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Are You Unhappy with HubPages?

  1. profile image0
    SirDentposted 5 years ago

    You know, if I entered a place where I felt unwelcome, I would leave.  I have always done that even in some of the forum discussions here at HP.  My happiness overrides my need to just get my way because I know how to rant and rave about how unhappy I am.  it just makes no sense to me to stay where I believe I cannot be happy at all. 

    I guess that's my rant for the moment.  A little advice.  If you are unhappy here. move your articles elsewhere and stop publishing here.

    1. Kim Cantrell profile image60
      Kim Cantrellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hear, hear!

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      also, if I may add, it would be cool for those on the site, hating the site, staying on the site to stop being petty and whiney or at least til you also publish a hub. big_smile

      1. profile image0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here is the cheese to go with their whine.  tongue

        http://images.free-extras.com/pics/s/sliced_cheese-877.jpg

    3. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't made or not made enough of anything  here to flounce or kvetch yet. But you have good forums here, and that is all that I look for at this stage of things.

    4. Rosie2010 profile image83
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      SirDent, you rock!   http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Respect/bravo-009.gif

  2. brittanytodd profile image92
    brittanytoddposted 5 years ago

    +1

  3. ThoughtSandwiches profile image85
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    Nicely said SirDent.  A fine example of why you are a classy Hubber my friend!

    1. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This reply is for ThoughtSandwiches:

      I thought my ears were too big until I saw your nose.  You scare me!

  4. cardelean profile image91
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    AMEN!!!

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I'm disappointed with some aspects of HP, but I am not completely unhappy. Those who are should up and leave. Those who are not, stay.

    Not difficult to understand, nor is it difficult to do.

  6. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    I totally agree.

  7. Pcunix profile image87
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Well, ok, but..

    I don't mind seeing complaints.  Complaints can improve things.

    But yeah, after a certain point, just shut up and move on.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't mind valid concerns being raised, but constantly harping negatively is just wallowing in in sh!t and making others have to wallow in it too.  The toxicity of broken record type complainers is what irritates me

  8. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I'm happy here! I'm very grateful that I have somewhere to post my articles/stories/poems/recipes/ramblings and to make money doing so. I don't mind complaints - as long as they're done in a constructive manner.

  9. Rising Caren profile image80
    Rising Carenposted 5 years ago

    Laughing Cow cheese might work better

    http://www.thelaughingcow.com/files/2010/04/TLC_MBB_Product_Shot_original.jpg

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You may be right.  I am not a whino so I wouldn't really know.  tongue

  10. pstraubie48 profile image89
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    absolutely!!!!! couldn't agree more...if you dislike something enough to complain about it, it might not be where you should be...
    life's too short to waste a minute being unhappy...there is going to be something about every site that everyone finds objectionable...c'est la vie!!! deal with it or move on....
    me, I  like it here...

  11. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Couldn't agree more.  It's one thing to complain about a problem or offer a solution - that's why there is a "Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature" forum.

    To simply gripe and carp, venting anger, ignorance and stupidity for dozens or hundreds of posts, is ridiculous.  Move on to somewhere you like better.  If you can find such a place.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      exactly.  Don't drag everyone else down with all the toxic, attention-seeking posts

  12. missolive profile image95
    missoliveposted 5 years ago

    I could not agree more Baileybear. I have been bitting my tongue for a while now.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too.  I have been holding it in and I was about to explode!

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't understand why these miserable, attention-seekers that threaten to leave don't just get on with it and leave

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I'm staying with HubPages until I feel the need to move on.  I think it's very tacky to rant on the Forum about your complaints.  If I wanted to leave this site, I would take my toys and leave.  That's it.  No need to be ugly and leave an angry mess for people to read.  Some things don't work out, so it's best just to move on and not to be bitter.  I can honestly say that I'm glad I found HubPages.  It's a lot more fun than the last online place I wrote for, and I'm very grateful I can write and publish here.  I can't complain about the writers, their work, and the encouragement.  It's all good.

