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How bad was the worst Hub you ever saw?

  1. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    I just found a Hub that is simultaneously deceptively titled (title has NOTHING to do with the content), is miscategorized (category has nothing to do with the title or content), is overly-promotional (content mentions the author has the service described as a client) AND is low-quality (217 words, no other content).  Although not featured, it is displayed on the author's profile page and thus can be found by someone.  The kicker is that I found it because the author posted in a forum thread about how someone said they were not a good author, and I decided to see what their Hubs looked like.

    It's hopelessly, hilariously bad.

    What's the worst Hub you ever found?

    1. gitachud profile image88
      gitachudposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My worst was one I wrote then deleted before publishing. Then there was the one written in Dutch!

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8622306_f248.jpg

    2. frantisek78 profile image84
      frantisek78posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Some are bad, some are good, most are mediocre. It's the same with everything, from published books to newspaper articles written by "journalists". As Dave Gahan said "I don't advise and I don't criticize, I just know what I like with my own eyes."

    3. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The worst that I ever saw was some time ago. It had 2 sentences with poor spelling and poor English. I don't think it exists here anymore.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Oh man... how much time have you got? For a while the whole point of Hub Hopping for me was to call out spammers, con artists, and crap Hubs.

    ...though the one that still sticks in my mind was the guy who wrote a Hub claiming that he had deciphered a series of secret Satanic messages that were hidden in X-Men comic books. I honestly didn't even know how to reply to gibberish like that.

    1. Attikos profile image75
      Attikosposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That strikes me as one of the more interesting topics. You could have had fun with it.

  3. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Clearly I'm not reading the right X-Men issues...

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image92
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I know!! I've forgotten the general gist of the guy's hub, but I remember that the election of Pope Benedict figured into things somehow too. Apparently the X-Men had foretold of it some way or another.
      I pictured the writer as one of those guys who has tin foil all over his walls and windows to deflect the government mind-control rays, if you catch my drift.

      1. rmcrayne profile image94
        rmcrayneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm gonna go with schizophrenia.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    I don't know about the worst one, but I saw one similar to what you're describing a few days ago.  The title was deceptive, had nothing to do with the content, which appeared to be a very weak attempt at creative writing.  I noticed it on my feed because of the title and wanted to take a look.  Those kind of hubs belong on a blog.

    I think the worst ones that I saw were from a hubber who spun content, with over 1000 hubs.  That hubber is long gone, or at least that account is!  It was a couple of years ago.

  5. cfin profile image79
    cfinposted 3 years ago

    Fascinating. I would like to seeeeee these comic books big_smile

  6. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I could link to a subdomain chock-full of them.

    "But that would be wrong..." - Richard Nixon

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Chock full of bad hubs, or full of spun content?  Maybe that's a redundant question.

      We still have people publishing spun content, copying content from other sources, and demonstrating contrasting writing styles in hubs vs forum posts.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    OK, OK.  I have now deleted the hub.

    1. fpherj48 profile image80
      fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO, Mark.....Whew...Thank Heavens!

  8. fpherj48 profile image80
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    Relache......When I first came aboard, I was eager to travel, investigate and discover.  I did a lot of hopping and reading.  I read many hubbers, numerous topics, all sorts of different hubs, etc.
    Cut to the chase:  My experience nearly frightened me away from HP.  At times, I thought I may have been having horrid nightmares while sleep-walk-hubbing......once I convinced myself that this site was someone's idea of a verbal rendition of "Where's Waldo?"......but we had to find the well-written hub, rather than Waldo.
    Are you getting my gist, oh wise and prolific writer?  It was a jolting experience to say the least.  I could have used some mental therapy, for Heaven's sake!
    Then, I wised up and stopped, you know, sleezing around in the ghetto and other areas where good little girls, who prefer proper grammar, correct spelling, appropriate punctuation and valid sentence structure, should not venture. (Yes, I know, "sleeze" is not a word....but it is today)
    Of the dozens and dozens I read.....I could never choose the worst.  They were ALL, the worst!

    1. nArchuleta profile image93
      nArchuletaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, I've always felt that, if Shakespeare could make up words, we could too. "Sleeze around" in now, officially, a new phrasal verb. wink

      1. fpherj48 profile image80
        fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the validation.  Official or not....I use a lot of words that may be questionable, without a dictionary!   I think it's because a phrase like "sleezing around," tells it like it is and leaves no doubt what you're talking about.

