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Ability to remove posts like "Word Association Game" from Hubtivity

  1. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    It would be nice to be able to selectively block updates to individual forum posts from Hubtvity.

    This would allow us to check out genuine hubtivity without having to scroll through screen after screen after screen of updates to posts like "Word Association Game........chicken".

    1. moposan profile image51
      moposanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no need -just choose from settings what you want to see

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    You can't edit out specific threads, that is what he wants to do.
    And I agree, that is getting rather annoying...

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!!smile

    2. adultparty profile image38
      adultpartyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for good direction

  3. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    moposan, just an unrelated note:   I wondered, when I saw your name, if it was related to Guy P., and when I saw your picture I think I got the answer.  I loved his short stories when I was a kid.

    1. moposan profile image51
      moposanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Try novel Bel Ami

  4. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    There should be a limit to the tread. Its been really running on.

    1. dingdong profile image58
      dingdongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now, there are two more big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        seems to be alot of 'two's" around here lol

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    And now we have a second one...

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I agree Hubpages needs to have some system where ALL threads are given a time-line,( some have become quite tedious ,and quite a soap opera feel) that would be the most democratic way to do it.
    2 weeks tops , discuss ,rant , ponder ,convert,preach, get it off your chest and then thats it ...delete the thread ...
    14 days long enough to have your say ...and say ...and say...
    ( if you really are not done after 2 weeks ,a similar thread cal always be started (which it often is) ,but at least it stays fresh....

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      Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      excellent.  this sounds like a good plan smile 
      btw... "to have your say...and say...and say." LOL

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol and my son says Im long-winded

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Just chose the ones you want to go on..... I like keep looking on the long ones actually, what is the problem with it...

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing. Seems like WAGs are so much fun that even threads about WAGs are fun.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The problem is that they are making the "hubtivity" page useless because it is filled with links to these forum posts. Nothing wrong with the games themselves, if you like that sort of thing.

      http://hubpages.com/hubtivity/all

    3. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if Hubpages is going to replace MySpace as the most vacuous site on the internet there's nothing wrong with it.
      I guess that I'd just come to regard HubPages as a place that had a bit more style than that.

      @Haunty: If this stuff is the objective model for where hub pages is headed, then . . . .
      that just makes me a bit sad.

  8. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Since hubtivity reflects hubber activity I think these games are supposed to be in there in order for us to get an objective picture of what's REALLY going on around here. smile

  9. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    One option you have today is to quit the fan club of people that participate in those threads.

    1. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That doesn't really solve the problem Paul, because posts from people who are NOT my fans are clogging up my hubtivity.

      If the solution is to find and unfan everyone who participates in that thread to avoid seeing it, well that's possible I guess, but very time consuming. More than I'm able to give.
      Oh well, I'll no doubt come up with some sort of solution that works.

      @eaglekiwi: Setting a time limit on the life of threads is not the answer. There's a LOT of fantastic material that is timeless, and has a shelf life of years. Deleting everything after a couple of weeks would be a very shortsighted thing to do.

      Cheers, Eric G.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wouldnt a library or saving to file be more suitable for 'shelflife' treasures?
        Im just not a hoarder I guess.
        But I take your point ,that some material may be valuable past two weeks , but save or throw out thats my simple solution.
        Keeps all the pages fresh and lively
        If its 'timeless' Hub it. smile

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Good thinkin,but bit of an over-kill since many ,ok I post occassionally , when Im bored ,or getting warmed up ,lol nah I like my idea  above, some of the so called enlightening threads can get boring as hell too ,so why not just be good lil green hubsters and recycle  all( the threads). cool

    p.s take a vote

  11. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    There's nothing up anyway.

  12. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    There are three reasons a forum post should appear in your hubtivity, and you can turn each of them on or off.  The only one that you don't have easy control over is the third, but it's probably a good idea to quit the fan club of vacuous hubbers anyway ...

    - posts that you made
    - posts in topics that you posted on
    - posts by users you are a fan of

    We may offer some additional controls at some point.

    (you can find out why an entry is in your hubtivity by clicking on the [?] at the end)

  13. kblover profile image90
    kbloverposted 8 years ago

    Eh - I just unchecked "Forums you posted on".

    I can always come to the forum front page, click "your" to see all the threads I posted on if I wanted to revisit them.

