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What percentage of people in the forums don't write hubs?

  1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    I'm curious about that, and what other hubbers who do write hubs feel about it.

    I've seen some folks who don't write hubs, but who obviously read in HubPages and comment on hubs, and who participate in the forums with a good heart and a restrained hand.

    But I've also seen some others who seem to be nothing but trolls. Especially in some of the categories like politics and religion.

    1. jeri741 profile image60
      jeri741posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have some hubs but don't really do to much anymore. I usually just like to come to the forums and read through them

    2. kathleenkat profile image83
      kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I welcome their opinions, and encourage them to write Hubs based on what they write on the forums! I have seen some really long, well-constructed posts from them, which could definitely make for great Hubs. And perhaps they are here because they wish to be among writers and authors, not just the regular 4Chan crowd.




      How do I feel about THOSE people? They should get lives! Clearly they are just here be bullies, and make themselves feel better about their lives by bringing others down. If they weren't here for that purpose, they would write Hubs and post constructive, open-minded replies in the forum!

      I've had a forum topic closed because of such trolls... That's great, you don't agree with me, but don't post huge long essays about how I am wrong, and initiate arguments with others by poking fun of their religions and beliefs. If they only realized how unwelcome their opinions really are, yet, they keep posting...

  2. Reality Bytes profile image83
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    It is possible that some members use an account for the sole purpose of participating in the forums.  I think we will see more of this activity as the new profile pages are implemented.  If someone is writing on child care for example, they may not want to have their religious/political forum activity available to their readers.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That seems contrary to the TOS, doesn't it? If someone is writing hubs under one i.d. and participating in forums using another i.d.... well, maybe not, if they do only use the one i.d. in forums.

      Does that account for many zero-hub forum participants? Sometimes when I see someone's post in a forum, I get curious about what they're writing. Then I go to the profile, and they don't have any hubs at all.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image83
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I do not think it is a TOS problem if only one account uses the forums.  Some individuals sign up to internet forums for the sole purpose of pushing a certain agenda.  Others may fall under my example, attempting to separate their forum activity from their hubs.
         

        I have another account with around 60 hubs, that account has not seen the forums in over two years.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image93
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Who is the REAL Reality Bytes...?

          Do I know you? I won't tell. big_smile

          1. Reality Bytes profile image83
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            LOL, I was never really active in the forums with my first profile.  I used my name on that account and did not want my forum posts to show up on a Google search.  I doubt that I made any lasting impressions here with that account.  It does receive some nice traffic though.  smile

            1. paradigmsearch profile image93
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Good Deal!

  3. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    17.91% is the answer you were looking for.

    It should also be known that 81.3% of statistics are made up on the spot.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile That's true - it's the way it's usually done.

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree, I'm sure I read that it was 81.03% big_smile

  4. Greekgeek profile image95
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    My feeling is that if they've signed up for a Hubpages account to comment on Hubs, bless 'em. If they've just signed up to use an anonymous screen name to bait people in the forums, ___ 'em.

    My feelings are also entirely irrelevant to Hubpages' policies. wink

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Having interested readers who don't really want to write hubs and are also interested in being a part of the community in forums has a good feel about it, and adds to the site.

      At the same time, I'm seeing some trolls out there, sliming their way around the forums, especially the political and religious ones. They seem to be there only to push a particular agenda, as Reality Bites said, or to stir up trouble. Unfortunately, there is no way to electrify their keyboards. hmm

    2. robie2 profile image96
      robie2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      what she said smile

  5. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    I've noticed that there appears to more 0 hub profiles who are also quite prolific in the forums. I thought perhaps it might have something to do with the up and coming US elections...possibly.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nature of the internet. Not only are people allowed the anonymity of screen names, they have begun to seek anonymity for their anonymity. What can that possibly say about them? It's surely a sign of cowardice, if not a veritable declaration as to the vacancy of their opinions.

      If you haven't the guts to say what you really feel, now, in this time where the police state is only a seedling being watered by the fear and Utopian idiocy of the craven left and the self-righteous arrogance and greed of the hypocritical right, then, ironically, that cowardice will serve you best when the police state arrives.

      Fear gives birth to the thing it dreads while wearing the mask of itself.
      Ignorance cheers it on, and laziness pours the drinks.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image93
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think I love you. Too bad I'm not gay. lol

        Update: I know that you are not either. smile

        1. Shadesbreath profile image84
          Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          LOL.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image93
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            The circling web is a wondrous thing.

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That statement is really quite profound. smile

        1. Shadesbreath profile image84
          Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks. To me it seems obvious to anyone looking, which is why I try to stay out of political threads. They drive me nuts. Makes me feel like the figurehead on the bow of the Titanic sometimes, trying to scream a warning with wooden words no one can hear. Either that or I just drink too much. big_smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Me thinks that great clarity can be found in drinking too much. big_smile

            1. Shadesbreath profile image84
              Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Me thinks the same thing. big_smile

  6. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 5 years ago

    Seriously, why spend time even worrying if a hubber only forumates and doesn't hubbenate.  If you don't like what they say in the political or religious forums then don't go there.  They have just as much right to comment as you do.  If they enjoy baiting you then the problem lies with you that rises to the bait too easily.  Maybe the forum is their only source of entertainment.  You know that old saying, if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.  Over the years I've been on HP the amount of times people whinge about trolls is unbelievable.  Get over it.  If your main purpose for being here is hubbenating then write hubs and focus your time and energy on writing good quality hubs.  Other people might prefer to forumate and have no desire to hubbenate.  It's their right.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why, thank you, Mother. We are all straightened out now and will go to bed without our supper.

  7. Denise Handlon profile image91
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Moving back to the original question about what percentage don't write hubs?  That's an interesting question...anyone have an actual number?

  8. MizBejabbers profile image89
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    I don't have the answer, but that is in the category of how many people read the hubs and don't leave a comment or vote, especially when they are one of your followers. I just wish they would say "good hub," or "that stinks"!

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image93
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We should be more aware of encouraging new authors with comments. I really wanted that feedback when I had less than about 30 hubs. Now that I have a lot more hubs and more page views, it would drive me crazy to have to respond if most people left comments.

      If it helps any, I like seeing my new hub crawl up the ratings list on my account page as it gets more page views. That shows that people are liking it.

 
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