Lately as I hubhop, I am finding lots of photo only hubs. Are these considered low quality? It would seem that hubs need to have text of some kind besides a title.
I started out flagging them as low quality, but I don't want to put moderators to extra work if these are considered acceptable.
What do you think? or am I off base here?
I agree with Ryankett - flag away. I am one of those that find little or no value in them. Let the moderators make the call.
I usually flag them too, but then I read something-or-other on here that said they were okay as long as they were categorized in the photo gallery category, which I didn't even know existed until then!
The definition of 'low quality' includes:
To me, no words, is considered very short.
Thank you to all for the replies. I will go back to hub hopping while I eat my dinner.
I consider no words - no words - substandard since this is supposed to be a writing site!
since when are picture hubs against Hubpages' TOU?
i see a lot of picture hubs, some from top hubbers, that consist of an introductory paragaph, tons of pictures of Indian and other actresses and models, and their stats and that's prety much it. many of these don't credit their photos either - should those be flagged?
i also see some hubbers who put photos they took on their hubs and they are beautiful images and people seem to enjoy them. i myself did one funny picture hub about a dark and stormy night, and another hub in which i posted photos i took and people liked it.
i thought we were only supposed to flag hubs with objectionable content like obvious sexual images or excessively violent content, etc.
I just created a photo hub of my visit to a counter-culture festival in Oregon. Like you said, I've seen quite a few hubbers produce similar hubs so it didn't occur to me that it might be considered substandard.
To be honest, if your picture hubs have a introductory paragraph, I think that is fine, the hubs I am referring to have nothing but the hub title and a bunch of pictures.
At least a paragraph explaining what the pictures are about or something is a big difference.
I know some think I am taking potshots at Indian hubbers by this example, but if you are going to do a hub of nothing but pictures of some Bollywood actress, please tell me something about her.
Her age, what movies has she been in? Family life. etc.
that is not substandard. i think we, being intelligent people, can tell what substandard is. (cool i will have to check out your hub
oh, ok. that makes sense. but then again, i don't think that just pictures constitutes a poor-quality hub. i have seen some strictly picture hubs that have stunning images in them, and some with pictures that tell a story or have an interesting message in them. and i have seen lengthy hubs with lots of words and no pictures that are boring or downright strange, and some with offensive content. i think only if a hub clearly violates HubPages' TOS should it be 'reported' and 'flagged'. if people want to flag someone'e hub just because they didn't write anything that seems kind of mean-spirited. maybe they spent a lot of time gathering their images or photographing them and they still have to open picture capsules and add the pictures. who cares how much time they spent crafting it? if this is strictly a writing site, why not eliminate the picture capsules altogether or restrict hubbers to one, if this is such a flaggable, reportable offense?
i like cindy's idea of restricting picture and photo hubs to a separate category. this way people know what they are getting - a whole lotta pictures.
Being a hubber who has some photo hubs of women in bikinis or swimsuits, I'm inclined to say flag any hubs that consist of strictly pictures and NO text.
My hubs with models in bikinis or swimsuits, at least have some text on the hub and also utilize other things, such as link capsules, polls and news feeds.
But, strictly pictures...flag. It isn't an article if there is no text.
I am not sure of this , but it still sounds like no text or very little text to me!!
Short hubs that is my take!
Few to no words, is substandard in my opinion. I have a hub with 30 pictures of my dog, but I also have 727 words and 4 videos. Work went into this hub, not just a short paragraph and loads of pictures. There's actually something here that people may find interest in.
Hubs can be flagged for the following reasons:
I like photo hubs but I am disappointed to open the Hub and find no content.
It would be nice to offer a separate category of photo only or have an icon to showcase that Hub is only photos.
"Photos are worth a 1000 words" but not when we are simply searching for content.
I imagine the earnings to both the writer and to Hub Pages to be nil since Google cannot find readily.
There is in fact a special topic, photo galleries:
http://hubpages.com/topics/entertainmen … leries/772
Geez... Self-righteousness must be on sale
as long as it is not porn, (although a little now and then is ok), what makes your text hub better than a photo hub?
I have seen some great photo hubs that I spent time browsing because I enjoyed the pics. (no, not THOSE kinda pics)
ps. for all those Hub-hoppers maintaining the integrity of the world of Hubs - don't forget your badges, you may be asked for ID
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