moderators complaining about pixel images

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  1. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    may I ask why?

    With all the hassle just to get a piece published, from overtly strict copy right laws, now to this. I now wonder if the place is even worth the hassle.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Because HubPages is on a mission to only have top quality articles on the site/s beginning with all newly published hubs. If your article is below par, it won't get approved. Pixelated images are horrible to look at.

      I can tell you that if you persevere and produce the best you can, it is worth it.

    2. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I think you are misunderstanding by the meaning of pixelated images. It means that the image you included is of a low resolution less than 500 pixels across in dimension. It has little to do with the actual content of the image. It could be a photo or a scene or an equation. The final image you post on HubPages must be of a certain dimension. I recommend 500x500 pixels or higher. This will insure you will not be flagged.

  2. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    And how exactly am I supposed to mathematically express my equations? What is nicer and image or everything done by hand with less than par symbols being used straight from the typewriter?

    The site is asking for quality but isn't allowing it.

  3. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    I can assure you, if I did those equations out manually, they would look horrible. The pixel images are the best they come.

  4. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    Let me explain what I mean. Those equations are created by using a tex-code that is used by scientists universally to write out complicated equations so that they look nicer than say, writing everything out manually using cut and paste. Using the latter here can be confusing for an audience. So we use tex equations - they are the best choice for displaying equations and I am being penalized for it here.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I'm trying to help you here. Stop moaning about why you can't do something and work out how you can.

      Reproduce your equations in a graphics program or take screenshots or write them on a blackboard/whiteboard and photograph them. Use your imagination.

  5. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 21 months ago

    I had a very quick look at one of your articles.

    You need a better title. No-one will be searching for 'An Overview of My Work: Part One'. It needs to be search-friendly and tell the reader what the article is about. "Is the Universe Rotating?" would be better and people are searching for that term.

    You do need images - something to catch the eye. One near the top just after your intro, full page width. One further down the page.  Try Pixabay or Pexels for starry night photos. They are high quality and free and legal to use without attribution. Place your equation where it is relevant.

    Shorten some of those long sentences. The people most likely reading your hub will be students, so write to their ability and understanding. I just counted the words in one sentence - 70. Way too long and there many be longer ones.

    The second hub is short enough to be incorporated into the first. An academic piece can easily go up to 3000 words and beyond. It's better to have all the information on one page.

    You need a good conclusion to round everything off. Saying you 'might write about something one day' is unprofessional.

    You can create a nice niche for yourself on HubPages; don't be put off because high standards are required. Raise your game and make your work a useful resource.

    Hope that helps.

  6. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    how do you post an equation where it is relevant, I tried to figure this out but couldn't do it. And raise my game? I get you, but you are not getting me. There is only so much one can change a sentence in a scientific article without actually spoiling the content and meaning. I don't know how much I can change it so it doesn't ''duplicate.'' Science isn't like a story you can change at will and it uses specific names and words which the scientist HAS to use. And while you told me ''no one likes to see those images,'' we have to use those kinds of images on a daily basis to express what we mean.

    Raise the stakes? Neh, I have a life I need to live without having my hopes squashed by over sensitive rules and regulations. I dare say I won't be the first.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I said 'pixelated images'. Figure out a way to display them in high quality.

      Insert images into image capsules and use the arrows to move them up, down the page, or change to full/half width.

      HubPages standards are not unusual. If you're not up to the challenge of producing high quality, well written, clearly formatted pages, it's probably not the place for you.

      Oh... and you're welcome.

  7. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    Do you have to be so condescending?

    Quality is actually my game, I've been writing science articles to the layman for about 20 years so don't try and imply that you hold some kind of superior standard to mine.

    What I am complaining is that the rules are over sensitive and questions like a pixelated image shouldn't even be discussed. Besides... how am I going to make that image high quality? You still are not getting a damn thing I am saying to you about the tools we use to express our equations on the web. I have already explained, this is a specific tex code that scientists use on a daily basis to write out there equations, and you are still hung up on ''getting a high quality one.''

    Not worth the hassle this.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Do you have to be so negative?

      Try saying thanks for some constructive criticism, instead  of reacting as if I was trying to hurt your feelings.

      Did I once negate your science? I don't think so. However, I have been writing professionally for a very long time so I am able to give you useful advice about writing here. Up to you if you take it or not.

      You can keep saying that I don't get it. You're right, I don't - I know nothing about scientific equations, but I do know how to add a high quality image to a hub. There's no point complaining about required high standards. Accept them, or don't.

      I'm done here.

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Hubpages is knee deep in PhDs and it doesnt mean a thing. They require pictures that are not blurry for obvious reasons. I am sure you can figure out a way to meet that requirement.

  8. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    write out ''their'' equations

  9. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 21 months ago

    Lo and behold. An equation.

    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13364190.png

    If you cannot produce something like this why not learn?

    I would use Photoshop. You could try Gimp which is free, if you do not have Photoshop.

    If you do not know how to use Gimp, try this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1jFaMwx8U4

    Get Gimp here: https://www.gimp.org/

    There is also this: http://www.mathmagic.com/product/litewin.html

  10. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    This place uses code then?

  11. Gareth Meredith profile image59
    Gareth Meredithposted 21 months ago

    In fact you know what, I am not going to the length of downloading and learning all of this just for the presentation of an image. My way was easy and acceptable in my eyes. The images are hardly unbearable.

    I've totally made up my mind.

    1. Will Apse profile image92
      Will Apseposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Bye then. Thanks for the rant.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      If you're not interested in producing high quality work, or your eyes are not discerning enough to do so, I'd suggest that you zip over to google and start up a blog site.  It's easy enough and quality is not of much concern there.

      1. Gareth Meredith profile image59
        Gareth Meredithposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        My quality is located in the knowledge and the writing. How snooty someone has to be to argue over a pixelated image I didn't really know until I came here. The weight of what you people call ''quality'' is just an annoyance for some who just wants to write quality material for people to learn. My work isn't there to cater to small time stuff like  pixelated image.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          As I said - if you wish to write inferior articles, deeming them top quality because one facet of the article IS not notch, you need to have your own site.  HP wants high quality in ALL facets - spelling, grammar, readability, content and yes, appearance.

  12. lbrummer profile image95
    lbrummerposted 21 months ago

    Use the free photo editor, PicMonkey, to resize your pictures.  Change the width, in the Resize area,  of your picture to 400 and check the "keep proportions."  Then you can sharpen the image by sliding the sharpness button.  You can also rotate and crop the picture.  I love PicMonkey!

 
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