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Dan Harmon (wilderness)

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Hi there!  Welcome to my profile and hubs; I hope you find them interesting and useful.

Educated in Oregon in a small college, I received a BS degree in Chemistry which I leveraged into a job in Virginia, not far from Washington D.C.  I lived in a rural county and over the years watched as it developed and the problems of a large city moved in on us.  Crime and traffic increased exponentially to the point I finally decided to move back west and do something else.

Moving to Idaho brought me peace.  I and my family love the outdoors and often spend weekends camping - usually just pulling off the road in an isolated area.  With two sons and now 6 grandchildren it keeps me busy and happy.

Moving also brought a career change - I am now an electrician, helping to build schools, stores, and other commercial buildings.  Quite a change from management in a small manufacturing facility, and after 14 years I still enjoy the challenges.

My interests include the sciences and math.  I enjoy painting and home improvement around the home.  And FISHING!

Check out some of the hubs here and see what's going on with HubPages.  I have had a lot of fun writing my hubs,  watching my reader base grow worldwide and have even earned a little money as I enjoyed myself. I have written of my first few months of partnering with hubpages; if it sounds interesting to you as well, you can join the HubPages group here.  It's fun, free, and a great way to earn some extra money - why not give it a try?

 

Disclosure: Wilderness is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  Wilderness may also offer products through association with other affiliates.

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      • Soapboxie?
        8

        Soapboxie?

        4 weeks ago

        In a discussion on FB today I had occasion to post a link to a hub I wrote that was transferred to soapboxie some time ago.  It is a serious hub, on gun control, and I wanted to present the facts gathered there to...

      • Sanctuary Cities Under Attack
        3

        Sanctuary Cities Under Attack

        6 weeks ago

        The Texas Senate has now passed a bill removing funding from "Sanctuary Cities" - those cities, counties and university campuses that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration services - and the...

      • Tax Time and ObamaCare
        9

        Tax Time and ObamaCare

        6 weeks ago

        It's tax time.  It's also time to work out the details of what the Affordable Care Act has done this past year.  Yes, I'm retired, living on SS and what little the recession left of an IRA - I qualify quite...

      • Taking the Guns...Again!
        13

        Taking the Guns...Again!

        7 weeks ago

        It seems that Massachusetts, in 1998, banned "assault weapons".  According to state law, that term refers not only to a long list of specific guns, but any semi-automatic rifle with any 2 of the...

      • Location of the comment box for new comments
        4

        Location of the comment box for new comments

        2 months ago

        When commenting on our own hubs in a niche site, the comment box is at the top of the comment section.  As I often reply to comments with detailed and sometimes complex questions this is a real hassle, requiring...

      • Flipboard Help Please?!
        11

        Flipboard Help Please?!

        3 months ago

        OK, so I hear about Flipboard and see some saying they get some traffic from it, so I sign up.  I make a magazine, and put two hubs in it.  I have no idea if I'm doing it right, but one of those hubs has an...

      • Faithless electors appearing
        69

        Faithless electors appearing

        3 months ago

        It seems that at least two electors from Texas have decided to cast their electoral college vote not for the man they promised to, but someone else.Christopher Suprun is one of those faithless electors:"That was...

      • Excessive linking?
        6

        Excessive linking?

        3 months ago

        I recently wrote a new hub (first in a long time) and made a "table of contents" via bullet points at the top of the hub in an effort to get into the snippets section of the SERP.  These bullets are links...

      • YAY for ObamaCare!
        8

        YAY for ObamaCare!

        5 months ago

        Got my update for next year's ACA insurance.  Seems the deductible is going down $300, all the way to $6550...if I stay in network.  If we're forced out of network (out of town, no specialist, whatever) the...

      • NFL Warns Georgia About New "Religious Freedom" Bill
        36

        NFL Warns Georgia About New "Religious Freedom" Bill

        12 months ago

        Seems the NFL has warned Georgia about passing a new bill designed to protect those that discriminate against gays.  They have warned that Atlanta would likely not have any chance at the super bowl should the bill...

      • Brian Sandoval (R) for SCOTUS?
        5

        Brian Sandoval (R) for SCOTUS?

        13 months ago

        Reports are that Obama is vetting Sandoval for the SCOTUS nomination.  While I know very nothing of the man, the little the link says looks good.  Is it possible Obama is really going to do something...

      • Transgender kids and school
        58

        Transgender kids and school

        13 months ago

        I see that South Dakota legislature has passed a new law, limiting school bathroom use according to "chromosomes and anatomy at birth".  It's awaiting the governors signature...

      • California to confiscate guns!
        69

        California to confiscate guns!

        14 months ago

        California AB1014 is scheduled to take effect this Friday.  California has had the legal ability to take guns from people that licensed therapists have determined to be a danger to themselves or the community: now...

      • Ciritical Thinking In Our Schools
        14

        Ciritical Thinking In Our Schools

        17 months ago

        Seems that Katy Independent School, Texas, has a class on Critical Thinking for 7th graders.  Students were asked to classify the statement "There is a God", among others, as true, opinion or common...

      • Obama Wants Your Wallet!
        15

        Obama Wants Your Wallet!

        18 months ago

        Obama has now decided that forcing you to pay "prevailing wage" (read as "union wages") for all government contracts isn't enough - he now demands that you pay workers for not working as well. ...

      • Help and advice after a robbery please
        17

        Help and advice after a robbery please

        19 months ago

        My son and family were burgled last night, with the thief taking their smartphones (from the bedside table as they slept!), both wallets and a PS3.  One SS card was in one of the wallets.  They have:Closed all...

