The "keep me signed in" and "follow this hub's comments," as well as here, "follow this forum topic," have been designed at a default of checked.
Sometimes, we are busy, in a hurry, get interrupted or what have you, and forgetting to 'uncheck' a small box is an easy error to make. I do not believe these kinds of things should default to "checked."
They should defualt to NOT checked, and we should be able to opt in IF we so desire.
This is particularly true if anyone is using a shared computer, and forgets to opt out of the 'keep me signed in' box...their account could be compromised.
In the case of the 'follow comments' box, it simply creates a nuisance of unecessary e-mail notifications, particularly when it has been applied retroactively to old hubs we are not actively monitoring.
With the new entry page format, it's all right up front upon signing in! It is very easy to see right away whether any of our hubs have received commentary, whether a forum post has gotten a reply, and even recent comments we've made on others' hubs. The e-mail notification is a redundancy.
I like the entry page summary changes, but in my opinion, the check boxes need to go away.
I agree. I keep forgetting about it, and the next day I have a heap of email notifications in my email. Annoying!
We recently created a learning center entry on how to configure this: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Notification
OK--so it's doable...but very a very complex system; the "K.I.S.S." principle should probably be applied here.
by Rachael Tate 4 years ago
Hi,Can anyone tell me why it is that on some hubs as I create them it has the check boxes in the top right corner telling you your word count and number of photos/videos etc but on other hubs as I write them it doesn't appear? Is there anyway for me to switch it on if not activated...
by Ari Lamstein 7 years ago
We recently made an improvement to how notifications are handled on comments on your Hubs. If you would like to receive a notification when someone comments on your Hub, you will now need to "follow" your Hubs. If you had previously configured a Comment Capsule to email you...
by Deb Hirt 4 years ago
This has been going on for about six weeks now. People have told me that they get no notifications when I have published a new story.
by Chris Mills 2 years ago
Do you get email notifications of a comment on your hub, but when you check, there is no comment?I've had this happen several times in the last week or so. The email says that so-and-so has left a comment on your hub. I go check and the comment isn't there. It usually shows up...
by R.S. Hutchinson 7 years ago
Is there a notification area that informs the hubber of new comments? The only way I know I have a new comment on one of my hubs is if I check my email, or I click on each individual hub. I'm sure there is a notification somewhere that reads, "so and so commented your hub x", or is there...
by Marian Cates 2 years ago
It would be great if we received notification of new comments. I was reviewing my hubs today and found comments that I didn't know were there. This notification could be on the account page or, better yet, by email.
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