  14. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    People dislike their jobs all the time, hell sometimes they hate them, thrash them, yet they still stay. The point you are missing here is that to alot of people this is their job, writing hubs on HP, it makes their income, supports their family, they dedicate hours on hours to writing on HP. So when you see someone with thousands of followers and has been read over 100,000 times here on HP they consider this a job. It is easy to say shut up stop crying, move on, but starting over sucks. That is why people always complain about their job yet stay, why because being te new guy sucks, people hate, dread and fear the first day of work. So I disagree with you 100%, and I incourage all you "hoorah" you suck for complaining people to hold your tongue and look at who is posting what topic and for what before you condemn them. That being said, and although I am not one of the dedicated hubbers who are upsett this hub is meant to address, I totally disagree with the point trying to be made here.

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You have every right to disagree.

    2. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think the problem arises from the way dissatisfied hubbers choose to couch their complaints.  Calling HP staff names, making derogatory comments and being overall verbally abusive isn't okay.  If you want to liken HP to a work environment, then this behavior is DEFINITELY not okay.  Constructive criticism and rational complaints are not the issue.  But the way some hubbers have chosen to voice their complaints would most definitely get them fired in a live work environment. 

      I know of and am still friends with some well-known hubbers who've left.  They left their hubs and gracefully departed.  I know it's not simple for everyone to leave after investing so much time and energy in writing here. But why not address the problems they're having with the site privately with HP staff, instead of starting threads fraught with name-calling and conspiracy theories for the entire HP community to see.  It's just unprofessional.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image46
        wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        + 1

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        agree

      3. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

      4. thisisoli profile image55
        thisisoliposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The big difference is that we are customers not employees.

        1. wordscribe43 profile image94
          wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I concur, I get that Oli.  But, the person to whom I was replying was likening HP to a job... that's why I was making those points in that context. 

          My ONLY point is the way in which SOME people choose to communicate their woes.  I do not think it's helpful or productive to call staff "idiots" and other names.  I am tired of hearing about conspiracy theories and how HP is ripping hubbers off.  I understand griping, I really do.  There are ways to bring issues to the community and staff that don't necessitate ugliness.  There's nothing productive in being nasty, no one wants to help people who are being verbally abusive.  And frankly, some of us don't want to listen to it.  I know I don't and I can tell I'm not alone. 

          Demonstrating respect is always a more productive way of accomplishing things, that's all I'm saying.

          1. thisisoli profile image55
            thisisoliposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I agree and avoid personal insults, my own personal rants, requests, and negative comments have been more aimed at changes Hubpages have been making.

      5. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
        PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  15. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    their is a difference you are clearly missing at a work environment you get paid pretty decently. So you complain but keep it to yourself, what you still fail to realize is the people here who work their asses off make less than illegal mexican immigrants and decided to ask? "HEY whats going on here".

    1. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      - 10

  16. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    also at work you get benefits (health insurance, pension, dental) so really common that is a sad comparison

  17. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Writing at HP isn't a job and shouldn't ever be considered a job. As a writer, each individual is self-employed. If anyone doesn't know what that means, then I suggest looking it up.


    Edit: Unless you don't commercialize your content. If you're just here to write, then you've no logical reason to complain in the first place.

  18. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    I am a published author, and have no problem being unproffesional "if thats what you want to call it" on a site with so much brilliant material being published and lost on. So yes if I think HP knows they got a good thing going, awesome articles for free, lots and lots of new advertisers heading there way because of these and are making a few mill a year because of their writers, I feel bad for some of the writers here and hope it gets better. They could be writing articles free lance for magazines "Trave;, Money, etc..etc..." But instead they lay their souls on the line here, I just think some deserve better.

  19. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    I dont, but honestly you should quote and post what you just said in HP policy if you want people to believe it. Because alot of people take this as their job and by you saying that it insults them. Not me, I really could care less just voicing my opinion but just letme copy and quote you so I have this for the future because I think it is just straight up inconsiderate to so many.

    "Writing at HP isn't a job and shouldn't ever be considered a job. As a writer, each individual is self-employed. If anyone doesn't know what that means, then I suggest looking it up."

    Ok got it.

