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What do you like best about HubPages? What do you like least?

  1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    What do you like best about HubPages? What do you like least?

  2. lambservant profile image95
    lambservantposted 5 years ago

    I love the hub community. I have made friends with those I follow and who follow me. Their comments and opinions are very valuable, respected, and insightful. This helps us all grow and learn.

    The thing I hate most on hubpages are the adversarial, hostile, bullies who abuse people on forums and when commenting on hubs who have different opinions than they do. They stalk religious and political hubbers particularly.

    Another thing I dislike is when people you know have never read anything you've written follow you and post a fan mail that says "Nice hubs. Please follow me back." They are only trying to obtain a large following in their stats feature on their profile. They are insincere and only out to look good without doing the work.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to ignore the "follow me back" people, even if they don't say it, but just follow hundreds of people in a short time.

  3. anagham profile image60
    anaghamposted 5 years ago

    I just love writing.. The best thing is hubpages allows you to express what you feel.. The idea of interacting with people, exchanging views, knowing the weakness and strengths of your writing, makes hubpages the best website on the internet...

  4. chef-de-jour profile image99
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    HubPages allows a writer to become part of a helpful and inspiring creative community in which they may learn and support and contribute. This they can do at their own speed, writing about subjects they are passionate and knowledgeable about. This overall freedom is what I like best.


    What I like least is the uncertainty of the HubPages response to the next Google update, and the effect on some of my hubs. I know HubPages can't escape an update but sometimes I feel there is more they can reveal about the mechanism behind these updates.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone seems to agree that the community is the best thing. I think HubPages is doing their best to deal with the Google updates, but I'd feel better if they shared more about what they're doing and why.

  5. Seeker7 profile image97
    Seeker7posted 5 years ago

    I love the people on Hub Pages and being able to write about what I want. This makes the site a very special place.


    The only thing I don't like are the few idiots who stalk other hubbers and are offensive and aggressive to them - personally I either give as good back or ignore them! They seem to like to target people who enjoy writing about their beliefs and faith. One fellow hubber who is also a friend was so distressed a while back that she actually thought about quiting the site! I love to see a good debate between people of opposing views, but I think some of the forums in particular need to be stricter at times.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The community is great, but there are always a few bad apples. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's problems.

    2. Seeker7 profile image97
      Seeker7posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sherry, once she had calmed down a little, she decided that bullies were not going to make her give up a site that she loved - so she's still here!!

  6. Jynzly profile image73
    Jynzlyposted 5 years ago

    Like best:
    HubPages is the only trusted site in the net for me. There is freedom of expression in writing here and the administration teams are smart, decent and fair in dealing with any issues that arise.

    Like least: Any where in the net are people with loose moral values, bullies and worst are having criminal mentality; HubPages cannot completely determine who these particular people are in the community or if they do these sorts of people can still infiltrate and disturb some members. More vigilance should be advocated both by the administration and the members.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So you think there should be some kind of screening for membership to HubPages? I like the freedom of expression too, but doesn't freedom mean we don't get to exclude people based on their morals?

    2. Jynzly profile image73
      Jynzlyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No. Just because you have freedom of expression then you can already abuse the right of others; this is a fallacious notion. I am not saying screening in the general sense. It would be specific to a certain misconduct...a disciplinary measure.

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    Like so many others, I enjoy the Hubpages community.  There is plenty of good advice and good feeling among the contributors to Hubpages.

    What I don't particularly like is the way our ratings change all the time.   I've been at this for over three years now.  My 'number goes up as high as 96 on occassion and then drops into high 80s.  Howcome?   Does it means that one's past contributions are now considered of lesser value?

    Yes, I'm vain enough to like accolades. 

    But to return to the opening.   The Hubpage contributors/community are great.  I always enjoy tuning in and when I'm not actually writing and posting a Hub myself, I'm always into the Answers and Forums to see what's going on.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The scores certainly don't always make sense.

  8. wqaindia profile image45
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    At HubPages I can find matured and intelligent persons sharing useful and trusted information at one junction. The writing platform is user friendly and suggestive readings keep the readers engaged with their topic of interest. What I like the least is that hubs are lengthy and not precises. Sometime precise hubs are found more useful and save precious time.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I find it interesting that you prefer shorter hubs.

  9. cre8ivOne profile image75
    cre8ivOneposted 5 years ago

    I really like the fact that I can write a poem or article and have it out there for many other people to read and enjoy.  That is a gratifying feeling when I find out even one person had enjoyed something I wrote.

    My least favorite thing in here is probably when I am trying to generate traffic to my own hub, I read and comment other people's work and interact in Q and A and try to help people but as of late, I don't  notice people visit my page after I have visited theirs.  Now, I don't expect even half the people to do this but I would think the above things could help with traffic.  I aspire to write hubs that could create their own traffic by content alone but I am still learning on how to do that.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love being able to post something that the whole world can read, but I understand your frustration with the traffic issue.

  10. cerefo profile image61
    cerefoposted 5 years ago

    I like it interface and its functionality. The least I like that it requires too much views for your payout

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not easy to make money on HubPages. It takes a lot of work, and it doesn't happen fast.

  11. cjpooja26 profile image64
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    HubPages is the site where you can share your experiences and your opinion and you can also support others and there are many professional writers, and the best part is this is not a promotional site, its like a friend to whom you can share every part of your life.
    Though I am new to HubPages. till now I don't find anything which is not good.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, I hope your experience continues to be positive.

  12. nanderson500 profile image88
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    Good question. Hubpages is a fun place to write articles and receive feedback. It offers more freedom than most writing sites, so that's what I like best about it. What I like the least is how difficult it is to make money on here.

 
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