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New signed-in homepage launched!

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone,

    If you look at the HubPages homepage while you’re signed in, you’ll notice quite a change: we’ve moved to a Feed-centric layout (you’ll also notice that the Feed is no longer visible in the header), and made some simplifications to the interface. Kudos to Fawntia who built this great new feature, and James who designed it.

    What the Feed’s inclusion in the homepage does is bring the types of site activities by Hubbers you follow or in topics you follow to the fore. For those unfamiliar with the Feed, poke around a little bit. You’ll see new Hubs that might interest you (and you’ll be able to easily preview them and comment on them), status updates from those Hubbers you follow, Questions you’re following, and forum threads you’re following or participating in. You’ll also be able to easily enter in status updates for yourself (visible by your followers), and ask a new Question or start a new forum thread.

    If you’d like to make changes to your Feed, you can easily do that by editing the filters. And if you see a Feed item (or story, in Facebook parlance) that you don’t like, just hover your mouse to the upper right of it, and a drop-down menu will appear allowing you to hide it or stories like it. You can also click the  Share button below a story to share it with your followers (who wouldn’t necessarily see that same story otherwise). With some filtering, selective following, and hiding, the Feed can become a useful, fun way of interacting with the Hubbers and types of HubPages content you like.

    Have fun!

    1. Krysanthe profile image90
      Krysantheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Way cool!  I love the way this is set up.  Although now I have to come up with witty status updates...*sigh*

    2. the clean life profile image77
      the clean lifeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Jason and Thanks HubPages for this update. Looks like it will be a useful tool. Great Job as always!

    3. Freya Cesare profile image74
      Freya Cesareposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Seem cool. Thank you for this refreshing update.

    4. kannanwrites profile image83
      kannanwritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love it!

    5. sarovai profile image63
      sarovaiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Change is not Changeable. I like this.

    6. deblipp profile image61
      deblippposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      WOW was I confused when I signed in this morning. Thank goodness this post was here!

    7. SunSeven profile image64
      SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The filter is not working. When I go to edit, the following comes up.

      Hidden

      All people and topics are visible

    8. spsingh profile image59
      spsinghposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am feeling i am using facebook where i can see status of other hubbers love it.....

  2. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    I like it very much. Well done!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    nice, I like it! looks great. smile

    Thanks!

  4. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago

    Have had a quick look and think it looks fabulous. Unfortunately, I'm really short of time at the moment and had to drag myself away but will definitely be exploring it in full ASAP.

  5. carpesomediem profile image59
    carpesomediemposted 5 years ago

    Talk about a shocker a few hours makes when visiting HubPages!  I think my jaw dropped!

    I absolutely love the new layout and the customization of it!  smile

  6. wavegirl22 profile image48
    wavegirl22posted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5135768_f248.jpg

  7. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I wasn't sure where the heck I was when I signed in just now. smile  Going back to get a better look now.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Same here ,I was momentarily perplexed. I really thought oh no did a wee gremlin get in and mess up my desk lol

      Im gonna have a wee play smile

      Thanks Hub Team.

      P.S Where do I go to 'unfollow' fav hubbers? (forgotton)

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        Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can visit their profile page, and there is a link to stop following underneath their avatar. Or you can click on the link that says "more" on the new homepage, and you will get a full list of Hubbers whom you follow, with buttons to stop following them.

        You follow?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes ,thankyou smile lol

          Appreciated.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I was wondering why I couldn't find the "feed", as I always go there first instead of "home".

  9. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I don't visit the sign-in page. hmm

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Instead of clicking on "Feed," just click on "Home" or the HubPages logo (top left) when signed in.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you again. Not that it matters, but Thank you anyways.

        @Jason- Why are the people I follow listed on the Sign-In page?

        No one has a need for that information. sad

        1. Haunty profile image85
          Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's just like the old homepage - everyone sees their own only. Other's can't see yours so don't worry about what's on it.

  10. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 5 years ago

    Cool!
    Kinda reminds me of a Facebook Wall page.
    Nicely done fellas!

    Programmers Rule!

    James.

  11. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    You're welcome, and not a problem.  I'm actually experimenting with it right now.  I'm on that page (Home/Feed), following this forum topic, saw this response to my response, and so I am responding without going back to the forum section. That's new for me.  I'm not sure whether it has been possible before, but it's something new to me and fun to try.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the old FEED, you could post a comment via it. It would not show or recognize "The Hubber's Hangout" or "The Sandpit" forum threads. I don't know if that has changed or not, because I don't use the FEED.

