Bring back a version of the Hopper

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  1. profile image59
    Alex Philiposeposted 9 months ago

    This was my favorite feature at Hubpages and it help me learn what the standards are for Hubpages

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      If you want to know the standards go to any niche site. The hopper was used to weed out bad hubs. They have people paid to do this now and therefore don't need hubbers to hop around. Most of the hubs that showed up were below par.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You just joined 24 hours ago. The Hopper has been gone for a couple of years. ??

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        If the person knows about the hopper, I'm pretty sure it's not a spammer and the person has another account and did not want to ask from there or is just back after a long with a new account.

  2. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Here we are:

    https://hubstatic.com/14536968.gif

    I might go in for a series of uncharacteristic posts.

  3. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Two more:

    https://hubstatic.com/14537116.gif

    The nose thing seems to be related.

  4. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    An especially fine specimen:


    https://hubstatic.com/14537347.jpg

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      This is from a few months ago but I think it is kind of classic.


      https://hubstatic.com/14537368_f1024.jpg

      (These on-topic threads are a lot more interesting than the rest of the stuff on here.)

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Playing peek-a-boo?

        1. DrMark1961 profile image98
          DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Yeah, these things are really fast when they play those games so you have to be quick if you expect to get a photo.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Today I saw a Dolphin. It went back under the water before I even thought about taking a picture, then it was too late sad

      2. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        He is pretty impressive. But not much of a hopper, I reckon.

        These two have the hang of it:

        https://hubstatic.com/14537499.gif

        It is very hard to like toads.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image98
          DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Hard to tell if they are sweet or not, kind of like sloths. I have a huge Cane Toad that lives next to my house and comes out everynight to collect the bugs that are attracted to my outside light.
          I think he is a sweetie, but I guess if I was a little bite-sized toad I would feel differently.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Insect sized*

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months ago

    I kind of miss the Hub Hopper too. New hubs would show up there, and it gave a chance for them to be seen. When I was new here, that was nice for me. People would comment and give advice. Also, having a few views was encouraging.

    As a hub hopper, it gave more of an overview of new hubs coming out, not just those of people you were following. Of course, a lot of those would not be of interest, but you could just hop on to the next. I found many of the people I follow that way.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I used to like it too. We could keep up to date with what others were writing. I never read anyone's work much anymore.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
        Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, same here. The only contact I have with other hubbers is here on the forum, and that's such a small minority of the people who are here.

  6. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 9 months ago

    I think the hub hopper made me realize how bad many of the hubs being published were at the time. I think things have improved a lot since then. I don't think it worked all that well as a method for improving quality, aside from maybe helping to remove the blatantly awful.

  7. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Not sure this thread achieved anything useful but it is the only opportunity I have ever had to post a pic of a Northern Rock Hopper.

    Not a complete loss, lol.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I think the major problem is all of those people that feel it is necessary to stay on topic. What a shame.

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        There is a tradition of irreverence here. Please feel free to contribute

        I try to say relevant and interesting things occasionally just to encourage people to wade through the nonsense, lol.

        Part of me reckons they deserve it. somehow.

 
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