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    • MA-NY-NJ, etc. Road Trip/
      2

      MA-NY-NJ, etc. Road Trip/"Hubmeet"?

      5 years ago

      Hello, northern East Coast US Hubbers (and a little to the west)!I am facing a hastily planned road trip from Boston back to the Midwest next week. My time will be somewhat flexible and, with that being the case, I would really love to stop and have coffee or a sandwich or salad with any of you...

    • How many weights are required to balance any number of ounces up through 2000 on
      6

      How many weights are required to balance any number of ounces up through 2000 on

      5 years ago

      How many weights are required to balance any number of ounces up through 2000 on a balance scale?A merchant has a precision balance scale, set to weigh exact ounces only, to use in case of an apocalyptic electrical failure. What is the maximum number of weights needed to be able to weigh any number...

    • What do the following words have in common:  shout, sate, stew, thorn?
      9

      What do the following words have in common: shout, sate, stew, thorn?

      5 years ago

      What do the following words have in common:  shout, sate, stew, thorn?

    • Writers who have changed your mind
      30

      Writers who have changed your mind

      5 years ago

      To some degree, we writers probably all want to change someone else's mind about something, to some degree: politics, religion, social issues, products, how-to's, and many other matters. Even entertainment may turn out to be a mood-changer, if not precisely a mind-changer.So, which writers have you...

    • Difficult Day
      33

      Difficult Day

      5 years ago

      About four weeks ago I posted the happy news about my first grandbaby. My husband and I got to spend two wonderful weeks with him and his parents. But on the day we got home, I learned that my 95-year-old Mother had fallen and broken her shoulder and was in the hospital. I have spent the past week...

    • My first grandbaby
      65

      My first grandbaby

      5 years ago

      I'm super psyched! My daughter is being admitted to the hospital today. Her due date was supposed to be eight days from now. I'm so excited - - - on pins and needles.It's a good sign if she can't text me right now, isn't it? I mean, I figure she's got her mind on more important things !

    • Forum Glitch oniPad2
      6

      Forum Glitch oniPad2

      5 years ago

      Within the past hour, I've been having a weird glitch in the screen appearance of individual forum threads, on my iPad2.It began when I posted a comment. Even though the comment showed up, the screen displayed a message that the thread had not received traffic in two months, yada-yada-yada. (It's a...

    • Kbuuk, Anyone?
      1

      Kbuuk, Anyone?

      5 years ago

      Have any of you tried Kbuuk? (It's another eBook self-publishing site.) What was your opinion and what was your experience? If you haven't tried it yourself, have you heard anything from someone who has?

    • What is the best way to improve earnings for a high-traffic Hub that isn't meeti
      6

      What is the best way to improve earnings for a high-traffic Hub that isn't meeti

      5 years ago

      What is the best way to improve earnings for a high-traffic Hub that isn't meeting its potential?The high traffic is very affirming and welcome! But if would be even more welcome if the earnings reflected the traffic numbers.

    • Why do some people use a singular noun when they start a phrase with
      15

      Why do some people use a singular noun when they start a phrase with "one of you

      5 years ago

      Why do some people use a singular noun when they start a phrase with "one of your . . . "?They might continue by saying "[one of your] best/worst/favorite/least-favorite/best-loved/most-hated" or something similar. Do you have a grammar theory?

    • What are the most appealing names grandchildren call their grandparents?
      8

      What are the most appealing names grandchildren call their grandparents?

      4 years ago

      What are the most appealing names grandchildren call their grandparents?

    • What method do you recommend for choosing a baby's name?
      4

      What method do you recommend for choosing a baby's name?

      5 years ago

      What method do you recommend for choosing a baby's name?Are there any innovative methods now? Has the internet changed the traditional methods?

    • What child-care tip has helped you the most as a parent, teacher, or other child
      9

      What child-care tip has helped you the most as a parent, teacher, or other child

      5 years ago

      What child-care tip has helped you the most as a parent, teacher, or other childcare-giver?If you could choose only one tip to share with new/inexperienced parents, teachers, or caregivers, what would it be?

    • What are the similarities and differences between lupus and multiple sclerosis?
      2

      What are the similarities and differences between lupus and multiple sclerosis?

      5 years ago

      What are the similarities and differences between lupus and multiple sclerosis?

    • FIXED: New Profile Issues in Internet Explorer
      43

      FIXED: New Profile Issues in Internet Explorer

      5 years ago

      Since another thread encouraged us to switch over to the new profile layout, I have checked some of the profiles of Hubbers who have switched.  There are two technical problems that I see.  It is possible that they are related to my browser (IE 8.0), but I'm not currently in a position to...

    • How do you go about finding recipes for using up unusual or exotic ingredients y
      5

      How do you go about finding recipes for using up unusual or exotic ingredients y

      6 years ago

      How do you go about finding recipes for using up unusual or exotic ingredients you have purchased?

    • What are some good tips to avoid brain freeze from ice-cold foods and beverages?
      5

      What are some good tips to avoid brain freeze from ice-cold foods and beverages?

      6 years ago

      What are some good tips to avoid brain freeze from ice-cold foods and beverages?

    • How many different noticeable regional accents are there in Australian English?
      3

      How many different noticeable regional accents are there in Australian English?

      6 years ago

      How many different noticeable regional accents are there in Australian English?

    • What is the origin of the Red State/Blue State designation?
      2

      What is the origin of the Red State/Blue State designation?

      6 years ago

      What is the origin of the Red State/Blue State designation?Why were the colors chosen to represent the political parties as they were? To me, the symbolism has always seemed backwards, and I'm curious to know more about the reasoning behind the colors.

    • SUGGESTION: Sticky-fying Active Report-a-Bug Threads
      3

      SUGGESTION: Sticky-fying Active Report-a-Bug Threads

      5 years ago

      Currently there are four or five threads open concerning the problem with Amazon capsules, and the same sort of thing seems to happen with many - if not most - technical problems or bugs.Would it not help for active threads related to bugs to stay in the sticky thread section? If a thread in...

