I updated a hub yesterday that is about Cable TV Shows.
On the hub there are several Amazon Ad Blocks.
The Adblocks contain
Links to DVD's directly related to the Shows.
Dexter True Blood Penn and Teller Californication
In addition there is a link to Sookie StackHouse Books which are what the Cable Television Show TRUE BLOOD is based on. Nearly every true fan of the Show has Read the Sookie Stackhouse books.
Next there is a link to Remote Controls. Would you think that people who watch a lot of DVD's and Television might want to upgrade to a Universal Remote Control?
Any Idiot... excepting for the Idiot who took the hub down can see the clear relationship between these items.
So I wrote an email pointing this out and today I get this response
You should review your capsules again. DVDs are not the only items promoted by this Hub."
Really... not shit? I was PERFECTLY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT CAPSULES ARE CONTAINED AND THEIR RELEVANCE.
So I must only conclude that HubPages is in fact staffed by Idiots.
Do they even want to make any money?
This is a total waste of my time and why I am no longer writing hubs. It's not worth my time to be harassed by stupid people.
When you hire idiots you hurt your business.
Somebody needs to be fired for being too stupid to perform their job.
well you sound like an asshole to me so then it no surprise if this is what always comes to you...
Perhaps your word count was wrong, perhaps the content you used was not original. We are only just reading your moaning.. my own personal experience over 5 years has been excellent. I find Hubpages staff to be dedicated, very professional and very supportive of any person really trying to make a success of the entire enterprise for everyone.
Your headline and tone are offensive and I would suggest that you definitely go somewhere else... & please.. do not get stuck in the door on your way out... :-|
MikeNV, when the hub was first flagged, what was the reason? That would give a clearer picture about the incident. I doubt that HP staff members are idiots.
It takes a bit of patience and teeth grinding to deal with a system and people you don't know or understand. Glitches do happen so take some time to deal with it an a cordial manner instead of throwing insults.
The fact that people don't read the entire original post or fully comprehend it before replying goes a long way to explaining just why these sorts of threads turn out the way they do in the first place.
Well, it was nice knowing ya. HP staff has always been straightforward and honest. There has always been rules to follow and always will be. If you want to do things with no rules then you should move your stuff to your own website. Sometimes those rules are changed because they need to be.
As far as someone needing to be fired, that is probably you. If you are so unhappy here don't let HP keep you in your sadness.
That is so stupid. I could see if the DVD's were about building a porch. I guess you aren't one of the Special People. I think unitl they officially start Amazon thing, those using Amazon affiliate program are going to have a lot of problems. Go write a garbage hub, 2 paragraphs, 3 sentences each full of wrong spelling, etc, throw in 5 videos and they will love it and start with a hub ranking of 69 of maybe an 80.
If you are unhappy with this website, then you don't have to participate. I personally am very thankful to the Hubpages team for the opportunities they have provided me with - writing about things I love, sharing my writing with other writers, reading others' works and interacting with interesting and intelligent people from all over the world. And the team provides you with a lot of help and support along the way. I have only recently joined the website so I can't answer your question, but I would say that no problem is unsolvable, and for someone who has written 365 hubs, why would you throw in the towel after one little hiccup... Just take a deep breath and get some perspective.
You really knock me out! You really busted on this guy for having a dumb thing on his site. That's real funny. Ha ha ha! You have been around for a long time and you know what it is all about. Quality writing, right?
I really liked your corn bread recipe. That is pure journalistic excellence. Your drink recipes were off the chart. You really had to climb the mountain for those. The low calorie carrot cake really blew me away. Where do you come up with this stuff? How about the cucumbers on your eyes? I could hardly get my mind around that original concept. The coup de gras was the casual shoe thing. Too profound for my tiny mind.
How will I ever be able to accomplish what you have in this venue? I feel so small next to you.
My bad, I forgot the quote. I am used to user friendly programs. I thought it was auto in a case like that. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. Let's see if the quote is in here this time. It is hard to tell with this quarky, I mean quirky program. It jumps around and changes font when you edit. If you see a mistake and try to fix it, good luck finding it when you flop back to edit mode.
Never mind what I usually use, but it isn't European. It comes from California. Did you know you can actually drag and drop content these days? I guess you like writing code. Just like the old times!
