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Request Section... gah!

  1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image58
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      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)

      Jerrico

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Perpetual frustration. big_smile

  3. Peter M. Lopez profile image92
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    "Perpetual frustration" is soooo strong, but I appreciate the sentiment.  I'm curious about HP's response.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Frustration is pretty mild, coming from me wink

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    It wouldn't be frustrating if it stopped.

  5. helenathegreat profile image86
    helenathegreatposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image58
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      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)

  6. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I emailed and begged for a request reporting feature last weekend.

  7. RFox profile image70
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    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. smile

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image58
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      give me an idea of waht topics you enjoy and I'll bounce you out a bunch of ideas..

  8. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    That's true - this does take up a lot of time and effort scrolling through chaff.

  9. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    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.

  10. jaymz profile image61
    jaymzposted 9 years ago

    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. :-/

  11. Marye Audet profile image88
    Marye Audetposted 9 years ago

    HA! Maybe someone needs to request a hub to explain what requests are for.

  12. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    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.

  13. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    Brilliant! That should help a lot. Thanks Paul.

  14. bloggerdollar profile image32
    bloggerdollarposted 9 years ago

    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 smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Did he get any replies?

    2. Jerrico Usher profile image58
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      perhaps you should look at it from another perspective and write a hub in his honor about self esteem and intelligence smile then ending it with... and if you follow these you should be able to accomplish your goal fairly successfully. smile (glass is always half full.. its a curse smile

  15. bloggerdollar profile image32
    bloggerdollarposted 9 years ago

    No I guess Hubpages admin team was so cruel to break a lonely heart..

  16. coolbreeze profile image9
    coolbreezeposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image58
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      wait.. taht was my request.. no phone call from india though.. hmm.. (lol I'm so kidding)

  17. djtphn1 profile image78
    djtphn1posted 9 years ago

    Can you plz tell me which section you are referring to, daaahhh.

  18. Kenny Wordsmith profile image83
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 9 years ago

    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.

 
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