    I don't see the problem, but I'm just a lowly newbie so I'm probably missing something.

  14. RooBee profile image78
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    I hope I'm not considered a twit or something for this, but I think the word games and such are a positive thing overall. (Though I understand your issue with each new post being chronicled in Hubtivity).

    I see them as kind of a light mental game that is far superior to all the ridiculous social networking app games that people are playing out there. Something that makes us think a little tiny bit - and provides a nice relief from some of the heavy preachy conversations that get going in here.

    I don't think that it reflects badly upon its participants, and I certainly don't believe that HubPages is vacuous merely because people who like to play around with words are doing so. Many here have very serious literary pursuits going on while others write clever little articles and other bits. I think of HP (especially the forums) as a place where all of us from all of our different niches can come together and share & all that good stuff.

    Sorry, I just feel like its all in fun and don't want certain posters to feel inferior because they are taking part in the games.

    Aaaaall that said smile, I know I'm pretty new and don't mean to sound argumentative. Thanks for listening.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not particularly interested in word games threads myself, but I was just echoing Eric's description when I described them as vacuous. We may end up creating a new forum for word games, and leave that forum out of hubtivity altogether.  That seems like the simplest solution.

      1. countrywomen profile image60
        countrywomenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Also a good solution. smile

        1. dingdong profile image58
          dingdongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ditto!

      2. RooBee profile image78
        RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That does seem like a really good solution! The voice of reason prevails! smile

      3. darkside profile image82
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You could call it 'The Sandpit'.

        And you could move and unlock the Last one to post is the Winner! thread.

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ok, here you go, the sandpit.

          1. darkside profile image82
            darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You're a winner! big_smile

  15. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Maybe the solution is in allowing us hubbers to select which hubtivity we want to keep.  Updates to forum posts, comments to hubs, new hubs posted, who became a fan of whom... these all make hubpages a unique place to hang out but I agree with Eric, we should be able to select which ones we want to keep.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To a large extent, you can do this already.

      1. livewithrichard profile image85
        livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Paul.. I didn't know you could do this... just updated my hubtivity.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Paul, I never noticed that before smile

  16. countrywomen profile image60
    countrywomenposted 8 years ago

    That is a good question: Why can't we selectively have some threads to be removed from showing up? Lots of people I admire do participate in that thread and quitting there fan club just because they participate in that thread doesn't seem like a bright solution. Just my two cents. smile

    PS: Eric, Maybe as of now no solution and got to live with it. sad

  17. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Paul smile maybe just adding categories that we can click on to participate in to only show up...would that be easier? hmm

  18. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I rarely look at hubtivity and really do not see what all the fuss is about.  If the worst thing that happens to you is seeing a large number of people posting to the chicken word game then you are living a very charmed life.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ditto

    2. RooBee profile image78
      RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      touche, SweetiePie big_smile

    3. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Compared to countless millions in the world ALL of us on HubPages lead a VERY charmed life smile

  19. homes88m profile image55
    homes88mposted 8 years ago

    I am definitly more interested in reading something with more content so I agree, also, I am new to this site( started yesterday) I only have 5 hubs and 2 fans so far, so please check out my hubs, I think they're pretty unique, thanks

  20. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Really? I interrupt your reality SO much, that you take notice of a game?

    Gee, that's swell of you to mention!

    I love you, too.

    P.S.

    I'm with you on this idea, actually. For it's all about manipulating your intake. But can't you fan people and have HP send you alerts?

    http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/05/11-1556083902T.gif

  21. RooBee profile image78
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Talk about being on top of things! The Sandpit is a fabulous idea with a perfectly fitting name! Why can't we solve problems this efficiently anywhere else on earth! wink

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Well how about the ones who enjoy the word association games get to name it.

    Heres one or two idea's from me

    A word A Day Keeps The Nerds Away ( please be in a good mood)

    or

    Nothing is Something ( like Something is Nothing) um guess ya had to see the movie lol

    no no no heres the thing , I like the games but they dont play by the rules they posted , it doesnt end ??? like its supposed too!!! ( with chicken) this is the song that never ends...grr
    so someone come up with a game that actually ends !!

    ok kiddies im off to the sandpit, haha we been given the flick

    1. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like fun, I'm game for a play.

  23. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    Great solution.
    Thanks Paul.

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