well at the risk of being 'booed",I have to say that I am uncomfortable with this new format so much that i find it difficult to participate or write a new hub. I've logged in for the past week and just can't warm up to this. The older one felt warmer,if that makes any sense.
Tonight I manged to read a little and make some comments on hubs but it doesn't feel right.
Hopefully I'll adjust.
Don't worry about getting booed, I've posted a number of complaints about the new design.
I do agree the other design was a little warmer. I still think adding a boarder all the way around and making the center white, would give the site more color. Kind of like the askmen.com website (and others, that's just the first I could think of).
I'll say that I haven't been straying too far into other people's hubs, reading, much less the requests or forums (the forums are confusing, and it's SOO much easier just to click the sections on the side versus see all the topics in the middle that I don't want to read). I've been in an out just answering comments, and spending little time reading bc the whole site really looks blank to me, and it hurts my eyes. I did make a few hubs this week, but I haven't spent too much time otherwise.
I think this change in hubpage is fine it is kind a new taste and more attractive also fast i think
You will and change is good.. I understand as I felt the same way , it just takes some getting used too.
Hey thanks AEvans I better check out the user name with the virus it sounds familar.
You joined it and became a fan earlier that is why I kept e-mailing you ..
Hopefully that's not why my system just crashed when I was trying to get back to you. Did youthink we should post this warning to the people in this forum?
If I unjoin now do you think I'll be alright?
I noticted you are one of the top Hubbers in this forum. What would I have to do to get on the list- post 100 times per day LOL
Ok thanks and what was that naughty Hub you were mentioning earlier???
Hey I was just thinking- we should have these talks in my Hub. That would really increase my comments. Then we could take it over to your Hub. LOL I'm kinda kidding but could we do this???
You are not kinda kidding ...
Comments are increased by getting involved , join other fan lists and making comments on their articles. I think you are doing pretty good considering you are new, some discussions are honestly left for the forums, while others intertwine with the articles, would you not agree?::::::::::
Heh. I know you're halfway kidding, but comments for the sake of comments don't actually help your hub much. Better to have comments relevant to the subject matter of the hub, because search engines consider it "new content," and favor it. A lot of conversational comments just dilutes the purpose (and keywords) of the hub, and may actually deter people who have something relevant to say from posting, because they feel they're not part of the "club."
Considering I work normally 10-12 hours a day , I was surprised and scared that tells me I talk to much..lololololo
And what would be the point? I've been wondering why you keep popping into threads to make short comments that generally don't contribute to the discussion - now I think I understand.
While posting in the forums may get you noticed by the Hubbers who hang around here, that's a fairly small number of people. And being ranked as a "top forum poster" doesn't really do anything for you, apart from perhaps make you feel good. What's going to matter is the quality and visibility of your Hubs, so you would be much better advised to concentrate on them.
You will be fine, just get off of it...
It is in our forum and we had a hug discussion last night.
I had the same similiar forum, but removed it as we only need one discussion.
Yes you did, I see the verbage..
Maddie removed it at my request, thank you Maddie!!
I'm just teasing.
To speak to the original question: Yes, we were prepared for some users preferring the old format, but we believe that the redesign as a hole is an improvement both in aesthetics and in functionality--we've already seen a jump in traffic and expect increased earnings as well.
Think about it like a new haircut or pair of glasses; it takes some getting used to, but once you get used to it, it will start to look and feel natural again, until you forget how it was before!
Go to the forum that talks about PKoson I believe it is in the hubber hangout!! It is there already but it certainly is a great thought. I hope you removed yourself from the fan list.
Thanks for the heads up on that. Your all right don't let anyone tell you different! I know it's actually differently but I just dont think it sounds as well.
and another typeo! Man I hope I didn't just have a typeo when I'm trying to fix your which should have been you're. I guess who cares. I just want to look like I passed third grade, LOL
Meh, it is okay. I still type shitty and make little sense so nothing has really changed at all for me.
