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Strange Bizarre Unusual HP Behavior Inspires A Diamante Poem

Updated on January 23, 2016

Diamonte Poem On An Alien Hubpages

Layout
Systematic Organized
Ordering Completing Satisfying
Elements Piecemeal Parts Plan
Lacking Missing Blanking
Unfinished Erased
Sketch
This diamante poem tells the story of how we layout our Hubpages to certain specifications and then elements begin to transform and disappear only to become a sketch of what was intended.

Google Adsense and Hubpages Revenue Linked

Is Google Adsense Linked To Hubpages Revenue?

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Strange Sightings on Hubpages

Over the past few weeks I've visited my own Hubpages and found them looking strange and odd. I didn't know who to ask or where to go for help concerning this matter. I've also wondered whether other people had the same experience.

The screen captures below illustrate what's been going on. I haven't done anything about this situation, as I'm not one to complain, nor do I feel much can be done about this situation.

Sometimes I think Hubpages goes through growing pains, making behind the scenes changes.

I must admit one thing has definitely changed for me on Hubpages and this affects the category of advertising. Thus, in addition to the strange behavior and views of my pages, I'm wondering if Hubpages removes all income from HP Advertising in the cases where Google Adsense is removed. There! I said it, and you now know that just like some of my other HP friends who have lost their Google Adsense accounts and potential income, you can count me in on that list, as well. And, I know some people will try to fight this situation, or start up new accounts, but I feel this waste of time will not get you anywhere.

Google rules the earth, although they will in time lose their reign and some other entity will be king of the hill as technology continues to move as break neck speed.

Take a look below and let me know what you think, any ideas or suggestions? The first image shows the potential category selections for this HP about strange looking Hubpages layouts.

If This Were Your Hubpages Under What Category Would You Place It?

I often have a hard time choosing just the right category for my Hubpages and thought maybe you might give me a hand.

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When Starting A New HubPages Article

You are supposed to enter the appropriate category listing and topic for your Hubpages when you begin the entry. I tried to search under "HubPages" as that is the major topic. The choices are listed above. Do you see anything that pertains to this issue of strange views? I'm not sure you would call it glitches or errors. Perhaps the illustrations below are perfectly fine, but I'm not used to them, since they may be reserved for members who don't have any Adsense accounts.


Proper Hubpages Layout With All Elements In Place

This illustrates all elements of the screen in proper order, with a white background, text and images down the middle, and member profile with advertising on the right hand column.
This illustrates all elements of the screen in proper order, with a white background, text and images down the middle, and member profile with advertising on the right hand column. | Source
Sometimes when things appear unfamiliar, we cannot fully understand the meaning. Then we must rely on faith.
Sometimes when things appear unfamiliar, we cannot fully understand the meaning. Then we must rely on faith. | Source

Clean Hubpages Page with White Background on Video HP

Remember the video automatically starts on opening the page.
Remember the video automatically starts on opening the page. | Source

Suddenly Contains Violations

Suddenly out of the blue, these perfectly fine Hubpages contain violations. You know its getting so that the Google Kingdom seems to rule heavy with a heavy hand. Anything they do not like gets the boot. Kicked right out of their little Fiefdom.


The problem with blue background Hubpages I just learned is due to some type of violation, although it does not always show up in your dashboard warnings. And, strangely this has been occurring to a number of Hubpages way before this week when we received the notice as shown below.



Please note this message when you go to your dashboard on Hubpages:

  • Possible erroneous Hub violation symbol | A bug is making some Hubs show the red skull warning erroneously. If your Hubs are compliant with our rules, then please ignore the red skulls for now. (You can see if clicking the "Check for Violations Now" button at the bottom helps make them disappear in the meantime; it has for some. If it does not, please be patient as we work on a fix.)


Example of Hubpages With Blue Circuitry Background

I have no idea how and why everything on the right hand column is missing, but instead replaced with blue circuitry background and SHARE Button on Left hand side
I have no idea how and why everything on the right hand column is missing, but instead replaced with blue circuitry background and SHARE Button on Left hand side | Source

As If That Was Not Bizarre Enough Take A Look At This

As a Mac user, I sometimes change the view mode from distant to closer up. Distant to see the entire layout of the page; and closer up to read the type with larger letters.

Take a look at this little quirk in the system. When I zoom out to see the entire page, all but the story in the middle column disappear and show just a total white background. What do you make of this?

Maybe "Windows" users don't have this problem at all?

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More Changes Underway In 2012

As Hubpages authors we can now choose different selections and categories for our work. Will you choose the video, recipes, or other types of categories. Even if you haven't, your old pages will now have a different kind of format. Take a look at the two images below.

