What feature is missing from Hubpages that you would love to see in the future?
1. A way to address our followers by sending them an update like Facebook pages do.
2. A status like a tweet
3. A way to group our hubs with other hubbers for even more exposure.
Nice to meet you all.
Not necessary. If your followers want to hear about your new Hubs, they can choose to be notified automatically by HubPages (it's a tick box on your profile). In my experience, it's hard enough to follow up on those notifications, without receiving any extra ones direct from the Hubber.
I believe you can do that on the feed now. Personally, I could care less. This site is about people's writing, not whether they're cutting their toenails right now.
That already happens through the use of tags, related Hubs, contests etc.
Bear in mind that if you're here to make money, none of your paying traffic will come from other Hubbers. The social aspects of Hubbing are just designed to give us a way to motivate and learn from each other. The traffic you get from followers is peanuts compared to search engine traffic.
Your paying traffic comes from search engines and none of the ideas you're suggesting will help attract them. In fact, the more social networking goes on, the less likely you are to make money, because you'll get so distracted from what you should be doing!
Hmm I'm not too keen on your suggestions (except #1, that one's not too bad - with limitations enforced).
My suggestions haven't changed since my old, old account (which I'm not using to post since I've decided this is my main and forum rules say you can only post in the forums with your main), where all I wanted were:
1. ability to left pictures (and not just right)
2. ability to set text to full, half-width, and a quarter (just like pictures do) so that I could have small semi-centered lists without being forced to have another capsule next to it
3. easier table of contents creation
#1 and #2 were shown off (using shopped pictures) on one of my hubs "What I'd like to see on my Hubs" on my old Squimpleton account.
Hey, Rising Caren, sorry you don't like my suggestions, but I do like your #1 and #2.
For a table of contents, that would be awesome to do with a capsule, but do you know how to do it manually by looking in the HTML for the mod_ IDs?
Yes, I'm aware.
BTW, to clarify, the reason I didn't like those suggestions isn't because they're bad; it's because they're too easily exploitable by spammers. If it weren't for them, I'd like your suggestions.
For example, I didn't make the suggestion (no matter how much I'd love it) to have clickable pictures to a separate webpage because I know spammers would abuse it.
I wouldn't mind a quick, easy, way to send a quick "thank you" (or acknowledgment" when someone new follows a Hubber. I know we can send an e.mail message to them, but that seems a little like "overkill" to me (considering that most followers/fans - whatever we're calling them these days - don't take following all that seriously anyway. Still, it seems kind of weird not to be able to just send a quick acknowledgment, "thanks for following". I just feel as if sending a separate e.mail seems to make a bigger deal out of following than it really is.
I'd like a button that could be pushed, and have the new follower get a quick message like, "Lisa HW says 'thanks' for following."
More picture options.
A module that would automatically add social networking buttons like Like, Stumble etc.
The ability to use certain HTML tags, such as the "value" tag to continue ordered lists across different capsules. There are a lot of HTML tags that would make formatting and writing much, much easier.
classicalgeek, I like this idea, but unfortunately, HP locks us down with that.
Classicalgeek, one of HubPages' main selling points is that it's possible for non-technical people to write Hubs without worrying about HTML or any complicated formatting.
I agree with that premise entirely 100%. However, for those of us who want to be able to do more advanced editing tricks, we should be able to do that, too. I find it hard to see how the value= and similar tags could be abused.
Incidentally, I am sure HP programmers could find ways for non-technical people to implement these editing tricks that are possible in HTML tags, since it would just require a few fields filled in a form and then use that to modify the HTML output. For the example of numbered lists, a simple checkbox to start the list with a number other than 1 and a single form field to input the value would clear this one up nicely. Other HTML tags could be handled in similar ways.
classicalgeek, I agree with you, and I am a big HTML hand coder. I have a few web design hubs on this as well (maybe we should follow each other since we write similar hubs that are technology focused).
Unfortunately, I do not see Hubpages giving technical people like you and me the ability to enter any HTML tags we want since some web design experts can do more harm than good, at least I can see a few HTML experts taking advantage of that.
I tried to enter some nice HTML tags and right away, the Hubpages text capsule told me what HTML tags were going to be removed.
I am not happy about that: --->
automatic spellcheck - in hubs and in the forums where people's weird spellings make me craaazy!
One thing I wish would happen is if you put two rows of Amazon product together, the one on the right handside you can change the background color to grey or blue. On the left handside it has to stay white?? I don't know the reason for this but it would be nice to have them both the same color.
I would simply like to have the option to change the color of my text and make it larger, when necessary.
aw1219, you may be able to do that. I am not sure about the colors, since Hubpages limits the HTML in our hubs, but if you type your hub in MS Word first and resize it there, you may be able to get the size you want when you copy from Word and paste into your Text capsule.
I have a few hubs on this as well.
Give it a shot and let me know if it works.
by Thomas Dowling 20 months ago
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by Sally Gulbrandsen 10 months ago
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by Jackie DelMonte 5 years ago
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by Susannah Birch 2 years ago
You can't. Just had to put that out there as I'm seeing newbies all over the forums going on about these topics lately.Serious money comes from getting views from Google NOT from having other hubbers visit your work. Some of the top hubbers on the site have separate accounts NO ONE knows about to...
by Carolee Samuda 7 years ago
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by Shawn May Scott 6 years ago
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