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I'd like feedback on my Hub: Heaven's Gate ( what will you do when you get there

  1. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Heaven's Gate ( what will you do when you get there?). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You've written 260 hubs - so you should be able to spot the issues right away.

      Text needs splitting up into smaller capsules with sub-headings. You don't have a relevant image. The layout is poor.

      https://hubpageshelp.com/standards/Lear … iting-Tips

      1. davidkaluge profile image73
        davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You made the first comment here and I have already bookmarked the link you sent so I can visit it later. It means I welcome your criticism and I did not respond negatively. That is not the same with the other criticism, as you called it.

    2. jackclee lm profile image78
      jackclee lmposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      The sure way to get featured is to follow my hub "How to create a hub and get featured". The trick is to know what the automated QAP of HubPages expect and provide it...It has little to do with the content subject matter... I proved it with my hub on "Ideal debate format". Do a search and read up, you will understand.

      1. davidkaluge profile image73
        davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You made the best contribution that will benefit a new hubber and others who are not aware of such. That should be the reason this forum was born.

      2. davidkaluge profile image73
        davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You made the best contribution that will benefit new hubbers and old ones who are not aware of such. I trust it is why this forum was born.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 months ago

    Are any of your Hubs featured? I'd be surprised if they are if the quality of English in this one is typical of your writing.

    "Won’t you wonder “are am actually at the right place (heaven’s gate)?” Should be "am I actually ...

    "... to see if there would open easily for you to enter?" Should be "to see if they would ...

    "Most of the freedom humanity and Nations enjoy today were dreams that was started by some men." How about "Most of the freedoms humanity and nations enjoy today were dreams that were started by people."?

    Some sentences are garbled in such a way that they are hard to understand. Example: "Few people did not only reached the heaven’s gate but they also stood there or even lay down knocking and waiting patiently for it to open, no matter how long it would take, because they are certain it is the gate they dreamt of, desired, and would love to enter."

    1. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Your comment is understood. However, I only tried the suggested link of "I'd like a feedback..." it is unfortunate that you decided to be rude than to assist like the first comment. It is an old hub and I am aware that I have to revisit most of the old hubs. The errors in the hub can be avoided by spending more time on hub and read it over again. That is how I am able to get featured hubs. I usually go back and revisit some hubs when time permits. Thanks.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 months ago

    Like others have said, it's pretty low quality.  No pictures or interactivity, such as polls.  No videos.  Big blocks of text not broken up.  There's lots of great advice at the HP help center.

    I suspect that some of your hubs have not been written by yourself.  I reported one for copied content, but I suspect there may be many more!  If you aren't prepared to obey copyright laws then it's probably best for yourself and HP that you cease writing/copying and pasting, and delete your profile.

    1. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I will like to know the hub you mentioned on copyright issues. Must all hubs have pictures, videos etc? I think you do not have any thing to contribute.

    2. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You made no contribution here. I would like to know the hub you mentioned on copyright issues. If I spend the same time you spend writing a hub then you will know that you are not better than I am. Moreover, you should be reasonable to know that we are learning and some people here use English as a second language and typing errors do occur.

      1. theraggededge profile image95
        theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Please do not request feedback if you don't want it. You ask why a hub is not featured and you are given honest and straightforward responses. No-one is going to sugar-coat the truth. Having 260 hubs, you should be tough enough to take criticism. It's how you learn and progress.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image90
          DrMark1961posted 2 months ago in reply to this

          With 260 articles, I guess we cannot call him a ruebie. How about just rude?
          Although, he has had an impressive page count. Only 7 years and he already has 10,000. Wow!

          1. davidkaluge profile image73
            davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            I wonder what you are doing here.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image90
              DrMark1961posted 2 months ago in reply to this

              This is a public forum. You put this question out there and anyone can read it and be amazed at your rudeness.

              1. davidkaluge profile image73
                davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                Don't be amazed, we are family. I am only responding to those who say I steal other people's work. You know what that means. The first comment here said poor layout etc I did not leave any bad comment on that. It is easier to say, there are mistakes in your articles and bad English but not saying I steal other people's work.

        2. davidkaluge profile image73
          davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Is it criticism when someone says you steal other people's work? The second comment pointed out some mistakes which is understandable and welcomed. You have to think again.

      2. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
        PaulGoodman67posted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Why am I offering criticism?

        1.  The poster requests feedback on why his article(s) might fail the HP QAP.
        2.  It's a public forum and anyone can participate as long as they obey some basic rules and standards of behavior.

        I am always suspicious when someone who clearly has an unsteady command of English grammar and spelling can also apparently produce technical articles using a completely different "voice" with a higher standard of English.  If you wrote all your articles yourself, then you have nothing to worry about and my suspicions are unfounded.

