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Hubtivity and HubFeed Options.

  1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Suggest a feature: Options for limiting self inclusion in hubtivity and hubfeed.

    I always feel like somebody's looking over my shoulder with every word I write at HP.  I turn most of this stuff off at Facebook, because I like my communications to be between me and the person or people involved.  I appreciate that the forums are public anyway, as are hubs, so my words are public, and as such can be seen by all if stumbled upon, but I don;t like the fact that they're beamed onto the screen of everyone who follows me, the minute they log in.

    My best friend has just joined HP, and currently being the only person he follows, everything I've said or done in the last 24 hours is right there in his face.  And whilst I'm not embarrassed (as such), I do feel a little intruded upon. 

    No offence Jay (if you're reading this), lol, wink

    A possibility? smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about earlier Mrvoodoo, I hope you are not angry with me. I was in the forums, not on hubtivity, because it was my big foot in my mouth that started the mess in the first place.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, no of course not, I just wondered where all these people were suddenly coming from.  I knew it wasn't random, and that there was a reason they were coming, I just had to track it down to figure out what that reason was. smile

        I'm glad a few more people got to watch the film, and their feelings regarding it I leave to them.

        Good sleep?

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Four hour nap this afternoon, how was work?

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Not too bad, thanks.

            Two in the morning here now and getting later by the minute, I'm gonna have to go grab some shut eye myself.

            I suspected that I may well be the only person on HP who doesn't like this thing anyway, maybe I'm just paranoid.

            Take care and Sweet dreams. smile

            1. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good night watch out for them dang bedbugs. smile I have to sleep early almost 9:pm here. Early day for me tomorrow. smile

    2. marcel285 profile image82
      marcel285posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol nothing is private on the net.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, you're right of course. 

        But sooner or later my mum might join, and find out I've been checking out all the hot Indian Aunty hubs big_smile

        I'd never live it down. wink

  2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    No, sorry, um, sweet dreams to me, I'm the one going to sleep, you've been to sleep, lol, um, pleasant day to you.

    Have a good one. smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I found an interesting setting. Go to your profile, then the home page click edit preferences, make your changes and save. Good night, I really am going.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Faybe, unfortunately as far as I can see this only limits the ability for people to be able to contact you directly.

        I guess I shall either have to lump it or leave for greener pastures.

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can understand where you're coming from...Especially on having your stuff flashed in newbies' faces all day. However, at the same time, I really enjoy being able to easily check and see if someone has replied to a comment I've left (as you have wink ) and what the people I'm following are talking about on a given day.

          But! For me free will trumps...if people want to be able to choose to turn it on or off, I think they ought to be able to choose. Maybe the HP staff will make it an option on your "edit profile" page.

          ETA: I certainly hope such an issue wouldn't make you leave HP, by the way. For heaven's sake, I JUST found you around here, and I need time to read your hubs!

          Everybody's always leaving just when I've discovered them. What's up with that?!

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hey GlassSpider, yep, I've come to the conclusion that it's just me, lol, I am by nature something of a sociopathic recluse.

            I gave this a sneaky bump as I saw Maddie lurking, and hoped that she might take notice, and then I got even more freaked when she seemed to be saying that she'd been reading through peoples private e-mails sent via Hubpages.

            And it's not that I'm sending out dodgy e-mails or anything, or upto no good in any way, shape or form, But I do value privacy.

            Anyways I'm sure I won't leave, but will learn to deal with it or become less active.

            Nice to meet you too, and I'm glad you enjoyed my monster under the bed nonsense, lol, it was fun to write. smile

            Catch ya laters.

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
              TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Sociopathic recluse, eh? Sounds like we might have something in common...Just check out the avatar. wink

              I know what you mean about the emails, although I would hope that they don't go sorting through them unless there's a good reason to do so (I mean, who has time to read all that stuff...can you imagine the bulk of it), but really...anything we transmit through the internet can be seen by SOMEONE we wouldn't expect, I'm sure.

              I sometimes wonder if privacy isn't an illusion these days, but I'm sure that's just my paranoid side coming out to play...more and more often LOL.

              And I did enjoy your Hub. Monsters under the bed are an important subject! I can imagine parents bringing their children to your Hub...researching the monster under the bed, setting a trap, and getting rid of nightmares. wink

              *bows deeply* It's always an honor to meet a good Hubber, and even more to meet a great one. You have a nice day, and I hope you get an option to protect your privacy more.  smile

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
                Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You're too kind, and that is one scary looking spider, you wouldn't get me within a mile of that thing. big_smile  Always good to know that there's a few more sociopathic recluses around, I'd hate to be the only one.

