Evolution of Hubpages?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 9 years ago

    Since your time as a member of hubpages, do you think hubpages overall has evolved or devolved?

  2. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    I have not seen much in the form of change in the last 5 weeks other than I've noticed the regulars and the battle of the spammers ensue

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      How about the religious and political arguements? Do they not seem to go in circles?

  3. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    yes. They will always go in circles since few are really focusing on the core religious beliefs and instead focusing on the interpretations.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol even that statement has controversy. Everyone disagrees to agree rather than agree to disagree.

  4. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    started out great--fantastic and fun
    turned crappy--boring and redundant
    slowly getting better...maybe

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol Excellent description. I agree.

  5. RedElf profile image91
    RedElfposted 9 years ago

    I really believe this place is what we make of it. So far I have heard a lot of whining and complaining (not here - in other threads) about this and that ill, or this and that slight, and what it really comes down to for me is this: this is a great place to write and publish. You wanna whine and complain and look for things to gripe about? You can. You wanna make money, you can - you wanna just write, you can. You wanna do it all? You can do that too.
    We are the ones who make up this place, and if we allow ourselves to become petty and miserable, we are the ones who will suffer for it. There's room for everybody, but no place is perfect - not with people in it wink
    I find that the more I apply myself to writing and chatting up interesting people in the forums, the more I enjoy myself here.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So as a majority, do you think hubpages has evolved or devolved?

  6. livewithrichard profile image87
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    I don't think it's evolved since I've been here.  It's pretty much the same and you get out of it what you put in.  I see a lot of the seasoned members getting annoyed at newbies asking questions that have been asked dozens of times... but the funny thing is its the same annoyed members that keep stating that instead of just passing on to another thread...  there are a lot of elitist attitudes here that I tend to ignore.

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah some of the vets in here have this attitude of - hey, look at me, I've been here longer than you, bow down and worship me. - Its absurd really, and I find it quite amusing. Some are quite cool though, like Ghost, Eaglekiwi, Aevans, Sandrarinck, etc quite a number in any case. smile

      1. livewithrichard profile image87
        livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Every one of those hubbers you mentioned are awesome people and a credit to HP.  And there are hundreds more that you havent mentioned.  I have only come accross a small handfull of elitists here and I tend to stay out of their conversations or not reply to them.  I'm not here for controversy or to make enemies.  I'm here to expand my knowledge and to share my knowledge and if that hurts the sensibilities of some of those elitist, I really don't care.  I know what works for me, what has been working for me and that is all that I share.  I never share anything that I don't try or use myself and I think that comes out pretty clear in what I write.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I love how you share your knowlege Richard unselfishly and without all the fanfare, its appreciated,even though Ive officially been signed up for quite a few months ,Im still very much a rookie...

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yea Im cool
        Got the shades to prove it cool
        Tis like high school ,in a way
        Bullies and ho-ho's like to play
        Meet some strong real people,thats good luck
        But the real truth  Im here, is to make an honest  buck smile

    2. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I fully agree with you and fiery. Many veterans feel something is owed to them or that an ego must be fulfilled.

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, and whenever you have a brush off with a vet, all the other vets line up behind their own, and tell you, hey quiet down, dont have an opinion, kiss his or her ass! I get that all time, WHO CARES IF YOU'VE BEEN IN HERE A MILLION YEARS? We're all equal in a virtual world. Gosh, the vanity! Ha ha ha ha ha

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Excellent words you added CJ, Ty.

          I made a forum thread called "Hubpages Cheerleaders". You would have been amused at how many people fell into the trap of the title. It was a war of hubpages friends against each other. All they were missing was some pom pom's.

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            fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Ha ha ha ha you kidding me! Its a friggin' joke. They're like little kids with the stroking of their egos and all. I laugh. If it was real life, I bet you my life savings many of them wouldn't be half as proud as they are in here. I'm dead sure of it!

            1. marinealways24 profile image61
              marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              lol again, great comment and very true. There is no intelligence to be found in an ego or arrogance.

            2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
              Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Says the person who created a forum thread to talk about having a 95 score...

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                fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                I thought we agreed you stay out not talking to me. I thought we agreed on that. You've never liked me in here and you've never made any pretenses about it. Whatever Old lady!

        2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
          Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          That only happens when you're looking to pick-a-fight

          1. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            lol This is not the "only" time it happens.