  20. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    what should it be considered "fun time" alot of people here dont write about what they are passionate to write about. they research there artcicle, find a niche and spend hours perfecting it. So I guess it is just "funtime" for them after they are homefrom work? If i am wrong let me know.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Now, instead of just reading part of my post, why don't you read the edit part of that same post you stripped apart. wink

  21. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    I am here to read and respond I am just commenting on one of your comments, I see your **Edit: plus new stuff add on** But it is not significant to me. I do comercialize my content because i love readers input. But the rest of what you wrote is straight forward. I mean if I misinterpreted it please elablorate for me. Clear it up for me.

  22. Kurant82 profile image80
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    If you can do that I would appreciate it and would gladly respond, but as of now I have no clue what you expect me to say?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There's a difference between working a job and being self-employed, which my post, which you quoted, stated. I thought I was clear when I said that "anyone who doesn't know what "self-employed" means, then I suggest looking it up".

      Those who are here to write for the pleasure of writing have no reason to commercialize their writing and I have seen my share of hubbers who do not commercialize their writing. That means, there are absolutely NO ads on their hubs. Which means, THEY are not earning anything and writing here is just a pleasure, because they like using the Hubpages Platform. There would be no logical reason for anyone who isn't commercializing their pages(hubs) to complain.

      Those who are writing on Hubpages for earnings must understand that they do so for "self-employment" purposes, just like owning and operating a business. The writing they do under this specific purpose should be handled different than that of a job.

      Owning and operating a business is NOT a job. A job is when you work for someone else and not yourself.

      Is that clear enough for you?

      1. Kurant82 profile image80
        Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        actually no, it is you making up your own answer to your original post, in your original post you never said "self employed" ever. If your short term memory is suffering then re-read it yourself. So this response is a solid example of you covering your own ass and still trying not to look like a buffoon. Not to be rude even though I know I am being rude but do not contradict your previous statement by acting like I should of known as well as all who read it that you mean self employed if that was your intent you should of stated it originally.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Kurant, please see the post below.



          That is what I said.

  23. imkd profile image59
    imkdposted 5 years ago

    yeah well said. I am happy with HP but didn't like the score level of it. I am here to learn about online writing and more.

  24. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Great thread!!! +1 smile

  25. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 5 years ago

    I like "working" on HP..

    I get paid a reasonable amount for what I have done... but I have chosen my subject and aimed it at the right people, people who want to buy and click adverts. I have promoted my work to get traffic..

    I have not written about my pet dogs ability to wipe its ass on the grass or about outer Mongolian tree snakes, stuff for which no one is searching for and has zero chance of earning money.. If I wanted to write about these things then I would do it for fun and not bitch about being paid so poorly for my writing!!

    The setup at HP makes it easy to rank pages and earn as long as you do your keyword research, write good stuff, and do some promotion. It is easier and quicker to earn on than anywhere else I have tried on the internet and I have tried quite a few places whilst learning what works and does not work for me!

    I don't just write here, I have my own sites too, but I still like HP..

    The staff do not always reply promptly to requests for help or clarification but they do their best - sometimes they make mistakes - but in general I see things improving since having hit a low after panda!

    So I like it..

    My pay may be less than that of a illegal immigrant picking corn for the hours I put in but hell I get it paid every month without putting in too much extra.. and every time I add an hour or twos work I get a few cents more each and every month.. soon adds up to some impressive monies being paid every single month without any more work put in!!!


    I will write what makes me money as that is what I am writing for - it also interests me.. I am not going to try to sell ice to Eskimos and complain that they are not buying and blame the shipping company that took me there!!

  26. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Awesome thread!

    yeah, I agree , +100 , +1000 even! ... damn dissenters always muddying up the waters.

    Just move those hubs and dont let the door hit you on the bum on the way out!

    voted up, funny, awesome and shared!

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't mind if the door hits them on the way out

    2. livelonger profile image89
      livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They're not talking about dissenters.

      They're talking about people who scream about how miserable they are all the time here, how HP is doing everything wrong, and who cook up conspiracy theories and fabrications over and over again.

      I suspect you're not going to want to see a difference between the two, but most will.

      1. sunforged profile image67
        sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Why wouldnt I want to see a difference Jason Menayan?

        Is there some reason why I would not want to see HP and my several hundred pages of content performing in the best possible manner giving me the best possible earnings and exposure?

        Did I write here for 3 years because I dont enjoy the platform?

