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In Case You Don't Know- (May Be Important)

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    I don't know whether the new people have looked around on the forums or not.
    To the left at the very top you'll notice it says one of two things

    1. Switch to Topical forums-This means you are on Hubpages forums and you are limited to the forums you see, switch to the Topical forums to see forums by category

    2. Switch To Hubpages forums-Means you are on the Topical forums, and where you should be

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I posted this because I'm not seeing many of the new people on the other forums

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have never seen those options show on any forums. Where are you seeing that, Deborah?

      I have limited the forums I see on the newsfeed page and in my notifications. There are some forum categories I do not wish to see.  Maybe that is why I do not see what you are referring to.

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

        On desktop, when you open 'Forums' you see 'Latest Activity'. At the top of the left sidebar is a button 'Switch to Topical Forums'.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Step By Step Instructions
        1. At the very top of the page on say, your profile..it says
        Explore, Notifications, Your Name, Start a hub
        2. Click on explore
        3. Click On forums (this is the same way you came into forums, when you posted in this thread)

        This will bring you into the forms
        On the left you'll see a list of forums (In the gray area)
        At the very top it says one of two things
        1. Switch to Topical forums-This means you are on Hubpages forums and you are limited to the forums you see, switch to the Topical forums to see forums by category

        2. Switch To Hubpages forums-Means you are on the Topical forums, and where you should be

        If you can't see the forums listed by category i.e. relationships, religion, etc
        Switch to topical forums by clicking on that choice at the top
        As Jayne said, it's to the left of the words "Latest Activity"

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
          Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Oh - Okay.  I thought you meant this info showed up on each forum thread. Yes, I am familiar with the 'explore forums' section. After over four years, I know how to navigate HubPages. In your beginning post, you just said "on the left at the very top", but did not say on which page/section, but thanks anyway for the detailed step-by-step instructions, which would help newbies.  I have had my forum feed settings for quite some time and do not have to see the radical and stress-causing forum threads, like Religion and Politics. Thanks, Deborah.

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            Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Why would you think that ? I said on the forums (not threads)
            I posted it for those who didn't know, and I had no idea how long you've been here.

            1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
              Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Because you did not really designate a page. You said, "To the left at the very top you'll notice it says one of two things" 

              No need to get in a tizzy - I did thank you for your info, which cleared up the confusion.

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                Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Since the forum defaults to the Hubpages forum, and you have to switch to the topical ones, then why would you not know what I was speaking of? I think that; If you really knew, you would have recognized what I was saying right away

  2. David Stone1 profile image66
    David Stone1posted 2 years ago

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I've shied away from the forums because I hate being exposed to so much negativity and so little constructive, helpful content. It may be true that, unless there's some pain, most stay silent, but be that as it may, I have found the forums, when I read and participate, deflating. Not what I want form community.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That will all die down eventually.   The forums go through phases - this has been a tough one.   I never look at the topical forums, because the trolls move in too often - but the non-topical section is usually a good place to hang out.   Once the current anger about the filter blows over I hope we'll return to normal.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Why is anyone angry ?
        If you mean about this thread, I was simply trying to help those who didn't know, not insult those who did
        Anyone who becomes angry over this, must have some kind of problem

        I image one reason would be that some are embarrassed about it, but there's no reason to be

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I was replying to David Stone, who said he avoids the forums due to negativity. 

          I was referring to the anger in other forum threads, not this one.   That anger is felt by ex-Squidoo members who feel HubPages has broken a promise to them, and by some Hubbers who think our current loss of traffic is all the fault of Squidoo joining (which it isn't).  It does seem to be making people excessively touchy right across all the forums.

      2. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
        Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with that, Melissa. It has been tough for a lot of people lately, but it will calm down again. When things get too far gone, as in some recent threads, people tend to forget forum etiquette and disagreements become overwhelmingly heated.

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      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I completely understand that, Dave.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    Did you find the forums Phyllis ?
    It's seems when you go into the forums, it defaults to the non-topical ones, and that's
    probably true for everyone

  4. tlcs profile image80
    tlcsposted 2 years ago

    I had forgotten that was there! Great to know I can have a view on individual categories too. Thanks Deborah Sexton.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome ! I am more than glad to help
      The forums didn't use to default to the non-topical ones.
      When I first realized what was going on, I had been in here a little while, and couldn't figure out what had happened, but I hadn't been on the forums for two years

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    I did my job

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