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Why do fellow Hubbers fawn over a Hub filled with errors?


Many times I will see an attention grabbing title and within the first sentence there will be a misspelling of a word. Okay, to err is human and we have all made typographical errors. However, in proceeding further into the story presented I will notice numerous mistakes and grammatical missteps. At that point, I simply can not go any further and I leave the Hub. What amazes me though will be the number of comments decrying accolades to the author. So I ask, how can other readers fawn over an article filled with one mistake after another? Am I the one who is being unreasonable?

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Best Answer Paula (fpherj48) says

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  • Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

    Dear, dear Paula. Thank you for your comments, and I hope people learn from what you just wrote. There are so many gifted writers on this site, so I have learned to focus on them and give them encouragement to write more of their magic. Write!


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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    First of all, I have no idea why someone would give your answer a down vote. Secondly, I too have acted the mercenary at times. It is just too disturbing for me to see people dote on authors of poorly worded Hubs...I just don't get it.

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Thank you for your honesty. Your reasoning makes perfect sense to me. I agree that poorly worded Hubs lower the standards and how this site appears to others. Since when do we award praise for slipshod work? To be a pro then act the pro.

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Wow, there are so many excellent answers. How am I going to select a "best" answer? I have never "flagged" a Hub, but after reading your explanation maybe I will become more involved. It is a great community here and I love being a part of it.


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Bravo. I agree with you completely.

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    I hope the question wasn't upsetting, but I really was curious what motivates some with their replies based on a Hub that has been poorly written.


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Arlene V. Poma says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Thank you Arlene and I concur with the cyber friend angle. I am curious why your honest response has resulted in 2 people voting you down.


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    While I appreciate the reasons pointed out in your answer, I don't feel it is up to me or other Hubbers to act as editors for someone else. Of course, this is just my opinion.


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