Fellow Squids, A Moment of Silence ... The Final Blue Box Has Dropped

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  1. Arachnea profile image68
    Arachneaposted 9 years ago

    Yup. I was just over there on the old stomping grounds and there was a blue box. I've taken a screen shot and saved it for a momento. Sorry to see the old wagering about when the next blue box will drop come to an end.

    1. kislanyk profile image68
      kislanykposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Didn't think of saving the screenshot, but the money arrived to my Paypal account this morning when I woke up.

      1. profile image0
        Lorelei Cohenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think we should still see one more before the end. They still have to pay for August before Squidoo closes up shop. I will sure miss it. Squidoo was my number one writing platform, I learned so very much there, and made so very many friends.

        1. goatfury profile image92
          goatfuryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Same here- I got a nominal payment for July, but I should have a considerably higher one coming in for August.

          1. MartieG profile image67
            MartieGposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            There will be just one more payday according to the information sent out-hope I'm right as they still owe me

    2. savateuse profile image68
      savateuseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't take a screenshot, but I was tempted. I never actually earned a lot through Squidoo.
      I'm inclined to think HubPages suits my writing style a lot more. Less commercial pressure, more "writing for the love of it".

  2. SusanDeppner profile image73
    SusanDeppnerposted 9 years ago

    Never fear. There will be another payment in October so if you want to participate in the wagering, wager on!

  3. Cari Kay 11 profile image88
    Cari Kay 11posted 9 years ago

    Still one more payout but I think our profile pages will be gone so this may, indeed, be our last blue box sad

  4. hsschulte profile image85
    hsschulteposted 9 years ago

    Not feeling nostalgic about the blue box as it had dwindled down to nothing in the past few months. Looking forward to my first green box. (Is it green here?) smile Forward with hope.

    1. Writer Fox profile image32
      Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What you get here is an email from HP and from PayPal.  Payment is on or before the 28th of the month following the month income (or accrued income) was earned, provided the amount is over the $50 minimum.

  5. shellys-space profile image59
    shellys-spaceposted 9 years ago

    I was so sad to tell my  charity partner Squidoo is done sad

    1. profile image0
      Lorelei Cohenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is what I am also worried about. I have the charity account here but not sure how it will do as the Adsense on it still has not gone through for her. I have my fingers crossed she can hopefully still receive a minimum payout each month. I am presuming that the $50.00 will be difficult to reach some months.

    2. hsschulte profile image85
      hsschulteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can still donate to them independently. smile

  6. CassandraCae profile image86
    CassandraCaeposted 9 years ago

    i made my last $4.90 from there, sad because it is going to take some time to build any income from here, i only have 9 hubs

  7. profile image0
    Colin323posted 9 years ago

    Well, kiddo, it's the end of Squidoo
    Farewell big squid, P-stars, and lenses too,
    forums, L.o.D, and 'Best of' -  adieu.
    But dry your eyes and don't you blub
    'cos now, dear friends, you can always hub.

    (source: Thomas Hardy)

    1. susi10 profile image95
      susi10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like that! smile

    2. hsschulte profile image85
      hsschulteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Where's the like button?

  8. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    If you have less than $1 in your Squidoo account, and all your content has moved to Hubs already, that was your last payment.

    If not, there will be one more.

    1. bgamall profile image70
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't spend too much time here anymore, but I like Hubpages. I thought that Squidoo was always advertized as the superior site, so why was it terminated while Hubpages continues? Just  wondering.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image89
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Who said it was the superior site?   Squidoo did crow for a while, when HubPages got slapped in the first Panda and Squidoo didn't.  But Squidoo did eventually get hit, and badly, and it never recovered as well as HubPages did.

  9. David Stone profile image72
    David Stoneposted 9 years ago

    I had a good payout, with plenty still in the hopper. I am not nostalgic about it. It's time to move on, forget the bitter as well as the sweet, a conviction I've found easy to embrace now that HubPages has shown itself to be such a great place to land.

  10. lisavollrath profile image88
    lisavollrathposted 9 years ago

    Sad to say that last night, I deleted the button on my bookmark bar that took me directly to the dashboard. Farewell, Squidoo!

  11. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 9 years ago

    I'm sorry for your loss.
    I used to have an internet family of sorts on a scrabble forum. Some of us even flew to meet each other in St. Louis. I spent hours with these ppl talking on our forum. We couldn't believe it when they closed it. It seems a bit silly, but it is a loss. I hope you'll all be happy here. The sting goes away. smile

  12. Superkev profile image59
    Superkevposted 9 years ago

    I've been trying to transfer my stuff from Squidoo but it seems like it is having me create a new Hubpages account rather than importing it to my existing HP account. Is there a way to just bring my content over to my HP account?

    1. Arachnea profile image68
      Arachneaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've read in several pages that folks with existing hub pages accounts will have their stuff moved over after all the others. I'm not sure how that will work. Perhaps someone could elaborate, clarify or otherwise comment on this.

      1. relache profile image71
        relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I had several existing Hub accounts, and my stuff got moved over the very first night.

        Whatever you think is happening is just someone's invented rumor.

      2. David Stone profile image72
        David Stoneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I had an active four year old hub account, and my lenses came over on the third day.

        I think it's working as they said it would, transfers in sequence of when the transfer button got pushed.

      3. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I recall Paul saying the exact opposite, that accounts associated with HP would be moved first.  I'm sure it's quite an enormous undertaking.

    2. relache profile image71
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No.  You must make a new HubPages account to transfer content.  This was first announced weeks ago.


  13. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 9 years ago

    No, If you are a hubber, you have to have another account for your lenses.

  14. Greekgeek profile image81
    Greekgeekposted 9 years ago

    Wow. Almost exactly a tenth of what I was earning on Squidoo in 2012. Still 3 digits, but they are small ones.

    Pardon me while I interrupt the moment of silence with a sigh of relief. My GG articles that transferred over to Mythphile are puttering along nicely, earning a squinch more than they did on Squidoo.

    I'll take it. Because that's before I've fixed 'em all.

    1. goatfury profile image92
      goatfuryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, GreekGeek! Sounds like you made the transition as seamlessly as you could expect.

      1. Greekgeek profile image81
        Greekgeekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No, I'm just very mellow about it. I have 250 articles to revamp by the end of the grace period and I almost can't start until the beginning of November, because I'm preparing to get a book printed.

        It'll get done. If the QAP folks have to throw some of mine into Unfeatured status until I've corrected them, I don't mind. As long as they don't lock one of the transferred accounts because of the pages I haven't gotten to yet.

        I'm just grateful that HP has done part of the work for me. It was so depressing, having to move articles I'd sunk so much effort into years ago, and rebuild everything on my own websites, with no guarantee  they'd work out. Having a helping hand with that -- especially since I have no idea how I'd hand-code all those mythology quizzes in Wordpress -- turns it from a depressing retreat into a much-needed round of spring cleaning with an assistant doing some of the preliminary setup.

        Two of my accounts have moved over, one's still over on Squidoo.

  15. Craftypicks profile image76
    Craftypicksposted 9 years ago

    No it's not the last. The next one is the last. They put out a message about it yesterday.

  16. Arachnea profile image68
    Arachneaposted 9 years ago

    relache, it's always great to get the straight scoop when one can find contradictions posted from time to time. of course, whenever possible it never hurts to provide a link to the official answer so as to alleviate any further confusion ... glad you did.


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