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You do not show who is online, like many sites!

  1. candice5 profile image59
    candice5posted 8 years ago

    It is quite good to see other people that are online, especially for Postings.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I prefer everyone not to know what I am doing every minute of the day smile

  3. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Me too. This is not a chat room, it's a forum.

  4. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't want to see a list of names, besides which, I think it would be an unmanageably long list. But it would be quite nice to see how many people were on-site. No particular reason, just interesting!

  5. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    Whats the point of seeing who is online.  Wanna see who is online?  All one has to do is go into the forum, see who has posted within the last few minutes, pretty sure they are online.

  6. BODYandSOUL profile image58
    BODYandSOULposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't want that idea as well. smile

  7. DennisBarker profile image60
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    I'm used to spending time in forums where I can see who is online so I like the idea. It also gives an opportunity for people to send private messages and form alliances which might result in business referrals. Given that hubpages is a place for people to share income and generate revenue it seems to me that any process which allows people to build relationships can be a positive one.

    If we were to be given the option to show online status from the profile page and the list was designed to show people who are open to forming business relationships then the prospects for abusing the system should be minimised. Its a matter of positioning the feature to appeal to those members who are serious. Maybe a time delay from sign up to access to the feature (3 months )would eliminate spammers and time wasters.

    Just a thought
    Regards
    Dennis

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I guess I could live with it if you could opt out like you can on Facebook.

  9. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I like it this way.  I belong to a message board & you can only put your status on "hide" if you are a paying member.  I refuse to pay to see frivolous postings.

    I think there is a difference between message boards and forums, not much, but enough.  I find in this forum that the majority of posters are intelligent, post about matters with a decent subject, unlike a message board where you get all sorts of wackos that are just looking for attention, live in a bubble or have the "woe is me syndrome"....hmmm, I feel a hub coming on LOL.

    I also feel this forum in most part is related to Hubbing, those that are writing actual hubs & are part of the Hub community.

  10. Dale Mazurek profile image61
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    I guess in some ways it would be nice as long as there was an option to show off line.

    On the other hand its stuff like this that makes HubPages unique to anyone else.

    I really am divided on how I would want it because while it is great to always be implementing new things I also say dont fix it if it aint broke.

    Dale

  11. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    I would like the addition of a chatroom or a personal messaging system that actually works online. Or a mailbox on hubpages, rather than to go on our emails. But that's just my thought.

    Regards,
    Panda Man

    1. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The PM system would be awesome.

      1. Koby profile image56
        Kobyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I prefer the email system we already have the pm system on facebook is just reinventing a more rickety version of the wheel.

        I agree with UW in that i would be fine if we could opt out.

        1. Pamda Man profile image52
          Pamda Manposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Same here.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I don't want people to know when I'm here or not. Basically it's none of their business what I'm doing or when I'm doing it. Sorry I don't mean to sound so blunt. But this is a really invasion of privacy.

    And quite frankly sometimes, I just forget to leave the forum. And it sits here for hours while I'm outside gardening.

  13. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    How is it an invasion of privacy? It just tells you if someone is online or not, not what they are doing.

    1. profile image0
      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How I spend my time is private. Whether I'm online or not, is no one's business but mine and my immediate family. People that I do not know, have no right to that info.

      Wow, to have to explain that really frightens me. Some people have become so used to monitoring people, that they think they have a right to do it.

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        AGREED.  People stalk and/or monitor. I don't like people to know when I'm online, and like Nelle, I may leave the forum open while I'm away from the computer.

  14. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps you are being a little too extreme. But I cannot rule out the fact that there are those people out there.

    Maybe we users can have an option to hide our online status so no one knows whether or not we are online. How does that sounds? That can favour both parties.

    Panda Man

    1. Pamda Man profile image52
      Pamda Manposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps my wording of 'extreme' was a little bit too strong. There's no need to post in caps. Again, I must repeat that I agree with you. But did you read the second paragraph of my post?

      Panda Man

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    No, I am not being extreme. Privacy is a major issue. And I don't want it monitored in any way. You don't have any NEED OR RIGHT to know when I'm here.