    • Shock-Disbelief-Sadness-Disappointment
      2

      Shock-Disbelief-Sadness-Disappointment

      6 years ago

      I have just read that Jonah Lehrer, whom I have greatly admired and have extolled many times here at HP, has resigned from his position at the New Yorker, because he had fabricated quotes that he attributed to Bob Dylan in his eBook Imagine.  And then he lied about the source of the...

    • Changing Keywords
      5

      Changing Keywords

      6 years ago

      I'm curious to hear from successful-now or successful-in-the-past Hubbers about a question I have.  That is, do you periodically return to your Hubs and revise the keywords because of changes in search patterns over time? What I mean is that when we research keywords, we get a picture of the...

    • Car Talk Ending? -- No, No, Say it ain't so!!
      4

      Car Talk Ending? -- No, No, Say it ain't so!!

      6 years ago

      It's the end of an era.  Click and Clack, the Tappit Brothers, have announced their retirement in September.http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/ … 39883.htmlI guess all the prognostications about 2012 were really true then.  Please join me in a sniffle in honor of one of the...

    • Resolved: Security Question Not Case Senstive
      2

      Resolved: Security Question Not Case Senstive

      6 years ago

      Based on recent experience, I am guessing that the Security Questions are case-sensitive, at the very least. Unfortunately, there seem to be some other issues related to the punctuation of the answers.  That is, spacing and abbreviations may create problems, if they are entered incorrectly. I...

    • iPad User Question
      8

      iPad User Question

      5 years ago

      I am experiencing a weird problem with my iPad, and if anyone has an explanation or suggestion, I would appreciate knowing it.Normally, when I turn the iPad from a horizontal to a vertical position, the screen picture will turn to accommodate its new orientation. Every now and then (including now)...

    • Motherhood Changes the Brain
      10

      Motherhood Changes the Brain

      6 years ago

      I just scanned this fascinating article on LiveScience:http://news.yahoo.com/motherhood-change … 11584.htmlStudies may point to some therapies for mothers who do not experience attachment to their babies; attachment is important to enable the baby to survive and to thrive.I actually thought...

    • If You Could Have Dinner with....
      9

      If You Could Have Dinner with....

      6 years ago

      If you could have dinner with any Hubber that you have frequently disagreed with (perhaps even disagreeably at times) and get to know them face-to-face, which one would you choose?For me, it would be one who "left" HP - although there have been times I've thought he actually has come back...

    • New Alzheimers Drug perhaps?
      12

      New Alzheimers Drug perhaps?

      6 years ago

      I am so thrilled to read this article about a drug that has potential use with Alzheimers patients.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 144005.htmLike some other exciting discoveries, this drug was originally planned, designed, and used for another purpose.Comments?

    • Windows Movie Maker Question
      5

      Windows Movie Maker Question

      6 years ago

      Well, GULP, after over-enthusing about how user-friendly the Windows Movie Maker software is, I have a question I can't figure out!  Help, please!!!I worked on a Windows Movie Maker Project on one computer, then tried to transfer it (as a project) to a different computer on a flash...

    • Whatever Happened to.... ?
      3

      Whatever Happened to.... ?

      6 years ago

      I haven't seen IntimatEvolution in the forums in the longest time.  Has anything happened to her?  Others are missing too, but she was always a breath of fresh air and started the most interesting threads.

    • Vegan Recipes and Hubs?
      8

      Vegan Recipes and Hubs?

      6 years ago

      My son and daughter-in-law are coming for a visit very soon (from out-of-state).  She is vegetarian, but she occasionally restricts her diet to veganism.  I want to be prepared for both possibilities, but my imagination has gone blank for any vegan dishes. We have had them with us for...

    • The Meme is Dead: Long Live the Meme!
      6

      The Meme is Dead: Long Live the Meme!

      6 years ago

      Sorry, SaDDOS, but I am so tired of LOLcats.  IMO, that has enjoyed its fifteen minutes, along with Kim, Paris, Oprah, and media fluff.About the only time I really enjoyed LOLcats was when a local McDonald's sign read "No, you can't has cheezburger, you stupid cat!" Sitting there,...

    • You Know You're in Indiana When...
      10

      You Know You're in Indiana When...

      6 years ago

      You know you're in Indiana, when your Facebook page is full of comments like "nothing but net!" OMG, WOW!!! "So awesome" etc.  And each one of those comments has about 100 Likes or comments.How 'bout those Hoosiers! (But I missed the game, I'm sorry to say.)

    • Understanding Traffic Sources
      18

      Understanding Traffic Sources

      6 years ago

      Ever since the switch to subdomains, I have seen specific subdomain names listed on the traffic stats for individual Hubs; and on the Traffic Sources Page, the numbers for HubPages have seemed to decline (understandably).  Recently, I have seen higher numbers for HubPages.com, and I don't...

    • Stenosis?
      16

      Stenosis?

      6 years ago

      Can someone explain what stenosis means?  A friend recently learned that "a stenosis" is responsible for headaches she has always experienced (she's now in her 40s).  I would like more information, if anyone has some.  [ETA: Particularly any personal experience with it, or...

    • Glitch Sticky Thread
      5

      Glitch Sticky Thread

      6 years ago

      It can be difficult to search through dozens of threads to find out whether a particular glitch has already been mentioned by other Hubbers.I would like to see (permanently) a sticky forum thread where Hubbers can report whatever problem is happening currently and check with relative ease to see...

    • Possible RSS glitch
      7

      Possible RSS glitch

      6 years ago

      Is anyone else having this problem?I don't use many RSS capsules in Hubs, so I don't know whether this is happening on more than one of my Hubs.  On a Hub where I have one such capsule, it overlaps with the Flag-or-Rate bar.  This looks confusing, sloppy, and unprofessional.If there is...

    • I'm SO embarrassed
      3

      I'm SO embarrassed

      6 years ago

      Fellow Hubbers, I have just been over at Google+, and I had the opportunity to look at a whole slew of names there at one time.  I tried to add three of them (all were Hubbers) to my circles, and accidentally the tool selected and added 100!!!  Most of the extra added ones were strangers...

    • Peculiar Forum Glitch
      6

      Peculiar Forum Glitch

      6 years ago

      This may have been temporary and it may have resolved itself already, but it was so weird that I want to report it just the same, especially since various kinds of glitches are sometimes interrelated.A moment ago I posted a reply in another thread (Aliens - good or bad?).  When I clicked on...

