finally got up the nerve to see how I am doing with the big search engines.  I checked some keywords for one...

      • Today is Pentecost Sunday
        5

        Today is Pentecost Sunday

        7 years ago

        Today is Pentecost Sunday, for a few more hours here at least.Happy and blessed Pentecost to Christians everywhere!  Have any Hubbers observed any special commemoration of the day?

      • Very Small Suggestion
        2

        Very Small Suggestion

        7 years ago

        I don't know whether anything like this is already here.  I would like to have a Notes-to-Self box (like a comment box) on the My Account page.  There are several things that I would like to track - here in my...

      • Cliches When We Pray
        8

        Cliches When We Pray

        7 years ago

        Recently, I caught myself using a stock phrase in praying before our meal.  I realized at the same time that it was actually an important concept, but worn-out phrasing.  (What I said was, "Please make us...

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