I've been here for a few months, but this hub, just published today, is my very FIRST attempt at using multiple text capsules and embedding a video.
I tried to add photos, but gave it up, as there were all kinds of problems.
What do you think of the final version:
I think perhaps a little more research would be good, as a scissor is actual two blades (or "tangs") joined together and so plural, just like a eye-glasses or trousers.
I am well aware of that. Maybe I was not clear--perhaps I need to do a different kind of re-write. The piece was intended as humor.
I did, by the way, mention in the article that there are two blades, and without both, the tool is no good.
Besides, it was not the content on which I was asking for a critique--it was the arrangement and use of multiple capsules ( a first for me) and also the embedding of a video--(another first)
I appreciate an honest critique, but I would appreciate an answer to the question that was actually asked.
You asked what people thought. I thought it looked fine but as a hub doesn't make much sense (a joke (?) with a video on how to sharpen scissors). I am not sure what the reader is meant to get from it.
This is an absolutely fascinating, funny, quixotic Hub. I wish I had written it! (A "pair of pants" comes [come?] to mind...but I'll leave a comment on your Hub.)
It sounds as though you are having problems with vid and photo capsules, which would be great additions to your work. Perhaps you can be more specific about these problems? Many Hubbers here are techno wizards about these things.
Have you changed the hub? I don't find a video capsule, and all the embedded links I found were from HP. I didn't click each one, but assume that is not the video you reference.
Were your other text capsules the links you gave? It is probably easier to insert a link capsule than a text capsule full of links, and I would think the same would hold true for an embedded video if that's indeed what you did. (still can't find a video).
What kind of problems are you having with photos? It really isn't difficult to insert a photo capsule and upload a photo into it, whereupon it can be named, labeled and moved around.
I did change the hub. The first critique seemed to think that an educational video on 'how to sharpen scissors" did not fit with a humor piece.
Since I in no way a fan of "Beavis & Butthead" type humor, I did not search for humorous videos on scissors, believing that is the sort I'd find, if any.
As far as the photos, I was searching for public domain ones, since I have no photos of scissors that I've taken. For some reason, either they refused to load ("unsupported file type"--even though it WAS within the listed file types!!), or, when I copied to my computer & re-saved as jpeg images, it just sat there 'loading' forever and ever and ever, and the picture never actually came in. (No, they were not large--they were very small...like 50x100 pixels.)
Thanks for your input.
P.S. in answer to your other question...no, the links were in a link capsule, not a text one. (Yet another first!) ;-)
Hi I just thought it worth mentioning that the photo adding capsule can be what I consider 'glitchy'. Sometimes it will load a photo easily another time not.
So the problems you have with photo capsules may not be anything that you are doing wrong when you are attempting to load them. I have thought that I needed to alter the photos that I was using to make them load easier but it does not always seem to make a difference. Cannot really help with the other things.
You will know when the photo capsule is behaving 'glitchy' the circle that spins as it loads the photo continues even when you can see the thumbnail image of the photo in the capsule box.
Hope I have explained this OK. Someone with more technical knowledge could probably have explained it in two sentences.
I have problems when uploading photos in Internet Explorer. All other browsers, e.g. firefox, does this just fine.
Thank you that will be the reason why I have problems with it, I was not aware of that.
Sorry this is a really stupid question, would I be able to use Firefox for my HubPages and still keep Internet Explorer? I mean is it possible to have both available or do I have to choose one.
I actually run both at the same time, switching back and forth as needed. IE takes too much time to load, so I don't want to shut it down, but I use Firefox more than IE by quite a chunk.
Yes, I have both, and can choose either. IE is my default browser, but Firefox sits on my desktop, and I have the option to choose that instead if I so desire. It works just fine, because you are using either one or the other. It is not as if you are trying to use Firefox on top of IE.
And you can add Safari, Chrome and Opera, too.
Any one of them better tahn anything Microsift ever created.
Like most of their products, Microsoft didn't 'develop' internet explorer... a business called Spyglass, Inc. did.... Microsoft licensed it but ended up breaking the contractual agreement and settled for just $8m. That has always been the Microsoft way, snapping these things up very early.... too much power...
As Ryankett says, try using Firefox instead of IE. I had the same problem and have switched over to using only Firefox for all of my HP stuff. In fact, I like it so well I use it now for everything but email.
I couldn't figure out why you didn't talk about "running with scissors" and perhaps cite some examples of horrible injuries etc. and some figures to give us the rate of incidence of stabbings by scissors caused by running with them. Other than that it is a successful etymology hub - just not everyone is going to think the way you were thinking about the strangeness of the word.
It reminds me that I have been meaning to do an in-depth analysis of the word "booger".
LOL, mega1--I didn't 'go there' because I am a 'word person,' and I abhor violent "humor" a la Beavis & Butthead. ;-)
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