    • Thank you, Trishh!
      4

      Thank you, Trishh!

      6 years ago

      My 200th follower    - woo-hoo, I'm excited!   I've been watching for this all day, and I had intended to open a thread pleading for just one more...   Pretty please? ...   Then I got busy writing another Hub and failed to see it when Trishh followed me.    Thank...

    • Interpret this, please?
      11

      Interpret this, please?

      6 years ago

      What would you say about a Hubber who has a modest number of hubs;has a rather high number of followers;is a Level 8 commenter;tries to post a link to their own Hub in a comment;has an AuthorScore of 1?  (Yep, that's a "One.")The comment is very good - other than the link that is in...

    • Quantcast and Followers
      5

      Quantcast and Followers

      6 years ago

      This is actually two separate questions.(1)  Why did HubPages' Quantcast rating drop so much yesterday?  It was #75.  The day before it was at #66.(2)  Is something weird going on with the Following function?  I received an e-mail about a new follower. But my number of...

    • Check Yourself in ixquick (StartPage)
      3

      Check Yourself in ixquick (StartPage)

      6 years ago

      I am one of the internet searchers who really don't "google" search terms; I usually Yahoo! or Bing them instead.  I have been hoping some search engine would come along and step into the confusion that Google has been causing.Ixquick (StartPage) is not new, but I had never heard of...

    • Problem with HubPages Weekly
      2

      Problem with HubPages Weekly

      6 years ago

      This could be a problem arising from my e-mail account, but today is the first day I have noticed this, even though the account has been the same for a few weeks.On HubPages Weekly, the right-hand margin of text is truncated by at least five characters - that's an estimate, because I can't see how...

    • New-Challenge Challenge - Ideas, Suggestions?
      20

      New-Challenge Challenge - Ideas, Suggestions?

      6 years ago

      Hello, Everyone!I am working on proposing a new challenge (which may actually eventually need to be posted in a different forum category, although I'm not sure), and I would like suggestions for a title for it.The idea so far is that it would be geared towards good hubbers who are not seeing the...

    • Quantcast and Alexa
      8

      Quantcast and Alexa

      6 years ago

      HubPages' traffic ranking has been climbing in Quantcast (US traffic only).  I can remember when everyone got so excited that it had broken into the top 50 group - wayyyyy back before Panda 1.0.  A couple of weeks ago, HP was listed at #133.  Then, as the subdomain shift began, the...

    • Could it be engineering in any way?
      5

      Could it be engineering in any way?

      7 years ago

      I know that HP staff do check in on many of the forum threads, and I know that Paul E. has seen the discussions in "The Subdomain Switch...."  But I keep wondering whether the sudden drop-off of traffic for specific Hubbers could in any way have a stuck-stats or other type of...

    • Please explain linkbacks
      15

      Please explain linkbacks

      7 years ago

      I recently joined a special-interest forum that allows linkbacks in forum posts.  They have a pop-up that explains trackbacks, pingbacks, and whatever the third kind is (refbacks?).  In theory, I understand these.  I don't understand them in practice - other than having used Pingler...

    • Standard and Poors Downgrades US credit rating - per Reuters via Yahoo
      20

      Standard and Poors Downgrades US credit rating - per Reuters via Yahoo

      7 years ago

      http://news.yahoo.com/p-reconsidering-u … 07261.html"The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy.S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus...

    • Big Brother Google - Has this happened to you?
      8

      Big Brother Google - Has this happened to you?

      7 years ago

      Has Google already become Big Brother?  I don't think I like this:Last night I was conducting some research, trying to find something specific in the HP forums.  Based on previous experience with the HP search function, I decided to use Google as the search engine, which I almost never...

    • One-Word Posts
      7

      One-Word Posts

      7 years ago

      We all know about the problem with spammers in the forums, especially people who join HP and begin promoting their wares and posting links within minutes of joining.  Those issues have been discussed in the forums ad nauseum.  Even though that problem does still crop up, it seems to be...

    • What is inform dot com?
      6

      What is inform dot com?

      7 years ago

      I accidentally found a portion of one of my articles on this site (inform dot com).  The portion was copied (probably 20% of the full article or less), and at the bottom there was a link that led back to my actual article.  But the link does not show up in Yahoo's siteexplorer.  How...

    • How to set up website that offers downloads
      7

      How to set up website that offers downloads

      7 years ago

      I'm not there yet.  Still researching.  But I'm wanting to know if Wordpress or some other site-building program or platform will make it possible to offer files that visitors can download - either for free or for a fee.  And, will it be easy for a total newbie to work out how to do...

    • Another Weekend Glitch?
      5

      Another Weekend Glitch?

      7 years ago

      Only a few more hours until the office opens again , and I'm okay with that.  I'm not here much on weekends anyway.But.... a weird little glitch showed up on my Groups page a few minutes ago.  I was rearranging them to be more reader-friendly, and I noticed that one Hub was missing from...

    • MS Office Word question
      15

      MS Office Word question

      7 years ago

      I use Word (2003) for just about all word processing now, and I know a lot of little tricks to make life easier, I hope.  But I have also recently tried some "little tricks" that haven't worked out the way I intended. I need help to undo or correct what I have done.  (Preferably...

    • Hackers?
      5

      Hackers?

      7 years ago

      Just today I have had some experiences that have led me to believe someone has gotten some personal information about me from some unknown source.  Several weird events have occurred since I sent some personal info through what was supposed to be a secure server.  Of course, in my mind,...

    • How do you...?
      13

      How do you...?

      7 years ago

      This is not a How-To question, but rather a sort of informal survey.1 - How do you yourself navigate on [EDIT: "away from"] web pages you read?  Do you click off the page through an ad; do you use the back button; or do you click through a link?I myself never click through ads. ...

    • Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
      14

      Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

      7 years ago

      I am sad, angry, upset, and unfortunately not surprised that a government plan to improve something (education) has ended in corruption.Is it possible for people with good intentions to look ahead realistically and foresee the probable outcome of their...