      • Supreme Court Decision is Illegal?!?
        56

        Supreme Court Decision is Illegal?!?

        17 months ago

        Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has issued a statement that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is illegal. “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness, and act on multiple levels to further...

      • Religion and the Presidental Races
        53

        Religion and the Presidental Races

        17 months ago

        For some reason I've been getting emails from Mike Huckabee, running for President.  They include such statements as:"I, Mike Huckabee, pledge allegiance to God, the constitution, and the citizens of the...

      • Hub comments with links
        19

        Hub comments with links

        21 months ago

        I'd like to suggest that hubbers have some way, short of deleting an entire comment, of deleting unwanted links in the comments of others.It is not unusual at all (fairly common, in fact) to see otherwise worthwhile and...

      • Have the requirements for being featured changed?
        19

        Have the requirements for being featured changed?

        2 years ago

        Today I find two hubs have gone unfeatured for lack of engagement - the half circle symbol.  This seems odd as the 30 day traffic is 78 and 89, they have 48 and 82 comments and score 83 and 100 respectively. ...

      • The Vatican joins Westboro Church???
        21

        The Vatican joins Westboro Church???

        2 years ago

        Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer last spring and she was given 6 months to live.  She and her husband moved to Oregon, where she ended her life Nov. 1 under the state's physician...

      • What Is So Hard To Understand Separation of Church and State?
        55

        What Is So Hard To Understand Separation of Church and State?

        2 years ago

        http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/bibl … a-schools/Seems that Orange county in Florida encourages Christian literature to be disseminated to students, but aren't so happy when other religions or groups want the...

      • The TSA strikes again!
        10

        The TSA strikes again!

        2 years ago

        Article in my local paper - in a rare report on what the TSA is actually accomplishing, they found another loaded weapon in carry on luggage in the little Boise, Idaho airport.  The weapon had 10 rounds loaded ,...

      • Obamacare - the wonder of the century or overall failure?
        3

        Obamacare - the wonder of the century or overall failure?

        2 years ago

        Got an email from the HealthCare government Team today, with a headline of "USING YOUR NEW HEALTHCARE INSURANCE COVERAGE".  It says:"Learn how to use your new insurance coverage to fill a...

      • The new homosexual agenda?
        106

        The new homosexual agenda?

        2 years ago

        Madelynn Taylor, of Boise Idaho, recently asked the veterans cemetery there to bury the ashes of her beloved with her in the cemetery when she passes.  She was turned down because they were not married, could never...

      • DMCA results - working with the thieves
        86

        DMCA results - working with the thieves

        3 years ago

        I recently filed about a dozen DMCA's and have gotten pretty good results. A couple google or godaddy asked for more specific information as to where the problem text was on the site, but all but one have been taken...

      • Christianity in Uganda
        63

        Christianity in Uganda

        3 years ago

        Uganda's president yesterday signed into law a bill with rather harsh penalties for homosexual acts.  At least 14 years in prison seems harsh to me.Followed by celebrations from born again Christians celebrating...

      • Glitch in the new Amazon program?
        14

        Glitch in the new Amazon program?

        3 years ago

        Just a report of a possible glitch in the new program.  I signed up, I think, on the 16th of the month, and the 17th shows two shipments.  The 18th also shows a shipment, so the system is working.The 18th also...

      • The Obamacare Experience; what is it all for?
        10

        The Obamacare Experience; what is it all for?

        3 years ago

        I finally got signed up for Obamacare, a most eye opening experience.  2 days to sign up, then the blasted web site "pay here" button doesn't work.  It takes two days to verify and must be done by...

      • Related Discussion???
        31

        Related Discussion???

        3 years ago

        Anyone else notice the "related discussion" links at the bottom of a forum page yet?  Links to years old forum threads, the kind that when you try to post you are asked if you really have something to...

      • Is your income from your subdomain or HP?
        23

        Is your income from your subdomain or HP?

        3 years ago

        The new adsense page is showing something I never paid much attention to before; a "top sites" section that shows earnings per site.  Our subdomain is separated out from HP.com in it.I am seeing more...

      • Anyone a computer guru?
        14

        Anyone a computer guru?

        3 years ago

        I'm using a HP laptop, windows 7 with 8G of ram.  Plugged into it is a wireless USB keyboard and mouse, large monitor, and self powered speakers.  Using the latest FireFox.Problem: For a long time I've had...

      • For Believers in Obamacare
        60

        For Believers in Obamacare

        3 years ago

        A most interesting article in this morning's paper, the Idaho Statesman.Seems that they think they need around 5,000 sign-ups per month (through March) to pay for the program (there is a 1.5% tax on each policy...

      • Who shut down the Government?
        17

        Who shut down the Government?

        3 years ago

        One of my family recently posted a link,http://m.townhall.com/columnists/thomas … t-n1716292that, if true, makes it pretty plain that the Republican controlled House voted in a complete budget, enough to operate...

      • Disturbing trend in hub comments
        17

        Disturbing trend in hub comments

        3 years ago

        The past few days I've received a number of comments on several different hubs.  These comments have nothing to do with the hub although they are reasonably written.  Each is from a different address and none...

      • One million views!
        75

        One million views!

        3 years ago

        Well, the frozen traffic stats finally updated and sure enough, the total views jumped to 1,001,487.  Three years to do it, but it's finally here!

      • QAP hits older hubs?
        32

        QAP hits older hubs?

        3 years ago

        Looks like the QAP is indeed going after older hubs, just as Paul said.  Let me put this in perspective a little though - in 3 years I have seen a hub get a 100 score maybe 3 or 4 times.  And never for more...

