I am going to be the moderator in this challenge, and i am going to be fishing out hubs without quality in this contest,so always visit this forum for the lists,and you are also welcomed to post any hub of low quality during the challenge. When posting, please indicate one or two points of error in your choiced hub.
Has the HubPages team asked (or accepted) you to volunteer, or is this something you're doing on your own?
Hey accofranco, thanks for the thought, but we don't need any additional moderation and plus, this is a challenge that will hopefully help our quality improve along the way.
I'm going to leave this thread up, but I'm locking it due to the fact that you're actually not a moderator of the Hub Challenge.
Also, as a note -- all of us here at HubPages are always open to Hubbers helping out and coming up with great ideas for our community (look at the HubNugget/HubMob teams), but before declaring anything like this, please give us a shout first so that we can talk about all of the details and what-not.
So, once again accofranco, thanks for the thought, but could you please ask a member of the HubPages team before declaring anything like this again? It makes everything way less confusing.
Hmm who appointed you God? There has always been the ability to flag a hub as sub-standard - use it
Thanks Lissie for your honest comment,but this one is above flagging a hub,this is to ensure standard here on hubpages though, the motive of the challenge might not just be quality,but quality is highly needed before hubpages database gets flooded with substandard hubs, don't you think it makes sense?
No there is no difference - there are several options to flag a hub - the relevant ones are probably:
# Spam - Solely promotes another site, especially when Hub links all point to one site
# Low Quality - Empty, nearly empty or could not be useful or interesting to anyone
I think you can be assured that hubpage management know exactly how to protect their site in the face of "spammers" - they have pretty darn well to date and every hub I've seen tagged with hubchallenge has been nowhere near spam
Unless so Lissie. I will then sit back at the pool side and observe things then. Thanks for the guidiance, respect.
Yep... No need to appoint anyone or to appoint oneself. The HubPages team should cover it as usual.
This is a very weird thing to do. However, after Mark Knowles published his flurry of husb this morning I can see that my inbox could quite quickly become full up with new hubs by hubbers who I am fans of. Apologies if I don't reply to them all or leave messages etc, I am rather busy at the moment (hence not taking part in the challenge).
I'm not comfortable with this at all.
I am very, VERY insecure about my writing (even though I'm sitting at a 100 author score, I know, I know!) and I didn't enter this as some kind of a contest. This, for me, was a "can I actually write 80,000 words in 30 days?" And if so "I can write a novel! Finally!" This was supposed to be something fun and encouraging.
I have, of course, put myself on the line here by saying that I'm insecure, but I'd prefer to be honest. What if you (or somebody else) doesn't *like* my hubs. Are you (they) then going to flag the hub because you don't agree with what I have written?
I'm sorry, but if there is a "moderator" to this challenge, I might just have to take my business somewhere else.
I think it'll be fine. We have enough people in the HubPages community that will flag poor hubs, as they have in the past. We won't see many Flagship type hubs floating around probably because of the challenge, but that doesn't mean once the challenge is done you can't go back and edit/optimize! Although that's why I opted to only do 30 as opposed to 100. I want to build better quality hubs with around 1500 or so words because I've noticed they bring in more traffic & usually more money. Plus I am going to be working in link juice along the way. Trying a whole new approach... will see how it goes.
@EM - I used to be insecure about my writing because there are some really good writers here on HubPages and, when I read their work, mine seems like chicken feed next to some. But then I realized, I'm still making money, so how much does it really matter?
I agree, I think that you're way overstepping your bounds. Flag a hub if you don't like it. The hubpages team will take care of the rest.
I don't like the thought of being called out on the carpet and having my hub posted publicly as "inferior" to somebody else's hub. How absolutely humiliating and how cruel that would be to do to someone who is genuinely trying!
I honestly don't think that anybody is in this challenge to "win." The reward is the Adsense earnings and it's awfully difficult to earn in Adsense if you aren't writing quality hubs.
I don't want to see a hub of mine called out on the carpet like that and publicly posted as being "inferior" and it would break my heart to see it happen to any of my friends, either.
I agree with everyone else here. There should not be a moderator here unless the hubpages staff tells us otherwise.
Anyone can flag a hub, or give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. There are no officially appointed moderators outside of the HubPages Team.
Thank you for clarifying that, Paul. So our hubs *aren't* going to be posted on the forums as flagged if another member feels they are "less than par?"
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