What is the deal with people creating hubs with 100% bolded or underlined text body?
As I have been hub hopping I have run across several hubs with the entire body of the article in bold, underline, or both. It is hurtful to my eyes when I come upon it, I do not even want to read whatever it is. Everytime I see this I wonder what the individual was thinking when they decided to do that.
I guess they think it will draw attention to either the whole hub or some points within it. For me I find these hubs irritating - to me it looks like the writer is shouting!! But I definately agree, the text is very hard on the eyes when reading , so I avoid them like the plague! I hope this isn't a text fashion that will catch on - it's unnecessary, silly and very annoying.
If someone is new to HP and especially new to using a computer, they may have difficulty figuring out how to turn the formatting on or off. I think the polite thing to do would be to send them a message and teach them how to do it.
If it looks like they are doing it on purpose, you can flag the hub, and hopefully the moderators will guide them appropriately.
I've noticed the same thing when hopping hubs. It's annoying at the least! I have no idea why someone would do this! Apparently they are trying to make it stand out but good writing stands on its own!
Of course. But the people who produce these hubs cannot write well as far as I have seen.
Oh absoultely. I've seen some low standard hubs while hub hopping. I don't know why some of these people even publish such nonsense!
IT'S LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS.
IT SHOWS THAT YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.
Or just crazy and technologically illiterate.
The short answer is they are idiots. Sorry to be blunt, but if people think that writing in bold italic underlined caps is an acceptable style, they have no business publishing. Not surprisingly, when you read these articles you'll find they are also riddled with spelling and grammar issues, and tend to be long moronic rants/opinion pieces.
I have flagged many of these stupid articles but they tend to stay up. I have no idea why HP wants to commit suicide by giving these things a pass. This is the reason why HP's Google ranking has nosedived. No amount of redesigning or Apprenticeship Programs are going to improve HP's rankings unless HP staff gets serious about quality control. HP STAFF ARE YOU LISTENING??? (no... *crickets*)
Also, the text looks like it was copied and pasted from a paranoid schizophrenic/religious argument that broke out from nowhere in the middle of a post about cheese or something totally unrelated in the forums.
Speaking of this... I was just hub hopping and found a hub that was very short, and all bold. I went to their profile. This hubber has about 8 hubs--all bold letters!
I am impressed that you went on to read such an article. I find them so off putting I just vote them down and move on, I can not bear to struggle through reading the torturous text.
I'm laughing! I had to see! It's like a car accident--you shouldn't look but something in your curiosity forces you to just do it. You regret seeing. I regret it!
I've seen this a few times in hubs. I just skip over them because they're hard for me to read. Maybe they're just trying to make their hub look different. Or maybe they can't see very good and they use the bold to make the letters easier to see. Who knows. I just skip it and move on to another hub.
I recommend leaving a comment about how difficult it is to read. Sometimes the hub author just doesn't know any better. Sometimes they'll change it. Sometimes they won't.
It's like they're drawing attention of the readers when what they actually did was to mess up with their article. Its totally irritating to the eyes to see all uppercased/underlined/bolded texts. It's just like someone is screaming in your face.
by Robert P 8 years ago
I have been hub hopping lately and I am disgusted with the incoherent garbage that I am coming across - nothing but poorly translated articles of about 400 words, usually without even any formatting. I would say that more than half of the articles I randomly encounter are clearly nothing but spun...
by Ben Guinter 11 years ago
I'm using IE9 and I made some text bold and went to underline on word in it and it looked fine until I saved the capsule...It takes the underlining out!I don't know why it does this but I noticed it before when I was editing some old posts, taking out links. Anyone else having this problem?
by Jerilee Wei 13 years ago
For a few weeks, when in edit mode or when writing a new hub, keywords that Kontera selects and underline -- pop up as broken links. This neccessitates having to unlink their link and works (as they immediately relink it)until the next time you have to go into edit mode on that hub.
by punamdharkar 10 years ago
Why do some lines in our Hub get underlined automatically? This can be seen only when we are signed
by Tony 7 years ago
I did report this some time back but I cannot find the old report....When you have a broken link and you go into edit mode and click the "unlink" icon after highlighting the linked text it all looks OK - the blue will have gone and normal text will remain.However when you save, the text...
by Pamela Kinnaird Dapples 12 years ago
A very kind soul noticed a month ago that I need to learn how to break up my text with photos or something between the paragraphs when my text is long. She explained how to do it. I tried and couldn't grasp it. Then I misplaced or accidentally deleted her email -- so I haven't...
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