  12. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    I only used the old FEED once or twice in the 15 months I have been here.  This looks interesting, but there are still some things about it I'm somewhat unenthusiastic about so far.  For instance, on this page (where I still am), in the list of forum posts, I can't tell at this point whether one of the posts is a reply to a specific previous post or not.  I can, of course, move quickly from here back into the forum section to check that out. 

    Also, when I clicked on Reply (here) it wasn't clear to me whether this would be a reply to the forum thread as a whole or to the post directly above this one.  Well, we'll see.  Even though this is fun in a way, I may or may not use it any more than the old FEED section, after the novelty wears off.

    PLUS (!) - (Staff, please note) - If I move the cursor away from this reply box for whatever reason (something that matters to me, if not to anyone else), the reply box sort of collapses and I lose the "Post" button, so that I have to move the cursor back into the reply box before posting, even if I actually had been ready to do so earlier.  A little bit annoying.  Not earth-shattering, but perhaps worth noting.

    1. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Aficionada, when you click on 'reply' to a forum post in the feed, you are responding to the forum topic as a whole, and not directly to the post immediately before it. You make a good point that it would be nice if the feed supported a threaded view of forum posts.

      I understand what you mean about the collapsing box. I'll see if I can do something to make that less annoying.

      Thank you for your detailed feedback!

      1. Aficionada profile image94
        Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome, and thank you!  You all keep so busy-busy, all the time. smile

  13. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 5 years ago

    PS, check out the Filter just above the "what's on your mind" entry field. NICE! So, you CAN filter the wall as you like, based on hubs, comments, forum posts AND your preferred categories of interest.

    did i mention programmers rule?

  14. Darknlovely3436 profile image35
    Darknlovely3436posted 5 years ago

    I try to submit a new hub, and it wouldn't accepted it,
    so what is going on.

  15. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    Geez, my homepage is now completely useless to me. Thanks guys!

    And can someone please tell me why all of a sudden every single darn forum post I respond to defaults to "Follow this forum topic"? I don't want to follow any of them. Thx.

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You mean you were actually someone who used the custom homepage feature (while it lasted)? Me too.

      http://hubpages.com/my/activity/forum-topics-following

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Haunty.

        1. Jeff Berndt profile image92
          Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I liked the way it was before (the way I wanted it). I'm sure the new page is useful to many, judging by the comments here, but I miss my old page and wish I could have it back.

  16. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    So far not liking it at all. Looks like I am in the minority here. I just liked the option to click into 'feed' to read posts on threads, and not as happy with it being on the home page.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Misty. The pages now looks cluttered. hmm

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Glad it isn't just me Cags smile

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          smile

          1. Anne Oddity profile image61
            Anne Oddityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hmmm...I liked the old version better too.

  17. Evan G Rogers profile image83
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    how do i make it so i can see the forums that I've been talking in?

  18. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Very sleek! I like the new look a lot so far. Thanks HP team. smile

    Hey Jason, do think the roll-out of the new front page has anything to do with the edit debacle we seem to be experiencing, or just a coincidence?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Edit debacle?! Sorry, I might have missed that thread. Could you fill me in?

      1. Mutiny92 profile image86
        Mutiny92posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        folks can't edit their hubs. 

        I can edit, but when I click save on a module, the screen goes completely grey.  OSX/Safari.

        Lots of folks are having issues.

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/76635

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/76819

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/76820

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for this. The timing would suggest it's due to the same build going out. I'll pass this on to engineering.

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Just an update - Paul Deeds and Fawntia are looking into this.

            1. K9keystrokes profile image92
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              As always Jason, you are on top of things! I have faith that PaulD and Fawntina will get it corrected soon. Thanks a million Sir.

              1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I will pass on your thanks to them!

                Paul and Fawntia weren't able to replicate this in IE7 or IE8, but other engineers are going to investigate, too.

                I hate to have to suggest using another browser, but that might be your safest bet until they replicate, diagnose, and fix the problem.

                1. K9keystrokes profile image92
                  K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Appreciate the extra steps being taken by the engineers. Thanks for the suggestion Jason, will keep it in mind.

        2. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Mutiny for the input! You rock!

        3. Anne Oddity profile image61
          Anne Oddityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think I'm having the same issue - whenever I try to save a text capsule my screen goes grey. I'm glad to know it's not just me!

          1. Jeff Berndt profile image92
            Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, it's me, too. June 9th, 10;06 am EDT.

            1. Jason Menayan profile image60
              Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Anne & Jeff,

              Just a note that this bug was fixed a couple of hours ago. I'm sorry about the difficulties it caused you!

