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What is this HP?

  1. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    The message shown below just appeared when I clicked on my account.

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4006359_f248.jpg

    Not sure how big it is. That normal? A new feature? Or a glitch? I can't remember seeing an announcement about questions appearing almost as a headline in our accounts.

    Thanks smile

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Frogdroping,

      Congratulations - you are the first person to notice this new feature that we are experimenting with!

      One of our goals right now is to improve the experience of people using  the Answers service on HubPages.  To that end, we have started highlighting new questions that you might be interested in on the "My Account" page.  If this bothers you, then you can simply click the "X" on the question and it will disappear. 

      Hopefully it will bring a question or two to your attention that you will enjoy answering!

      1. sunforged profile image69
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        An easy button to flag the question on this screen would be useful also rather than just answer or remove.

      2. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I saw this earlier on my dashboard, and the question displayed was about as inappropriate a suggestion for me as I could imagine.  Will there be a way to opt out of this experience if we so choose?  Or a way to indicate that the questions being suggested are an extremely poor match if we can't opt out?

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image81
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Was it something along the lines of "Who's the biggest pot head you've ever known who's also managed to hold down a responsible, high-paying job?" 

          I was so desperate to make this question go away, I actually answered it ("I've never known any pot heads with responsible jobs.  I haven't actually known that many pot heads, tbh.  I have obviously led a very sheltered life.")



          I second this idea. 

          1. relache profile image86
            relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sadly, it was a question that was even more inane than that one. 

            From my experiences during the 20 years I lived in CA, I could write a "who's who" book about three inches thick to answer the question you got.

            1. bgamall profile image84
              bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Nah, one name, Relache. Bill Clinton. smile

    2. tritrain profile image74
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought I was special; the only one to be asked fine questions.  Dang.


      Well, as they say I'm "unique, just like everyone else".

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Haven't seen it Frog. hmm

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Ok it's now gone.

    Instead, when trying to edit a hub, all I've got is the ability to write something and add capsules. Where did everything else go?

    You guys doing something in the engine?

    Edit:

    Below -

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4006381_f248.jpg

    Double edit: It's back again, the original thing.

    1. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Many things have been moved to the sidebar. See the box below the "add capsules" box. If you want to change the title, click on it to edit it.

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Fawntia - I have nothing available. Only what you can (just about) see in my pic. I rather like being able to write my own intro, decide whether to change the title, add Kontera (not that I use it), group my hubs.

        All that has vanished.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image88
          rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I just clicked on my account and a saw a question directed for me.
          it definitely gets the attention if we miss it somewhere else. 


          oh, I see. I just saw the other response. yes, that's rather nice. thanks HP.

          1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
            Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'm glad that you like it smile

        2. Fawntia profile image
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          Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry I didn't explain myself better! Look at the gray box beneath the "add a capsule" box. See how there are links that say tags / reorder / settings / summary / group? All the stuff that used to be at the top of the HubTool is now there, except for the ability to change the Hub title. To change the Hub's title, hover over it (it will turn yellow) and click on it. Then you can type the new title and hit enter when done.

          Does that make sense?

          1. frogdropping profile image84
            frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes yes, thank you. I needed to put my glasses on. Great - looks really streamlined and more user-friendly.

            Well done guys - and sorry for the confusion. I'm so used to seeing it as it was, I couldn't see the woods for trees smile

            1. Fawntia profile image
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              Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That happens to me too sometimes!

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's pretty cool. Nice feature. wink

        3. Haunty profile image83
          Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There are tiny tabs in the sidebar where you see the tags. It got better, I think. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "What is this HP?"


    It is about time that this got clarified...smile

    "HP" does not really mean "HubPages". That is a ruse.

    "HP" really means "Higher Power".smile

  5. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Ok guys - thank you for the speedy reply smile

    I wasn't flapping so much as wondering if I was special big_smile

    May I suggest that you somehow figure out how to match a question with a hubbers hubs? There may be more potential for an answer then.

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    The left side now locks in place and the "add" tool is more visible. Gives the page an interesting look.


    Edit: Sorry, I am talking about inside the edit mode. wink

    1. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, that's new too. Hope you like it!

  7. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Just an FYI to the Higher Power (HP): smile

    When I clicked on the Reorder tab and then the Reorder Now button, an erroneous warning message came up informing me that I was about to exit the edit page (among other things). The good news is that it did not follow through on the "threat".smile

  8. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    I third the opt-out suggestion. This is just another one of those annoying things that I'm never, ever, ever going to use. It's particularly irrelevant and annoying for those of us who are HubGreeters, btw.

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is an opt-out feature.  On the right hand side of the box that contains the question is an "X".  Clicking it will remove that question and will cause you to not see another question for 24 hours.

      1. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So if I understand what you are saying correctly, there isn't actually an opt-out.  Instead users will be bothered by a prompt once per 24 hours if they don't want to participate in this feature.

        What a horribly broken system you seem to be developing.  I've not even hardly tried it, and already I hate and dread the enforced participation that is going to result from this.

        1. Haunty profile image83
          Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are most welcome to join us at Proudly Banned From HubPages if there should be consequences. wink

      2. sunforged profile image69
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol, thats not an opt out.

        How about a flag addition? get these crap questions gone quick?



        ________________________________
        [_________Question BOX_________]

        {ANSWER}  {FLAG}   {DISMISS}



        ^--- Like That? Easy and Intuitive

        Also, even if it doesnt get flagged, a question that gets "dismissed" n times, should be dropped from rotation

        1. bgamall profile image84
          bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          They want the questions answered. Why would they do that?

          1. sunforged profile image69
            sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            so as to not annoy their writers and to begin a  mass cleansing of tripe that will lead to a quality resource worth referencing and perhaps remove the impetus for all the foolish questions that exist at the moment

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    When I click  on the X nothing happens, the question stays there

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What browser and version are you using?

  10. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Mine went UW but came back. Like a boomerang smile

  11. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    response removed because cant figure out a nice way to say that the questions are mostly idiotic.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They are. I see some dross. It could do with a dust round.

  12. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    The Answers section at HP has singlehandedly proved wrong the age old adage that "There is no such thing as a Stupid Question"

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

 
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