We get several threads posted each and every day that failed to read the top post in the "Need Help? Ask Here" forum that have to be answered with the standard read the learning center!!!!!
How about making the font on that "READ BEFORE POSTING" post in the top of that forum about 6 times bigger and in flashing red and purple so they might stand more chance of reading it before they post the same question that the newbie 5 minutes before posted..
The "READ BEFORE POSTING" post at the top is a great summary of where newbies should look and will answer questions that they never even thought to ask so should be required reading for anyone new to the site!
I'm sure often it's just that need to say "hi" that prompts people to make a post. I don't mind answering one or two questions to get them started (with a "read the learning centre" message at the end!). No harm in making them feel welcome, and there is a lot of information in the centre - so it helps if they've got one or two tips to get started.
Hey! I just saw the new (to me) video icons on your profile! How long have those been around?
That also sums up how I feel about the subject. If I have the time and patience I explain and add the links, or I might just give the link as a response or ignore the question.
I think I notice the repetition of the new hubber's questions more now than in my early days here. I think it is the same question X number of times for us but the first time for them.
I have said before that having the FAQ at the top and naming it help does not make it easy to find when you are new to a site. I also doubt that some people ever scroll down far enough to see the Learning Center at the foot of the page. How easy is it to find on a smaller screen unless you know where to look for it?
I do agree with the OP though, some days you do think - oh no not that question again.
We are all newbies before, aren't we? The most experience and the least experience are one single entity, coming together to make the best out of HubPages.
I agree it can get annoying, but at one time we were all newbies. And we, as newbies, may or may not have asked a question or two many. So having said that, one could ignore the posts, get aggravated with the posts, or remember ourselves as newbies and answer their questions.
When I was new here I asked a few questions in the forums to clarify some things that are vague in the learning center.
It is a good way to break the ice with the new community that an individual has decided to join. If answering a question seems redundant or becomes a burden, ignore them.
We have hubbers that volunteer to help new members if no one else from the community does not want to take the time to answer. I personally do not mind answering the same question repetitively if nobody else has provided a relevant response.
Wow... been a long time since I was called cute; a day or two at least! This wasn't really a real complaint - it was however a serious suggestion to make the initial post in the "Need help" forum bigger as I really think it is a help to newbies and if we can get them to read it the more they will learn.
cut these newbies some slack.....
hub pages is a wonderful learning curve, it can be daunting, and frightening, not everyone coming to hub pages is a confident young man or woman. Some of us are nervous, and need help, i suggest you just ignore the posts if you dont like them..... Ever tried anger management..... It worked for me.....
Sometimes reading all the rules can overwhelm a person new to a site. The human interaction of the forums, and having certain things explained in a different way can be of great help.
I am old here and I still haven't read the tutorials or help files! How do I succeed?
Being new here is extremely overwhelming so it's hard to know where to find answers or where's the "correct" place to ask certain questions. For those that are annoyed just ignore us. There's plenty of other questions you can answer. Some newbie asking a question in the "wrong" place doesn't affect you personally so why take it so personal??
I've been around for a long, long, time - but still I'm clueless. Do you think I need to work harder and stop looking for easy answers? I'm not sure whether I need attention, or I'm just old and keep forgetting where I put . . . whatever.
I don't have a problem answering their queries and pointing them in the right direction.
by Peg Cole 7 years ago
It might help improve the quality of our content if access to the Learning Center was more obvious. It used to be available from a drop down menu. Now, you have to go to Help and look for it.Incidentally, I ran across a minor typo in the Learning Center under "How To Create Successful Online...
by Bev G 19 months ago
The forum is full of requests for help with articles but I have never seen such a collection of absolute rubbish. Mostly from people who have been here a matter of hours.Does it not occur to anyone to do a bit of research before publishing? Find out what works and what doesn't?Please spend some...
by Sky Wilson 7 weeks ago
Hello! I’ve been seeing a lot of complaints about newbies on the forums and honestly they have been pretty valid. I can’t really remember how I found hubpages, but I will admit that I was drawn in by the opportunity to start some gaining some passive income. But honestly, how can you blame a broke...
by Heidi 9 years ago
What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?
by Stacy Harris 8 years ago
Is anybody else irritated that when answering a question, you get told the answer is too short?I have tried answering a few questions, and while I am not just writing yes or no, I apparently don't have enough words. I had a 6 word answer and they wouldn't accept it. Do you think that forces a...
by Eric Dockett 2 months ago
New to HubPages and struggling to figure it all out? Before you write another word, try my top three tips for new writers:1. Read the Learning Center. All of it.2. Read the Learning Center again. Seriously.3. Think about what you read in the Learning Center. The Learning Center has the answer to...
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|