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Hubber Pet Peeve

  1. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    Whats the biggest pet peeve you have in hubber world?

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    People who are unintelligent enough to post replies to spam in the forums.  Then admin snips out the spam post and the headless thread is trapped with the replies forever.  Especially when the person is taunting the OP about how they've just been reported.

    1. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      silly me, but why don't the admins snip the entire thread?  makes sense to me...

    2. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know right, how bout those shoes....

  3. profile image60
    Zoestardustposted 6 years ago

    The people who think they can write, the people who think they are poets, the people who boast about themselves.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      True so true, hello Zoestardust, I won't ever make such claims smile

  4. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    My biggest pet peeve are people who post in the forums asking for help or whatever in barely legible English, yet their hubs are grammaticaly perfect. I mean how do they do that??

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know what's the meaning of that...? Please, Really ???

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Can we say (huge possibility here) copied content?

        1. katiem2 profile image59
          katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh this is true, didn't consider it till now..... LIGHT BULB moment!

  5. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is when I want to use a certain title for a hub and I see that the title has already been taken ... but that the hub itself is completely useless.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Add one more word changing it just a tad... take it!

    2. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is so annoying! You've just spent hours doing keyword research and find the url taken by a bad hub. It's not so bad when its a half decent hub but a bad one is just a waste.

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes and all the more reason to play on the keywords adding a long tail title cause your hard work and LSI rich article needs to get to the people and once it hits the waves of the internet will def beat that url... which will be buried in the grave yard of bad hubs....

        LSI baby LSI smile

    3. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So true!

      Pet peeve, people who assume you are something you are not & ignore you blatantly in threads.

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I heard that..... ignore them back smilesmilesmilesmile

  6. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Every note noted above me....sooo agree with all those!  And then,

    you write a hub on a topic that you research thoroughly, including ensuring that it has not been written as a hub already, write it and publish it only to find that there are at least two new hubs published two to five days after you publish yours.  Worse yet, your ideas and context are taken.  This is extremely frustrating....

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh you mean when a follower or person reading you hub gets an AH HA moment and runs out to do it too?

    2. michifus profile image86
      michifusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Im with you on that one.

  7. TinaMarieTad profile image82
    TinaMarieTadposted 6 years ago

    People who start a thread on the forum, and never come back and comment to other's comments.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Tina Marie Tad, Just back to comment on your thread comment, hope I didn't keep you long..... smile we had really bad storms and had my battery die off...smile

  8. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    reading a forum post from someone who tells someone else their way of life is wrong with a smiley face.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes and I know who's the king of mean.... sad

  9. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Honestly? When people complain and give all of the reasons they do not like HP and then they stay spreading negativity to others who enjoy HP.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So true if you don't have something good to say move on....why stay?

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    People who get banned from the forum and then write a hub whining about it, or create a sockpuppet and whine about it on the forum.

  11. jdaviswrites profile image90
    jdaviswritesposted 6 years ago

    "nice hub." comments and other lazy, non-thoughtful comments of that nature

  12. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Losing my pet, Peeve, constantly......oh he's an invisible dog BTW smile

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I have a new one, people who create numerous meaningless forum threads.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll try not  to do that...

  14. EmpressFelicity profile image85
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    People who join HubPages and immediately come onto the forums with a question along the lines of "OK, so I've joined HubPages.  What do I do now?" 

    I mean, WTF?!?  I've never joined anything without having a reasonably clear idea of what I want to gain out of it.  And there's me naively assuming that everyone else is the same.  Clearly not.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love the ones "so, when do I get paid?" smile

  15. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    When someone asks for advice on their hub in extreme makeover and then pay no attention to the advice given and/or start acting hurt!

  16. profile image0
    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    TOS, but I bear with it anyway. big_smile

  17. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Inconsistency from HubPages about it's own rules

  18. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    People not appreciating good humour on the forums.... wink

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Right on!  People who purposely take something you said in jest seriously, just to pull your chain.  Argggggh.

  19. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Easy - the use of a balanced two column layout style with nothing to break up the monotony


    All ad modules or pics along the right with all the text squished to the left..it looks terrible

  20. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Don't you just hate people who write lengthy questions that are really a rant or something, could be as long as a hub, really, and who won't shut up!  And people (like me) who write huge long answers to questions in the threads, going on and on and on and every once in awhile saying something kinda good, so you have to keep reading, just to find out if I'm saying anything good at all, but most of it is meaningless babble?  Don't you just hate the Faulkner types whose sentences could fill a page of any normal book, although who has time to read that kind of post, anyway?  Man.  People like me are irritating.

    1. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wink smile lol

    3. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Could you elaborate on that?  smilesmilesmilesmile:

  21. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    I get comments in hubs asking for advice about what I think the person should do when I have outlined pretty clearly how to handle it in the hub.

    Scanning and skimming content seems to also be pretty common, which I understand, but if you're going to leave a question/request in the comments section, it would make sense to find out if the info is in the hub already.

    I don't care to spoon-feed lazy people.