        Whats wrong with  little honesty when it comes to how administration decisions effect each individual .. or how these decisions are often interpreted occasionally in what seems to be odd ways? Its only a lack of response and communication that leads to many of the commonly repeated issues.

        Why for example can I converse with you under two distinct user names? Wouldnt it be best if staff members were shining examples of Hubpages TOS and suggested practice?



        It doesnt bother me ... but you do see how these little things can all add up?

        I think your the only one who thought I was being sarcastic wink maybe, I wasnt.

        Id love  positive honest forum environment with tons of experienced professionals sharing strategy, assisting in writer concerns, brainstorming and generally providing support for each other ... but for some unimaginable reason .. a great majority of those types are now absent from the forums!

        Still not sure why you chose to directly respond to me as LiveLonger ... I dont think we have had any interaction under that persona that would assume enough familiarity to question "how I would see it"

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Count your money and forgive...

        2. livelonger profile image89
          livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I dunno, <name removed by me>, but aren't you glad it gave you something else to rage about? smile

          1. sunforged profile image67
            sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Interesting, so did a Hubpages staff member just abuse his privileges and acess to information or did a forum user just abusively post identifying information?

            See the two name confusion?

            Should I be sending an email to one of the Paul's asking whether this is accepted practice from staff or just sending a report to a forum moderator?

            The difference between me posting your alternative persona and real name as a public staff member in the context of my point is quite different then my privacy  as a user isnt it?

            What if I have a stalker or in my private life Im some sort of public figure who wouldnt want my name attached to this site?

        3. EmpressFelicity profile image86
          EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Because he's staff, and he can, so there? There is a faint but noticeable whiff of contempt here IMO.

          Jason, you might want to have a rethink about this attitude. It has come across both in this thread and in other interactions with users of this site.

          One day it could return to bite you on the a**e.

    3. EmpressFelicity profile image86
      EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        These little aftershocks will soon pass.

  27. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Interesting. Nary a disgruntled "I'm taking my hubs and leaving" hubber has posted here.smile

  28. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    For my part, when a thread's original topic relates to raising a genuine concern, I don't have an issue with it.


    This is a public forum, where everyone has the right to speak, share news, opinions, discuss issues (good or bad)and so forth.

    Some of the concerns relating to the new Amazon has caused HP to pull the TOS and revisit them, due to the lack of clarity. Had it not been for one of the hubbers that brought that to the forum, it's unlikely to have happened.

    Namecalling no. Constructive criticism yes.

  29. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I was concerned after Panda hit with the waves of Hubpage haters in the forums damaging a site where I earned well enough and where I thought the staff were doing a decent job in difficult circumstances.

    Now, I just don't care. Hubpages is secure for the time being. Anyone with ability can do well. What more can you ask?

    Rage on.

  30. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I reckon that last remark was a little unfair (assuming that it is a real name).

    1. livelonger profile image89
      livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not really. He used my real name. His real name is hardly a secret (countless results in Google).

      And, look, I've given him yet another thing to fume about. lol

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I reckon you need a bit of a rage yourself. And why not?

        You have absorbed a huge amount of nonsense in these forums.

        Having said that, I still think real names should be kept out of here.

      2. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is why I detest HP's multiple name policy.

        Fine - allow multiple hubbing accounts.  But I really, really hate multiple accounts in the forums.

        Yes, I'm griping.  No, i'm not threatening to leave :-)

  31. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    But, You have never seen me rage smile .. perhaps when I made a single phone call to stop your little DocStoc issue when your office was still running about claiming to be sending emails is a better example of what rocking this boat can lead to.

    I think you owe me a public apology

  32. Red Cigar11 profile image60
    Red Cigar11posted 5 years ago

    When times are wrong, even those whom we 'think' immune to wrong actions, do so. That's what history teaches. Believe nobody! roll

    respectability is ...

  33. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Wow, you really got me going now ... the horror!

    I wonder how your attempts to rile me up reflect on your professionalism in the rest of your duties?

    Is this the status quo in the office? Your right ..you did give me more to "rage" about ... why would I as a user trust you to access to sales and conversion data after a tantrum like this?

    But, I forgive you. I just dont trust you now.

  34. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    A few points if I may?

    1. I thought the rules say you can only use one account for forum posting? There should NEVER be any breaking of rules by HP staff - it is doubly unfair on non staff members.

