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100,000 readers and growing

  1. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 4 years ago

    This past weekend, according to Hub I officially achieved 100,000 readers, not fans but readers who have read my writings.  Does anyone know what the next plateau is that I should be and am aiming for?

    1. daskittlez69 profile image80
      daskittlez69posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Dave.  I am not sure what the next ranking would be, as you have had more than me smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats on that. It means that you serve as a focus for people of kindred, benign spirit. That is indeed something to feel good about. Well done. smile smile smile

    3. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Dave, If you look at #26 under "faqs" you'll see all the accolades listed. The next increment for number of views accolate is 1,000,000. So, it will take us a while. Congratulations on your new milestone! smile

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    No Dave. You didn't reach 100,000 readers.

    Those are views. Views don't mean that they actually read what you wrote, but does mean that they were on the page long enough to register as a view.

  3. Doodlehead profile image81
    Doodleheadposted 4 years ago

    Cool, Dave....whatever the right terms are I get it.    Good for you, and congrats!

    1. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I get what he is saying to, but I would prefer people to know what they are talking about and using the correct terms are part of that.

      Readers and Views are two distinct different things.

  4. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    The next acknowledgement by HP will be at 1,000,000 views.

  5. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    Wow, Dave, that is awesome.  In His Love, Faith Reaper

  6. RyanBuda profile image92
    RyanBudaposted 4 years ago

    weird. I went to check dave mathews profile to see what he's written and it says he's been banned from Hubpages. I can't help but speculate why...

  7. friendlyaffiliate profile image61
    friendlyaffiliateposted 4 years ago

    I guess Dave done something hubpages did not like

  8. redwards01 profile image80
    redwards01posted 4 years ago

    No hubs, No followers and his profile says he is banned

  9. DZprowriter profile image60
    DZprowriterposted 4 years ago

    2 years in hubpages almost 600 followers ,all his hard work is gone ...

  10. Doodlehead profile image81
    Doodleheadposted 4 years ago

    This must mean we are not supposed to talk about 100,000 anything, right?   Is this too wierd or what?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not at all.  You can't get banned for talking about milestones.  The most likely reason is that his Hubs were plagiarized, or duplicate content, or about prohibited topics.

  11. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    So what happens if you're banned? Do your hubs vanish into thin air or do they let you access them long enough to move them somewhere? I guess I need to make sure all of mine are backed up. I have copies of some, but not all.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You do get as long as you want to remove your hubs even after an account is banned. However, if you want back ups of your hubs as a precaution in case something dreadful happened like HP going out of business overnight, then you could look at using the free Add On called 'Scrapbook' which you can utilise on Firefox (if you use Firefox as a browser.) Even if you don't use Firefox generally, you could always add it to your computer and do the back up, but simply use your regular browser day to day. Scrapbook will back up all of your hubs at once including pictures, and in most cases it won't take more than a few seconds per hub published.

      For full instructions on how to use Scrapbook there is an excellent YouTube video by Hubber Eric Graudins : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUmTRrEsyE

      So easy and so effective smile

      1. SmartAndFun profile image91
        SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is great info. Thanks, mistyhorizon. I do not have Firefox and I'm hoping it's no big deal to do the add-on and then not use it once I've done the back-up. That type of thing isn't my forte but I'm off to watch the video and see what I can figure out. Thanks!

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Honestly it is easy. To download Firefox the browser takes about a minute. Then all you have to do is look for the 'Add Ons' and select the one called Scrapbook. This will only take about another minute at the most to be added to your Firefox Browser. You can then find 'Scrapbook' at the top of your screen just before your 'Tools' tab.

          Just another thought, I don't know what browser you do normally use, but Firefox is considered to be the perfect one for use on Hubpages, and is certainly a whole lot better than Internet Explorer, (plus being more secure). You might want to seriously consider using it instead of whichever browser you currently use. 

          Remember you can have a dozen different browsers if you wish to. You decide which one you use when you click the tab on your desktop to go online. It is a good thing to have two or three anyway, as if one seizes up for an hour due to technical stuff at their end you can simply open another browser instead.

