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If you were in charge of Hub pages what would you change?

  1. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 7 years ago

    I would wipe off especially the religion topic as I hate religion big time and wish it never existed.

    I would abolish the 3day ban rule and opt for just deleting personal attack comments.

    I would chose to pay members who are active participants in the forum.

    I would give a bonus $1,000 prize to the top ten of my favorite hubbers smile

    Yep.. y'all would love me if I signed up to rule this joint lol

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

      OH No !!
      What about me ??
      I'm sure you'll never pay me anything !
      I'm so happy you're not one of the staff !
      lol

      1. Mamelody profile image60
        Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah am happy too i ain't one of the staff.. i would torment you so bad the leapard skin will peel off lol

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the only thing i would do differently is have the site be completely transparent, including revealing the names and IP addresses of people who rate down hubs or flag hubs or forum posts.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not sure this would be a good thing - it might well create a culture of "tit-for-tat", and hence result in more work for forum moderators.

        What would I change if I were in charge of HP?

        1. Make the table capsule better.  Sorry, but it's terrible!  I had to do most of the tables for my hubs in Word or Publisher, and then scan them and upload them as pictures.  Fiddly as this was, it was still easier than using the HP table capsule.

        2. Speaking of scanned pics, why do they so often come out blurry when uploaded into a hub? 

        3. Make the the number and identity of people's followers private (i.e. not visible to anyone except HP staff and the hubber whose followers they are).  Or at least have this as an option.

        4. Allow you to delete serial followers/"spollowers" from your list of followers.

        5. Agree with Kirsten's idea of having more affiliate capsules.

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

        Cosette, how many times do people have to explain:

        - One Hubber rating down a Hub makes very little difference to its score - and that's the ONLY effect it has.  You're only in trouble if lots of different Hubbers rate you down, and that's only going to happen if your Hub is cr@p.

        - If a Hubber flags a Hub, all it does is bring it to the attention of the Hubteam.  Only the Hubteam can decide if the Hub breaks their TOS or not, and that's the only reason they would unpublish.

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

      I don't think it's right to pick on any topic, but I wonder why we need "topic" forums at all.



      Wouldn't work. Before the bans, people would just start another thread and continue the fight.  And another. And another. 



      No, no, no, no.  This is not a social networking site, it's a place to write informative articles.  Anyway, the forums don't earn any money for HubPages so how could they pay us?



      Nope, because that $10,000 would reduce everyone else's earnings.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I used to think the same, until I joined HP.  Now I'm quite grateful that religion is "quarantined" from everything else...

      2. Mamelody profile image60
        Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    4. bojanglesk8 profile image61
      bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing, really.
      HP is near perfect.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Oh really?

    So, you are a person who would crush free speech?

    The 3 day ban rule....purpose is befitted those who personally attack others for their own selfish reasons. This or deleting the personal attack, would be void of responsibility?

    And, you seem to think that is better? roll

    As for your favorite hubbers who participate in the forum, would be subjective to your interpretation instead of based on objective understanding? Favoritism?

    Hmm....I guess I'm glad you don't run HubPages. lol lol

    As for myself, I wouldn't want the job. I enjoy what I am doing presently and HubPages couldn't pay me enough, even if I owned it, to change what I'm doing. smile

    But, interesting topic. smile

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Btwn you and me I would make a shitty moderator.. I'd have too much power and you know power corrupts!

      I'm not against free speech.. I just hate religion and usually people talk rubbish in religious affairs.

    2. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have to agree with Cags there is absolutely nothing to change and I wouldn't want the job either. The team is doing a fantastic job and when it first began they did not have to monitor the threads, we were all adults in the past 6 months something had to be implemented it became out of control so I commend them for initiating the 3 day ban. Paul Deeds even banned his own father Ralph Deeds so there is not a single person who is better then another as you can see they do not play favoritism. smile

      As for the religious threads avoid them if you do not care for them and find another thread of interest ,everyone is entitled to express themselves. smile

  3. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I don't mind the religious and political forums. If I don't think I can handle the comments posted on one I just don't look, or look but don't touch if I think it will entertain wink

    The only thing I would change is that I would love to see more affiliate programs in capsules. Amazon is great but I am not good enough yet for the ebay program as they have higher standards for the volume and quality of traffic you will attract. I would think another affiliate program like amazon would be lots of fun smile.

    The idea of sharing ad space with active forum users is interesting but where would all those new ads go? I would think the forums would become cluttered with ads and I kinda like it the way it is now. I don't want to horn in on the sites ads as I love the model of this site and think its pretty sweet, they deserve their share of ads big_smile
    If it could be done tastefully then that would be cool cool

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's actually a good idea adding more affiliate programs.. ebay have such a strict criteria to join which puts off most people. I never thought of that.

  4. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Interesting topic!

    Let me think what will I change, Rite now I am quite satisfied with this website.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I would not change a thing. Not my place to, but I kind of like it the way it is. Not! I love it the way it is.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto!

      And those who want something different are free to build one of their own smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I think things are fine just the way they are.

    The 3-day ban serves an important cooling off period for people who get too wrapped up in the forums and lose control.

    I couldn't imagine what the forums would be like if people got paid to be here. Are there actually forums who do this?

