Okay, not only are people posting things that don't make sense as requests, they're also introducing themselves, carrying on semi-conversations, and making Xmas wishlists, as far as I can tell. Oh, and some people posting requests and answering them themselves, which I think is bogus.
Is there some way to make it clearer what actually making a request is for, or redirecting people whose comments are more suited for the forums? Or am I doomed to perpetual frustration?
Make a hub about it or put it in your bio description.. might help.. I would do both if it was a problem for me, make the hub be explicit then link to the hub in your bio.. list in the hub what a request is how it should be executed, and what it is not (then put some of those rediculous requests in there as examples of each list to show people what NOT to do or what TO do. does this help?
(christmas lists huh? interresting)
"Perpetual frustration" is soooo strong, but I appreciate the sentiment. I'm curious about HP's response.
Thanks for bringing this up, Maddie! It's annoying to want to go through requests for ideas and come across things that are not even sentences or related words!
Maybe if we could "flag" off totally unrelated or non-requests?
I havent gotten a single request.. are you guys talking about some request list thats not local (to a specific huber)? I didnt know such a list existed int he hubpages public domain.. does it? hmm maybe I should start putting in requests since I have an influx of perpetual ideas I can't possibly tackle all my self lol.. (I can write a request without being winded lol)
I emailed and begged for a request reporting feature last weekend.
I agree! Someone needs to go through the request section. It is a disaster. Tried to go there the other for an idea and gave up. Too much crap to scroll through. Thank you for emailing about it Relache. Hopefully someone will listen.
That's true - this does take up a lot of time and effort scrolling through chaff.
Here, here. When I first came here, I found the Requests section a good stimulation for ideas for Hubs. Now there's so much dross on there, I can hardly be bothered going through it. I don't find using the options (like requests suggested for me, or requests by my favourites) necessarily helps - sometimes it's the "left field" type topics that give me ideas, and those options filter them out.
I think it's just a case of people misunderstanding what Requests are for. A flagging feature (as for Hubs) would help.
I noticed there are a lot of self promotions in the request page... many check out this link comments. I've attempted looking at the request page in hopes to find one I would be interested in, but so many of the erroneous request have deterred me from the page. :-/
HA! Maybe someone needs to request a hub to explain what requests are for.
We normally remove inappropriate requests fairly quickly, but we've been a little distracted and short staffed over the holiday. We're planning to allow you all to help us out and flag requests soon. A lengthier explanation, and a more strongly worded admonition at the top of the make a request page might help too. We'll look into that soon.
I saw the most fascinating request last week a Guy asking to be with a girl from India and giving his phone number. Some people get the idea of requesting totally wrong
perhaps you should look at it from another perspective and write a hub in his honor about self esteem and intelligence then ending it with... and if you follow these you should be able to accomplish your goal fairly successfully. (glass is always half full.. its a curse
No I guess Hubpages admin team was so cruel to break a lonely heart..
Sorry Maddie But I had to laugh
Reading your hubs and looking at your picture one might think that you didn't even know what frustrated was.
Ahhhh Youth didnt Eric Hoffer say in The Truebeliever
It is ashame that youth was wasted on the young
Yes you have a valid point and I see Paul addressed it.
Can you plz tell me which section you are referring to, daaahhh.
Till hubpages does something about it, we can run it for laughs, till we pick on a useful one.
ha ha ha ha lol ha ha ha - hmmm - ha - ha ha ha lol - hmmm - ha ha ha lol
But now they have cleaned it up and the request area is decent looking now. No more laughs till the next guy uses it as a dating forum.
by Jason Menayan 15 years ago
Hi everyone,We have to delete about 5-10 requests a day that are well-meaning, but do not adhere to what we're looking for for requests.Requests are NOT for:- asking people's opinions (like "What is your favorite..." or "What do you think about...")- very basic information (like...
by Ktoo 14 years ago
Go look at the Q&A section (used to be Request a Hub)More than half the questions are technical or advice about Hubpages type questions. People aren't getting that it's not supposed to a help type question.I also thought it was a FAQ or help type question and was getting frustrated...
by WeddingConsultant 14 years ago
I know that hubpages really pushes for new hubs to be created, and rightfully so. However, I'm thinking it would be nice to be able to "answer a hub request" with an existing hub.So if someone does a hub request for something I've written on (revver videos, for example), I can simply...
by Whitney 13 years ago
Have you guys noticed an increase of personal requests? Or is it just me?
by guidebaba 14 years ago
Hello HP Team: Don't you think there should be a limit to making a Hub Request. One Hubber should be allowed to make a fixed number of requests in say 24 hours or so. Otherwise there are hubbers who fill up the first 2-3 pages with all kinds of requests and also there is No Option to Flag a request.
by Whitney 15 years ago
I frequently check the requests section for questions relevant to me, but I usually have to flip a page or so before hitting requests that I haven't answered. Is there a way to show the requests relevant to you that you haven't answered?
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