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So sad and destructive

  1. Ericdierker profile image78
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    Moderators with personal agendas are now determining "featured" status. Well maybe they are great and will elevate HP. But maybe their unfettered agendas will destroy HP. Management seems aloof. And that is OK. But what is now featured is clearly personal agenda oriented.

    Maybe I will conform, and delight them. Easy to do. But that is not the point. Moderators are becoming censors and the arbiters of the direction of content on HP.

    We are not talking quality here. We are talking moderator preference. I hub hop and see way too many non featured hubs that are awesome and perfectly written yet our moderators trash them.

    This will kill HP. Some smart dudettes will fill the quality void. HP your editorial staff is amateurish at best and vengeful at notice.

    ( no you little groupies I have way too many featured it is not about me, I am happy with my featured status that I cannot keep up with) this is system oriented and not about missy attack anybody who says something negative about HP -- stay away)

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LOL  I'm pretty sure your "moderators with personal agendas" are a piece of software.  I very highly doubt that every hub published receives a read by humans.

      1. ronbergeron profile image91
        ronbergeronposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed. I suspect it's more likely a combination of software algorithms and "hub hops". Of course, I'm pretty new here, so I could be wrong.

      2. Ericdierker profile image78
        Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I think so and hope it is an algorithm but I am starting to think other wise. I can beat an algorithm and was successful at it here. But when you spell check, have another read it and include every bell and whistle and toss in some SEO and Keyword stuff, go over 1500 hundred and it still gets black listed you know it is not a machine.
        And that is cool and get close here makes my work marketable elsewhere. But I suggest it is not the best for HP but they are like so many companies and get click oriented and quality content blind.
        Somebody publish a list of moderators so we can judge for ourselves.

    2. HollieT profile image87
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Eric, if you'd have said that there are moderators who patrol the forums and have personal agendas when it comes to banning certain members, I'd be nodding my head in agreement.

      But when it comes to idling hubs, I honestly don't think that's the case. I think HP are chasing traffic and idle hubs which do not receive it. They are trying to second guess Google, which I believe to be a mistake because G can't really be second guessed.  They're going down the populist route, imho. If people aren't searching for it, HP will idle it.

      Again, I think that's a mistake. What is unpopular today, might be a trend tomorrow.

  2. Vik Beluso profile image78
    Vik Belusoposted 3 years ago

    This seems a little paranoid to me.  No matter how motivated these shadowy mods may be by 'personal agendas', they'd get sick of censoring thousands of hubs everyday.  The bulk of this is probably done by bots.

  3. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    neutral

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, YES,  I KNOW, I KNOW!
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8543488.jpg

  4. EricDieker profile image60
    EricDiekerposted 3 years ago

    Elevator music, the management is ahoof! Woof woof, feature this hub.  I hub hopped 28 poetry hubs that were unfeatured with secret moderator notes saying that they would never feature any hubs written by those poets.  I hacked into the system and saw the notes myself! Tell me that is not a conspiracy.  And yet hubs on Taco Bell sauce ingredients are featured on the front page every day.  Sometimes even twice a day!

    All you little groupies in your cubicles listening to Katy Perry dueting with Luke Perry, you can't handle the truth.

    1. Ericdierker profile image78
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Who is this great hacker? HP should hire the person. And again I am honored to be included in the parody of me.

      1. EricDieker profile image60
        EricDiekerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I can tell that you and I are kindred spirits, we think alike my esteemed fellow human of the world. That is the cool part of the CSI's, all that razz a ma tazz stuff but it still comes down to her nagging feeling about something something that leads to the discovery of "truth".  Tell me what personal agenda can incorporate such a monumental idea as that!  Private Britney Spears concert for one in my cubicle, let the moderators rip my ear buds out and tell me to add more polls to my hubs.  They can't handle the truth!

        1. Ericdierker profile image78
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I am telling you this hacker is more than good. She gets to the heart of the matter and cares what she posts. Let me tip my hat again.

          1. HollieT profile image87
            HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Why do you assume it's a she?

    2. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Incorrect. This is what I'm listening to:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfHIOv-dk3g

  5. vveasey profile image85
    vveaseyposted 3 years ago

    I noticed that too Eric. I think they may be using certain hubbers to help with or do their "quality" checks,therefore the personal agendas.

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I have only one featured hub out of over a hundred, but who cares? I doubt there is any agenda.  I see no evidence of it at all.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Erik, this is really disturbing. When you start to feel like this, please reach out to someone. A trusted friend or medical staff... have them help you make sure your meds are all as they should be. Call someone. I'm sorry that no one here can help you.

    1. Ericdierker profile image78
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Can someone help me to get Beth37 banned for such a personal attack of a horribly mean nature? this has nothing to do with the issues raised and is just mean and spiteful and adds nothing at all to proper discourse.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I hope you're feeling better tomorrow Erik. Night.

        1. Ericdierker profile image78
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Beth you need serious help. I assume you do not have a husband or child. Thank goodness.

          1. gmwilliams profile image83
            gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That's NOT NICE, Eric.  Now apologize to Beth!

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It's ok GM, I totally understand. It's not a big deal. Just moving on. (Wasn't being audacious at all.)

  8. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 3 years ago

    what ru talking about ? Do you have any proof of any of this or are you just babaling?

  9. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 3 years ago

    Wow , seriously? now that I read the rest of what you wrote it looks like you are just a whiner

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Erik has shared before that he has certain issues that he deals with. Maybe wait and see if he's feeling better in a few days.

      1. Ericdierker profile image78
        Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Wow Beth I think I will report that comment as it is clearly only an attack on me.
        Of course you are perfect. You comment was and is only a personal attack and lent nothing to the issue. And your holier than thou attitude seeps through.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Oh dear Erik. I meant that in all kindness. You had shared once that you were dealing with something and I thought maybe you were going thru a rough moment so I was suggesting that we just take a break from commenting for a moment. I wasn't trying to be unkind at all.

          1. Ericdierker profile image78
            Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You Are not sincere. You do not care one small bit about me and you are just being as mean as you can be. Go ahead and deny that all you want to.

            And suggesting that others do not comment on someone else's work here is so wrongful it is near actionable.

            We all know how perfect you are. Give it a rest.

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It's my fault Erik. Im very sorry. Maybe you will forgive me later. I hope so.

      2. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        OUCH!  Beth37, there's ANOTHER side to you-how audacious!  I LOVE IT!  PREACH ON, PREACH ON!

  10. ahorseback profile image48
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Alright Eric my friend , now behave yourself or I'll come over there ...LOL

  11. ahorseback profile image48
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Eric my friend are you serious ? Is hubpages moderated "by a program" , And did you hack into it and find this out , or is this your quirky sense of humor and I am a slow dude in getting it  ?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Almost all hubpage day to day regulatory features are automated, this is pretty apparent by just watching how the work.  The only real exception being QAP and that is done by mturk workers, not "staff" with all their alleged agendas..

  12. ahorseback profile image48
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Sorry everyone , I didn't "get this " ! Eric , eal and be well my friend !

 
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