This is what I do right now when I hop. I am still refining.
In conjunction with the flagging guidelines, I flag hubs that
---are shorter than 300 words (with or without images)
---have more that three sentences with mixed-up words
---sound like personal blogs
---have more than 5 mechanical errors in the first two sentences
--- walk the line on sexual, suggestive, or other inappropriate content
I rate "down" hubs that
---have more than 10 mechanical errors in the first few paragraphs. I am lenient on mechanical errors right now because I have noticed MANY errors in my own hubs. Until I clean them all up, I don't see how I can judge anyone else.
---have no paragraph breaks
---seem overly personal
---are essentially excuses to promote a keyword or external site, without some informative content. Example- "get your ex back" with not real information about relationships, "san antonio window replacements" with vague descriptions and mismatched links.
---appear careless, hastily constructed, or random
I rate "up" hubs that
--- have good focus, organization, and headings
--- contain useful content, even if I disagree with it
--- are solidly written with attention to a manageable, focused topic
--- have an overall feel of completeness, even if I can't define exactly what makes them great
--- short stories I like
I hop past hubs that I cannot judge fairly
--- I don't feel I can treat the topic with objectivity
--- poetry hubs
--- short stories I don't like
--- hubs that are halfway on the line between "down" and "up" or "down" and "flag"
--- hubs on controversial topics that annoy me. It's not fair to rate something just because I am annoyed. I would prefer to rate them "down" because I don't want HP to be a political or religious paltform, but that's not my business. It's my business to make my HP niche the best I can create.
I hope you don't use the 300 word rule on poetry content. That I believe would be inappropriate.
About the same with me, except I flag with less than 250 words..
Can people use hubpages for blogging format? Because I have seen it, but usually do not flag them unless its badly written. I once saw a hub with no capitalization in every sentence.
There are many types of hubs here. I'll broadly classify them as
*information -- how-to-something, what-is-something
*persuasion (i.e. marketing) -- why-you-should-something
*artistic -- like poetry
For different types, my criteria would be different
* misleading, title says one thing but ends with something else
* overly promotional: too many links to Amazon barely-related items
* not actually information, but rather observation (there is a difference)
* stolen content or unattributed content
* horribly OBVIOUS content, i.e. low-quality
* employs logical fallacies in some shape or form
* presents a purely one-sided story with NO attempt at fairness (exception: unless there are plenty of facts supporting that side)
I'm sure there are more, but these are what I can think of right now.
I frankly am going to vomit of overabundance of hub hopping threads...
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