      • Our Idea Of God Tells Us More
        58

        Our Idea Of God Tells Us More

        3 years ago

        about ourselves than about Him, attributed to Thomas Merton.A rather thought provoking quotation.  What does it tell us about the person who:Knows and understands the evil their god did or does, but writes it off...

      • What's up with strange Yahoo traffic?
        11

        What's up with strange Yahoo traffic?

        3 years ago

        Although I doubt this is an HP bug, I'll post it in the tech problems anyway -Yesterday traffic jumped about 20%.  Almost all from one hub:HP stats says that hub got 350 views, up 300 from normal, with 275 of it...

      • When will they ever learn?
        31

        When will they ever learn?

        2 years ago

        Over a decade ago we decided that the poor should be able to have a house whether they could afford it or not.  The end result of that decision was the recession that spread world wide and caused immense damage to...

      • Hubs going in and out of "featured"
        16

        Hubs going in and out of "featured"

        3 years ago

        I've got one hub (a help guide for hubbers) that went idle last year as it never gets much traffic.  This year it (presumably) went through the QAP and became featured.  Still no traffic, of course, and it...

      • Copied hub that isn't, really
        24

        Copied hub that isn't, really

        3 years ago

        On the stats page, under copied hubs, I suddenly have one (first time ever):http://wilderness.hubpages.com/hub/no-b … pie-recipe   is showing up as copied here:ht ...

      • News on Sites Scraping Content
        109

        News on Sites Scraping Content

        3 years ago

        In reference to another thread, http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111298, some news.I filed a DMCA with ixwebsites.com with two copied hubs on http://  www.  politics-socialissues.com site.  They requested...

      • Help!  Unexpected google real time visitors
        15

        Help! Unexpected google real time visitors

        3 years ago

        Experienced hubbers - why am I seeing Google real time visitors from the International Space Station - Control Room?  41 of them at once!  With the circle moving across the map?Do they need to know how to fix...

      • Revamping a stats column to be user selectable
        7

        Revamping a stats column to be user selectable

        3 years ago

        Some of the information in the hub metrics on each hub would be very interesting to see on the main stats page and allow comparison between various metrics and traffic, age or whatever.Could one column of that page,...

      • QAP being applied to old Hubs
        36

        QAP being applied to old Hubs

        3 years ago

        I had a hub idled about a week ago, a dumpy old hub that I didn't like anyway.  I've let it sit idled since then, trying to decide what to do with it.  Sorting the stats screen with the "featured"...

      • URL being changed by google search engine?
        12

        URL being changed by google search engine?

        3 years ago

        One of my higher traffic hubs is showing increased traffic today; curious I searched for the keywords.  The hub didn't show up in the first 30 spots, or it least it wasn't the proper color for having been...

      • Sequestration and it's effects on YOU
        19

        Sequestration and it's effects on YOU

        4 years ago

        I just got notice that my unemployment insurance will be cut 10.7%, indefinitely.  My son, working for the Bureau of Reclamation, is picking up the work of an employee that will not be hired to fill a vacant spot...

      • Pelosi doesn't want a pay cut
        15

        Pelosi doesn't want a pay cut

        4 years ago

        "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is speaking out against a cut in congressional pay because she says it will undermine the dignity of their positions. "I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi...

      • Politics, Fear, Guns and Gun Controls
        53

        Politics, Fear, Guns and Gun Controls

        4 years ago

        Given that:1.  The US has a very high homicide rate.2.  It is possible that killers that can't find a gun will use a different method.3.  Some other countries, with low gun ownership rates, have a lower...

      • List your hubs stolen by "Dan Gordon"
        47

        List your hubs stolen by "Dan Gordon"

        4 years ago

        Several hubbers have recently found multiple hubs stolen by someone calling themselves "Dan Gordon" (undoubtedly a fake name), including me.  If you are one of the unfortunate ones, please list the...

      • Finding copied material
        141

        Finding copied material

        4 years ago

        I'm going through some of my hubs and searching for a phrase, using quotes in the search.Google repeatedly is showing the exact phraseology being used on multiple sites, but when I visit the page I am unable to find it;...

      • New laws on abortion in New Mexico
        19

        New laws on abortion in New Mexico

        4 years ago

        Rep. Catherine Brown, (R) has submitted a bill that would declare that abortions of a fetus that is the result of "criminal penetration" (rape) or incest would be considered "tampering with evidence"...

      • What's a "non productive" hub?  When does it need tweaking?
        6

        What's a "non productive" hub? When does it need tweaking?

        4 years ago

        I decided to clean up my subdomain, either deleting non-productive hubs, moving them elsewhere or tweaking them into producing.  Everything under 3-4 visits in a 30 day period was up for change.Problem - everything...

      • Review capsule?
        3

        Review capsule?

        4 years ago

        OK, I'm lost here.  I published a review, which Marisa Wright was gracious enough to leave a tip on as a comment, that I should look into the review capsule.I can't find anything like that in the capsule...

      • Help with HVAC?
        19

        Help with HVAC?

        4 years ago

        Saturday my furnace (heat pump) died - the air handler fan won't come on.I was able to verify it's getting power, and the motor was hot.  Turning the fan "on" rather than "auto" and spinning it...

      • Seatbelts can kill?  Please read!
        14

        Seatbelts can kill? Please read!

        4 years ago

        A true tale that could have ended in tragedy.  Told to me by the woman that experienced it, a woman that I've known for most of my life.  If you have small children, please read and take note.Grandma left on a...

      • Anyone seeing odd Amazon numbers in their reports?
        8

        Anyone seeing odd Amazon numbers in their reports?

