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Subject heading tabs for our pages.

  1. Sed-me profile image80
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    What if we had tabs on our account. One tab for poetry, one tab for recipes, one for how-to etc.

    It would have this cleaner look, instead of such a miss-mash. Right now, ppl have to scroll down thru (sometimes) hundreds of hubs, having nothing to do with one another, other than they were published sequentially.

    This would eliminate the need for so many duplicate hubber accounts, ppl trying to have niche accounts etc. b/c a reader could go right to the category they were looking for.

    It is disconcerting to have a good recipe for fish right above a eulogy to your dearly departed aunt, you know? I love the idea of tabs, what do you think?

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
      Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's a great idea.

    2. Nancy Owens profile image98
      Nancy Owensposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have been thinking about this for a long time. A couple of years ago I could have sworn someone wrote a hub about this but I could be wrong.

      And yes! Tabs would be the best way to organize the content and make it so easy to find topics for hubs that call out to our interests and speak to our hearts.

      1. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Nancy Owens. I would like to write something from the heart... some poetry maybe, I don't know, but I currently have 4 recipe hubs and nothing else on my page. I feel weird about sticking a poem on that all of a sudden. Not that HPs is rabid for poetry, but still... Im pretty sure I have a few viral hubs in me and Im holding off til we get tabs. lol

    3. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea, hope they do it. I've felt for awhile that the profile should be better organized in that regard. It's good for visitors and us both.

      1. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Nate!

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image94
    Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago

    I agree with you.  Someone who wants to read more about a particular topic shouldn't have to wade through a bunch of topics that don't interest them. 

    HubPages used to sort the hubs on the profile by category.  I miss that feature.  Tabs would work too.

    1. Sed-me profile image80
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  I don't know if the staff is gonna comment though.

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
        Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Email them

        1. Sed-me profile image80
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You're so bossy now that you've almost got your mug.

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
            Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            LOL, I've always been bossy!

            In fact, most of my hubs are telling people what to do!

            1. Sed-me profile image80
              Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I really liked the one I read. You were totally vulnerable, yet empowered/empowering. Good job.

              1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
                Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks, I appreciate that.

  3. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    That provision already exists.
    If you click on "Show all" on your profile page you will find all your Hub Titles listed under their category with the number of hubs in each of those categories.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9196865_f248.jpg
    Ctr+ to enlarge.

    So all you need to do is click on one of those headings to find all hubs in the same category.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
      Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think she was suggesting this for people who come and visit our sites.

      1. Sue Adams profile image96
        Sue Adamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, well, the "Show: All" button works both ways, whether you are signed in or signed out.

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9197038_f248.jpg

        You can even draw attention to the feature in the profile text with something like:

        "Please scroll down to "Show: All" for your favorite topics covered by [author's name]'s complete portfolio of HubPages articles."

        1. Lionrhod profile image81
          Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          LOL count me as someone who had no clue we could sort hubs like this. I think it's very NON obvious to visitors.

          1. Sed-me profile image80
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I know, I did that a long time ago. Im not sure of the benefits, but that's not really what I'm talking about.


            I just made this in "paint". I'm not a computer person so excuse the poor attempt, but it's a rudimentary example of the thought I'm trying to convey.

            Each box would represent one specific topic of interest and each box would bear the pic. of your chosen hub (like the way we highlight hubs now.) So when someone came to your page, there wouldn't have to scroll down thru (in many cases) hundreds of hubs to see what you've written.

            I appreciated the comment (maybe it was Marissa who said?) that when ppl are googling, they don't want to see everything you've written, just one hub, but there are many ppl who enjoy a person's writing style or what have you, and would like to read more by that author. We are, after all, as writers, interested in promoting our works. Take Billy Buc. Someone may click on one of his essays and be so taken with him, that they would continue to want to follow his work. Though his work is mainly essays he could separate it into "Experiences with AA", "Personal stories." "How to overcome addiction." and so on.

            Anyway, I don't know if I have made this easy to envision, or have wasted anyone's time, but I just really like the idea. The page, to me, would appear neat and organized. I like that.