Hubpages Staff? Idiots? I wish, then maybe we'd have brighter colors 'round these parts!
I'm just joking. I'm sure there's a good reason - like that inflatable shark - for what they do. I think the staff can't be made up of idiots; they do too well for that. Despite all the complaints we hubbers may have, I think the HP staff does a good job of moderating, implementing social interactions,and helping us with rankings and revenue. They also are pretty good at listening to hubbers. I've seen other sites where staff is almost nowhere to be found in user forums and rarely answer questions directly, but here you can and do see it.
For HP to stick around as long as it has and have many people report increased earnings is an incredible thing - so I don't think it's possible to consider the staff "stupid" just for some occasional mistakes they may or may not have made.
When discussing a topic such as this one you have to be very wary because this question is kind of similar to asking if earth was flat or round. Back when people actually believed the earth was flat if you were happened to question them and say "I think it is round" before you knew it you would have an angry mob at your door with pitch forks and torches screaming "off with his head". I say this because when you question hubpages staff, policies, etc in a forum you created in order to meaningly say something rational in regards to your topic. For many people on hubpages, who refuse to hear such things no matter how logical it is, their world "hubpages" is flat. So if you were to imply something such as "hubpages is staffed by a group of individuals of inferior mental compacity to 3rd grade students" you are basically destroying everything many hubbers believe to be true beyond a doubt, without question or reason and before you know it you may have a whole lot of angry hubbers who read your post and feel all confruzed and what not looking for their pitch forks and torches so they can put an end to the blasphemy that questions their flat world. I say this without any malicious intent whatsoever I am merely stating my opinion on the matter being discussed.
Took you 10 minutes to think this up, and it would have taken you two minutes to read the thread and realise Hubstaff had already responded and pointed out an unrelated link which changes things, I think.
IzzyM please speak english I dont understand what you are trying to say? I am just addressing the topic with an open mind and I am not fixated on a particular idea or defending something without knowing whether it is even true or not. or we could say this;
Blind Leading The Blind: "Brown is the best color ever, it is a fact!" Blind following the Blind (Response): "It is? wow since you said it it must be true."
Blind leading The Blind: "0 % 5 = 289765, I know this because I envented math!" Blind Following The Blind (Responce): "you are the smartest entity in the entire world. Did you create God as well?"
Bling Leading The Blind: "Yes I Did." Blind Following The Blind (Response): "I love you!"
This is just a simple analogy phrased as a conversation. Now some people may interpret the charcters in this story such as the following:
(Blind Leading The Blind)as possibly representing the HP staff. I just want to emphasize that I never stated that and cannot prevent the way things may or may not be interprited. :]
Am I aloud to post a link to a hilarious hub I wrote specifically about this topic on a forum post for other to read and lagh hysterically at if they so choose or if I do that will God get mad at me and ban me from posting?
I don't typically engage in Forums...certainly not these type of b*tchy threads and am only doing so now as a Nevada resident (you good sir...are serving to sully the name of the Silver State with your rudeness) Idiots? Really? Is that the level you wish to raise the debate to? Can one even expect a debate with such a narrow minded Forum title? I think not.
Although I don't (typically) join Forum threads...I do watch them. This is not your first such posting over the last couple of months that I have noticed. Perhaps the problem is you? Perhaps this is not the correct format for you? Communication requires respect. When you are able to show some...perhaps I will be concerned with your "latest" problem with Hubpages staff.
He didnt call them idiots that is just your interpretation, he asked if other people thought they are idiots. Common man read the fine print. It is responces like this that make me feel compelled to right another anology for people with lower cognitive levels (aka idiots) just to show you why your responce was short sighted.
Ponit #1: I mean the topic is: "Is HubPages Staffed by Idiots?"
Point #2: Where in that does Mike say: "Hubpages is staffed by idiot."
Point #3: Ok look back at points 1 and 2, its ok take your time. Now you see how "Is HubPages Staffed by Idiots?" is written and posed as a question rather than a statement, if you are still lost reffer to the ? at the end of Point #1's statement. Now lets take a gander at point #2, your interpretation of point number 1,"Hubpages is staffed by idiots." This is a statment your statement, it is your implied meaning behind the question he posed but regardless it is not what he said. Next time before you misplace the intent of someones question please remember our good friend "Mr ?" before you go saying "He said this or that".
