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6 suggestions...

  1. ProCW profile image82
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    1. Adding a date/time stamp to the Statistics & Traffic Sources sections.

    2. Groups: Add the ability for subgroups.

    3. Hub Editing: Add the ability to include pictures within text.

    4. Make each hub a little more sociable (with trackers of course smile,) possibly an http://www.addthis.com/ button.

    5. Page (background) and text color changes on hubs.

    6. Ability to create layers on hubs.

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    Any other suggestions?

    ProCW

    1. Squimpleton profile image61
      Squimpletonposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      1. Meh
      2. I was actually trying to figure out how to do that lol .Guess it doesn't exist.
      3. I would LOVE that. Or at least the ability to put the picture module on the left. Putting it always on the right is boring.
      4. I thought there was something like this already
      5. That'd be cool...but then I'd have to redo my PrettyHubs tutorials. lol.
      6. Same answer as 5.

      So yeah. All of the ones relating the graphics are the ones I like (3,5,6).

    2. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      1) From what I've understood in the two years I've been using the HubPages platform is that the stats here are supposed to be very general, with the more advance info coming from Google Analytics (if you chose to use those). 
      2) Since Groups are primarily for the authors themselves, this seems unnecessary to me.
      3) Pictures can already have a caption, or you can have a single picture and use a text capsule to add as much text as you might require next to it, so I'm not sure what you're asking for here.
      4) My hubs seem to be quite sociable as it is without having an extra goo-gah to do it.
      5) Oh, please, no!  Too many people have absolutely no sense of page design and there are already lots of places on the internet to build garish and ugly pages that are hard to read.
      6) Layers?  Seems to be a redundant request of #5 somehow.

      1. Squimpleton profile image61
        Squimpletonposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Actually the use of text with images is very limited. What if I want to put a small picture after text..and then put more text afterwards? In other words , what if I want to put a picture in the middle?
        Also what if I want to use my own bullets instead of the ugly standard ones? Can't really do that without the ability to add imagines inside of the text capsule.

        What if I want to do a lens about characters and wish to put alternating side pictures? What I mean is what if I want the first picture to be on the LEFT of the text, and then another one on the RIGHT of the text? Since pictures can never be on the left according to the current system, that's impossible to do.

        Most importantly the caption system kind of sucks. It turns Line breaks into spaces. If I write

        "I like this pic.
        I took it myself"

        then I wouldn't want it automatically changed to "I like this pic. I took it myself".

        Yes this is a stupid example but there have been times in the past when I got frustrated that line breaks weren't kept, or that you can't put underlines or bold or italics to caption text.

        I don't care about the other 5 suggestions that much as I can live without them....but come on , why can't I put a picture to the left and have some control of the way caption text looks? sad

      2. ProCW profile image82
        ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Relache...

        1. I'd only like a date/time to see when HubPages stats have been updated; no other reason.

        2. Maybe unnecessary to you but not to me.
            (Example: Top Group - Theatre; Subgroups - Plays, Monologues, Acting, Directing, etc.)

        3. Simply to be able to put pictures inside the text capsule (left, center, right.)

        4. If people already have accounts with stumble, digg, etc. it'd be a nice extra way to help publicize hubs instead of manually going to each site and doing that or having to install alot of toolbars. On a click, addthis.com will do this for up to 34 sites for you. It's a nice goo-gah that is in form of a tiny button.

        5. Referring to color and text only. Possibly the ability to change the title / subtitle colors at least. (Understand where you're coming from with this one though.)

        6. Referring to background images and offering the ability to frame text with image.
            (Not the same as 5 at all. Closer to being opposite.)

        Misha...

        If you were not being rude, I apologize for the accusation. I wasn't expecting such a strong opinion against what I've suggested.

        ProCW

  2. weblog profile image49
    weblogposted 9 years ago

    Layers?? Do you mean like we do in Photoshop?

    1. ProCW profile image82
      ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Something like that... yes. Offering the ability to put things in like borders, etc.

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    1. Not sure what you mean
    2. Don't care
    3. Don't care
    4. Use "Share it" link at the bottom of the hub. However, it may be made a little more prominent, I myself keep forgetting it is there. smile
    5. Resounding NO - many threads on this.
    6. Not sure what you mean. Did not not see your second post - NO, see item 5.

  4. profile image0
    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    I think a rating system for hubs would be good. Each hubber should be required to rate their hub when they publish it according to content age. Mush like video game ratings.

  5. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Sounds like MySpace to me. Awesome! smile

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Mark, you seemed to have misplaced your sarcasm smiley big_smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't think it was needed in this case smile

    2. Isabella Snow profile image89
      Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Precisely. I don't like any of the suggestions.

      1. ProCW profile image82
        ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        That's wonderful Isabella.

  6. ProCW profile image82
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    Just a little addition... I'm not posting this to complain at all about HP. I LOVE IT HERE!!!

    I am simply offering suggestions... (Hence the thread starting in the "Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature" section.)

    So, with that said, I'd appreciate kind, helpful and non-rude words in this thread.

    Thank you Misha for demonstrating the usage of unkind words, a non-helpful spirit and overall rudeness. You've done a terrific job!

