Twice, I created text, taking considerable time, during this time, the autosave feature indicated it worked. I went to publish, the screen dimmed, the text box shifted to the right and it just froze. I started again and went to retrieve the text, nothing had been saved!!! Ugh!
I give up until this is fixed. I use Chrome. The HP staff should examine the code and make sure it is correct and working, if not, shut down HP until is so.
I believe we just fixed the problem. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. Please, verify with a quick test edit.
Perrya, I also prefer to write directly into the Hub, but it IS a risk. Even if HubPages is working correctly, you've always got the risk of a computer or network glitch.
Sensible Hubbers write in a word processing program first, then cut and paste.
Perrya, I always save my text in a document before beginning to work on my hubs on the site. The editing issues have been frustrating lately, but it's at least saved me the headache of losing text itself. It doesn't solve the whole problem, but it makes it a little easier to deal with.
I always write straight in the hub itself. I don't claim to be sensible though.
I have always been able to rescue a recent draft because I type so slowly.
I lost an article when I first started writing on another site because I didn't write in Word. Not again, besides, I always have a copy if I need to retrieve it.
Well, it did take only once for me to know better!
It took a few times (believe it or not) for me to know better. (Well, I still apparently didn't quite "completely know" because just a week ago or so I made the mistake of answering a ton of long comments with a ton of long responses, only to accidentally hit something and lose the whole business! Now I think I think I've finally learned to be sufficiently "paranoid" about copies.
I sometimes still write straight into the hub but only if I know the subject matter and will write it fast. Most of the time though I use word. Like 'snake' I then have a copy.
I always use Word for Hubs. But I'm not wriitng sales or information pitches. More just a load of words.
So I type and type, and check the word count - don't want to go on too long.
Then I wander back through looking for sensible places for capsule breaks and add some headings.
Once I feel the 'article' is more or less done then I put it into a Hub. Sometimes the look of it on a Hub page means a bit more editing for layout purposes.
Press publish, and immediately notice at least five glaring errors.
I have had similar problems. After the first time this happened I learned that it is best to write the entire hub on a word processor on your computer, saving after every paragraph you write, and then copy and pasting the text into the capsules in the hub page editor. This way if hubpages has a glitch you will at least have a saved copy on your computer.
by riotgrrrl 9 years ago
Do you have a particular technique for writing your hubs?Do you write it out first on paper, or do you create it as you go along? How long does it take you ,on average to write a hub?x
by Thomas Dowling 18 months ago
I give! I've searched the first 3 or 4 pages of "Getting Help" Forum and I've read the entire Link's Capsule section in the Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/using-hubtool). That Hub, by the way, has a large number of Quick Links in it. How do you create a list of topics...
by JS Matthew 6 years ago
Can you write an article in MS Word then paste it to HubPages?Could you do that with the text when you want to create a new Hub?
by Mike Russo 6 years ago
I'm trying to understand RSS feeds. I think the capsule is a reader that aggreates feeds from other websites, but I'm not sure
by Kain 360 12 months ago
I wrote a hub on swimming pools that's around 1000 words. And a lot of my videogame hubs are above 500 words. Since my return on HubPages, I've wanted to know something. Are 500-600 word hubs enough or are they now considered poor? I'm asking this because originally a writer did not need to get...
by LongTimeMother 2 years ago
My most recently snipped hub is about a specific product that is not readily available in stores. It used to have an amazon capsule, but that was deleted courtesy of HubPro a while back. Made no sense to me at the time because I've had multiple sales through amazon for that product, but I didn't...
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