How's your hubiquette?

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  1. profile image0
    Janettaposted 13 years ago is it?? You know--your Hub Etiquette? AKA Your Hubiquette. Do you rate up hubs you like? Do you leave comments on hubs you read? Do you answer comments from readers on your own hubs?

    Just curious smile

    And wondering what, if anything, you wish your fellow hubbers would do more often.

    1. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I certainly do rate and I do answer comments what I would like from fellow hubbers? mmmmm I think all is wonderful just the way it is. smile Spam I hate Spam smile

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      BadCoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I always try to leave comments and nearly always leave a thanks for anyone who left me a comment smile

      1. rmcrayne profile image93
        rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yes you are a sweetheart and gentleman that way.  But I won't let that ruin your Bad reputation wink

    3. viryabo profile image95
      viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I always leave comments on hubs i enjoyed reading, and always answer comments on my own hubs. I find it encouraging when someone visits and leaves a comment, and i always like to reciprocate too.
      Now and then i visit my fans' hubs and leave a comment.
      Always forget about the rate button because i think its not conspicuous enough IMO. Must pay attention to that now.

    4. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ive always been extremely rude !!! big_smile

      1. Dame Scribe profile image59
        Dame Scribeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You telling tall tales, Tony wink hehe ...yes, I behave in HP as if we is in da office tongue Oh..the water thingy is empty too, btw big_smile

        1. tony0724 profile image61
          tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Dame I am gonna be nice now because It Is always nice to see ya . An I will get the new water bottle ! big_smile

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          Janettaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Oh sheesh...again?!?! That thing is always empty...
          Dame--did you put the coffee on? And Where is my stapler, by the way?? lol

    5. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Do you rate up hubs you like?

      if they are exceptional, yes!

      Do you leave comments on hubs you read?


      Do you answer comments from readers on your own hubs?


    6. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Always rate it up if its good and I leave a comment if I think one is warranted.  I won't just post "good hub" for the sake of leaving a comment, but I do return to these good hubbers and read what they write.

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image63
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    That is a very great question.  I always try and leave comments on the hubs I read.  I almost always respond to comments on my hubs.

    The thing Im lacking at is rating hubs up.  Not because I dont want to but because I forget and as of right now I am going to put in a better effort at remembering to do that.

    Thanks for the reminder

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image60
      Deborah-Lynnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I do try to always watch my "Hubiquette" while Hubbing, but I have been known, sorry, to write in various Forums with my mouth full, oh and while we are on the subject some have complained that I wear my pencils too short and my keyboard is too shallow....

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        Janettaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol  haha

    2. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly what Dale said.

  3. UltimateGamer profile image61
    UltimateGamerposted 13 years ago

    I try to engage hubbers that would be interested in what I post about and comment on their hubs. Sometimes I wonder if they are still even active. Would be cool if it showed last logged in. Or if it does already point it out to me please wink

    1. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You can go to their profile and check their Hubtivity.

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    Suezposted 13 years ago

    I just joined yesterday, and this is the first input I will have on HP, I think this is a great way to start - by finding out there's actually a thing called hub etiquette or "hubiquette". Great one for beginners.

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image60
      Deborah-Lynnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Alot of what is said in here is in jest, so you'll have to weed out faq's from just letting off tension from writer's fatigue.... but you'll love the community spirit, welcome you HubPages!

  5. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Yes, yes and yes.

    And I wish more people would take more time to flag the spam.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image63
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Relache do you mean the obvious hubs that have no profile picture, just joined 10 minutes ago and have 4 hubs up already being blatant selling.  Even though we know we will probably never see them again.

  6. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Dale, I mean everything.  The spam in the forums (and that's where I wish people would learn to just NOT reply so a clean erasure can happen), the spam in the answer section, and the spam Hubs.

    It's like picking up trash.  Five minutes a day from everyone and HubPages would be immaculate.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image63
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responing and clarifying for me and I totally understand and agree.

      I am a marketer but I do it very carefully as to not be one of those people.

    2. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm getting the hang of it.  Often don't respond at all, just report.  I screwed one up today though.  I thought it could have been innocent for this particular poster, and wanted to inform her.  Unfortunately, I hit quote/reply instead of just reply.  I tried to edit and it just wouldn't let me get rid of the OP, although I did delete the link.  Oh well, hub and learn.

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    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    I absolutely hate the spam---the stuff in the forums is a little easier to spot but you're right, it would be nice if everyone knew not to quote them or to just ignore it and flag them.