    2. Real names should never be used on an internet forum. I need a guarantee from HP that NEVER will my real name be divulged under any circumstances.  This is vital to some people.

    3. Constructive criticism is healthy, useful and should be encouraged.  Other Hubbers and HP themselves could occasionally learn from it. The most important event of this year, the Panda slap, was flagged up by Hubbers who were in turn shouted down.  It was useful to know what was going on - particularly from those on here such as sunforged who are in my opinion... experts.

    4. Ranting isn't healthy.  It's boring. Save it for a humorous hub or something.

    5. I dislike cheer leading equally the same as constant moaning. I would like to read the truth, or an approximation of it.

    6. To answer the OP.  I am very happy with HubPages.  The software, site, staff and people - it's a pretty good place.  It's not perfect.  If I was an internet expert who was making a good living on here and then lost it, and was largely ignored by HP when offering suggestions - I would be less than happy.

    ...

    One further thought on the last few months, well since Panda really. As an impartial observer, sort of, I watched the experts versus HP.  One thing I thought HP missed out on was using the valuable and free expertise available.  In their position I would have formed a working party consisting of people like sunforged, Oli, Mark Knowles and so on, plus a couple of HP staff - and done some sitting round the table to work together on the problem.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I reckon staff members have the right to participate as hubbers when they clearly are hubbers.

      As for the 'experts'. You really think that there were any experts on Panda anywhere on the net in those first few months after it hit?

      Hubpages was the first out of the pit and kudos to them for it.

      As for committees...

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh go on then. I'll bite.

        Staff are welcome to run separate accounts.  But it doesn't seem right to me that the 'hubber' who is spouting off is also a staff member. A bit like plain clothes police or agent provocateurs.

        Panda experts. No.  Internet experts. Yes.  As a non expert myself I consistently and loudly argued that HP should clean up the crap and introduce better monitoring for new writers.  I was ignored.  It was the crap that brought HP down, and the accidental subdomain discovery that enabled the crap to be separated.

        What if they had got rid of the crap to start with?  Would all the other changes have been necessary?

        I know what you mean by committees.  It's easy to mock.  Less easy to be constructive perhaps.

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          'A bit like plain clothes police or agent provocateurs.'

          I think you might be taking this a little too seriously. Next you will be saying you live in fear of a knock at the door and deportation to Squidoo.

          As for committees,I have nothing really against them.

          They are fine for deciding how many trains it will take to shift all the dissenters to the frozen North at dead of night without anyone noticing.

          1. Pcunix profile image87
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, I think he's right.

            I don't like sockpuppets in general and having a dual identity as staff and hubber IS a form of that.  On the other hand, posting personal opinions as staff could be confusing, so I do see that side of it.

            If I were a member of staff and wanted to post as "pcunix" also, I'd put a disclaimer on those posts "(Tony Lawrence in real life and the above represents my personal opinion only)".

            But that's just me.

            1. Reality Bytes profile image93
              Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Third agreement, we keep going like this and I will have to let you buy me a pint of Guinness.  smile

                  n

              1. Pcunix profile image87
                Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Sure, but twenty minutes later we'd be rolling on the floor trying to strangle each other :-)

      2. thisisoli profile image55
        thisisoliposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Many of us didn't get hit, except on Hupages.

  35. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    It was nice of you to remove the name, Jason, but I didnt ask for that. I asked for an apology. If the use of my name was damaging, the damage would have already been done.

    I dont know if your comments were specifically directed at me as someone who had "conspiracy theories" and such ... but, if so, that would be incorrect. I point out when policy changes are going to negatively either effect my income or my ability to earn due to the importance of my access to the data that your new changes will limit and in turn provide you.

    Prior to the subdomain switch I discussed the futility of "witch hunting" existing members when the front door was off the hinges allowing for masses of spam hubs from new users. I also discussed the arbitrary nature of commercial to text ratios and "relatedness"

    Unless you guys secretly kept a large portion of hubs and hub accounts immune to that change before and after the subdomain switch you have no way of knowing whether that long and annoying process had any effect on the placement of this site.

    You were/are also sticking tons of obviously unrelated ads from the hpad programs across the hub network while demonizing amazon capsules and nitpicking what products were related.

