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Why do people vote "funny" on hubs that are not intended to be humorous?
I've noticed this on the hubs of several people over time and I have wondered, If someone disagrees, why not say what you have to say to the hubber via comment or through contact rather than vote something that is intended to be helpful as "funny". I don't see the point in doing that? we're all entitled to our own way of doing things. I also don't think it's right to "vote down" a hub simply for disagreeing with it - only if its low quality. Do you think behaviors like this lower the quality of hubpages for everyone?
Because they don't take them serious or it is their idea of an insult. Consider for a moment the one Hub article that I have published that has over 2,000 page views started off by being voted down by the first person to comment on it, along with a scathing comment.
Boom Baby . . . it took off from there, over a thousand page views in the first week!
Please go vote a hub down and insult my writing ability, lack of research and all around general ineptitude!
Hub feedback lends itself to the positive. You can vote a Hub up or down. You can then vote it awesome, interesting, funny, beautiful, etc. There are not any negative rating you can add to explain why you voted it down, or even though you voted it up, maybe you thought the grammar was bad, or it was too long. Hub Pages would do well to review the feedback section and add things like, poor grammar, rambles, uninteresting, etc. I could read a Hub, and it could be written flawlessly, but after finishing it. I find that it was not interesting. I would not vote it down, but I would vote it up, and say uninteresting subject matter. Some would say that is a conflict. To a point it may be, but no one seems to like the sliding scale on the Hub Hopper. I am not sure they would like it any better on the actual Hubs. As far as your specific question about funny when the hub is not humorous, some people have an unusual sense of humor. Alternatively, they could think the topic is funny because they did not think it was worthy of being a Hub. It is all very subjective.
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