What thread were you reading? Mike, the OP, clearly wrote
"So I must only conclude that HubPages is in fact staffed by Idiots.
Do they even want to make any money?
This is a total waste of my time and why I am no longer writing hubs. It's not worth my time to be harassed by stupid people.
When you hire idiots you hurt your business.
Somebody needs to be fired for being too stupid to perform their job."
He clearly called the staff member who took down his hub an idiot. It was not a misleading headline meant to catch people who don't read posts.
I'm not saying he's wrong or right since I'm not sure if the offending capsule with the alleged shark was randomly generated or had hand-selected products. If it was randomly generated and he had very good search terms related to his hub, it might not have been his fault that the system picked something off base and thus the person taking it down would have been an "idiot". If it was hand-selected, then it didn't have anything to do with the hub and therefore the OP would have been the "idiot".
Maybe i was wrong in a certain aspect as I was just reffering to the topic posted for the forum which read "Is hubpages staffed by idiots" , and not reffering to what he wrote to elaborate on the primary subject which is my bad. I have no opinion one way or another I write my hubs because its fun, I try to write somewhat meaningfull comments to topics or forums such as this simply because I find it extremelly entertaining and can be very humourous and insightfull at the same time.
Ok well who cares if we think they indeed are a bunchg of mindless lemmings who sit in their bathtubs all day farting and giggling, everyone is aloud to have their own opinion. I am not saying that is how I feel I am just saying so what if someone feels that way, it is their right.
Hi Kuran! You are cracking me up here. There is drool on my keyboard. Geez!
Above are two statements you posted in this thread. In the spirit of true Hub-love and inspired by my respect for your talent as a writer, I presume to make a few suggestions.
1. You are not aloud to post a link to your own hubs but you are aloud to have your own opinion. 2. You are also aloud to own an English dictionary and to keep it handy at all times. 3. Finally, you are aloud to take that dictionary and look up the meaning of “aloud” before checking the correct spelling of “allowed.”
You are from New York, right? I'm from Florida. It reminds reminds me of a story:
Three men were in a bar in Florida . . . a Texan, a New Yorker and a Florida “Cracker”. The Texan ordered a round. When the glasses were empty, he threw his glass against the wall, ”In Texas, we have so much oil that we never drink out of the same glass twice.”
The New Yorker ordered a bottle and poured each man a drink. When the drinks were finished, he threw the bottle against the wall, “In NY, we have so much money that we never drink out of the same bottle twice.”
The Cracker ordered a round of beers. When the glasses were empty, he took out a 380 pistol and shot the NYer. He turned to the stunned Texan and said,”In Florida, we have so many Yankees that we never drink with the same one twice.”
I would have to beg to differ with you ThoughtSandwiches... he says it in the first line... "Apparently so"... this is an affirmation of his question/tittle. I too have noticed his rants and tantrum throwing behaviors on other occasions... really not impressed.
So Dave...does that mean I was actually right? Nice. That makes five times this year! I am blowing away last year's numbers (i.e. twice). Like you my friend...I am (also) not impressed by his rants. Although this endeavor has given me an idea for a hub which is good. Take care!
Mike's rant is over the top, goes too far etc etc etc.
Having said that, I can understand his frustration with HP. Not with the necessary changes that have been made in response to Google etc, but the lack of transparency and the unsociable manner in which the changes have been 'enforced'. This, along with the growing suspicions that we are being manipulated into a shape for being sold along at some point, has made people a bit jumpy - if I had invested the work of hundreds of hubs I might also be getting a little frayed around the edges as well.
and Maddie - you look as though you are growing sleek on it all from your new avatar pic
This is a very unprofessional way to bring up a problem. I have always been taken very good care of here by the HP staff. Sorry but I have to disagree with the title of this thread.... How long do you think a thread bashing another writer as an "idiot" would last on the forum?
The major PIE EATER in our family flaked on me and went somewhere else for Thanksgiving. I have a few pieces of French apple pie. I don't know what state it's in. Should I pitch it to MikeNV? People get grouchy when they don't eat. I don't understand why you would rant during the holiday season. This is coming from the elf from California.
