What is the worst Hub mistake you have seen?

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    mdawson17posted 13 years ago

    As I have been here just about 11 months I have seen and made (As hard as it is to admit) allot of mistakes when publishing hub!

    In the best interest of our knew hubbers I thought it would be something to for the veteran hubbers to reflect back at their most embarrassing mistakes and share them helping others to not make the same ones!

    I think the most embarrassing mistake I had ever made was I could not get my my hub to publish I sent the H/P staff a letter stating that their server was down and that I needed to have them fix it. After several correspondences with H/P staff I came to realize that my browser was corrupted and I needed to fix my problem on my end!
    I was so embarrassed because out of pure frustration I began telling the staff their job and all long I did not even know mine "To listen to the experts"

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    khmohsinposted 13 years ago

    I do not know my mistake yet, but I think I have got the most unpredictable and miserable HubScore here, with 100 hubs my score is only 75 more or less. I wish I could know my mistake

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      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      your mistake is worrying about your score in the first place. Keep writing original quality hubs, and have fun!!! Score really isnt so important.  smile

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    Wag The Dogposted 13 years ago

    My mistake was to place two affiliate backlinks and self serving RSS feeds in each hub.  That drug my hup score to lower depths than whale dung.

  4. wrenfrost56 profile image57
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    The most embarressing thing for me was thinking I had to submit my hubs to google. I even asked about it in the forum! smile There are probably many others but as yet don't know what they are.

  5. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    My worse mistake was being in a foul mood, common on the forums and really making people feel horrible. Several hubbers were shocked by my behavior e-mailed me and asked what was wrong, I had never acted that way before. Needless to say I straightened up and realized it was not me either, so I apologized for being rude and made it a better day. 

    2nd mistake publishing a empty hub, lololo I pushed the wrong button Oh God it was embarassing. big_smile

  6. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    I am always forgetting to do the summary text. If you want to attract outside traffic your summary text is what will pull them in and I always seem to forget to look at it and make sure its decent roll
    I used a pic once that was not public domain, errr, oops hmm
    Then you have small typos that are a bit embarrassing if you missed em.

  7. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Mine was not using competitive keywords. I also went on a "fanning spreee" on my first day here, where I tried to get fans (or followers, as the case may be).

  8. Ms Chievous profile image68
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    Spelling is my biggest mistake.  One time on the forums I made a post asking why we could not add a calendar to the hubs..becuase of my brilliant typing I ended up asking about "a$$ing a calendar" instead...

  9. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Being afraid to publish things.  Some of my most read hubs have been ones that I wrote and sat on for months, because I didn't think anyone would like them.

    Then, there was taking the forums seriously and/or personally.  Had to get over that, and realize it was a place to have fun, and if I wasn't having fun, to leave.

  10. readytoescape profile image62
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    I think the weirdest thing I have seen ona hub is placing the comments capsule at the top of the hub.

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    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    I have horrid typing skills.....and never notice in time........but so far no one has made me feel bad about it. thanks gus!!

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      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i meant GUYS....heh

      1. DogSiDaed profile image60
        DogSiDaedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        gus says hi tongue

  12. Kapalbility02 profile image62
    Kapalbility02posted 13 years ago

    EDIT: Oh did you mean my mistakes? I have horrible typing skills, too.

    However, I saw someone having a review hub saying, "to stay away from this product", (I did not check if that was copy+pasted -- I think it was) then an amazon capsule selling that particular product. That is just plain wrong.

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      mdawson17posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You too I am the wort typer in the in world!!! I know how to spell just cannot type! LOL

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    one short paragraph of copy which didn't make sense and nothing else.  But hey, maybe I have one or two of those also from the beginning days.  Who knows!

