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".
You can't edit out specific threads, that is what he wants to do.
And I agree, that is getting rather annoying...
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.
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....
Just chose the ones you want to go on..... I like keep looking on the long ones actually, what is the problem with it...
Nothing. Seems like WAGs are so much fun that even threads about WAGs are fun.
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.
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.
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.
One option you have today is to quit the fan club of people that participate in those threads.
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.
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.
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).
p.s take a vote
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)
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.
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 , I know I'm pretty new and don't mean to sound argumentative. Thanks for listening.
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.
That does seem like a really good solution! The voice of reason prevails!
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.
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.
PS: Eric, Maybe as of now no solution and got to live with it.
Paul maybe just adding categories that we can click on to participate in to only show up...would that be easier?
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.
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
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!
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)
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
by And Drewson 2 weeks ago
The Word Association Game...I'll post a word and then you reply with something that is associated with it. (i.e. Orange, Next post: Sun etc...)Please Nothing Rude Or Offensive. One word only.Here's the first word:Geek
by deb douglas 3 weeks ago
change the first or last letter to change the word. I'll begin...sink
by Liz Elias 2 days ago
Okay, we start with a word--any old word will do. You put the first other word that comes to your mind when you read that word. (Keep it clean, please.) (Single words only, or word pairs that "live together," such as "post office," are allowed.The next person puts...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 weeks ago
This is a word association game with only ONE theme word. Just saying a word which is associated with THAT ONE theme word. The theme word is....INTROVERT
by ~Stacey~ 2 weeks ago
One word responses. First word that comes to mind that you associate the last word with. Magnesium
by Capable Woman 9 months ago
Hey, "chicken" has been rocking out of control...lets start one with The Other White Meat!
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