Has anyone NOTICED the changes?

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  1. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Hubberville,

    Have you noticed some of the changes now on HubPages?

    Example: The "quote" button is now gone.

    Example: I noticed on someone else profile the word "Elite".

    Anyone else see these yet?

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image81
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    I have seen the Elite tag.  Not sure what it is?

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    waynet
        1410 posts
        HubPages Elite
        Joined: 3 years ago
        Hubs: 417
        Followers: 816

    Just a example - big_smile

  4. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    I think the "elite" title is a hubpages/freemason conspiracy. big_smile

  5. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I noticed the quote button being replaced by reply button but didn't notice the elite title...where do I see that one at?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      roll

      1. profile image0
        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was just asking a simple question, Cags..I didn't see the change

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          And, that's not why I did it. roll

          I did it because I posted Waynet's description in a post to point it out to you. big_smile

          Yet, you overlooked it. That's why. smile tongue

          1. profile image0
            Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I read that actually cagsil but I wanted to see it for myself. I just wanted someone to tell me where I can see it for myself because I don't see it

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Look at darkside's or waynet.

              They both have it on their profile pictures and the writing along side their names.

              Waynet is actually in this forum, he posted earlier in the thread. If you want to see it.

              Darkside is also in this forum. smile

  6. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Loathe the new quote system with a passion.

    "Elite" is guaranteed to put me off exploring that person's hubs. I prefer to use my own judgement to find people of worth, regardless of whether they have x years standing and hundreds of hubs or a couple of weeks and one hub.

  7. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Elite is the name for your lord and master waynet and a few select others who help out behind the scenes....we shall be taking over the planet with our hubber ways!!!muwahahahahaha!

    Now take my hand and kneel before waynet!

    Only joking don't cry!

  8. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    To be honest, the "elite" rank is making me seriously consider whether I want to continue here.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It should not weigh in any part of your decision. So, don't let it bother you. smile

      1. WriteAngled profile image80
        WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I hate elitism, especially when it is imposed on me. I have the brains to decide on my own about who is worthy and who is not.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          But, that still shouldn't have anything to do with why you are here. You write, you associate with whomever you choose to. It's not a title of authority, it's a title of appreciation. smile

        2. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Agree ! I have my own Elite ! big_smile

          1. camlo profile image86
            camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The 'E' only means people work voluntarily for HubPages, in a way we don't see. It gives them some recognition, and is a kind of reward.
            I think it's a nice gesture.

    2. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose its the staff's way of saying thanks to the volunteers; in that case I have no problem with it smile

  9. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Please have a look at the site update post, which addresses these updates:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/35524
    Thanks.

  10. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    The title elite or the letter 'e' does not bother me they are merely the people who also assist the wonderful staff with making this an even better place. I already have an 'E' in my name for EXTRAORDINARY! hehehehhehe just kidding. smile

    Seriously don't concern yourself with a title it always takes the worker-bees to create a company and all of us are a TEAM which stands for " Together Everyone Achieves More" without us HP could not exist so hang in there, keep writing and have fun! forget the title. smile

  11. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 8 years ago

    I didn't notice the changes at all. I must have been using the new 'reply' button without even realising it.
    Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if you HIT "reply" on someone's post, then the quote will be included.

      If you simply HIT "post a reply" then you wouldn't be quoting anyone at all.

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Cagsil! Am just trying this out. They seem to have made it easier.

      2. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm -- I don't know how to use the   formatting tags.

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Still trying ...

      3. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A shame it doesn't show it the reply post window so a person can edit it to the bit they're specifically replying to.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not exactly sure what you mean.

          There is a message that appears, above the box, giving instructions on how to quote certain things. If needed. It's now manual control.

          1. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            If a person had a very long post I would remove the paragraphs that I wasn't referring to.

            As well as getting straight to the point it meant less clutter too.

            I think we're going to get a lot more clutter in the forum threads now.

            1. darkside profile image80
              darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Damn, I can't even go and edit my post to reduce the size of the quoted text.

              1. camlo profile image86
                camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                You still can, but it takes longer.

        2. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I've been copying and pasting the part of the quote I want to use, and manually using the quote formatting tags. It takes ages though.

          1. rmcrayne profile image97
            rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah I'm not loving this change.  hmm

  12. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    That was the intention. I remember a short while back, some people were complaining about the reply and quote buttons.

    And, now HubPages Staff have created the solution. smile big_smile

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, I've it figured out.
      Easy, but that takes a little longer than before (for me, anyway).

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        At least you got it. That's all that matters. big_smile smile

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh yeah! smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            cool big_smile

            1. camlo profile image86
              camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              It just went wrong again big_smile

  13. blue dog profile image66
    blue dogposted 8 years ago

    cheers to all the "behind the scenes" elites.

    and to all the "behind the scenes" not-so-elites.