    This isnt tin foil hat stuff ... it all happened. Sorry I wasnt clapping. I supported your subdomain decision 5 minutes after the first OMG Panda thread hit this forum. (Months before it occurred)

    In that post-panda climate I had at least 6 or 7 hubs unpublished for lengths of time that were republished with the admission of technical errors and new moderation errors on your side!

    Im still here. Before I saw my efforts being damaged by unfocused moves .. I was equally as loud in this community helping with takedown efforts on many large scale thefts of this sites content, participating in a hubber born effort that created nearly 1500 hubs for this site ... that did have a focus on quality and inter-writer support and revision. I think you interviewed me? ... so Ive always been vocal, and Im not anti-hub - or a conspiracy nut, im a person protecting an income stream, talking in what I thought was an open forum.

    So I dont appreciate your jab in the least .. I pointed out an obvious bending of the rules in your regards .. the link is in blue right over there on the left... in what way was your response justified as JM staff member or as LL - someone who often discusses the importance of faith in their life?

    When Im vocal here, its because I would love to see you all try harder to find a way to maintain a system that benefits both experienced and inexperienced, commercial and non-commercial writers ...thats it just try harder ... it still is way early to be having a cheerleader section, we both know that.

    I would still appreciate the apology.

  36. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    Why is ancient history still so potent for some people?

    Will I be obliged to listen to accounts of the Panda purges for the rest of recorded time?

    Anyway, I am off to get drunk. The worse that can happen is that one of my Irish friends will say something like 'And the Battle of the Boyne, what do you think about that then?'

    1. Pcunix profile image87
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.

      Well, you don't have to listen.  But it WILL be talked about :-)

  37. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I am very happy here to the point where I am quite addicted.

    What makes me unhappy is to see the insults and bad behavior by adults. If there are children here then please let us know!

    I agree with you SirDent.

    One more thing, when you are leaving, don't write a hub about it or announce it in the forums....WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW!

    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS UP AND LEAVE...DON'T MAKE A BIG DEAL!

  38. gabgirl12 profile image79
    gabgirl12posted 5 years ago

    There is a way to voice your concerns without the 'unhappy' factor. Everyone gets frustrated at some point. I don't have any complaints about hubpages, because I'm pretty good with figuring things out. It's also important to 'read' about things before participating and wait awhile to see where your niche is. I haven't made much on hubpages to be honest. That doesn't determine if I am 'happy' or not. I just don't think I have all the knowledge I need to promote my hubs so I'm still learning and watching and asking questions. It might be some time before things start to kick off, but I can say they are progressing.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you that we should read and get an idea of the rules and how things are done first.

      It is also okay to complain but when people start insulting each other it just upsets me. If you have a problem or concern voice it and you will get assistance.

  39. timburton287 profile image61
    timburton287posted 5 years ago

    I joined hp around 6 days ago. I didn't think of making money on hp before, just wanted to post my writings and read those of others. My first impression is that the hubpages team are helpful. They reply my email quickly and make sure I understand what is happening to my hub. I'm not sure about the future, but until now, my answer is I'm happy with hubpages smile

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages and I hope you have a wonderful time writing and making money here. Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are also many helpful members here.

  40. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages is the greatest dating site in the world

    1. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How many statues you dated so far ?

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        not for me silly.. for all you crazy sexy kids

        1. skyfire profile image71
          skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol

  41. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    Just an observation, but isn't this all just a little bit like complaining about complainers?

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      no.. what you are describing is marriage

      1. Disturbia profile image61
        Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

  42. Hub Gandhy profile image60
    Hub Gandhyposted 5 years ago

    5 hours ago
    livelonger posted this message to the topic Are You Unhappy with HubPages? on the HubPages Tutorials and Community Forum

    Hope I will see his face again ... lol

  43. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 5 years ago

    When it comes to staff members in the forums, I actually don't have any probelm with Jason posting under Live Longer in a thread that has nothing to do with Hubpages.  However if a thread DOES have something to do with Hubpags I think it would be preferable to use his main account.

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I use my other Hubname (Paul Edmondson), when posting about official HubPages business

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        By the way you got any reply from Paul, regarding your job application ?

