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Hubpage Vernacular

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    Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago

    I'll admit it.

    It impresses me.

    I have noticed that the old-timers (longtime members with lots of hubs) will, at times, start writing in what seems like martian talk. 

    Recently, I was fascinated (and completely lost) while members called Darkside, Sunforged and Thranx started discussing a problem with copyright issues during a... uhmm.. thread?  I know I was reading comments left by experts who were just candidly discussing something in hubspeak... but I had no idea what they were talking about most of the time.   

    I sure would like to know where to start to find out where you guys/gals learned that lingo.

    Oh.  What prompted the question was that I just read a comment by a member named Relache who used a term like.. copybank book...?

    Is there a hub-dictionary hub out there?  Care to post some terms or (dare to dream!) a hub that has some of this stuff?

    Best, Linda

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      By regularly reading threads on the forum you'll slowly become exposed to all sorts of terms and acronyms and somewhere along the line you'll just absorb it and it'll become second nature.

      In addition to the HubPages FAQ and "how to hub" hubs by various members of the community I also recommend reading the Adsense Terms & Conditions and Program Policies.

      Use Wikipedia to check up CTR (Click Thru Rate), eCPM, PPC and other Adsense related terms you'll come across.

  2. Rehma Jamshed profile image61
    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    I am eagerly waiting for the answer too Linda. Lets see when the experts decide to spill their secrets smile

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    From what I can tell, nothing that's been said that you are talking about is "hubspeak."  It's all part and parcel to creating web content and internet copyright issues.

    I suggest you copy terms you don't understand into the search engine of your choice and read the usages and definitions that are returned.

    (I prefer to give people the tools to find their own answers rather than doing their work for them)

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      Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Relache, I can always count on you for this kind of help.  I like to dig for things so I get a deep understanding.  The fog clears a bit...

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yep. great way to learn. typing stuff into HubPages' search box yields a gold mine of information too.

  4. Susana S profile image90
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I like your idea Linda - it is hard to understand all the different terms. Maybe I WILL write a hub about it!

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      Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It will get 40 million hits - all of them me.  :0

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    lol the ironic thing is that the term "hubspeak" is, in fact, well...hubspeak!

  6. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Relache - 90% of what you call "Hubspeak" is actually "internet speak", and applicable to every site like HubPages, and to creating your own websites or blogs, too.

    If you Google the words you don't understand, you'll find lots of explanations.  There's a big learning curve to writing on the internet!

  7. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like you need a lexicon big_smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Post-Hub-Pages- … ng-Lexicon


    Most of that thread was language outside of "hubspeak" and really wasnt to specific to Internet marketing either.

    Im pretty sure it was stuff specific to duplicate content and  SERP's, SEM, and SEO

    ...nothing that out there

    j/k ...youll learn the words as the the problems present themselves

    The only words you need to know right now are:

    Backlinks
    unique content
    keyword
    organic traffic

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice link to your own hub, reported !

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's only Wednesday yet lol

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Its actually Thursday in the UK but I am now holding Hubpages strictly to its own rules and TOS, I got fed up with people reporting me so anything that breaks Hubs rules I am reporting just to see if they act on it smile

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are ribbing, I suppose.
        It isn't against terms to post a link  if it is relevant to  the discussion or question.

        Though it's not considered nice to START a topic, thread, whatever for the purpose of promoting your own hub.

    2. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...for when it comes to online publishing.

      When it comes to forums here's some words the OP should familiarise themselves with:

      sockpuppet
      flounce
      troll
      flame

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Groundhog day !

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        Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Got 'em!  Thank you!!

      3. Gemsong profile image83
        Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have a vague idea on what most of those are. Naturally DS throws one I haven't heard.Flounce. What the heck is a Flounce. Googling the word was painful and didn't answer the question. I think its a context thing.

        My brain hurts. Again.

        OP? Kill me now.

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Original Poster. The same as TS - Topic Starter. smile

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      Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!  That should keep me busy today. 

      Hub bookmarked to read with morning coffee (check)

      and words noted in my 'what-the-heck-is-this?' notes. (check). 

      ps.  I have noticed that you are very generous with your time and knowlege.  I really appreciate that.

