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Voting a hub down

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    gchicnotesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    What's the basis or voting an article down? Would you vote a hub down because you didn't care for the topic?

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

      I wouldn't. Nor would  I because I disagree with the opinion.

      I vote down for really poor writing, but that's rare.  Extra short, yes, I will vote down.

      1. Carolyn2008 profile image78
        Carolyn2008posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

    2. Don Crowson profile image79
      Don Crowsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

    3. brittanytodd profile image91
      brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No.  I only vote down hubs that are poorly written or have a bad layout, but are not so bad that I would flag them.  I vote down rants and stuff like that, but I don't do it very often.

  2. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This!

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I think the point is to get a general reaction from the viewing public, not a technical review from hubbers.

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    gchicnotesposted 5 years ago

    Thank you all for your feedback.  I'm 6 weeks new in the community and was curious. I agree with all your viewpoints on voting down.

  5. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 5 years ago

    I try not to vote down anything unless it is really poor content (but still fits the requirements).

    ~thranax~

  6. chicagoguy profile image60
    chicagoguyposted 5 years ago

    will not vote down ! if i am not aware of the topic !!

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    gchicnotesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    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.

  8. rLcasaLme profile image52
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    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.

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      gchicnotesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. That's doesn't seem like much. I thought stuff like that gets flagged by hubpages admins.

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

        There are only a very few of them and many thousands of us.  They need our help to alert them to bad stuff.

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          gchicnotesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Gotcha!

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    I never vote down.  Not because I'm a 'good' person but it's part of that slightly pointless popularity thing.  If the hub is spun, dodgy, rubbish or whatever then I just flag it.

    However I do vote up, occasionally.  They seem quite different actions.

    Anyway, that reminds me.  Let's go see what's in the hopper. It was awful yesterday.

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

      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.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, I know what you mean.  I get crosser and crosser and then just have to stop.

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

          I can't imagine being on staff and having to do that for extended periods.  Man, that would make you want to kick the dog when you got home!

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

            (For those who take things literally)

            I don't have a dog.  If I had a dog, I would never kick it.  However, after a day of hub-hopping, I might snarl "What are YOU looking at?" upon entering the house.

            Bad writing puts me in a bad mood.  I can only take so much of it.

            1. missolive profile image95
              missoliveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Your comment Pcunix made me decide to check out the hopper - the first hub was about ummmmm enlarging something LOL and I hopped right back out.

              I decided to give it another try and found some goodies. Then I was bombarded with Resolutions and Weight Loss tips - ugh

              PS - I'm sure you wouldn't kick the dog smile

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                gchicnotesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That's happened to me a few times.

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              gchicnotesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hahahahahahaha!

    2. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I spent hours yesterday going through the new hubs published and I don't think I have ever flagged so many in one go in my life!

      What did shock me was the amount of plagiarised material getting published.

      What has happened to the automatic filters, are they broken?

  10. jakesully profile image60
    jakesullyposted 5 years ago

    Vote it down because it's poor quality, not because you don't happen to like the subject matter.

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    gchicnotesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    Yesterday I thought I saw some copying of one of my hubs. It had some of the same pics and talked about part of one of the items within one of my hubs. After further review it was ok. Perhaps people are bored why they are writing some substandard material. Who knows?

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    gchicnotesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    Btw. Love your profile pic. smile

 
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