Why does the HubPages home page default to questions and not hubs?

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  1. Bill Yovino profile image88
    Bill Yovinoposted 2 years ago

    When I open up HubPages, I'm immediately confronted with an endless barrage of Political and Religious rants. This is a major turn off to me as a Hubber and as a reader. If I didn't have an account here I would never come back. Why not promote Hubs instead of mindless and fruitless arguments over whose (whatever)  is better?

    It seems to be that I used to see Hubs on the home page.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This only shows for signed-in users (visitors will see only articles). We weight the content that shows up here based on what has the most interaction, so sometimes it will be articles but often it is Forum posts or Q&A.

      1. Bill Yovino profile image88
        Bill Yovinoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Christy - Thanks for the reply. It is slightly comforting to know that unregistered readers are not seeing these rants.  Why should logged-in users be subjected to them and not have the ability to opt-out?

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          This is something we've discussed internally and we do plan to make changes to some of the HubPages design and functionality-- what signed-in users see first is something we're considering changing, but as far as I know, a decision has not been made yet.

  2. Julie Nou profile image56
    Julie Nouposted 2 years ago

    Same here... not to mention that they hav very limited way to feed in morr hubs for me to read. They hav categorized it, but it really isnt helping, rather darn annoying. We couldnt do much about flexibility on posting hubs, at least they should try the home feed better.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    I agree, the Q&A section is such low quality, why would you promote it above all else?

  4. Kiss andTales profile image78
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    Like a magazine we either pick it up to read or just let it stay,  A television show we eithier watch it or change the chanel
    or turn the tv off. Radio the same.
    No one can make any one read or listen to anything they do not like or want to be bothered with.
    Especially not me.
    Hp has always been full of choices in subjects , that is why you have so many categories here.
    I think its a choice to complain lol!

    1. Bill Yovino profile image88
      Bill Yovinoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is no choice here and you don't have the option of not seeing pointed questions that you may find offensive. The very wording of the question or topic can be enough to anger people.

      A home page is a prominent place to display and establish your brand. In the case of HubPages, it should be displaying links to very high quality hubs, not questions that are intentionally worded to provoke, ridicule, or demonize people with opposing views on the topics of politics and religion.

      I'm sure many potential readers are immediately turned off because of their first glimpse of HubPages, never to return again.

      It is a real shame and a waste of a valuable resource.

  5. Kiss andTales profile image78
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    But your choice is not a demand only to leave it as you mention.
    I see things I dont agree with. But I do not own hub pages . its simple as you say ! Make your choice.

    1. Bill Yovino profile image88
      Bill Yovinoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This is exactly the kind of low quality banter that I'm talking about. I see from your page that you are one of the offenders - little or no actual hubs, just an endless list of poorly written pointed religious questions, rampant with grammatical and spelling errors. HubPages has consistently striven to improve the quality of hubs yet they allow this kind of literary trash to occupy it's most prominent page.

      I don't understand it.

  6. Kiss andTales profile image78
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    I am sure some feels the same way about your banter of negativity ! lol !

  7. Kiss andTales profile image78
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    Since we have met in disagreement I must say you are a very talented writer
    and I will read your hubs just to see your quality so far I am very impressed !

 
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