        4 years ago

        I know this isn't about HubPages particularly, but I see a problem this morning in my Amazon reports.   Yesterday, I had about a dozen shipments for the month, and something like $20 in earnings.This morning I...

      • Adding a user controlled check off box on the stats page
        3

        Adding a user controlled check off box on the stats page

        4 years ago

        I would like to see a check box for each hub added to the stats page.  Perhaps a small box under the "edit" button that would change color when checked, with a reset button at the top to reset them all at...

      • Excessive following?  Surely not!
        15

        Excessive following? Surely not!

        4 years ago

        This morning I got an email showing a new follower; per my SOP I popped over to look.  A "new" hubber of 7 months with no hubs, but has followed a few others recently.  I scrolled down over the...

      • Failing democracy
        50

        Failing democracy

        3 years ago

        I picked up a FaceBook post today that I find very interesting:In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh,had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000...

      • Amazon buttons wreck havoc
        14

        Amazon buttons wreck havoc

        4 years ago

        The new Amazon buttons look nice, and will supposedly promote clicking through, but they can wreck havoc with the appearance of a hub.  An amazon capsule floated right, next to a text capsule, and the same length...

      • An end to the Nigerian scams??!!
        13

        An end to the Nigerian scams??!!

        4 years ago

        I just got an email from Mrs Carman LaPoint, of the United Nations.  Because so many people from Europe, Asia, Oceania, Antartica and the US have been scammed from Nigeria and Britain, those two countries have...

      • Help with slide show views today?
        5

        Help with slide show views today?

        4 years ago

        analytics gives me a real puzzle today.  Visits are down slightly from yesterday, but page views are way up - almost double yesterday.  Pages per visit also nearly doubled, which partially explains the...

      • SUGGESTION: Change the way slideshow images (size) are displayed
        9

        SUGGESTION: Change the way slideshow images (size) are displayed

        4 years ago

        When viewing a slide show the photos should show up sized the same as a full size pic, even though they may be flushed right or a thumbnail, on the hub.  I am not seeing them that way.  Jason provided me with...

      • I got a click!  I got a click!
        31

        I got a click! I got a click!

        4 years ago

        I got a click today!  Between using HPads and the changes made to adsense I seldom get any clicks.  It's been two weeks since the last one (about 10,000 views), but I got one today!  I'm so excited!It was...

      • Will religion rule the corporate world?
        45

        Will religion rule the corporate world?

        4 years ago

        Walgreens has been sued By Edwin Dewitt, pharmacist, over immunizations.http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/05/2 … -over.htmlIt seems that Dewitt's religion considers any injectable substance, including medicines,...

      • Trouble deleting broken links
        5

        Trouble deleting broken links

        4 years ago

        I recently deleted several hubs, which meant that I would soon have several broken in-text links to correct.Whenever I change these in-text links I edit the capsule, highlight the link and click the "break...

      • Does Google penalize for "bad" clicks?
        13

        Does Google penalize for "bad" clicks?

        4 years ago

        Over the past few months I've averaged about a click per day, generally paying 50 cents or maybe a dollar.A few weeks ago I had a months worth of clicks in just a few days - none paid anything and I'm sure Google...

      • Questionable click activity
        3

        Questionable click activity

        4 years ago

        After the recent traffic slump, I seldom see more that one or two clicks in a day, but Firday showed 11 clicks, of which just 2 paid anything.  Saturday showed 4, all at zero earnings and I've already had another...

      • Woo Hoo - finally got a hub to a 100 score!
        22

        Woo Hoo - finally got a hub to a 100 score!

        4 years ago

        Of course it was one written just a month ago, that I didn't particularly like.  It made Hub of the Day a couple days ago and that's probably what kicked it up.  What a crazy world it is!

      • Strange traffic source
        26

        Strange traffic source

        4 years ago

        I like to watch the real time analytics and where visitors come from.  Lately, I've been getting views from the middle of the ocean, just West of Africa and a little under the horn.  Google maps doesn't even...

      • Wonderful Google search engine results
        6

        Wonderful Google search engine results

        4 years ago

        In the real time analytics section I happened to notice that a search for "glue for repairing felt lined shoes" had resulted in a visitor.  There was no reasonable hub being looked at, however, and I have...

      • Broken Links That Aren't
        4

        Broken Links That Aren't

        4 years ago

        This morning my stats are showing 4 hubs with broken links.  Links to 3 different hubs of my own.None are broken, and all work just fine.  After testing them and waiting a couple of hours all are still showing...

      • Do you get traffic from your own subdomain?
        22

        Do you get traffic from your own subdomain?

        5 years ago

        Since the change to our own subdomains I've paid attention to the amount of traffic coming from my own subdomain.  While HP traffic has dropped of course, the figures from my own hubs have surprised me. ...

      • Advice on medical costs?
        27

        Advice on medical costs?

        5 years ago

        A co-worker of mine has found himself in a very bad situation.  He is 63 and planned on retiring this year from an electrician job.  Unfortunately his wife has a large tumor (just found) that is very active...

      • Hp and Amazon
        2

        Hp and Amazon

        5 years ago

        I haven't been on quite so much lately - have I missed an announcement (that I can't find) about the Amazon program through HP?  Where HP would be responsible for paying us instead of Amazon?Has that program...

      • google analytics and strange visitors
        11

        google analytics and strange visitors

        5 years ago

        I was sitting here, playing with the new version of analytics where it shows the real time visitors with a map of their locations when suddenly a new visitor to my hubs showed up.It showed someone from the eastern US...

      • A constant sea of blue arrows?
        13

        A constant sea of blue arrows?

