I was online this morning, and everything looked normal.
I signed back in this afternoon, and it's all changed! Everything is in a boring, straight-down-the-page list format, with NO link to see about HOTD choices, no "status" box; no feeds on who commented on a hub, HP blog/learning center posts mixed up with everything else...etc.. It's a mixed-up boring-looking mess!
I don't know who designed this new layout, but I truly hope it is temporary: I hate it!
ezhang - Rather than causing a LOT of confusion and frustration WHY were we not informed this change was coming?
This is a very rude and unprofessional way to make a change. If we had known before it happened, before you played around with a new idea that must have been fun for you, I would not have to get upset, think something is wrong with my computer, thinking my computer had a virus, sign off, sign back on, look in Help, check FAQ for answers, sign off/on again, pull my hair out, have another un-needed cup of coffee to take a needed break with then try again only to be further frustrated and getting angry!!!!
PLEASE - when major changes are made INFORM US BEFORE IT IS POPPED IN.
I agree and believe that the feed should go back to its prominent usual position. If some spammy hubs are among the good ones on that page, we don't want them to be there. Please, staff, help us. You have done a great job setting up the feed and should be proud of that page.
Hi, really it is very unpleasant. When you click the Hubpages logo on left, it is a very boring page with a long list of topics and nothing else. Who will like this design of our lovely site now? I have to now click the explore "feed" button to see my original nice page that I like so much. We poor hubbers!!!
Since the title does not reflect the feed page and the feed page is no longer the front page I did not see the blog till just a short while ago - and that was only because I was curious what the new design looked like.
I like the new design and find it much easier to research hubs. And, it is placed on the front page to, as you say, "entice Hubbers to read more Hubs". I just wish they had informed us before the change in the forums.
I should think that the front page of a site like HubPages should feature an assortment of some of the newest AND best hubs on the site. As it is now, if someone were to randomly land on the front page right now, one could easily come away with the impression that the site is nothing but spam content, broken English, random Q&As and not curated at all.
And why the format after I've logged in has changed too... instead of seeing my hubs and the dates I created them, it's ordered based on popularity... and it doesn't show me which ones are featured or unfeatured (some have been unfeatured recently due to traffic/quality, still trying to figure out that puzzle)
I'm sorry if I made anyone feel extra tired and harassed. I have an idea. I added /feed to my shortcut on my desktop icon and it comes right to my feed. It was only to hubpages.com before. Changing it to hubpages.com/feed makes it come to the feed page. You right click on your icon, select properties, add feed and select apply. That's what worked for me.
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OK, so just for the heck of it, I just Googled my Hubpages profile. I'm on the front page multiple times! I use the same screen name on more than one web site and found that I'm quite famous! Tee hee! OK, now you try...