Is anybody else alarmed by the amount of garbage that is being published on hubp

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  1. AshleyRB profile image55
    AshleyRBposted 7 years ago

    Is anybody else alarmed by the amount of garbage that is being published on hubpages daily?

    I keep finding spam, trolls, and hubs where the writer obviously didn't put any effort into their writing. Is anybody else frustrated by this? I hub hop and try to flag it but it doesn't seem to be enough.

  2. RicardoE profile image68
    RicardoEposted 7 years ago

    you are very right Ashley, it is getting ugly here.

    I try to make science hubs, not for doing money but for common knowledge smile

    I hope at hubpages find a way to kick out spammers.

  3. Moon Willow Lake profile image78
    Moon Willow Lakeposted 7 years ago

    What I am alarmed by is the amount of people who don't even try to use proper English when they try to write informational pieces. It's an epidemic that seems to be growing all over the on-line world.

  4. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 7 years ago

    I think, and it is my honest opinion, that most of the hubs that don't have good quality content is because of the 30 day challenges.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    WOW!  We've all got to work together to keep this site a high page rank site.  It's really essential to the respect that this site is given, and our earnings.

    Flag and vote down. . . . .I've never flagged anything, and I seldom vote things down.  Who knows?  Could be an organized effort to de-page rank Hubpages by a competitor, etc.

  6. dutch84 profile image61
    dutch84posted 7 years ago

    That's a casualty of having a free service like this open to the public. If you want a more selective and censored publishing platform there are newspaper agencies and the media you can apply to. Hubpages is for the people and by the people. That's what happens with freedom of speech. Sometimes you hear things you don't want to hear or see things you don't want to see.

  7. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Site users are supposed to flag spam, low quality and questionable Hubs for admin to review.  That's how this site was designed to work by the people who built it.

    If you are unhappy with poor content, then it's up to you to take action.  If you won't flag TOS violations or vote down things that are really weak, then they'll just continue to sit there or proliferate.

    It's like not voting and then complaining about elected officials.  If you want something done, you have to participate too.

  8. profile image0
    fordieposted 7 years ago

    I go through phases of enjoying hub-hopping and finding new topics. It then makes sense to add comments to good hubbers and flag violations

  9. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    I try and hub hop every day- selecting hubs for comment, voting and flagging- there are times when I have looked at a hub, been undecided and gone to the profile- there is usually the answer there. I have flagged so many- but it does keep the site better- I thought the number of spammers was on the wane at the moment

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages is recognised as a quality site by Google.  That is good for search engine traffic.  That is good for you and me if we want to make some money.

    If you don't flag, and allow the site to become full of the same crap that most of the other self publishing sites are like then we all suffer.

    It annoys me when people treat this as a game. If you want play games - buy a console.  This should be a writers arena, not some low quality spam and blog site.

  11. justom profile image67
    justomposted 7 years ago

    There is a lot of junk on here, actually drivel. I'm with Wesman Todd Shaw, I would never flag anything. In fact if you want to read some stuff that's honest and not drivel you should go immediately and read a hub from Mr. Shaw but be ready for the truth!

  12. profile image0
    starsofeightposted 7 years ago

    Yes! I had a hub attack just the other day, but the great Jelly resurrected me. Fluthermore, he put me back in the thick of things.

    There is no escape.

  13. mrpooper profile image61
    mrpooperposted 7 years ago

    A lot of garbage, but you know the saying. "One man's garbage is another man's treasure".

  14. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image76
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 7 years ago

    I am very alarmed. This is supposed to be a quality article publishing site for serious writers, not a "slap something up there to make a buck" site. The low quality of the content refects poorly on all of us who take our craft seriously. I have given some thought to finding another place to showcase my writing because of it.


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