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So, you basically don't like comments on your hubs that ask what you already told them the answer to?

      1. Daniel Carter profile image90
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Correctamundo, seƱiorita.

  22. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    wait.. my actual pet peeve is HubPages very  slow ad servers - it pisses me off - Ive checked from dozens of computers, browsers and connections - the ad loading is pitiful

  23. premierkj profile image77
    premierkjposted 6 years ago

    i really hate that 'count to 200,000' thread. i tried to put a stop to it by replying 'next one to write a number is a...', but still some fool carried it on.

    1. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol  lol   Be patient.  There was a count-to-a-million thread, and I think that one eventually died.   lol  (I'll admit to contributing to that 200,000 thread, though.)


      (I'm not a fan of that 200,000 thread - and yet, for some reason, now that you brought it up I had to go kick in my 1242.  lol  )

  24. Chaotic Chica profile image83
    Chaotic Chicaposted 6 years ago

    There are definately some very valid peeves listed here.

    In regards to the hubs, it is very frustrating to see somebody who posted a purely ranting hub that is like a paragraph long and stuffed full of grammerical errors.  This is not the place to gripe in text code over your boyfriend's indescretion.

    That and people who sit in the forums for the sole purpose of trying to reel others into an argument.  I don't mind the interaction aspect of the forums,I personally like the light-hearted games, but it irks me when I see people who insist on pushing other people's hot-buttons and they just won't let it go.  Combine that with people who decide they don't like a particular hubber and set out to vote down and trash everything that hubber puts out.  There are plenty of fish in this sea, just avoid that person. Simple.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I second that...

  25. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Guess I'm Old School, but I hate when a newbie joins up and sets about posting in every thread and starting a few of their own.
    I myself hardly said boo here for a long time. My introduction to the internet was being told to shut up until I had watched and learned.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Opps I just replied telling you what inverted comas or Quotation marks around keywords means and results are.....

  26. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Katie, you've lost me (not that its hard these days!) you were saying?
    lol

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That was my attempt to be funny..... I have a dry humor.  Sorry lol and pretend it was funny.  smile

  27. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    big_smile big_smile big_smile

  28. Hubbin4V12 profile image79
    Hubbin4V12posted 6 years ago

    I love when a bunch of people say "great hub", when the hub has one paragraph, no links, no video, nothing. What is the point of lying about it?

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I leave a hub like that leaving no comment.  sad but then no one on this thread would write a hub like that....right?

  29. Ladybird33 profile image75
    Ladybird33posted 6 years ago

    Gosh, pet peeve, the hubbers that think they know it all, sometimes rude comments and not very nice...sad we are all here to learn and grow as writers.  So the "know it alls"

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, I'm not here for brain surgery and neither are the folks online searching for stuff. 

      Ladybird, you're such a nice an uplifting person.  smile

  30. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image83
    BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 6 years ago

    I can't stand being flagged for cursing on my hubs. I cuss in my every day life. A LOT! It's a site for 18 and older, why can't I say sh!t? Sometimes calling a person a butt simply isn't strong enough as calling someone an ass. Maybe it's just me. tongue

    In my opinion, though, if you don't like reading it, move on.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Becca, did you forget that HubPages is a "Professional" Writing Platform. Every person is subject to professional etiquette and the standards that apply.

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't include comments to my hubs that include a curse word for this purpose.  It is a matter of opinion and choice but here the rules are king.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If someone is swearing in their comments posted to one of my hubs, then the comment is deleted. It is not professional or even courteous to leave swears or remarks as such.

          1. katiem2 profile image59
            katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's not indeed, I know this, these come from internet surfers and are never flat out cursing, just people who curse in their normal speech.

  31. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago

    Yellow teeth adverts.

    Nothing makes a hub you've worked hard on look worse than when HP spams it full of non Google unrelated teeth whitening ads. sad

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've heard of that before and also heard that if you park your hub unpublished for a day or two before publishing the adds on your hub will be better related to your hub,  I've tried this and it works, plus my hub score goes up to around the 70's which is nice to publish a new hub with a 70's score coming out of the gate.  smile

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ^ This works for unrelated Google Adsense ads, but unfortunately the 'yellow teeth' and 'lose belly fat' ads are not delivered through Adsense, but appear in HubPages share of the ad impressions via a different ad network (one that isn't contextual and shows horrible ads).

        Edit.  Maybe you Americans don't see them (I see them everywhere at HP), perhaps they're Geo-targeted towards us English (known for bad teeth as we are). wink

        1. katiem2 profile image59
          katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't see them and just assumed.... interesting.  smile

  32. Lisa HW profile image80
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    One of mine is when someone posts their own links in comments on my Hubs (and especially the ones who go to the trouble of writing some big thing that they think will somehow make their unrelated link remotely be connected with the subject of the Hub).  Heck - it even irks me when someone tries to post their own link to something that DOES relate to my Hub.  I just have a "thing" that it's my Hub, and I'll find whatever links I want on it myself.  Besides, there's just a "who-do-you-think-you're-fooling" kind of element when they do that.

 
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