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Poll Capsule & Extreme Hub Makeover

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    We just released an update to the site.  The biggest change is the addition of the first new capsule in a long, long time -- the often requested poll capsule.  Here is a sample hub with a poll.  We've also added a new forum called Extreme Hub Makeover.  It's a place where people can ask for advice on hubs and even include a link to the hub.  All links in this forum will nofollow.

    As usual let us know if you have any problems.

  2. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I like the poll capsule.  I just added it to one of my hubs.

  3. shawna.wilson profile image93
    shawna.wilsonposted 9 years ago

    The poll capsule is a great interactive feature. I can't wait to use it!

  4. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Oh God! I hate polls. But will try it anyway. Seems to be the order of the day.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What did polls ever do to you?

      Bad experience? hmm

      I mean, hate is a strong word...

  5. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Great work, Fawntia!

    The Poll Capsule looks awesome smile

  6. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    I said, I will try it anyway. Just to see what difference it is going to make in terms of traffic and revenue. smile

  7. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Ahhhh, I see.

    All about the Benjamins, eh?

    http://www.mortalsage.com/revolution/images/cash-in-hand.jpg

    1. SunSeven profile image67
      SunSevenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, The Gandhis big_smile
      http://colourlovers.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/the-color-of-money-from-around-the-world/indian-rupee.jpg

      1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
        Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        haha...I stand corrected.

      2. oxymoron profile image56
        oxymoronposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Ram! smile

  8. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    Looks like fun, but I probably won't use it

  9. Janet21 profile image79
    Janet21posted 9 years ago

    I love polls!  Filling in those little bubbles, is just so awesome.  smile  I will definitely be adding them to my hubs.  Thanks~

    And, I like the Extreme Makeover forum, too.  As a new hubber, it will be great to get to critiques from experienced hubbers to see if I am on the right track.

  10. dingdong profile image61
    dingdongposted 9 years ago

    Poll looks Cool smile

    1. waynet profile image77
      waynetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And er Ding Dong!!!!!

      1. blogdigz profile image57
        blogdigzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        OK... The Polls capsule is really a good addition smile

      2. dingdong profile image61
        dingdongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        ding dong bell pussy's in the well... tongue

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
          Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Glad you guys like it and thanks for the feedback. smile

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    shinujohn2008posted 9 years ago

    It is really useful

  12. compu-smart profile image72
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Interetsing addition and I am now starting to add to my hubs!
    I think it will be good excuse for visitors to return to see how the polls pan out!!
    smile

  13. weblog profile image55
    weblogposted 9 years ago

    Recent site updates are simply awesome! smile

  14. Trsmd profile image59
    Trsmdposted 9 years ago

    Can I able to view who are all participated in the Polls of my Hub?

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We're thinking about adding this feature...do you think it would be helpful?

      I know that it would be really cool to know who voted and what they voted for. It could even potentially be used for some interesting research.

      I have also been thinking about possible ways to receive updates on poll results as more and more people vote. Maybe something like being able to receive a daily update of the voting?

      I don't want it to become too annoying, but I would like to be reminded periodically if people are voting on my Hub.

  15. jimmythejock profile image87
    jimmythejockposted 9 years ago

    I love the poll capsule and my new personal favorite hubpages feature is now the hub metrics which can be viewed in your hub stats really cool thanks for this one guys its the best yet.....jimmy

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image60
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for pointing that out! I totally missed it. That is pretty cool.

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my, I almost forgot that I added that.  Thanks for reminding me Jimmy.  I think some people were asking for their hub's word count, you can now find that and other interesting things under the "Hub Metrics" tab after clicking "View Stats" on one of your hubs.

      We also tightened up the design of the logged out version of the home page, and improved the cosmetics of a few other pages.

      1. ProCW profile image81
        ProCWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        In the 3 or so months that I've been here (not very long at all... but) I've learned something new today. smile

        I don't think that I've ever even clicked on "View Stats" on my hubs. Very cool! Hub Metrics seems pretty darn cool too! smile I like seeing the "$$", "$$$", "$$$$" & "$$$$$" on some of my hubs. Don't really like the "$" ones smile But I guess one "$" is better than 0 "$". smile

        How many dollar signs can they go up to? Just curious.

        ProCW

  16. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    p.s. Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback and let us know if you notice anything weird once you start using the polls in your Hubs and when you're voting on other Hubs as well.

    I love new features. smile

  17. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    It goes from $ to $$$$$.

    1. ProCW profile image81
      ProCWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cool! Thanks!

  18. Sally's Trove profile image82
    Sally's Troveposted 9 years ago

    These are awesome improvements and enhancements. 

    Are you planning to update the Help documentation to reflect them, or maybe you did, and I missed it?  Was there an announcement about these changes, and I missed that, too?  I find that I'm learning about the improvements from Hubbers who are contributing to this forum thread.  What about newcomers to HP?  How will they know the powerful features associated with this site?

  19. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    did you guys change the homepage look? if so i'm not a big fan, but i can see where the poll option may interesting.

  20. wannabwestern profile image87
    wannabwesternposted 9 years ago

    I just noticed the poll capsule and added it to a few of my book children's book review hubs. I'm excited about it, and hoping it will catch those readers who don't want to take the time to comment. Great idea!

  21. carpesomediem profile image61
    carpesomediemposted 9 years ago

    I really like the poll capsule, too.  It's going to prove very useful.  Thanks, guys!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Glad that you like it!

      If you have anything that you'd like to add/change/improve, please let us know smile

  22. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    poll capsule has made hubpage colorful and more interactive. Now visitors are expressing their opinions about the crucial issues and providing feedback. Thumbs up HP staff.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey premsingh,

      Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad that you like the new poll capsule - what have you been using the polls for? I'd love to check it out. smile

      1. premsingh profile image60
        premsinghposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Ryan, I am using it to solicit the opinion of visitors about the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission for central government employees in India. I think this hub has achieved a hub score of 100 because of the poll capsules used in this hub other than the content. Traffic flow to this hub has been amazingly high (>3000 in a week). Thanks  again for  this wonderful widget.

  23. William F. Torpey profile image76
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    The new features are coming fast and furious(ly). The metrics and the polls are so good I can't decide which one I like best, but I'm using lots of polls. The polls give readers an easy way to communicate with the writers, and a quick way for writers to know they're actually being read.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey William F. Torpey,

      Fast and furious, indeed!

      Keep us updated with how everything is going - who knows what we'll come up with next. smile

  24. William F. Torpey profile image76
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    It may be just my old, beat-up IBM laptop, but sometimes when I go in to edit mode to see the what the vote totals look like, the poll results continue to appear when  I close out the edit mode. Just wondering if anyone else is having this problem?

  25. crashcromwell profile image75
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    Given that a growing number of my hubs are political in nature (and probably will continue to be until at least November 4) I can see where this will be a good addition. The results are not scientific, but they do give the opportunity for some interesting "gee wiz" information.

    I've already used a poll on my hub about Palin, and I've had better response than I anticipated.

  26. Pam Pounds profile image78
    Pam Poundsposted 9 years ago

    I just added the poll feature to a new hub.  Really cool...looking forward to seeing any response!

    Thanks!

    1. crashcromwell profile image75
      crashcromwellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I just cast my vote Pam!

  27. britneydavidson profile image58
    britneydavidsonposted 9 years ago

    I too just added it now. Great post

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      shinujohn2008posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have not started using it. But, will try sooner

  28. Research Analyst profile image79
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    I am using the polls on my hub, great feature.

 
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