I have two; "Societal Misbeliefs" and "Combating Ageism". I had to change both before HubPages featured them. They are now titled, "Everything You Know Is Wrong. This Hub Will Straighten You Out" and You Know You're Black When You Read The Obituary To Check Out Your Friends (oops - I mean Old)".
Thanks for posting this forum, and giving us something to consider!
I personally think this one is more offensive than the Boiler story. But the pair of them certainly makes it difficult to submit a winner. None of my hubs compete with these (except maybe a few of the Exclusives titles, and my therapist suggested I continue to block those from my memory).
But - just to join in the spirit of things, at one job in my career I wrote a story with the gripping title:
'Languages in Cultural Context.' Bad idea. It shuffled a bit and stopped. No more pitiful page views. I couldn't afford HP de-featuring it due to lack of traffic because i spent many hours on research. I gave it a new title, wrote brand new opening paragraphs and traffic is flowing now.
There are some very VERY boring hub titles here! I think my most boring one would have to be the unimaginatively titled "Buy Russian Dolls Online" which Google hates. I will delete this horrible hub when I replace it with something better. It is a sinkhole in the fabric of Google and not worth the screen it is written on.
I enjoyed your comment. I wrote one a few years ago called "The Tao of the Dog on the Beach" and Google must have thought it was one of those black holes. I never think of Taoism as being boring, but most people probably think of it as exciting as Russian dolls. I went ahead and deleted it.
Well those sinkhole hubs are to be avoided as they can endanger the whole subdomain. "How To Buy Russian Dolls Online" did OK until 2013, when it turned to pond scum in the wake of a Penguin/Panda thingy and then died. I think it even caused minus views on other hubs, but in sticking with the 80/20 rule I have been forced to come to terms with, I have kept the awful thing until I have more hubs. It even had two Amazon sales once upon a time, of a strange looking Michael Jackson Russian doll set and some bulk nappies (not sure why they were related to Russian dolls but who cares? I didn't).
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