Do you think that poor quality articles are a bad reflection on the HubPages community as a whole?
When you read articles, on HubPages, that are full of spelling and punctuation mistakes do you think it gives visitors to the site the impression that all articles are poor quality?
Unfortunately, yes I do. Only recently has a Hubber I'm following asked where all the English-writing skills went to, and they're not present on HubPages for the most part. Furthermore, the amount of promotion and people naming accounts after a single film, such as "wrathofthetitans" and then go on to promote it, is ridiculous.
It only goes to show that people are here to make a quick buck, choosing quantity over quality. And then there's those who want to blatantly promote something.
I have to say that I agree with you. Promotional articles are common. And, how people can leave glowing comments on articles, yet ignore glaring spelling, punctuation and structure mistakes is beyond me. I feel poor content drags everyone down.
Agreed. I don't mind constructive criticism, even if it's just telling me that a single word is spelt wrong, but abuse just gets deleted completely. As long as people remember to give feedback on a regular basis, HubPages will have hope.
I like the fact that we are somewhat self-regulating. I've flagged hubs for being low quality for being extremely short or if the content is basically unreadable. I'm just trying to keep the quality of the work here worthy of the people who invest so much of themselves in this writing community.
Am I the mean hubber or do other folks do this too?
If you are one of the mean hubbers, so am I. But I consider it as a kindness to the hubpages community as a whole.
You're not the mean hubber Kathleen! I agree with you. I'm sorry to say that I do come across poorly written articles on here more often than I really think I should. I've flagged articles, but I don't think much is done about them.
I do think poor quality articles are a bad reflection, which is why I choose to flag these ones (and I know many of these types of hubs do end up getting removed). But when I hub hop I also come across some really high quality hubs, so I don't think that most visitors would assume that all articles are poor quality, just because they stumble on a few that are.
I think spartucusjones hit on the crux of it. HP has a great reputation going back way before most of us joined. We just have to do our part not just to nix low quality but to encourage each other to do our best. OK, now I'm cheerleader!
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