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Hub Pages Shutting Down For Maintenance.

  1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Found message when editing a hub.
    Scheduled Maintenance

    HubPages will be entering a scheduled maintenance window in about 13 minutes. Once it begins, the maintenance is expected to require 10 minutes to complete. During this time the site may be completely unavailable.
    We strongly encourage you to complete all of your Hub edits and exit the HubTool before maintenance begins

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      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. HP does it's best to get this notice posted before they start any of the maintenance. I hate when it happens when I'm on a roll writing a new hub, but I save it without publishing and go back to it later.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I write everything in MS Word, so I never get stuck with this problem. When I'm done, after running a spell check, then I start a new hub and copy and paste everything into capsules. You can be more creative when working offline.

        1. Lionrhod profile image94
          Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well that's fantabulous. WHILE you're on the offline part of writing. I never write an article online. It's while I'm trying to PUT it online that this can be a problem.

          No disrespect meant, but MOST of us are smart enough to write offline then bring it online. I don't think that's what was being addressed.

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Ive never written offline first. There are several layers that make up the lasagna that is HPs. There's the bubbly cheese layer who make a living from their writing efforts. There's the noodle layer, which are the folks with great writing skills who add to the solidity of our incredible recipe, then there's my peeps. We are the stuff you can only get off the pan with an s.o.s pad, and even then, only after soaking the dish with boiling hot water.

            1. Lionrhod profile image94
              Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Everyone has their own way of doing things.

              I long ago learned that any time I was trying to post on ANY site, there was a huge chance that my computer/browser might crash and burn.

              Some sites/programs might hold and keep that info, most don't.

              Old school tech says commit it to a safe source/program that you know will save then post.

              Your results may vary.

              1. Sed-me profile image82
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Here's the thing. I learned that too... and I still post online.
                It's like when you drop the bottle of soda but open it in the car anyway.
                That's me. I'm not really ashamed of it, I just accept that I have issues and move on.

          2. Jayne Lancer profile image90
            Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Really?

            1. Lionrhod profile image94
              Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I don't think that most of us need the basic suggestion "start your article offline in a Word/type program." I tend to hope that we're all at least that smart. The question asked was regarding challenges with the site itself crashing during input and editing.

              1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
                Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                If you don't need it, simply disregard it. Glenn's intentions are always good.

              2. Sed-me profile image82
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I just told you, the crusty layer isn't.

    2. Adventuretravels profile image83
      Adventuretravelsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know why but I don't get messages from Hubpages -I have to rely on Facebook groups for information. Is there a setting I should activate somewhere?
      Thanks

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Go to your "profile > email settings" and put a checkmark for "Allow HubPages to contact you" and "Keep me up to date with HubPages news"

        1. Adventuretravels profile image83
          Adventuretravelsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Glenn

    3. Dale Hyde profile image87
      Dale Hydeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This came up in the editing tool, the warning?  I don't think I have ever run across that before, but if so, itis a great thing to those who have the tool open!

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I missed that because I was having server problems all morning and then I was out-to-lunch when they were busy here.

  2. Lionrhod profile image94
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    This MIGHT explain why I got broken pages today. Mostly they suggested the server was down, can't recall the exact message.

    IF the case is that HP is down for server repair issues and such then I HIGHLY suggest they create a message that resembles that. Yes we could be losing views meanwhile and at least giving a visitor a clue why and how soon it might be fixed is helpful.

    Seriously! This kind of message is basic webmaster 101.

  3. Lionrhod profile image94
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    It also occurs to me that since we have a menu tab for notifications, it might be polite to include server/site status notifications in that. Maybe?

  4. goatfury profile image92
    goatfuryposted 2 years ago

    Might this explain why the site has been pretty buggy of late (not loading images, slow to edit, etc)?

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I always have mine in Word first, and most of the time, products are already selected, then I save the ASIN which is all I need.

    But lately, even with doing the above first, it has taken me as long as 3 hours to get one hub done because of the bugs. This does not count towards the time I have had to replace photo images, Amazon products.

  6. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    I like finding out that something with a possible negative outcome happened and it affected me in no way whatsoever.

  7. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    I guess I am not one of  'most of us' or 'smart enough'.

    Nice to know.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Lol

      Same here.

  8. Lionrhod profile image94
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    Once again the question isn't how to save our basic info. It's about how maintenance/server issues are affecting us.

    For me the site has been bouncy and buggy all day. Maybe that's just my connection, maybe not.

    Personally I'm more interested in whether or not there is a site maintenance issue.

    If so (and if they're even capable of getting the message out) I'd be happy with a simple "hang in there, we're having site issues" message.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I would guess that the major site update is to address the major bugginess that has been going on over the last few weeks....

  9. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image85
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 2 years ago

    My response is; HubPages also has to do "housework" and what a "fun task" it is to go through and complete.

  10. brakel2 profile image88
    brakel2posted 2 years ago via iphone

    I agree with Glenn and others. Save work in word processor for moments like this when a site is being buggy. Funny thing is that the current MS Word where you have a key and then download the entire program is pretty buggy itself. The Internet sites are buggier  so I will stick with word processor. Then you can even save your work to a flash drive or external hard drive if you don't trust word processor. It's funny but realistic.

 
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