I mean other than the fact that they're publishing hubs or posting comments.
How do we know a person hasn't written a slew of unpublished hubs, then left his/her password with a friend with instructions to publish said hubs periodically, so we'll think they're alive.
So we can't know for sure, actually.
Hi miracles your back. How are you? maybe you don't know me yet.
You don't know,like mail order companies sending mail to the deceased.
mmmmmm..... I believe you know when a fello hubber is alive simply by the way the write. Nobody would be able to duplicate there verbage, writing style etc. If I gave the computer to my husband , believe me you would know the difference. Just my thought.
Well, I think Toad is actually dead and is a zombie who comes awake at night to type up hubs. CC I think is really Shakespeare who wakes up at night, Blondepoet is actually Jane Austen and Shirley Anderson is actually Mary Shelley. Pest is definitely Thomas Hardy. We come alive at night! AE must be Florence Nightingale.
This is a really interesting question. If I were to drop dead tomorrow, all my hubs would still go on. Most visitors would not even know if I were alive or dead because most people would not even check to see if I had any current activity.
In fact, I could use one of those automatic "respond to a comment" programs and appear very much alive. People may find me annoying, but then, better to be annoying than dead
lol - HubPages -- a cheap way to cheat death!
Actually semi-seriously is that I do need to start thinking about how to leave instructions on how to run my business after I'm gone - hopefully I have a while to do it - but what happens with affiliate ID's Adsense etc when you are dead - your bank a/c is almost immediately frozen in my country and then wound up by the executors - but if your sites are producing money there has to be away to leave that to your family
I check on people when they are missing and I am certain I would check on all of you.
Even a dead plant can turn over a new leaf, when the wind blows!
Actually it is difficult, some of the Hubs, may have been composed yonks ago have sat in some Lawyers office, with the request, that a Hub, be scheduled and released one at a time over the next few years. This could be happening and how would we know. Always a reckoning day. This Post is as good as acco's.Congratulations, on your clever idea, wherever did you derive, the inspiration from.
haha Jama - maybe like shibashake said, if you had a 'respond to comment' program, you'd never, ever know!
NO we can't know for sure,unless that person knows in advance and wishes to let us know that his or her death is near
Darkside! How clever you are to come up with this soooooo
important point just before you request the hubteam to install a hubber-pulse-checker. Everyone will need to hookup to this gadget and only be allowed to proceed with writing new hubs, commenting and posting in the forums if they have a pulse. I wonder if the team could also request that the hubbers have a certain % of brain activity too.
Darkside you always find the right pictures... do you happen to have a pic of one of these gadgets in your tickle trunk?
HubPages Inc are developing a special biometric/pulse reading mouse. It's got the HP logo (the blue/green/red arrow triangly thing) embossed on it, and it looks very cool.
The left mouse button reads a persons fingerprint and the right one reads the pulse rate. So family members won't be able to get away with sitting a dead hubbers hand on the mouse.
A series of tests have been run on a group of hubbers (which may or may not included a dead hubber or two) and they're happy with the results. Once the HP CEO has signed off on it they'll be sending out the computer mouses as gifts to all active hubbers with a HubberScore of 50 and over.
Why are they doing this?
Online inactivity for a prolonged period of time will flag the account as MIA. HubScores will be effected (negatively) and if the hubber doesn't make a post in the forum saying that HubScore must be broken or a similar complaint and the system notices that other people are using the mouse/account, then they'll upgrade the status to Possibly Dead. And they'll up their ad pageview share to 100% (or 90% if the referrer is still confirmed as being alive).
It seems somewhat unfair that the system only works on the downside of life. If I had a high pulse rate, and am hyperactive, shouldn't I also get upgraded to "Super Alive" and get my pageview share up?! Time for a revolution! Oppose the tyranny!
Darkside you explained all that so well. Will this mouse also work on brain dead hubbers?
I suspect the quality of the hubs will be far lower than the expected norm. Which may mean that we already have a few brain dead hubbers already on the books.
I was also wondering about this, for myself sometimes.
Cindyvine may be right, LOL I seem to always come back with my flying walrus or Lilith. hehe But when it is final you will know by way of Hawkesdream.
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