Lately, there have been all sorts of changes on Hubpages designed to get hubbers to interact more with each other. For instance, I now find that my feed comes up with the comments from anyone's hub that I commented on. I have tried for the past three days to switch if off, but I can't.
I find it extremely distracting to have these constant comments streaming onto my feed. I left facebook because of it, and have a total of 16 people on my Google Plus page. The other 16 are for games. In other words, I don't like lots and lots of comments and activity to have to look at.
I have some questions:
Does anybody have any idea how I can switch it off?
If the only way we earn is from Google traffic, why encourage all the interaction?
Why not give us an op out option. I have working memory impairment which means that any excess information doesn't work very well for me.
Sophia, I don't think there's a way to switch it off.
I like it because I see hubs that interest me often. I may end up linking to a hub that I really like, or bookmark it for a later read. I also tweet interesting hubs or share them on FB.
Not sure you can turn off the feed but go to 'my account' / 'following' then scroll through the options in the box to the left. Uncheck then save the hubs and forums you follow.
Personally, I don't mind the feed at all. I'm not a hubhopper and I mostly only read the hubs of those that I follow and occasionally the hubs they are reading or recommend or bring to my attention through the feed.
Thanks. RebekaElle, Thanks livewithRichard. You're probably right. I did look for a way to switch it off but can't find it. I only read the hubs of people I follow. However, I'm getting comments from people I don't follow. It's the comments part I want to switch off.
You can do a couple of things to change this. You can click on "Filters" above the status bar on your feed page and then next to the "Filter by Type", click on "Edit". This will allow you to change what you see in your feed.
Also, when you comment on a hub, you automatically follow the hub's comments. If you do not want to do this, you can leave a comment and uncheck the box that says "Follow". Then you won't get notifications from anyone else's comments on that hub.
I hope this helps!
I pretty much consider the HP feed the same as my Twitter Home feed. I visit both occasionally, but the amount of information is such that I don't even consider the idea of trying to read all the entries.
I don’t like the new home page that much either. Rarely do I ever see the writers that I prefer to follow when they have published new work as I used to. Instead you have a constant scrolling list of mostly junk, like they are trying to force you to Hub HOP and if you do participate in anything your email inbox is then flooded with notices, really annoying.
And yes I know about the follow switches and the filters, which by the way if you click the followers filter it lists the people that follow you rather than the ones you follow. I'd rather see the old home page
If you go to your account, choose Profile from the black options across the upper screen. Then in Profile,choose email settings. You can show the settings and change them. I can control all of my email notifications, so I know that you can, too. Also, as someone else said above, take off the checkmark on the follow option when you comment on someone else's hub if you don't want to see other comments.
Has anyone else seen the resemblance between that notification counter at the top and that of Google +... at the moment mine says +6 notifications lol Still cool though
Yes, I like the notifications. I just don't like the comments. So if I comment on someone else's hub, and it's not someone I'm following, all the comments on that hub come up forever more.
Interesting. Mine quit working ~5 days ago.
I have a browser bookmark that takes me directly into "my account". I move between there and the forums as I wish. I never, ever see the feed, because I never go to the home page.
I found a way of stopping it all. There is a menu that says 'following' at the top of the page. I just unticked all of them.
Click on Following which is the 6th menu item at the top.
Untick the sentence that says, "By default, follow the hubs that I click on."
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