Making Comments

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  1. My Esoteric profile image87
    My Esotericposted 11 months ago

    Did Hubpages change how to make comments on articles?

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      My Esoteric, this has been in the works for weeks and no one is happy about it. Here are the links to forums that discuss this topic:

      https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … olidation-

      And the most recent:

      https://hubpages.com/community/forum/35 … er-is-live

      For what it's worth, here's a link to an article I wrote after the first announcement, before discover.hubpages was brought to our attention. It garnered 314 comments before it got moved to Discover (why they chose to move it to a monetized site is beyond me!):

      https://discover.hubpages.com/community … -Community

    2. Pamela99 profile image90
      Pamela99posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I can sometimes make comments on my feed. I can't always find the article right away on it, however.

      1. bravewarrior profile image91
        bravewarriorposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Same here Pamela. It's extremely laborious! As a result, my reading and interaction has plummeted.

  2. My Esoteric profile image87
    My Esotericposted 11 months ago

    It looks like Hubpages changed their format and I cannot figure out how to leave comments anymore.  Is there a trick to it now?

    1. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      No, there's no trick, I'm afraid. If an article is on a niche site or the discover site, we can't leave a comment. You'd have to catch the article just after it has been published and before it's been switched to another site in order to comment on it.

      1. Shesabutterfly profile image95
        Shesabutterflyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        All new articles that pass QAP automatically get moved to Discover. There is no wait or submission process to get articles moved.

        1. AliciaC profile image96
          AliciaCposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks for sharing the information. I thought that before the article had passed the QAP comments could still be submitted.

    2. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank all of you for your postings.  It has been very informative as well as very disappointing to see that Maven has gone down this rabbit hole.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    I was just told that if I do manage to leave a comment before it goes to discover.hubpages.com or a niche site that it will not help toward your earnings.
    Earnings only count on the other sites...not Hubpages.
    So as much as I like to leave you all comments, I suppose you would like me to read your work while it will actually benefit you.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      But that's not why most of us are here, Brenda. I've been here for nine years. The friendships I've made far exceed the pennies I've earned. I feel as if I've been ostracized from my family and it hurts. Without communication what do we have?

      1. Jodah profile image92
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I totally agree. I have about 160 articles over 10 niche sites, but don’t care about the earnings. I just want to still be able to exchange comments. Friendships are more important.

      2. Jodah profile image92
        Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I agree, for some of us comments are more important than earnings. I get more work/requests than I can even accept freelancing so I am here just to share my work and read that of others and interact with my friends.

  4. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 10 months ago

    Please know that I am grieving over the loss of the comment option. I miss my friends. Let's still support each other by reading and keep on bugging HP to bring back the comments.

    1. Pamela99 profile image90
      Pamela99posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. I will still read and comment when I can. I find myself checking my computer more often to see if there is a new post. I only write about once a week, so the money is almost nothing, but the freiendships are a treasure.

      1. My Esoteric profile image87
        My Esotericposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I wonder if it is affecting Hubpages membership?

        1. Pamela99 profile image90
          Pamela99posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          That would be interesting to know.

        2. samanthacubbison profile image86
          samanthacubbisonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Nope, things have been steady on our end!

  5. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 8 months ago

    Hey, I just wanted to say it's good to know we could leave and receive comments on our feeds. Although it's not ideal for reasons already posted, it felt good to comment on my fellow writers' work and receive comments on mine and reply. It was like old times, connecting with HP friends I hadn't talked to in a while. It makes me want to get back in the swing of writing more. We just have to keep an eye on our feeds for new stuff and continue to interact with each other. Thanks for all the comments today!

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, it's a work-around Jan. Although, I'm finding that not all articles written by writers I follow show up in my feed. Don't know why. Bummer. We just have to be patient.

      1. Pamela99 profile image90
        Pamela99posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Sometimes I can't find an article in my feed, which is frustrating.

        Also, I don't like the Hubpages video at the top of each article as it won't move as you try to read the article.

        1. bravewarrior profile image91
          bravewarriorposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I don't either, Pamela, but I don't think there's a darn thing we can do about it.

          1. Pamela99 profile image90
            Pamela99posted 8 months agoin reply to this

            It seems as if the concerns of Hubbers do not count right now as the focus is making money I guess.

            1. My Esoteric profile image87
              My Esotericposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              Does anyone know if there is a "Good" alternative to Hubpages?  I would happily move.

              1. bravewarrior profile image91
                bravewarriorposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                There was an entire forum thread about that a few months ago. Many people also write on Medium, but still post on HP as well.

                1. Jodah profile image92
                  Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  I  joined Medium and have written a few articles there, but it just doesn’t do it for me. There is no feeling of community interaction. How HubPages/Maven think those obtrusive video is a good Idea is beyond me.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image85
                    Misbah786posted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    Oh! Jodah
                    That's why I was wondering, why so much active and appreciating member is out of sight smile

                  2. My Esoteric profile image87
                    My Esotericposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                    I joined as well and found their text formatting to be subpar, for example, no way to make superscripts.  For a math article, that can be a bit frustrating.

      2. Jodah profile image92
        Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        It is sad that so many friends and long time hubbers are considering leaving because of the difficulty commenting. They can’t be reinstated soon enough. Have tried to be patient but it is hard.

    2. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I don't like those overpowering videos either, nor the annoying ads. I hope it's not turning away readers. I agree with you both of you but we'll have to make due until we see what happens next.

      1. bravewarrior profile image91
        bravewarriorposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Right now, they're working on reinstating the ability to comment directly on the articles. It took a bunch of flack from us writers by way of the forums and writing emotional articles about the loss of comments to finally get HP to work on redesigning the software to allow for them. That's a blessing that we all look forward to. As far as ads and videos, that's how they (and we) earn our pennies. I don't see that going away ever. Yes, it's annoying and I'm sure it increases our bounce rates, but it is what it is.

        1. Pamela99 profile image90
          Pamela99posted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I am glad they are working on it. What I don't like is when you scrowl down the video blocks the top of the screen. I try to watch and comment as soon as I can on those people I follow, then it is all good!  smile

          1. bravewarrior profile image91
            bravewarriorposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            I hear you, Pamela! Unfortunately, I don't always get there before the article(s) go to Discover or the niche sites. I do most of my HP reading while at work, so most of my attention must be on what I'm being paid for.

            1. Pamela99 profile image90
              Pamela99posted 8 months agoin reply to this

              I don't think anyone can get there each time as I have doctor appts. too frequently, and I go to DAR meetings each month. I know working makes it more difficult as work comes first. smile

        2. samanthacubbison profile image86
          samanthacubbisonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          This is not true. Reinstating comments have been a priority since we figured out that we couldn't transfer them to the new platform. It just took time to get to it. And yes, the videos are actually performing quite well, so they won't be going away any time soon!

          1. Jodah profile image92
            Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, it was a priority..but one of the lowest ones. Hopefully we don’t have to wait much longer.

  6. Misbah786 profile image85
    Misbah786posted 8 months ago

    smile

 
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