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FIXED: "Please use more spaces" message when Hub title/URL used

  1. heidimedina profile image59
    heidimedinaposted 4 years ago

    For a week now, when I try to post a new hub, I keep getting error messages about my title.  The first one says I need to "Please specify a web address for your Hub." and the second one "Please use more spaces in the title of your Hub."  I have posted hubs before and am doing it correctly, so I'm not sure what the issue is but nothing I do is fixing the problem.  I have refresh, cleared my browser history and restarted my computer.  Please help.

    I'ved tried posting the title in all these ways to solve the problem, none of them work:

    "Common Substitutes for Commonly Used Ingredients"
    "http://heidimedina.hubpages.com/Common Substitutes for Commonly Used Ingredients/"
    ""http://heidimedina.hubpages.com/CommonSubstitutesforCommonlyUsedIngredients/"
    "http://heidimedina.hubpages.com/Common-Substitutes-for-Commonly-Used-Ingredients/"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Do not use spaces in url. Use dashes instead.

      Do not use slash at end of url.

      smile

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
      We normally display a warning that the URL/Title is already in use.
      As many have said, this is a bug in messaging when a URL/Title exists with the same name.

      This has been sent to our engineering team to be addressed.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think we may still have some related issues with duplicate Hub titles, but I think this specific one is resolved.
      Please post if you witness the contrary.

  2. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    Here's the URL for the Learning Center guide that walks you through making a title.

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/title-category-tags

    1. heidimedina profile image59
      heidimedinaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've posted and made titles before.  That isn't the problem, seems to be a technical issue.  I just tried all the options in an attempt to get something to work.

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    Try cleaning/emptying your cache, history and restart......hmm

    1. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      She already did that. See her OP.

  4. Sally's Trove profile image98
    Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago

    I noticed something odd in your URLs for a couple of your hubs:

    http://heidimedina.hubpages.com/hub/htt … he-Old-Way

    I've never seen this construct for an HP URL. Is it possible that the "httpheidimedinahubpagescomhub-" part of the URL is causing the trouble, that is, if it is a part of the URL of the hub you are wanting to publish but can't? (Just taking stabs in the dark here.)

    1. Aficionada profile image95
      Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I remember a similar glitch some months ago; it may actually have taken place at the time of the switchover to subdomains.  The entire URL was repeated within the URL by accident (if I recall correctly), and I am fairly certain that it was an HP error and not something that any one of us had done.

      I hope this is noticed and corrected soon, heidimedina; and I also hope you will come up with a Hub of Possible Substitutes for Uncommon Ingredients!  Those are the ones I can never find.  big_smile

      1. heidimedina profile image59
        heidimedinaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Aficionada, I'll attempt that topic just for you.  In some cases there just is not a substitute but usually one can find something.

      2. Sally's Trove profile image98
        Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You are right! I forgot about that fallout from going to subdomains. That was pretty messy. smile

  5. heidimedina profile image59
    heidimedinaposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the advice everyone.  It looks like we have a cure for the problem.  It was kicking those messages because the title was the same as another hub.  Instead of sending out an error message saying that, it sent out the other two.  Hopefully this will help anyone else who happens to get into this situation smile

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