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    Brenda Durhamposted 13 years ago

    the typos
    oh the typos!
    I guess that type of mistake seems the worst to me, on a site for writers.
    And I'm probably guilty of it now and then myself. ha

  15. DogSiDaed profile image60
    DogSiDaedposted 13 years ago

    I deleted a comment box full of lovely comments by accident, I've published an empty hub, and I tried to use an Amazon UK account even though HP only accepts Amazon US so I had to reapply. No sales as yet anyway xD All my boxes are CDs and no1 seems to want to buy music any more. Oh well smile

  16. onlinemakecash profile image59
    onlinemakecashposted 13 years ago

    i think publishing an empty hub without knowing it for 3 weeks is a bad mistake for me.. since im new here..

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      mdawson17posted 13 years agoin reply to this


      1. AEvans profile image73
        AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I know it was nuts! I couldn't believe it myself talk about emberassing! lolololo big_smile

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      mdawson17posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      As we have all made many mistakes on Hub pages I think one of the biggest mistake we all have made; is we are forgeting we are a community!

      Hub pages has a saying and That is "HUB LOVE". I have seen fights breaking out in the forums and hubs posted to insult another hubber or their beliefs.Is This Hub Love?

      Where is the hub love in this community? Why does the staff of Hub Pages have to watch and snoop around trying to do their best to catch all the hate and spite all around that flat should not be!

      In the little time I have been here; I have gotten myself in forum fights; and I believe that a few of y'all can attest to it! However what happened to the old time act of accepting our wrong and being the first one to change?

      when I come across Hubs that are directed out of pure spite and hate I often wonder to myself why all this spite!

      We are writing interdependently and joining as a community to support one another but yet now days all you ind is bickering and fussing amougst one another.

      Many of us will never meet the one that we are having a tantrum with (No punt intended Tantrum LOL) however we are still admit to cause unnecessary hate.

      OK I have vented enough I started this forum to say what most of us are making our mistake on is we have failed to give "Hub Love"

      Blessings To All And May You Find Some Hub Love All Around


      1. chinweike profile image60
        chinweikeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        may be because i am relatively new her. I have always had this feeling that hubpage is all about love and people helping people

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    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    not using the spell checker when i first started hubbing. i bet some of my old hubs have spelling errors in them hmm

  18. blondepoet profile image64
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    I wrote rectum instead of spectrum.

    1. Ivorwen profile image66
      Ivorwenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Bet the spell check didn't help you out one bit!

      1. blondepoet profile image64
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO not at all, I honestly don't know how I wrote it as I can assure rectums are something I do not think about. Must have been the weather.

  19. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 13 years ago

    Oh lordy!  Spelling and typos are a daily nemesis - and I keep fnding them.  But I had a bad day too and took it out in the forums.  I was terribly embarrassed and kicked myself  for days.

  20. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    BP check your email I've sent you something important

    1. blondepoet profile image64
      blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ok Cindy heading there now

  21. quicksand profile image81
    quicksandposted 13 years ago

    Well I once published a hub entitled "How To Annoy The Host." Right here I revealed some tactics that you should employ at parties if you do not like the host or the other guests!

    Later I felt embarrassed that I had revealed some of the things that readers would think that I have done! lol

    So ... I simply unpublished that hub! lol lol lol

  22. wsp2469 profile image59
    wsp2469posted 13 years ago

    The worst mistake I have ever made was to stop reading my hubs out loud before I publish them.  Since I have stopped doing that I often catch a spelling error or typo after it hits the airwaves.
    Then again, some people publish hubs and NEVER figure out they don't truly know how to write in English so I don't feel bad.

  23. jellydonut25 profile image60
    jellydonut25posted 13 years ago

    for me personally, on a hub I've written...BRICK WALL OF TEXT...

    for ones I've read...spelling errors (not typos...a typo is something like writing "actualy" instead of actual, or flip-flopping a letter or two...) I'm talking REAL spelling errors or confusion of their there and they're is something that just personally bugs the CRAP out of me

    1. wsp2469 profile image59
      wsp2469posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  I agree.  Too bad it means little or nothing to HP-lol!

  24. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I agree! smile

  25. chinweike profile image60
    chinweikeposted 13 years ago

    I Hurriedly typed my first hub immediatley after i registered and went straight to the forum to ask for review without taking time to look around.

    The first to responses that i got then made me went back to take a closer look at my hub. So embarrassing.


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