I really believe this place is what we make of it. So far I have heard a lot of whining and complaining (not here - in other threads) about this and that ill, or this and that slight, and what it really comes down to for me is this: this is a great place to write and publish. You wanna whine and complain and look for things to gripe about? You can. You wanna make money, you can - you wanna just write, you can. You wanna do it all? You can do that too. We are the ones who make up this place, and if we allow ourselves to become petty and miserable, we are the ones who will suffer for it. There's room for everybody, but no place is perfect - not with people in it I find that the more I apply myself to writing and chatting up interesting people in the forums, the more I enjoy myself here.
I don't think it's evolved since I've been here. It's pretty much the same and you get out of it what you put in. I see a lot of the seasoned members getting annoyed at newbies asking questions that have been asked dozens of times... but the funny thing is its the same annoyed members that keep stating that instead of just passing on to another thread... there are a lot of elitist attitudes here that I tend to ignore.
Yeah some of the vets in here have this attitude of - hey, look at me, I've been here longer than you, bow down and worship me. - Its absurd really, and I find it quite amusing. Some are quite cool though, like Ghost, Eaglekiwi, Aevans, Sandrarinck, etc quite a number in any case.
Every one of those hubbers you mentioned are awesome people and a credit to HP. And there are hundreds more that you havent mentioned. I have only come accross a small handfull of elitists here and I tend to stay out of their conversations or not reply to them. I'm not here for controversy or to make enemies. I'm here to expand my knowledge and to share my knowledge and if that hurts the sensibilities of some of those elitist, I really don't care. I know what works for me, what has been working for me and that is all that I share. I never share anything that I don't try or use myself and I think that comes out pretty clear in what I write.
Yea Im cool Got the shades to prove it Tis like high school ,in a way Bullies and ho-ho's like to play Meet some strong real people,thats good luck But the real truth Im here, is to make an honest buck
Yeah, and whenever you have a brush off with a vet, all the other vets line up behind their own, and tell you, hey quiet down, dont have an opinion, kiss his or her ass! I get that all time, WHO CARES IF YOU'VE BEEN IN HERE A MILLION YEARS? We're all equal in a virtual world. Gosh, the vanity! Ha ha ha ha ha
I made a forum thread called "Hubpages Cheerleaders". You would have been amused at how many people fell into the trap of the title. It was a war of hubpages friends against each other. All they were missing was some pom pom's.
Ha ha ha ha you kidding me! Its a friggin' joke. They're like little kids with the stroking of their egos and all. I laugh. If it was real life, I bet you my life savings many of them wouldn't be half as proud as they are in here. I'm dead sure of it!
devolved. I was told it is informational yet I see a lot of personal gossip hubs. How can that be considered an authoritative site with people's personal lives. Personal experiences are the not the type of information it was designed for.
I think too that sometimes we forget that HP is not only a social network, it is a business. As a business it is here to make money. Bringing personal stuff into HP also brings traffic as do the "pictures only" hubs.
A few days ago, I started a suggestion thread to "add a page" function for very long hubs that way we clone the first page and just continue instead of writing a whole new title and tags and everything else... I stated that HP had evolved from its original intent on being an authoratative site by allowing poets and fiction writers, only to be bombarded with vets saying it hadn't evolved. I mean how can I argue I've only been here 4 months not 2 or 3 years.
That's when I thought you were a poor sensitive soul. But in the past few weeks you have been incredibly rude to a lot of people. End of conversation, I'm not going to let you turn another thread into being all about you.
The entire first year of HubPages there were no forums. If you had any questions, you'd just write directly to the Hub team and they'd get right back to you.
The function of the Hubs and features have evolved, some of them radically, but as the site has grown, the influx of the mainstream internet population has brought a lot of pettiness and effluvia to the forums. I'm rather disappointed in how HubPages has chosen to handle that aspect of their community.
I haven't been here long enough to say if its evolved or not.
I will say that the newbies and the elitists get beat up on quite frequently. I find it sad that the newbies get trounced on by people who've been here say 4 months...not sure why they like to trounce, Hub Pages is open for anyone to write.
I like the forum over all - you can speak your mind.
I belong to a message board (that I rarely post on anymore), you have to pay $5.00 a month to view the "premium" forums (like religion) and its is so over-moderated. If you say BOO the wrong way, your thread will be closed in an instant. They even have on their intro page the "Goodbye" and "Farewell" threads are not welcome & will be pulled immediately - its like a big brother site.
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