    Perhaps you feel differently when you don't use your real name, address and picture. But I do that because I believe it gives my hubs credibility with the reader and hopefully buyer.

  16. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    We are not a subset of Myspace. However lately it looks like we are becoming one sad

    1. wesleycox profile image81
      wesleycoxposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I really hope not misha,  I hate myspace.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I hope so too - but it is really only so many garbage posts a community can handle without becoming garbage itself, and we seem to be overwhelmed with garbage lately. Becoming popular has its downsides sad

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think that's my feeling too, Misha - HubPages used to be about writing, first and foremost, and the forums were just a place for Hub writers to share experiences, ask questions and hang out. 

      Lately, it seems like there are a lot of people here primarily for the forums, with Hub writing a secondary thing.  In fact, I've even seen HubPages mentioned as a "social networking site" on some other sites, which may be where they're all coming from.

  17. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Pamda Man, Yes I read your second paragraph. And that is the first time I have used caps at Hubpages and I used them intentionally because I feel that strongly.

  18. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry Nelle Hoxie. I apologize for the misunderstanding.

    So if we applied the user preference will that be okay for you?

    Cheers
    Panda Man

  19. candice5 profile image59
    candice5posted 8 years ago

    The reason I posted this, was it seems most of the Sites I have been on like Myspace etc., do this! I just noticed that at one point, yesterday, there didn't seem to be many people online, so I probably should say I don't care about the individuals, and the theory of monitoring, is ridiculous, we are all probably being monitored anyway.
    What I supposed I was more interested in was How many people were online. I tagged over to another Site and there were only 3 members online.

  20. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    "We probably all being monitored" is such a specious argument. No we're not. And if we keep drawing the line, we won't be.

    This isn't MySpace, and I don't want it to be.

    There is no reason why you need to know who or how many is on line.

    The only reason I'm bothing with this topic, is that I want the people at Hubpages to understand that not everyone wants this. I think I've made that point so I'm done with it.

  21. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL This is not exactly how you worded it. But bringing Myspace as an example will not get you anywhere here, Myspace is passionately disliked on HP smile

    As for the number of people online, don't really see any problem with this, it won't be my highest priority though smile

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh of course it isn't relevant, I just wondered why every other Site seems to do it.Maybe in suggesting that this occur, and everyones [par a couple, against it may make the point that it in't wanted.
      Why do Hubpages dislike Myspace? Its just a silly social network thing, I have more problems from Tagged.Com

  22. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It would be different if this site was only the forums, but it's not. This is a writing site and there really is no point in knowing who is online. If there was a regular chat going on then I could see why you need to know who is online, but there isn't a chat on this site.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I did realise it was a writing Site, I am still playing around with what to write about, without boring all the souls out there. Thanks for your Comments.

  23. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    So, just because "every other site" does it HubPages should? Wait until you've been here at least a week before you want to change everything smile

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Was it necessary to say that? I'm finished obviously Cannot ask a question here.

  24. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry we disagree with you.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't actually said I want it myself, I just asked Why some did and Why some don't, P.R. Lesson might be needed dealing with newbies.

      1. AsherKade profile image62
        AsherKadeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I can suggest a few who need to take a mandatory course....
        http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbimg_86/11593877095LG215.jpg

  25. AsherKade profile image62
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    personally, I like anonymity....I can be whoever I want to be here and no one knows where I am at at all times....very liberating.....I joined so I could express myself without having to reveal too much.....

  26. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I agree, I just turned it off on FaceBook because people kept wanting to chat while I was playing games smile

  27. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 8 years ago

    Myspace is passionately disliked on HP


    I'm curious about this, too...

    I hadn't heard anything about the unpopularity of Myspace on here, why is that?  I have a page on there, and my husband has several for his music, and we really haven't had any problems. 

    I'm not being argumentative, just curious smile

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It has me, I haven't a Clue its just another Site. Beats me.

