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The Anti-Hub Challenge- a challenge for everyone

  1. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    I posted a hub the other day titled simply the Anti Hub Challenge. 

    In it, I gave some of my views on what others have mentioned and noted that has been happening on hubpages in regards to spam and substandard articles.

    I also put forth a way that all of us, for whatever reason suits us, can make a difference, and make sure that the quality of articles here on hubpages remains up to standard.

    Amazingly, I had a visit or two from the management folks here on hubpages that agree that they can use all the help they can get in regards to this issue. 

    So, for those of us, who for any reason, don't want to join the 30 Hubs Challenge - There's always the Anti Hub Challenge.

    Have a look see and decide for yourself if it's worth 5 minutes a day of your time.

    1. rsmallory profile image77
      rsmalloryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea, I'm in!

  2. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago


    C'mon folks- you've been looking for a way to make management listen and do something about it....here's your chance.

    BTW - I have already checked a couple of the ones I flagged yesterday - they're outta here!!!

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I just came from reading our anti hub challenge and while I think it is a good idea, at the same time I think that a lot of the users... as you call them, "cockroaches" would take it as an invitation to just start flagging people they don't like.

      I have been here for 2 years and rarely come across this.  I think I have only flagged a couple since I have been here and it had to do with blatant racism. 

      Of course then there is the other side.

      Not too long ago ( I see you have only been here for 3 months and congratulations on that) someone was ranting about hubpages being wasted on writers who just want to write.

      We must be fair here.  So yeah, I like the idea, most hubbers who have been here a while already do it.  You should join the hubpages challenge too.

  3. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago


    There is a reason for Rule #1 - flag for content - not for any discriminatory reason - it is the #1 rule and it is in bold.

    If anyone can't understand or won't follow that #1 rule - then I don't want them in the Anti-Hub Challenge either!

    The purpose is to help Hubpages members help themselves - Maddie and Fawntia's comments both clearly state - they appreciate other members efforts to combat something that detracts from all of us.

    While I may have only been here 3 months - I have been looking and writing on the internet longer than that - I finally settled on Hubpages as a cut above the rest. 

    There is room for both types of writers here on hubpages. But let's all work together to keep the quality up shall we?

  4. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I like your concern about the quality of Hubs and willingness to do something about it.  However, I do think the recent ruckus about the Hub Challenge spawning spam Hubs was a bit of a beat-up.

    I've been here two years and every now and then, I check out the "latest Hubs" and "new Hubbers".  Every since I first started, there have been pages of spammy Hubs, and Hubbers who clearly have no intention of being serious writers.  I don't think the Challenge made all that much difference.

    What it did was make Hubbers who were here to "just write" feel like they were no longer wanted on HubPages, and that's a pity because it's not true.  I think those of us who write to make money, and those who write for art's sake, can co-exist.  The thing is that neither side should drown out the other, and that's what the first Challenge did.  I think  this second one will be better because it's contained in its own sub-forum.

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. big_smile

  5. 3bagsfull profile image70
    3bagsfullposted 8 years ago

    regardless of the reason why these hubs have appeared, I am gonna take on your challenge

    I just went to the latest -- and holy moly there is a bunch of crap out there

    the one's that bother me the most are the ones that must have been written in a different language and then translated via google translate (I have no proof of this but it sure seems plausible)

  6. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    This isn't about the latest hub challenge - I simply termed my hub the Anti-Hub Challenge to state the fact that there are plenty of Anti-hubs aka spam out there.

    I have already stated I believe that both types of writers can co-exist - but it will also take BOTH kinds of writers help and vigilance along with Hubpages management to keep the quality at a level that benefits ALL of us.

    Unfortunately, each hub challenge seems to bring a spike of spam hubs - instead of hooting and hollering about it - I have given every writer of every type a legitimate and resource conscious way of helping hubpages keep the quality up without detracting from the main purpose of this site- which is quality content.

    So, I don't care one way or another, hub challenge away! But also take a few minutes of your time to help keep the site someplace you'd like everyone, especially outside visitors to your hubs, to see that you're in a quality place.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    As I posted in the hub, I think everyone who starts here spends a lot of time flagging; I know I did. I still flag when I come across spammy hubs but I don't spend as much time as I used to going through the new hubs. Now I am more concerned with writing quality hubs.

    But I agree, more people should flag the spam and the adult hubs and all the others that break the rules. I even wrote a hub about it but I doubt the people who need it most would bother to read it.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-not-to-wri … n-HubPages

  8. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    Well there ya go - I'll just add this to my hub so everyone can see it as well. smile

    Anyone else have good links like this???

  9. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image76
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    As an update - Maddie has given me links to add to my hub on this that allows everyone to see exactly what is considered overly promtional and spam - they are well worth checking out.