Do you feel bad while flagging or marking a hub "down"?
When you surf through hubs, you might find some hubs which is not up to the quality or with bad grammar or boring ones. But do you pause for a moment before hitting the "flag" or marking it "down"? What do you feel about it?
I feel like it is the responsibility of all of us to keep this website as a respected and respectable source of information.
If the article contains wrong information and lots of spamming then I do. But, not always, I close down the pages instead of wasting time on searching vote down n flagging.
No, it needs to be done. We need to keep the quality of HubPages.com up and therefore crappy content needs to go. It's better for all of us.
I don't flag or vote down hubs that use grammar incorrectly or have a lot of misspellings. I don't even flag hubs that are boring. Sometimes I will vote them down, though. It just depends on my mood. Boring is relative, I think, so I don't want to arbitrarily vote down something that is boring to me. It might not be boring to someone else.
I WILL flag hubs that are more than 50% copied from some other web site or that contain only a few lines to one paragraph of text (unless they're poetry or short fiction). And I don't feel a bit bad about flagging those. I try to write quality hubs, so I don't see why others shouldn't be able to do the same.
not at all. unless the grammar is horrible i wouldn't vote a hub down but if i completely disagree with the person , then it is my right and responsibility to vote it down. what i don't like is when people don't vote at all.
I don't feel bad voting down hubs. I vote down hubs that are really short (if it doesn't look like the writer put much effort into it) or if they are only try to promote their site or product. I also vote down hubs if there are a lot of spelling errors. I do not typically flag hubs though. I feel like a flag should only be used if it is obvious that someone is violating a rule, like copying and pasting someone else's work or posting something pornographic (which I have not seen, by the way). I don't vote down anyone who has a blog that is "boring" or does not interest me. Just because it is not a subject I care about does not mean there aren't others who will find it interesting.
I agree with Jeannieinabottle on this one. Although I've never voted a Hub down.
If I read a Hub that fits any of the following criteria, I don't hesitate for a second to flag it for admin.
Adult - Contains nudity, lewd or provocative images, excessive profanity, sexually explicit content, or contains links to adult or pornographic sites
Spam - Designed primarily to promote other sites, especially hubs containing unrelated links, links on duplicated content, or more than two links to a single site
Abuse - Has been promoted using spam, including email, comment, blog, wiki or other types of bulk unsolicted messages
Low Quality - Is very short, contains a large number of broken links or videos, or consists of unoriginal, nonsensical, difficult to read, or purely personal content
Miscategorized - Incorrectly categorized, has a misleading title, or has unrelated or excessive tags
Not written in English - Primarily written in a language other than English
Gambling - Promotes gambling or links to sites that promote or offer gambling for money
Sadly a lot of people in this thread have said they just vote Hubs down for several of these infractions, which only winds up hurting HubPages in the long run.
Good Day Vishaaa!
Personally, I have to say that if I like a hub I will leave a complimentary remark and also vote it up. If I do not like a hub I will simply not leave a comment; I certainly would NOT actually go the "extra mile" of voting it down. To my way of thinking this is anathema.
Frankly, I think the sanctioning of hubs for poor quality is best left to HubPages staff. They are the owners and managers of the site. Certainly we should help them out by flagging inappropriate questions (nonsensical, filthy, etc) and hubs that meet the tight, narrow, technical definition of what HP views as "spam" (overly promtional, and the like).
Beyond that it seems to me, that to actually act on our subjective opinion about the "quality" of this or that hub is a bit of an overreach.
Take it easy.
It depends.. English is not my native language, so it could be difficult to write a perfect Hub with no mistakes.
I think it would be much better for your to give the hubber some advice in the comments or something of that nature.
I don't feel bad at all voting a hub down. The author is the one who she feel bad for wasting my time.
@nightwork4:I would have to disagree with you for voting down a hubber that you disagree with. If the author's argument was well written, why should they deserve a vote down simply for holding a different opinion than you? The world would be a very boring place if everyone agreed all of the time. Being exposed to a difference of opinion can help you understand the subject even better than you did before.
I think people tend to misuse the voting system by mistaking quality for agreeability, if that's a word. Yes, I have no compunction with marking down hubs that are thinly-veiled advertisements or are a grammatical nightmare. But I will never vote down a hub simply because I don't agree with its message. That is a subjective issue and one other people will probably not experience, so why should I try to impress my sense of morals and preferences on others? So, in essence, I would only feel bad marking down a hub if I allowed my own opinions to influence the decision. For example, I may be reading a hub about immigration issues. While I may disagree with the author to such a vehement degree that I would punch him in person if I could, I would try to recognize it for being a well-written and researched article and vote it up if the quality of writing and the argument presented meritted it. The difference is content versus presentation. Voting is meant for presentation, content is meant for discussion in the comment section.
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