Squid brethren, don't be like this guy!

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  1. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    To my fellow Squids, one of our compatriots has just given me a perfect example of how NOT to be when first arriving at HubPages.  Please allow me to share.

    This is a perfect example of how NOT to comment on a Hub.

    This comment was marked as spam and deleted very quickly because
    1) The comment had nothing to do with the Hub topic.
    2) The person is clearly fishing for traffic or feedback, also not the topic of the Hub, or the purpose of that comment capsule.  Don't do what you say you aren't really doing.  Even 5-yr-olds can see that scam.
    3) When I looked at the person's profile there was no info and no picture.

    HubPages is going to seem a bit brusque to some of you, but as a popular site, we draw a LOT of spammers and scammers.  More than anything I ever saw in 8 years of Squidoo.

    1. lisavollrath profile image94
      lisavollrathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There's a bonehead in every bunch.

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    fluffanuttaposted 9 years ago

    There's a blank space beneath "how NOT to comment" - was there supposed to be a picture or something?

  3. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I'm seeing the guys message quoted below that statement.  What OS and browser are you using to view this page?

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      fluffanuttaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Chrome, Firefox and IE on Windows, and also Chrome on Android. Just a white space. I even tried a web proxy.

      I can guess what it look like though, so yeah don't be like this gyu!

    2. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It has nothing to do with the OS or browser.  Quoted sections never show up in Threaded View. It doesn't show up on the "feed" page either.  It only is displayed in Chronological View. Normally that works out just fine since the reply comment is under the other comment in Threaded view. But manually added quoted text also only shows up in Chronological View.  Sorry to be off-topic, but just wanted to clear that up.

      1. Ilona1 profile image59
        Ilona1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for explaining about the different views! I was wondering why I didn't see the quote either. Now I know how this thing works thanks to you:)

      2. NathaNater profile image91
        NathaNaterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know that. I've been seeing those blank spaces and didn't know why. Just switched to chronological view and now see the quote. Learn something learn everyday. Thanks, Glenn.

  4. AliciaC profile image93
    AliciaCposted 9 years ago

    I'm using Safari on my iPad. I couldn't see the comment when I was looking in "Threaded" view, but I could when I switched to "Chronological" view.

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      fluffanuttaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ah ha! I see it now. Thanks Alicia.

    2. lisavollrath profile image94
      lisavollrathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't see it in Chrome either, but switching to chronological worked. Thanks for the tip!

  5. JG11Bravo profile image72
    JG11Bravoposted 9 years ago

    Well isn't that charming.

  6. Desertdarlene profile image69
    Desertdarleneposted 9 years ago

    Oh yeah, I've gotten a few of those even on my Squidoo lenses and bio.

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    Iznogoudposted 9 years ago

    Relache, I think what HP HQ should do is have you write a "I'm a Hubber! What's next?" email newsletter to the new arrivals.

    A brief summary of what works, what doesn't work, how to behave, as well as other info that they need to know (such as the grace period and other important information) so they can all come up to speed.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Relache already wrote a very useful hub as a mover's guide where she gives new arrivals everything they need to know, including links to additional information that is important for them to review.

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        Iznogoudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I've seen Miss Relache's publishings on both here and Squidoo and they are most excellent. I think an official email with her advice and guidance in peoples inboxes would get the message out to the most amount of people in the quickest time, so they can avoid the things that they were once upon a time encouraged to do.

      2. kislanyk profile image69
        kislanykposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Relache's hub is wonderful and already in my bookmarked lists, very useful. However not everyone who comes from Squidoo will see it right away, not unless they go forumside, and some people are just not forum goers. An official email from HP to our inbox will be seen right away by literally everybody. Much better chance of the right information reaching all transfers immediately.

        1. sockii profile image70
          sockiiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          And not every Squid is a spammer. That's the off feeling I have from this post, sort of accusing Squidoo writers of all being "like this guy" and not knowing that's uncool and improper behavior. There are bad apples in every bunch, and I don't think there is necessarily a higher percentage of them among Squids than on other content platforms.

          1. Sed-me profile image80
            Sed-meposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I don't think she meant that at all. She was just making a point of someone who got on her nerves.

  8. Nicole Pellegrini profile image60
    Nicole Pellegriniposted 9 years ago

    I would say that's good advice for ANY new person, not just a transplant from Squidoo. I see comments like that on all types of platforms, not just from Squidoo users by a long shot, seriously.

    So yeah. No one likes spam. But I don't think Squidoo users need an extra or special caution not to be spammers. Good Squids already know that, just like good content writers on any platform.

    1. Paula Atwell profile image67
      Paula Atwellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So true, I agree. smile

  9. Gloriousconfusion profile image93
    Gloriousconfusionposted 9 years ago

    Relache, I still don't know what the comment your mentioned was, as it hasn't shown up anywhere.  I'm dying to know what was said, so please will you re-post it so that we can see where he went wrong!

    What on earth is a ,chronological  view, and how do you get one?  We're not all techies here you know.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Look at the top of this page just below the black bar on the right side. It says " threaded" and "chronological". click on the word you want to select.

      1. Gloriousconfusion profile image93
        Gloriousconfusionposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Rochelle, got it - easy when you know how!  The comment was miraculously visible, how strange.  Yes, it was certainly a pretty boring sort of comment, wasn't it?

    2. Lynne-Modranski profile image80
      Lynne-Modranskiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Took me a bit to find it as well. 
      On the thread go to the top of the page.  You'll see the word THREADED highlighted.
      Just right of the that it should say CHRONOLOGICAL - click that.
      You should be good then!

  10. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I'll send official emails if they hire me.  I did get voted Most Likely To Become An Employee in the Hubbie Awards last year, but I'm still just your average opinionated user. (btw, this year's ballot is open thru Sept 1st)

    I just wanted to let people know the sorts of behavior that is likely to get your HubPages experience ended before you even get going.


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