    For future posters, please be kind. (THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS.)

    ProCW

  7. ProCW profile image82
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    I was gonna respond about the myspace thing, but chose not to.

  8. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Umm,
    Please point out what exactly was rude in my post? Firm yes, where I have a firm opinion, but rude... IDK, I might be missing something with my ESL, so help me here.

    1. weblog profile image49
      weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I'm just curious to know, what do IDK and ESL stand for? what do they mean Misha?

    2. MrMarmalade profile image71
      MrMarmaladeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Suggest Websters, might line up the correct definitions of these words.

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Misha - you weren't rude. Blunt yes, rude no.

    Personally, I am a big fan of communicating clearly smile

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Mark, now I can rest in peace big_smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I hope you don't mean R.I.P ?

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          See, here comes my ESL tongue
          Sure I did not mean that - but looks like it sounds as I did...

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Rest in Peace is something often added to gravestones as R.I.P big_smile

  10. Squimpleton profile image61
    Squimpletonposted 9 years ago

    IDK I Don't Know
    ESL English as a Second Language.

    1. weblog profile image49
      weblogposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks smile

  11. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Apology accepted smile

    1. ProCW profile image82
      ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile good

      Now then, when are you going to convert and have EFL?

      ProCW
      big_smile

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I have to be born to English speaking country then - so next life may be smile

        1. ProCW profile image82
          ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          works for me... smile hehe

          ProCW

  12. Squimpleton profile image61
    Squimpletonposted 9 years ago

    I don't see what's the big deal about letting people have colors.
    As long as it isn't a free choice, it can be controlled. Why can't HP just pick 3-5 colors that go well with background, and also are easily readable (darkred, darkblue, orange, etc.) and then just add a Color button on the text editor? That way we get the opportunity to mix up colors a bit, and there is still control so that we don't end up reading hubs with poor color choices.

    And as far as borders go, if we can have a border option for picture, why not one for text capsules?

    You know what else would be cool? You know how there are width choices in the picture capsule? (half, full, quarter). It'd be nice to have those for text capsules as well.

    1. Jennifer Bowman profile image53
      Jennifer Bowmanposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      We do - you can float a text capsule half-width to the right just like a picture capsule.

      1. ProCW profile image82
        ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        She means being able to center it and all that too.

      2. Squimpleton profile image61
        Squimpletonposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        As procw stated, I meant so that it would auto center.
        When you put a pic on Quarter with a stand-alone image capsule, it auto-centers. I think that would be cool. For example a recipe hub could have its list of ingredients. The Quarter would allow it to only use a centered amount of space.

  13. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    I gues anyone can do all of that on their own personally created web pages--
    but, hey, for some of us, this is complicated enough to learn fom square one. The beauty of HP lies in it's simplicity.  After all, isn't it the CONTENT ?

    1. Veronica Bright profile image59
      Veronica Brightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You would think so, wouldn't you?  Most money to be made on writing now is in the advertising.  Content that is well written and in vogue are important, IMHO, but to make money from writing online, you have to take advantage of advertising.

  14. Squimpleton profile image61
    Squimpletonposted 9 years ago

    Content that is unappealing is often ignored or given up on. Moving text around makes it more exciting from a reader's point of view.

    There's no point in having great content if its presentation scares away readers.

  15. Jennifer Bowman profile image53
    Jennifer Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    I don't find any of the possible Hub layouts scary ... smile

    I've seen some mighty scary Squidoo lenses and MySpace pages, though!

  16. Squimpleton profile image61
    Squimpletonposted 9 years ago

    Well I think most myspage pages are scary no matter what big_smile

  17. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    ProCw, you could make a Myspace page to promote your hubs, which lets you some of the things you wanted to do on your list.  I have Myspace and I will send you an invite if you like.

  18. Marian Swift profile image60
    Marian Swiftposted 9 years ago

    There are times, I've gotta admit, when I'd love to have HTML tools on Hub Pages.  At the same time, I can see where that added layer of complexity could become a tech-tutoring nightmare for staff.

    Besides, no-HTML does force me to focus on content.  Sometimes, a small dose of inconvenience is healthy.

  19. Whitney05 profile image61
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Not a big fan of any of the suggestions... Sorry...

  20. Veronica Bright profile image59
    Veronica Brightposted 9 years ago

    And they say Men aren't "catty!"  Meow, gentlemen, MEOW.  And may I add Pfffft.

    I enjoy hubpages, but it is not my primary site for publishing my articles.  I would like to see more opportunity to add HTML and our own ads to the hubs.

    Hubpages is coming along, I believe, and as I said, I do enjoy it.  I would probably publish more here if it offered more options to dress up the articles.

    You may now resume your cat fight

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Nice. I like a passive/aggresive woman? smile

      Very snotty. Well done. Hubpages is coming along lol Very good. You must be an expert then? Oh wait - only here for 4 weeks lolo

      1. Veronica Bright profile image59
        Veronica Brightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Mark, we have to stop meeting like this.

        Nope, no expert, not on hubpages anyway.  I could have sworn I pointed that out.  Hmm, maybe not.

        Glad to see you have my back, Mark.....(pfffft)
        lol

 
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