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hubber social protocol question.

  1. Falsor Wing profile image86
    Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago

    If I were to publish a hub that was just bad as in low quality is it likely someone will say, "hey man about that hub... frankly its really crappy." Usually I assume noone will say anything negative unless forced to give a candid opinion but I'm still curious what others think?

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think most of the time people are more likely to comment on someone's opinion than on the quality of the Hub.  I think if people run into really horribly low-quality Hubs they may just click away or else vote them down, and move on.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image99
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That about sums it up.

    2. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes it seems like the writers here are engaging in a mutual admiration marathon, but on the whole, I believe people are honest when commenting.  If I'm not impressed with a hub, I think about what my opinion would mean to the author.  If it's not constructive, I choose not to leave it.

  2. Rafini profile image81
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    So far I haven't seen it.  I've been criticized for my content, but haven't seen anyone say anything negative...except in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum, and then it's a response to someone asking and not a nasty comment.

    1. Falsor Wing profile image86
      Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't mean like a nasty comment. I meant does anyone give a heads up in case someones just oblivious?

      1. Rafini profile image81
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        are you concerned with the quality of one of your hubs?  I'd suggest posting it in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum for an opinion.  Otherwise, I think people just give a thumbs down or move on without commenting.

  3. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    You're here for money or for creative writing ? Depending on that answer definition of *crappy hub* will change. Product hubs are often crappy(as in exaggerated) but we all do that to earn money. My experience with serious writing hubs is that they'll earn you no money cause you're getting attention of reader to text but not ads(in this case affiliate links will earn)P:S- I write both type of hubs and i'm trying to improve myself with every hub. I've one high traffic hub where there are no comments at all(but there are clicks).

  4. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    If you come across a hub that you feel is grossly sub-standard: low quality, low word count (which they would already have been warned about while creating the hub), or just plain awful, you can contact the author privately, via their email, rather than leaving a comment, and politely offer some help.

    If after you've looked at a number of their hubs, and their content is consistently awful - and I do mean REALLY awful, or objectionable (and contravenes Hub Pages standards) - then by all means flag it for review. That will bring it to the attention of the Hub Pages team, for review.

    We are all responsible to flag hubs that are sub-standard or do not meet the Hub Pages criteria.

    I would be inclined to offer help first, though. It simply could be a matter of language, or proofreading.

    Hope this helps big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  5. Falsor Wing profile image86
    Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago

    I'd like to clarify that this is a hypothetical question. I guess I suffer from the constant fear something I'm doing is just crap and noone is willing to tell me.

    as for skyfires question I was referring to crapiness in a won't-make-any-money sort of way. though I'm pretty sure a hub designed for income that wasn't even good at that would artistically be in the crapper as well.

  6. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    In that case redelf's post answers your question.