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Do you take seriously an advice from a person with no hubs

  1. oderog profile image38
    oderogposted 8 years ago

    As I read through some post, I found out that some hubbers with 0 hubs giving advice on writing and earning here, do you bother reply or read these post

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image79
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Always. It's usually the best advice I hear.

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      rethansmithposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Unless the person overtly references their qualifications, then no.

    3. nicomp profile image58
      nicompposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Nope.

  2. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    That is a really hard question that requires a lot of thought AND a Single Word: NO!    smile

    1. RooBee profile image84
      RooBeeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto.

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    Yes if the person knows about google.  Google is used on lots of things and so is amazon affiliates.  I would listen to them about those things if that is what they were talking about.  They may have experience with google and how to earn money with it.

    1. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      @Peardive, it is good to read and find out what they are posting

      @annvans you are right, one should read and get what these people are talking about

  4. HealthCare Basics profile image81
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    I have a problem with that too. I think one should at least place a Hub into the system before being able to join in the forums. It's just how I feel about it.........

    1. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      But they might be having some useful tips even without starting a hub

    2. WLP4.0 profile image61
      WLP4.0posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I completely agree!  I sit back and read through hubs and not give advice until my feet are completley wet.

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    I have a problem with hubbers who have no hubs and no picture or profile even existing. I get comments from people like that and I just think, yeah, whatever. Coward.

    1. alekhouse profile image83
      alekhouseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like this response a lot. My sentiments exactly

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        ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I like this response a lot too!

        Does that mean that as I have 9 hubs, and a photo, I can say what I like? :-)

  6. my-success-guru profile image60
    my-success-guruposted 8 years ago

    It depends what the advice is. Just because they don't have Hubs doesn't mean they don't have worthy knowledge.

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      icatsandposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I do agree. I just joined so I have 0 hubs but it doesn't mean I may not have advice. I would be interested in blogging with anyone who checks out my site.

  7. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    One hubber was throwning a fit last night about HP's choice on advertising, and that is just a boring old argument.  If you do not like that this site has advertising then there are plenty of other options for running an ad free blog.

  8. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Well I guess it's good that we all think differently and have different opinions. And Believe WE are Right smile

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    you know that could be a hubber who has since left or just unpublished their hubs

    1. RooBee profile image84
      RooBeeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Dangit, Janetta. I wasn't thinking of that. You are one smart cookie. *fawns over Janetta yet again* smile

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The Captain fawns over both of his fav girls smile

        1. RooBee profile image84
          RooBeeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-love016.gif

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          Janettaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          and we're both fawning as well... wink

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        Janettaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        aww..I am batting my eyelashhes now--can u see?? lol big_smile

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe , but I wouldnt want Scientintology on my pages either,so I was interested to see if her/him's request was acknowleded.

  10. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    I take all advice with the spirit in which it was given.  If the advice is about writing, and I haven't read a word they've written, I might think twice about their input.  But, again, it depends on the information of which they are advising me.

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I like to read just incase they are saying something worth while.  No point in ignoring someone who may be trying to help if they are new.  They may know way more than me which wouldn't be much.  I do not know all the good stuff about google and amazon, but I sure would peer into any helpful info.

  12. oderog profile image38
    oderogposted 8 years ago

    Great response from participants on why one needs to have a hub in order to post

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    To add to my last comment, I have gotten in a forum and posted something only to be ignored and the information was something that I knew something about.  It was their choice to ignore it.  They lose, not me.

    1. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Next time write with bold "igonre at your own risks"

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        annvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I should thanks for the advice, lol.

  14. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    Ah yes, the whole "who the hell are you, noob?" mentality.

    I usually do take note of how long someone has been on HP, how many hubs they have, and sometimes, fans.

    I try not to be nasty to people who are new. I can tell if they are going to gel in here or not. Some don't, and I usually just say nothing and move on.

    pgrundy has a point though. Some hubbers have been on HP for months, maybe even years, with no hubs, or a picture, and yet they are still here for some reason which eludes me.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe they are here , because they can be...
      But to be honest I dont take advice from just anybody , it helps to see if their mouth matches up with action ( their own hubs) etc...

    2. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Probably they want to see if hubpages can work or are promoting products to stay too long without posting

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    Maybe those are the ones who do have hubs and made another account so they can go around telling everyone everything.

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Makes sense. A two-face like operation. One profile for being nice, another for raining down fire and ice!

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        annvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Or maybe they just like to run around giving advice to see what others say, lol.

  16. RavynSteel profile image76
    RavynSteelposted 8 years ago

    Everyone has to start somewhere - we all began our accounts on here with no hubs - does that mean we were all less knowledgable until our first hub was published? Seems a bit snobbish to me, ignoring a person's advice simply because they haven't done a hub yet!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You have a good point, however I wouldn't say it is snobbish.

      If someone gives out advice, I usually want to see something they have written or know something about their background.

      There are several forum "advisers" here who have been on HubPages for a long time, have many, many excellent articles and are earning well. These things make their advice seem more valid. All of us have learned by experience.

    2. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ravynsteel, don't loose your temp, just be cool, knowledge is knowledge whether you have published or not

  17. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    However, the point is Hubpages does not have a lot of control over who advertises, etc.  I think the noob comment was over the top too.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      They have some control and choose not to excersise it. It's business. Period. You can make some money based upon ethics, emotion and good feeling. You can make a whole lot more by focusing on the money. And, to be honest, that would be classed as the better business model.