1) My Spring Mushroom Recipe Hubpages has automatically been recategorized. The page looks nothing like when I originally composed it and the similar types of articles have shifted from the right hand column to the center column within the main article. It's almost as if when we use the LINKS CAPSULE they have been integrated within the center of the HP.


2) Someone has designed a light grey watermarked background to designate the type of Hubpages you are reading. At this time, all you see is the grey background with all other missing and identifying information about the author missing. I assume this will be fixed some time in the future.

Recipe Hubpages Have a New Look

More strange things happening. Take a look at the format of this RECIPE PAGE!
More strange things happening. Take a look at the format of this RECIPE PAGE! | Source

Watermarked Backgrounds Designate Topic Area

As HP continues to make category changes we begin to see new designer backgrounds.
As HP continues to make category changes we begin to see new designer backgrounds. | Source
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Take a Look at the Illustration Below

For long time Hubpages members, you will be very familiar with the option to VOTE UP or DOWN on each article. However, I just visited Mark Ewbie's Pinterest Hubpages and the new format appears as shown below. His other related or similar Hubpages now listed below and NO VOTE BUTTON. There remains the option to choose the type of rating from interesting, useful to awesome and beautiful.

  • My Ten Most Successful Pinterest - Unfortunately, this has been removed.

Have You Got Any Pinterest In This New Phenomena?

I just commented on Mark Ewie's Pinterest Hubpages and found the VOTE BUTTON MISSING. Wondering if this is across the board? The yokes on you. You won't want to miss the humor of Mark
I just commented on Mark Ewie's Pinterest Hubpages and found the VOTE BUTTON MISSING. Wondering if this is across the board? The yokes on you. You won't want to miss the humor of Mark | Source

I Answered My Own Question About Vote Button

Scroll down and see vote button still here. I guess certain categories of Hubpages will no longer host the vote button.
Scroll down and see vote button still here. I guess certain categories of Hubpages will no longer host the vote button. | Source
Don't jump ship just yet. Pretty soon we will get used to all the new formats on Hubpages
Don't jump ship just yet. Pretty soon we will get used to all the new formats on Hubpages | Source

Special Bonus for Those Who Have Read This Entire Hp

Dear readers. Have you stuck with me all the way through this discovery process? Each day new information disclosed by experiencing and searching Hubpages organically. Tonight, I was searching the new video feature and found a treasure trove of information. I'm not keeping it all to myself. Instead, I'm sharing it with you, my friends who read my contributions here. I especially appreciate those who leave positive feedback and keep the chain of love going. How to do that? Simple. The word is, "SHARE." Now, you can hear me singing an old Beatles song. "Say the word...the word is Love..."


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Three Great Hubpages

I've written numerous Hubpages tutorials with many illustrations and so many tips and hints galore that your head will spin from learning so much. Instead of listing them all, I've just linked 3 above to get you started. I hope you enjoy learning with me.


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Hubpages May Be In Your Life Today

You know I'm thinking to myself, why continue to write on Hubpages without any reward of income. I was actually doing quite well before the fiasco.


The truth be told, the Hubpages community has wonderful people who share, converse and support each other through thick and thin.


What other community would be so welcoming, have the fun games to play in the forum, advocate with passion about their favorite topics, leave remarkable comments and additional information, share tweets and FaceBook links and have contests and virtual parties?


What's it all About? This Hubpages highlights some unusual activity on this network, that I'm sure will be ironed out before we know it. However, I wanted to get some feedback from other HP members to see if they were having the same issues.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM, founder and administrator of HomeopathyWorldCommunity NING network, loves to help other Hubpages members, provide tutorials and illustrations of what's going on and new features. Lately, Debby has been testing out the new video feature, has been producing live stream video shows in addition to the four weekly BlogTalkRadio shows on Health Topics. She's love to have you listen in and join the fun.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Faith - Once you get your Google Adsense account approved and you sign up for the Hubpages Earning Program, I do believe that all of your Hubs will begin to accumulate earnings based upon the number of views. When you create or edit a Hubpages, you will see a grey box that says "SETTINGS." Make sure the Ad Level is set to HIGH with the checkmark in the box. " This Hub may be considered commercial"

      Dear Wayne ~ What an incredible surprise to have you visit my little 'ol hub. I find your comment a bit mysterious. Perhaps you can expand on this simple theory. It almost sounds like, "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it," but with some kind of twist. Are there bats right out in the front of the cave?

      I explained all of the changes which I came across while either viewing Hubs or creating a new one. They surprised me at first, since I had not read about what to expect. Remember this was written in May 2012 as the new formatting started rolling out.

