Well, I have met alot of people offline versus online and the people offline for which I've had dealings with or just know, are not as helpful, courteous or knowledgeable. So, that makes HubPages community quite special, in all.
I have made my peace with the non-writing-related nonsense that influences scores so, yes, I love Hubpages. Do I take issue with the hubbers who flagged me behind my back and brought under the scrutiny of the admin? Yes, of course. It seems like tattling is a childish way of trying to silence someone you cannot otherwise win over in a debate. Still, now that I have been flagged so much I know much more about specific limits and will not be so vulnerable to that kind of attack in the future.
WSP, I did read that you felt people had maliciously reported you, but remember that even if someone had malicious intent, your Hubs wouldn't be flagged or unpublished by HubPages if they met the site's TOS.
If they were in breach, you would have been noticed eventually anyway, possibly after you'd written a lot more Hubs, which would've been even more annoying for you.
Please bear in mind that HubPages rules about profanity, adult content etc are set by Adsense, not by HP. If you breach them, you jeopardise both your own Adsense earnings and everyone else's, so you're not going to get much sympathy from anyone who understand how the site works.
HubPages is a great place to me, for an online writing community. Some of the hubs are super and there are many hubbers I truly admire. These things keep me here Now the forums...The exchanging of ideas and sharing of experiences is always of interest. I only wish more people could differ with a fellow hubber civilly. There is a pack mentality that shreds not only the hubber of disenting opinion, but also the integrity of those attacking. HubPages is part of my happiness in life
Absolutely-I've met some amazing writers here, and in my 6 months have developed relationships that I now call friendships. HubPages is a truly unique community. Hey lyrics-nice avatar...or did I already say that?
I like the people here, they all come in different forms but they have all something to share, I like the forums too, I learn a lot from people, and I respect what everybody has to say, In the religious forum too, I am amused by the people defending their belief and the never ending quest for knowledge and truth about justification of a existential GOD< people in the religious forum always have what I call "masturbation of their minds" (pardon for that word), wacking theor heads off just to defend their beliefs, and in the process I think they end up being sad..
I'm happy with HubPages. The reason is that it's an uncomplicated situation here. You write. There's help if you want/need it with anything. The focus in something like the "help" forum is most often on technical aspects of using HubPages or else things like SEO - not usually on things like how to use commas. People can like your stuff or not, or vote it up or down or not. Writers are treated like adults here, and we aren't getting mass-mailing e.mails with tips on how to write. It's not all "games and contests" here. The community is a great community. (Nobody has to take the occasional forum meany or troll seriously, and those aren't most of the people on here anyway).
I love it here. I get a good laugh out of the clash of ideas from some people. It's like watching a good soap opera. I joined and it took me a good month before I actually started doing anything. Now I'm glad I did.
Is is just me or is everyone's avatars becoming sexier and sexier? Tantrum, Bovine Currency, Lyrics? That's awesome!
In another thread (one with - like - 800 posts in it ) you'll see that Tantrum did a test to see if a sexy picture would increase traffic. She said it did, so then "the rest of the world" all jumped on the bandwagon to get their own "scientific results" (or just to have an excuse to add a half-naked picture - not sure). So, your observation is correct.
Yeahh, I like it here, apart from the odd religious forum I get sucked into >.< But almost all the time it's really great I find that traffic is low, probably because it's virtually all poetry, but that's ok. If one person sees it and likes it it's better than no-one seeing it
there are many active hubbers who never step foot in the forums, or come in periodically. Look through hubtivity or hubs and you see the hubs that are being published. HP is a great place to write and publish and meet people we would never have the opportunity to meet.
I'm happy, I like most people here and those I don't like I stay away from. It's just like in real life except you have to behave even better because of the rules and your reputation and all that. The thing I like best about HubPages is how much I've learnt from it, both on a social and on a technical level.
i am because its given me a chance to meet so many interesting people and read various articles. However, im not happy about not making any money thus far. although i do plan on researching that possibility once finals are over. i just would like to see some financial return, then i'd be extremely happy.
Hard to tell if I love Hubpages. Do I love the site or the people that make up the site? The site is just a site. Nothing without the people. Right now I enjoy this atmosphere because of the people. Get in a new crowd and I might feel different.
No I'm not, I'm terribly unhappy, I think I will drown my sorrows and try to forget all about hubpages, because I mean I log in every day, I post something on the forum almost daily and plus I like to write....ahhh I can't keep up this sarcastic vibe, it's the best place I've been online and I've been around, I'm a whore!!
I must say I am a bit disappointed, I thought I would re-gain my youth and become more beautiful with all the health tips and relationship advice and all the marvelous recipes would help me entertain, but in reality I have had quite a few great laughs on the forums and my hubs have been read (or at least "viewed") in less time than anything I have written before, so I am happy. HubPages is stimulating!
I am happy here still, but I'm not as happy as I was. Between Google and Adsense problems and fixing a site that wasn't broken, I'm starting to get a little discouraged with low page views. I keep posting more articles, though.
And I can't tell my TwoEightSeven stories anywhere else, they all want third person and it isn't a third person story.
You can't. Just had to put that out there as I'm seeing newbies all over the forums going on about these topics lately.Serious money comes from getting views from Google NOT from having other hubbers visit your work. Some of the top hubbers on the site have separate accounts NO ONE knows about to...
I really like hubpages very much. Its a great source of meeting new people, getting lot of information, sharing your knowledge and also earning money. I never liked any other website this much. How about you? Do you have any other favorites?
There are a lot of terrible junk hubs here that are damaging to all the hardworking writers that are a major source of good content, be it commercial or otherwise.I would love to see as many hubbers as possible flagging crappy hubs with zero appeal.Lets take out the trash.
What are your thoughts on the new affiliate link affiliate link blanket rule? Do you think it will reduce the tsunami of spam hubs that spammer hubbers are publishing or will it make no difference at all?Personally I have had three Hubs flagged and placed in no mans land for affiliate links even...
Rather distressing to find a Hub being flagged back at me as 'substandard'. especially as some readers have given it very positive feedback - worse, the list of possible reasons for it being a 'violation' (very strong accusational phrasing) is very unspecific, especially as the Hub has been pulled...
I looked at a featured hubber's hubs lastnight and noticed she had several hubs that were just a bunch of pictures. Then she also had hubs that were basically a Table of Contents linking to a bunch of other hubs on one general topic. She headed it up with a brief brief paragraph. Something seems...
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