Does HubPages Needs Policing?
Many people in the forums blast other hubs and complain to hub pages about grammar and what not. and then complain to hub pages to have the HUB unpublished. Do you agree with such actions?
Yes, some people in the forums get real rude. That's why I avoid them like the plague. I don't think someone's hub should be unpublished because it offends another person. If you don't agree with it, write a comment, or disappear! If the hub is blatantly attacking someone that is one thing. Some people freak out over nothing and report people for no reason. Case in point: I was commenting on someone's hub. Another hubber interjected and just simply stated a bible scripture. That is all. When I looked up the scripture, I noticed that it contained the word "dog." Apparently, the hub author also looked up the scripture, and immediately came to the conclusion that the hubber was calling her a dog. Really! She reported it but nothing happened because technically nobody did anything wrong. My point is that hubbers should be respectful, but if a hub needs to be unpublished, there MUST be undeniable proof that an attack was made. That goes for comments, too. If Hubpages gets too many unfounded and ridiculous complaints, they may end up not doing anything about the real ones. This is my opinion.
I do have to say that people who make constant grammatical errors to the point where you can't understand what they are trying to say are irritating.
I could not agree with you any more than I do. I'm not rude with others unless they take it upon themselves to be that way with me. That said, I stay out of the forums. Some people have to be right, have the last word, act like they own HP I guess.
If users didn't help police the site it would be completely overrun by spammers, scammers and non-English crap articles within hours.
While I have stayed out of the forums for well over a year now and did know about the great dislike for certain hubs and hubbers, I did not know that some people complain in the hopes of getting hubs unpublished. I think that could be very discouraging to some people.
I do find some hubs very difficult to read whether the hubber has a problem physically, medically or English is a 2nd or 3rd language for them. I just leave that writer be and have found that in the vast majority of cases they leave HP on their own.
However, I don't agree with unpublishing hubs simply because another hubber complained. I have come across a couple of hubbers who have medical (physical and/or mental) issues that show in their writings and others simply do not have English as their first language. If their topic is interesting to me, I read, if not, I don't. If a hub is simply spammy, pure marketing, or too short to present an opinion, plot, etc., then can understand why those types of hubs could be removed.
Having one's hubs unpublished could be very discouraging no matter what that hubber's goals or motivations are. If one doesn't like a hub or a hubber, they simply should not give them any traffic in any way shape or form. Talking trash and reporting things can actually cause others to want to see what the ruckus is about and give a temporary boost in their traffic.
I do not see a need for a campaign against the hub or it's writer, no need to talk trash, just leave them be and don't click on their hubs. Hubs with overwhelming grammar, spelling, and other issues will be down voted and won't get the traffic of stellar hubs that are written on subjects that people are actually searching for.
I've found that people will police sites whether or not they have just cause or reward. With that said, some of us, while being stellar writers, do need a little assistance in the area of grammar and such. I would like to feel that HubPages should provide an avenue or even a 'cross the board' approach to vetting prior to approving and featuring hubs.
I don't think it needs policing for internet trolls. But it does need policing for spam. It's incredibly annoying to see spam questions flooding the "how to write short stories" section of the Q&A. I still haven't figured out why they've singled that one out.
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