We're all familiar with "awesome," "beautiful," "useful," and "funny."

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  1. cydro profile image96
    cydroposted 7 years ago

    What are some adjectives hubpages could add?
    Just to throw one out there...informational?

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image80
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      On my blog I added : "boo" ... I'd like to know if I write something that my dedicated fan base doesn't like. Keeps it real for me and personally I always invite constructive criticism and an adjective like that usually opens the door for a conversation.

      1. cydro profile image96
        cydroposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i agree it might be a good idea for visible negative feedback that is anonymous

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've been thinking those are boring too.  Thinking of changing on my blog but not sure what to.

      rhyming?  sad, bad, mad, rad?    wah, blah, ha, ta,

      LOL, ROFLMAF, WTF?

      smokin', hot, lame, limp, sick, tame, ?

      emotions?

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I mean emoticons - smiley face etc

  2. WriteAngled profile image82
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    I cannot stand the trite use of the word "awesome" that I see everywhere.

    On one blog of mine, I've changed the options to:
    1. interesting
    2. useful
    3. I've never heard of that!

    They sum up what I am looking for when I read anything other than fiction.

    1. Jewels profile image83
      Jewelsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, I go pewk when I hear awesome!

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I tried changing my blog responses to funny, helpful and crap.  But needless to say some malfunction in the browser prevented me from doing it.

    Need to have another go.

    Why would I want to do such a thing?  Because everything about the world of Like does my head in.

  4. Greg Sage profile image38
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    hmm... my stats read:

    funny 0

    beautiful 1

    awesome 6

    useful 347

    wtf 407,321


    I assume that last one stands for "Written terrifically"

    1. RedElf profile image90
      RedElfposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile LIKE! Awesome, Beautiful!

      (teehee) Sorry, being silly, but I have a problem with these terms, too. Words tend to loose their meaning when used and misused so, but we'll never find the perfect combination that pleases everyone smile

  5. MelaniePunkr profile image37
    MelaniePunkrposted 7 years ago

    beautiful just makes no since to me.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Since when?

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's for emotional stuff, poetry, writing that makes you soar, personal experience. Sometimes writing can move you to higher places, totally wrap you in a shared feeling, at one with the author and their story.

      Crap like that.

  6. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 7 years ago

    When I was at school, the same comment of "could try harder" was at the bottom of every report, from every teacher.  Maybe this would be useful on here.

    1. WriteAngled profile image82
      WriteAngledposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My art teacher used the word "interesting" said with a very particular intonation.

    2. theherbivorehippi profile image77
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol...I like this one. smile

    3. Richieb799 profile image78
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      or could have, 'needs more effort' lol

  7. classicalgeek profile image86
    classicalgeekposted 7 years ago

    inspiring, educational, fascinating . . .

  8. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    "thrilling, honestly thrilling", "gross, really gross", "over my head, but very nice" and "must tell me mum about this one"

  9. Greg Sage profile image38
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    How about a button that says:

    "I laughed.  I cried.  It became a part of me.  It was much better than Cats.  I'm going to see it again and again."

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    cool, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy keen, swell, not bad.

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow, eew, yawn, blah,

  11. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 7 years ago

    I'd like to see awesome taken out - yes it's an overused adjective that has lost it's real meaning.

    I really like Informative.

    So:
    Informative (I learned something today!)

    Useful (as it says - I can use this information)

    Inspiring (hit the motivational bone)

    Funny  (made me laugh)

    Beautiful  (for use with poetry or a hub that has touched the heart).


    I am against a negative response, it's not what this site is about. 

    These are the uncreative rigid professional responses.  I really like what Rochelle and Greg Sage suggested. smile

  12. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    We are working to add an "interesting" button. smile

    1. Jewels profile image83
      Jewelsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are you able to do something about Awesome.  It's very American, not that that is not a good thing!  But see - unique things make your jaw drop and your eyes widen.   Hubs can be wonderful.  But awesome?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        How about "brilliant"? Would that be the Brit equivalent of Awesome?

      2. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it might be a bit of an Americanism, but I think it's universally understood. And, yes, many, many Hubs are awesome. smile (Of course, that's always a matter of opinion, but apparently thousands of readers agree)

        1. Jewels profile image83
          Jewelsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Jason, is that because they don't have another option more suitable?  smile

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Suggest one, Jewels. What do you think?

            1. Jewels profile image83
              Jewelsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I'd prefer Inspiring. but according to the Oxford it's means the same as awesome.  I think I have a distaste for Awesome because it's overused and does not fit with the subject matter - in real life moreso.  You remember how the word basically was being used in every sentence when someone was expressing themselves.  Well basically I think Awesome is up there with basically!  hmm

    2. Victoria Stephens profile image71
      Victoria Stephensposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Shall be watching the space for an "interesting" button then big_smile   I'd like one of those.x

    3. Danette Watt profile image85
      Danette Wattposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would too, sometimes I find a hub interesting not beautiful or awesome. I agree, 'awesome' is trite.

  13. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    does no one see the brilliantness of "gotta show this one to me mum"  ?

    1. Jewels profile image83
      Jewelsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's brilliant big_smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, inspiring is good, too.

  14. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    "Interesting" is now live on your Hubs. smile

    Kudos to Edward for this!

    1. Aficionada profile image85
      Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Saw it, YAY!

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!
      This is an interesting development, especially for those of us who find things interesting and don't want to go all awesome.
      BTW-- I think 'interesting' is POSITIVE, and hope no one sees it as dismissive.

      One thing that some people may not realize.... You can click more than one of these buttons on a hub. It can be both interesting and funny, or even useful and interesting.

      THanks! I think a lot of people have wanted this,
      Extra Kudo to Edward.

    3. Danette Watt profile image85
      Danette Wattposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good! I agee with Rochelle Frank - "interesting" is positive feedback - I for one love to read interesting hubs to learn new stuff.

  15. cydro profile image96
    cydroposted 7 years ago

    I just noticed that the interesting button was added!  Thanks HP for listening! Maybe not to me, but to someone.

    also, completely off topic, but my domain name switch was completely flawless and easy...I'm impressed.

 
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