Featured Articles??

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  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone really read the featured articles recently?  You should check them out...here is an excerpt...

    Weddings or marriages are made in heaven” is a very usually quoted phrase on various situations that are directly or indirectly related to love or relationships. It’s true, weddings are the biggest turning points in the life of the couple that can literally change their lives, it’s not only about tying knots and living together, it’s farther lengthened than all these elements. Marriage is the stage where the girl gets abided to various adjectives and relations with the specific in-law at the end. It is a very distinctive feeling which cannot be described in words


    Seriously??!

    1. JenPsych profile image82
      JenPsychposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, how did that get featured?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hmm really. That one slipped through something!  I couldn't find it on the home page.

        I don't normally open them to read, but I have read a few that were very well written. There are a couple of strange titles this week..

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That was a featured article on the HP home page!?!?! sad sad sad

      Something is wrong here... neutral

    3. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So that's why I've never been a featured writer here. I'm relieved.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Where's the "like" button?

    4. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can you direct us to the Hub?  I don't see it in the Homepage's featured Hubs.  We obviously made a mistake and thank you for catching it!

    5. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, well if it is written on HubPages, then...Robin or Maddie or whoever is in forums...you should look here also.
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/elegant- … f-you.html
      Chances are it is a duplicate or copied material.  I typed in the paragraph in the OP post and found this in Google search results.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It makes about the same amount of sense there as it did here!

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, good. They can have it.

  2. theherbivorehippi profile image78
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    Seriously is right!  That's a mess......

  3. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    So, that Hub now has at least four flags, right?  If not, folks, go get busy.  It only takes a second - much less time than it took to post here.

    I don't know how featured articles become featured.  It would be a great question to ask the staff - but for now, let's do our part to help them out!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agreed with you and tried to comply. But according to google the article is already gone! smile @OP Are you sure it was there? smile

  4. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I'm flagging, but should you really have to flag featured articles?  That's not the only one I found like that.  It's embarassing!  How DO they get to be featured articles?  Enquiring minds want to know!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Post the link please. smile

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Another note: I also went to the HP homepage. But after 5 minutes, I gave up waiting for it load... neutral

    I wonder what google's opinion is of videos and/or other high-bandwidth doodads and their load times on a website's home page...

    Edit: Videos and/or other high-badwidth doodads are ok everyplace else, but maybe the front page isn’t such a good idea… smile

  6. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    Ummm.  Ugh.

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I went back and couldn't find it. I don't remember which category it was under, but even the title was ungrammatical, that I do remember.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Post the links to some of the other featured articles you flagged. smile

    2. Aficionada profile image84
      Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Does your browser keep a history of the pages you have visited?  I use my history often to find places I have visited, but can't remember.  I use Internet Explorer (still).

  8. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I was on a different computer.  Here is one I flagged, but not nearly as bad as that one.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Deciding-for-Your-Wedding-Gown

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Following through to the comments made on that hub, shows us even more people who do not truly understand how to speak English.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ugh, you're right.  I missed those!  I'm embarassed to be a part of the whole wedding community! smile

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          So this hub you found featured on the specific topics page?  I thought you meant the HP home page.  I don't think those featured hubs on topic pages are chosen by people. It may have to do with views at that particular time.

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
            DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No, not the main ones on the home page, although I've flagged some of those before, too.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And these critters are featured articles?

      If so, then this looks like an ongoing problem. You just may have performed a great service to HP.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        But how do they get there?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'd guess that HP is looking into that very question as we speak. smile

  9. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago
    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Flagged for having a pixelated profile image!

  10. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I also found the same paragraph here:

    http://www.perfectweddingcloth.com/eleg … st-of-you/

    And here:

    http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6f2c88330100n09t.html

    Along with a bunch of really bizarre nonsensical stuff.

  11. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago
  12. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    And finally found it on HP again:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/chic-bridal-ball-gowns

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That hub is in violation of HP TOS.

      Did you notice the ads above the comment box? I've never seen ads placed there before.  Have you?

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No, and probably if we looked at the rest of her hubs, they would be in violation as well.

      2. theherbivorehippi profile image78
        theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've seen that happen with the ads a lot.  If there are pictures placed all the way down the right side of the hub and there is no room for that ad that usually sits there it gets moved to the bottom of the text above the comment box.  I like it there....if I wasn't so lazy (lol) I would go through and add photos to a lot of hubs to bump a few adds down there.  I actually have one hub on my travel profile that is like this and it's one of my top clicked hubs.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I haven't seen ads there before. The font size seems larger than regular ads.


          The hubber has duplicate content from the Buzzle site.

          1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
            theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The ad does appear to be on steroids, right?  But...look at that monster ad on the right side of the hub too.  It's like twice the size as usual.  So weird.  This hub is definitely horrible.  It makes you wonder if the Buzzle article that was copied was this hubber's original work or did they really think this was a quality article worth copying? hmm

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
              DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I've found it on four different sites besides HP!

              1. rebekahELLE profile image86
                rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'm sure it's all duplicate content. If you click on the author's name at Buzzle, you see the same articles.

                1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
                  DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Hard to believe people would duplicate pure spun nonsense...

                  I'm way too naive.

                  1. rebekahELLE profile image86
                    rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    We live in desperate times, people will do anything.. I'm always a bit amazed when I see hubbers divulge their income amounts in a forum. It's like an open invitation for those lurking about trying to find the high earners and copy their content.

                    oh well, it's the world we live in.

                    I'm going to bed. Yeah, Friday! big_smile

                  2. Randy Godwin profile image93
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    We all start out that way, DIY!  It is a fatal flaw of honest people.  The alternative is much worse though! 

                    I would imagine these featured articles are those which bring in the most views and earnings.  Probably a computer program decides which articles are chosen to be featured.  I hope this is indeed the case, because if not, we are in real trouble!  lol

  13. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    From the article:  "It is a very distinctive feeling which cannot be described in words."

    My son said maybe that's the reason the writer is having so much trouble writing ("it cannot be described in words")!  lol  lol

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love it! smile  I've never been "abided to different adjectives."  I wonder what that's like?!

      1. Aficionada profile image84
        Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm generally pretty good at translating spun articles back to some kind of sense - when I choose to take the time.  But that one surely has stumped me!!!  lol  lol  lol  lol

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
          DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The only part I could really agree with is that marriage is life changing! smile

  14. cindyvine profile image81
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    You're right there Rebekahelle, have often wondered the same thing.

  15. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    Last month one was featured that I almost needed an interpreter to tell me what was written there.  Bad grammatical errors all over the place.  It's not unusual anymore.  No wonder Google isn't happy with HP if That stuff gets featured.

 
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