              1. K9keystrokes profile image92
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yippy! Thanks for the update Jason and for getting the problem to the right people. True appreciation for your efforts. I love it when the HP team gets caught doing good things! Makes it  worth while to be part of this grand community! Thanks again Jason! smile

                1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                  Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you! Deeds and Fawntia were actually already working on it before I was even aware of the problem. They're fast. smile

              2. Jeff Berndt profile image92
                Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks, Jason; actually it was a really quick fix, all things considered.

              3. Anne Oddity profile image61
                Anne Oddityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Great, thanks Jason!

  19. Peggy W profile image91
    Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

    Sorry, I disagree.  This now looks more like a Twitter page than the old HubPages.  I liked the Forum posts separated from the hubs and reading everyone's comments to hubs or forums that we may or may not be interested in is just cluttering up the page. 

    I couldn't believe my eyes when I just recently signed in to my account.  Oh dear!

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I admit it might take a little getting used to, but if you edit your filters, you can toggle between Hubs and Forums, for instance. It will actually involve a lot less clicking around than the old way.

  20. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    I don't know what went on in a technial-build sense, but I have to wonder if all the "new features" roll-outs lately are the culprits behind every single page change within Hub Pages, as well as the sign-in, loading V--E--R--Y  S--L--O--W--L--Y this entire past week.  It is almost as bad as being back on dial-up!  sad

    *****

    As for the most recent new features, time will tell...

    *****

    And, on a different matter, I agree with whomever said they dislike the "follow this forum topic" being the default.  Some I want to follow, some I do not.  I'd rather just do it from the "your" posts tab on the forum homepage, or at least have the default be that the box is UN-checked.

    Thank you.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this
      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh!  Thanks, Cagsil--did not know that was there!  Have only seen the new one about our own "questions/answers" on our stats page....

  21. ethel smith profile image85
    ethel smithposted 5 years ago

    No Not for me either. I understand why sites feel a need to keep revamping and move with the times but caution should always be exercised. It it aint broke why fix it? New members will no no differnce of course and for us it will be like it or lumo so we will get used to it:)

  22. trish1048 profile image81
    trish1048posted 5 years ago

    Hate it.

  23. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I don't ever go to the home page because I see no need to do so whatsoever. When I want to read forum messages, I go to forum. When I want to see how my hubs are doing, I go to account. If I feel like reading someone's hubs, I go to their hubs.   

    I also hate the follow forum topic default if it means I'm going to get more emails.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can change it under your account settings, so that the box will be un-checked by default. Similarly for comments on hubs, questions.

      http://hubpages.com/my/activity/questions-following

  24. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    surprise, surprise for a Wednesday morning!!  I thought I was seeing things (worked 26 hours straight and not seeing straight)!  lol

    will come back to investigate it more... looks great !  smile

  25. Wayne Brown profile image87
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    One might as well move to Facebook.  I thought this site was about writers not cluttered conversation and casual traffic...this format is a digression...no progress here from a writing perspective.

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image86
      Ken R. Abellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wayne is exactly right. This IS NOT Facebook.

      Time will tell, but not at all sure of what this means.

      Not at all happy with these changes.

      1. prairieprincess profile image96
        prairieprincessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with Wayne and Ken. I had my Homepage set before exactly as I liked it, with my fav. writers in one box, and all my other writers in another box, and my subjects followed in another box. This only gives recent activity and is very cluttered, while losing some of the important stuff.

        1. lrohner profile image84
          lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Geez, where's the "like" button when you need it? smile

          1. Mutiny92 profile image86
            Mutiny92posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            where's the "HP in the news" and "blog update"???

  26. Andrew0208 profile image61
    Andrew0208posted 5 years ago

    I love it. Thank you HubPages Team.smile

  27. psf profile image80
    psfposted 5 years ago

    excellent..I love it..congrats HubPages team.

  28. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 5 years ago

    lrohner, you can change your settings to not receive notifications by going to my account > profile > email settings.  Hope that helps!

  29. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 5 years ago

    EvanG, there is a filter icon at the top of the Feed.  You can click it to just look at Forum Posts and see the ones where you're actively participating.  It also shows the forums where the Hubbers you are following are active.  Cheers!

  30. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

    After I hit submit ,it takes a long time to load now ,and I also started getting a message from Firefox telling me ..the page is trying to re-direct me etc ..allow/disallow?

    Never had that before, could be Firefox ,could be the changes...

    Oh life lol

  31. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    I played around with this new layout yesterday and posted my discoveries and thoughts at that time.  I'm in the process (literally now) of continuing to play with it to see whether and how I like it.  It's sort of growing on me.