  9. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 3 years ago

    I found one the other day in the feed! I can't even remember what the heck it was about, as it was so badly translated some of the words came out as for example. you buy this, sausage dread, it will cang yourie lif! whatever the sausage dread was Its put me off for life!

    1. nArchuleta profile image93
      nArchuletaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I must admit, I far prefer content that is badly written because the writer is not a native English speaker -- at least there's an excuse. I can't stand people who obviously write how they speak -- neither of which is correct. Sausage dread -- love it!

  10. fpherj48 profile image80
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    Nell....I think I saw that one!!    LOL......I tawt I taw a putty tat!......Yeah, that one about the sausage......what a wiener!!!    LOL!

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol! hiya paula! yes that totally confused me! I thought what? er no, can't be!

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    "Sausage Dread" would be a great name for a band.

    Just saying.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LOL! yes Freddy, it would be a brilliant rock band!

      1. brakel2 profile image85
        brakel2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The worst one I saw was written with the poorest grammar, sentence structure, and spelling. The man said he was in special ed classes in school. I think he had a hubber score of 85. I could not believe the score. Three or four of us flagged his profile, and then he was gone.

    2. fpherj48 profile image80
      fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Fat Freddy.....LOL!  You know, I hate to agree...but sadly, you're right!!  "Let's go listen to "Sausage Dread!"  I hear they're great!"  Oh God.

    3. profile image0
      Jane Ardenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha.  it would!!!

  12. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    Like Freddy the cat there, I used to hub hop to help weed out hubs like that. I found one once and it was clearly spun with a software. The words were all jumbled and made no sense. I wish I could find the forum I posted an excerpt on.

  13. vmd7878 profile image62
    vmd7878posted 3 years ago

    Mine, I am new here and just published two hubs. I am waiting for them to be approved or not approved. I am not very good at article writing, but I was told that it would help with getting items noticed.

    1. Sulabha profile image81
      Sulabhaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Dear vmd7878,
      I liked your modest approach. And I will sure read your hubs.
      In my life, I have read many things. I don't remember the worst, but I do remember the good ones, which have helped me to evolve as a good human being.

    2. profile image0
      Jane Ardenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ah.. thats so lovely.. I love a humble person.  I must tiptoe onto your page

  14. tirelesstraveler profile image84
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Oh let me count the ways.

  15. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    I tried to find the hub - no luck.  Needed the laugh, though. 

    Guess I'll have to wait for the album to be released.

    1. fpherj48 profile image80
      fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OK, Marcy....I'll send you the LINK....ha ha...get it?   sausage? link?  Never mind.  I need sleep.  "Happy New Year," girl!

      I would like to personally thank Relache for all the "FUN" her question has created.

  16. Zelkiiro profile image85
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    I don't know if it's just my obsessive need for structure and consistency (as well as being a raging Grammar Nazi), but most of the Hubs I come across are painful for me to look at. There are some really good, consistent, well-structured Hubs out there, but they are the precious minority.

  17. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Hi fpherj48. Sleaze is definitely a word. You just have to know how to spell it. lol. smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, for the phrase fpherj mentioned, 'sleeze' is a nice amalgamation between 'sleaze' and 'sleep.'

      1. LongTimeMother profile image97
        LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, Marcy.smile

    2. fpherj48 profile image80
      fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OH Wow....is my face red!   I thought I had looked up both spellings......and didn't find either.   So it's not sleeze, as in sneeze, squeeze, breeze., freeze......it's sleaze, as in .........?   I shall not forget this!  Thank you, LongTimeMother!   Mother's always know best!

      1. LongTimeMother profile image97
        LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        lol. I can't believe I just positioned myself as an authority on sleaze.

        I often remind my kids there is an exception to every rule. This is just one of the examples I've used over the years when teaching them about spelling. smile

        1. fpherj48 profile image80
          fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          LOL...That's funny!  Not only will I remember you as an authority on "sleaze"....but as a devoted mother, who teaches her children how to spell it!   LMAO.......kidding, kidding.......

          1. LongTimeMother profile image97
            LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            And warns them to avoid it!! smile

  18. JoeYoung22 profile image91
    JoeYoung22posted 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who checked this thread out to see if any of my hubs were mentioned?  wink

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yep! Lol.

 
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