Contest for Best (Loved) Comments?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Sally's Trove profile image78
    Sally's Troveposted 10 years ago

    Just as I joined HP and started to learn how it all goes, the Hub Love contest was in bloom. I didn't participate, because I couldn't align one capsule with another and I knew I had a learning curve to ride, and because I saw that whatever you guys were doing about recognizing each other would have to wait, in terms of my comprehension and my ability to absorb what I saw as overwhelming information.

    Since I've been on HP, I've seen the talents and gifts of awesome hubbers through not just their hubs, but also their comments.  Some of the "best" hubbers write hubs in one style, but write comments in a very different one, yet always with insight, humor, wit, and sometimes a lot of detail.

    What about a contest featuring comments?

  2. trish1048 profile image74
    trish1048posted 10 years ago

    I think it's a great idea!!  Will you be the judge?  smile


  3. DJ Funktual profile image78
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    I like it too.  Have you ever been surprised by a comment almost as long as yer hub?  I love that!

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image69
      Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a great idea, too.

      Yes, I've been surprised by some long comments....they can humbling as well as flattering.

      1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image80
        Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Shirley even appreciates those "sub" hubs, don't ya Shirley? LOL


    2. embitca profile image87
      embitcaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think I had a comment once that was longer than my hub. *g*

  4. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 10 years ago

    I think it's a good idea, and remember, you don't need for us to approve stuff like this, if you'd like to run it on your own.

    If you want to run a contest of your own, you can set the terms, choose the "prizes" (I strongly suggest prizes without financial value, or else you have significant legal hurdles to get past), and be the judges.

    So you could have a "Best Comments" contest, in which people could nominate the best comment by posting a nomination comment on your contest Hub, and then have a prize like "the winner gets a 1,000 word Hub written on whatever topic they like". Mark Knowles actually ran something similar to this last year.

    We can provide some limited support for you, but please contact us first to see if that's something we're able to do.

  5. Sally's Trove profile image78
    Sally's Troveposted 10 years ago

    Now I'm excited!

    Jason, could you point us to the hub Mark created to run his contest?  I'm a firm believer in the WOUM principle, write once use many.  I'm sure we would get good ideas from his work...or would it be better if I got in touch with him directly?

    DJ, you are so right. I guess it's because something in the hub just trips off a flow in the mind, and there you have it.  I've seen people stop themselves mid-stream in a comment and say something like, "Wait a minute.  That's a hub all by itself!"  A little later, you see the inspired hub.

    Patty, I ain't no judge o' nothin'.  wink  I'd like to know who'd like to participate in creating the contest, judging it, and deciding on and delivering the prize.  I would be happy to be the point person for the project.

    Shirley, the comments can be amazing, can't they?  Flattering and humbling indeed.  Also, I've found myself saying, after reading a particularly thoughtful and insightful comment, "Why didn't I think of that?"

    Jason, thanks very much for the suggestions and offer of support.

    What say you all?

  6. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 10 years ago … n-HubPages

    But, Mark and I had a misunderstanding about what we were capable of providing him in terms of information, so PLEASE contact us directly and clear EXACTLY what you want and when you want it, and we'll be able to tell you if that's possible.

  7. Sally's Trove profile image78
    Sally's Troveposted 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update Jason.  Will do.

    It's awesome that hubbers can have this kind of relationship with HP.  We have an idea, we let you know, you let us know, in a timely fashion, what kind of action you can take or support you can give. You ask for up-front information. And we agree to do that. I'd say this is pretty powerful communication between the company and its clientele.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)