I for one an shocked and dismayed at the quality of this forum. It started off in anger and stupidity and now look at us... we've turned into GLEE... What is wrong with this place. I just knew someone would get banned. What happened to zealots? It has all just gone soft after the contest.
Hold on, WD. I'm from California. Didn't you call us all CORNFLAKES on one of the recent Forums? That's all well and good, but we're also called Fruit and Nuts. The land of fruit, nuts, and now PEPPER SPRAY!
I love the other forums going on, you know the I love HP whats up with the people with opinions. They kind of remind me of going to my private christian high school where either you loved the lord or you decided to question him and were struck down for doing so :]. Some of the discussion I see goign on here remingd me of highschool. For example:
"Ok class, today we are going to talk about science, and evolution, which is all a bunch of lies, lies, lies, lies. I know how absurd the concept of evolution sounds to you, the thought of people coming from monkeys, hah! But I am forced by the board of education to teach you about it, my hands are tied. But I am also going to teach you how to defend God and Christianity from the wicked concepts of science. Yes little ones! One day not to far from now you will go on to attend College University's. The professors there will try to trick you into turning away from God and into believing science, so I guess it is necessary. Because we all know that it was God who created the heavens, earth, and man in 7 days, around 5000 years ago…… exactly. There is no scientific solution to this question. To think people actually believe man came from monkeys, it is absolutely ridiculous. Those poor lost souls better get themselves some Jesus Christ before they end up in hell for believing in something as ridiculous as science. Kids once you leave here, it is your duty to save these lost souls from eternal damnation….. Now onto evolution."
Honestly this seems to be the mind set some hubber have toward people who are upset with HP, or let people know they are upset. Oh But I am not done yet my point has not yet been made.
how the heck do you have all those jumping midgets on your posts, and for the question of which bible, thats not even the point, but if you really care just make some mild form of an educated guess and after you do so post 30 lemmings under your comment doing jumping jacks to prove how excited you are about what you just said.
The jumping midgets? Everything between the [img]and[/img] is the URL where you can get animated gifs. Will have to look there for lemmings and get back to you.
Years ago there was forum post that had a long list of the various URLs and what they produced, but I have no idea now what the topic was. Was a really wild Friday night in the Forums...people trying to out-animate each other.
it's tough to make a judgement about staff's stupidity on a hub that's been unpublished and therefore unreadable to allow to others agree or disagree with the 'staff are idiots' question. Like an uninformed voter going to the polls.
I can say this:I've seen my capsules change periodically without intending to based on the fact I chose my Amazon product by keyword and then the product ran out ,rather than using a specific ISBN number, It's possible the same happened here and the original keyworded product was not an inflatable shark and so MikeNV 'looks the fool' based on timing of the product change and not by his own doing.
With that said , I don't necessarily think its staff's fault either.. it's just 'what it is'
and for the people mad at the people for posting about being upset with HP kinda reminds me of my private christian high school to. How so? well friends let me tell you.
"Of course we are lost, I thought, we are a bunch of hormone crazed teenagers that have no clue what in God's name is happening to us. Most of us just experienced our first orgasm and cannot even explain how that happened. The last thing we need is for you to tell us how lost we are by misleading us to believe we were nothing more than sinners in need of some serious salvation through God. At this point in my life, if I truly believed every time I had worldly thoughts about all the gorgeous girls in my class I was committing a horrible sin in Gods eyes, then we as teenagers must be the most wicked beings on earth."
Now the point is, Hubbers who decide to walk their own path challenge authority out of curiosity and are unwilling to accept what supposedly is and is not are told they are tarnished and should leave. It is like questioning your faith at church and the person sitting next to you saying if you dont like it why dont you go jewish, or muslim, become a buddhist or something because it sucks having you here complaining with what we believe in. I know this is an extreme example for a minor point but whatever.
There is questioning, then there are insults and implications as to the intelligence of the authorities. This thread was started by one man who had a hub unpublished because of something that was not supposed to be in it. Big deal. I had hubs unpublished that stood for two years or longer simply because the rules had to be changed. Fix the problem(s) in the hub and submit it again to be published. That's all it takes. No need for name calling and attention seeking.
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