    • Bye...... bye....... Math - e - mat - i - cal PI
      8

      Bye...... bye....... Math - e - mat - i - cal PI

      7 years ago

      What do you think of the notion that some mathematicians have proposed abandoning the number Pi in favor of a new number Tau (= 2pi)?Don't drive your Chevy to the levee to answer this!

    • (An)Other Pagerank Question(s)
      21

      (An)Other Pagerank Question(s)

      6 years ago

      Okay, I do understand that Pagerank doesn't carry the same importance that it once did, but I can't help but feel delighted when I see several of my Hubs with increasing Google Pagerank!  They are mostly, but not exclusively, the older ones, so I naturally assume that age helps to boost...

    • Hidden Backlink?
      7

      Hidden Backlink?

      7 years ago

      In another thread, a Hubber posted a comment that apparently has a hidden link in it (an IMG link).  That is, it does not show at all in her comment.  But when someone else replies to it, the information about it shows up in their reply.  It's very weird.My first reaction to it is,...

    • Current Glitches on HubPages
      112

      Current Glitches on HubPages

      7 years ago

      A lot of Hubbers have mentioned the glitch with the Hub keyword tab (no keywords showing up currently).A lot of Hubbers have mentioned the glitch with individual Hub stats (showing only traffic from Google.com and Hubpages.com, and from nowhere else).Another little glitch just reared up.  I...

    • Hub Keyword Problem
      4

      Hub Keyword Problem

      7 years ago

      Hey, HubTeam -Along with the other glitches you are working on, do you know about the problem with the keyword tab (on our individual hubs)?No search terms are showing.  At all.http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/77597#post1680447Thanks!

    • Terminology for Numbers
      7

      Terminology for Numbers

      7 years ago

      I have read that there is some difference in terminology for large numbers between speakers in Great Britain and in the USA.  If I understand correctly, the difference is like this:                         American   ...

    • Help with a Web Search
      21

      Help with a Web Search

      7 years ago

      I need help with running a search in any standard search engine.  I want to exclude sites that have a specific word in their URL.  How do I do that?

    • Who knows something about Solar Flares?
      10

      Who knows something about Solar Flares?

      7 years ago

      A short while ago tonight I scanned an article that said "Dramatic solar flare [Tuesday, June 7] could disrupt Earth communications [Wednesday, June 8]."Recently I have been trying to research as much as I can about solar flares, because of a chilling coincidence.In one of my hubs, I...

    • Alamo Drafthouse and the Moviegoing Experience
      6

      Alamo Drafthouse and the Moviegoing Experience

      7 years ago

      Have you heard about the Austin, Texas theater that threw out a woman who was using her cell phone?  They turned her ranting voicemail complaint into a PSA against texting or talking during a movie.http://beta.news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookou … 25090.html

    • Some very minor suggestions
      3

      Some very minor suggestions

      7 years ago

      I know these are very minor suggestions, but I would still like to mention them.1) When not signed-in and checking forums, only the threaded view is possible.  I would really like to have the chronological view as an option, even when not signed-in. (Sometimes I like to check for updates to...

    • E.coli Outbreak
      20

      E.coli Outbreak

      7 years ago

      I have just been reading about the e. coli outbreak in Germany, originating from eating raw foods (specifically cucumbers) that were imported from, they suspect, Spain.  Now, in addition to the extreme health crisis, there is an economic factor, because some countries are banning the...

    • Psych research
      18

      Psych research

      7 years ago

      Recently, I have been reminded of a list I saw posted on a bulletin board about 15-20 years ago.  I really wish I had copied it back then!It was a list of (I believe ten) traits common to people with mental illness.  This was not a list that would be considered technical or authoritative...

    • Hearts Go Out to Missouri Hubbers and Everyone in Missouri
      31

      Hearts Go Out to Missouri Hubbers and Everyone in Missouri

      7 years ago

      I'm guessing that our (near Joplin) Missouri Hubbers may not even be able to access computers and internet after last night's deadly tornado, but I'm hoping some will check in - when they can - to let us know they are okay.  I looked and haven't seen any sort of forum thread about this yet.The...

    • Is there a doctor in the house?
      3

      Is there a doctor in the house?

      7 years ago

      Well, yes, actually there is....My oldest son graduated from medical school today.  Woo-hoo!!!!  I'm bustin' my buttons!  Of course, technically he's not "in" our house any more, but we'll count him just the same.  You go, baby boy!!

    • Preview and Summary Problem and Question
      12

      Preview and Summary Problem and Question

      7 years ago

      During the past week, I have been unable to use the Preview function with new Hubs I've written.  The only way to preview a Hub now (for me) is to click Done Editing (or whatever it's called - Save Unpublished or whatever).  This works, but it would be nice to know whether the Preview...

    • Talk About Your Grandkids Here
      12

      Talk About Your Grandkids Here

      7 years ago

      Per the request for some sort of interesting forum topics, I am opening this thread.  As a gramma-wannabe, I would love to hear about your g-kids.  Please share!But I won't be around for awhile (suppertime right now).  I'll be back to read later, and I hope to see tons of wonderful...

    • Obama will show his long-form BC to reporters today
      82

      Obama will show his long-form BC to reporters today

      7 years ago

      I just heard on the news that the President plans to show his long-form birth certificate to reporters a little later today.What do you want to bet there will be people who will claim it is a fraud?Do you suppose the questions about his Social Security cards and trip to Pakistan and all will go...

    • Unusual Light:  what does it mean?
      24

      Unusual Light: what does it mean?

      7 years ago

      Not sure how to word this...Has anyone here (or has anyone that you know) seen a sort of silvery swirling light that looks a lot like Harry Potter's Patronus starting to form into a shape?  What is the explanation for it?

    • Table Capsule Help?
      11

      Table Capsule Help?

      7 years ago

      Since the table capsule doesn't allow for columns of varying widths, some long words have to wrap inside the cell.  Is there any way to force a break at a specific point?  In one, I used a hyphen, then < Enter > and it divided at that point. I tried the same thing in another cell,...

    • Any RealPlayer gurus out there?
      6

      Any RealPlayer gurus out there?

      7 years ago

      I can't open/play a 3G2 (3GPP or 3GPP2 - not sure which) video file sent from a cell phone.I downloaded RealPlayer, which is supposed to support that file format.  I did have an older version of RP on the computer, and I haven't deleted it, and I don't know whether the newer version...

