If the hub is pure boilerplate hackery, I will vote it down--especially if the facts are wrong and the grammar is bad. I will also vote it down if the author is not literate enough to communicate his point in written form and instead has to rely on attaching a youtube video to help explain his point. It sort of defeats the purpose of writing an essay.
I never vote down on subject matter as this is a matter of freedom of choice for the writer--even if I disagree such as political or religious type hubs. If there is a lot of profanity or the grammar is so poor, spelling bad, etc. I will vote it down or flag for review.
It isn't a matter of snobbery for me - it is a matter of wanting Hubpages to keep a good reputation for good writing and articles. I keep thinking of someone googling a subject and coming up with a subpar article with spelling error etc...and then the "googler" suddenly thinks Hubpages has poor articles with no standards - that hurts all of us.
It needs to be very bad before I would either vote it down or report it. But I have done so a couple of times. The first time the hub was very abusive against one particular person, it really was shocking the hate and venom that was spouted in this hub. Also hubs that are over the top just asking for business without actually giving you any useful information or comparing the product with something else, then I might vote it down.
Subject matter really isn't a reason for me to vote a Hub down. However, if there is hate speech or ignorance in the Hub, I will. However, the big reasons are: grammar, copied content, extremely short, no pictures (especially when talking about travel locales or describing objects no one has heard of) or just seems thrown together.
pretty bad. I mean you have to be saying some really nasty thing.
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Please review the automatically generated warning below before you publish this Hub. Please click on the warning to learn more. WARNING: Advertising has been disabled on this Hub based on automatic content filtersThis Hub is not published, only you can see it.OK....this is what I found...
by David Livermore 5 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 get me started about the spelling or grammar.Should HP take more of a harder...
by Paul Edmondson 3 years ago
I've been doing a lot of thinking about the types of services we offer Hubbers and how to help Hubbers improve.A few services that have been suggested- grammar and spell checking- suggesting edits- providing images/media upon request- formatting help (breaking hubs into multiple text capsules,...
by Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago
For the life of me I can't remember, nor can I find out, how to vote for the Hubnuggets of week. This has happened to me before, and I just didn't vote. Although I have voted in the past, but I forgot how I did it. This just happens to be one of the times that I really want to vote, so please help.
by J.T. 10 years ago
Thumbs up, or thumbs down, does it really mean anything, when someone is rating your hub, and only does it in a negative way, it only means that the person haven´t understand a word of it, don´t let that get under your skin. My dad always said " son, it doesn´t matter what other people say,...
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