CHANGED: social buttons moved (related to http://bit.ly/19mFeiT)

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  1. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    The share button (for sharing to the newsfeed) has disappeared from hubs. I've seen other mentions of it too, in the Q&A. Is this a glitch, or is there an upgrade going on that I missed?

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're right - it was available earlier today - I used it to share someone's hub.  I'm seeing an ad or something higher up, where the share button, & Pin icon used to be, and the other icons are lower down on the page. 

      It would be a shame for sharing to go away completely - it's a great way to help new Hubbers get noticed.  Hope this is just a temporary thing while they do some tweaking to the layout.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey y'all!
      This was an intentional change; we wanted the social media sharing section to be more streamlined and to follow readers as they scrolled along the page.
      I personally (yes, it is entirely my fault in this case) insisted that the "Share with Hubbers" option to go because I thought it detracted from the other options and added visual clutter to the social media sharing box.
      Sorry if I've ruined your day. ;___;

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I miss the "share" box we used to have at the bottom of the page. The one that had the short links, and you could grab the URL including your referral tracker... and stuff.

      2. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well, while I like the way the social media share options follow down the article, I really do think it is a shame that the "Share with Hubbers" is gone.

        There have been many many times when I have come across a hub and hubber that intrigue me, all because someone shared it with followers.  I have also found that when people have shared a hub of mine, I receive more comments and even, on the rare occasion, a new follower. 

        I hope that HubPages will rethink this change.  Thanks for listening.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Due to popular demand, the site sharing function will be back.
      You can find more info here.
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/113165? … ost2408579

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks!

      2. Sheri Faye profile image86
        Sheri Fayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hurray!!!!!

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
          Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yee haw!!!

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As this issue has been addressed, this thread is closed.
      Please create a new thread if you are encountering a technical issue.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    There's also a big, blank white space between the top-right ad and the related searches. Then comes the social media, which is now just plain too far down the page. It will cut down the number of shares drastically I think. If this is not a glitch, then it is extremely short-sighted.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Update: I see the social media now floats along with the related searches. Not bad!

      Maybe put the social media above the related searches? And keep the floating attribute going; could actually increase shares!

      Tired. This concludes my brilliant thoughts for the day. big_smile

  3. sleepylog profile image59
    sleepylogposted 5 years ago

    I've never seen the said 'share' button.

    1. baja2013 profile image68
      baja2013posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's why they trying to change its layout smile
      I noticed it 3 weeks after I joined HP. Yesterday explained to a newbie where it is and then it disapeared.

  4. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the "share" button" has disappeared.  I hope that is only temporary.  Now if I want to share, I go to the feed, and when my comment comes through, I can hit the share button there.  That is very time consuming!

  5. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    I actually like the way the social media share buttons float along the side of the hub, but really hope the share with followers button returns.  It's such a great way to find hubbers and hubs that people might not normally see.

    1. Thelma Alberts profile image90
      Thelma Albertsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto! I agree with you Glimmer Twin Fan. I hope the share button will come back.

      1. mary615 profile image92
        mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Me too!!!  Please put the share button back.  If I see a good Hub by a newcomer, I always share.  I think it helps them in many ways.  It helps them get more readers and might boost their confidence.
        This is especially true when they have only a few followers who will read their stuff.
        Please, please.....

        1. poshcoffeeco profile image81
          poshcoffeecoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Mary615, this change doesn't surprise me because a few month the Team Welcome Wagon was disbanded which was a great way to encourage new members. Now we can't share their articles with our groups. It's not easy for newbie here now.
          On a personal note, the reason for joining here was to help other people. Removing the share button strips away yet another help aid.

  6. Sheri Faye profile image86
    Sheri Fayeposted 5 years ago

    I miss the share button too. It has helped me and I have enjoyed helping others. Please bring it back!

  7. TheKatsMeow profile image86
    TheKatsMeowposted 5 years ago

    I just noticed that the share button was missing. I am very sad to see it go. To me, it was a great way to discover the work of other hubbers.

  8. Sheri Faye profile image86
    Sheri Fayeposted 5 years ago

    I just posted on face book about this and am hoping other hubbers will add thier 'we want it back" vote here or on other forums about this. I am fairly new and found such encouragement from people sharing my hubs....and we ALL need encouragement here. I think the hub community is amazing and supportive and we need as many tools as possible to help each other. I got many followers from the share button and have found many that I follow from there. Simone....before you leave us....please give it back!

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, we want the Share button back! Simone, it can be your goodbye gift to us! Please!!! :-)

      1. mary615 profile image92
        mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that would be a great goodbye gift to us!

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
          Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this
          1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
            Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Yay! It's coming back! Thanks for sharing that, Matthew! :-)

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