    • RIP Yahoo! Buzz...
      5

      RIP Yahoo! Buzz...

      7 years ago

      Well, trying to get into the spirit of continuing to look for ways to promote my Hubs, to start doing more intensive keyword research, etc., I began thinking about Yahoo! Buzz and wondering why I have never used it as a place for announcing my Hubs.  Time to change that!I looked on the Yahoo!...

    • Panda worth loving?
      6

      Panda worth loving?

      7 years ago

      At least, it made me smile.  A bit of relief from all the angst from the Google Panda.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GaPkkGZGw

    • FBI Memo?
      18

      FBI Memo?

      7 years ago

      Okay, folks, where's the buzz?  I ran a search, and so far haven't seen any forum discussion on the FBI's recently released memo that says the UFO crash near Roswell, NM in 1947 was a real event.  Comments, anyone?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article …...

    • Yay, Staff!
      31

      Yay, Staff!

      7 years ago

      I really think HubPages has the greatest, kindest, most helpful and ethical staff members that any website could ask for.  I can barely imagine the difficulties they are going through these days what with Panda, the new guidelines, the new HPads program, and dealing with the turmoil all of...

    • Final Four
      3

      Final Four

      7 years ago

      It may be a crazy matchup, as they say, but it could hardly be better as far as I'm concerned.  ... I've never lived in Connecticut, so they're probably the ones who will win.    But seriously, even without Carolina and Duke, three of my favorite teams are playing. How cool is that?

    • March 26, and it's snowing
      23

      March 26, and it's snowing

      7 years ago

      ...in south-central Indiana.No joke!It was cold when I left the house earlier this evening.  Colder still when I left point A to go to a restaurant.  Leaving after eating, we sure enough saw white stuff falling out of the sky.  It looked like November.Probably won't be enough to...

    • Cogito Ergo Sum
      2

      Cogito Ergo Sum

      7 years ago

      Just a very quick bit of information here to fill in a little gap from elsewhere.The Latin phrase "Cogito ergo sum" was Descartes' famous expression that is translated into English as "I think, therefore I am."  That is a good, literal translation.Cogito = I think. ...

    • Any North Carolina Hubbers .... ?
      6

      Any North Carolina Hubbers .... ?

      6 years ago

      Would any of you like to meet for coffee some time next week?I am not thinking of an "official" Social Meetup - not sure there is time to organize and plan that.  But I would enjoy meeting, seeing, getting to know some of you, if any are interested in a more-or-less spontaneous...

    • Can We Help One Another?
      3

      Can We Help One Another?

      7 years ago

      Are there any things that we can do to help each other out, to help rebuild traffic, while Google's back is turned to us?  I don't mean anything illegal or unethical, and I am asking because I honestly don't know.Would there be any value for us to tweet the Hubs of other Hubbers?  I'm NOT...

    • A Reason to Love a Democrat
      3

      A Reason to Love a Democrat

      7 years ago

      Did anyone read this?  I may decide to mellow out a bit about political parties after all.http://www.philly.com/philly/business/t … atson.html

    • Glitch on Search Results Page?
      5

      Glitch on Search Results Page?

      7 years ago

      I just now used the Search Box to try to locate quickly a forum thread that I had seen before.On what should have been the results page, no results showed up. The ads were there. The numbers indicating the various pages of results were there. The tabs for relevance and date were there. The number...

    • Let's Create a New Term
      5

      Let's Create a New Term

      7 years ago

      We all agree that HubPages is technically not a Content Farm.  Or at least it would be a terrible dilution of the meaning of Content Farm to call us that.We're Unique!  We need a great descriptive label that can tell the world what we are and how we are different from all others.Add your...

    • One More Idea to Improve HubHopping, Plus Another Idea
      12

      One More Idea to Improve HubHopping, Plus Another Idea

      7 years ago

      Since many of us have committed to the process of more frequent HubHopping, in an attempt to help filter out the bad and promote the good, I want to toss out a suggestion that I believe will make HubHopping even more useful.That is, in addition to the current buttons (Up / Down / Flag / Awesome /...

    • What is best free video downloader?
      16

      What is best free video downloader?

      13 months ago

      There seem to be many choices of free software that can be downloaded for the purpose of downloading videos from the web - such as YouTube, Google videos, etc.  One that I looked at turned out to be just a sample - a teaser to make you want to buy the actual product.  Does anyone here...

    • Better Organization of
      2

      Better Organization of "Your" Forum Posts?

      7 years ago

      There are two changes I would love to see on the page that lists my forum posts (accessed by the "Your" tab).Currently, it lists (1) the thread title; then it says (2) "Posted by" whoever "You" are (in this case, of course, Aficionada) in (3) whatever the category...

    • I Have ARRIVED!! and I didn't even know it
      12

      I Have ARRIVED!! and I didn't even know it

      7 years ago

      Okay, well, um, so...Today I decided to follow Brie Hoffman's suggestion, and I googled my screenname + HubPages.  A few hits looked uninteresting, but I did follow up on two, and I got sort of blown away.Here's the quote from one:  "N*** on January 1st, 2011 12:36 pm --Hi,...

    • Mubarak Steps Down
      6

      Mubarak Steps Down

      7 years ago

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/ap_ … a/ml_egypt

    • Learning More about SEO
      22

      Learning More about SEO

      7 years ago

      I ran across this article on another site this morning.  It is not specifically about Search Engine Optimization, but it includes enough information to be worth reading, especially for those of us who don't have very much experience or who don't understand SEO.  It's clear, entertaining,...

    • Sad Days
      16

      Sad Days

      7 years ago

      My Mother was in the hospital for nearly a week, and she has been back in her assisted living facility for the past ten days. I had thought that she was actually doing better, but apparently she's more-or-less just hanging on.  I feel sad and resigned about this, not fully ready to say Goodbye...

    • Profile Feature Suggestion
      16

      Profile Feature Suggestion

      7 years ago

      I would love to have a checkbox when editing our profiles that would allow us to suppress from public view the list of hubbers following us, in the same way we can suppress our accolades.

    • Word Game - How Many Words Can We Make from....
      22

      Word Game - How Many Words Can We Make from....

