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Passing The Torch On HubPages

Updated on March 17, 2014

awordlover - Anne DiGeorge

Anne Di George
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The future of awordlover's Account

6. What happens to my account when I die?

The ownership of a HubPages account is established by:

  1. Access to the account email associated with the HubPages profile
  2. Knowledge of the username and password
  3. Knowledge of the answers to the account security questions.

If you are concerned about succession, make sure to share that information with whomever you would like to have control of your account upon your passing.

What happens to your work if you die or can't carry on? - offered by Rachael O'Halloran, moderator

If you are reading this, it is possible you are a follower of awordlover. You may even know awordlover through print media, personal life or reputation. Or maybe you are a follower of this topic and stumbled on this hub.

We hope this hub will show you the importance to carry on a hubber's work in the event of death, as in this case.

We also want to let you know that awordlover's hubs will be moderated by team members as appointed by her husband John. Along with him, there are two more of us who will be maintaining the hubs, moderating the comments and hopefully continue to publish interesting hubs. Rachael O'Halloran and Fiona Powers join awordlover's team.

Each of us has a different technique when it comes to writing and we all enjoy different genres. While awordlover's expertise was in the health field, she did write on other topics and we hope to expand on that.

We want to keep her hubs alive and keep her name in view. Her husband asked for help with this because he wants to make sure her work stays on this site with current comments and new hubs. Her hubs also bring in a nice revenue.

See the sidebar for HubPages rule #6.


January 19, 2014 - Fiona Powers will no longer be moderating awordlover's hubs. Anne's husband John will help organizing the files and manuscripts. I will do my best to keep up with publishing and moderating your comments.

Thank you for your support.

Rachael O'Halloran

Do not copy this article. It is not free to take just because it is on the internet. It belongs to awordlover

This means don't copy this article. It also means if you DO copy, I am going to file a DMCA notice of copyright infringement against you.
This means don't copy this article. It also means if you DO copy, I am going to file a DMCA notice of copyright infringement against you. | Source
More than half of the comments were from people who could not put together a constructive sentence without interjecting curse words.
More than half of the comments were from people who could not put together a constructive sentence without interjecting curse words. | Source
The cat who can probably type better than commenters with fake profiles
The cat who can probably type better than commenters with fake profiles | Source

Comments on Hubs

Since June, many of the comments on her hubs have been submitted but were not published. This decision was made for several reasons.

  1. The comment had nothing to do with the subject matter of that hub
  2. The comment was abusive and a personal attack to awordlover due to being an owner of over 15 Facebook groups, which were passed on to others or disbanded upon her death.
  3. The commenter profile was no longer active
  4. The comment contained links to spammy websites
  5. The commenter spammed all of awordlover's hubs with the same comment.

Some comments had so many misspellings on them that Rachael's cat could have produced better comments just by sitting on the keyboard.

awordlover also had two stalkers on Facebook who dogged her on various health websites where she was a contributor. Although they have been repeatedly reported, Facebook allowed them to keep their accounts. awordlover blocked them on Facebook, but could not do so on other websites.

Some commenters just were vicious and mean, It takes its toll on awordlover's family, so that they had to shut the world out for a while by not answering mail or calls.

People created Hubpages accounts/profiles to be able to comment on her hubs, then deleted their accounts. When we read the comments, we chose to not publish them.

We have to trust Hubpages to act swiftly to ban these profiles when their sole purpose was to be hurtful to another person, especially one who is no longer here to protect herself.

It is important that hubbers always moderate their comments so that these people (many with fake profiles) cannot see their comment on your hub immediately (thus getting instant gratification), especially when it is inappropriate, hurtful or spammy.

What Happens To My Hubs?

Are you concerned about happens to your work if, in some way, you would not be able to take care of your Hub account?

One never knows what will happen in the future. awordlover knew her illness would someday make it hard or impossible to keep up her work and that she would have to give her account information to someone. She wanted someone to publish all the unpublished hubs she has stored on this account and on flash drives, and to moderate the comments that are written on her hubs.

Are you prepared to pass the torch for your work?

Just as you would prepare your final paperwork for your family, provide passwords for online stores/sites and bank accounts, it is fitting to prepare your HubPages for perpetuity.

if you cared enough about your work to put it here on HubPages, then you should care enough to secure your sign-on information to give to a trusted friend/family member to be able to continue your account, moderate your comments, and keep your work in the public eye. This is especially important if you have high quality hubs that are financially rewarding to your bank account.

With the quality and volume of work on HubPages, and with plagarism rampant on the internet, it is so important that you make your account settings and passwords known to someone you trust, someone you would want to carry on your work.

Do it today.

Published September 28, 2013 by Rachael O'Halloran,a member of awordlover's team

October 2, 2013 - this hub was moderated and edited for subtitle wording and capitalization errors as notified by HubPages. Fiona Powers, a member of awordlover's team

LAST UPDATED: February 2, 2014 - Rachael O'Halloran to replace pixelated copyscape logos and to correct format issues.

Copying is stealing

Do Not Copy
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© 2013 awordlover


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    awordlover 3 years ago

    If awordlover hadn't expressed wishes for her work to stay online, and provided log on and password info, all her sites would have remained but with no new contributions or comment moderation. Her paypal account would collect the money, but without password access, the funds would remain there instead of being transferred to a bank account.

    If you can't remember your security questions, now is the time to make new ones and write them down. Good luck to you.

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    Dan Harmon 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

    I've listed my passwords for future use by survivors, but never thought about the security questions. Now if I can remember what they were!

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    awordlover 3 years ago

    Thank you to all for your comments. I apologize for such a late reply. In trying to keep up with publishing awordlover's hubs and dealing with two publishers on soon to be published work, I seem to have missed some of the comments on her hubs.

    Two months before her death, awordlover's book Not Quite Cricket was published in March 2013, as part of an anthology entitled "A Touch of Mystique." Due to death in May, the publisher pulled the book from websites and discontinued sales until all the legal paperwork was completed, to be able to continue offering the book for sale.

    As of January 19, 2014, the book is now available again at slash bookstore. The e-book is free and I'm not sure of the paperback price, but I know it is not over $10.

    As soon as her other two books are ready for print copies, I will update with that information.

    Thank you,

    Rachael O'Halloran

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    Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Oddly I never considered this. Duh! Seems so obvious now that I read it. Thank you for this information. I've put enough work into this; it might be a good idea to protect it. Again, duh! LOL


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    Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

    This is something I haven't thought about before. The ongoing opportunity to keep hubs alive at Hub pages for years beyond one's life is an interesting idea to ponder. Thanks for the advice.

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    FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

    So sorry to hear about this but glad that you carry on in her name.

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    MySwanSong 4 years ago

    I am sorry for her and her family. A terrible loss of talent and potential. However, I will keep on following to read upcoming hubs, since I read on another post that there are over 100 of her hubs stored that have to be published or updated. She was a very intelligent lady and I am forever in her debt due to advice on her excellent hub about incontinence - How To Empty Your Bladder In One Trip To The Bathroom. I'm glad you and the other ladies are able to take on the job when the torch was passed to you. You are all doing a stellar job! Keep up the great work. Marjorie Swanson

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    Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    This brings some important thoughts to mind. Thank you for these tips on preserving our legacy. To her husband, my condolences on the loss of awordlover. She was certainly a beautiful lady.