What does the 6+ mean just to the left of my screen name?
Just to the left of my screen name above is a green box with the number 6+. What is it?
That's like the Facebook status update indicator. It means 6 new, notable events have taken place since you last loaded from the Hubpages domain. Click on it, and the site will show you a drop-down list of what they are. You can then click on any one of them to go directly to it, and the counter will automatically reset to zero.
It's a notification of recent activity / feedback on your account. Put your cursor on the number (6+ is the number of items currently shown, another time it may say 1, or 3, whatever), and a dialog panel drops down. Kind of a 'shorthand' version of your feed..
HP are trialling it on a random 10% of hubbers, prior to whole of site launch. You (like me) got lucky!
It is the number of new notifications you have received about the hub, the questions, answers etc that you are following. This is a recent addtion and a welcome one as one doesn't need to go to the email or the profile to see what one is following to check back.
All you have to do is to click on this button once and from the drop down menu you can go directly to the notification you want to read.
As mentioned already - they're notifications of activity (either your account or perhaps someone you follow). It's a convenient way to see what's going on.
I like to think of it as the Bat signal, and we all know what that is, you know back in the days when Gotham was in trouble, and none other than Batman, and robin was called in to save the city.
Well this new notification thingy alerts us to when a comment or any form of hubtivity is in action, and focuses on the past locations you've chosen to follow mostly, because each time I check it, it shows something I've communicated on long long ago, like some old questions, hubs I've already commented on, and someone new leaves a comment, and other interactions here on hubpages.
Just another way to help us hub authors to get feedback I guess, and it appears to focus on the hottest hub activities as well & no matter how old it was released to the community here.
by Eternal Evolution 8 years ago
the reason i picked mine is because the actual screen name i like was too long to fit lol. i wanted to use eternal metamorphosis, this is the name i use on most every thing i do. my life has been full of changes and i myself am always changing thus i chose a name meaning forever changing. i decided...
by fierycj 9 years ago
A lot of people have screen names that dont suit them one bit. Maybe its an irony or a misnomer. Whatever the case, which hubber's screen name best suits his or her's personality? I got badcompany.
by loveofnight 4 years ago
Why did you choose your particular screen name ?My screen name speaks for itself because I do a lot of my work at night, what about yours ?
by heavenbound5511 7 years ago
Have you ever study a persons screen name and found it to be dark?Some screen names are just that, or their name, nickname or just innocent. But some screen names reveal a person's spirit, intentions, path or etc. Another point is that it tells me something about them that they don't reveal in any...
by John Rose 5 years ago
Just how important is a screen name?I started this hub a couple of years ago and then stopped. Now I'm back and I'm doing it more for fun now with an obvious interest in making a couple of dollars if I can. Its not every day a hobby pays back, but there is the name Coconut Soap that I can not...
by cathylynn99 7 years ago
how did you come up with your screenname?
Copyright © 2018 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 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.|