I completely missed the announcement about activating your eBay account. That doesn't affect me as an existing member, but it did mean I gave incorrect advice to a newbie (thankfully Sunforged set me right). Uninvited Writer just did the same thing on another thread.
I didn't used to miss official announcements because I would browse the forums using the "latest posts" feature. These days I don't, because I'm fed up of trailing through silly games and vicious religious threads to find the interesting stuff, so I go straight to the sub-forums I like.
I've heard a few people say they're taking the same approach, so I'm not the only one who would have missed the announcement.
I'm wondering how else announcements could be made so they're more noticeable? As they're fairly infrequent, would people mind getting an email? Any other ideas?
Who else missed the eBay activation announcement, anyway? Was it just me and Rachel?
I missed it too. But now I'm reminding myself to stick my head into the Announcements sub-forum at least once a day.
What would be nice, and unfortunately I know of no forum software that allows it, is being able to organise sub-forums according to how a user likes to access a site. Even hide from view the sub-forums you want to avoid.
Hi marisa I love the forums and visit often, however I can see how it would be easy to miss an anouncment maybe anoncements via email?
I try to check that forum every now and then, but it's hard to determine which are new because people post on "new announcements" from months and months ago, so it pops up on top.
There have been many times that I've thought that something was new, clickto read about it, then find out it was 6+ months back.
A date on the announcements when the original post was posted would be nice to have as well.
I agree. I'm one of those people who don't look at the general forum listings (because of all the recent silliness and vitriol) and just go to the forums I like.
Quite frankly on important announcements like the Ebay issue, I don't mind getting an email from Hubpages.
I'm pretty sure the big announcements come in the weekly newsletter, which is good for hubbers that don't spend their time in the forums.
It was announced in the newsletter, but I think for something that's this big a deal, a broadcast email would have been a good idea.
I would love to hide certain sub-forums too in the "latest activity" page.
by NotPC 6 years ago
Has anyone else noticed a serious drop in quality among the Question portion of HubPages? For the past several weeks, nearly every question that is featured in the "my account" section has been ripe with misspellings and just contain a general lack of worth in my opinion. I feel the...
by Lori Colbo 3 years ago
What does it mean when your hub gets snipped? Is this good or bad?I got one of my hubs snipped and HP's email notification was confusing. Can someone explain it? Is the article snipped as in shortened?
by Paul Edmondson 8 years ago
We are always reading the forums, taking feedback and working behind the scenes. Sometimes Google prefers that we keep some information private if they plan on making a formal announcement. We are expecting an announcement from Google this week, but it may slip till next. We...
by Mary Hyatt 7 years ago
Do you routinely check the Forums on HubPages?I think it's a good idea to check the Forums, especially the announcements from HP staff. That way you have no surprises as to any new features.
by kathleenkat 6 years ago
Anyone notice the change in forum post format?It's a little hard to read with the mix of serif fonts in the midsts of a sans serif site. What's going on with the forums? Is this a work in progress? Or am I just going crazy...? And, when I post a new topic, it sends me back to the forums main...
by Mary Hyatt 7 years ago
I learned the day of "the big change" to read the official announcements the first thing after I log in. I was right in the middle of writing and editing a new Hub, when someone pulled the switch. If I had read the announcement, I would not have been surprised. My...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|