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Hide and modify your own activity.

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    I have a suggestion.
    The ability to hide your recent activity on different levels.
    1. Share with only followers.
    2. Share publicly.
    3. Make my recent activity private.

    Also another related feature. The ability to remove your own comments and or entries anywhere they are on the site.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What's the point?
      Aren't we here to attract readers? If you are posting private things, this is the wrong place.

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        What I can not figure is why all the places you comment on HP is relevent to readership. Your hub content is all they should be concerned with. In my initial study of the Hummingbird system and how html gets read by crawlers, they follow links from your hub to your profile. Everywhere you act on HP is in your profile under recent activity and therefore in your profiles HTML and if so the crawlers are following those links and if they rank low your Hubs score cards are getting less than they deserve just because of the HTML chain that connects your hub to you to your activity and then to all those other hubs, forums and questions.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You have the option of not replying to anything-- other than that, I would refer you to the comment of relache, above.

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If you can't say it in public, and own that you said it, you shouldn't say it in the first place. 

      There actually is a editing/deletion timeframe, during which you can change or remove comments, and IMO that's more than adequate.

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        We are all fallible and those that claim not are full of it. Maybe you are right but lets face it. Nearly every other site with a forum feature allows you to self moderate after the fact. There is a such thing as regret the next day.

        1. relache profile image85
          relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          And as I pointed out, you can edit and delete your comments on this site.  But not if you wait a day.

    3. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are forgetting that this is not a social network. The features you are requesting sound like those from Facebook.

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If i could direct your attention to the bottom of the page you will see ning glam social. This site was created with social networking tools.

        1. relache profile image85
          relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          No, it wasn't.  That stuff only appeared about a year ago.  It's just a veneer.

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            epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Glam redesigned the platform for the site. This is one thing I'm sick of. You comment an argument to whatever I write. Why would HP just put a social networking companies logo on their site? You don't need to be like this towards everything I say. You do this all the time to me. Seriously.

            1. relache profile image85
              relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sharing the knowledge and experience I have as someone who has been on this site since it was in beta test mode and who has participated in the testing if nearly every new feature that's been invented over the last seven years. 

              If you don't like that, that's your choice.

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                epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                And that knowledge and experience would be received better if you did not present it in such a bossy way.

            2. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this
            3. Cardisa profile image92
              Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Why do you take offense to what Relache said? She is hardly ever incorrect. She is probably the longest non-staff member here. She knows more about this site than most of the newer staff members. Many hubbers have come and gone and left her here and I suspect by the looks of it many more will come and leave her here.

              I know that sometimes she can sound a little stern but that is Relache for you. Why not take the message from the messenger?

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                You are incorrect.  We have it from the horse's mouth (http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118143#post2492505) that HP was created with social networking tools before those tools existed.  And then redesigned as a social site a couple of years ago, with no one noticing any difference (http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118143#post2492519).

                And if you're interested, I have some ocean front property in Arizona for sale...

                1. Cardisa profile image92
                  Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Wilderness you're confusing me. Who's incorrect and what horses mouth? This thread is giving me a headache. Was I incorrect? Were you replying to me?

                  1. wilderness profile image95
                    wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Didn't you follow the links?

                    I must admit to a little sarcasm here.  Just a tiny bit, you understand!  Check the links and all will (hopefully) be made clear.

        2. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          For those who don't know what NING is, they are not only a social network building tool, they offer server services as well. Hubpages is using them to host their site. Hubpages was not built with NING, they just host the site there.

    4. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      By the way you do have the right to make suggestions, old hubber or new hubber everyone has that right. HP may not go along with it and very likely they won’t. No one should have made you feel bad about the suggestions you made. Kindness can always be used when answering you back but often is not used on the forums.

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        jasonstover9posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Ya, I sort of noticed that too.

    5. cheaptrick profile image73
      cheaptrickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'll take 3...cause I hate jail...especially when that Big hairy guy is in there...he likes me way to much...

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Because?

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      epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Part one of my suggestions the 3 part one, is due to HTML relationship and our hubs. Part two is because sometimes we may comment on a hub and realize later that we don't really agree with what we wrote.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Shame.

