If your hub got voted down would you be insulted or motivated to do better. Do you ever vote down?
I do vote down hubs that are poorly structured, over used topics with poor grammar and spelling; etc.
I don't think I've ever even seen someone comment, "hey, I voted you down!" - so there's no way to know about it. . .really.
If whomever voted it down gave me a reason why they did it I might see it as motivation to improve something. If they just didn't like it I won't necessarily care. If I like a topic, but the writing is atrocious, then I will still vote up, but tell the hubber what I didn't like about their actual writing, not the subject. The same is true the opposite way around for me. If I don't agree with the opinion or the topic ends up not interesting me, but it was well written, I may still vote it up. In a question or forum The rules for spelling and grammar seem to go out the window for some reason, so I may vote down an opinion that I disagree with, but that's rare.
No I don't feel that strongly one way or the other. But I'd prefer constructive criticism for my hubs. However, if the hub score changes drastically, I investigate. Try to get an idea on what about the hub is creating regular large shifts in voting.
I rarely vote on a hub. I prefer to comment. I don't factor in poor spelling, grammar, or structure when I vote. This is something that can be changed, if pointed out and given direction to the hub writer. It's easy to fix, and you help a hubber out a great deal by pointing it out. Instead of factoring it in a vote. I personally, edit my own hubs time to time. Regardless if someone has told me there's a problem or not. So I imagine, there are other hubbers who are the same. Which is another reason I don't factor that stuff in my votes.
I generally go easy. It's more likely I'll vote up. I'll vote down, if I feel a topic is poorly researched in the case of non-fiction. Also if it reads more like spam.
For fiction, I'll vote down if it has a flimsy plot, premise, goes on longer then it needs to, or has holes. For fictional blog posts, articles, interviews, and ads I look at differently. Considering it as experimental works of fiction. In that case, my vote is based solely on entertainment value according to personal opinion.
I do vote down when I think the author has completely lost it.
I think it depends on who you are. I'm a little over-sensitive at times, especially since I got pregnant, so at first I'd probably hunt the person down and ask why. But at the same time, if they have a good reason, then I'd get over it and try and do something different next time to avoid getting voted down.
I generally don't vote down I just move on. I probably should vote down for hubs that are obviously spun to the point that they aren't readable. If you are going to spin at least take a few minutes to clean it up so the rest of us can get a little something out of it.
Don't be thin-skinned. If my hub is voted down - it is neither here nor there with me. There is nothing to feel insulted about. Everyone looks at life differently. Everyone cannot like your hub but that should not discourage you in any way.
I never vote a hub down. If the hub is poorly written, or do not spark my interest, I simply by pass it -- usually after reading a few lines of the hub. On the other hand, if a hub is well written, and I'm interested in the topic, I usually read the complete hub, leave a comment and let the hubber know I voted the hub up.
by Chasuk 9 years ago
Or do you only vote a hub down because it was poorly written, or contains erroneous information?What is your criteria?
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If you are Using Poll in your Hubpages, How many viewers are casting their vote in the Poll. And which page of yours attracted much voting?
by Shawn McCconnell 9 years ago
Have you ever voted your own hub up?
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