        1. davidkaluge profile image73
          davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          It is not criticism because you claim I steal other people's work. I have research works that I spent months to write and there are featured hubs. You do not expect the same when I write and publish an inspirational hub within 1 or 2 hours. The longer time one stays on a hub the better. There are better ways of doing criticism, as you termed it.

        2. davidkaluge profile image73
          davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          If you are a writer then you should know that people have different talents in writings. That is why a writer can write on different genre. Moreover, some people can easily change their writing style. Next time the voice changes then check the type of work. Some suggested using "Some people" not "some men" well it is a matter of style. William Shakespeare must have been a victim as well.

          1. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
            PaulGoodman67posted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Your English is not good enough for writing articles online.  You don't appreciate how bad it is, because you don't understand the language well enough.  Comparing yourself to William Shakespeare does you no favors. 

            I can forgive your inadequate language skills, however.  I do find plagiarism pretty despicable, though, so I hope that you really are a doctor/medical expert and wrote all those other technical hubs.  When I picked out paragraphs and googled them, I found that they also featured on other people's websites.  Either you are a plagiarist, or they are.

            1. davidkaluge profile image73
              davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Well, it is a fact that not all those who are English know the standard English usage. However, you are not in the position to decide a good English because you are not an expert in it. We have professors of English who can teach you better. It is just that you have a negative mindset if not you will read some of the comments on my hubs where people sought permission to use my work. There are many of them on the comment.  I wrote most of the research work alone while those that involved team work was stated on the title. You do not tell me what style to use in writing or who to compare with. It is unfortunate that someone who used they and there correctly in the same article would be attacked for using it wrongly in a single sentence. Even those without brains should know.
              Like you noted, as a medical expert, I do not spend the same time you spend writing a hub because I am not writing for the money. But whenever I put my time in it that is where you see the difference.
              I started hub pages when you can't publish a work already on any other site. It will be spotted and the hubber informed. Then hubpages was not a money making site. That was when I joined.

      3. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        If English is your second language, I'm afraid HubPages is not the place for you until you have achieved a very high level of fluency.  It is not the place to learn or improve your English!   HubPages wants articles which are written in fluent colloquial English to please its main audience, which is native English speakers.

        If you feel you have a message to share, then you should consider moving your Hubs to your own blog, or join forums where your English will not be a stumbling block.

        Typing errors do occur but there is no excuse for them in a Hub. As a writer, it's your job to check for those before you publish and it's easily done if you write in a word processing program and then transfer to HubPages.

        1. davidkaluge profile image73
          davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Well, it is a fact that not all those who are English know the standard English usage.There are English professors who can teach you better English. Therefore you are wrong. Moreover, people have the right to speak out no matter how they can air their voices. 
          I am aware that my problem is read my hubs over and over again before publishing. Those that I read over are those I used for academic purposes. An inspiration just comes and I write without reading it over and over again. That is spending more time on the hub.
          There are instances I wondered if I actually wrote a hub I published because I saw some mistakes I did not know was there. The best is to leave the hub and come back to it after some days by then it is easier to pick out errors.
          I started on hubpages when it was not a money making site. I joined it as a place where everyone is free to air his or her voice. You won't decide who stays on hubpages because you are making money thereby denying others their right. However, the site improved by choosing to feature quality hubs. That alone should tell any writer who wants more to improve on his/her hub. That is why when I want a hub featured I go back to it and work on it.
          The world is a big place for anyone to be silent because of inadequate command of English.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            I'm sorry, but you did not start on HubPages when it was not a money making site.  HubPages was never a philanthropic, altrustic site; it has always been about returning a profit for it's founders, and that means making money. 

            That HP was generous in providing server space to those that wished to write without the aim of making money is to their credit, but when that generosity began to destroy the primary purpose it was necessary to curtail it considerably.  HP will absolutely decide who stays, and the primary objective will always be "Does it earn a return?".

            So yes, the world is a big place for anyone to be silent, but the servers of HP are not.  They are limited, they cost to maintain and operate, and that cost must be met not by the charity of investors but by earning a monetary profit.

            1. davidkaluge profile image73
              davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Well, that depends on what you understand as money making. At the early stages, hubbers can decide to add advert etc on their hubs but as time goes on hub pages started adding google adverts etc on hubs. I am saying because even when I was told that I can add advert, I did not know how to do that so I was not earning. That is the difference.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                David, I joined before you did.  HubPages was about making money even then.  If you didn't want to sign up and earn anything, that was your choice - and it still is, actually - but it has not changed in all that time.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image92
            Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            HubPages has always been a money-making site. Do you think the owners of the site are running expensive servers and paying staff because they want people to be able to express themselves?   Of course not!

