How is the transition to the new profiles going to play out?

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  1. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    Does anyone know? Will we wake up, log in, new profile? Or will there be notice? Seems we will have to edit; choose whether we want our real name displayed, what links we want included, etc. I realize it will happen when and how it does, but I'm just curious.

    1. brakel2 profile image79
      brakel2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I had to somewhat shorten my biography, remove links, pick a background (later), choose what hubs I wanted to be in the slideshow, decide if I wanted my real name along with my user name. Then I went to a staff profile, clicked on a top entry to set up my profile. Then the choices were there. By now, you may have updated your profile. Good luck.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm curious: Can you upload your own picture for the background? Also wondering what sites can you include in those ones up in the top right corner (Facebook, PinInterest, etc.). What I'm understanding is that you had to change your profile before you went to update it to the new one.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Based on how past site changes have gone, the one should work much the same.

    Right now, people have the option to switch their profiles themselves.  There were notices starting back in May about this.  After a while, the whole site will be updated.  Notices get posted to both the site blog and the forums, but a lot of people don't pay attention to the community here so when the final changeover comes, the forums will be flooded with people asking what the heck is going on.

    That's the formula that just about any change to layouts or standards on this site has followed.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

      and complaining that they never knew about it.. 

    I imagine that the updates will change to the blank background, but the bio's may be interesting to see what happens. I've seen profile pages that are almost entirely links.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    There are thousands of people (tens of thousands probably) who have signed up to HubPages over the years who did so only to dump links into the bio section for backlinking purposes for their own sites, who then never did anything else on the site.  Disabling all of those is one of the actual benefits to killing live links in bios, and this sort of thing probably has something to do with why that change was implemented with this latest update.

  5. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    The HubPages blog posts announcing the new profile explains how they work and detail the new features.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've read the blog, they don't answer my questions.

  6. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    So switch over and then you'll know firsthand.  The alternative is to wait until they force the change on the entire site and find out then.

  7. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    Good idea, and I was thinking that too. Might as well do it now, it will happen anyway; if I do it now, it will all be set.

 
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