            1. profile image0
              fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I've never picked a fight my whole life. However I'm very opinionted and I never back down. My pops taught me better. Never back down. EVER.

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Or if you're African.  fcj will tell you that anyone who says something he doesn't like does so because of the continent he lives on.  Pretty rational really.

            1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
              Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Good one Ron

  7. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    Lol

  8. jcales profile image58
    jcalesposted 9 years ago

    devolved. I was told it is informational yet I see a lot of personal gossip hubs. How can that be considered an authoritative site with people's personal lives.
    Personal experiences are the not the type of information it was designed for.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If you put limitations on it, is it free writing?

      1. livewithrichard profile image87
        livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think too that sometimes we forget that HP is not only a social network, it is a business.  As a business it is here to make money.  Bringing personal stuff into HP also brings traffic as do the "pictures only" hubs. 

        A few days ago, I started a suggestion thread to "add a page" function for very long hubs that way we clone the first page and just continue instead of writing a whole new title and tags and everything else... I stated that HP had evolved from its original intent on being an authoratative site by allowing poets and fiction writers, only to be bombarded with vets saying it hadn't evolved.  I mean how can I argue I've only been here 4 months not 2 or 3 years.

    2. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      dont really generalize. I've read some pretty good personal experience hubs, like from Ghost. However, its not my thing. I dont discuss my personal life on a hub. Especially really personal stuff.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I saw you talking to Ron about goats. I thought it was sort of personal...

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I learned a useful new phrase.   I will use it during my next trip to Africa.

  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL

  10. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 9 years ago

    "grabs popcorn",


    "and beer"

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol See how they begin to prove my point already. They stroke each others egos ever so gently. lol

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    That's when I thought you were a poor sensitive soul. But in the past few weeks you have been incredibly rude to a lot of people.
    End of conversation, I'm not going to let you turn another thread into being all about you.

  12. profile image0
    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    Gawd, its amusing to me how a bunch of adults act like whiny little kids. This is so high school - with the jocks and cheerleaders acting like a cool gang. I pity you all. lol

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      the kettle calling the frying pan...etc

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        OMG!! don't say it!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Don't mention the scarf... big_smile

          1. profile image0
            fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            And now the vets are complete...bring in your alter-ego Eric now, Mark. Its perfect timing. lol

  13. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 9 years ago

    lol I didn't write this to start a freaking hubpages war. It's to cause self-awarness. It looks like it is doing the opposite.

  14. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    The entire first year of HubPages there were no forums.  If you had any questions, you'd just write directly to the Hub team and they'd get right back to you. 

    The function of the Hubs and features have evolved, some of them radically, but as the site has grown, the influx of the mainstream internet population has brought a lot of pettiness and effluvia to the forums.  I'm rather disappointed in how HubPages has chosen to handle that aspect of their community.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Ty for adding. Please explain the effluvia and pettiness and how you think it should be handled.

  15. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Mark is Eric?

    But Erics in Tassie aint he?

    Froggys in Lisbon

    Darksides in Aussie

    No one is where they say they are lol

    Maybe Im not really here

    Oh hell I am

    Reaches for Marines pop-corn and sighs why our TV wont pick up any decent TV channels, really was more fun when I lived in a tree ,upside-down lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol who needs tv when you have the forum.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        kinda like jepoardy

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          or Jerry Springer lol

          1. profile image0
            Janettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            yeah, I'm gonna go with Springer...

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
              Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              less chance of a lawsuit lol

          2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Oh gawd..lol.andy griffith was so much simplier

  16. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 9 years ago

    lol, things aren't looking good from your responses.

  17. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    I haven't been here long enough to say if its evolved or not.

    I will say that the newbies and the elitists get beat up on quite frequently.  I find it sad that the newbies get trounced on by people who've been here say 4 months...not sure why they like to trounce, Hub Pages is open for anyone to write. 

    I like the forum over all - you can speak your mind. 

    I belong to a message board (that I rarely post on anymore), you have to pay $5.00 a month to view the "premium" forums (like religion) and its is so over-moderated.  If you say BOO the wrong way, your thread will be closed in an instant.  They even have on their intro page the "Goodbye" and "Farewell" threads are not welcome & will be pulled immediately - its like a big brother site.

    Who has the popcorn now, please pass...big_smile

 
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