To elaborate a bit more on what Dale said ... even if you own the content elsewhere it's seen as duplicate content if you copy the material and place it here.
Your best bet? If you own the material, totally rewrite it as a new article to place it here ... OR (and this is a really cool idea) write a unique hub RELATED to your other article then put a link in your hub to your other article - or visa-versa.
you can review as many a time offline & whenever you want to edit, you can go to 'my accounts tab' & can click on edit option. This will also protect your adsense account from getting false impressions. & I think hubpages staff's algorithm of deciding hubscore may be, I know but I cant disclose my views. Sorry\
write about something that interest you... interest your friends and family.... once you start its not hard, just do it from your point of view.. I never knew I would write about love and relationships until i joined Hubpages........be amazed what you can write about when you put your mind, and fingers to it..
You're confusing Hubs with the forums. The forums are a place for Hubbers to chat. You will get some traffic through the forums, but only from other Hubbers. That may get you some comments and be good for the ego, but it's outside traffic that will really help your HubScore and your earnings.
Hi HubbersI am a new hubber to hub pages, I would like to know how to increase my hubscore and meanwhile. I want the guidance of all you people to grow and publish more and more interesting hubs.RegardsC R Manjunath