      In mind humble opinion, I don't think the administrators changed everything here for the sake of change itself. I believe they sought ways to deal with Google Panda, improving upon analytics, removing areas of the network that were stale, learning easier ways for readers and authors to find areas of the network with the drop-down menus, tweaking the back dashboards for members to update and cull outdated unproductive articles, get more action with the contests, etc.

      If you have insight into the intent of the changes and results, I would welcome your thoughts.

      Blessings to all,

      Debby

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      I operate on a very simple theory..."Never go to the back of the cave to see the bats if there are some hanging around the entrance"....hopefully that approach still works here. Too often, there are too many changes which are simply because something has not changed in a while...seldom does it improve anything. The "intent" and the "resulting effect" are not measured which gives me much insight into HP. ~WB

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks Debby,

      I appreciate the additional feedback. I wasn't too sure if once you decided to "earn" money, if they would include the hubs you have already published.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Faith ~ It takes a bit of 'faith' to keep going on the internet. Sometimes with all the changes, life on the internet can overwhelm and challenge even the most computer literate.

      Basically, just concentrate on your own style. Do what you do best on Hubpages by writing a beautiful piece of literature, a yummy recipe, a photographic log, a short story, a bit of educational information, a political treatise or what ever is on your mind.

      Don't worry about the income stream when you get started. Add that once you've built up a number of articles and developed followers by reading and commenting on other Hubpages.

      Blessings,

      Debby

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      I have noticed very strange ongoings here on HP, and I just keep thinking I have missed an HP email or something and, therefore, clueless. Thank you for bringing this all into the light, as it appears most of us are still in the dark and it may not be our own fault. Since the power outage, it seems to me things have not been right, and so that is what I have been thinking it is. I will scroll down and I do not see any ads anywhere, but out of the blue one starts playing!!! Strange!!! When that happens, I get out of that hub as fast as I can, even before leaving a comment. The ads are so incorporated into the hubs, one cannot really tell if it is an ad or part of the hub. Crazy! I am not ready to write to make money yet, but now with all these changes, do not know if I ever will be ready here. As you suggested, I will share.

      Thanks again for the info, Faith Reaper

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Epi- Did you sludge through this historic Hub which has lost most of its glimmer?

      With the number of hubs you have written you could have earned a pretty penny and rolling in the pizza dough.

      Gratitude for all the glowing compliments. May I suggest you check out some other hubs that might provide more educational, humorous or literary entertainment? Best, Debby

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...I really don't know what all of this means my dear Debby of the Divine but I do know one thing you always know how to put together a world class hub presentation and you rank right up there with the best of the best - I have learnt from you in the past and your inspiration must encourage and support others as well. I really don't give a hoot in heck (lol) about silly hub scores as I haven't made one single penny here since I started so call me dumb (lol) a maverick, a rebel or just a creative anomaly - but I am always so pleased when you bless my hub with your presence as you did tonight - I am sincerely sending you warm wishes and good energy from blustery lake erie time ontario canada 10:23pm and please keep in touch with me - you are a brilliant lady and I look up to you.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Doc ~ It was funny to read the categories which people chose to put this Hubpages. This was not about earning income at all, it was all about the changes in format we have encountered. What becomes startling to the eye of those regular hubbers used to viewing and managing their pages in one way, must now relearn, rethink and develop new strategies.

      Thanks for your glowing remarks to all the hard work I put into helping others here. Please forgive me if I'm not able to check out your pages recently, with all the obligations I have right now. Blessings, Debby

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Absolutely Brilliant Debbie. Your astute analysis, balanced feedback and wonderful illustrations show all the hard work you put in for the love of the craft more than money. I appreciate the hubpages as an organsiation needs to undergo growing pain as it changes to deal with external pressures and algorithm changes. Engaging and involving the community that produces the hubs is the right way forward. You are a sterling example of objective and constructive feedback. Bravo! I love your spirit and verve. Cos you're a positive soul very much like me!voted up and across ( and hope they all stay visible!)

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Hello Sue - Are you signed up for Google Adsense? Thanks for your vote. Blessings, Debby

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debby,

      It must be very frustrating for those of you on hubpages that are signed up with google adsense.

      Sharing this one with my followers.

      Voted up and interesting.

      Take care :)

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Hi Kelly ~ I guess everyone is wondering what's happening around here and where we are going. People will probably be discussing the changes in the forum and perhaps doing some kind of poll votes to see what people like.

      The final decisions, I assume, will be based upon the analytic results, statistics and SEO for the entire website.

      Hi Rosemay ~ Anything new takes some getting used to and we'll see how we feel after a month or so.