        5 years ago

        I don't get it.  Every day, every single day, I have a virtual sea of blue arrows on my hubs.  Right now, I show 22 blue arrows and 2 red ones.  Almost all on the bottom hubs - those hubs getting 5 or...

      • Amazon goes berserk!
        23

        Amazon goes berserk!

        5 years ago

        OK, Christmas is gone, and I expect Amazon sales to die for a while.  Had a great month (best ever) last month at around 90 sales and earned $170, but don't expect much more for a couple of months.So yesterday,...

      • Afghanistan woman pardoned
        11

        Afghanistan woman pardoned

        5 years ago

        Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12 year prison sentence for sex outside marriage.  For being the victim of rape.Her sentence was forgiven after she agreed to marry her...

      • Offensive comment and reply
        70

        Offensive comment and reply

        5 years ago

        Well, I got my first nasty comment today; the question is how to respond.  The comment is on a hub about personal integrity and morality standards going down hill.Comment:wilderness probably got beat up as a child...

      • Can we beat out Youtube?
        9

        Can we beat out Youtube?

        5 years ago

        I recently made a minor change in keywords on a hub that resulted in doubling its traffic and decided to look at all my better hubs and with that thought in mind cranked up the title tuner.The very first hub showed I...

      • Backlink of the year!!
        7

        Backlink of the year!!

        5 years ago

        Fooling around in WMT today I found a backlink to one of my sales hubs on buying an air compressor for your workshop.  It is a long paragraph, followed by a link to my hub.  Some choice quotes from...

      • Hub of the day results !!??
        16

        Hub of the day results !!??

        5 years ago

        When I checked my stats this morning one hub, written a few days ago, was showing 66 views instead of the expected 5 or 6 as it tapered off from the initial surge of hubbers checking it out.  It also had several...

      • About those big Drano ads...
        8

        About those big Drano ads...

        5 years ago

        September saw a truly awesome earnings and CPM from HPads, and (Jason?) commented once that a part of the reason was those giant, colorful Drano ads that no one liked.As of October 1 CPM has dropped 50%, along with a...

      • Load time on HubPages
        18

        Load time on HubPages

        5 years ago

        Playing around with webmaster tools, I find that my hubs are loading in a little over 5 seconds and that 77% of sites load faster - this doesn't sound good, but I don't really know if it's a problem or not.I realize...

      • Is God Omniscent?
        51

        Is God Omniscent?

        5 years ago

        The question is intended for the believers out there in hubberland and I offer the following thoughts for your consideration:From Dictionary.com:"om·nis·cient   [om-nish-uhnt] Show IPAadjective1.having...

      • What is "Human"?
        13

        What is "Human"?

        5 years ago

        Given that we are biologically Homo Sapiens, can you give a definition of "human"?  One that we can test for to see if current or future animals (or even ET one day perhaps) deserve the label of human and...

      • An odd hub score!
        20

        An odd hub score!

        5 years ago

        Looking at my stats just now a new hub has popped into top spot in hub score.  One of my very early ones.In 15 months it has collected 368 views, or less that one per day.  I don't think it has ever had a...

      • HPads and CPM
        10

        HPads and CPM

        5 years ago

        With increasing traffic I've found the income from HPads also rising, but it appears that the CPM has risen as well.  Yesterday that number was more than doubled when compared to the first half of this month. ...

      • A New Source of Traffic
        3

        A New Source of Traffic

        5 years ago

        I asked this is the forum that is now closed, but no one got a chance to respond, so here it is again.I am now seeing a considerable amount of traffic from my subdomain, second only to google.com.  Is this from...

      • I've Crossed Over!
        23

        I've Crossed Over!

        5 years ago

        No, I'm not speaking from the grave, or even in the wrong forum.I finally crossed that 100,000 view mark!  It took longer than I liked, but is still possible post-panda.Take heart, fellow hubbers; goals can still...

      • Are foreign translations considered a duplicate?
        13

        Are foreign translations considered a duplicate?

        5 years ago

        I've received an email through HP requesting permission to translate a hub into Turkish and post it.  I am inclined to grant permission (the hub gets little traffic in any case) if a backlink is provided.Would such...

      • Following a Forum
        13

        Following a Forum

        5 years ago

        Does anyone else out there hate the new methodology of following a forum?I turn on the "following forums I post to" button and my email fills with hundreds of messages.  No way can I search through them...

      • Alabama Joins the Effort to End Illegal Immigration
        6

        Alabama Joins the Effort to End Illegal Immigration

        5 years ago

        Alabama has joined the ranks of states trying to clean their state of illegal aliens.http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld … 4688.storySome of the more interesting facts:Alabama has an hispanic population of...

      • I'm Rich, or Just how stupid can people be?
        17

        I'm Rich, or Just how stupid can people be?

        5 years ago

        I just got an email from Robert Mueller I11, FBI director which states that the President, FBI, Finance Minister, the Senators, House of Representatives and The Central Bank Governor all had a meeting and decided that I...

      • A new accolade!
        10

        A new accolade!

        5 years ago

        This morning I got an email from HP and sure enough there is now a 1 year accolade on my profile.  Doesn't seem possible.It's been a lot of fun (and work!).  Many thanks to those here that have helped a noob...

      • A change in traffic strategy
        10

        A change in traffic strategy

        5 years ago

        OK, it's been nearly 2 months since Panda and my weekly emails from HP have shown a steadily decreasing volume of traffic (although the adsense graphs don't always agree).  It's time for a change of strategy.I've...

      • Suspicious clicks
        3

        Suspicious clicks

        6 years ago

        Today I checked my account when I got home and had 0 clicks.  After dinner I sat down to look at the forums and found 16 clicks - to put that in perspective my total for the month was only 26 up until then. ...