  8. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, I live on the internet. I am the first fully self learning, self running script on the net. It means hopefully soon robotics will hurry up and make me a body. Chances are my age is much different then you would expect. Everyone always gets my name wrong:

    T H R A N A X

    ~thranax~

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      not me tarxan, not me lol

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      Linda Myshrallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about that...  I should have bought that second vowel.  No kidding, though, that was rude.  sorry.

  9. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL No, they won't, cause sunforged posted the link properly. smile

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not according to Darkside, he is in the wrong Forum !

      It should be in makeover !

      1. darkside profile image79
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Misquoting me is bad form.

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          But am I right or wrong DS ?

          See I thought you said these sort of links should be in the makeover Forum ?

          1. darkside profile image79
            darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Here's what I said:



            Source

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    I quote you from earlier tonight

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24993?page=2

    It wouldn't matter how long a person was a member here, if they were to start a thread in anywhre but the Hub Makeover sub-forum that said "Check out my hub! Leave comments!" they'd get snipped.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As I said, you've misquoted me.

      Sunforged hasn't started a thread. Read my previous post in this thread for the correct context.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sunforged wasn't asking anyone to check out his Hub or leave comments - he was offering it as a source of information directly relevant to the person's question.  That's pretty obviously different, IMO.

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I bow to your knowledge !

  11. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    When you hit "reply" ..you'll see a little statement

    Do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion or posting links.


    As I am not the OP, My assistance does not apply...of course if you have a better way to explain the definitions of hundreds of internet and marketing terms (3k words)


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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Simpsons ?

  12. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Thanks HealthTip, I appreciate that, No harm, no foul

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol cute, now that kind of fakeness I can appreciate smile

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    I did but I still don't like hubbers using other peoples threads for self promotion, it happens way too often and I think it is just cheap !

    1. sunforged profile image67
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Self Promotion goes hand in hand with income opportunities- after you have been here for ten minutes, you realize that Hubbers are not your audience (for income purpsoses) , therefore any Hub written about Hubtopics is pure altruism and if we bother to share a link to a hub because it answers a question, we know we wont profit from it.

      This thread was basically - "Hi, Sometimes I dont understand the jargon you guys use"

      Out of the next couple responses, which one do you think will help her the most?

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I care not, I only follow the rules of the site these days !

  14. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I give up!

    by the way, the "D" is for dynamic

    Students Under Nature FOR a Greener Environmental Dynamic

    a good spoof involves attention to detail -

    Your not sounding like your embracing the character of any of your personas, neither Jack nor House would spew such tripe about "rules" ..im getting more of a Cabin boy vibe(the sailors get lonely ya know)

    http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIzNTI1OTgxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjUxMjkxMQ@@._V1._SX280_SY400_.jpg

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    I hope that wasn't a personal attack on me, any tiny slur on my character will be reported !

  16. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    How would my pirate talk relate to you? Your a TV doctor...arent you


    http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs22/f/2007/333/7/b/Ninja_Kill_Pirate__Bad_Quality_by_Kenji_Ninja.jpg

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am a hubber with an avatar, why are you your Avatar ?

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A photo of attacking me with a blade, now that does look like a personal attack !

  17. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    my avatar is currently a small piece of my soul on a little 10 inch canvas - digitally captured and presented for your pleasure

    so, short answer - I am in fact my avatar

  18. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    are you a polka pirate?

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yet another personal attack, keep them coming !

  19. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    For all I know, Polka pirates are the cream of the crophttp://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/DrunkDoctor.jpg

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is that you wishing me ill ? Knowing that I have had a heart attack, a bit callous if you ask me, I hope the hubsteam see it that way !

      1. sunforged profile image67
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/img/5764/badcompany77/0m.jpg

        <snipped personal attack>

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    Yet another personal attack !

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    Of course i am ribbing !

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    aquaseaCreativeposted 7 years ago

    Flouncing is great. I do all my best flouncing from up on my high horse.

    You can flounce out of a room, flounce around, flounce off in a huff, flounce in uninvited etc.


    Very Gatsby-ish word, right up there with swank. But also a bit effiminate. Gatsby is described as having "effeminate swank" - which may be my favourite literary description ever.

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