      Blessings, Debby

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I noticed pages with nothing in the right column. No profile pic, info and no ads. The author's name is just the link below the hub title. And NO vote UP as you say. I think it looks cheap, boring and awful. Another is on some I've noticed on some there is no avatars on the comments, so friends are not easily recognised at a glance. Don't like that at all, feels like they stole our personalities.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Wow Debby - I have had bizarre stuff going on...I did a fashion hub (simply so that i could see the new format:) lol I have zero ads down the side - I did before and do not now!

      I hope everything goes back to normal for you and thanks so much for all your hard work looking into this. I suppose I will just wait and see what happens!

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dearest Teaches ~ Thank you for reporting here what you have noticed. It appears a global across the HP network. I believe there are major changes underway. Blessings, Debby

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have noticed some hubs with blank ad spaces, but thought it was a browser problem. I think HP is in the process of updating and sometimes it does cause some glitches to appear. Thanks for the information and insight.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Dali ~ Did 19 of your hubs suddenly disappear? One thing I did not mention in the article above concerns the vigilance each member must keep in checking their "links" to other member Hubpages. They disappear left and right because of a violation of one kind or another whereupon the Admins must remove the article. The other mysterious disappearance occurs when the members decides to clean up their store of articles, publish only the top rated ones, or move the best of the best to their personal website or another location. This might explain many missing HPs.

      The entire internet we know today may be gone tomorrow as the constant transition to upgrade, provide new features or reformat what we have continues. Blessings, Debby

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      Wolfgang G. Greiner 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Debby, for your Hub "Strange Bizarre Unusual HP Behavior Inspires A Diamante Poem" - see my email to HP: Dear HubPages Team, Where is my Comment to the following Hub?

      Chinese Herbal Medicine - The History of Chinese Herbalism 02/04/12 and to this reply I received: Jerilee Wei Hub Author 2 years ago - Thanks dali48! Having worked in hospital administration, I'm real sure money has tainted the whole health equation. P.S. And what happened suddenly to my 19 published Hubs? Sincerely, dali48

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Wow! Mary, you've seen some strange alien sightings that even I missed. So, I guess we just sit back and wait it out. Glad this little page could bring you some comfort. We're not alone. Blessings, Debby

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I'm glad I'm not losing my mind! I'd noticed some strange things going on including no Vote Up, or pages with no pictures - not even in the comments sections. I was hoping it was just a glitch and still am.

      Thanks for writing this hub and letting me know I'm not yet senile.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      UnnamedHarald, Kelly, MoonLake, Katrine ~ Many thanks for your thoughts and compassion about these issues. Congratulations Storyteller on your good month. I was also doing high value, but things happen. I think the Hubpages administration and technical department will sort out all the inconsistencies. Just wanted to point out to folks who might also have been wondering what's going on here. Blessings, Debby

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Interesting stuff Debby, I suppose you spend a lot of time here to notice all this happening. Hope all goes well for you :-)

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      Barbara 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Hi Debby, I had my best month ever last month. Hmm. I received notice that there were issues with HubPages regarding the skull appearances in my account. This seems to be a universal problem. Meanwhile, fun hub to read- I like all the photos and the revealing plot, lol. Good luck.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      All my recipe pages don't have ads on them even the ones I did with the new recipe setup. The fashion and technology are weird and no adsense on them. I know their ok all my own stuff on recipes and technology. So I have no idea why they would look like this.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      What an interesting hub! I've heard about people losing their Adsense and have wondered what is causing all the closed accounts. Thanks for sharing this information. Take care, Kelley

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      David Hunt 5 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Yeah, I noticed some sample Hubpages with nothing in the right column. No profile pic, no ads. The author's name was just the link under the title. Not sure how this is an improvement.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Hello Friends ~ Xstatic and MoonLake ~ The strange things that happen here on Hubpages when the administrators fiddle around with the settings and start to restructure, add new functions and remove old ones. Bound to happen. So, we just wait it out until the dust settles.

      In the meantime, I will wait for someone with knowledge to tell me if I've lost all income from Hubpages.

      Blessings, Debby

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      So what does tan mean with noting at all on the right side. All ads are gone. I have yet to figure this all out and as I check my hubs I'm finding more and more that look like this way. Even hubs that have my own pictures. This is all very strange and it seems no one is explaining why. Great hub. Hope it doesn't turn blue.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Interesting info, especially for us relative newbies who don't know what the ehll is going on anyway. I can't seem to get an adsense account because they say I had one in another life or something, so money is nto why I am here presently.

      I appreciate this Hub though, and am sure it will raise some questions.