      • A streak of cruelty at HubPages
        22

        A streak of cruelty at HubPages

        6 years ago

        Sadly, it is true.  Consider:Yesterday evening I signed up for the new HP ad program.  This morning I logged on and took a quick look before heading to work and found I had already made money! ...

      • Getting rid of spam and substandard hubs
        83

        Getting rid of spam and substandard hubs

        6 years ago

        Along with the Google effect lately I've seen a lot of forum posts about spam, and every time I hub hop it is obvious that there is a lot submitted here of both spam and simply substandard hubs.I would suggest that the...

      • Slide show views
        3

        Slide show views

        6 years ago

        The slide show views, both 1 day and ever, constantly come and go on my stats page with no seeming rhyme or reason.  This happens several times a day.  (Using FF)Does anyone else have this problem?

      • HubPages traffic stats question
        7

        HubPages traffic stats question

        6 years ago

        For several months now my HP traffic has run about 1/3 of google.com traffic.Yesterday I had a good traffic day but noticed that hp traffic was equal to the google figure - the figure for HP more than doubled it's...

      • New nomination
        7

        New nomination

        6 years ago

        I got an email today that one of my hubs has been nominated for the "top of the class" contest in the student section of HP.I never even knew there was a student section!  I guess I'll have to break out...

      • Did somebody push the "buy" button?
        10

        Did somebody push the "buy" button?

        6 years ago

        Along with most of us, my January stats were pathetic and it was a little disheartening to see them.Then came Feb. 1 and somebody apparently pushed that big BUY button!  Traffic is good, my CTR is up, CPC is up and...

      • Interesting hub comment
        12

        Interesting hub comment

        6 years ago

        I just received a new comment on my hub on how to fix a broken door frame:"idk this was so not helpful at all like i need info i am trying to break into peoples houses here and get money to make my living"You...

      • It finally happened
        52

        It finally happened

        6 years ago

        I've seen many posts about thieves stealing the work of various hubbers; it finally happened to me.  Someone operating a site on air compressors visited my hub on compressors and left the following comment 3 hours...

      • Did I win or lose?
        4

        Did I win or lose?

        6 years ago

        HubPages has been good to me.  Although it hasn't been nearly a year here yet, I made payout some months ago and haven't seen a clickless day since October.  The holiday season was very good with super Amazon...

      • Is gambling addiction a bad subject?
        9

        Is gambling addiction a bad subject?

        6 years ago

        For the first time I am attempting a hub that may run afoul of prohibited subjects.  I wish to write a hub about gambling addiction; is either gambling or addiction a forbidden topic that is likely to trip the...

      • Amazon affiliate code
        12

        Amazon affiliate code

        6 years ago

        I recently opened a second HP account and, following directions from HP, signed it up for Amazon.  Eventually I made one sale (for $100, darnit!) and found that it was credited to a totally separate Amazon account...

      • TSA failure
        8

        TSA failure

        6 years ago

        On the radio the other day the new announcer indicated that the TSA has released the previously closely guarded information the in the past 78% of the test cases used (knives, guns, explosives etc) were failures. ...

      • Suggestions for computer clean up?
        17

        Suggestions for computer clean up?

        6 years ago

        My wife continually visits sites that load junk onto her computer and it is so loaded with garbage it is nearly unusable.  We would strip the drive of everything and re-load the OS but can't find the original...

      • Trouble with RSS feeds
        16

        Trouble with RSS feeds

        6 years ago

        A while back someone posted another method of using tags to make RSS feeds, and today I tried it out on 3 different hubs.  The format used was: ht tp://hubpages.com/author/authors name/tag/latest?rssand it gives a...

      • Connotative values on Amazon hubs
        17

        Connotative values on Amazon hubs

        6 years ago

        A couple of questions for you marketing psychologists out there:Given an Amazon oriented hub pushing items of various values, should they be "cheap" or "inexpensive", "economical" or some...

      • Question on multiple hubs
        9

        Question on multiple hubs

        6 years ago

        I went to set up a second account on HP yesterday and found I was required to have a second email account.  I would really like to keep just the one email for both accounts.  Is this possible somehow, or will...

      • I finally got it!
        13

        I finally got it!

        6 years ago

        My first Adsense payout finally came in today!Needless to say, I'm a little pumped, especially as I understood I should receive a week ago.  Maybe the holidays affected the mail more than I expected.

      • Thanks, Mr. President
        28

        Thanks, Mr. President

        6 years ago

        for my new health care plan.  My wife and I have maintained her cobra insurance for the two of us for months since she was laid off, but it is coming to an end this year.When my own company had their open...

      • First payout earned!!!
        24

        First payout earned!!!

        6 years ago

        I had hoped to make my first payout this month, but realized it was a stretch as I would have to once more double the previous month's earnings.  I went to bed needing only a few more dollars and hoped to make it...

      • Multiple analytics channels
        3

        Multiple analytics channels

        6 years ago

        A month or so ago, I decided to use Xomba as a source of backlinks to my hubs and have been slowly bookmarking all my hubs there, and wrote one short article as well.I am beginning to see a few adsense clicks from...

      • First payout doesn't look good
        36

        First payout doesn't look good

        6 years ago

        I had hoped to make my first Adsense payout this month - if I could once more double the previous months earnings it would happen, and I've seen that or more every month since beginning to write.Unfortunately, the past...

      • Does Adsense "Hold" Clicks?
        4

        Does Adsense "Hold" Clicks?

        6 years ago

        Yesterday was a great traffic day for me, at about 250% of normal.  Unfortunately, my CTR was way down as was earnings (earnings about 50% of normal)Today traffic is on the low side, although not too bad.  The...

