What happened to my little blue tip box I have become so attached to? I let me know how many words I had, if an image was not clear enough, and let me know when my hub was presentable and ready to publish.
Hi Kevin. I write all my hubs in Google Docs, which is excellent. It gives me word count and catches any spelling or grammar errors I missed. It is easy to edit and format for my hubs. Then, when I start a hub on HP it is basically ready for publication. Yet, I still like the tip box because it keeps me aware of HP standards, shows the word count (which includes captions on images, so the word count is different than my Google doc draft), lets me know when I have reached HP goals for a stellar hub, etc. Anther important thing it does is to let me know if my images are not of good resolution, so I can go back to the site I found the image and choose a higher resolution to work with, and it gives me tips to help me create a high quality hub.
I know the standard requirements for good quality on HP, but, the tip box keeps me alert -- since sometimes I am either in a hurry to publish or really tired (it takes me a good six hours or more to write and format a hub), so I check the tip box before hitting the publish button, just to assure all is well.
It could be related to your browser. What version of Firefox are you using? Does clearing your browser cache in Firefox have any effect? Make sure to check to see if there is an upgrade available for Firefox. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Diag … r-problems
Are you seeing the tips on some Hubs, but not on others? If so, can you share title and/or URLs for both?
I am sorry for the delay in responding, Matthew. My version of Firefox is 28.0. I cleared cache and updated Firefox and then my computer crashed. I have some stuff on my computer now that I did not have before and the computer is running very slowly. I have to go in and uninstall some things, but I am not sure what to uninstall yet. I have Advanced System Protector that was scanning and it is hard to get rid of because I cannot find it in my programs add/remove list. I also now have Browser Safeguard I cannot find in the list.
I have to leave for a doctor appt, so need to shut down and come back later to try and resolve this issue. Thank you for your time, Matthew.
I found out that my computer cannot take any updates for some reason. That has never been a problem before. I tried to update Firefox, got some extensions I did not need, including a Malware ( BrowserSafeGurd). I had to restore system to earlier date and computer is working well now.
Thanks for providing the specific example Hubs. Such examples can be very helpful and save time in asking follow up questions.
Now that I can see the categorization for these Hubs, I have an explanation.
The "Need some goals" section does not show for Hubs classified as poetry or for HubPages Video Hubs (where the video is hosted on HubPages). This is why your poem does not have the Goals box and the other Hub does.
Matthew was correct Phyllis. This morning I checked a new Hub which only has a title. After I read his post I entered a different Hub into edit and the box was there. My browser is Chrome - have you tried that one?
I hope it comes back, Alastar. I am not against change, for changes create challenges which I really like to work with -- challenges can help one to grow, I think. As I said to Jodah, maybe HP thinks I have progressed far enough that I do not need any tips, hahaha. I am so looking forward to the exciting thing.
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