Some hubbers are taking the mick with it. It's spamming. It's not allowed in the forums. If you want attention promote yourself according to good manners. Not by over spamming in the questions section.
Okay, but read my.... just kidding. I agree.
Of course And yes, why not play?
Because I'm still the quiet child
I saw you replied to this thread so I checked and then I saw more posts by you, and I went like gosh a thread that brings frog to the forum I bet she started it and then again I checked and I was right
Haunty I do frequent the forum on occasion. Actually I was perusing one that you started and seem to have been ignored over. So ends my foray/s into the 'report a problem' section
Ok. Just to let you know, it was your latest death-hub where I first met this video ad. I found it in a place where it could not be distinguished from a video a hubber would place on his or her hub. So I thought it was some funny vid like the once you usually utilize, but I found it was a sci ad. So someone who has no particular knowledge of the workings of hp could think it was the hubber who put the video in the hub.
I totally agree with this. It has gotten a little out of hand.
Every time I see your Hub Photo I smile.
So, what's the max questions we should ask in a day? What do you suggest?
lol ummm I don't know ... 10? I'm not poking fingers or wanting to hit anyone with the naughty stick but I was actually looking for something for myself - was checking to see if it had been asked recently. Anyway - there's page after page of q's from one hubber.
I gave up *shrugs* it's like reading the test card when the tv schedule's finished
And as for questions asked I think they should all start with 'Frog - what is the answer to your lovely sheen?' or 'Frog - where can I buy the ultimate green' - you know, sensible stuff
I don't think it's addiction, I think there's some other motivation here. Anyway, I agree there are pages and pages of questions posted by just one person (and another few from another). It's already hard enough to find questions in there, but this makes the Q&A section worthless.
WS - it just feels like spamming so I'm with you. There must be a way of preventing individuals from doing it
I fully agree, it feels like spamming and it makes answering questions close to unattractive to me. Many of the questions posted aren't even real questions - or I don't understand them? I would support the idea of limiting the number of questions per hubber and day.
I wonder whether number and quality of questions could affect the hubber's score?
Kya - I believe posting questions as well as answering them come under the hubpages interaction umbrella, in relation to your hubber author score. Not sure exactly but I think so.
I'd say 7 pages of questions by one person is definitely spamming.
I must have been asleep. When did the Q&A section morph into Yahoo! Answers lite?
Which questions are you talking about, Frog? In the forums or the Answers section?
Enelle, I'm assuming he means in the "Answers" section which used to be called 'Q&A' and before that, "Requests".
The "Request" section was for people to post questions - then you could click the "answer this request" button and write a Hub in reply. The whole idea, really, was to give Hubbers inspiration.
There were problems with that section - for one thing, people posted lots of questions that didn't merit a whole Hub in response, or posted questions about Hubbing which belonged in the forums. And new Hubbers misunderstood and often wrote very short, poorly developed Hubs in response.
When the site's new look was launched, the section became "Q&A". Many of us felt the new name was going to make things worse, not better, because it sounds too much like a help forum.
I stopped paying attention to it long ago because there were too many silly questions, but now I see it's just a question and answer forum, rather like Yahoo! answers. Not sure why we've even got it.
Ahh, thank you, I was looking to possibly answer a request, and couldn't figure out why I couldn't find them anymore.
I'd definitely call it spamming in the answer section. I say 5 to 10 active questions at a time and when a question is closed, perhaps it vanishes.
I haven't looked a tquestions much. OMG. What a load of crap. Certainly not what would have been intended for this part of HubPages, methinks.
So THAT'S how she gets the info for her squillions of picture hubs
I could be very tempted to write short, silly answers to the sillier questions placed by serial offenders. Like This:
Please go and vote up my response
Another response could be something like this:
This website will tell you all you want to know - instantly.
And you don't even have to wait for Hubbers to write something for you.
This could be a good use of spare time for a lot of people.
Perhaps we should also put
"What a SILLY Question" at the top.
If lots of people started answering like this, maybe it would stop the practice.
Eric - it's a nuisance. And unfair on hubbers that post questions for the simple reason of either having it answered or giving a great idea out for a hub.
It's a mockery and ruins the point of that section of hubpages.
A good stuff by the way ...