On second thoughts, I guess I too would be more comfortable with the earlier format.
Just wanted to add my two cents - I think the new format is a vast improvement to the old. More intuitive and easy on the eye to me. I know a lot of people are struggling with the new Facebook format as well - I don't have much of an opinion on that one, but I do think there's a definite tendency to not like change - good or bad!
'K. I'm done!
I am on the fence about the new format. I like aspects of it, but I agree, it felt warmer before. It was more colorful. Maybe it's that big band of gray at the top. I don't know. There are some features and functions I miss, like the ability to see all your posts, organized, seeing if anyone posted replies, instead of having to search through them.
I think on balance it is a huge improvement. The catagories navigation certainly gives much more visibility to hubs which would otherwise be 'lost'. Generally the ability to navigate around Tags and Catagories adds a new level of functionality to the site.
The 'latest forum post' visibility is really good too - I wouldn't normally tend to enter say the Hubbers Hangout but this facility draws you in.
It is too early to comment on earnings but my CTR is definately higher. Unfortunately the 'new' clicks seem to be relatively low value but it still looks very promising.
Well done HubPages Team!
Initially, I didn't like the new look either, but I find that I am warming up to the new look. Now, I think its definitely better. I think its way more stylish and cool to look at now. They've maintained many of the features of the old HubPages, so all in all, a job well done HubPages Team
I agree with that. The look is cleaner and more navigable. Besides which, every public 'utility' has to reinvent itself every few years to keep up with changes in technology and new user expectations.
I agree. It took a bit of getting used to, but all in all, it IS better. The old format would seem strange now. Good job, Team!
OK I did it! I just posted a new hub on this new format.
I'm going blind with this new "tiny" fonts!
I almost hit delete on a few of my hubs when I was checking my stats!
Talk about anger!
OK I'm fine now......
I liked the earlier format, but I didn't want to be the first one to say so. Now that the ice is broken, I guess I can 'come out' as the inflexible stick-in-the-mud I truly am.
Maybe it's just my imagination but it seems like my Adsense revenue is down since the change too.
"I liked the earlier format, but I didn't want to be the first one to say so. Now that the ice is broken, I guess I can 'come out' as the inflexible stick-in-the-mud I truly am."
Just concerning these new forums which is about all I do, I notice I don't post much any more. I liked it better when people stayed in their own neighborhoods.
There don't seem to now be much of a coherence of affinities.
It is easiest to notice in the forums. I never posted a lot in the forums, but now I have trouble even browsing them because as you say, it's not really organized very coherently.
I have trouble searching by person too in the hubs. I don't always go right to a hub when I get an alert because I'm working, and I used to be able to find authors easier at a more convenient time. Now I search an author's name and all kinds of weird stuff comes up. I still manage but I miss the other way.
I was a bit overwhelmed by the change initially. But I think HubPages needed it to move forward. I don't know much about it technically, but I can "just tell" that the structure is now more suited to expansion - more hubbers and hubs. Even posting in the forums seems to happen faster.
Yar, here's my two cents.
While I think everything should be criticized, I personally think the new format was a great improvement.
And as far as listening to all of us....
What if people who complained they now had to use a key instead of a hand crank on a car won over?
We'd have no change.
And change, my friends, is a nice spice.
I didn't want to be the first one to say this, but I did like the other design better. I understand change, but the text is not the best for my eyes even with increasing the zoom. Navigation seemed better before. I liked seeing what the last post title on the forums for each section of the forums, and now we have to go into each section to see what the latest post is.
what if this was our first format would we like another one i guess no. Life is always best the way it was, i had my own inhibitions to this new format. The day it changed i thought there was an error and HP team will fix it soon. lol the dream seems to stay on, hang in there, will have to give it time to feel good again...
" I liked seeing what the last post title on the forums for each section of the forums, and now we have to go into each section to see what the latest post is."
Seems seldom it is anyone can leave well enough alone.
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