      2. MyWebs profile image84
        MyWebsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks mistyhorizon2003 for telling me about Scrapbook. I been needing a way to easily back up my hubs since the feature that was built in to HubPages disappeared.

  12. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    A lot of his stuff used long quotes from the bible.

    In fact, some of the pages I looked at were about 50% copy and paste.

    Here is one in the cache:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … &gl=th

    Even so, the mods could have waited a week. Banning entire accounts is unsettling.

    I am beginning to realise that I definitely have Stalinist tendencies- manage the news, keep the masses happy. Send people to Siberia quietly, in the middle of the night.

  13. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    He'd been here for two years, during which time discussion on the importance of not having duplicated content has been at the forefront of the community.  He also posted to the forums one year ago, saying he was seeing some of his Hubs being unpublished/moderated for being duplicate material and several people pointed out to him that his Hubs were too full of quoted Bible material.


    One year warning is more than plenty of time to fix an account so that you don't get banned.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not saying he deserved to keep his account. I was suggesting a little subtlety.

      Everyone is coming to this thread expecting to say, congratulations, well done and best of luck with the next one hundred thousand!!

      What they get is something very different.

      It is like one of those nature programs where the baby kangaroo dies at the end.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think the thread is offering an important experience to the site users exactly because of what it is.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
          PaulGoodman67posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I certainly won't mourn the loss of Dave's hubs, as I found his ideas very narrow minded - but like Will says, it's a surprise that he gets booted during a thread that's supposed be celebrating his achievements!   

          Still, I suppose we don't know what's been going on behind the scenes.  He may well have had repeated warnings...

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I know he has been banned in the past. One woman told me he kept harassing her on her hubs. He could be very insulting to those who disagreed with him. I know he was banned from asking and answering questions for a while too.

            Still, I'm sorry he was permanently banned.

            1. Lisa HW profile image83
              Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              UW, same here.  People on here have their own agendas and personalities (we all do), and we get (as they say) "accustomed to their face" and can kind of hate to see them "sent a-packing".  hmm      I had a few polite debates here or there with Dave, but he was always polite to me.  I wish him him well wherever else he writes or "discusses".   smile  Who knows what ever goes on between any one Hubber and HP....    None of my business, I guess.

  14. LA Elsen profile image87
    LA Elsenposted 4 years ago

    Will Apse - Well said.

  15. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    It is still sad after reaching a milestone. Maybe he had many warnings as Relache mentioned. Nobody gets to say goodby under these circumstances.

  16. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 4 years ago

    I am sure he did have repeated warnings. I seem to remember jason trying to get him on track. I guess he just was so caught up in the Bible and word of God that he couldn't see he was simply duplicating the Bible. I wonder what percentage of the Bible he actually reproduced. He just didn't seem to  understand that he had to at least balance this with analysis and original content.
    He will surely find another platform to relay his views or perhaps I should say the contents of the Bible. He struck me as a bit of a sad and lonely figure and I wish him well.

    At least Hubpages allowed him to get to 100,000 views. They could have pulled the plug on 99,999.

  17. CashFlowsToo.com profile image60
    CashFlowsToo.composted 4 years ago

    Wow this is a learning point that I'm thankful to find.  Even if dave is suspended, I'm glad to see the response is being produced by valid wise hubers.

  18. mismazda profile image60
    mismazdaposted 4 years ago

    Wow..so glad I read the other Hubbers comments...tisk tisk tisk....well guess its a lesson learned.

  19. john000 profile image91
    john000posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations! I, too, hit the 100,000 view mark this week. Since I have experienced a similar journey, I can safely say it took some work. Apparently the next goal is 1,000,000. I got this info from here, http://indigital.hubpages.com/question/ … swer474418
    Good luck in continued efforts in writing. John

  20. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    Good luck Dave in all your endeavors. Congrats John.

  21. nikkiraeink profile image59
    nikkiraeinkposted 4 years ago

    What advise do you have for someone that wishes to achieve the same milestone?