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.
I did not overlook anything, and I still ask you why does it take VALUE from HubPages, if it contains a page on self improvement, another page on recipes, travel, ...etc, isn't it better for SEO? that is all what I meant.
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.
Hahahahaha. 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.
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
I admit I went looking for an RSS feeds explanation hub for a newbie question the other day and gave up in disgust after I couldn't even find one on the first page of results without spelling errors or that appeared spun.
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.
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 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!
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.
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