      Anyway. The OP's question *smiles* Absolutely not smile

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I just choose not to get worked up over certain ads.  I thought the Scientology ads were kind of funny actually.  My dad did some electrical work for a Scientology retreat, and while we do not agree with their ideas, they were pretty humorous.  If people are adults I think they should do enough research to know any ad is usually just promoting themselves in a good light.  L Ron Hubbard ads have been on the television here in the US for years.

  18. WeddingConsultant profile image79
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    p.s. I was being sarcastic with my previous post.

  19. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I think that I would consider someone that does not contribute a hub after being here a month or so to be a lurker.  I would question their motives for being here.  The idea that they may be a second profile of an existing member makes sense, but I can't imagine what someone would get out of it.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      you make lurking sound a bad thing Pete (j/k),but seriously though ,its cool to have some boundaries.

      All adverts are quite parasitic in their nature,and I dont like the 'used feeling' so yea would be good business to have an element of respect (goodwill) for all parties. Like choice.

  20. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    People with no hubs have no experience or reputation when it comes to discussing hub making and hub earning.

    Worse than that is if they have only a few hubs and they're all "How To Hub" hubs.

    The best way to learn is to do. Trying different methods. Experimenting.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image79
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.

      It would be like a soccer coach who's never played soccer. Would you take them seriously?

      1. oderog profile image38
        oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        For purpose of entertainment I would

  21. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 8 years ago

    Yeah its usually just a paid guy to make an account leave comments on specific topics with a script and leave. I've seen it before.

  22. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Some of the hubbers with no hubs giving advice, might actually be long-standing hubbers who have just made a new alter-ego identity.  Then, they do know what they're talking about.  You just never know!

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      annvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That is what I would think it is.

  23. traceye profile image78
    traceyeposted 8 years ago

    What an amusing forum topic.

    It's a bit unfair to assume that just because a person doesn't have a lot of hubs that they know nothing about making money here or even how to build a hub. 

    I have a lot of experience off-hubpages in many different areas of affiliate marketing and making money online, and while I'm relatively new to hubpages (at least in realising the potential of what you can acheive here) I certainly wouldn't call myself a newbie or say my advice is worthless.

    As some other hubbers have mentioned, don't judge a hubber by his cover, listen to what he or she has to say and THEN decide if their advice is worth taking or not.

    Tracey wink

  24. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    I've never really thought much about this issue, though ive noticed it many times.
    They may be experts where they are coming from, testing the waters to see if they'll like HP. If its worth their while.
    Im very open when it gets to learning. I've learnt a thing or two from people who dont know as much as i do. Online and offline, so, i give everyone a chance to impart what they know.
    I always thirst for knowledge. From any source, as long as i learn something from it.

  25. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I would say they are Russian spies. I am willing to listen if they give up a nice cabbage Piroshki.

  26. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Yeah Blonde, let's incarcerate them and force them to eat your boiled cabbage and fish heads.

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Haha okie doke Cindy the one-two three, tie them up with my nylons it is, that is after they hand over the Piroshkis.

  27. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Get them to bring over some prawns.  I'm having one of those cravings.  Think I might go out and have a nice juicy steak with prawns on the side

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ohhhhhhhhhhh you just had to mention that to me ohhhhhhhh you have done it now....

  28. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Delicious succulent king prawns, dripping in garlic butter

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  29. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I am going to be dreaming about this tonight you wait and see, torn between a prawn dream and an erotic one
    http://www.howtocookfish.info/recipes/crustaceans/prawns/tiger-prawn-pic.jpg
    POSSIBLE DREAM
    http://www.webwombat.com.au/lifestyle/fashion_beauty/images/jackman-1.jpg
    DESIRED DREAM

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    aquaseaCreativeposted 8 years ago

    Is that Hugh?


    In defence of the newbies.. it takes a little time to become acclimatised and the forums actually do help with that. I wouldn't presume to tell anyone how to work the site.. but I can chat about other stuff.

    You will have to just await my hubs.

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it is Hugh he looks a lot different I have to say but a much better option than a prawn.....then again...mmmmm

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    aquaseaCreativeposted 8 years ago

    How did you know about my desired dream Poet? lol

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I have this gift, this incredible gift to forsee these things. I am not a greedy gal I will share the dream with you. do you want the shrimp half or Hugh smile smile

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        aquaseaCreativeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't expect haaalf. You got there first.
        Maybe once you tire of hugh, you could put in a good word.

        1. blondepoet profile image79
          blondepoetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yes sure I can do that for you. The problem we are facing here is I won't tire of him, so I am going to have to use a timer, so we can swap half-time. smile smile

  32. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 8 years ago

    It's possible they're an established member and they're just asking under a new profile to hide their identity.

  33. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I think it depends on what the advice is about.  If it's something non-HubPages-specific, I wouldn't think twice about taking it seriously (if it generally looked like someone knew what they were talking about; and it usually shows when people do know what they're talking about).

    If it were about HubPages specifically, I wouldn't take it too seriously.  There are some things that only time on HubPages helps someone know about.  True, it could be one of those "alter-egos" - but I'd wonder, then, "Why not post the answer under the name/avatar that shows all the person's writing?"

  34. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I would just like to point out that even those who are new to hubpages may have vast Internet experience, know and fully understand SEO and have other successful businesses online that have been profitable for many years.

    1. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes you are right

  35. Late2class profile image76
    Late2classposted 8 years ago

    Don't know if it happens on this site, but like on ebay, people have a login for posting auctions and then a seperate log in they use for posting on the forum.  That way it keeps people from bash or spamming an auction due to something they said.

    Here on hp, I could see it if they want to say rude things and then not have to worry about people hitting the "no" I don't like that hub button at the bottom.

    1. oderog profile image38
      oderogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I have never use ebay but it looks quite different from hp.You can report or ignore posts that you think are spams

 
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