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Joined 5 years ago from uk. Last activity 10 days ago.

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Hi, thanks for dropping by. I'm a very married mum of two young men. Fortunately, I like cooking - they certainly like eating!

Detective novels and psychological thrillers keep me entertained, along with medical documentaries and reality tv shows that make my menfolk groan. I like country walks trying to spot wildlife, and eating out in quiet pubs. Live fast, die fast - I'm taking my time. That's an excuse for sounding dull!

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      • Paypal scam email
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        Paypal scam email

        2 years ago

        Just a reminder to be careful with emails....Twice recently I've had emails supposedly from Paypal, saying my account has been limited due to unusual activity, and that I should use the link provided to go to the...

      • Amazon ad changed itself
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        Amazon ad changed itself

        2 years ago

        Amazon ads should be related directly to our hubs., which is understandable. I don't place many, and check every now and then that they are displaying okay. This morning I found an Amazon ad for anti wrinkle eye cream...

      • First Amazon sale...thanks to changes?
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        First Amazon sale...thanks to changes?

        3 years ago

        Much to my surprise, I've made my first Amazon sale just after the changes to Squidoo style ads. My hubs are not really aimed at sales, and only generate a few clicks. Following the change to Squidoo style ads this...

      • Where did my post go?
        8

        Where did my post go?

        3 years ago

        I may be being completely dense, (wouldn't be the first time,) but a forum post I made three hours ago seems to have disappeared. It's still in my feed, though I can't see it here anywhere. It was asking if anyone else...

      • I got me a Bubblews troll
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        I got me a Bubblews troll

        3 years ago

        There have been queries about Bubblews, is it worthwhile? I'd say yes in my experience so far. It does fall down slightly with not having a forum section, so trolls don't have that outlet to let off steam.Tonight my...

      • Where best to place a hot topic?
        5

        Where best to place a hot topic?

        4 years ago

        If you had an article that was number one in Google searches, would you try to use that information on another site, or does that risk displacing yourself? Obviously it wouldn't be a direct copy, but a similar...

      • I finally reached payout
        11

        I finally reached payout

        4 years ago

        The headline says it all. Traffic and earnings have been slowing down, hubs are being culled, but I've finally hit the Magic Number. (I unwittingly failed to sign up for the ad programme at the start, joined last...

      • Hubscore puzzle
        4

        Hubscore puzzle

        4 years ago

        I know, I know, we're told not to get hung up on numbers. After dodging the bullet for a while, four of my hubs unfeatured at the same time for lack of engagement. I left them as they were, I was busy. So why have some...

      • Site copying hubs about hotels
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        Site copying hubs about hotels

        4 years ago

        Yet another copier out there. I just found my latest hub copied at myfirstbloghotel dot blogspot dot co dot uk. Word for word copy with 15 of my photos in the sculpture gardens (with innerspin as the source,) They have...

      • Sort hubs on profile page into categories
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        Sort hubs on profile page into categories

        4 years ago

        It would be useful to be able to sort our hubs into categories on the profile page. This would make it easier for readers to see what else is available in subjects that interest them, and also remind writers to work on...

      • Profile page not updating " last activity."
        5

        Profile page not updating " last activity."

        4 years ago

        I know this isn't a major concern, but I've just noticed my profile page says last activity five days ago. Curious as to why, when I've been here each day.

      • Query about view duration
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        Query about view duration

        4 years ago

        In the hub stats, view duration shows up as stars. Some of my longer hubs have five stars. One of the shorter ones, which has good search engine traffic, shows as three stars. I'm wondering if this means readers skip...

      • " Urgent attention" option for report button
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        " Urgent attention" option for report button

        4 years ago

        Firstly, I do understand staff are very busy. On two occassions recently I've come across hubs which need to be taken off a.s.a.p. We're talking very adult. One I reported over the weekend is still available. Apart from...

