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Shades of Snot

  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago

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    I rarely go to the HP Home / topics page because it is rarely  updated. Now, this week, since all the links in email notifications I receive are bad and take me to the Topics page, I have to see titles like: "Snot and Mucus Decoded: The Meaning of Snot Colors".  Couldn't the author have thought of something else, anything to write about other than that? At least could have put a less disgusting title on it - and it received an Editor's Choice? Come on! Is there nothing better to show to the public?  And if I see the "Military Diet" again I will scream.

    Image: Pixabay, https://pixabay.com/en/lion-africa-wild … at-240284/

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image93
      RJ Schwartzposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you for saying it - I'm so sick of seeing the same things on the main page - it can't be good for bringing in new users.  A randomized approach would certainly add excitement from both the contributors and the audience.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        You are welcome, RJ. I fully agree with: "A randomized approach would certainly add excitement from both the contributors and the audience."  Thank you.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Oh, good grief, Charlie Brown ...Hahaha You've received some funny responses, Phyllis.  All I know is when I go to the doctor about sinus drainage, cough and/or congestion, they always ask me what color my snot is!  LOL ...so there must be a legitimate reason for the various colors of snot.  However, my response to the doctor is ..."Well, I don't know because I don't look at it!"

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Silly ol' Faith.  My doctor asks the same question so he will know if I need an antibiotic.  I understand the hub is to help someone who needs to know the color of sinus drainage (ie: green signifies infection, etc.)  I just think the title could have been a little more ... uhm ... dignified, maybe.  smile


        Yes, I did get some pretty funny replies. LOL

        1. Faith Reaper profile image86
          Faith Reaperposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          LOL ...Yes, the title could have been a bit more dignified ...but the younger folks nowadays seem to go for the gross, nasty-sounding or something to get a reaction of disgust or shock it seems?

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
            Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            I believe you are right about the younger ones. As Clive said: "Those hubs are the ones that make the money."  That is pretty sad, indeed.

            1. Faith Reaper profile image86
              Faith Reaperposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              Yes, that truly seems to be the case, unfortunately.

  2. chef-de-jour profile image91
    chef-de-jourposted 9 months ago

    Fully agree Phyllis. Why do the HP team allow this to happen?

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I don't know, Chef. Maybe it was such a boring day they had to find something. Not a very good reflection of HP site.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Come to think of it, a Military Snot Diet hub could have some real potential. I'm starting a draft as we speak.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      The secret is looking pictures of snot every time you get the urge to eat.  Good-bye appetite, hello bikini body!

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Oh, good grief ! Well ... ya, that would kill an appetite for sure. LOL

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      AH! hahahaha - Para you take the cake. LOL

      PS: that is a military cake.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      lol

  4. clivewilliams profile image82
    clivewilliamsposted 9 months ago

    Those hubs gets tonnes of views though. They are the money makers

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Well alrighty then - maybe we all should find something disgusting to write about. Para is already on it.

  5. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 9 months ago

    I find the front page of HubPages uninviting enough without snot hubs etc. being showcased there. And yes, having to keep seeing the military diet hub there is getting on my nerves, too.

    I don't really understand the necessity to have these hubs on the front page - they are, after all, being well promoted in the search engines. I think what is needed is variety and  attractive photos - bright, cheerful, appetizing. As a visitor, I'd never return to HubPages on the basis of the front page. But I often visit sites like about[dot]com just to see what they have to offer, which is always something different.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I agree, Jayne. I really think that page should be more upbeat and attractive. They could put up some nice images or maybe even just one banner type then a directory to each topic. I think it would be nice to highlight some hubbers on the bottom with statements of "why I like to write for HubPages" and change to other hubbers once a week or once a month.

  6. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 9 months ago

    Shades of Snot? for a second I thought you were discussing the second film that awful boring shades of grey! LOL!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      LOL Nell, I thought about shades of grey then substituted snot.

  7. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago

    I guess puss from pimples is next. Who wants to try it?

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Yuck! I am sure someone will eventually.  yikes

  8. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    It is a bit depressing that Google thinks HP is only fit to recommend for pustules and mucous-related subjects.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      +1   Yes, it is depressing.

  9. yecall profile image72
    yecallposted 9 months ago

    For reals.  Have you seen the menstruation one? Complete with graphic pad photos.  Bleh!!! Ah, well.  Freedom of speech, and I will shut up. Ha!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Good grief ! No, I have not seen that one.

  10. Sue Adams profile image91
    Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago

    Here is another one
    http://hubpages.com/health/Have-you-exa … poo-lately
    I wonder if that is a big money maker.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Good grief!  I was going to say earlier that it won't be long before someone writes about that. Well, there it is.

    2. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/2216483_f520.jpg

      This is too funny to pass.

      Though, I might be banned.

      My only defense is that I am linking to an already, happily hosted hub.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Someone was going to do it, you just beat them to it.

        1. Will Apse profile image90
          Will Apseposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          I hope I am not responsible for all the ads disappearing, lol.

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
            Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            lol   If they do disappear we all have a hand in the blame.

  11. Jodah profile image85
    Jodahposted 9 months ago

    I totally agree Phyllis. The military diet is a good hub but it has been on the front page for as long as I can remember and it is time for a change. The colours of snot, enough said. As has been suggested maybe different random hubs should show on the front page weekly or so, or highlight different authors or hubs with attractive photos and titles.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      That is a good idea, Jodah. The front page has to entice readers in to read and enjoy the site. And that page does need to change once a week.

  12. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 9 months ago

    I haven't been on the main page in a long time and maybe that's the reason. "Shades of Snot", is that any better than "How to Shave Your Butt" that keeps appearing on hubs as a recommended hub? That one is driving the Christians wild because of the subject matter and the photos on their hubs.

  13. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago

    "Shades of Snot" would be a great name for a band.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Horns up, FreddyCat!!

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I wonder what their hit song would be?  LOL

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
        Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Mucus Meltdown.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
          Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Very clever, Jesse.  lol

  14. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    "Shades of Snot" This could be their first cover:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-0NlSKAwow

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Good find, Kathryn.  cool

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
        Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I actually found the article to be very serious and informative! BTW big_smile
        (Yes, I read it!)

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
          Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Well, that is good. I am sure it is informative and well-written as others have mentioned.

 
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