Notification about new Hubs by Hubbers you Follow

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    Ari Lamsteinposted 12 years ago

    We recently made an improvement to how Notifications about new Hubs by Hubbers your follow work.  Previously users could select to receive instant notifications or a digest.

    Now you can receive both instant notifications and a digest, if you choose.  Also, you can select the frequency of the notifications.  Previously you would be notified about all Hubs which Hubbers you follow publish.  This option is still available.  However, we released a new option as well: auto.  If you select "auto", then you will only be notified when a Hubber who you follow publishes a Hub in an area that we think you have an interest (e.g., if you are following the topic, or spend a lot of time reading Hubs in that topic).

    Many Hubbers enjoy selecting their "instant" notification to "auto", and their "digest" notification to "all".

    These settings can be change in your email settings page.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nice!  I'm really digging the "auto" setting, Ari.  It has made a big difference for me!

  2. K9keystrokes profile image85
    K9keystrokesposted 12 years ago

    Looking forward to trying out the new options Ari. Thanks so much for your hard work!

  3. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 12 years ago

    Sorry, folks, it's not working.

    I get an email notification message from you that says  "1 Question that you are following has a new Answer:", and there's no link to the question.

    Then at the end of the email, after a list of what I think represents new Hubs published by those I follow, there's this: "You can stop receiving an email digest of your notifications on HubPages by visiting your Email Settings page." The link embedded in "Email Settings" goes here: … 20Settings

    This is what I see:

    When did I tell you in what city I met my spouse/significant other? And when did I tell you what my favorite ice cream flavor is (I think it's chocolate, but you think it's something else)?

    My bank asks these security questions, and I have them written down, as I set them up when I opened the account. I would have done the same if you had asked for them, but I don't recall your asking them.

    What's up? What did I miss?

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      Ari Lamsteinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sally's Trove,

      It looks like there are two separate issues here.  The first is the bug that says "1 Question that you are following has a new Answer" with no link.  I recently received another report of this bug, and am working on it now.

      The 2nd issue is the security question.  I believe that Hubbers had to create these security questions when they joined the HubPages Ad Program.


      1. Sally's Trove profile image79
        Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        And so how do I change those security question answers (even though I don't recall ever giving HP that info)? And now that I'm thinking about it, what do they have to do with changing my email notification settings? What about people who didn't sign up for the HP Ad program? Do they have security questions to answer before they can change their email notification settings?

        This makes no sense to me...please enlighten.

        1. Marina Lazarevic profile image78
          Marina Lazarevicposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Sally's Trove,

          We have 3 answers on file for the security questions for you. You probably set them up back when you first signed up for the HubPages Ad Program. You were missing the correct answer to your favorite ice cream because of a typo in the answer, and the other two you may have forgotten. 

          Because I have verified that this is you and that your attempts were close, I reset your security questions. Upon logging in again, you can set up 3 new ones for your account.

          We most recently have been verifying the answers for HubPages Ad Program newbies, since important personal information is provided to HubPages when users set up the Program. I typically verify answers via email before resetting. If anyone else stumbles into a problem related to the security questions, you can email

    2. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 12 years ago

      Thanks for this clarification!

    3. Rosie2010 profile image67
      Rosie2010posted 12 years ago

      Thanks, Ari.  I updated my options.

    4. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

      I like the new digest, very concise. Thanks!

    5. celebritie profile image70
      celebritieposted 12 years ago

      Thanks for the update.

      1. carol3san profile image61
        carol3sanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks a bunch Ari.  I appreciate the update.

    6. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years ago

      Thank you, Marina and Ari.

    7. kashmir56 profile image76
      kashmir56posted 12 years ago

      Sounds great, Thanks .
      Just to let you know i did not get any notification about new Hubs by Hubbers i Follow this morning .

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        Ari Lamsteinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Kashmir56,

        I believe that the digest is currently set to go out at 11:05am every morning.  However, we are considering changing this to go out earlier (e.g. 5am) in the future.  Stay tuned.


    8. Astra Nomik profile image64
      Astra Nomikposted 12 years ago

      Hi Ari,

      I wish to change my email settings to alter them, but I am prevented by this as it asks me for three "security questions" of some kind. I do not know the answers to them as I forgot them. How do I change my email settings, or should I just UNSUBSCRIBE from receiving any more emails from Hub Pages?

      Help would be appreciated.


    9. Astra Nomik profile image64
      Astra Nomikposted 12 years ago

      Correction, Ari. Problem now solved I am okay. Thank you.

    10. Internetwriter62 profile image79
      Internetwriter62posted 12 years ago

      Excellent, I'm happy with this change.

    11. sofs profile image78
      sofsposted 12 years ago

      Finally We don't have to get so many emails.. I like this change.. thanks team smile

      1. Teddletonmr profile image70
        Teddletonmrposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I like it, positive change, thanks for all your hard work Ari.


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