    So far, there are some things that I do like: the ability to see posts in a number of different forums at the same time, without having to click on each thread separately.  I can choose to enter one thread fully or just skip around between them.  I can expand any one of the collapsed threads to read the entire conversation (or a large percentage of the most recent posts, anyway) - or not, as I choose.  I would like to have some way on this page of determining whether a post I see is a response to a previous post, if that is possible - as happens in the usual threaded view.  I would also like to have the "hide all" button a slightly darker color, so that it is easier to find.  I like the vivid colors of the other boxes.  "Hide all" doesn't need to be equally bright, but it could be somewhat brighter.

    I like that I can choose a category to view at one time, if I wish.  I think this could almost be used as a personalized HubHopper too - among other possible good uses.  By that, I mean that I can see new Hubs in the categories I follow.  Those are the ones I most likely have some interest in and some level of knowledge about, and will therefore have a level of concern about and possibly a quicker recognition of what sounds original (or not).  I don't think I'm stretching here. smile

    One feature I haven't figured out yet is the forum post box at the top of the page.  Is that for starting a new thread - or to use to find an existing thread and adding a comment there? 

    I'll also be really delighted when the jumpy reply/post box gets fixed, but I do understand that it is far down the list below fixing the Hub text capsule glitch.  Hub engineers rule!

  32. Fawntia profile image
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    Fawntiaposted 5 years ago

    Aficionada, thanks again for your thoughts. To answer your question, the forum post box at the top of the page is for starting a new forum topic.

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Fawntia!

      I don't know whether including some indication that it's for a new post would be clearer, or if that's one of those things the people who use it will just become accustomed to.  I'm guessing I'll probably be one of the ones who will use it fairly often.

      Also, I realized after I posted that I didn't mean the "Hide All" box needed to be more noticeable, because the outline/box isn't there until the cursor finds the words. smile  It was really just the difficulty I had in finding the words at all that was the problem - again, it may become easier with use, but for the first-time user, it might be helpful to have the letters in a slightly darker color.  Just MO.

      Thanks for all you all are doing!

  33. Hyphenbird profile image95
    Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago

    I prefer to click on what I want to see when I want to use it. My profile page should be just that.Also, I prefer HubPages be as different from Facebook and Twitter as possible. We are a writer's site, (I think we still are)and the bells and whistles distract from the bones of what HubPages is. I prefer the Staff concentrate on ways to help us make money and get our Hubs known to the public. I do not see how this new layout is going to accomplish that.

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this



      We can still use our profile pages just as they were before.

      I had some misgivings about HP becoming like FB and Twitter. But one thing to consider is that even Google, et al., have said recently that social networking may do more of the work that the Search Engines have been doing.  So, in that sense, having one segment of HP that resembles FB could actually be a step in a good direction.

      EDIT:  I'm sure I've misquoted "Google, et al." to some greater or lesser degree.  I'm researching the correct way to state that even right now.

      EDIT-2:  I've found at least one professional-looking article to back me up; so I'll leave it, at least for now. http://www.awsp.com/blog/category/searc … imization/

  34. FaithDream profile image86
    FaithDreamposted 5 years ago

    While the new layout will take some getting used to, I miss being able to see my favorite hubbers' new hubs when they publish them. Right now I get hub traffic based on the categories I follow.
    Is there a way to prioritize these hubs so my favorite hubbers (the ones I follow) come up first? That would make it easier to navigate.

  35. Mcken profile image60
    Mckenposted 5 years ago

    I'm pretty new here, so I was actually getting used to the older format. Now, its like Facebook with proper articles. Let's hope for the best!

  36. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
    Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years ago

    Hate the new format.  I don't know about usability, because I don't click on much from the sign in page, but I do know that the new look is UGLY!!  It looks horribly cluttered, and too much like Facebook.  I liked that HubPages didn't look like Facebook.  Now it does, and it's disappointing.  I don't think I'll bother going to that page any more, because it offends my eyes!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's all about friending and marketing and commenting and belonging - community stuff.
      I don't really care one way or another, there's no way I'm going to plough through what everyone else is up to each day.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image98
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ditto.

    2. prairieprincess profile image96
      prairieprincessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Completely agree, Lady WS!

  37. bethparker profile image86
    bethparkerposted 5 years ago

    I am getting an error message trying to load HubPages in Chrome:  "The webpage at http://hubpages.com/feed/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."

  38. bethparker profile image86
    bethparkerposted 5 years ago

    I got it to load now, but it's really buggy.  I went to my profile first; that loaded fine. Then I clicked on home and it went to a sign-in page.  It rejected my password on the first two tries even though I know it was right.  Finally, on the third try it let me in.

