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  1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image77
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 10 years ago

    I have an issue with my summaries.  I checked my pages listings from OUTSIDE my account - by logging out at looking at the list of hubs I've written.  All the listings don't show the "summary text" they show the LAST X words of each hub.

    E.g. here's how one hub appears in the listings

    Popular Pubic HairStyles Part 2 - For Men Only!
    by Julie-Ann Amos
    ... we have invented laser hair removal,... This hub brought to you... by Julie-Ann Amos, professional writer, and owner of international writing agency Why not create your own HubPages? It's ...  published 6 weeks ago

    Whereas the "Summary text" done manually sppears like this:

    Popular Pubic Hair Styles as a hub went only so far... it focussed on the Ladygardeners among us.  BUT...   "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do," they say – and that used to be a simple motto to live...

    I do think that all my hubs seem to have the BOTTOM of each hub quoted in listings which looks truly awful.  Why is this?  What is the point of us doing summary texts if they won't be used in listings? 

    I can't even change this because it's not the VERY last X words that gets quoted, it seems to be the last few words of the penultimate text capsule and the first few words of the last text capsule.  Which seems pointless as we can't make sure we write something good here for broswers.

    Am I missing something here and getting something wrong?

    It's worse in some listings as it seems to show a list of completely random bits of text and bits of headings of capsules .  I found one poor user where it seemed to have the image credits as her snapshot text!

    Popular Pubic Hair Styles: History and How To Create Them
    by Julie-Ann Amos
    ... ladies.  The Root Of The Problem: Puberty And Pubic Hair Around about puberty, we tend ... film's credit... Funny that. DIY Pubic Hair Styles For The LadyGardening Enthusiast Firstly ... Your LadyGarden Grow? Popular Pubic Hair Styles For All Tastes – In ...  published 5 months ago

    It doesn't seem at all likely we will encourage readers if we show them garbled nonsense in the listings when they search for a particular topic on hubpages.  It just looks awful.

    1. larryfreeman profile image82
      larryfreemanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Julie-Ann,

      I tested it out and I was not able to reproduce your problem. 

      HubPages recently changed the search functionality.  So, if you use either the Search Box on the top by typing for example "Julie-Ann Amos" or if you use the Search Box on your profile page, then the search is using the text of your article and not the summary.

      To see that your summary is working correctly, try using this link

      To get there, I went to your profile page, then I selected the "Advice" tag.  I also tested other tags to verify that summary is displayed correctly.

      If you are getting to the listing in a way other than the search box, just let me know.



  2. Julie-Ann Amos profile image77
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 10 years ago

    Ok what I did was NOT logged in as me, I visted HP as a visitor, and went to my profile page.  The articles there had the issue. 

    I then searched for a tag I know I have (e.g. pubic hair) and saw the same issue - here's the text displayed on others' profiles as well as mine - I can do a screen grab but don't know how to post an image in a forum message.  ALL these summaies seem random text from within their hubs.

    My hub in this case is the second one.  This is the text I see "... hairstyling, ladies.  The Root Of The Problem: Puberty And Pubic Hair Around about puberty, we ... ladygardens instantly shot to no 1 in the pubic hairstyles fashion charts!  "Some magazines have ... Hair Styles as a hub went only so far... it focussed on ...  " which is random snippets of text and NOT the summary I have on the hub.

    Does that make sense?  Thanks as always for looking at this (shouldn't you be sleeping off the big categories job?)

    Why does Pubic Hair Get Everywhere
    by mistyhorizon2003

    ... the bath, I would like to know how pubic hair seems to get everywhere, and I mean, ... whilst you try to shift that annoying hair right at the back of your throat, or ... paper simply to remove the offending renegade hair really distasteful, yet unavoidable as I ...  published 5 months ago

    60 comments    home hair hair removal
    Popular Pubic Hair Styles: History and How To Create Them
    by Julie-Ann Amos

    ... hairstyling, ladies.  The Root Of The Problem: Puberty And Pubic Hair Around about puberty, we ... ladygardens instantly shot to no 1 in the pubic hairstyles fashion charts!  "Some magazines have ... Hair Styles as a hub went only so far... it focussed on ...  published 5 months ago

    40 comments    hair hubmob hair style
    The Pros and Cons of shaving your Pubic hair
    by alphonsians93

    ... may want to use the scissors to shorten the hair before you begin shaving. This will ... abstain from doing any maintenance to your pubic hair (though this could get itchy ... you and do it right! excerpts from pubic shaving Shaving using a ...  published 8 months ago

    46 comments    health family advice
    Pubic Hair Shaving For Men
    by tltfaas

    ... here's what we recommend. The amount of hair down there varies from man to man ... skin taut, and shaving in the direction of the hair growth on the major bush (to prevent ... hydrocortisone cream doesn't work, see your doctor. Pubic Hair Removal Comments ...  published 14 months ago

    0 comments    health how to hair removal
    Best Pubic Hair Removal Options For Men
    by Isabella Snow

    ... women already know the ins and outs of pubic hair removal. Men, on the other ... electric shaver specifically designed to shave the pubic area. It's not meant to be ... sods actually pay a woman to rip the hair from their testicles. I can't recommend this procedure ...  published 7 months ago

    22 comments    hair removal pubic hair
    Volatto profile image70
    Male Pubic Hair Shaving
    by Volatto

    ... tips to make this experience the best possible. Pubic shaving has become a popular grooming ... We have to say that the success male pubic shaving requires two main things ... found the perfect tool to get rid of pubic hair: the Philips Norelco Bodygroom the only ...  published 2 years ago

    11 comments    personal personal care

  3. larryfreeman profile image82
    larryfreemanposted 10 years ago

    Hi Julie-Ann,

    In the example you gave, you are using the results from a SEARCH.

    The new search at HubPages (see here) uses article text instead of the summary and presents excerpts with highlights of the keywords.

    To see the SUMMARY of the article, you need to click on a tag directly.  If you go through the tags or through links on the topic page, you will see that the Summary gets used.

    For example, here is the view from clicking on the "Advice" tag (see here) will give you a listing that uses the summary.


  4. skinbleaching1 profile image58
    skinbleaching1posted 10 years ago

    I'm having the same problem as Julie-Ann. I posted something in the forum about it, but it looks like i have my answer LarryFreeman, thankyou. Can it be changed to reflect the summary text as it really looks awful when you're viewing your hub description and it's all a mash up...


  5. Julie-Ann Amos profile image77
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 10 years ago

    That makes sense Larry.

    I'd still prefer to see the summary shown but can see what happened here.


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