      7 years ago

      Here are the very simple rules:One person posts a word (I'll start).  Other posters will use the letters of that word to make up words of at least three letters.  On each new page of the thread, we need to repeat the entire list from the previous page (consolidated), in order to minimize...

    • Writing a Hub about a Scam
      6

      Writing a Hub about a Scam

      7 years ago

      I'm not sure this is the best place to post this, but here goes.In the last couple of days I have run across a job offer that appears to me to be a scam.  I had the idea that it would be helpful for me to write a Hub to share with others the clues that helped me come to that conclusion. ...

    • HP Staff and the Weather
      4

      HP Staff and the Weather

      7 years ago

      Just now I just read the reports about the record floods in CA happening now and later this week, including in San Francisco.  Speaking for a lot of Hubbers (I'm confident), I hope all of you are okay and not having to face too many hardships as a result of this!

    • What a cool way to delay a game!
      4

      What a cool way to delay a game!

      7 years ago

      Canadians know how to do things right!http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_d … nhl-296981

    • Who else is getting snowed in right now?
      24

      Who else is getting snowed in right now?

      7 years ago

      They have already cancelled school for tomorrow, and that is unusual.  Normally they wait until 6 AM to make that decision.So... this is our fourth or fifth snowfall since Thanksgiving, and it's not even winter yet.  Seems like the good old days.  I remember one year when we had an...

    • Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf?
      1

      Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf?

      7 years ago

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/201 … ersiangulfI can't stay to discuss this right now, but it's so fascinating I had to at least post it here for others to check out.The learning never stops, eh?

    • Online Bad Guy has been arrested
      3

      Online Bad Guy has been arrested

      7 years ago

      Online merchant terrorizer has been arrested.  Finally (after three years).  Chalk up another one for the good guys.http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookou … -customers

    • Check out The Maccabeats, if you haven't already!
      2

      Check out The Maccabeats, if you haven't already!

      7 years ago

      Well, I'm sure those handsome young Jewish men don't care that a middle-aged Christian woman now has a severe crush on all of them!But anyway, you have really got to check out the "Candlelight" video by The Maccabeats - on Yahoo!Video, on YouTube, and now on my newest Hub (I hope it lasts...

    • Proofreading Service Beginning and Limping
      21

      Proofreading Service Beginning and Limping

      7 years ago

      Hello, Hubbers!Per a forum discussion from a couple of weeks ago, I am opening a proofreading service, aimed primarily towards Hubbers whose first language is not English and who need help with the language in order to remove the "substandard" label from their Hubs.At this point, I have...

    • Have you seen this video?
      3

      Have you seen this video?

      7 years ago

      This is an absolutely cool father-son project that sent a camera up in a weather balloon.  Check it out!http://vimeo.com/15091562

    • Concern for a TBI
      12

      Concern for a TBI

      7 years ago

      I received word this evening that the niece of a very dear friend of mine suffered a TBI as a result of a car accident this summer.I know that there are some folks here on HP who have experience with TBI's, and I know that there are many, many here who are compassionate people; even some who...

    • Suggestions for Tweaking the New Features
      11

      Suggestions for Tweaking the New Features

      7 years ago

      I have two suggestions about some of the new features, to add to all of the previous discussions about them - and then a question.First, in the Title Tuner, I would like to see the titles at the top of the list being those with words showing the highest percentages.  It would really help the...

    • For those who pray - others can skip this one
      13

      For those who pray - others can skip this one

      7 years ago

      Many times in the past I've had little sympathy when other people have said they had an "unspoken request" for prayer, meaning that they wanted to ask people to pray for them but they didn't want to tell what the problem was.  Right now I find myself in something of a similar...

    • Do You Answer?
      23

      Do You Answer?

      7 years ago

      If you receive an e-mail from a HubPages member, and the message says "e-mail address not verified," do you respond?  I've only received a few messages through e-mail, all from truly wonderful HP people, but one showed the "not verified" message, and that gave me pause....

    • Is this popularity report true?
      5

      Is this popularity report true?

      7 years ago

      Yahoo! headline says that former Pres. Clinton is more popular than President Obama.  Is that actually so? - true among supporters; non-supporters?They clearly didn't include me in the poll.  I can't think of any president I would dislike more than former Pres. Bill Clinton.  At...

    • Did Someone forget to take his meds today?
      8

      Did Someone forget to take his meds today?

      7 years ago

      All these posts.... Makes you wonder, doesn't it?Well, after the thread yesterday that said the forums were pretty boring, I guess it was only a matter of time before someone would try to shake things up.

    • Ways to Recommend Other Hubbers' Hubs?
      6

      Ways to Recommend Other Hubbers' Hubs?

      7 years ago

      A few days ago, someone opened a thread where Hubbers could recommend good Hubs that they have read.  It was closed shortly after being opened, because the moderator said the information should be posted in "Recommend Another Hubber's Hub."That specific thread starts out with the...

    • Curious to know
      18

      Curious to know

      7 years ago

      Cosette no longer exists.  Does anyone know what happened?

    • Please help me check
      9

      Please help me check

      7 years ago

      I asked in another forum a few days ago about the need for a disclaimer or disclosure notice.  I am starting to put one on my hubs, starting with my newest one:I Want to Write Music - How Do I Start?The disclosure statement is at the very bottom of the article, before the comment section.My...

    • Do you look for duplicate content often?
      22

      Do you look for duplicate content often?

      7 years ago

      A while ago I checked out one hub of a suspicious writer.  I mean by that, a forum post seemed to indicate that the writer was one of the get-rich-quick, I-can-teach-you-everything-you-need-to-know-to-make-a-million-online types.  That was my assumption, but I could be wrong.Anyway, the...

    • Should Wyclef Jean be allowed to run for President of Haiti?
      6

      Should Wyclef Jean be allowed to run for President of Haiti?

      7 years ago

      I admit I was psyched when I first read that Wyclef Jean wanted to run for the office of President of Haiti.  Then, last week it was announced that he would not be allowed to do so, since he has not lived there for five years.  A short while ago, I heard that his lawyers will appeal the...

