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did i do something wrong? my forum post was deleted. (?)

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    it was called "desperately seeking followers" and in it was a link to my new blog.

    i have seen lots of hubbers post links to their sites and blogs so i don't think it was self-promoting, and it was in this forum.

    i'm confused.

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/30174

      I don't know why they did this. I've never seen a forum thread deleted before.
      Maybe you could put the link on your profile page, so people can access your blog from there...

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cosette, if you see other Hubbers posting links to their sites for no reason, hit the "report" button.  We're not supposed to post links unless the link is directly relevant to the discussion in hand. 

      I frequently post links to Darkside's Hubs on Hubbing, for instance, because they answer people's questions better than I can. 

      People get away with "illegal" links because the moderators can't be everywhere at once.  But if you start a brand new thread with a link, you can almost guarantee it will be noticed and snipped or deleted very quickly.

  2. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, but we had to delete it because it was encouraging an activity prohibited by our forum rules.

    If you see other posts/threads where people are posting links to their blogs or looking for followers, please flag it. They will have to be removed, too.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      omgsh

      i should have checked first. i just assumed it was ok since i have seen others do it. i'm sorry about that.

      really? wow. well thank you.

    2. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Reading these rules of conduct I'm not sure if I could post cosette's link, as I have no interest in promoting it.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        what link? there is no link. there was one link and it was in my forum thread, which they immediately deleted.

        i wasn't asking you or anyone to promote me in any way. i was asking people to follow me at my blog because i have seen more than a few 'respected' hubbers do that (twitter, etc.) and assumed it was all right, as long as it was in the proper forum.

        i always try to repsect Hubpages' rules, and don't even put outgoing links in my comments as so many do.

        JEEZ! yikes whatever

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well, not being one to flag and report, i won't, but i have to say, yestreday i saw someone post a thread in this very same forum with a direct link to their new blog at an external site, yet no one deleted that thread. i have also seen all kinds of shameless self-promotion going on all over the place, including people posting links to their hubs in threads that have nothing to do with their thread, yet the mods do nothing about it.

      this just doesn't sit right with me and i am not going to be silent on the issue anymore. thank you.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sorry, but if you don't report it when you see it then it will continue. Like someone else said, the mods can't be everywhere all the time.

        You can't have it both ways...

  3. GL Bell profile image61
    GL Bellposted 7 years ago

    I am sure it was cause by you not leaving enough positive comments on my hub...

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    and what do you mean by "Reading these rules of conduct I'm not sure if I could post cosette's link, as I have no interest in promoting it."?

    you imply that there is something wrong with my blog. everything on my blog is rated G. gosh, i guess blogging about coco chanel. arthur c clarke and eames art is pretty scandalous all right roll

    you make it sound like it has objectionable content or something, which it does not. the only conflict with HubPages' TOS was the fact that it was an external link, period. what is your point anyway?

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    TMinutposted 7 years ago

    I thought Haunty was wondering if he/she could do it for you since he has no monetary interest in it.

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You were right. smile

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    you know what? i'm sorry i asked.

    i never ask anyone for anything.

    i'm an idiot.

    well whatever i am logging off now.

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't let 'em push your buttons, cosette.

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry about it!!
      We all make mistakes!
      I'd rather don't remember mine ! lol

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        haha hello you. look at that hubber score, woo hoo! you're doing good wink

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL
          thanks cosette! but I don't care about the score. It's very relative
          I'm sure there are a lot of people thumbing my hubs down! lol

  7. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Hi Cosette!  I think the rules can be very grey sometimes.  I have messed up lots of times on my learning - it can be confusing.

    I know you always have good intentions x

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hey, thanks lorlie! smile





      thank you. i do. well everything here is a learning experience, and i won't just assume stuff anymore, because i can be wrong sometimes, as in this case. thanks. x back wink

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Cosette, I agree, there are a lot of hubbers who post their blog links in the forums...but generally they do it within a forum topic and don't start a topic just about their blog, KWIM?

  9. 1974 profile image58
    1974posted 7 years ago

    Seriously, the Hub staff should just prohibit ALL links in the forums.  I too have seen many self promotional forum threads and this is not something that should be "ok" for some and not for others.  There are also threads here where you see the SNIP - No links allowed on one comment, yet comments from other hubbers in the same thread have self serving links.

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Its all about who ya know.  smile  (Jane being blunt)

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It depends why the link has been posted.

      If a person posts a question and another has the answer for that question, and if the answer is long and detailed sometimes it's easier to post a link to a hub, wikipedia page, or other webpage so the person can read the information they require, rather than copying and pasting all the information.

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you report them when you see them?

      It is not against the TOS if you post a hub link in answer to someones question or if it's directly related to the question.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    yep. that i do. thanks Jane!





    well i don't want to open a can of worms here. moddies can't catch everything and i don't think they were being selective or anything - it just caught their eye and i made a mistake and learned from it. as for me, i won't "rat out" my fellow hubbers. it's just not in me to do that.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    really? your hubs are like Paradise with little green palm trees.

    well i have to go now. later tater wink

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, I thought you put a link to your blog in your profile? You should put it back in there for the backlink and also write a hub about your blog.  I'm sure you will get many more followers there from your fans here. Just describe the blog and why it interests you and how it can be of interest to others.  HP gives you the platform and I'm sure you'll get a better response rate than through the forums since it's real fans/followers you need for a blog.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i don't like reporting this...i feel like i am ratting out someone. i mean if i see the thread and others see the thread why can't they see the thread?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you don't bring it to their attention, they can't see it.

      It's not ratting or dobbing.

      HP HQ don't read every single thread. They rely on the community to give them the heads up. Just like it is for the flagging of hubs which violate the ToS. There are things that can slip by the filters, no system is as good as diligent people in a community minded group.

  13. HubPolice profile image61
    HubPoliceposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps they were posted by the new 'elite' class of hubbers, after all they do enjoy superior intellectual, social, and/or economic status.  I'm sure a blind-eye can be turned to the occasional self-promoting link dropped by these chosen few.

    In fact it has been in many circumstances for quite a while.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    anyone can join the elite class, which sort of renders the term 'elite' somewhat redundant yikeswink

    1. HubPolice profile image61
      HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Anybody may apply to join, but that doesn't mean just anybody will be accepted. 

      I've heard that you must have blonde hair and blue eyes to be welcomed into the brotherhood, but that may just be hearsay.

      1. rmcrayne profile image95
        rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have dark hair, dark eyes and some would call me fat.

  15. KCC Big Country profile image82
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I do not have blonde hair or blue eyes.  Hmmmmmmm

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But you are a monkey, you qualify automatically.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    and a cute little monkey at that.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    well, when you put it that way, i won't feel guilty about it. i think "dilligence" and "community minded" did the trick. thank you.

  18. jellydonut25 profile image61
    jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

    It is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.

    That's my motto. Keep up the fight cosette! wink

 
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