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Problems editing all day long

  1. lewgard profile image60
    lewgardposted 8 years ago

    Boy, it took me several hours to write one hub today.  The edit and save-edit functions have been a pain in my rump all day.  I can't figure out any particular pattern, just that a lot of times when I go to save an edit, the save doesn't work and my hub goes pale - cannot click anywhere.  This has happened to me many, many times today.

    I think I need a rest from this for today...I'll try again tomorrow.

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

      This happens to me a lot, and has been happening ever since I joined HubPages.  Always when I'm using IE, whether at work (two different jobs, plus a brand new computer in between), or at home.  I recently started using Firefox at home now and havne't experienced the same problem yet. 

      When it happens, I just quit the session and know there's no point in trying again for a few hours.

    2. compu-smart profile image80
      compu-smartposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I too had a couple of problems just today. When i clicked on Edit at my hub, the page was just hanging!..Things are ok now for me!...

      Hubpages has been tested with Firefox Internet Explorer 6+ and FireFox 1.5+. Other browsers do work but their development work is conducted using FireFox but does not currently support Safari.

      When i have a problem, be-it hanging! stalling! uploading or downloading plug-ins (which is taking much longer than usual) or sometimes wont download ..These can mostly be fixed using another browser!! Sometimes, its the servers, internet providers, or a thousands of other potential possibilities and nothing to do with browser!!

      I wrote a hub about browsers and how simply using another can solve a galaxy of problems your existing browser has....Here is the hub and tips and complete browser list.

      You could also look at your PC delay problems as signs!!   A  sign telling you do other things that need doing in life!!  like i do! much less stressfull!

  2. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    Has your internet connection been flaky for other sites today?  Are you on wireless?  If your connection is up and down,  that might cause the problems you're seeing.  I haven't noticed any pattern of site wide problems.

  3. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    I experience the same problem from time to time.  I use IE as well.  When the screen locks and goes pale, I click the IE back button, go make a pot of coffee, take out the trash, and come back to re-open the capsule for editing (yes, sometimes you just have to wait a while until whatever is wrong goes away). In every case, the content I was adding or changing was saved, even though the screen locked and went pale.  I have no wireless connection and no connectivity problems with any other site.

  4. lewgard profile image60
    lewgardposted 8 years ago

    Internet connection has been stable throughout the problems.  I think I'll give it a shot on Firefox and see how it reacts.

    thanks for the ideas

  5. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 8 years ago

    I've experienced that, too.  I've been using Firefox for a long time now and I don't have a wireless connection.  I just open another window or tab, go back to the page I was working on, and everything's back to normal.

  6. excellasys profile image80
    excellasysposted 8 years ago

    This seems to happen from time to time. I'm trying to isolate these wierd type of editing issues too..I'll stay tuned and see what you find out..  I wondering if it is somehow all related to how the browsers handle Java or Flash.   Not Sure. 


  7. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image89
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 8 years ago

    Firefox, wireless and on a Mac:-)  I have these problems a lot.  Go figure?

    I commited to never write a hub in a capsule.  Every once in a while I ignore what I know and I just start writing and saving, etc... 

    Then I have to recommit never to do it that way again.  For some wierd reason, when I am writing and editing this way - things are not saved and a hub can get very confusing.  I will do a  cut from one capsule and move it to another - and then suddenly I find that it has not deleted from the original capsule and I have duplicate work in my hub.  Strange!

    This can be really frustrating.  So - I go back to my rule of writing and editing my entire hub in my word processor first and then cut and paste it into my capsules exactly the way I want it to read.

    Wish I did not need to worry about dysfunctional capsules!  LOL  But I still love HP:-)


  8. excellasys profile image80
    excellasysposted 8 years ago

    I agree, I always write the hub in a editor offline first.. then cut and paste in. do minor edits then save.  Seems to be a working formula for now. 


    1. moonbun profile image63
      moonbunposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I've not been using Hubpages long, but I've had editing problems since day one. That right there has saved me hours. Thanks.

  9. ngureco profile image86
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Pauldeeds, you did not complete what wireless connection will do. Seriously though this problem seems to be common. And I think I should continue using wireless connection and IE.

  10. Karen Ellis profile image81
    Karen Ellisposted 8 years ago

    I'm so glad others were having problems today also.  I thought something was wrong with my computer.  I kept getting an error on my page every time I tried to edit.  And yes, I bet I spent three hours just trying to get my post on.  I even tried putting the post in "don't publish" and then went back to it, but no luck.  I deleted the post and now I have a delete on my board - ugly.  I finally did get the article posted.  But what a pain it was.  It was a lot of work for the four cents I earned today.  Is this really worth it?????

  11. Bonnie Ramsey profile image87
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    This has happened to me many, many times. While it is frustrating, I just hit the refresh button and keep going. I never have this problem on any other site and  internet connection is fine. I guess it's something in HP so I just refresh and deal with it LOL.


    1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree....hitting the refresh button always takes care of it for me, too.

  12. rmr profile image88
    rmrposted 8 years ago

    I have had the same issue using Firefox, IE, and aol. I just thought I was doing something wrong. Good to know it's not me.