Is it not funny to rate a hub as 'funny'?
Even if it is a serious hub. I'm surprised to see 'funny' as an option for rating even on serious hubs.
I think the only time to rate a hub as funny is if the hub is actually meant to be funny. Some could rate a hub as funny to try and intimidate someone they have disagreed with on a certain subject.
Sense of humor varies from person to person. Many years ago a movie was made to deter teens from smoking marijuana. It was called "Refer Madness". The movie was not a comedy and yet today it's considered cult comedy classic!
In other instances sometimes people mistake dead seriousness with sarcasm. They may believe the author truly does not believe what he/she has written and it was intended to be a witty piece.
Lastly as JThomp42 stated they may have marked it funny because they totally disagreed with everything you said.
Regardless of the fact every comment, vote up, or rating you get improves your over score for that hub.
A vote down would be worse than getting a "funny" rating.
by cosette 11 years ago
Dear HubTeam:I know there have been a few forum threads about this topic, but hear me out please. By the way, this thread refers to the rating down of hubs, not flagging. I have no problem with the flagging feature and see it as a necessary evil. Even if someone misuses it, they have to go through...
by MaryBeth Walz 8 years ago
Why do so many people skip rating a hub?
by getpaidtopost 12 years ago
Do you think malice exist on hubpages? I for one do, Do you rate down on a hub and why? I for one have never ever rated down on a hub unless the content contains inappropriate material. However If i just don't like a post I just leave it without any rating. I think this rating system on hubpages is...
by Satori 13 years ago
Often, we'll be reading Hubs to find a specific answer or solution to something in our lives. And often, we'll get to the end and be "too busy" to rate it. This is understandable; I do it too. Even though I know that by giving a Hub a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, I will be...
by Falsor Wing 11 years ago
I feel bound by my pride as a writer not to click it but it looks more tempting every time I scroll by to check my polls
by Dolores Monet 12 years ago
Is there any way to tell if a particular hub has received any thumbs up or thumbs down, and if so, how many? I've been here long enough, I should know these things. But I don't.
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