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short poems/flagged hubs

  1. barranca profile image79
    barrancaposted 9 years ago

    Sometimes poems are short but do not lack content.  The powers that be need to either decide they want poem/hubs or not.  If they do, then "they" need to figure out a way to not flag hubs for having "little or no content".   Sometimes big ideas come in small packages.

    1. Cris A profile image57
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Was a poem of yours flagged? And what about haikus? I;ve read several. AndI think there is an audience for poetry, though a smaller one but still an audience.

  2. barranca profile image79
    barrancaposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I had one that didn't get many readers and was dropping in rank, so I decided to unpublish it but then later decided to republish it and the system wouldn't let me because the hub had "little or no content."

    1. Cris A profile image57
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think gamegirl's suggestion makes sense, either collect two or three short poems in a hub or clarify things with the admin people. poems regardless of actual length in words will generate discussion specially when readers attempt to interpret via their comments. and you are right, the content may seem miniscule but the ideas that go into writing or reading them is boundless big_smile

  3. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    You could condense down numerous poems into one hub, or email team@hubpages.com to see what can be done. smile

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      SirDentposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I  agree. That's what I did with many of my poems.

  4. SweetiePie profile image81
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    I remember on an earlier thread someone suggested including the background behind writing the poem, which would give you more text.  Also, you can include youtube links of people reading poems for you, etc.

  5. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    When you make a new Hub, you click past a screen that tells you what not to do when making a Hub.

    The very last point made is what sort of content is good to create.  That statement reads "The best Hubs are useful, informative, richly detailed and truly original."

    One little poem or haiku does not fit that last description and you should not be surprised if other community members flag those hubs as low quality.

  6. Nicole Winter profile image61
    Nicole Winterposted 9 years ago

    I don't know if this helps at all, but what about writing an introduction to your poem?  Something along the lines of: This is what I was doing, or what was happening to me, or how I felt, when I wrote this... *ponder*  I'm considering putting some of my poetry up, too.  Not sure how it will look when it's finally packaged.

    --- Nicole A. Winter

  7. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    I don't think user flagging is the problem.  A couple of months ago we started automatically preventing very short hubs from being published.  The idea was to head off hubs that were very likely to get flagged before they were even published.  It worked pretty well, the percentage of hubs that have to be moderated was gone down considerably.  However, not completely unexpectedly, there was some collateral damage.

    We don't have any objection to poetry hubs, and we'll see if we can come up with a solution that allows them to be published in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, adding a couple of photos to hub or taking some of other good suggestions in this thread may get you around the blockage.

  8. barranca profile image79
    barrancaposted 9 years ago

    I typically add one illustrative photo.  I don't like the idea of combining a bunch of poems.  I have found that google searches typically are two word searches like: poem + pheasant or some such.  I would like to keep the focus for each poem.  Occasionally I will add another poem on the same subject by some other famous poet.