The same with me. Opinion writing is appropriate if done with taste. I will vote down an extra short hub, or one that is poorly written. I try to think a while before I vote on a hub that is only an advertisement. Voting a hub down should be taken very seriously.
That would be a bad reason for voting a hub down. If you do not czare for the topic, don't comment at all. If you are well versed in the substance of the topic and discover substantive errors or if there are a lot of misspellings or grammar errors, vot it down.
But not caring for the topic IMO is not a good reason to vote it down.
I see no point whatsoever in voting down a hub. To vote down because it expresses a different opinion to yours is pathetic. For any other reason, it is far more effective to flag it, because in most cases this will result in the hub being deleted.
I agree. Unless it is a blatant advertising or an abundance of grammatical errors. I haven't seen too much of that here so far. I kinda like to think if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. Feedback for improvement is cool though. I think we all want to get better. I write for fun so if someone's suggestions will make my hub better, I don't have an issue with that.
I voted down a hub today. The hub only has 5-7 sentences and it isn't even a poem. The hub suggests it to be instructive and informative. But with a 5 sentence hub, what would you learn from it? It's more like a lengthy tweet than a hub.
Uggh. I couldn't take much of the hopper today. I voted down the first three or four I saw and they depressed me so much that I couldn't go on - I was afraid that those awful things had prejudiced me so much that I couldn't be fair to anyone else.
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