                I know what you're saying about nobody would bother to read through them all, and you're right of course, I just don;t like the fact that somebody can, if they so chose to do so.

                Being a little paranoid is probably a good thing. wink

                As for the monsters under the bed I read the other day of parents making 'monster under the bed' spray, from like Febreze or something, to spray under the bed to keep monsters away, I thought that was a cool idea too.

                Take it easy.

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Im up to no good.
              I stalk everyone.
              You all know it.  smile
              I think Maddie meant she looked into the emails AFTER a complaint was made.
              Yeah, hubtivity makes me nervous as all heck. BUT I dont really think everyone's looking at it. (I was kidding about the stalking thing...)

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
                Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL, yeah I appreciate that Maddie has far better things to be doing with her time, then reading through the sparse few e-mails I send via Hubpages.

                But I hope it was following a complaint, and not a preemptive to a complaint being made.

                Anyways, I guess it's not a huge problem, but I did pretty much abandon Facebook the moment my family figured out how to use it, and forced me to add them. big_smile

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                  Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I saw the thread, it was a complaint related thingy.
                  this is the only "community" im involved in, and ive told no one I know.

                  everyone neeeds some breathing space...

                  1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
                    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Breathing space, exactly. 

                    The more I promote HP amongst those I know, the more I'm shooting myself in the foot, so have stopped doing it.  Because the first thing people ask when you recommend the place is, 'who are you over there?'

                    And I don't necessarily want everybody I know in 'real' life looking inside my head, lol.

                    Sign of a guilty conscience perhaps.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          sad

  3. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Actually, I completely agree with you Mrv. This is in fact one feature of HP that I least like, the fact that others can see our hubitivity. If anything, it only makes it easier for people to stalk you...or just generally keep an eye on your personal communication - an unnecessary intrusion as far as I can see.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Finally, thanks for that myownworld, that's exactly how I feel.

      I feel like people suspect I'm up to all manner of dodgy deeds now, lol, 'hey, what's he got to hide, the dodgy looking guy over there in the mask'. big_smile Haha, but I'm really not.

      As somebody who enjoys writing, it's always nice to be read, but it's my hubs that I want read, not every dumb-assed comment I happen to leave in the forums. smile

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I don't use hubtivity or hubfeed options. Therefore, I see no need for changing. Whenever I want to check out my fans/followers, I go directly to their hub.

    I received notification about new hubs published by those I follow and let's me know. I use the forum thread main page, instead of the feed.

    But, that's just my way. smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hubtivity IS on your person's profile page..
      the point is, not everyone wants others to know everything they say.
      and its all searchable.

      I personally would LOVE to have the chance to opt out!

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And, should HubPages actually allow you to do that on the profile page, then you would end up seeing more "ads" taking up that space.

        So, which would you prefer? The ads or your activity?

        Just a thought. smile I'll leave it at that. smile

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          do what on a profile page?

          put ads on a commercial site?

          fine with me.

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's fair enough, I guess everybody uses HP differently, and I don't want it changed as such, just that the option to opt out or limit it would be something I'd appreciate.

      I'm sure that many people (if not most) love the HubFeed, etc.

      I'm just not one of them.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    doomsday pact, Im in.  smile Ill make y'all cookies when the world ends?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You've got mail.smile

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Ive toatlly been checking it every five minutes all day and had NONE!!!!

        i just recently said...
        f...it, and closed it..

        ahahahahha

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I had a phone call, my old boss. It is hard to type and carry on a conversation.

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            no kidding. I hope its all good.

            1. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, he is hanging on a line I baited. I know a company for sale, trying to get him to buy it and give me a job. smile

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you will have mail tomorrow.
        thank you.
        did you go for a walk yet? prolly not. You will.
        xo

  6. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    big_smile too late! we've already hijacked it!

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, I did kind of notice, but as I was at least equally guilty, I'll let you both off.

      p.s. you both type really fast. smile

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have a new computer.  smile

      2. myownworld profile image81
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hey, I was TRYING to stay on topic....! ok...will behave now....besides, you never know who's 'spying' on us now....

        see ya all later! And be good OR I'll find out what you've been up to through that hubtivity of yours!! cool

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          have good one mow.
          xo

        2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, I know, my best mate is probably reading all this as we speak, and might not be happy. wink

          Jay, I love you dude, just stay out of my head, lol. big_smile

          Take it easy MOW, see you around.