            Years ago, HubPages could afford to let anyone write anything because even poorly written articles could earn money.  Nowadays that's not true, and HubPages has realised that poor quality articles are harming its income potential.  That's why they are now demanding magazine-quality articles.

            No one is saying you should be silent because of an inadequate command of English. There are thousands of other places where you can express yourself freely on the internet.

            1. davidkaluge profile image73
              davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              well, I recall not being able to place advert on my hubs because then it was left for a hubber to do that. I do not know if it is still the same now but I know google adverts can now appear on hubs. That is the difference. When I started I was not earning and I do not know if the site was earning.
              I am not saying there is no need to write quality hubs. I trust there is always something new to learn. Is there any site where quality does not matter?

  4. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    jackclee lmposted 2 minutes ago in reply to this

    The sure way to get featured is to follow my hub "How to create a hub and get featured". The trick is to know what the automated QAP of HubPages expect and provide it...It has little to do with the content subject matter... I proved it with my hub on "Ideal debate format". Do a search and read up, you will understand.

    You made the best contribution that will benefit new hubbers and old ones who are not aware of such. I trust it is why this forum was born.

  5. Glenis Rix profile image83
    Glenis Rixposted 2 months ago

    Shooting from the hip, Paul. But good points well made.

  6. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    It is unfortunate that someone who used they and there correctly in the same article would be attacked for using it wrongly in a single sentence. Even those without brains should know.

  7. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    Why is it that even the world greatest writers work with Editors?

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Look, people have been trying to help you by responding for your request for feedback. Although you have published 260 hubs, only 7 are visible. Surely that must tell you that there is a problem?

      Your writing is not bad - you are expressing your thoughts quite well. However, HubPages is desperately trying to rebrand itself from a site for writers to a collection of sites for readers. In accordance with that aim, they are getting stricter with the Quality Approval Process - which is what is preventing your hub from being published. You will probably find that your other seven hubs will also fall foul of the system over time.

      It depends what you want from HubPages - a place where you can keep your writing but no-one else can read it, or somewhere to publish and share your views. If it is the latter, then you will have to improve your English language skills.

      The Learning Center can help you to build quality hubs. https://hubpageshelp.com/

      Grammarly can help with phrasing and grammar issues. https://www.grammarly.com/

      Hemingway can help you tighten and refine your writing. https://www.grammarly.com/

      1. davidkaluge profile image73
        davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your suggestion. The last link is the same as the second link. Hubpages suggested that Hubbers update their hub from time to time to meet standards so I agree that some hubs may not be featured. Like I said, I shall find time to go through my hubs again.

      2. davidkaluge profile image73
        davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        The site requires login and there is no sign up section.

        1. theraggededge profile image95
          theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          I'm sure you can work it out, David, many of us have. Google is useful too big_smile

          1. davidkaluge profile image73
            davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks for your assistance. At least I have gained something here. I contacted the site and they replied.

  8. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 2 months ago

    Have you ever thought about writing in your native tongue?

    You are not going to change anything here by getting upset.

    1. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      It is not a matter of getting upset. I am only giving people back what they gave to me. If someone says you steal other people's work then it is not a nice thing to say. I have written a hub that contains my native language. It is a matter of the subject of the hub.

  9. SakinaNasir53 profile image78
    SakinaNasir53posted 2 months ago

    Hi...your hub idea is good...but you need to split up the text under appropriate sub-headings. Add appropriate images which will bring beauty to your hub. Good luck !

    1. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Okay. I shall look into it. Thanks for your suggestion.

  10. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    A hub I published in 2011 was used as a term paper by someone in 2012 https://www.essays24.com/Book-Reports/E … 0649.html. How can Hubpages think I copied

  11. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    Maybe I have to do the job of hubpages by contacting the site support@essays24.com

  12. davidkaluge profile image73
    davidkalugeposted 2 months ago

    sent to support@essays24.com

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    A great part of my article http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … ce-of-life was found on your site https://www.essays24.com/Book-Reports/E … 60649.html  by https://www.essays24.com/user/scarletheart.html. I do not intend to stop people from using my work but kindly write hubpages for permission to use my work. However, I should have been informed earlier.
    Thanks

  13. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 months ago

    I don't think you should worry too much about random students stealing your (rather brief) personal viewpoints on religion, written in shaky English. 

    It's those doctors and other professionals who are copying and pasting your hubs on childbirth etc., written in good English, that you should be most concerned about!  wink

    1. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      It is obvious you want us to have more fun. That is why we are here.

    2. davidkaluge profile image73
      davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I think you made a point but I trust they should be able to reference where they found it. That is how to write a research work. I am not against people using my idea.

      1. theraggededge profile image95
        theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You should be concerned if other people are passing your work off as their own. Referencing is one thing; stealing is something else altogether.

        1. davidkaluge profile image73
          davidkalugeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          You are right about that.

 
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