However, we don't want to make the same mistakes that Bubblews did.
60% of what the forum ads actually pays sounds about right. And only Hubbers with 10 or more featured hubs would qualify. And only the first 10 posts of each HP day would qualify. And only posts without links would qualify. And only posts that don't solely consist of emoticons would qualify.
Hopefully, the programming to implement wouldn't be too onerous.
And it would be an interesting experiment. With the above parameters in place, there's an actual chance we suddenly wouldn't get buried in junk posts. If we do suddenly get buried in junk posts, then simply adjust the parameters.
But what with the requirement that only established authors would get paid, who knows how many new and worthy authors this new feature could attract? How many new and worthy hubs would be generated to reach that magical 10? HP still seems to want all that, despite the Google quota embargo.
As far as programming goes, they probably wouldn't do it. It would be nice though!
Great, and even have more meaningless discussions.
I agree with Uninvited Writer - not only would we have spamming and useless discussions here, it would damage our rankings with Google. The Q&A section is the place for that sort of interaction - when people post questions, there, they invite dialogue and informative posts. The forum is an internal portion of the site for user interaction.
i don't care about the ads because it takes donkeys years to reach the $100 for adsense. I am more concern on the earning program
Then the usual suspects of the religion forums would make so much bank they might sink into a life of sin. Souls are at stake here! And should their referrers get their 10% cut of the loot?
I'm fine with that.
No. One way or the other, I'm going to cause HP to see the financial error of their ways in this regard. It's one of my year 2015 projects. If HP is so determined to give away that extra money, then why not simultaneously cancel the author referral program and change the overall split for everyone to 65:35? Then everybody would be happy.
Forums are fine if people are commenting because they have something to actually add to the conversation...
Start paying people for what is here and we will have a million meaningless comments and threads by people who just want an extra buck added to their account. Social and money do not mix - just look at Bubblews and the other sites that are sprouting up in their image.....
Yep, Bubblews really put their foot in it. What other sites, btw? Might be worthwhile to strike before they, too, sink into oblivion.
As for HubPages, I think they're more coordinated than that, especially with all the restrictions I included. I think the secret is to not make the payout worth the labor. Just a little something as HP's way of saying thanks.
What is the actual advantage of starting or contributing to a forum? I like reading the forum threads because I've learned a lot from the questions and answers. But, I also notice that there are threads that amount to zip. They are just full of meaningless comments, perhaps they are supposed to be humorous? And then there are the threads that go on and on, even after the subject has become a dead horse. It appears that there must be a reason for folks to spent the time and effort writing on these threads instead of say, writing a new hub. Do folks actually get paid for these comments? Do these comments affect hub scores or hubber scores? I understand comments that are, what LeanMan has said "actually add to the conversation."
No, but associating with the Hubpage community drives a lot of internal traffic which is just as good as external if you keep up with it. I have a 50/50 split between internal and external traffic, both have been beneficial. And some people just like to communicate their ideas. That is the point in forums, after all.
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