How often do you vote a thumbs down on a Hub?
I never have before today. I just did it, and it made me feel a little sad. People put a lot of work into Hub Pages and even when I don't agree with them, I don't feel it is my place to do things that might hurt them. In this case, I felt the Hub was giving information that was factually incorrect, and possibly dangerous to people who follow it. If you do vote down a Hub, why?
I very seldom, if ever, vote any hubs down. I may flag them for being low quality or being a spun or overly promotional, and let the HP moderator decide. The very odd ones (I think there was only one) I might have voted down, would be the same reason as yours.. erroneous information... and I only did it when I was hub hopping.
Recently, a very popular hubber wrote a hub that appeared on my feed and it was giving a totally wrong information about a topic that I just recently researched and wrote a hub about. I was appalled that this hubber did not do any research at all. But, I felt it was not my place to say that the information was wrong. As the saying goes.. Let the buyer beware... in the case, the reader.
I do vote Hubs down sometimes --- but I usually just don't do anything. I mean, if I think it could go either way, I don't vote at all. I just keep hopping.
I don't necessarily vote down just because the spelling and grammar are slightly amiss. Many original, creative Hubs are written by folks who don't have perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation. Sometimes those have the best rhythm.
Most of the time, I think I vote up when I hop. I do sometimes vote a Hub down, though --- like the ones that are just way too short, it seems like they just slapped a few cliches together, and called it a Hub.
Also, be very careful about overly promotional and copied content.
I don't vote down hubs unless it truly offends me and I believe it might offend other people. If it's a case of misguided information, I usually leave it and let the other readers decide if it's incorrect. If it really is, people will usually leave comments. I think comments are much stronger than voting down a hub.
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by Dennis L. Page4 years ago
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by Lela5 years ago
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by Kathy2 years ago
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by Mary Craig5 years ago
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