I submitted a request and it was removed. I would like to know why.
I didn't see your request, but if it was removed, it probably didn't meet the guidelines for a request.
A request should elicit high quality, evergreen content.
Specifically, requests should NOT be "what is your favorite..." "do you like ...." "should I do this ..." nor should they ask for things that are already widely available on the internet.
The point of a request is that the requester has searched the internet and been unable to find the info.
For example "I would like to see a comparison of the new EZK model 401 with the PRK 3 series, particularly on durability and handling", or "how can you tell the difference between panic disorder and sinus tachycardia in a twelve-year-old?"
That way, when someone answers the request, the resulting Hub will be useful to thousands of people and bring more traffic to HubPages from the search engines.
HubPages requests is NOT YahooAnswers!
Thanks for responding guys (girls.)
My request was this:
"HOT! What are the best performing social bookmarking sites and how have each helped you achieve goals? A large tag list is included to help your memory. Remove tags that you don't write about." ... and then i listed ALOT of tags, so the people that answered the request could reference them and wouldn't have to type them in.
Requests should not ask questions about how HubPages works, and things of that nature, which should be addressed in the forums. They may also be removed if they are asking for personal experience or opinion, or invite self-promotion, or if there have been multiple similar requests already.
There is no way anyone else to the time to put together a request like that. I spent ALOT of time adding all of the tags, specific to my request and to make it easier for the people were to respond to it.
Literally, I put over a hundred tags that were totally relative to the request, pending the user wrote about each specific tag and if they wrote about all of them... oh my goodness, the traffic that could have generated.
... kind of frustrated about this ...
I'm sorry you spent so much time on that. I can understand your frustration.
We don't actually want requests with lots and lots of tags. The fact is, most people will not remove the irrelevant tags. Most people don't even change the title when answering a request. In this case that would have generated masses of hubs that had to be moderated, flagged, and removed. Better to pre-emptively moderate the request itself.
I hope you understand.
Also - by adding that many tags, it makes the request seem daunting. While many of the more adept Hubbers who answer requests often are fully capable of removing irrelevant tags, or staying on topic and writing flagship quality hubs from a request that interests them, you still get those people who answer a request with a short paragraph, a blog post, or worse yet, honest effort on their part which is nearly unreadable!
Best to create a request which can be written on by many different people and possibly come out beautifully on all sides.
But I have done some odds. The difficult answers I could not find anywhere put into here. Most of them are still not replied. Will some one see and answer?
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