Should hubbers who don't crack 50 points be given the boot after 6 months?
I've noticed there are thousands of low-quality hubs here. Should Hubpages raise its standards for inclusion?
The lower scores do not necessarily reflect poorly written hubs. I recently read someone's hub that was so poorly written, and grammatically OFF--I wanted to scream--but the hubscore on it was high. Tons of comments.
I think it has more to do with page views, comments, length. I have a couple of poems that have a low score at times, but I miscategorized them as articles and not poetry so they are considered too short. Not sure how to change that.
I would like to see some writing standards but the admin said (in another question) that there are thousands of hubs that go unpublished. I don't want to see anyone get the boot--but I would like to see some form of quality control.
Hey duffsmom, thanks for answering. I don't mean hub scores though, I mean hubber scores. (I too have a couple hubs that just can't get much higher than 60 or so for lack of interest).
Most people with Hubscores that low are mainly lurkers/readers, and not writers. I can't see any reason for booting them unless to save up bandwidth.
yeah well tempting but sometimes or often the score does not reflect the importance of what is being said, especially if it is controversial in some way, or personal to the individual yet universal because of the subject matter ... I always think of what Vincent van Gogh said;-
"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
No. Not everyone on here is here to make a fortune with Adsense and churn out article after article. Some people are simply here to enjoy the online community HP provides to its users and may not contribute very often, although they read others' work. I'd say, so long as one does not break the rules, they should be allowed to stay indefinitely.
My best advice is write for yourself and no one else. If you love it that is all that matters!
personally i think yes - it doesn't take that much after writing a quality hub to maintain the score. if you're dedicated to it and maintain work it should be no issue. those who do not put the effort or work in to attain a higher hub score should yes be deleted.
wow I didn't know that!
I better stay on my toes, and to answer your question, no, I think they shouldnt but that's purely because it directly affects me if I fall behind.
But from an objective standpoint, I do understand.
Google has been making it difficult for low quality link building and low-quality content to count anymore.
Ezine for example suffered a lot after the panda update. In turn, Ezine has made it very difficult for its members old and new to upload low quality articles.
As they say- S;;T rolls downhill.
my score is below 50, yet I firmly believe my hubs are not low quality (overall)
I just haven't been very active with it I'm guessing.
No, I think not........
HP exists to give us a voice, even when the masses do not wish to hear us.
If we take that voice away, they become the 'downtrodden'.
i think the guide lines for writing hubs should be well spelt out ,and the low scores are due to the facts that most person's. puts their hubs in an unrelated categories. and also does not carries out proper researches before writing their hubs
I don't think it would be fair to those that are trying to develop their writing as well as gain some since of confidence. This is a good atmosphere for encouragement. I would like for people to at least use spell check so that it is not so distracting from the premise when you see misspelled words.
I don't think i've come across any hubbers that are below 50!? I didn't think it was even possible, i'm not sure how hub pages rates a hubber but it seems you don't have to do much to rise above the 50 point mark.
Personally I think if a hubber has no hubs and has been inactive for a certain amount of time then they should get the big old boot.
It sounds like a subtle form of communism. I love how people try to throw rules as to what they think is substance. I have seen Hubs that are so poorly written with so many misspelled words that after a while I've forgotten what it was about, however, the person had comments galore and was in the 90s or 100. More power to them and to those that consider that quality writing and reading; good for you.
I've said it before, the library is full of books but it doesn't mean that everything is worth reading; others may think that one genre is great, whereas another person may feel it's not. The same goes for Hubs. The thing is to write, read and respect.
Only if there could be separate amateur and pro sections. Probably not practical as it would be a logistical nightmare.
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