      • Composite, or index hub
        4

        Composite, or index hub

        6 years ago

        I'm trying to consolidate 4 different hubs onto one "index" hub, basically a hub just to send readers to other hubs of mine on the same basic topic.  See http://hubpages.com/hub/a-comprehensive …...

      • Google not indexing
        17

        Google not indexing

        6 years ago

        I seem to be having some real trouble with getting some hubs indexed, and don't understand why.  Out of 75 hubs, 13 are now not indexed, dating back to 5-24.  I realize that hubs will index and de-index, but...

      • Adsense vs Analytics
        4

        Adsense vs Analytics

        6 years ago

        While I have had a few clicks in the past that pay nothing according to adsense and/or analytics, I am now getting nearly a click a day (that's a lot considering my meager number of clicks to start with!) that shows up...

      • Woo Hoo!  10,000 views!
        33

        Woo Hoo! 10,000 views!

        6 years ago

        A long awaited moment - the 10,000 view mark is broken today.  It broke hard, too, with at least an extra 100 views.  A good day!

      • Dead spiders?
        8

        Dead spiders?

        6 years ago

        I now have 10 hubs, published from 8-27 to yesterday, that have not been indexed.  A little checking also found 3 more that I changed the title on 2 weeks ago that still show the old title in a google search.Have...

      • A new type of hub for me
        2

        A new type of hub for me

        6 years ago

        Inspired by a hub from SteveoMc I have tried a different type of hub for me.  I doubt it will ever make anything, but it was fun to write anyway.  Critique, anyone?  I thought of adding an Amazon capsule...

      • I need a computer GURU - Help!
        14

        I need a computer GURU - Help!

        6 years ago

        I spent most of yesterday working on my wife's laptop with no success.She has a Compac Presario running Vista, and we use a Belkin wireless router coupled with a wireless modem via a lan cable for internet.  She...

      • Click values
        15

        Click values

        6 years ago

        While I'm now getting enough clicks to keep me happy (most of the time, anyway ) the value of the clicks seems low to me.  While I've had a few of around a dollar, the vast majority of my clicks are under .40 and a...

      • It's been a great day!
        19

        It's been a great day!

        6 years ago

        It sure has, too.  I crossed 100 followers today, and found as well that my Amazon has reached payout (at least the $10 level) for the first time since writing my first serious hub on June 6th.  I didn't even...

      • Who's playing games with the traffic?
        11

        Who's playing games with the traffic?

        6 years ago

        All right, look.  Like most of us, my traffic falls some on the weekends, but today, on Sunday no less, it is the highest I've seen yet.  Not only that, but after deducting for HP traffic I'm showing a 5%...

      • A first time book review
        18

        A first time book review

        6 years ago

        Hi hubbers:I've just published my first (and probably only) book review and would appreciate someone tearing it apart for me.In particular, does it need additional book information about the contents, and should I use...

      • First Amazon earnings!
        9

        First Amazon earnings!

        6 years ago

        It was a good day yesterday - I had my first Amazon sale.  Not from one of my ads, but a sale for $5, netting me a whole $.20.  It's definitely a start, and exciting.And my traffic yesterday set a record for...

      • Public sermon
        12

        Public sermon

        6 years ago

        Over the weekend I attended a rodeo in Nampa, Idaho.  After a couple of introductory acts the indoor arena was darkened and the PA system announced the Star Spangled Banner.It was a beautiful sight in that dark...

      • Anyone else not getting indexed by Google?
        80

        Anyone else not getting indexed by Google?

        6 years ago

        I now have 11 hubs that are not indexed by google - nothing published since July 12 (the last one was published on the 9th and indexed yesterday).  Normally I've seen then set up with 24 hours, occasionally in 48,...

      • Similar hubs
        7

        Similar hubs

        6 years ago

        I just now checked the indexing of one of my hubs and found that google has cached it with a "similar" notation.It has a very similar name to an older hub on HP.  Although of radically different content...

      • I need an analytics guru!
        27

        I need an analytics guru!

        6 years ago

        I have diligently watch my adsense and analytics charts and graphs for over a month now, trying to get a clue that I was doing something right.  Today I actually found I made money in June - my first real month of...

      • Yet Another Take on Arizona Immigration Law
        9

        Yet Another Take on Arizona Immigration Law

        6 years ago

        I saw a short blurb in the newspaper that there are now 7 lawsuits filed against the Arizona immigration law.  The interesting part was that one of the suits was filed by a police officer because, according to his...

      • How many Amazon capsules can go in one hub?
        4

        How many Amazon capsules can go in one hub?

        6 years ago

        I've just written an unpublished hub with 8 Amazon capsules in it - is that OK?  The closest I can come to an answer is that we can only link to 2 commercial sites, which Amazon certainly is, but does the rule...

      • Can I insert or link to a google ad?
        8

        Can I insert or link to a google ad?

        6 years ago

        Now that I've written my last hub (a product review designed for Amazon) I find that Amazon no longer carries the product!It is still available elsewhere, though, and I wonder if I can insert a particular google ad or a...

      • Will google change search parameters?
        3

        Will google change search parameters?

        6 years ago

        When google searches for a string, will it make any changes at all to the string of words?  Will it re-order them to fit an article?  Make singular words plural, or plural into singular?  Add prefixes or...

      • Amazon ad placement
        19

        Amazon ad placement

        6 years ago

        I always use Amazon ads as I figure the more advertising the better to a point.  Placement is questionable, though.  I'm not real happy with a string of ads flushed to the right, although that's what I nearly...