            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11863330_f1024.jpg

            1. Millionaire Tips profile image94
              Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah, this is the old format of the profile page - and they changed it to what it is now. Unfortunately, it was that old format that led me to writing on HubPages in the first place, and showed me that I could write on a variety of topics.  Maybe they did away with it because they want to encourage us to limit the topics we write about on each user name.

              1. Sed-me profile image80
                Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Oh, well leave it to me to suggest something that has already failed. lol

            2. sallybea profile image100
              sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I like the layout, bit like Pinterest - very easy on one page.

              1. Sed-me profile image80
                Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Is it? I had a pinterest account once, but like most things... I didn't really get it.
                I like pics, but as an addendum... I didn't get having a whole sight of just pics.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My big complaint about that is that most people don't even see it, it's so small.

      If Hubbers can't find it, what's the likelihood of a member of the general public spotting it?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think those coming in from searches even look at our profile.  Hubbers may take a look, but I'm not sure tabs are worth the effort considering all that HP is tackling right now.  I use the current Show feature if I'm looking for a specific hub, which isn't that often.

  4. Sed-me profile image80
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Yeah, I remembered that we had that ability to put it in order like that, but I just think it would make our pages look more organized and approachable and it might not even occur to ppl to go to that effort.

  5. ChristinS profile image97
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    I like that idea.  HP staff could even limit the amount of tabs we can have to keep a uniform and uncluttered appearance also if that was a concern.  I would think most people could group their hubs within a few main headings for better organization.  The current system of scrolling through everything could definitely be improved.  great suggestion.  I hope they take it into consideration.

    1. Sed-me profile image80
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Christin, me too.

  6. Sed-me profile image80
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    I have one more idea that I'd love to see happen.
    You know when you have several tabs open on your screen? FB, email, HPs.... Facebook will give you a notification on their tab when youre on another page that you have received a post etc., but on HPs, you have to go back and forth checking to see if there is a response. Would it be difficult to add that little notification to the HPs tab?


    (And b/c there hasn't been a whisper from anybody at HPs regarding this thread, I would also like to suggest that we be able to tag ppl. I tag Christy and Matthew.) smile

    1. Lionrhod profile image81
      Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Color me clueless. What does tagging people mean?

      1. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It's a FB reference. It's a way to directly contact a specific friend. You highlight their name in blue when writing any text and they will be notified that you are speaking directly to them. It was just a little joke.

  7. Nancy Owens profile image98
    Nancy Owensposted 3 years ago

    Good ideas, both! A couple years ago I swear I saw a hub explaining how to categorize our profile page, but never could find it again. I wish we could do that. Arrange our profile page how we want it to look.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image94
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That may have been before they changed the profile page or it may be about how to add hubs to the carousel.  This suggestion is to change all the hubs that appear underneath the carousel.

  8. Sed-me profile image80
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Tabs.

    1. sallybea profile image100
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why not suggest this in the New HubPages Feature Suggestions page - I think it sounds a great idea

      1. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I might have done that originally, (http://hubpages.com/forum/category/6634) Im not sure. I have made several different comments to staff. I think they are ignoring me. I don't know why! I am such a pleasure to converse with. lol

        1. sallybea profile image100
          sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You might have to wait until Monday for a reply.

          1. Sed-me profile image80
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I'm not holding my breath. smile

  9. Arachnea profile image76
    Arachneaposted 3 years ago

    For now, I just search for the topic of interest. I don't know that tabs would be any more convenient other than that it would bypass the need to do a search.

    The benefit of the category options for organizing one's hubs is that if desired one could filter the page to show only hubs they've posted in a particular category and edit them or whatever in that way. Sometimes I look at the numbers in a category when trying to figure out if I want to do one type of article over another. The reader doesn't see the category that I can tell.

    Actually, I'm incorrect, the drop down box does show the hub category if one doesn't want to view all.

  10. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    If someone from admin doesn't show up in the first page of posts and say it's a good idea, you can tell the idea isn't ever going to be addressed by them.

    1. Sed-me profile image80
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree. I am also relatively sure that if my name appears on a thread, I am not likely to hear from admin unless it is to tell me I have been banned. ha. ha.

      1. sallybea profile image100
        sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Never say never - I am a real optimist - have no fear, someone will reply to this.

        1. Sed-me profile image80
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Well this thread has been bumped several times so, I guess better late than never. smile

 
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