I have tried several times to start a new hub, and they have that new feature about having a new url and I cant get the form to go through. I have tried various things to get it right and every time i hit submit, it just goes back to the very same page again. I am on Firefox. any ideas?
What exactly are you talking about? Are you trying to use a URL that's already been taken?
I haven't noticed any problem and I'm on Firefox too.
I'd restart your computer, and if that doesn't fix the problem, try another browser (like Chrome or IE).
The only way this happens is if you forget to put it in a category before you try to move to continue.
Even if the url is the same, it will warn you but not stop you from completing the form as fae as I know.
Sorry for the last post. What I was trying to say was when I click "start a new hub" the page that comes up..when I try and fill out that new part..create your own URL or something like that which btw, i have never seen before until a few weeks ago..i can type in the correct url and no matter what I do, when I submit it, it will not take. i have tried starting a new hub several times and it wont take..
Usually, you do not fill in the URL. Simply choose (type in) a suitable title for your hub, and the URL should be generated for you automatically.
Totally incorrect and misleading. Your title and URL are two completely separate things and should be treated as such. Your title should be catchy and able to grab the reader's attention, while your URL should be simple with your primary keyword towards the beginning of it.
For instance, the title "Ten Ways Make My Mom's Apple Pie" might do better with the URL http://hubpages.com/hub/apple-pie.
UniquelyJen, make sure that there are no spaces in the URL you are typing in. Instead of "how to sew a dress", the URL you input should be how-to-sew-a-dress. If this still doesn't work and the box turns red when you try to submit it, it means that someone else has already taken that URL. URLs must be unique.
I doubt that Hubbers usually type in their URLs, as these are generated automatically once the title has been written. That is how the system should work and has been designed, as a matter of fact. If someone prefers to generate their own URL, however, they can do so.
The system has also been designed to suggest tags, but those are substandard as well and in general, they should not be used.
I will repeat--a Title and a URL are two completely separate things with two distinct purposes and should be treated as such. If you have a simple title with the primary keyword towards the beginning of it, by all means use it for your URL.
Let's say that two hubbers write hubs titled "My Mother Taught Me How to Cook Meatloaf." The hubber who uses the URL hubpages.com/hub/meatloaf will most likely fare much better in the search engines than hubpages.com/hub/my-mother-taught-me-how-to-cook-meatloaf.
This is a common error I see here at HP, and you should not be telling people that that's how the "system works." HP put in the automatic URL to help those who don't know any differently--not because it's the best option or the best choice.
Stick with what you know, WE.
I was merely talking about overcoming a mechanical problem, which seems to be what the OP has been having for over 24 hours. I have not expressed an opinion about anything else.
See also Psycheskinner's post above: http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1093315
Everything you said was opinion and conjecture, as usual. "Usually, you do not fill in the URL" and "I doubt that Hubbers usually type in their URLs" are statements you made that are misleading to the OP and others who may read your post.
Again, please stick with the subjects you know.
Wow, um that seems a little hostile. Yes the are separate, but in most cases typing the title only works fine.
thanks for the tips. Im sorry it caused a fight between hubbers. There was never an error message or anything, just on my particular computer, I have a different page than other people do apparently. the last two posters who were debating were right. Their was a problem with the URL. there was no red message like it was taken, ill go back and try again. I saw that my other posts had dashes in between the URL, so ill try that.
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