      • Insanity rules in the Muslim world?
        28

        Insanity rules in the Muslim world?

        6 years ago

        Yesterday in Banja Luka, Bosnia the Serb Democcratic Party honored its founder, Radovan Kradzic on the 20th anniversary of the party's founding, stating that it is not ashamed of its past.Today marks the 15 anniversary...

      • Racial profiling in Arizona?
        49

        Racial profiling in Arizona?

        6 years ago

        I see there have now been 7 lawsuits filed against the Arizona immigration law.  The latest one includes as a plaintiff the League of United Latin American Citizens and complains that the training materials for the...

      • Questionable hub appearance
        30

        Questionable hub appearance

        6 years ago

        I have written all my hubs with my font size set to 22 and wonder now that with a more normal size they will not have the neat appearance that I designed into them.Can I get a few opinions on the appearance of this hub,...

      • What font size do you use on your browser?
        5

        What font size do you use on your browser?

        6 years ago

        I think I may have a problem with my display settings.  I use firefox for my browser and have set my font size to 22, which is comfortable for my decrepit eyes.  I have also designed all my hubs visually...

      • Increase in traffic
        3

        Increase in traffic

        6 years ago

        A little while ago I noticed that one of my 22 hubs, some 2 weeks old, had not received even one google view and that I had 11 of the 22 with no views for the day.I went through all 22 and changed the summary on many of...

      • hubtrail capstone
        29

        hubtrail capstone

        6 years ago

        I am writing a hub on travel in Idaho, but am unsure as how to tie it into the hubtrails program.  In particular, the idea of a capstone - one place says use it on the first one I write, another says don't use it,...

      • backlinks coincidence?
        10

        backlinks coincidence?

        6 years ago

        Yesterday I opened an account with stumbleupon and posted a link on one of my poorer performing hubs.  Now, less than 24 hours later the traffic to that hub shows 22 in 24 hours with a total of 64...

      • And the illegal alien saga continues
        51

        And the illegal alien saga continues

        6 years ago

        Two articles in my morning paper:Fremont Nebraska has enacted a law banning the hiring or renting (homes) to illegal aliens.  They have a large increase of illegals in the last 20 years, mostly because of Freemont...

      • A newbie report
        26

        A newbie report

        6 years ago

        Everybody is posting goals, but they are way, way beyond me.  I've only been hubbing for about 2 weeks (though I wrote two pitiful ones before that and posted a little in the forums) but the results really excite...

      • Too many hub categories
        12

        Too many hub categories

        6 years ago

        I keep a notepad beside my keyboard and jot down thoughts for a possible new hub as I think of them.  When I (finally) decide to write I have a list of ideas and just go through and choose what looks interesting at...

      • New finds of ancient Americans?
        44

        New finds of ancient Americans?

        6 years ago

        My local paper this morning has an article on possible evidence of early American life.  Seems that an archeologist by the name of David Jenkins previously found fossilized excrement with human proteins and/or DNA...

      • Hub size question from a newbie
        9

        Hub size question from a newbie

        6 years ago

        I recently built a hub about a home renovation project; when I started it seemed simple enough, but it grew and grew to the point I finally split it up into two hubs, part 1 and part 2.  One with 1500 words and one...

      • An effort with keywords
        9

        An effort with keywords

        6 years ago

        I finally wrote a hub with, I hope, some reasonable keywords. Gonna make a kajillion $$! Did my research on google and picked those that were common as well as those with little usage but high traffic (not many of...

      • Help with error messages on links
        10

        Help with error messages on links

        6 years ago

        I just published two new hubs, with a link in each connecting to the other (part 1 and part 2).  I get an error message on those links, but they work fine for me.  I inserted the links before either hub was...

      • Putting photos in a hub
        18

        Putting photos in a hub

        6 years ago

        Help!  I'm trying to add photos (from a camera at about 500K) to my hub.  I have 2 text fields and want pics at top, middle and bottom.  Sometimes I can get 1 photo to load, sometimes not.  I have...

      • Is God omniscient?
        94

        Is God omniscient?

        6 years ago

        Spefically, does God know all the details of the future?  Could He, if He wished, write a book detailing every action of my unborn child from conception to final judgement?  The implications for free will seem...

      • What does "human" mean?
        7

        What does "human" mean?

        6 years ago

        In a discussion the other day with friends about abortion the question was raised "what is human"?  Can someone here give me a reasonable, testable definition of what it means to be human?  Hitler...

      • For the puzzlers out there
        23

        For the puzzlers out there

        6 years ago

        Given: 12 coins, one of which is counterfeit and of a very slightly different weight.  One set of the old fashioned scales; the kind with a pan on each side to put weight on and compare to a weight on the other...

      • Noah and the Flood - What REALLY Happened
        69

        Noah and the Flood - What REALLY Happened

        6 years ago

        I've always been intrigued with the biblical story of Noah and the ark, so I thought I would examine what might have happened at that time.First of all, some assumptions were necessary.  In the immortal words of...

      • Laura Silsby Back Home.  Was Her Sentence Reasonable?
        11

        Laura Silsby Back Home. Was Her Sentence Reasonable?

        6 years ago

        Just on the news is that Laura Silsby is finally home.  Not sure how much of this was in the national news, but Silsby was the leader of a group that went to Haiti, collect some 33 children and tried to take them...

      • Labor Unions - Bane or Boon In Today's World?
        34

        Labor Unions - Bane or Boon In Today's World?

        6 years ago

        I believe that labor unions were a virtual necessity in years past - they helped correct deplorable and disgusting conditions in the workplace.  But are they necessary, or even desirable, in modern America?There is...

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