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New Feature Request: Invitation Only New Member Model

  1. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
    Glamorously Jacobposted 6 years ago

    HubPages could benefit from an invitation-only new member model; I think that sort of setup could quickly weed out all the dubious new members and their hubs very quickly.

    Here's how it would work:

    1) New applicant would apply for membership; tell us why he/she wants to write

    2) Submit two articles for review AND pay a non-refundable application fee

    3) Articles are routed for review and approval by a review team made-up of HubPages staff and a mix of high-performing hubbers

    4) Approval or denial is granted by review team and application fee is split between HubPages corporate and hubbers on review team


    We need to make this network more exclusive, and for those who love to write, they will pay to join, especially when they know they'll recoup that spend on ad revenue.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ..hmmm....doubt i would have joined up if i went through the process you are describing...i really didn't know what i was looking for - just knew i wanted to write something the night I joined and it went from there....so...i wouldn't have paid and couldn't have answered the question 'of why' at the time...as well i tend to stay away from 'groups that appear to be 'invite' only.  why? just cuz.....i don't pay for memberships to buy stuff either - like Costco memberships smile and places like that...why?...why should i

      welcome GJ!  smile

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    You sure you would want to do this. I'm thinking you would not qualify for your own criterion.

    1. Haunty profile image87
      Hauntyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You sure haven't looked at Jacob's hubs then.

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I did smile Now, I have no body hair, call me Powder.

        1. Haunty profile image87
          Hauntyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          LOL

          I couldn't get past the sensual velvety feeling.

          1. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
            Glamorously Jacobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            LOL. I plan to dominate the men's grooming, fashion, and health niche in the next couple years, so it will require some discussion on taboo. LOL! smile

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "You sure haven't looked at Jacob's hubs then." Well actually I did. Maybe you are right. Maybe it makes money. But what do I know. Never was able to make any myself.

    1. Haunty profile image87
      Hauntyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you have published enough to make money here, but maybe that wasn't the purpose in the first place.

  4. wilderness profile image99
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    HubPages is not, at this time, the quality site that anyone would pay money to join.  I would expect very few to even go through the rest of the process just to join and see if they would be accepted.

 
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