  39. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I will have to start listening to Mozart every time I access Hubpages. The undigested contents of the great collective stomach/small intestine/colon are just too much to view without some organising principle.

  40. toknowinfo profile image92
    toknowinfoposted 5 years ago

    I like it. I think this innovation helps in positive ways.

  41. ponx profile image90
    ponxposted 5 years ago

    Much like a Facebook page...smile

  42. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    All change is good and bad at the same time.

    After using the new a page, I have a couple of suggestions:

    1.  Switch the columns.  The eye reads left to right and it's more acceptable to see photos (ie avatars) on the left with text to the right;

    2.  Shorten the activities listing.  You have to scroll, and scroll and scroll down to get to the very bottom.  When you do this, you lose the info at the top.  Also, who really wants to scroll and scroll???!!??  I use a 28" screen and I see most of the page.  But for those with smaller monitors, this is an inconvenience and takes too much time to navigate through;

    3.  Keep the grouping of items related to the user together.  There is too much wasted real estate on the right hand side.  Take advantage of this space by moving the hubber info.  Could try something like a banner that goes across the top with the avatar on the left, comments/hubs/your profile next to the avatar (as it already is), the remainder of the banner can be filled with the accolades/new hub/ etc.  This would provide the full width of the page for the feeds and other info that users would find useful;

    4.  Question regarding the status line -- who sees this and who reads this?  If this is a feature that is staying, then run it with the banner under the the avatar but across the width of the banner.  this will provide a break between hubber info and HP activities.  A bit of background color to differentiate the sections is advisable.  This breaks things up, livens it and brings a bit of eye candy to the site. 


    Just a few suggestions.... hope you don't mind.  smile

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      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't been able to spot the advantage. Previously, a very simple and undemanding list of recent activities was available, showing the 4 most recent activities of relevance to me. I could auto-refresh that page every so often, and go to hubtivity once in awhile to scroll further back in time. The feed - similar to the current home page - was readily available to run in a new tab or window.

      Now, the former option is gone. All that remains is the feed. The listing on the profile page is no substitute as it shows one's own activities, not all relevant activities of others.

      1. Beth100 profile image83
        Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you.  I'm hoping that this is the first roll out with a second roll out that will incorporate some tweaking based on the feedback from the users.  Like I said, always good and bad when it comes to changes.

        I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to receive the activities of the entire site, not just what we subscribe to or follow.  I  preferred the entire site -- gave me a sense of who was out there and when.

      2. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        For the time being you can still access hubtivity here.  I'd suggest bookmarking it, as there aren't any links to this page.  It may not be supported indefinitely, however.

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          Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you!

        2. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with WE.  This FB look-a-like page only makes me have to scan down the page and even then the most recent posts are not shown.  By the way, what is the advantage of this feature?  Did you let the women talk you into this?  They love FB you know  lol

          1. Beth100 profile image83
            Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe they were hypnotized by a snake..... sssssss !!!!  lol

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I think there may a precedent for this somewhere!  lol

  43. Astra Nomik profile image81
    Astra Nomikposted 5 years ago

    Wow, what a cold new feature, very "Facebooky" or something like it. I really like it. I think this is definitely heading in the right direction. It will encourage more interaction between and among hubbers. I am so happy to be part of Hub Pages. smile

  44. theherbivorehippi profile image83
    theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago

    Dislike!  Appreciate the effort Hubpages but what prompted this change?  Can we opt in to have the old format back? lol

  45. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Just a quick note that we are reading your feedback, and this is just version 1.0 (or maybe 2.0 if you count the Feed as 1.0). We will be adding new features and tweaks - stay tuned!

  46. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 5 years ago

    side bar: if i had to choose between this format and the hopper, i would definitely choose this one. At least is filters based on my reading preferences and allows an across the board view of hubs, comments, etc.

    maybe, just maybe, instead of the present threaded view, it could be a mouse event drop down (accordion) view, in a wider div, still showing the cool tags of hub or forum, with the OP and last comment.

    just a thought...

    James.

  47. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    The more I use it, the more I like it. It's quick and handy for those who don't have a lot of time online. I never used the previous sign in page, preferring my accounts page (hub views) or the feed.

    I think the hub images are fine where they are. I'm used to the FB feed to quickly browse posts, etc., so this is very functional in that regard. I am definitely using it and found a few great hubs I probably wouldn't have noticed before, because of the images.

  48. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image70
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 5 years ago

    Simplified, I like it.

  49. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 5 years ago

    Wow, I like the new homepage design!  Although it's a little too FBish I still like it!  Good job on this improvement!

  50. Mac Mission profile image60
    Mac Missionposted 5 years ago

    Nice

 
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