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Error Prevents Creation of New Hub

  1. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    After typing a new hub into the text box, I tried to save it as "unpublished," but the page turned hazy and froze up. I tried everything I could to retrieve it, but nothing worked. Then I gave up and decided to start from scratch to re-create the hub. When I typed the title of the hub, the message said that hub title is not available because it already exists. The title of my new proposed new hub is: Being Good Ought To Be Good Enough.

    I would very much appreciate help in finding out how I can solve this problem. It's important to me that the title be used exactly as written above.

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      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You can recreate the hub with the same title. Type the title in but leave an extra space between two words. The title will appear the same, but will be different because of the extra space.

  2. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    William, does the title not show up on your 'Statistics' page?

  3. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    No, Shirley. It doesn't show up anywhere.

  4. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, I just went on a hunt but could find it nowhere.

    I'm sorry William, I don't know what to tell you.  Guess this is a case for the HP tech team, or at least someone that knows more than I do about such things.

    Best of luck.

  5. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Just got another idea.  Does the title show up on your 'Groups' page?

  6. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I was wrong when I said it didn't show up anywhere. You are right, Shirley. It does show up on my "Groups" list. I saw it there before, but I forgot about it.

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Yay!!!  Glad you found it, William.  Too bad you have to redo it, but at least you've recovered the link and title.

  8. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    By the way, William....I save my hubs periodically as I'm working on them.  Once I have it saved, I press F5 to refresh before hitting the edit button and going back to work on the hub some more.  It's the only way I've found to keep the translucent screen and loss of work away.

  9. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    The problem is, Shirley, that the system won't let me re-create the hub. When I try to type in the title, it stops me by saying that the title I want already exists. I guess I'll have to email HubPages. I assume they can either delete the hub with the error in it or find a way to allow me to start all over again.

    When this happened I retyped the hub in my IBM Thinkpad document. I resisted doing it that way, but now I see it's not wise to type my hub directly into the hub's text box. I've had a little trouble before typing into the text box, but nothing like this!

    Thanks for all your help, Shirley.

  10. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    I wasn't any help, but you're welcome.

  11. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    As John Milton said, Shirley, "They also serve who only stand and wait." I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image83
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank-you for that.

  12. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Sir Dent. That's fantastic! I'm in your debt.

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      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No debt owed. I learned how to do things like that from my old MSN chat days. Two rooms with the same title but different because of a simple space.

  13. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Sir Dent is right - your title can be different from your url - and you can change the url slightly by adding a space or removing a conjunction
    I always type off line - Ive had glitches too many times: its usually not hubpages fault but a problem with my internet connection.  Also I think its wise to keep a copy of your work: there is nothing stopping hubpages going offline tomorrow and not coming back -Im not saying that's likely its just an insurance policy!

  14. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Lissie, and Sir Dent. I'll be a little more cautious in the future -- and keep a copy of my hubs somewhere safe and sound.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hi William,

      On which hub did this occur?  I will be glad to look into it to see what happened.

      You might also want to switch to Version 3 of the editor which has the autosave feature.

      You can do this by switching the editor version in profile.

      -Larry

  15. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Larry. I just found your message. I apologize for the delay.

    A few days ago I took Sir Dent's advice and created a new hub (to replace the troublesome hub) by leaving a space between two of the words in my title.

    That worked great, so the new hub is now in the "unpublished" category. I plan to publish it soon, probably within the next few days.

    Before creating the new hub I deleted the original hub -- the one I had the trouble with. It is currently listed as "deleted."

    Here's the URL for the deleted hub:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Being-Good-Ough … ood-Enough

    Regarding your recommendation to switch to Version 3, I still don't fully understand how the HTML  works, but I will try to make the conversion soon.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You don't have to use HTML in the Version 3 text editor, it's just an option.  There's a button on the toolbar of the Version 3 capsule to enter an HTML editor.  If you don't want to use it, just don't!  You can format as usual using the same fonts/styles you could use on Version 2.

  16. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Maddie. I'm going to switch to Version 3 and create a new hub now. But, I must admit, I have my fingers crossed.

  17. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I have just typed a new hub into a text box under Version 3 successfully. The only glitch was when I tried to create a link, the box that came up does not offer the option of opening in new window. So I switched by to Version 2 to accomplish that. Can that be done under Version 3?

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hi William,

      The option of opening in a new window is available in Version 3.  The trick is to click the "show advanced options" link to see the additional options.

      -Larry

  18. William F. Torpey profile image85
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    That's great, Larry. Thanks. I found it. I switched back to Version 3, and, with luck, I'll be there permanently. I have a lot to learn about these computers, but I am learning a little bit every day!

 
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