  14. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Umm, yeah, volunteers definitely need to be recognized and thanked, just don't think "elite" is the right word for the job, but could be just my ESL of course smile

    But this one for example does not make a tiny bit of sense to me http://hubpages.com/profile/NotRush . Elite? In 2 hours 1 hub and no followers? With a score of 29? Gimme a break... It sounds really offensive to people like Mark or Hal or Isabella, and quite a few others who are really HP elite..

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. That is strange. I'd appreciate it if somebody could explain that.

    2. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Change is great and it shows that the staff are working hard behind the scenes.

      However like Misha I do have to say WTF on the latest elite member.  I am certain someone somewhere had to screwup.  if not i think we are owed an explanation because i can think of many other hubbers who should have the e and they dont.

      Cheers

      Dale

  15. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    It could very well be a unnamed employee, who has never opened an account, but helped behind the scene.

    It could be a son of someone who works for HubPages and has helped in the past.

    I'm not offended by it, because it's not that big of a deal.

    I do my part, by doing what I can in the forums for those I can. I don't need the "E" or "Elite" status for me to continue to do what I have already been doing.

    Just a thought. smile

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking along the same lines. Nevertheless, I don't know.
      And I think Misha is right when he says that Elite might be the wrong word.
      Another thing, those who are new to HubPages, or don't know what we know, will probably assume the Elite Hubbers are literally better than the rest of us, or considered so in the eyes of HubPages Staff.

      elite, élite [ɪˈliːt eɪ-]
      n
      1. (sometimes functioning as plural) the most powerful, rich, gifted, or educated members of a group, community, etc.
      2. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called twelve pitch a typewriter typesize having 12 characters to the inch
      adj
      of, relating to, or suitable for an elite; exclusive

  16. profile image0
    blatvaposted 8 years ago

    The HubPages Elite are Hubbers who go the extra mile and manage special programs we have here on HubPages, including the HubGreeters, HubNuggets Team, the HubMob and the HubChallenge.

    smile

  17. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    What would you suggest?

    Helper?

    Assistant?

    Those don't sound much better, then people will automatically run to them for help or assistance.

    So, how is it a win-win for everyone?

    Remember, you cannot please everyone all of the time. At best, you can only please a portion, because no matter what...someone is going to say something, just to create separation or make things look negatively.

    So, now what?

    Just another thought. smile

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Didn't we have something like that before with Fans and Followers?
      Yes, Cagsil, now they've done it ...
      Perhaps a 'V' for 'volunteer'.
      Okay, people would ask, 'Volunteer for what?'
      But now they're asking, 'Elite for what?'

  18. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    For some reason a lot of new Hubbers are being automatically tagged as HubNugget Team Members, which is why you're seeing people listed as HubPages Elite. Paul will likely fix this problem soon.

    The real HubNugget Team ends with ProCW on the HubPages Elite page.

    And yes, it is literally impossible to come up with a name that everyone will like. We liked Elite best.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for explaining.

    2. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Stuff happens. Good luck fixing it smile

  19. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Jason smile

  20. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Okay now I see it because darkside has the little green 'e'. okay i am satisfied now

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That shows what sort of drugs I'm selling today.

      How much do you want?

  21. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    darkside
        5074 posts
        HubPages Elite
        Joined: 3 years ago
        Hubs: 204
        Followers: 1249

    Hey Crazd, see where it says "Elite" next to HubPages. smile

    Plus, the little e in the corner is another way to tell. smile

  22. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    the little box is a pretty color I like it smile

  23. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    But I think the green that the staff has is okay..they should make the green more like an emerald green smile

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      roll


      Picky, picky, picky. lol lol lol

      1. profile image0
        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I am lol but hey they wanna look good emerald green would make 'em look good big_smile

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's in your opinion. I would suggest a different color, but I'm going to remain silent about it, because I'm not going to be mocked for what I think about it. smile tongue

          1. profile image0
            Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            oh come on Cags what color would you pick?

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Nope! smile

              1. camlo profile image86
                camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I'm curious too.

                1. Cagsil profile image81
                  Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I guess you'll remain curious then. smile big_smile

  24. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 8 years ago

    I just took a look at the HubPages Elite Page.
    We are all invited to volunteer to one of the teams. So any one of us could have an 'E' if we wanted to.

  25. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    e for extraordinary !!!

  26. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CAGSIL??????????????????

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice try. smile Nope. big_smile

  27. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    sad sad sad sad

  28. Mystique1957 profile image70
    Mystique1957posted 8 years ago

    What saddens me the most is the fact that some take it personal! Aren`t we supposed to be a community? Well, let`s be a Joyful, Grateful one. It is impossible to please each end every one of us...
    If it is for the betterment of the community, right on!

 
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