How often do you use the Hubpages Hop feature?
I imagine everyone knows about, "Help us out Hop some Hubs" at the top of your account page. Does this incline you to hop every time you visit Hubpages? Do you make it a point to do this once a week or month? Has the new mainstream feed design made this an outdated feature?
Okay. I Hop all the time. You need to know. I am a magazine freak. Here in Florida, the mail might not be right. I don't get half of my subscriptions. Somehow, I get the art mags, but not much else. A hub is a multi-media, interactive, magazine format (mimf). How can you beat it? It is free! It is on time every day.
Besides, you don't get to read Debbie Bruck just anywhere!
I used to use it all of the time - but then I realized that there were "elite" folks from the HP beta tester days that presume utmost superiority to other persons using the site, and I think those persons truly suck....hard.
Also, moderators have a job to do, and they aren't doing it, instead they are (sometimes) glossing over those petty forums...which I intend to utterly boycott.
I also believe that the hub hopper encourages folks to act like pissy little children, and use their own subjective notions of what is what instead of having a more broad sense of artistic expression. I also fear monster HP egos inflating themselves by down voting and flagging things instead of encouraging folks to improve their art.
I use to hop, but there is no time schedule for it, as it is not my main activity at hubpages.
I occasionally do it, but I tend to comment more on Hubs that show up in my feed, as they are relevant to the topics I'm interested in. If I happen to miss a good one, then I check my emails and click on the link.
The purpose of the hopper is to view hubs that may be low quality or spam and flag them. So I rarely do it unless I want to laugh at spinners.
I have not had time to visit this option on HP. Perhaps when I get things balanced out more, I will be able to look at this.
There's a hop feature?
I tend to stick to my own topics where I'm qualified to provide meaningful input. I haven't been doing this long enough to know what qualifies as 'spam' and what qualifies as 'naive'. I figure I'll do more good tending my own corner of HP and helping out new hubbers that share my interests.
The feed feature works well enough for me, though I do sometimes pick random topics and just wander.
I hop all the time , because it gives me insights to others writings and helps me find new work that I don't follow. I think we have way to many know it all's on this site, Snobs who won't encourage others. The newbies won't stay and bloom if they are not encouraged. The snobs use the excuse of I don't have time to look at others work and it isn't worth my time . you would not have followers if they did not make time for your work. I think that too much is made of having a huge amount of followers, if you have a million followers that does not mean that your work is good. and if they all truly followed you the site would be flooded with just your hub. Lets get real , these people just want a chance to have their work read. I say just give them a chance.
Just my opinion.!!
Often. Usually 4 or 5 times a week if not more often than that. Part of why I am on hubpages to read and consider the writings of others.
I try to hop at least once a day. But I do "hop"! If the article does not interest me quickly, I hop to another. It does let me see some hubs that I have missed.
I do hop but not on a regular basis. I too, will skip hubs that are not of interest to me or due to time constraints I will sometimes skip longer hubs. I have found some good hubs by hopping and I have found some poor ones. It is definitely interesting. I leave very short comments on poor hubs and have never criticized.
I try to hop at least everyday. Its fun to see the hubs I sometimes miss because I dont' follow. It's also fun to see mine pop up every now and then. It's like wow I'm there.
I hop five times a day. Yes, I do agree that some hubs are either too short or too simple. But hey, give these hubbers a chance to improve. I have been there too!
by Paul Deeds 8 years ago
We've just opened up a new discovery tool that I'm excited about called Hub Hopper. It allows you to quickly browse through and read semi-random hubs that have been published recently, with a bias towards hubs in topic areas that you are following. It also has easily accessible buttons...
by Kate Swanson 5 years ago
Right now, while a Hub is pending, it doesn't show ads, it has a "no follow" tag etc. However our followers get notified and they may share the Hub during that time. It would be nice if that notification could be delayed, too.
by Jaye Denman 4 years ago
For the second time in less than a week, I just spent time opening "questions" that aren't questions, but nonsensical "garbage"--bits of a paragraph copies from somewhere and dumped into HP. In each case, I flagged them for HP, and they will likely disappear soon. But they harm...
by Stoill Barzakov 6 years ago
How often do you Hub-hop?Do you flag offensive or spammy Hubs or you just vote-and-hop?Do you think we help and alarm the HubPages staff with voting low only or we need to flag spam and low quality hubs?
by Shawn May Scott 6 years ago
I am still new to Hubpages and have been enjoying a rather successful start. Thank you to those who have voted my articles up and those few of you who have begun to follow me. But I have noticed one thing of late and maybe it is the way it goes but I think it is disrespectful. I have commented on a...
by earnestshub 7 years ago
There are a lot of terrible junk hubs here that are damaging to all the hardworking writers that are a major source of good content, be it commercial or otherwise.I would love to see as many hubbers as possible flagging crappy hubs with zero appeal.Lets take out the trash.
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