    • The strangest thing that has happened to you in the past 24 hours
      41

      The strangest thing that has happened to you in the past 24 hours

      7 years ago

      Yesterday evening, when we walked outside to the car, I could smell a skunk.  In my front yard!  I've never been that close to one before, as far as I know, other than roadkill.  A few hours later the smell had dissipated. What's the oddest thing that has happened to you recently?

    • Since Practically All Wars in Human History Have Been Started by...
      30

      Since Practically All Wars in Human History Have Been Started by...

      7 years ago

      MEN, perhaps we should just get rid of all of them, wipe the slate clean, and start all over again.  Hm?  Maybe men were just a bad experiment, and it's time for the human race to evolve to something better - more knowledgeable, more compassionate, more humane.Well, sorry to toss out a...

    • Hubbing Families
      11

      Hubbing Families

      8 years ago

      At various times I've noticed several Hubbers mention family members who are also Hubbers: a mother-daughter, husband-wife, father-daughter, and maybe other combos.Some of my family members are now interested in hubbing, including one who is just old enough to have his own HP account.  I've...

    • Happy Anniversary to relache!!!
      21

      Happy Anniversary to relache!!!

      8 years ago

      Look everyone!  Today is relache's Fourth Anniversary with HubPages.  Stop by and tell her congratulations and thanks.  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/49654#post1135342

    • Is there any problem with listing Hub titles in a forum (not linking)?
      12

      Is there any problem with listing Hub titles in a forum (not linking)?

      8 years ago

      Last week in a forum about music, some of us touched on the possibility of reciprocal linking to each others' Hubs.  I promised to post (in the same forum) a list of articles that I have already linked to; but before doing that, I wanted to be sure it is not against TOS.  There would be...

    • Google Analytics Twilight Zone
      8

      Google Analytics Twilight Zone

      8 years ago

      I am new to Google Analytics, and sometimes I think I understand what I am seeing, and often I don't.A short while ago, I was checking the Google Analytics report on Top Traffic sources, and under keywords (the ones people have used to find my Hubs) the top contender is not even slightly remotely...

    • Video and Music copyright questions
      2

      Video and Music copyright questions

      8 years ago

      I haven't even tried to use videos in my Hubs so far.  So this morning I spent some time trying to research them and see what I can learn for the future.  I read in the HubPages Help section the types of videos that are supported here, and then I went over to Metacafe to check out that...

    • What's the best way to clean very dirty concrete or cement?  Does the age of it
      3

      What's the best way to clean very dirty concrete or cement? Does the age of it

      7 years ago

      What's the best way to clean very dirty concrete or cement?  Does the age of it make a difference?

    • Yet more questions about HubNumbers and linking
      31

      Yet more questions about HubNumbers and linking

      8 years ago

      This is actually three questions.1) Is the average of all of the individual HubScores significant in any way?  Does that number affect or change anything?2) In discussions of the Suggested Links Tool and HubKarma, I have seen some Hubbers mention that they would like to know if another Hubber...

    • Was it a bright and sunny day or a dark and stormy night?
      17

      Was it a bright and sunny day or a dark and stormy night?

      8 years ago

      This may actually belong in the Hubber's Hangout section, but it's also creative writing as a Forum game.Here are the rules:This is a fictional story, developed within this forum, by a collaboration of anyone who wishes to participate.Each person posting has to finish the unfinished sentence left...

    • Clavinova, Anyone?
      1

      Clavinova, Anyone?

      8 years ago

      Is there anyone here who knows a lot about the Yamaha Clavinova?  I'm fairly certain the one I have a question about is from the CVP series.  I looked on the Yamahas clavinovas guide website, but I couldn't find the model number I thought I remembered - so I must have remembered it...

    • Two New Feature Ideas
      14

      Two New Feature Ideas

      8 years ago

      Maybe today's not the day to make a suggestion.  I see a lot of forum subjects as being problems that probably need current attention.  So, for future consideration....I would love to see a "Bookmark this page" link on each forum page - at least for forums focusing on help for...

    • Last week's virus - Update
      9

      Last week's virus - Update

      8 years ago

      I was pretty happy that I didn't have the same computer virus that bothered Nell Rose last week.  Then, a couple of days ago, it appeared to hit.  I'm not certain it was the same one, but it looked similar.I shut things down quickly. Restarted the computer. Ran a scan with Symantec (that...

    • Whatever happened to......?
      11

      Whatever happened to......?

      8 years ago

      Do other Hubbers, besides me, ever wonder about the "rest of the story" when someone stomps off and leaves HubPages - such as someone who opens dozens of forums but then can't deal with honesty?Or perhaps another Hubber has discovered that an OP has a dual identity and is commenting on...

    • Happy Happy Joy Joy, Yippee Giggle Glee
      8

      Happy Happy Joy Joy, Yippee Giggle Glee

      8 years ago

      I signed up for Google Analytics last night and just got a report tonight.  How exciting!Before I get too carried away though (may be a little bit late for that), I should probably check to see if my assumptions are correct.  Out of my numbers, I want a high percentage of unique...

    • What Is Conduit dot com?
      16

      What Is Conduit dot com?

      6 years ago

      I got a bump up in pageviews on one Hub today and saw that it was traffic sent by "search dot conduit dot com."  I had never heard of that, but when I investigated, I saw that it is operated by Google.  Can anyone tell me what it is and whether any emotional response would be...

    • How can I make a Black Forest pendulum clock keep accurate time?  I know how to
      3

      How can I make a Black Forest pendulum clock keep accurate time? I know how to

      8 years ago

      How can I make a Black Forest pendulum clock keep accurate time?  I know how to adjust it, but I...can't get it just right.  Is there a process that makes it easier to do?

    • Could Use a Little Perspective Here
      7

      Could Use a Little Perspective Here

      8 years ago

      Ugh - today is a busy day IRL, with little time for HP, but I've jumped in a few times (more than I should).  Wanted to use some of my limited remaining internet time on something actually valuable, so I decided to seek out external sites where I might want to promote my Hubs.  For the...

    • Suggestion for Home-HubPage
      7

      Suggestion for Home-HubPage

      8 years ago

      Most days when I enter HP, I just go directly to sign-in and then view everything "from the inside."  I've just now (today) spent a little while looking in from the outside without signing in.I think that if I were not a member of HP I would like to see a lot more Featured Article...

