Poll Time 2016 P.O. Version
The Polls for those of us that want constructive change around here.
Please take the time to read and vote in these polls. Things may not change around here very quickly, but like the weather in Texas, just wait a bit and it WILL change!
Good Comments and Bad Comments
I have written a hub on Why do Hub Authors Delete Comments? Not too long afterwards, the HP staff instituted a tab under the account page - comments/Low Quality. This feature enables hub writers to mass delete all comments deemed by a robot, (I presume) that are low in quality.
There is also a sub tab labeled 'Spam' which regularly detects spam comments and this is where you can mass delete those.
Many hubbers get angry when their comments are deleted. This can cause friction between the writers and their audience.
It also causes some hubbers to unfairly target people who 'clean up' their comments on a regular basis.
Some people believe that ALL comments should be left in print forever simply because that is the way they think.
Some people do not allow people to comment if they are not signed in to HubPages, and they delete all low quality comments.
Anger over comment deletion should NOT make someone a target for revenge.
Global settings for Comments
How writers here REALLY feel?
There are a few writers here who seem to have been unfairly treated by the owners, operators, moderators, other hubbers, and people behind the scenes at HubPages.
Some people have been unfairly banned, reported to the moderators, and/or had their entire accounts deleted.
I propose a series of questions to find out why such unfair treatment exists and how to fix it.
Why is there no review or means of correcting hubbers that have been flagged by another person? Why are so many older hubbers leaving this site? What can HP do to encourage good conduct and fair practices?
past tense: censured; past participle: censured
express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.
"a judge was censured in 1983 for a variety of types of injudicious conduct"
Banning of Hubbers
Have you or someone you know been banned from any section of HubPages?
Participating in the sections.
Which areas of HubPages do you regularly participate in?
You or someone you know...
Have you or someone you know been censured unfairly?
Have you ever contacted the firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Did the team respond to your email?
Some of us have had personality conflicts with other hubbers. Sometimes these conflicts have resulted in verbal abuse, personal attacks, and TOS violations.
There doesn't seem to be a way to have a cooling off period in which the violations are automatically deleted and the hubbers warned. If so, should they have the chance to apologize and forgive and forget without a penalty?
Have you noticed hubbers here that should be banned but are not? Some hubbers seem to get away with all sorts of chicanery. Is HP practicing nepotism, or playing favorites themselves? Why are certain hubbers either not reported? or not censured?
Why don't the 'good' hubbers report people for their bad behavior?'
Why are whiners and complainers allowed to censure without being censured themselves?
Banning and Suspensions
Have you had posting privileges restricted on any area of HP (banning)
Do you think the Forums at HP are fair and unbiased?
The Q&A section
Have you been banned from the Q&A section?
Forgive and Forget
Should angry hubbers have an opportunity to have their words written in anger just deleted and a chance for apology given?
Scores, Length of Membership, Quality of Contributions
Should hubbers be respected for their Hub scores, Hubber scores, And number of years on HP?
Have you noticed hubbers that SHOULD be banned, but are not?
A great deal of people write here to express their views, develop a following, write good content, and make new friends.
IHubPages has always been one of the best places to connect on the internet and get paid for your efforts.
HubPages wants to make money, as all companies do. And hubbers like getting paid to help HubPages make that money. It should be a win-win situation for all.
Of course there are people here who are trolls, bad writers, and those that do not care if HubPages makes money or not.
There should be a fair way of eliminating the people that do not make money for the company.
Making Money at HP
Do you understand approximately what percentage HP is earning from your articles?
Suggestions for Improvement
All of us probably have a suggestion or two that we feel will improve the HubPages experience.
Please leave suggestions in the comment area and I will post them here:
- Two or more moderators must approve any banning of hubbers, and they must investigate the particulars of the issue before settling on a permanent ban from any section of HP.
- HP should conduct anonymous surveys on a regular basis to help guide the quality of the employees and management. Many companies survey their employees yearly to get a feel of the way employees and management are doing.
- Moderators should be adequately trained to deal with internet conflict, trolls, spammers, abusers, and low quality hubbers.
- The HP team should encourage quality writing at all times and reward their writers.
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