Why are somebody's else's topics in my profile page?

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  1. jill of alltrades profile image67
    jill of alltradesposted 8 years ago

    I was shocked when I checked my profile just now and found somebody else's avatar and topics listed in some of my favorite topics. What happened there?

    1. KeithTax profile image72
      KeithTaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages has a new policy that is a little like communism. You see, everything you publish here is put in a pot, shaken (gentle so as not to bruise), and meted out at random.

      This allows newbies and Bollywood hubbers to get a fair chance at some of the big money.

      Personally, I am praying (or is that preying) I get a really sexy avatar. Then I can get more followers while feeling good about my appearance every time I log in. Note to HubPages staff: Email me for a list of hubbers I would like displayed in place of my avatar.

      I also have my eye on a couple of really neat (and god, I hope big moneymaking)hubs. Note to HubPages staff: Email me for a list of hubs I would like placed in my portfolio. In the mean time, please fax me a list of the highest earning hubs on HubPages. This information has a high likelihood of altering my selection of hubs I would like you to send my way.

      1. wyanjen profile image82
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing017.gif

        hee hee hee

        1. barryrutherford profile image78
          barryrutherfordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          luv  the coffee  cup big_smile

      2. blondepoet profile image73
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO Keith....sexy avatar....oh I nearly spat my coffee out.....
        Nothing wrong with your avatar it is just great.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Have you not noticed the other 12 threads on this subject?

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

      Is there only 12, UV? I cold have sworn there were a lot more than that!

      Oh, I've only got one hub in my rss feed now and its something about how high you can jump when playing basketball!
      How suitable is that for me, lol, with my broken back!

      1. jill of alltrades profile image67
        jill of alltradesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        IzzyM - It happened to you too?

    2. jill of alltrades profile image67
      jill of alltradesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      UW, the topics listed are not my topics at all! This is so shocking to me.
      Will somebody tell me what happened here?

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Dunno, but we are all affected. The rss feeds are off, the hubs are off, the favorites are off...goodness knows what else? It's all just a bit mixed up.

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    And I think someone else is getting my page views too! They have plummeted!

    Still, tomorrow is another day!

    1. jill of alltrades profile image67
      jill of alltradesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no! What is going on? I haven't check my pageviews yet.

    2. barryrutherford profile image78
      barryrutherfordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      a Moccona moment perhaps ?

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

        I had to look up Moccona LOL - it's a brand of coffee, right? So that must be an advertising jingle or something?
        Yeah something like that - time out to relax smile

        1. barryrutherford profile image78
          barryrutherfordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Inded it is time for a Moccona tongue

  5. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I think stats really are affected too, because I've just looked at adsense and my page views are fine. It's only on Hubpages they aren't.

  6. TMMason profile image66
    TMMasonposted 8 years ago

    Gee... mine are fine.

    Hurmm.... imagine that.

  7. blondepoet profile image73
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I also noticed this morning that Figment's profile pic is now Fluffymetal's pic lol.

    1. profile image0
      blake4dposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes BP I posted a hub about it too. Someone turned my poems into an expose on how to cook fried chicken, and then how to apply make up to a mannequinn. I was very sacred BP...Oh my goodness.!!!!!

      1. blondepoet profile image73
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Blake I can really understand why.
        Just the way you described it though it made me laugh about you being a makeup artist.
        I am glad I am not a financial consultant no-more as I cannot find my claculator any-where. smile

        1. profile image62
          logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Just take your shoes off BP!smile

          1. blondepoet profile image73
            blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hahaha you think I may find it in there. smile

            1. profile image62
              logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              No, but you can count on your toes then! smile

              1. blondepoet profile image73
                blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hahaha I do have building blocks here as a back-up....

                1. profile image62
                  logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Do they have numbers or letters?

                  1. blondepoet profile image73
                    blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Not sure just let me go get my specs smile

                    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh96/LarxytheRoachLady/Somethign%20More/hopeglassesPNG.png

  8. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
    Highvoltagewriterposted 8 years ago

    I have seen this happen before and it seldom last long...

  9. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Just think TM, get another 1000 posts in tonight and you'll wake up with a score of 150!!
    Only kidding...glad your stats are fine. It's only hubpages reading of them that is out on mine.

    1. TMMason profile image66
      TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah hubs is not doing well today. I hope they recover from it.

      You think someone hacked them? Is possible. Isn't
      it?

      I am not much on computers and hackin and all that so I am not sure.

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

        I have no idea if a hacker is responsible for this or not. I suppose its theoretically possible, but are we ever going to know? I doubt it.

  10. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    There are so many threads about the same occurrence HP will correct the issue, don't worry you can bet it will be handled.smile

    For future reference e-mail team@hubpages.com eliminating so many threads the will answer quickly via e-mail.smile

    1. profile image0
      blake4dposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But this way is much more fun, don'tcha think AE???

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

      At this point, the problem has been going on for over 9 hours. Many many emails have been sent - probably enough to bring the server down lol, and there have still been no official announcements. I can understand why the forums are inundated with threads on this, though I honestly don't understand why, when something like this happens, people fail to look on the forum to see if others have posted about the same thing before they start new threads.

  11. Nellieanna profile image78
    Nellieannaposted 8 years ago

    All my "favorite topics" hubs are someone else's hubs with the author's avatar - I've never seen or visited any of the hubs nor have I any interest in the topics.  It's not fun or funny!  I tried rebooting, hoping it was a computer glitch, it seemed so inexplicale.  Hope the situation can be resolved!! It could be quite destructive.

    Also a friend has joinedd Hubpages, received a welcoming email but when she posted a comment, my notification of a new comment said it was by an unverified person.  What's that all about?

    1. barryrutherford profile image78
      barryrutherfordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      its like swappng cigarettes tongue

 
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