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Nelle, did you ever tried to start a forum? You either have family/friends to post there, or pay other people, or both. Nobody wants to join a dead forum, ya know. smile

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Misha I've told you before - this is the FIRST AND ONLY forum that I've ever belonged too. Before HP, I sat on my couch and worked in splendid isolation.

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry to have ruined your "splendid isolation" Nelle. HE HE HE HE

        2. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry Nelle, somehow I missed it. Nothing personal, my wife always complains that I forget everything. Wonder what she is talking about? lol

          Seriously, there are quite a few forums that pay some of their posters, at least for some time after the start. smile

          1. Mamelody profile image60
            Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You have a wife?? damn it just when I included you in my list of people to spank! lol

            1. Misha profile image76
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Actually I have two tongue

              1. Mamelody profile image60
                Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                do they both know they're sharing one man? wink

                1. Misha profile image76
                  Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  They are not sharing, they are former and later LOL

                  1. Mamelody profile image60
                    Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    wow talk about having your cake and eating it as well.. tut tut tongue

  7. goldenpath profile image82
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Color. smile  I'd like more color than black and white.  The green reminds me of my military service.

  8. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago

    I agree with adding some color, I would like to see limited HTML options so we could use some different affiliates related to specific products or information. As a whole the site is fine just minor tweaks and I would have no desire to run it...lol too much like babysitting for me, my kids are old enough to know how to behave, too bad some people online aren't  lol lol lol

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You look to young to be a parent.. did you like bath in the blood of virgins to keep the youth lol

      1. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
        Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am almost 34 years old and my oldest daughter is 15..thanks for the compliment tho  big_smile

        1. Mamelody profile image60
          Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          well you're a yummy 34 year old! wink (am I allowed to say yummy here?)

  9. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    lol
    Imagine what I would do to you, if I was on the staff !!!
    I will pour all the Karma over you !
    lol

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      fine by me.. as long as I get a healthy spanking smile lol

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

        lol
        not by me !

        1. Mamelody profile image60
          Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          do leopards spank or bite? last i checked they bloody biters! lol

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

            .
            Oh, we bite alright. But I'll use it as a last resort.  I don't bite women. Or maybe you're a man ? hmm

            1. Mamelody profile image60
              Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              hang on a sec let me check that..

              1. AEvans profile image70
                AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Tantrum, She is a woman check her profile smile

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

                  when I first came here my profile was that of a man, remember ? lol I still use the e-mail with a guy's name
                  lol
                  which makes a lot of people wonder big_smile

                  1. Mamelody profile image60
                    Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh dear am scared now.. first you're leopard with human tits and now you have guy parts.. hhhheeeelllppp! lol

              2. Mamelody profile image60
                Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                let's see.. no balls, no broad chest.. nop am all 100% female! lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I like the idea of adding more colors. smile and I would change the fact that if I was in charge I would chat in here more not just adding forums for updates. big_smile

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Girl, as far i've seen so far you're the chief chatter in here.. its your fault I can't seem to escape from this place! lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol HEY you can't blame me for that. not my fault you can't log off and walk away lol

        1. Mamelody profile image60
          Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hell yeah its your fault.. if you wasn't a nice person I would have run outta here ages ago! wink

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    dang it! Why do I have to be so d@mn nice? lol I must be more EVIL!!!!

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh I've tried being evil.. doesn't suit me at all... should practice more smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hehehe I can be evil or I can be...hmmm...so weird I scare ppl taht way big_smile

  12. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago

    crazd you don't scare me...lol

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      omg that is the cutest baby! almost as cute as that one in MarineAlways' avatar! smile

      makes me want to have another one.

      1. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
        Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is my little angel, she is almost 2 years old now but that pic was taken around the last time I saw her and was able to hold her.  She is friggin adorable huh...lol too bad she got my big a$$ ears  lol

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          she is darling! smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hehehe you don't know me well enough yet Has! MWHAHAHAHA! cute new pic by the way. she looks sooooo sweet :0

  14. Aya Katz profile image89
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    How many people are still paid to post articles on Hubpages, I wonder!

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've been paid to post on forums.. there's a site called my lot that does that.

  15. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago

    lol, if I was in charge of hubpages we would have a cutest baby contest and she would win...lol  there now we are back on topic.

    1. Mamelody profile image60
      Mamelodyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      aww she is the cutes little cuddle baby.. well thank goodness her daddy is cute wink

  16. Aya Katz profile image89
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Misha, how many hubbers are paid by the Hub, like Hal?

  17. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    IDK Aya, I think this is kinda confidential information. I know a couple who at least were paid, I personally never been paid. smile

  18. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years ago

    Having topics generally allows us to pick and choose what we view which is good. It also points a giant arrow to a fight for anyone looking for one. For example if you are not religious and someone posts in the religious forum why even go argue with them. because you saw a big arrow pointing to the religious forum and a sign that says this looks like a great place to fight... lol

  19. lakeerieartists profile image81
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    I have to say that I am pretty darn happy with HP the way that it is.  If you don't like a forum subject, then just ignore it.  smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Nothing at the moment, maybe increase the elements within a hub, for more creative choices.
    Love HP big_smile

  21. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    I would rate all my hubs at 100 !

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol lol

  22. Sab Oh profile image60
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    I would probably change my socks. These ones are getting a bit ripe!

  23. rmshdc profile image61
    rmshdcposted 7 years ago

    would award ca$h bonu$e$ on reaching certain milestones!

 
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