Okay, there is a lot of controversy out there and some pretty exciting things have happened in hubpages.
If you were in charge, what would your forum rules be? What would you change about hubpages itself?
My biggest thing with the hubs, obviously, is the lack of free reign. I would love that.
In fact, that is my next question: What would you say, IF you could say it?!
only one account allowed per person and some good software that dosn't allow articles to be copied and pasted by readers
Although I only have one account myself, there are good business reasons why some Hubbers want more than one account. The side effect - where people can get silly with multiple alter egos on the forums - is unfortunate but I don't think we should compromise the commercial activities of Hubbers just for that.
As for preventing articles getting copied and pasted - I don't think that's possible anywhere on the internet. HubPages has an excellent system to detect if your Hubs have been copied - that's a big step up from what most other sites have.
I think you mean "what would you change in the HubPages forums", because the controversy has all been here, I believe, not on HubPages in general.
The forums are a sideshow to the main HubPages activity, and the controversy has all been in category forums, not in the forums relating directly to being a Hubber. Which makes that a very small sideshow indeed. Once they get around to enabling us to filter the "latest activity" on the forums, it won't matter a damn to me.
I'm happy with things the way they are.
This is a top team at hubpages and whatever can be improved, they will know how to do it.
Hubpages has a much closer relationship with its members than most, so they are on the ball with updates because they get good feedback from hubbers.
I agree...I would like to see the use of polls in the forums though
I agree. The user interface here is really easy and fun. Other sites are way more annoying to use--I write for several so I'm speaking from experience.
Forums everywhere tend to get ugly. At least they're trying to set some rules here. I don't think the rules are excessive either--they're pretty basic.
When people who don't write hubs get ugly, I assume they are trolls. It bothers me more when people who do write hubs make vicious personal attacks and pretend they are debating ideas.
Sometimes I think they really don't understand the difference, and other times I think they understand perfectly--they just feel brave on the internet and enjoy dishing out abuse and will keep it up until they get slapped.
Well, I have been gone from HP for two years and quite a bit has changed in that time for sure.
If anything, I would add more affiliate options. Also, a redesign of the forum, which apparently, they're already working on. Oh, and if the article copying software does exist, I would love to have that too! All in all, I'm quite happy with the status quo and HubPages has definitely changed a lot for the better already.
Hubpages is great the way it is. Because some hubbers have clay feet is no reason to look for changes.
The hubteam takes care of all that needs to be done.
just my dollars worth (2 cents seems hardly enough, inflation you know)
I wish there was a way to private message someone. I don't like giving out my e-mail address but would still like to leave messages for people that aren't comments or fanmail. I was thinking of making an e-mail address just for HP, can you change your e-mail address on your account?
i agree with all of the above, but...
I think it would also be great if hubpages found more ways for making money.
Like adding more publisher options like adsense, bidvertiser, chitika,adbrite....
A better affiliate program, with besides a tracking link, an individual affiliate link, so we can easier refer people.
or what about an auto social network feeder? what i mean by that is, every time you wrote a new hub, your web2.0 sites automaticly are updated with your work, like on twitter, facebook,....
and also those bookmarking sites like digg and stumbleupon.
This can save us all loads of time. And time is money.
I'd add a new sub-forum and call it The Drama Llama Forum and people can use it for their sockpuppet shows, flouncey farewells and threads begging for the dearly departed to return.
And put it waaaaay down the bottom of the listed sub-forums. And block all threads from hubtivity and the latest threads feed.
I would change my hubscore.
But, well, that's just up to me then, isn't it?
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