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Add a New Category

  1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    I've searched the topic tree ( http://hubpages.com/topics/tree# ), but can't find a category for a celebrity make-up tutorial. Would it be possible to create one? It should be a sub-category of Fashion and Beauty>Make-Up and Cosmetics>

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There is an existing makeup and cosmetics category here.
      http://hubpages.com/topics/fashion-and- … etics/1353

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

        I know, but my request is for a sub-category called 'Celebrity Make-Up Tutorials'. I've just written a celebrity make-up tutorial that covers foundation, concealer, lipstick, eyeliner, false lashes, mascara etc. etc. etc. in order to create a certain look--that of a celebrity--but there's no further sub-category in which to put it. I can't list it in all sub-categories relevant to those products all at once!

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

          Jayne, what Matthew is implying but not stating plainly is that HubOages doesn't create subtopics for every single request, and there will only be a new "branch" created when here is enough material for a whole group of Hubs to exist in that grouping.  Not only that but he's not about to do the work to see if there are enough Hubs because working on random projects as users think them up and suggest them is a bad use of his time.

          I can't find the thread where it was discussed but I think they need a minimum of 20 Hubs to make a new topic branch.  I bet if you search through all the makeup Hubs and you come up with a list of 20 Hubs that both 1) fit that specific topic and 2) are Featured, then admin will consider making your subtopic.

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

            Actually, Relache, if you look at the Topic Tree I link to in my original post, you'll notice there are many categories with fewer than 20 hubs. What you may also notice is that those with fewer than 20 (0 - 19) are not linked to a topic page: a category or sub-category must have at least 20 featured hubs before it gets its own topic page: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/121239#post2583085 Perhaps that's what you're thinking of.

            As far as I can tell, categories without their own topic page, or less than 20 featured hubs, only show up when categorizing hubs in the Hub Tool and on the breadcrumb navigation at the top left of hubs, even though there is no topic page to link to.

            And what Matthew Meyer is quite clearly telling me is that there's an existing make-up and cosmetics category, which I obviously already know, because it's mentioned in my original post. He even links to it in order that I find it!

            And I did give my request some thought before starting this thread.

  2. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago
    1. Venkatachari M profile image85
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think you can put it directly under the category already mentioned by you like this: Fashion and Beauty > Makeup and Cosmetics > Celebrity Makeup Tutorial. I hope Matthew Meyer hinted like this only.

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

        Unfortunately not, Venkatachari M. There is no such category as 'Celebrity Make-Up Tutorials'. And HubPages staff do not 'hint' or 'imply' when answering user queries, thank goodness – what a mess it would be if they did! Matthew Meyer simply didn't quite get what I was asking, which is why I attempted to make myself clearer in my follow-up comments.

        The Category 'Make-Up and Cosmetics' encompasses nearly all of my hubs, and because subcategories of that topic are few and far between, I have some hubs sitting in categories that aren't quite appropriate. It's always been important to me to be able to categorize my hubs correctly, but even more so now, since categorization strongly influences which hubs show up on the 'More by this author' slot on the new hub layout.

        Having given the matter a little more thought, perhaps a further category could be called something like 'Creating Effects and Looks with Make-Up' instead of 'Celebrity Make-Up Tutorials' – I have a few hubs I could put in that one if it existed. The only trouble is, I think, it overlaps with the category 'Make-Up and Masks', which is a subcategory of 'Costumes and Uniforms', so maybe a more specific category title is needed. Basically, it should be for hubs on the topic of 'Make-Up and Cosmetics' that don't focus on one particular product, but on the use of several products to achieve a certain effect or 'look'.

        I don't think it really matters if a category doesn't yet have its own topic page. The main thing is that hubs are properly categorized. I've placed many hubs in categories that don't yet have their own page, including Blush (13 Hubs), Bronzers and Highlighters (12 Hubs), Glitters and Shimmeres (3 Hubs), Makeup Brushes and Tools (14 Hubs), Permanent Makeup (8 Hubs) and Powder (11 Hubs).

        1. Venkatachari M profile image85
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder why they are not answering these issues. They must be watching this conversation.  Hope they will come out with some solution or advice. "Creating Effects and Looks" may not be proper as it overlaps with Makeup and Masks as you pointed out already. It should be Celebrity Makeup and Tutorials which will best suit your problem.

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

            I must thank you for bumping this thread, Venkatachari M. I was rather afraid to.

            I've no idea if anyone is watching this conversation, but I do feel a little misunderstood and ignored.

            Another category title I've thought of is simply 'Make-Up Tutorials'. The trouble is, I think a tutorial on 'how to apply blush', for example, is better placed in the 'Blush' category. I just think a slightly broader term might be more useful. I'd only have one hub at the moment to place in 'Celebrity Make-Up Tutorials', but four I could place in a category concerning the use of make-up to create complete 'looks' and/or effects that can be worn in everyday life.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image85
              Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I hope you can make it "Makeup Looks and Effects Tutorials" to include all.

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

                Perhaps if a broader term became popular, subcategories could be added later, e.g., Fashion and Beauty>Make-Up and Cosmetics>Creating Effects and Looks with Make-Up>Celebrity Make-Up Tutorials.

  3. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    Thank you very much to the HubPages Team - two new topics have now been created. They are categorized under Fashion and Beauty>Makeup and Cosmetics>Celebrity Makeup Tutorials and under Fashion and Beauty>Makeup and Cosmetics>Makeup Effects and Looks. Thank you!

    1. Venkatachari M profile image85
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats to you Jayne Lancer, on your getting the topic threads. Now you can categorise your hubs under these both topics.
      And, thanks to Hubpages team.

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

        Thank you, Venkatachari M! Yes, I've already placed five hubs in the new categories.

 
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