        1. Greek One profile image76
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          yes sir!

          He is planning on opening up a Canadian office in 2034, so I think I am in!

          1. skyfire profile image71
            skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            lol nice

      2. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And you are trying to get a job offer from yourself, right?

        Interesting psychology..

        1. Greek One profile image76
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          when i was single, i did many things with myself

  44. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    Need for a victim and blood in the air.

    If Livelonger disappears as an identity I will know that the witch hunting mentality of Salem, Mass is alive and well.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think Jason has a thick skin.  He has to have in his job.  :-)

      1. livelonger profile image89
        livelongerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm actually a pretty sensitive person. tongue

        What's actually helped is understanding people's motivations to rant. Some have legitimate complaints, as you've mentioned; there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and we actually encourage honest feedback. Some are querulants--they'll never be happy no matter what. What had been harder for me to discern are people who have a vested interest in playing up and even feigning indignation and anger. I don't fall for their act anymore.

        And, although it's probably abundantly clear to anyone who's been on the site for a while and who might be reading this thread, I'm Jason Menayan. These opinions are my own, and I'm entitled to them. smile

        1. Pcunix profile image87
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Anybody that can teach me a very useful new word ("querulant") is A-OK in my book.

          It's 9 letters, though, which makes it unlikely in Scrabble, but I still can use it here..

  45. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I think negative comments or raising problems one is having on here is fine and important.  Expecting nothing but pleasantness and neutrality on here is like expecting no bad news in the newspapers. I used to tell my kids, though, "If you're angry or upset we want you talk about it, and tell us; but people can be angry or upset and still act respectful toward others and be civil."  There's a big difference between being unhappy with something that goes on on a site like this and implying that the people running the site (and/or any others on it) are "stupid" or "evil".

    I don't even mind if someone (lots of people) have one, long-running, problem/issue on here and keep coming on and letting others know what's going on (or voice their own challenges with it).  Again - important and constructive, in terms of the community's being informed about what's going on and any challenges.

    There's a point, though, where things can turn from being legitimate, honest, "sharing-of-challenges/problems" into being unproductive, useless, counter-productive, and "life-sucking" to others (who may or may not already be dealing with their own kind of dissatisfaction/concern, and who really don't need anyone else working against their efforts to deal with his own version of the same issue(s) or deal with his own, different, set of challenges.  There's also a difference between people who come on here and imply (or say) that they essentially hate this site and/or have no use for it whatsoever - and yet who keep showing up on here anyway.  There are generally four different things that doing that says about the person who does it - and none of them is very flattering (and not very conducive to having even a legitimate complaint/concern heard either).  There's a reason so many large corporations and institutions have the expectation of professional behavior, and that's because it's effective, works well in group settings, and generally establishes that respect for others makes a big difference in how well things get done.

  46. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    HubPages wants me to be a better Hopper! smile

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Or maybe just a Be Bopper

      1. profile image0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm on my way in my chopper

        1. profile image0
          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Don't fall in the hopper.

        2. profile image0
          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'll make ready the popcorn popper.

  47. missolive profile image95
    missoliveposted 5 years ago

    Pcunix - curiosity got the best of me. I reduced the word "querulant" to the base word  "querul".  Unfortunately, it is not allowed in Scrabble, but if you scramble it into "liqueur" you can use it. After all, isn't liqueur an effect of querulant? lol Then again it works both ways - isn't querulant an effect of liqueur???
    16 points minimum - unless you TW it!!  hehe smile

  48. missolive profile image95
    missoliveposted 5 years ago

    ahhhheeemmmmm just ASSUME you have an "I"
    LOL

    1. Pcunix profile image87
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't. Not in any of the 11 games I am in right now.

  49. Max Dalton profile image81
    Max Daltonposted 5 years ago

    At the moment, I'm content. I'm new and learning my way around. We'll see how I feel after another couple of months, lol.

  50. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    So - who are all the other staff members with second accounts sock-puppeting the forums ?

    Does this explain the random bannings for moderate insults - was I insulting a moron who is also a member of staff ?

    Can we trust HP staff with our information or will they (as Jason threatened) use that supposedly confidential information for their own use ?

    Forum poster and moderator  is  the criminal, policeman, judge and executioner.

 
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