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.
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."
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
You could condense down numerous poems into one hub, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what can be done.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
by Sherri 7 years ago
The question of whether poetry Hubs should have 400-word minimums came up in this thread a few minutes ago:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/70203#post1528809I've been puzzling about what to do with poetry Hubs I've found while hopping. I haven't flagged any of them, because poetry is a unique...
by ajcor 7 years ago
the following hubs are in the main my poems but it seems that if some action doesn't follow by 25th March they will be unpublished because they don't fit the current mould!...a poem is not like text it takes a concept and enlarges the subject matter in few words and the fewer the better sometimes!...
by BenjaminB 7 years ago
I find it hilarious that Hubpages pushes the concept of helping new Hubbers yet my Hub which has had very good reception by the community has been flagged for being both overly promotional and substandard.I had 5 social bookmarking links,and 2 other links to free tools absolutely related to the...
by Melody Trent 6 years ago
When I hub hop I like to take hubs that look fishy and check to see if they are copied content. This week I have found 8 hubs that were in whole or part copied directly from another page. Anyone have me beat?
by Ironman1992 6 years ago
Is a short hub considered substandard?Can a hub be flagged as substandard for being too short? I have recently published short hubs, and I fear that they may soon be considered substandard. Sometimes hubs are simply short, but having relayed useful information.
by Peter V 6 years ago
Do you often flag content on HubPages?I see a few hubs everyday that are in English, but poorly written. I hate to flag a hub if someone is just trying to start on HP, but I don't like reading poorly written hubs! What are your thoughts?
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