Would the Q&A section of HP improve if we tried to avoid religious and political topics?
These two topics have dominated this section so much, that a lot of people are losing interest. So many questions are the same except worded differently and responses usually end as arguments. There are tons of other things to ask about. Ultimately, we,as hubbers, control the interest level of these sections; not Hubpages. What do you think?
I don't mind the politics as much as the religion. I posted in the forum suggesting that HP separate religion from the rest of the Q&A, like they did in the forum. They removed the suggestion and told me I could search Q&A by topic. Excuse me, that does not really help. There's no way to search for "anything but religion."
Interesting, Idono, because I think the Q & A has evolved to an UNINTENDED function and actually, I'm wondering if that function is perhaps unique on the web. If it is, it's really too bad hubpages isn't able to "market" it for what it does rather than what it is intended to do. From my understanding, the Q & A section is meant to inspire hubs. Instead, this is a community of people when they ask and answer religious and political questions seem to be essentially "sitting around the dining room table" having discussions about issues they simply can't or don't venture to bring up with friends and family. If I were running the show, I'd try to think of a way to have this as a special entity. Maybe they should call it "The Kitchen Table" for hub writers. Then run google banner ads at the top, make it really cool, and re-invent the original Q & A to be what it was intended to be, hub article incubators.
I am getting a bit addicted to the Q & A and not writing hubs because it fills an important need for me right now. I live in Orange County, CA, one of the most conservative enclaves in the nation. My dear, dear friends are all Christian or some other religion, and most all of my friends are Republicans. I cannot say the things I say here to them. I can't post on facebook what I might want to discuss here. I love that I feel safe here and feel that at least there's SOMEONE in the world with whom I can connect other than my husband and my daughter and maybe some old hippie-ish friends from the 70s. It's also a way to find other's perspectives without hurting feelings as you would with family and friends. So, I'll be interested in what others have to say about this question. Cheers, Billie
I'm not sure about improving? But, there would be FAR LESS heated debates my friend.
by Karla Iverson 5 years ago
If these categories cannot be removed from HP, could they at least be removed from the general forum list of most recent postings? That way, those of us who don't want to see all the ugly posting labels don't have to see them. Let the fight be in private within those categories, without stressing...
by saleheensblog 8 years ago
I skip religious and political topics. I enter all extreme hubmakeover, need help ask help, hubbers hangout, sandpit forum topics and other random topics that I may like.
by thisisoli 7 years ago
I have noticed that an increasing number of people seem to have joined this site merely to spam religion on the forum. This would be okay if it was not for the fact that this is a forum for writers, not theists.I am all for having a community forum, but I believe it should be a community forum for...
by zamboy321 8 years ago
I joined barely a week ago. I would be forever grateful for any useful tips from experienced hubbers.
by SweetiePie 6 years ago
For the sake of quality, Hubpages is making a move to deindex hubs that are not performing up to par. The same should probably happen for all religious and political forum threads, as these usually do not offer much quality to the site. It is just a thought, but why should a thread on...
by aka-dj 8 years ago
FYI, there is a convention of atheists in Melbourne Australia in 2 days. Here is a direct quote from their webpage...http://www.atheistconvention.org.au/"The bigger we can make this convention, the stronger the signal it will send to Australia's religious and political institutions that...
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