I Know I Violated The New HubPages Terms Of Service But I Feel A Little Violated Too!
I get that the times they are a-changin’ for HubPages and I applaud all that they do and have done for me over the past four years of allowing me to publish my hubs but with change there are always a few things you have to give up and apparently HubPages has given me up for lent! I know I violated the new HubPages terms of service but I feel a little violated too! – Don’t Get Me Started!
When I first created my website (link below in the appropriate, approved capsule) I was so concerned with the look of it that I never realized that the program I was using didn’t allow people to leave comments on my postings. So I looked around the web and found HubPages. My goal was clear, I would post on my site and also on HubPages with links in both places so that people from my website would be directed to HubPages to comment and people who found me on HubPages could view the rest of my website content from the link in each hub I posted. It worked great. And when I began posting video blogs on YouTube, they went on HubPages too. But in the past week or so my inbox has been filled with HubPages emails letting me know (sometimes one by one, sometimes in groups) that all of the YouTube video postings are in violation and now the written ones are coming under fire. I get it, I get that HubPages is like I said, growing and wants to be a place for people who want to post original content. I get it but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Through the four years I’ve been on HubPages I really liked the sense of community I was greeted with and the many new “e-friends” (one I even had lunch with when they were passing through Vegas) who I’ve enjoyed reading, adding comments to their hubs and reading the comments they’ve left me. I appreciate all that HubPages was and is trying to become so please don’t take this as some sort of damning of the new policies. We apparently just want different things now. (Though if I had to choose I’d say, “It’s not me, it’s you” for the breakup between us.)
The fact of the matter is that I have now spent so much time deleting hubs and will need to go back and edit all of them on my website which were linked, taking people to HubPages that it’s probably best for us to just part ways. (This may not seem like a lot of work but let me state here that I had at one point over 850 hubs before I began all the deleting!) I’ll leave whatever doesn’t get flagged as a violation up on HubPages but as I posted an entry this morning and it was immediately flagged for being duplicate content, I think I’ll save HubPages and myself the aggravation and just not post anything new.
So upon my exit from posting on HubPages I did want to let all my pals on HubPages know that I will continue to read and support your efforts, commenting and everything I’ve done in the past to support your efforts. I hope that you’ll visit my site or become a fan of my Some Like It Scott Facebook page to see when I’ve posted new material but it’s sort of like leaving a job, you say you’re going to stay in touch with your now former co-workers but it rarely happens. Still I have at least one person from every job I’ve worked that I still keep in contact with in one way or another, I hope that’s me for many of you.
So thank you HubPages for a great four years, for allowing me to have over 500 Followers, for no doubt being part of the reason I made money from Google Adsense (though let me say I never made the thousands of dollars that many have claimed to have made from Google Adsense), for confusing me with the whole “Hub Karma Score” thing (which has stayed at 18 since it was first put on my homepage until today) and again for the wonderful writers to whom you’ve given such an awesome opportunity. All I can hope HubPages is that we can remain sort of “e-friends” so as to not make anyone else uncomfortable if we show up to the same party or something! Farewell, sweet HubPages!
P.S. Feel free to email me here on HubPages or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit me at my website, Some Like It Scott (You'll find a link there to join me on Facebook too - didn't want to add too many link capsules)
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An acquired taste, like Tab cola, Some Like It Scott is one gay man's experiences with love, life and things that make him crazy, all done to a musical theatre soundtrack.