    2. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      May be because it's too shiny? And too silly on average? Either way, it's a synonym of a bad taste here. smile

      1. AsherKade profile image62
        AsherKadeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        shiny?
        http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbimg_54/1145355709Su3u2B.jpg

        1. maven101 profile image74
          maven101posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          He's a Russian, Asher, give him a break...Just kidding Misha..

          1. AsherKade profile image62
            AsherKadeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh...that explains a lot....

          2. Misha profile image74
            Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            LOL Thanks Maven, I can handle Asher just fine smile

            But Myspace is really shiny, all these teens put a lot of glitters and stuff to their profiles smile

            1. AsherKade profile image62
              AsherKadeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              ok Misha...some Southern people like myself call that flashy...and that's why Myspace is popular btw. We check our sex offenders on Mysace because of all the virginic sparkly teens out there....

              1. Misha profile image74
                Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Ok, thanks Asher, I'll take a note smile

      2. candice5 profile image59
        candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am on a pile of Sites, is there any others Hubpages finds bad before, I stick my foot in it agn.I also thank you for being so polite, we are new some of us and don't know this Stuff. That other lady grrrrr.

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          LOL You are welcome. smile To the best of my knowledge Myspace is the only major scapegoat here, so you should be safe. smile

        2. TamCor profile image80
          TamCorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I was new not too long ago, too, but I'd already seen the way it is on here because my husband has been on here much longer.

          I have to admit, though, as you can see about the Myspace thing--I'm still learning!big_smile

          Don't worry about sticking your foot in it--I've been famous for doing that throughout my life, haha! smile

          1. candice5 profile image59
            candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Hey thanks I looked that lady up she just seems to be that way so maybe I took offence for no reason, Just comes on gives a one liner and leaves. Oh whatever turns her on.

      3. TamCor profile image80
        TamCorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        lol--Silly, shiny--bad taste?  Well, that speaks volumes for Tom and I--describes us to a "T",hahaha! big_smile

        We've been on it for years, but I just mainly use it to see my kids' pages, and some other family members--they like to post pics, and I can't resist seeing the latest ones of my grandkids!

        But we've also met a lot of nice folks on there, and found some great singers and bands to listen to, so I'll think we'll keep them, bad taste or no...

        But thanks Misha, for clarifying! big_smile

  28. maven101 profile image74
    maven101posted 8 years ago

    candice...keep posting and feel free to posit any position, question, or answer you feel obliged to...HP is an open society, where chaos is the rule...writers love chaos, because its initiates creativity...Give us a Hub and lets take it from there...Positive criticism is good for the soul...
    Larry
    Welcome aboard, and count me as a new fan...

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thnks Maven
      I needed that, I hate rude people, and especially sarcastic people. I was going to write up a Hub in the next day and now I am almost to scared to Post.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Don't be shy, publish it. What you get on the forums for not-so-successful entrance posts, and the feedback you get on your hubs are two altogether different animals smile

        1. AsherKade profile image62
          AsherKadeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          gee,I don't know this side of you Misha....it's kinda becoming...you ripped me a new new when I joined....nice to see the softer side....I knew it was in ya....

  29. jenblacksheep profile image82
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    I think myspace is great for music, but ye, other than that, having a myspace page is very much a teenage girl kinda thing.

    I think it would be kinda cool to show who's online but not to have PM, they seem way too intrusive. Maybe under peoples name just have a thing that says if that person is online.

  30. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry if I offended you. I speak my mind and I don't think I was being rude. Some of your comments could be construed as being rude too.

    A lot of people join up and immediately want to make changes. You probably don't fall into that category and I do look forward to your hubs.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      My apology I don't know why I said that.
      nice to meet you.Will write when I can think of something, will probably look at the Requests.

  31. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Look, there are always some people that disagree to a thing. But there are those that agree. And not doing that thing is not the best option. I've said it a lot of times already, turn the application off in your preferences if you want to stay private.

  32. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Whatever, it all comes down to what HubPages wants to do.

  33. Pamda Man profile image52
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Yes, you are right. But that's not what we are discussing right now.

  34. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Here I thought this was a grown up forum for writers, not a message board.  I finding I am oh so wrong of late...

 
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