Since once again, comment moderation involves skipping my questions at the blog - and as someone who theorized about the subdomain concept ...
You Got To Be kidding me!
if HP switches to authors as subdomains ... wow.
That would make most of the "quality" and commercial changes pointless and accepted as such. All the writers and time lost would be for nothing.
The witch hunts here would have been a waste of time as those "authors" (now gone) could have been stuck in their own walled subdomain
If they were to follow a subdomain model the smart choice would be topical. Did you create your author name with the intention of it being a part of your URL?
On first read, it seemed like a great idea ( I even volunteered) .. but a few seconds later, I think it would invalidate all the careful selection of short urls. Hell, my profile name is rather short .. I would feel bad for websiteexaminer.hubpages.com/myhubstitle
Its to random , it would have to be by topic finance/humor/hosting(lol)/Writing etc
While topical sounds sensible, it probably is not here because there would be so much repetition within the topic.
Separation by authors has the advantage of separating the wheat from the chaff.
Whether that is enough, who knows?
You dont think as a(nother) backwards compat site change that it disregards the original intention and designs of thousands of authors?
It creates problems such as self competition, longer urls , general confusion in past marketing campaigns (even with redirects)
Im willing to be wheat or chaff on my own -but then what good was rel=author and months of twitchy changes.
eh -- it doesnt matter , but it really seems like if this was an idea it should have been done first before all the other tweaks.
Its a HUGE gamble and definitely invalidates alot of peoples idea of what they thought they were getting involved in here
Im going to wander away again now - I think subdomains are a great idea for new sites using a multi author topic / concept. Massacring the site architecture here ..yet again, sounds damn scary. You got to a pick a course and follow through on it! If its going to be quality non commercial content and mass axing of authors - do it and see what happens, dont make changes that invalidate all that was done before.
..in regards to: http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/06/prepar … ess-panda/
I'll probably read all of this, but it would help to put all comments here http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/77245 looking for official feedback.
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