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Brian Leekley (B. Leekley)

Joined 7 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Last activity 3 days ago.

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I retired in 2005 from used book selling. My hobby is creative writing. My wife and I live in a small apartment in Kalamazoo. I am active in a Unitarian Universalist church.

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      • I'd Like Feedback on My Hub: ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE ENNEAGRAM
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        I'd Like Feedback on My Hub: ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE ENNEAGRAM

        4 months ago

        HubPages denied my request to put my hub Origin and Early History of the Enneagram http://hubpages.com/education/History-o … -Gurdjieff on Owlcation even though it is free from content and structural issues. It...

      • Copied content discovered too late?
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        Copied content discovered too late?

        3 years ago

        Long ago I had an exceptionally long hub on 7 rules of creative writing--lots longer than the optimum length of 1,500 words that I've seen recommended by HubPages. I read in various hubs that hubs should not be so long,...

      • referral trackers
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        referral trackers

        3 years ago

        It used to be, as I learned and understood it over a couple of years ago, that referral trackers had two uses. One was for when you convince someone to become a hubber. When you email them the link to use to sign up,...

      • Is it always ill-advised to have an over 5000 words hub?
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        Is it always ill-advised to have an over 5000 words hub?

        3 years ago

        In their teachings on writing stellar hubs, the HubPages staff has sometimes said that an ideal hub is 1,500 words long and has sometimes said that an ideal hub is 1,150 words long. Numerous hubs by hubbers on hubbing...

      • Rules about keywords
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        Rules about keywords

        3 years ago

        Months ago, maybe over a year ago, I read a hub about how to write hubs that said to repeat the title of the hub in the heading of the Comments capsule. For instance, if the title is How to Make a Glumpf, then the...

      • Are anchor text links to my own unrelated hubs useful and appropriate?
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        Are anchor text links to my own unrelated hubs useful and appropriate?

        3 years ago

        I have learned through forum discussions that including an outgoing anchor text link in a text capsule in a hub is good idea when a) the word or phrase used as the anchor text closely relates to what the hub is about,...

      • Style tip re links
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        Style tip re links

        3 years ago

        If this is not the correct place to ask my questions, please let me know where to go on HubPages, or if I should send an email to the people running HubPages.A few months ago an expert hubber with lots of experience and...

      • Cookies
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        Cookies

        4 years ago

        When I go online to the hubpages.com sign-in page, and then when I sign in, which cookies that appear in Firefox - Tools - Privacy - Show Cookies (or in the cookies list of whichever browser I am using) are normal,...

      • backward comments
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        backward comments

        4 years ago

        I just looked at the comments to one of my hubs and found that the comments are backwards.  The newest comments are at the top and the oldest comments are at the bottom instead of in the proper order with the...

      • Arguments against programming a link to open in a new window
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        Arguments against programming a link to open in a new window

        4 years ago

        Some months ago a hubber I follow shared a hub that advocated adding the HTML attribute and value target="_blank" to links, saying that that keeps a reader at your page even while a link takes hir elsewhere in...

      • Why or why not connect HubPages and Facebook?
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        Why or why not connect HubPages and Facebook?

        5 years ago

        When I log into hubpages and go to the "my account" page and then click the "Profile" button that is in between the "Hubs" and the "Earnings" button, in the menu that appears one...

      • Linking to a Pinterest board from a Hub page
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        Linking to a Pinterest board from a Hub page

        5 years ago

        I am working on an as yet unpublished (as of 12-30-2011) hub about Marquette, Michigan. I found some relevant photos online that allow commercial use, and I'll include the best of those in the hub. I also found some...

      • Quiz widget
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        Quiz widget

        5 years ago

        In my third hub page,"Introduction to Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA," at <snipped - no promotional links in the forums> I included a quiz module.  At the bottom of it is a line with a tiny picture of a...

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