    • Customizing Summaries
      13

      Customizing Summaries

      8 years ago

      Just when I think I'm doing reasonably well at getting up to speed here, I see one more new thing - new to me, I mean - that looks like something I should have noticed when I first joined HP.Today, it's "customized summary" vs. "automated [or automatic?] summary." ...

    • Followers Number
      7

      Followers Number

      8 years ago

      Interesting changes in numbers today.  When I have posted in forums today, the number of followers listed on my avatar has shown up as one more than on my profile.  Finally, just a few minutes ago, the profile updated (I think that one says it happens once a day).  It's curious to me...

    • What is the temperature inside a clothes dryer when it is heating normally?
      2

      What is the temperature inside a clothes dryer when it is heating normally?

      7 years ago

      What is the temperature inside a clothes dryer when it is heating normally?

    • Do sound waves travel differently in highly humid air than in dry air? Can you s
      5

      Do sound waves travel differently in highly humid air than in dry air? Can you s

      8 years ago

      Do sound waves travel differently in highly humid air than in dry air? Can you share any stories...about it?

    • Better Search Parameters within HubPages
      11

      Better Search Parameters within HubPages

      8 years ago

      I've been frustrated several times by knowing a little, but not quite enough, about a Hub I want to read.  When I go to the Advanced Search function within HubPages, I can't find a way to enter the information I know in order to use it effectively.For example, earlier today I saw the title of...

    • Another Tornado!
      4

      Another Tornado!

      8 years ago

      Once again, just like last night, I had to interrupt my Hub- learning to stay safe from what they called a "wall cloud of rotation" or something like that.  The radio gave a play-by-play:  It was seen first in X-ville at six-oh-five; it will be in Y-ville at 6:10 and in Z at...

    • Looking for a Hub I've Read, Can't Find the Right Search Terms
      13

      Looking for a Hub I've Read, Can't Find the Right Search Terms

      8 years ago

      I know I should have bookmarked it when I read it the first time, but (wouldn-cha-know) I didn't think I would need it again.  Only of course now I do.I've tried running a search through the search box.  Isn't there a way to do a more advanced search?  I couldn't even find...

    • We interrupt this evening's Hubtivity to bring you.....
      3

      We interrupt this evening's Hubtivity to bring you.....

      8 years ago

      a Tornado!  As far as I know it didn't touch down, but there were numerous trees down in the streets when I went to pick up my son from his work (normally he would walk home).And then, after I returned, starting to log back in to HP, I heard this big Hubbub, as the men of the family rushed...

    • Burqah Fashion
      3

      Burqah Fashion

      8 years ago

      This morning, driving home, I saw....Outside the local mosque a woman was waiting, apparently waiting for a ride, and she was dressed in a bright pastel pink burqah with a white face scarf.It was the full deal, floor length, arms fully covered.  The fabric appeared to be much more lightweight...

    • Duplicate Forums
      3

      Duplicate Forums

      8 years ago

      Has this happened before?  Today (now) I see at least two forums that are posted twice, both on the first page of forum listings.One about an Anti Article, whatever that is, and one about a battle between Mecca and Medina (sorry, I forget the exact title). Not sure there's a problem, but...

    • Tips for Newbies
      10

      Tips for Newbies

      8 years ago

      I was rather slow in sharing my Hubs with Facebook, mainly out of a sense of shyness or awkwardness at tooting my own horn.  But every time I have shared one, I have seen an immediate upsurge in traffic, not only to the shared Hub but to others as well.Also, I have gotten so excited about the...

    • Layout Problem?
      12

      Layout Problem?

      8 years ago

      Anyone else noticing an "off" look to the layout of HubPages screens in the last ten minutes or so?  It happened to me on my Account page and then again on the list of Forums.  Is something going on?

    • Too many of this or that
      25

      Too many of this or that

      8 years ago

      This is a two-part question/discussion-starter.First - I recently saw that in my "feedback" section, there was a suddenly much higher number of hubs marked "funny."  I don't mind this feedback, but I'm not really particularly humorous, and for the life of me I can't figure...

    • Help!!!! with New Forum Topic
      4

      Help!!!! with New Forum Topic

      8 years ago

      Hello, All:Earlier today I tried (three separate times!) to start a new forum thread in the Politics section. Each time, my Preview fizzled out and I lost the original post.  The first two times, the post included a link to an article I had read elsewhere online.  The third time, I...

    • Showing Up in Search Engines - Help?
      8

      Showing Up in Search Engines - Help?

      8 years ago

      I really have tried to research this, I really have....After being part of HubPages for a few months, I finally got up the nerve to see how I am doing with the big search engines.  I checked some keywords for one of my HubPages articles first in Yahoo! then in Google.  In Google, my...

    • Today is Pentecost Sunday
      5

      Today is Pentecost Sunday

      8 years ago

      Today is Pentecost Sunday, for a few more hours here at least.Happy and blessed Pentecost to Christians everywhere!  Have any Hubbers observed any special commemoration of the day?

    • Why do ants like to come into the kitchen when the weather's cloudy outside but
      3

      Why do ants like to come into the kitchen when the weather's cloudy outside but

      6 years ago

      Why do ants like to come into the kitchen when the weather's cloudy outside but not when it's sunny?

    • How can someone get information about safe vs. dangerous areas of a city which t
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      How can someone get information about safe vs. dangerous areas of a city which t

      8 years ago

      How can someone get information about safe vs. dangerous areas of a city which they plan to visit?What's the best way to evaluate motels &amp; other lodgings, if you don't know the areas that attract crime, etc.?

    • Very Small Suggestion
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      Very Small Suggestion

      8 years ago

      I don't know whether anything like this is already here.  I would like to have a Notes-to-Self box (like a comment box) on the My Account page.  There are several things that I would like to track - here in my account, rather than on my computer or on a sheet of paper - and I think an...

    • Cliches When We Pray
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      Cliches When We Pray

      8 years ago

      Recently, I caught myself using a stock phrase in praying before our meal.  I realized at the same time that it was actually an important concept, but worn-out phrasing.  (What I said was, "Please make us mindful of the many blessings You have given us.")What do you consider to...

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