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Most of the forums I am on don't allow it.  You can edit your posts.  That is more than sufficient IMHO.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    There is but one simple answer, and you won't like it:  if you want things to stay private, then stay off the Internet altogether.  That's the only surefire way to keep things you want to say private.  Oh, and better stay off the cell phone, as well; those aren't so private anymore, either.

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    When you post a comment on a hub while you are logged in, the profile link is only visible to other logged in users.  This was a recent change made by HP to reduce the number of links on a page.  Search engine bots do not have logged in status, so when they crawl a hub, they do not crawl the profiles of users who commented on that hub.

    Most people who visit this site aren't users.  If a visitor is reading a hub that you left a comment on, they can't click any link to your profile, and chances are they won't bother doing a site search for your username to find out more about you and read up on your latest site activities. 

    In your other thread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118141 you said "I can not help but feel that it sets the tone for a lot of bad assumptions regarding me, from those hubbers and witnesses."  Most visitors' impressions of you will be based on your hubs, not comments you make.  If you want to create a good impression, write hubs that are factually accurate and contain information people are looking for, and follow the rules of grammar and spelling so that your readers consider you an intelligent and reliable source of information.

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    I run two gaming forum communities online. They both show Google and bing bot as registered users. They do not appear on public user lists but are registered. When they are crawling they show up as a user online now. Not a guest.

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    You expect something different?  You really think that an old, known, respected and almost always correct hubber will be shunted aside for unsupported opinions from a nube that has a chip a mile high on their shoulder and attacks anyone that provides historical facts?

    Doesn't work that way in my world.  And it's why my posts for the first year were questions, not a pile of suggestions that the site be reworked to specifications I liked better. Quote from wilderness

    You are very clever wilderness. This tactic used for all that do not know is when you make a blanket statement designed to discredit anything that the person you are trying to argue with does. Stating that I make a bunch of suggestions to change the site to my liking is like me saying you write a bunch of hubs that can not decide if they want to be DIY, google key word heavy, or general social arguments and political banter. Its like you are trying to say you are better than me because you just wrote questions in your first year. You also clearly know that making the 9th reply to a single reply is the final reply  that can be made. So your comment can stand undisputed. I do not have a chip on my shoulder. Clearly that is what people will think because you implant that idea now. Very well played. And once again your hub score is well above mine. As is the scores of everyone who posed arguments against me. Either I am a fortune teller or correct in my beliefs about the type of people who frequent this site and in a way represent it.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You didn't ask, but I'll answer anyway.  Allow me, please, to correct the misinformation you have given here about the 9th reply being the last one possible. 

      See, if you will push that "chronological" button in the upper right of the screen, you can still reply to the post.  You can verify the number of replies by following the mini-thread leading to http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/117810#post2489610

      No evil motives, disallowing you to reply after all!

      Maybe the hubber score is higher because I've been around longer.  I've written lots more hubs, I've learned what HP wants in the hubs and write accordingly, I've made more forum post, helped more people (like telling them how to reply to a forum post) and provided more feedback to HP.  Much is possible in a long life on any site, but it is difficult to learn all the ins and outs in a short time.  Give it a couple of years - you'll learn.  If you don't piss off all the elder hubbers that can help you, anyway.

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    Ok, here is the deal. I am going to hereby apologize publicly to everyone. Anyone that it applies to I am sorry. I will be setting everything back at start here and now. I will be applying advice and only commenting where I know what I am talking about. I was very stressed out today when a few things happened in the real world and was basically looking for trouble. I will be writing several hubs about my problems today and how they were resolved. I also was bumming about very low traffic on two of my hubs. All the rest get a lot of views a day. But those two were stubborn. And they are gone as a result.
    I am asking everyone including wilderness, relache, and cardissa for your forgiveness and a clean slate.
    Please do not hesitate to give me advice in the future and help me become half the hubber you all are. You realy are very bright people.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We all have a bad day.  You have a great evening and a better day tomorrow. smile

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        epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        thanks, you too.

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          jasonstover9posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          nice job jen. You really know how to make a mess of a forum. You did better than usual this time, at least you did not start name calling like last time. Good job with the apology.

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            epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            ya, ya jason I hear you. LOL I did make a rather large mess. But I dont think anyone took it personal this time.

 
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