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RESOLVED: Capsules Re-Arranged?

  1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
    Everyday Miraclesposted 2 years ago

    My Pregnancy Now Hubpages Account has been hit hard over the past few days between criticism regarding my writing health-related hubs in the first place to plummeting traffic and hub score (typical over the weekend, but not to this extent!).

    Today, I published a new hub on that account, and when I went to check on it a few minutes ago, I discovered several empty left-hand capsules on the bottom of the hub, below the comments.

    I've just had to manually re-arrange the entire hub, which would have been easier if I could either drag and move the comments via the "organize your content" section of the hub tool, or if I could move the comments instead of having to move everything around the comments.

    The hub didn't look like this when I published it, so I'm assuming that this was an insane technical glitch. This hub hadn't yet passed Quality Assessment, so here's hoping that this didn't damage its chances of doing so!

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If the capsules were empty, then they wouldn't show to a visitor.  I didn't think it was possible to have a capsule underneath the comments.

      Anyway, if you edited it, that started the clock over again for QAP.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Couldn't you just delete all the capsules below the comments?   I went to edit an existing Hub today and found four empty Amazon capsules sitting there.   I can't swear they weren't there before but it is a funny coincidence.

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
        Everyday Miraclesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        They rearranged capsules weren't empty. What happened was that I had left-aligned capsules with some right-aligned capsules beside them. When the left-aligned capsules moved below the comments, that space appeared empty on the hub.

        Deleting them would have been more time consuming with copying and pasting. This was just a very annoying glitch that affected the time it took to get the hub featured and scored.

    3. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Can I ask what you got in trouble for with your articles? The majority of my articles are health based and I've rarely had issues. Yours seem very in depth, informed and include a disclaimer. Following you!

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
        Everyday Miraclesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        A handful of people here on Hubpages have been critical of my writing health-related articles because I don't have a medical degree. Each hub has always contained some kind of a disclaimer, and I've always referred readers to their own doctors if they have concerns about their health. In fact, it's safe to say that if I didn't have a disclaimer, people wouldn't know that I'm not a doctor or a midwife!

        The fact is that anybody on hubages could, at any time, claim to be a doctor or a nurse, and there's no fact-checking done to ensure that person is who and what they say they are. It's fraud, and it could land you in a lot of trouble.

        When all the drama started (over a minor asking me how to become pregnant, and I came to the forums asking what I should do about this issue), I edited several of my hubs. The traffic (and the hub scores) have dropped like a stone since editing. It's probably going to take a few weeks for me to regain that traffic. Fortunately, revenue hasn't been touched. Apparently it's unedited hubs that are earning the most for me right now.

        It's not Hubpages itself -- the staff -- but the users who have been making my life difficult and inferring that I shouldn't write health-related (pregnancy-related) hubs because I'm not a professional in the field. It scares me that when it comes time to write about the birth process, I'm going to catch a lot of flak because I favor unassisted home birth. Fortunately for my readers, I try to leave my opinions out of what I write and reference only facts. That's why so many people get upset when I say that you can't have a menstrual cycle when you're pregnant. This is a fact. If I used anecdotal evidence, I'd be passing on the information that it's common to have a period while you're pregnant.

        I'm still editing the necessary hubs to explain alternate reasons why women bleed during pregnancy and that it's not the same as having a menstrual period or a menstrual cycle.

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear about the issue editing your Hub.
      We are unaware of any issues that would result in movement of capsules within a Hub.

      You can re-arrange the capsules in the HubTool in a desktop browser using the "Organize Your Content" section on the right of the HubTool.
      Click and drag each capsules to move the placement.

      There could be an issue with your browser, so these steps may help as well.
      Please let us know if you have any further issues.

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
        Everyday Miraclesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I was able to rearrange the capsules, Matthew. It would have been much easier, however, if I could just drag and drop the comments capsule to below the content, where it was originally.

        This is the only time I've ever experienced this error, and it's not happened since, either (I keep checking). My guess is that it was a one-off glitch that probably won't happen again.