Questionable recommended hub

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  1. Bede le Venerable profile image98
    Bede le Venerableposted 3 months ago

    There is a hub recommended on nearly every new article, “What Do Men Really Think About Pubic Hair On Women,” that is cause for wonder. With all due respect, it seems so asinine, bothersome, coarse, discouraging, etc that I’ve thought of alternative sites to publish. I’d much prefer so stay on HP, however, and so I ask…

    Why can’t the team recommend something more neutral, such as about trees or flowers, rather than something so lowbrow and offensive?

    1. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds very sexist to me.  Has anyone pointed that out to them?

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yup, there was a big forum discussion on this with two active threads about the issue before Samatha created a new thread to clarify some stuff: https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … ed-content

        But if it's still happening it's good that it was pointed out.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 3 months agoin reply to this

          It is still happening. I found another one just as offensive when I was here last night.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            I may have some kind of child protection on my laptop lol. I am thankful I don't see the recommended section yet, just related.

            1. Jean Bakula profile image94
              Jean Bakulaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              I've seen this on a few of my articles too. I'm not happy.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 3 months ago

    Doesn't this signal a decline of standards?

  3. Bede le Venerable profile image98
    Bede le Venerableposted 3 months ago

    I realize that the team is experimenting but it seems more sensible to have hubs of a feather to flock together. I checked one of my articles last evening (on St. Hildegard), and there were two recommended articles on caterpillars and one on “What’s the Difference Between a Rat and a Mouse?” Granted these are not offensive but what’s the connection?

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      This is acceptable when they are "testing" not the end result. But the other stuff people see isn't acceptable even as a test IMO.

      1. Bede le Venerable profile image98
        Bede le Venerableposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, I don’t have a major problem with these unconnected and inoffensive articles, but I do think that “related” hubs are a better choice over “recommended.” I’m not referring simply to my articles; I’ve often found interesting and related articles in the sidebar of someone I’m following. It was a helpful feature.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          I really like the related feature. I still see it and I always find other interesting articles there. Also, they are almost 100% related to the topic.

          1. Bede le Venerable profile image98
            Bede le Venerableposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            It’s interesting that you see only related – I’m only seeing recommended, except when the page first loads. It disappears a couple seconds later.

  4. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 3 months ago

    I don't think we need both recommended and related hubs IMO.  It seems by listing related hubs these would be assumed to be recommended.  If there are others that aren't related why would they be recommended unless this is just a way for HP to move traffic to specific articles of their choosing?

  5. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 3 months ago

    I guess this isn't as "fixed" as we were lead to believe.

 
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