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Account closures are permanent

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Ive been looking for 20 min. thru the help cnter and in "my account" on how one might close their account. Also, is it possible to close an account temporarily and reopen it? If you close it, will you lose the money you've made so far and then have to start over again? Obviously there's no new earnings if your account is closed.
    Thank you. smile

    1. Writer Fox profile image54
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can delete your Hubs or unpublish them and keep your account open to receive your next payout.

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        If you wanted to close your account though... and I guess just delay payout until a later date, would that be possible? To close it temporarily and maybe open it later?

        1. Writer Fox profile image54
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          You can't temporarily close an account, but you can unpublish your Hubs.  I don't know if you are still paid on a closed account because I've never closed an account before.

          Read this:

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            That was exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much for finding that for me. smile

            1. Writer Fox profile image54
              Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Google found it.

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                Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks for googling. smile

                1. Writer Fox profile image54
                  Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  I love Googling!

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                    Ghaelachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    @ Writer Fox.
                    I have an unanswered question in Q&A about Google Index. You seem a person with a lot of knowledge on these matters. Would you help me and take a look at my question. The question is related to indexing of single hubs. I posted the Q 2 days ago and till now no one has an answer. Thanks for any help.  Ghaelach

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You don't need to close your account to take a break.  Just set your comments to the "vacation" setting and turn off your notifications. 

      Remember, the whole idea of HubPages is passive income.  Your Hubs earn all by themselves, and they won't stop doing that just because you're not around.  The forums, and reading and commenting on other people's Hubs, are social activities that have no bearing on the success or failure of your Hubs.  You may come back to a nicely increased account balance!

    3. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I dont participate in the forums as much as you do,but I do read and enjoy your comments. Like Robin said, you will be missed. Just follow Marissa┬┤s advice and make it a vacation!
      Come back when you feel in the mood for us again.

    4. brakel2 profile image80
      brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Beth - You light up the forum, and we will miss you. If you need a break, take it and come back. It can be a Christmas break or longer. Have fun and take care. We love you. Blessings.  Audrey

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Beth:  Due to health issues I have had to cut way back on all of my writing, and I have found it to be a big relief, actually.  No more stress, no more worry.  I throw an article on once in awhile, remove one that may not be doing well, etc.  In the meantime, I'm still earning a little bit.  I've recently done this with my blog as well as Bubblews as it was getting overwhelming.  When I vacation, I do not write at all...and still I earn a bit.  So you can work it any way you like.  Good luck with this.

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    May I ask why you would like to close your account?

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I missed your post, Im sorry. I just felt the need for a break, but after reading that help post, I would lose too much. I wish it was possible to close it temporarily, but it's not. smile

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Just walk away for a while Beth. Come back when you feel ready.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    @Beth37 -

    Hey - I think we all need breaks now and then.  When HP becomes more of a social media outlet, it can drain your time and stifle your creative juices.  Why not do as Mark suggests and walk away for a bit?  Put a stop to all email alerts, to avoid temptation, and just enjoy the passive income.

    And know that we're all waiting for you, when you decide you're ready to jump back in the pool!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this


      Good advice from Mark & Marcy -  take a break and come back if you want to later. 

      I think we may share an anniversary this month - just fancy, one year on HubPages (Paper Anniversary) and the paper money we both though would be coming did not arrive. Darn!!

      Go do something you really love Beth  or just walk - get out a little more than you have been doing of late.  Enjoy some sunshine somewhere - far from the madding crowd.

      Said it before - I care Beth.


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    Robinposted 4 years ago

    Hi Beth.  I recommend what your fellow Hubbers have suggested.  We all need a break sometimes; there isn't any real downside to leaving the site for awhile and coming back when you are rejuvinated. You can turn off your notifications here.  We will be here with open arms when you return!  Your fun-loving attitude will be missed in the meantime.  Have a great holiday.  smile

  6. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 4 years ago

    Well, then...can Hubpages close your account if you don't write any new hubs for a while?

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure that happens only if you're a real grumpy person and you don't help old people across the road during your break!  smile

  7. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    There have been several times in the last seven years where I was either so busy traveling, or just didn't feel like writing, and just took a break.  It's rather nice actually. 

    No need to unpublish stuff, unless you actually want your hubs to have to start over from scratch with the search engines.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Relache, and to everyone here.
      You are all always full of the best info. I didn't even know there was a "vacation setting" for notifications. Ive kept my email open so I still get notifications. I didn't mean to make such an official announcement. I was just wondering what the options were. (I'd just really had it that day.)

      Anyway, I am still taking a little break, didn't mean it to be quite so dramatic. lol
      I'll be around soon enough to get on your last nerve, I'm sure.
      Love to you all. smile