What if HP makes a fan page in a style that is similar to that of Facebook? a page that contains a wall that acts as an interface between hubbers to interact outside hubs, and a discussion of any topic, besides any other feature that hubbers may see of benefit. It is of great value for both HP and hubbers.
This is not a social networking site. It's a site for people to write. HP has been nice enough to give us a forum where we can communicate.
It would take away value of HubPages and it's platform.
Why? even Google adds many social networking features to their apps.
I don't want fans. I don't want to make 'friends'. I want to write, make money and learn from other writers.
Cags, all yours.
Agreed - if the "friends" part happens that's a nice bonus but it's not the reason why I'm here.
I have an icky feeling that the pressure from users to turn HP into Facebook is going to get more and more vociferous, the more popular HP becomes.
The majority of people on the planet seem to be social networky types so the more of them come on board, the more of this type of thread you're going to see in the forums. Urgggh.
What part did you overlook in my statement?
You asked why? I told you why.
It takes away VALUE from HubPages and It's PLATFORM for Writers!
agreed,forum is nice enough to serve the purpose.Moreover fan page will influence personal bias that are not going to help the spirit of hubpages
No a thousand times no. If you want Facebook, please go to facebook. I don't see the benefit at all. I'm so tired of all these people trying to turn HP into FB.
There are many people on hubpages, only a relative few of US participate in the forums - we just happen to be the opinionated 'gobby' hubbers who like this way of communicating. I think a Facebook style interaction might suit others more than the sometimes vicious cut and thrust of these pages. Like the forums, nobody is forced to participate in anything I thnk.
It would also mean there'd be even MORE people joining who don't write hubs but are here to network. More people who jump in and give incorrect information, spam, and treat HP like a blog or just a social networking site.
Yea like the ones who email me marriage proposals.
I haven't done that for a long time now !! I am nearly over you and the whip marks are nearly gone and all !
Geez talk about getting over me in a hurry grrrrrr.
I liked all those pics you sent me, like the one where you were tied to a tree painted in honey and the one where you were trying out deep sea fishing in your birthday suit.
You need specs, that wasn't a fishing rod !!!
Hahahahahahahaha. (BP cackles on the floor)
Oh my must go have another look."Darn it where did I put my microscope".
..... I'll cancel that email then.... boo hoo!
Which you never answered.
I mean just because I'm already married, too old and on the wrong continent, are those reasons to reject me?
Does that matter to those who are writing 'serius' hubs ? would it affect much really. Have you been hub-hopping lately to see just how much spammy garbage there already is? Have you read some of the so-called better hubs and found many that are not full of inconsistencies and straight forward incorrect information?
I would see a social networking page as one way of keeping them otherwise occupied
Writing is not just promoting some products, it involves something new that may add up to the knowledge of other people, at the same time, one who writes should think of means to spread his words, and SEO and social networking are important for that.
In fact, social networks are not.
The only thing that is important is Google. RSS isn't important and social networks aren't important.
Don't misunderstand : *I* subscribe to RSS feeds and I am on FB and Twitter too. But you'll never make a dime from me unless you are actually selling something you make yourself that I want.
So great to catch up with you AP....it has been awhile. Doing great how about you? Oh my word that fishing rod came up just great. Going to blow that one up and pin it to my wall. Crikeys it looks good.
I don't want this either.
What i DO want is the ability to put photos in the profile section, but that is all.
Aren't the followers enough? The forums are good enough I feel . There is so much interaction here , should this be sufficient. This is the uniqueness of HP let it remain!
Did you mean to quote me for your response? I doubt that you did.
But, if you did, I happen to think that 'followers' sucks too. I don't want to be followed, or fanned, or stalked. I would prefer the term 'subscribers'.
ryankett has 1285 subscribers. Sounds much more powerful and less social network like.
I have to go with the majority here. Hp is not a social site and to turn a part of it into one will degrade the rest of it. There is plenty of the social aspect in the forums should you choose to use them.
I like HP just the way it is. When I get tired of seeing forum posts that look like spam or religious fanatics or political nutcases - I just go to the specific topic or the hangout or sandpit and ignore those threads. Of course, now that I've managed to keep my 100 for 24 hours I am ecstatic with everything in Hubville! coolee! coolay! oh frabjous day!
so no more socializing! - get back to work all you writers! It's Monday, in case you didn't notice!
Not here to make friends... I'm here to write..
Plus, I hate facebook. It's a waste of time on so many levels. Yes, I have an account, but I seldom check it. Actually, they currently have it where every time I log out, I have to claim forgotten password to reset it, so I've given up for the past month or so.
Anyway, please don't... Forums are for communication.
Its kinda annoying me how people are signing up and following me and not even leaving fan mail, it feels like the vanity fair of FB already without a 'wall' etc
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