People who are unintelligent enough to post replies to spam in the forums. Then admin snips out the spam post and the headless thread is trapped with the replies forever. Especially when the person is taunting the OP about how they've just been reported.
The people who think they can write, the people who think they are poets, the people who boast about themselves.
My biggest pet peeve are people who post in the forums asking for help or whatever in barely legible English, yet their hubs are grammaticaly perfect. I mean how do they do that??
I know what's the meaning of that...? Please, Really ???
My pet peeve is when I want to use a certain title for a hub and I see that the title has already been taken ... but that the hub itself is completely useless.
Add one more word changing it just a tad... take it!
That is so annoying! You've just spent hours doing keyword research and find the url taken by a bad hub. It's not so bad when its a half decent hub but a bad one is just a waste.
Yes and all the more reason to play on the keywords adding a long tail title cause your hard work and LSI rich article needs to get to the people and once it hits the waves of the internet will def beat that url... which will be buried in the grave yard of bad hubs....
LSI baby LSI
Pet peeve, people who assume you are something you are not & ignore you blatantly in threads.
Every note noted above me....sooo agree with all those! And then,
you write a hub on a topic that you research thoroughly, including ensuring that it has not been written as a hub already, write it and publish it only to find that there are at least two new hubs published two to five days after you publish yours. Worse yet, your ideas and context are taken. This is extremely frustrating....
People who start a thread on the forum, and never come back and comment to other's comments.
reading a forum post from someone who tells someone else their way of life is wrong with a smiley face.
Honestly? When people complain and give all of the reasons they do not like HP and then they stay spreading negativity to others who enjoy HP.
People who get banned from the forum and then write a hub whining about it, or create a sockpuppet and whine about it on the forum.
"nice hub." comments and other lazy, non-thoughtful comments of that nature
Losing my pet, Peeve, constantly......oh he's an invisible dog BTW
I have a new one, people who create numerous meaningless forum threads.
People who join HubPages and immediately come onto the forums with a question along the lines of "OK, so I've joined HubPages. What do I do now?"
I mean, WTF?!? I've never joined anything without having a reasonably clear idea of what I want to gain out of it. And there's me naively assuming that everyone else is the same. Clearly not.
When someone asks for advice on their hub in extreme makeover and then pay no attention to the advice given and/or start acting hurt!
Easy - the use of a balanced two column layout style with nothing to break up the monotony
All ad modules or pics along the right with all the text squished to the left..it looks terrible
Don't you just hate people who write lengthy questions that are really a rant or something, could be as long as a hub, really, and who won't shut up! And people (like me) who write huge long answers to questions in the threads, going on and on and on and every once in awhile saying something kinda good, so you have to keep reading, just to find out if I'm saying anything good at all, but most of it is meaningless babble? Don't you just hate the Faulkner types whose sentences could fill a page of any normal book, although who has time to read that kind of post, anyway? Man. People like me are irritating.
I get comments in hubs asking for advice about what I think the person should do when I have outlined pretty clearly how to handle it in the hub.
Scanning and skimming content seems to also be pretty common, which I understand, but if you're going to leave a question/request in the comments section, it would make sense to find out if the info is in the hub already.
I don't care to spoon-feed lazy people.
wait.. my actual pet peeve is HubPages very slow ad servers - it pisses me off - Ive checked from dozens of computers, browsers and connections - the ad loading is pitiful
i really hate that 'count to 200,000' thread. i tried to put a stop to it by replying 'next one to write a number is a...', but still some fool carried it on.
Be patient. There was a count-to-a-million thread, and I think that one eventually died. (I'll admit to contributing to that 200,000 thread, though.)
(I'm not a fan of that 200,000 thread - and yet, for some reason, now that you brought it up I had to go kick in my 1242. )
There are definately some very valid peeves listed here.
In regards to the hubs, it is very frustrating to see somebody who posted a purely ranting hub that is like a paragraph long and stuffed full of grammerical errors. This is not the place to gripe in text code over your boyfriend's indescretion.
That and people who sit in the forums for the sole purpose of trying to reel others into an argument. I don't mind the interaction aspect of the forums,I personally like the light-hearted games, but it irks me when I see people who insist on pushing other people's hot-buttons and they just won't let it go. Combine that with people who decide they don't like a particular hubber and set out to vote down and trash everything that hubber puts out. There are plenty of fish in this sea, just avoid that person. Simple.
Guess I'm Old School, but I hate when a newbie joins up and sets about posting in every thread and starting a few of their own.
I myself hardly said boo here for a long time. My introduction to the internet was being told to shut up until I had watched and learned.
Katie, you've lost me (not that its hard these days!) you were saying?
I love when a bunch of people say "great hub", when the hub has one paragraph, no links, no video, nothing. What is the point of lying about it?
Gosh, pet peeve, the hubbers that think they know it all, sometimes rude comments and not very nice...sad we are all here to learn and grow as writers. So the "know it alls"
I can't stand being flagged for cursing on my hubs. I cuss in my every day life. A LOT! It's a site for 18 and older, why can't I say sh!t? Sometimes calling a person a butt simply isn't strong enough as calling someone an ass. Maybe it's just me.
In my opinion, though, if you don't like reading it, move on.
Hey Becca, did you forget that HubPages is a "Professional" Writing Platform. Every person is subject to professional etiquette and the standards that apply.
I don't include comments to my hubs that include a curse word for this purpose. It is a matter of opinion and choice but here the rules are king.
If someone is swearing in their comments posted to one of my hubs, then the comment is deleted. It is not professional or even courteous to leave swears or remarks as such.
Yellow teeth adverts.
Nothing makes a hub you've worked hard on look worse than when HP spams it full of non Google unrelated teeth whitening ads.
I've heard of that before and also heard that if you park your hub unpublished for a day or two before publishing the adds on your hub will be better related to your hub, I've tried this and it works, plus my hub score goes up to around the 70's which is nice to publish a new hub with a 70's score coming out of the gate.
^ This works for unrelated Google Adsense ads, but unfortunately the 'yellow teeth' and 'lose belly fat' ads are not delivered through Adsense, but appear in HubPages share of the ad impressions via a different ad network (one that isn't contextual and shows horrible ads).
Edit. Maybe you Americans don't see them (I see them everywhere at HP), perhaps they're Geo-targeted towards us English (known for bad teeth as we are).
One of mine is when someone posts their own links in comments on my Hubs (and especially the ones who go to the trouble of writing some big thing that they think will somehow make their unrelated link remotely be connected with the subject of the Hub). Heck - it even irks me when someone tries to post their own link to something that DOES relate to my Hub. I just have a "thing" that it's my Hub, and I'll find whatever links I want on it myself. Besides, there's just a "who-do-you-think-you're-fooling" kind of element when they do that.
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