Another one from shinujohn2008, who asked the previous questions about zebu pakistani actesses:
"Do Chickens Really have breasts"
Answer (probably by a sock puppet)was "Yes, but they have no nipples"
Guidebaba is also asking the following - err - "questions":
Paris Jackson Pictures
Brooke Shields - Bio, Pictures, Videos, News
Jenna Fischer - Bio, Pictures, Videos, News
Jennifer Hudson - Bio, Pictures, Videos, News.
plus lots more.
Given the high PR of the pages concerned, all this stuff is just a blatant attempt to manipulate SEO. If Hubpages made the relevant pages nofollow, they'd stop doing it.
[Warning: Rant Ahead:]
Real nice work guys, You're pissing in the hub pages pond so much that it's getting to be a lovely shade of yellow. Doesn't matter though - trying to make money is much more important than having a useful resource for people to ask questions.
You'd probably slice pieces off the Taj Mahal if you thought you could get away with it and make a buck.
Oh well, I suppose I should join them. Stupid not to.
Perhaps I'll set an initial goal of making $5,000 a month from HP, and use every trick I know to do it. The community won't mind - they're used to it, and besides - making money and marketing is what it's ALL about. Right? Community spirit is for wimps. [End rant mode]
And that's all I've got to say about that.
If these were "ERR" questions, they would NOT have topped Yahoo Buzz. These are genuine questions that most people around the world are looking for.
I still don't understand why you mentioned my name here when there are tons of Hubbers publishing all kinds of rubbish. If any of these questions were "err" HP team should have deleted them. Isn't it?
Guidebaba, I think the rest of us (who have been lurking and reading this thread) are wondering what your purpose was in asking these questions?
Asking questions is very different to just pasting popular searches from Yahoo Buzz. The fact that you have admitted doing that confirms that you know EXACTLY what you are doing.
Other hubbers get away with it because they aren't so blatant about it. But just because they do, doesn't make it right.
You are just one of the unfortunate tall poppies whose head was sticking up when I had a look at the questions pages.
It's up to you to obey hubpages rules when posting things. It's not their role to continually be there with a shovel when someone craps on the front steps.
Anyway, I don't really care anymore what you lot do. I'm not on Hubpages staff to police their site, so go for it. Put in 2000 questions that are just popular search terms, one after the other. You won't hear another peep out of me. And hubpages will probably give you a big medal for it too!
Froggy's point has been made and proved.
I saw that one Eric. Utter garbage. I know most if not all want to make money, however large or small the amount but please ... play the ball game.
And at your reply to the question ...
Wasn't me who replied to that one Froggy.
I wasn't going to give them any related keywords.
BTW - Hows the yellow water in the HP Pond. Feeling sick yet?
I love this doozy of a question:
If you had to loose one of your fingers on your left hand, which one would you choose and why?
The only good thing about the change to the short answers is that we can now post links to hubs that relate to the question. Other than that, the whole re-design has resulted in stupid questions just like Yahoo Answers.
I decided to stop making questions from today. Now i think i should make some big milestones. I am aiming at the last milestone from today.
Hubpages Requests / Answers Milestone Details say that various Mlilestones given when people answer our questions are as below
50 100 300 500 1000 2000 5000 10,000
Friends when you all make some silly answers to the questions i ask , it really helps me achieve more milestones. I already achieved the 50 hubs milestone with your help.
Very nice compliments and encouragement i got from this thread. Two years with hubpages and my entire internet life of 7 years , had always been through such bitter things. So i take it really Cool.
Thankyou Dear Hubber Friends.
Some more things,
Hubpages FAQ States that,
And some more things,
There is no revenue sharing for the person asking the question.
The answering person gets revenue only when they make a hub and they will not get any benefit if they answer a question in a single line. (other than changes in scores)
Adsense ads displayed are completely of hubpages id in all question pages.
One silly question haunts me now, What is the use of starting this thread ?
HubPages Forums Rules states that
"Making Personal Attacks: debate and disagreements on points of substance are all right, but personal attacks, petty bickering, and thread hijacking will be dealt with swiftly."
Are you looking to flag Questions and not able to do so?