  8. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    I do - except I get behind in replying back - like I am now - because I'm here and should be there - sometimes the forums get fun and time gets away - other times - since I'm on 24/7 altzheimers care duty at home  - plus the two teenagers,the dog - and the cats , my website ,my state required tax education - and... well life in general on top of that  I do my very best - to answer others though,and to comment on hubbs, I think its very important to share with - and encourage others and I of course appreciate all who have shared with and encouraged me smile

  9. Lady_E profile image64
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    If a new person leaves a comment on my Hubs or fans me, I make a point to check out their profile - read one or two hubs and leave comments.

    I'm still not able to comment on ALL Hubs of the people I have fanned - immediately they publish Hubs, but I'm working on it. I comment on as many as I can.

    Its really helpful the way HP send them all in just one email now. smile

  10. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    I love hubtivity! I have been doing more reading then writing lately and find I want to comment before I have even finished reading! Its the interaction here that really keeps me coming back. My first hour as a member of this site I had 3 fans and 2 comments, I was hooked! I don't think this site would be as popular as it is if people didn't have a good level of hub etiquette. Even when I am tired and not up for writing anything the forums are a great way to keep active as well as all the gems I have found of late to read. I actually look at if I get comments from my friends here as an indication of if a page I have written is any good. If I write something and it gets no comments it often does not get much traffic from google and while fun to write is not going to attract traffic and clicks. I would not ask people to comment on every thing I write if the comment is not going to be genuine and give me an idea of if it was a valuable page I wrote. As such I do not make lip service comments on pages that bored me or held no interest, my comments are always a genuine sign that I enjoyed a page or topic and found it of value. I could go on and on about how great the community is here but I think it would get boring!

  11. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I don't know no stinckin' hubtiket! wink

  12. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Good question!  I always respond to the comments left for me (and I wonder how many of these people come back and read the response) and I always leave a comment for the hub that I have read.  I believe that feedback is the best way to improve and to change.  BTW, thanks to all who leave me comments and flag me up (and, yes, I flag too!)  big_smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Beth, which is why I don't respond to comments left for me, unless I have something worthwhile to say.  It's like saying "thank you" to someone after they've left the room - pointless.  If you want to show appreciation, it's much more effective to go and leave a comment on one of their Hubs instead.

      We've had the debate several times on the forums, about whether it's "polite" to thank people for comments they leave on your Hub. I think it's entirely a matter of personal taste and not part of "hubiquette" at all.

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    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    I love that most everyone here seems to realize how important comments can be. They let us know that what we've written is being read and enjoyed and keeps our hubs active in hubtivity.

    Plus they can be a nice way to say hello big_smile

  14. frogdropping profile image81
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Hello Miss Pretty smile

    I put out the trash, leave comments, rate hubs up, behave in the forum and drink Vodka on the QT. I'm a good hubber me tongue

    1. Paradise7 profile image73
      Paradise7posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Froggie, you're the best.

      I try to be good.  I usually do thank & leave a comment, but sometimes forget to rate up.  I'll make a better effort in the future, because so many of the hubs really deserve it.  So much good writing, and I love to read.

  15. cindyvine profile image72
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    I's a good girl to

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    Scott.Lifeposted 13 years ago

    I'm pretty good at everything except replying to comments. Sometimes I feel its unnecessary after I just wrote 2000 words about what I think and called it a hub. I thank people as often as I can but I also avoid beginning debates with people that are obviously just trawling for an argument. The forum is the place for debates and conversations. Hubs are where you say what you want and leave it to others. I feel like if you have to keep going back through your comment chain to make your point you failed to do a good job in the hub. Say what you need to then let your hub stand on its own. That's just my take on it though, and to be honest I just don't spend alot of time re-reading my own stuff. I prefer to read other people's hubs.

    I do make a point to rate people's work though and hopefully help them out. I even try to click an ad or two if there's something interesting on. Why not?

  17. Dale Nelson profile image38
    Dale Nelsonposted 13 years ago

    Yep.Part and parcel of the hubber community.Like to encourage newbies by giving them a comment on their first hubs.Wouldnt mind some readers leaving a few more comment though.Seem to get a lot of hubbers reading my boredom hub, but no one adds any that they thought of.

    1. profile image0
      Janettaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      you may be getting views from outside HP. Sometimes non hubbers don't comment

  18. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    I'm not that good with it. Haha, I try to comment a few times a day and rate up and read hubs (I like).

    As far responding to comments, I always forget...hubpages really needs to invest some time into a reply button.

  19. broussardleslie profile image78
    broussardleslieposted 13 years ago

    Now that you mention it, I do not always check for a reply to my comments.  Seeing as I always respond to comments made on my hubs, I should look for those responses.  Thank you for the tip!

  20. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    HP does have a number of sweeties here indeed wink


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