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The hub about hubs

  1. Hoodala profile image60
    Hoodalaposted 8 years ago

    I just want to make what I wrote in a recent hub clear to everyone so that I don’t get the entire Hubpages community mad at me for writing it.  I did a hub titled Making money online that takes some pretty serious shots at one of your friends and a person who I think most hubbers like fairly well.  I did not intend the hub to be a personal character assassination, but I do feel that the information provided by him is at best misleading and at worst intentionally deceitful.

    All I would ask is if you do happen to read the article is that you do so with an open mind and check out the facts as I presented them.  I wrote the hub with the intention of counteracting the misinformation that this person is providing, and that it seems a few are eating up as the gospel.  I am not trying to turn the community against him or imply that you should not take any advise that he is offering, just that you should be careful as to what information you choose to follow.

    When people provide poor information I fell it is the duty of any person who knows the information to be false to point out the flaws in their logic.  I bring this to these forums in hopes that it will not turn into a flaming war like so many other things here.  I am sure that some people will have some very strong feelings about this particular hub and I would hope that there is open and honest discussion about the facts.  That being said if you have any concerns about what I wrote then I will happily discuss them openly for everyone to see.


  2. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    You start off the hub with "There is nothing for sale here" then go and attack a hub that was actually made in response to a thread that was here at the forum.

    Then you attack another hub by the same author about his views about making money online. And you say this...

    Now I'm curious, that link at the end of the hub: How to make a website... what does that have to do with the article, and is it your site?

    1. kpfingaz profile image71
      kpfingazposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, you caught that too huh?

  3. kpfingaz profile image71
    kpfingazposted 8 years ago

    You don't have many friends do you? I smell jealousy of some sort. Are you mad because your subject whoever he/she is, is more popular than you are at hubpages?

    Sometimes its just good enough to just see things and not say anything. The things you mentioned on your hub are petty...and pointless.

    Oh by the way..."There's nothing for sale here." Followed by:

    That whole block...followed by the link at the end tells me you're no different...and you don't even know it.

  4. Hoodala profile image60
    Hoodalaposted 8 years ago

    The following was added below the link in the hub for anyone who didn't understand the irony of the opening "there is nothing for sale here"

    The above link is to one of my websites.  It is supported by advertising.  This hub is promotional.  I hope there is no confusion about that.  The statement above about this hub not selling anything was used for the purposes of irony.

    You caught me kpfingaz I don't have any friends and I thought this would be a good way to make them.  It surely didn't have anything to do with dispelling myths or giving better information.  I am so glad you could figure that out.  And yes sometimes it is okay to read something and just forget about it or let it go, but in all good democratic societies there are sometimes when it is your obligation to point out clearly misleading information to people who may otherwise not know better.

    1. darkside profile image84
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      There was confusion. But if I'm posting here commenting about it how many others will not say anything and think hypocrisy instead of irony?

      It's very easy to see it that way. I mean by the time a person has waded through that many words they can see you're very serious about what you're talking about.

      I am curious whether or not you were aware of the original thread that sparked the first hub that you dissected?

      It would probably put it in perspective from where Mark is coming from.

      Also on the Making Money Online hub he isn't selling anything dubious. Yes he has links, but nothing that is remotely resembles a scam. He has links to opportunities. And by the looks of it none of those opportunities require a person to pay.

      And there is an Amazon Capsule, but there's nothing wrong with those products he has displayed in the capsule or putting Amazon Capsules in a hub.

      I often see people make websites and blogs and all other manner of webpages selling stuff in which they have no idea. It's hilarious to read forum posts (elsewhere, not here) where people are asking tips, advice and direction on how they can increase their Adsense revenue on their site. When their site is all about making money from Adsense. They call that the blind leading the blind.

      I like to point those people in the right direction or if I don't have the time (or inclination) I just ignore them. I won't waste time publishing a long narrative aimed directly at that one specific person to try and bury them.

      Perhaps it's irony that a blog about "How to make a website" has the prevalent link Alan Hood going to a page that shows an error.

      Or perhaps not. But I'm not going to think you the worse for it or make a hub to highlight your indiscretion.

  5. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Frankly, I don't understand why you even bothered to do this research. You should be really bored probably smile Are you just trying to push Mark to revert his decision and start posting on forums again? wink

  6. Whitney05 profile image69
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Agreed with Darkside and Misha...

    I'm still confused about the entire hub...

    It's hard to make friends if you'r making fun of someone... just a tip...

    I do agree with this point, which is why I bid you to look at several of your own hubs with this same logic. More information with added RELEVANT points is the key to any proper discussion versus a one sided view or a poke fun of manner.

  7. dxdukes profile image61
    dxdukesposted 8 years ago