          I'LL BE WATCHING YOU! big_smile

          1. myownworld profile image81
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            * shivers....but laughing at the same time! see you later...and let's hope Big brother has his hands too full to bother with us...! wink

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL, laters MOW.

              Have a good one. smile

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          nobody ever stays on topic when Im here.  smile wait..that might not be good...

          1. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            you shouldn't worry, everyone usually just leaves when I'm here.

          2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, it's all your fault DM, lol. big_smile

            Just kidding, Maddie will have seen it earlier when in the forums,  even though she chose not to comment.  So you never know, things could happen. smile

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
                Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                big_smile

                Have fun.

  7. Faybe Bay profile image83
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    No I did not take my walk, hanging head in shame. smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you will. so will I.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You guys type faster than I can refresh the page, MrV is right. again... smile

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tut tut tut, haha. smile

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        it's 5:20 here, and so cold, not beach weather.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ok, you have no reason to feel bad AT ALL. But, if I was anywhere near a beach right now..and its 525 right now...
          id be there. but thats just me.  I miss the sea sooooo much....

        2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well, in that case I'll let you off, but that doesn't mean I've forgotten. smile

  8. Faybe Bay profile image83
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    Did I ever tell you I was drowned three times? Well I didn't die, and no mouth to mouth. Once in Lake Erie, Once in a man made lake, and once in a swimming pool by a person who got carried away dunking me, thinking it was fun. Scarred for life. Love the sun, pushing my luck with water.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      walk on the shore

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I know, I've just been lazy. I took my grandson to the beach whenever that was, a year ago? Anyway, we were building a sand castle and he buried me, it was all so fun. But the tide was coming in and we didn't notice. He was running and getting water in the bucket, it would be all sloshed out and just a drop left when he came back.

        Suddenly this unexpected wave came and hit him in the back of the head, not hard, he didn't fall, but you should have seen his face. He was so disgusted, but he didn't cry.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I could write a book of near drowning expierences with me and my sisters.
          I love the water, in particular, the sea. I cant help it.

          the reason I havent been in years is hubby is scared of it. and Im not allowed out on my own. someone might "see" me.

          If you dont want to go, thats fine, but I feel like you do.

          1. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I want to go, but not alone. I guess I am sort of a loner at home, but need help in public, unless I'm working, at which point I am someone else entirely.

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image58
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's damn unlucky, or maybe incredibly lucky. 

      I'm not too sure which. smile

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I go for incredibly lucky, or protected or something. I have been hit by a truck and drowned. Either I am lucky or pressing my luck...

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sure you've plenty of luck left in you yet.

          Just steer clear of water-bodies and oncoming trucks from now on. smile

          Well, oncoming trucks for sure anyways.

          1. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ever heard the one about "Your momma's so stupid she got hit by a parked car?" I got hit by a parked truck. It started moving with no one in it and pinned me to the lamp head I was installing on a new street light. I am lucky to be alive, and to still have my leg...

            But it was a parked truck, so unlucky too? Work related so I couldn't sue anybody...
            I am thankful, and puzzled at the same time. smile

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL, yep, heard that one, didn't realize it was about you though. big_smile

              Unexplained things terrible and beautiful both.  It sure is a strange old world and it's good to keep an open-mind about anything and everything.

              You're lucky.

              Gonna go take a break from computer, my backs starting to hurt a little, lol, take care. smile

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                smile
                me to...gotta run
                Take good care all
                see ya on the flip side.
                this world may be old, but im stuck in it...i hope to make it as much fun as possable

                1. Faybe Bay profile image83
                  Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  later Justine, Mr. V.

                  Hello Ms Spider!

  9. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    That's weird...thought I hit the reply button on Faybe's post about her parked truck accident.

    Yikes.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, parked truck, that's me. My son was very upset when he heard the joke, he said "Hey, thats not right, you're not stupid."

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Awww! How sweet!

        How are you today?

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry I missed you, I was off reading, instead of writing, lol. Trying to catch up on some of the people's newest hubs. Hokey wrote some for his friend who passed away. He's a great poet.

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
            TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            YOu didn't miss me...you just had a delayed reaction smile I might check out the poetry.

            I'm telling MrVoodoo here about the arachnid situation in his part of the world so he can be ready for squishing and avoiding venom.

            1. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Okay, have fun. I really have to do stuff around my house, been neglecting a lot for the hub world, time to get back to the real one. sad

              1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
                TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Well, you have fun too! Always good to see you.



                I guess I really am going to have change back to a friendlier avatar...everyone leaves when this one comes around.

  10. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    Maybe I should do some informative spider hubs. Hmm....

 
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