Personal Requests

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  1. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Have you guys noticed an increase of personal requests? Or is it just me?

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i have never gotten one but if i did i would do my best to answer it.

      1. Lisa HW profile image67
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You may not if you were under the impression someone thought you were dumb enough to do their homework for them and call it a "Hub".  lol

    2. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I recieved them to some made sense and some were not so sensible at all. smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      nope haven't noticed anything about personal requests...where do I go to see if I have any?

    4. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have been giving 3 personal requests for either answers or Hubs, about certain topics. I have 1 published - Why are you intelligent?, which was asked by PrettyDarkHorse of me. Then Lyricsingray had requested a Hub or answer to a question on "How or Do I save my unpublished Hubs?", which I answered without the need of writing a Hub about it, because there wasn't enough information in the process to create a detailed Hub about it.

      I have also been requested to write a more detailed Hub about CAGSIL the company itself, for which, I haven't done yet and considering the size or scope of that particular question is so large, I'm not sure I can fit it into only one Hub. It might be too long, even for a Hub. That would lead me to understand that I have to break it down into sections, so it can be easily understood. And, that's going to take quite of bit of time.

      I do answer questions directed to me and if there is enough information to form a Hub, then I'll be glad to publish a detailed response to the person's question.

      Great question. Thank you. big_smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    No I have had quite a few in the past weeks. A lot of things contributed to this - I think Hubpages has gone through quite a growth spurt. And when I became part of the Hub Challenge team and then when I posted my November earnings.

    Some get very adamant, but I have very little free time, so very few requests are answered.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    whats a personal request?

    1. Whitney05 profile image83
      Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A request that a user makes specifically to a particular person.



      Most of mine are more like comments and questions that should be in the comment section. I've had several lately. More than my entire time here, I'd estimate.

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    The only personal requests that I've gotten have been for me to go to hell, and other unpleasant acts....

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      and TMYOB  all the time ! lol

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        bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Huh?  What's TMYOB?

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          To mind your own business, silly ! lol

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            bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry, people usually aren't that nice about it.  They usually use words like fuck off and die

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol
              that as well
              and 'put some clothes on!', lately big_smile lol

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                bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Glad you haven't followed that trend.

                1. tantrum profile image61
                  tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Over my dead body ! lol

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                    bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this
              2. lorlie6 profile image83
                lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Now, that was classic, Tantrum.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sad

    3. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How sad. Did you remind them that's your job--to put a little hell people's lives? And therefore, their words are redundant. No bad news for you, amigo. Hell no!
      lol

  5. dingdong profile image59
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Is it just after the 'ask a question' capsule was added to all published hubs?

  6. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I've had a few more recently, and they all pretty much looked like they were from college students who didn't want to do their own research.  (I could, of course, be wrong - but based on the "assignment-like" request, I don't think so.  lol  )  (It makes sense.  Winter break is just around the corner.)

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    It seems as though some people confuse this with a social networking site. Or maybe that's the way some people think the whole web should be.

    And a lot of it is general laziness. They don't want to figure out how to do things.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's very true, Nelle.  I've noticed that trend very strongly over the past few months.  Not just personal requests, but the number of people who seem to join primarily, or only, to interact in the forums rather than to write Hubs.  As you've probably noticed, some of them think forum posts ARE Hubs.  They seem to think the site is more like MyLot, where you get paid for comments.

      I wish I could work out where the misunderstanding is coming from - maybe people are finding forum posts in Google searches so they're arriving via the forums rather than via Hubs?

  8. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    I've had dozens of requests to mend relationships and marriages with my powerful voodoo magick (which is apparently something I come highly recommended at).  Sad really, but a little odd, I'm not sure who is recommending me for such services.

    I've also been asked to remove curses cast by Indian transsexuals, to teach people mind control spells, and to give advice on international drug smuggling, amongst other things.

    It's a strange old world.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol disturbingly hillarious...but I still dont know what a personal request is? I get asked to do the dishes...?
      its your tags.  smile and links...and name...

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Kind of the same thing, but via HP, and usually a lot weirder. big_smile

        But you're right about the name, tags, etc.  in the words of Radiohead 'You do it to yourself, you do...'

        They can be quite upsetting at times, but there's nothing I can do.

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          awww.  sad
          I know.
          but you help too. Im going to buy that cd hopefully soon.

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks DM. smile

            Yeah definitely get that one, tell ya bloke you want it for Xmas. wink

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              Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol
              youve not been reading my hubs...

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
                Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Shit, have I put my foot in something big time?  sorry.

                I haven't been reading any hubs lately, my computer totally fucked up for ages, and is still pretty fucked now 90% of the time.

                Will check them out to see what's going on.

                Hope you're OK anyways. hmm

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                  Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Mr V. I am always going to be ok, eventually.
                  I know about your computer, my email has been down for ages.
                  no worries.  smile

                  1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
                    Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I know you will be. smile x

    2. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a business opportunity, my friend. But your avatar really begs for these kinds of requests, no?
      smile

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I've been offered money, if I was a **** I'd have taken it and cast my 'magick' and vanished.

        But you're right about the avatar and name. smile

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          people are desperate. They are at the end of thier ropes. They want anything there is to fix whatever is wrong, and .....they dont know YOU. They find your name via search...
          Its sad, really.

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Very true, there have been moments in my own life where I'd have considered handing over all my cash to some weirdo in a mask if I thought they could make it all better.

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              Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              yeah, then you realize no one can fix your own mess but you.

  9. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I got one yes and it's too broad, asking me to answer if its possible to make money? and I'm asking, uhhh, well, with what? where? huh? hmm tongue

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes, you can make money. But only if you are willing to get off the couch...

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I am working on a "requested" hub right now and love the challenge.  I would regardless of topic because it broadens my portfolio in addition to learning something new.

    It is a compliment to have a hub requested I believe.

 
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