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I'd like feedback on my Hub: Things I Don't Like About Fanbox

  1. Doug Cutler profile image77
    Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Things I Don't Like About Fanbox (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Your photo at top is odd and not properly sourced.  Your text is rambling and I have no idea what the hub is about in the first few sentences, so as an internet searcher,  I am not going to read it if I happen to come across it and will click away. 

      Hubs need to have a concise "thesis" initially - The title says "Why I don't like Fanbox" - that's great, but the first paragraph goes into something about cease and desist notices etc. no idea what that's about and as a reader, I am looking for concise reasons that fanbox is a bad site.

      I see claims that this site has attacked you and things of this nature, making your hub look more of a "rant" than a review - and again, if I'm looking for legit information; I'm not going to trust that.  Negative reviews that are honest are fine, but this isn't that from what I can see.

      You have all your updates at the top before the meat of the hub from what I can gather? That makes it confusing and it jumps around so that the reader has no idea what you are talking about from the start.  I'm sorry, but this hub makes no sense as it is formatted now.  It needs to be organized better at the very least.

      1. Doug Cutler profile image77
        Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        This hub is over a year old and I add things as they appear in time. ff you were a member of fanbox and went through all their B.S. you would know more of what I am saying.  The cease and desist just happened last month. Look how many comments I have. Some of my other featured hubs, that are older, have no comments. I dropped out of English in high school and had a D average. Just not my thing. I guess I will attempt to rewrite it.

        1. ChristinS profile image93
          ChristinSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Not necessarily a rewrite - more reorder it, because you're placing what happened recently first, it doesn't follow a logical sequence to those just visiting for the first time who may be curious as to why that site is a possible scam etc. 

          I would reorder, not completely rewrite it and make it more sequential and easy to follow.

          1. Doug Cutler profile image77
            Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            OK, I still would like you to explain what you mean by a photo not properly sourced.

            1. ChristinS profile image93
              ChristinSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/lega … d_15012674  Proper image attribution section in the learning center.  You have a photo that is half sized and not properly attributed and that can cause your hub to get tagged as low quality.

              1. Doug Cutler profile image77
                Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                What is wrong with a half sized photo?  And why do all the fields say optional if attribution is required?  When did this attrib thing start. I don't remember having to do those boxes the last hubs I added pics to. Why doesn't hubpages come right out and say what is wrong instead of me having to guess. I will rearrange the sequence of events putting the latest at the end.

        2. theraggededge profile image94
          theraggededgeposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          But, Doug, Christin isn't a member of FanBox and neither are the people working for QAP. If you want your hub to pass, then it has to be presented and written in a way that makes sense. Christin is trying to help you, as requested. She's spent her own time trying to help and not once have you thanked her. There's no point being confrontational if you don't like the suggestions being made. All you have to do is ignore her help and allow your hub to remain unfeatured.

          It's possible that some of the reader comments will prevent your hub passing QAP. They are quite aggressive and rude in tone.

        3. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I understand you've written the Hub to let people know about Fanbox, but the problem is that HubPages isn't like having your own blog - it's a place for writers to create magazine-quality articles, and it has standards in place to try to keep that quality high.

          In the past, HubPages hasn't been very good at getting those standards right (and many would argue they still have a way to go), but that's what it's aiming for - so a stream-of-consciousness, disorganised  article where you just add bits as you feel like it, is not really going to fit on HP these days, I'm afraid.

          1. Doug Cutler profile image77
            Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Maybe hubpages is no longer the place for me. It is getting just like fanbox!
            Continual rule changes making it more difficult for the average person.
            I will edit my hub again and try to conform some.

  2. Doug Cutler profile image77
    Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago

    What do you mean photo not properly sourced? The photo is relative because of fanbox's sending me
    letters trying to get me to stop saying things about their sleazy tactics.

  3. Doug Cutler profile image77
    Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago

    I want to thank all who tried to straighten me out. I have rearranged and rewritten a lot.
    Also attribed photos. Removed spammy links. Corrected spelling. Resubmitted the hub.
    Where do people like me go that are not that literary go to voice opinions?  Twitter, facebook, flickr?
    Any suggestions that has a large audience?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I think you may be right.  HubPages is not intended to be a soapbox or a place to "voice your own opinions". Like I said, it's a place for people to write informative magazine-style articles. 

      In the past HP was more tolerant of people who wanted to use the site for other purposes, but the internet has changed and HP must adhere more closely to that purpose if it wants to survive. 

      I would not recommend trying to start your own website - to do that, you need to have ONE topic that you're able to write a lot about. 

      If you just want to write and share your posts with like-minded people, there are several sites where you can do that: Bubblews springs to mind.  Don't expect them to make you any money though - the days of making money from writing random articles online are over, well and truly.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 19 months ago

    Doug:  Create your own website!!  I did almost a year ago and glad that I did.  Traffic and sales on my own site have left the content farms behind in the dust.

    1. Doug Cutler profile image77
      Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      What is your website? And where do you advertise or show your site at.
      I have tried that. Maybe I suck at that too. Will to give it try. doug9694 gmail if you would rather not give info out here.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 19 months ago

    Sent email Doug.

  6. Doug Cutler profile image77
    Doug Cutlerposted 19 months ago

    Hubpages finally republished my hub. They did this before then the next day it was down again. I do have a few more points having to change it so much. Will see how long it stays this time.Thanks again to all those who helped.

 
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