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Poor language and misleading/wrong information would get my vote.
Something really low quality. Little substance, I guess, that clearly didn't take much effort or thought.
I would say multiple spelling and grammar errors that make it hard to read and understand what the author is trying to say are good reasons, especially if the hub seems to be a thinly-disguised commercial. I have seen some horribly-written hubs in the short time that I have been here on HP.
For the sake of those people who take the time to write quality content, I would say blatantly poor-quality hubs should be voted down. I think it is very important to be careful and make sure one has an excellent reason for voting down.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar are at the top of my list of reasons. It seems to me that writers ought to have basic writing skills in the same way that carpenters ought to have basic carpentry skills and plumbers should have basic plumbing skills.
I have nothing against amateur writers, carpenters or plumbers. I just think it's dishonest for amateurs in any field to "hang out their shingle" for the public, so to speak, if they don't have the basic skills.
Just my two cents' worth.
I ask this because I'm new here and I was "hopping" through some hubs and saw some that I thought were a good start but needed more information or they had some spelling errors, etc.
I take it the reader sees who votes down an article? I wish there was a way to say why you vote something down.
I vote down a hub if it is too short (like 100 hundred words or less), has horrible spelling or grammar, or if it is trying too hard to promote their own website or product. I really try to be open-minded, but sometimes I just need to vote down a hub. I've also been known to report hubs if they clearly violate the rules of the site.
Criticizing or critiquing another hubber's hub is another good reason. Luckily I haven't seen this happen often but I think it's wrong to do so. If you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all or just flag the hub.
by KMattox6 years ago
If your hub got voted down would you be insulted or motivated to do better. Do you ever vote down?
by Vishaaa7 years ago
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...
by amvabecreations5 years ago
What are good reasons to vote down on a hub?I've been hubhopping and have found some hubs with really poor content. Should I vote down?
by David Livermore5 years ago
Do you think Hubpages should take a harder stance to poorly written hubs?I hop hubs when I can, and find so many that are of poor quality. They have little to no content, or just one long text block. Don't...
by Lela5 years ago
I just voted my own hub down because I was trying to use those arrows to scroll with! They look like scrolling arrows, not voting arrows! This is not good.
by Cassidy Cornblatt5 years ago
What do you consider reason enough to down vote a hub?I have not down voted any hubs yet, and I was curious on what grounds someone would do it.
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