There is option to flag questions from this page
If you want to flag individual questions, there may not be flags in each page. In this case you can flag it by using below example,
You can add the request number to the above blanks and flag any question.
If the request number is 942358
Then it will be like this,
You can now flag my Questions if you think it is not appropriate. Let the admins decide.
Thank you Friends
UW - I missed that one!
Whitney - as others have said, it is a bit like Yahoo answers (which I happen to like by the way - despite the silly and inane questions that appear) but that's Yahoo answers.
shinujohn - whilst I appreciate sarcasm in all it's forms, you are still missing the point. You are spamming. Simple. Yes, as you rightly pointed out there are milestones to be achieved but I doubt very much that it's intended for individuals to reach them by way of spamming.
There's enough of it on the internet as it is. And really - finding a new way to exploit ways to spam is hardly admirable.
As regards: Making Personal Attacks: debate and disagreements on points of substance are all right, but personal attacks, petty bickering, and thread hijacking will be dealt with swiftly ... I didn't attack anyone personally.
The question was 'A limit on asking questions' - and further I have not named you or any other hubber. Refer to the saying ' If it walks like a duck'.
The hub system is set up for all that join to enjoy. Not for individuals to create a messy, unusable aspect of it.
And the point of starting this thread was to bring attention to the fact that some individuals are abusing the questions facility. And because it's clear that some of us cannot be sensible and think of others that share the same space, then perhaps the hubteam should think of a way to combat it.
Which, in my opinion, is a shame. I really dislike playground policing. But it would appear that some of us require it.
Thanks for quoting all those hub pages rules at me.
They're loose enough to drive a truck through, as you well know.
And did you REALLY regard me giving an example of your "question" as a personal attack on you? Good Grief!
You justify your keyword spamming by quoting the rules about questions.
That gave me a good laugh. Most of your entries in the "Questions" area are just keyword phrases. Not questions.
And yes, there are no adsense earnings from the questions. But you forgot to mention the SEO advantage from keyword phrases being associated with your profile link on PR5 and PR6 pages. Nice work.
Somehow I'm not surprised that you can't understand why this thread was created.
Anyway, all the best with your hub pages activities. Hubpages obviously approve and encourage your work, so who am I to question what you do.
And don't worry - I won't be making any more inappropriate replies to your "questions".
If that's the case then it's a shame. The fact is ... anyone can do it (now that they realise) and THAT will seriously mess up the questions facility.
Expect others with the same self-serving ethics to start spamming from here to Christmas.
to paraphrase that famous quote from the Vietnam war:
"We had to destroy HubPages to save it"
Anyway, maybe there's some sense in my rant. I should be looking at creating another identity, doing some killer keyword research, test the boundaries of the rules, and undertaking a real money making exercise on HP with hundreds - no- thousands of hubs. After all, that's what is approved, encouraged, and celebrated. Ya can't go wrong!
Time to cross to the dark side! Know anyone who does ethics transplants? The current set obviously aren't doing me much good.
Watch out guys, the last time I got into an argument with some of our Hubpages favorite "indian actress desi picture" posters, my Adsense code was plastered all over the place and I received thousands of fraudulent clicks, causing my Adsense account to be disabled for a couple weeks until I could convince Google I didn't own blogs relating to those topics and that someone had in fact taken my adsense code to do malicious things with.
yes it is annoying, I ask maybe 3 questions in one week, I reply more than i ask.
I have also noticed people commenting on there old post just to bring back the attention to their post. Dam annoying it is.
"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will..."
Haunty - I saw an ad like that on one of my hubs. Initially I thought somehow a youtube video had been placed there. Freaky - when I looked closer realised it was a scientology ad.
And I have barred scientology ads in all their forms so I don't know why it happens.
Thanks Eric. That's what I wanted - Don't use my name just anywhere. I know what I am doing and why and I don't need any explanation from you or anyone.
Funny how no one from the Hubpages admins commented on this one yet...
It's a sensible topic, it seems...
They won't comment. Infact, it was me who requested them to put limit to number of requests a hubber can make in a specific time period. They did not bother. Why should they bother when it all brings more and more traffic and money to hubpages.
Yep. that's what it's all about now.
Wonder how 10,000 or 20,000 questions per hour would go?
Should provide great value for those looking for topics to write hubs on.
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