      • FIXED 3/12: Report button not working
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        FIXED 3/12: Report button not working

        4 years ago

        I was hopping hubs on the classic hopper, saw a hub which has four links to adult webcam sites, advertising for models. The report button won't respond. Rather frustrating. I've refreshed the browser and cleared the...

      • Any UK textbroker users here?
        5

        Any UK textbroker users here?

        4 years ago

        I recently signed up with textbroker in the UK. The last three times I've tried to log in, a message says there has been a problem with the site's security certificate. Is anyone else having problems logging in? There...

      • RESOLVED: Back button not working properly
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        RESOLVED: Back button not working properly

        4 years ago

        Don't know if this is the correct term, but my back button, arrow thingy, doesn't seem to be working for question/answer. It's also refused to work on a hub just now. It seems to work fine everywhere else. Have tried...

      • Hub copied multiple times
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        Hub copied multiple times

        4 years ago

        Not a happy bunny. Following on from finding one of my hubs copied, and filing a DMCA, I've been checking other hubs. One that I did kind of expect to do well has never quite got the traffic I'd hoped. Have just done a...

      • Introduce quality testing for new hubbers before they can join.
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        Introduce quality testing for new hubbers before they can join.

        4 years ago

        Is it really viable to let anyone and everyone join HubPages? As hubs are now quality checked, why not make the first hub a test to see if they can join. It is obvious from hub hopping that people with little writing...

      • Sharing hubs
        5

        Sharing hubs

        4 years ago

        If I come across a hub shared by someone I follow, which was written by someone I also follow, is it better for the original writer to go the their profile to read the hub, or read it from the shared info? I seem to...

      • Why is my feed full of these messages?
        8

        Why is my feed full of these messages?

        4 years ago

        I'm finding things in my feed from hubbers I've never heard of. I try to unfollow, but messages keep appearing. Forum links pop up repeatedly when I've unfollowed. What's the deal? I like to follow certain hubbers or...

      • "Discover more hubs" inappropriate to my hub.
        15

        "Discover more hubs" inappropriate to my hub.

        4 years ago

        It's no doubt been said before, but the "discover more hubs" at the end of a hub can be irritating. My latest hub, about an inner ear test for balance function, is followed by three hubs about water, one for...

      • Do you find it hard to choose a category for your hub?
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        Do you find it hard to choose a category for your hub?

        4 years ago

        I have three hubs that I don't think are in the right category, but I'm not sure where else to put them. They are about work, so are currently in employment, though the material is more snippets of funny/sad stories...

      • A question about writing ebooks.
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        A question about writing ebooks.

        4 years ago

        Is it advisable to have an ebook reader before writing an ebook? I've never used one, I'm not sure if that matters. Any advice would be great.

      • Done editing not loading
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        Done editing not loading

        4 years ago

        I edited a hub, then pressed done editing. It keeps saying loading but won't continue. I've minimised that page for now, cleared cookies and history, but can't get further. If I close the page will the hub disappear?...

      • Exclusive titles
        4

        Exclusive titles

        4 years ago

        I just tried to change an exclusive title as the hub has very poor traffic. Unless I'm missing something, there doesn't seem to be an option to edit the title. Has anyone successfully changed one of these ? Would be...

      • "number of hubs" doesn't match those on display
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        "number of hubs" doesn't match those on display

        4 years ago

        Hope this is in the right section. When I'm looking at other hubber's profiles, quite often the "number of hubs" differs from those on display. I do understand it's probably because of idled hubs, but think it...

      • Posting comments
        4

        Posting comments

        5 years ago

        I'm having trouble posting comments on some hubs, but not all. It seems to happen with certain hubbers, which is frustrating. They might wonder why I've started following them out of the blue, but I've read their work...

      • Placing photos on a hub
        5

        Placing photos on a hub

        5 years ago

        Hands up, I'm not great with technology. I still haven't managed to place a picture part way through a hub, despite looking in the learning center. I really want to put smaller pictures alongside the text at relevant...

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