There has been some discussion on the forums of late about restrictions for the Hubber who sets up a Profile yet gives little information about themselves in the bio or even creates an avatar or insers a picture of themselves.
Is it time for HubPages to have an option for the reader of HubPages as opposed to a writer?
It is in HubPages' best interest to encourage the most people to join the site so that they have the best chance at converting them to active users. It's also more likely that someone who joins the site will interact in some way at some point in the future.
There's no benefit to curtailing the existence people who have not written Hubs.
Sure, I understand the benefit to HubPages to have everyone publishing Hubs but the site could benefit too in having additional members who read the Hubs as opposed to writing them if this were to increase traffic couldn't it?
I agree with you Karanda. Maybe my idea was a little extreme but I do believe there is something that must be done to organize this thing better. It has become a pet peeve of mine that this writing site has members here for years that haven't written anything.
Another suggestion would be subscribers. If you just want to read hubs then subscribe to notifications.
There could be three types of subscriptions
(1) subscribe to a hubber
(2) subscribe to a topic
(3) general subscription to hubpages.
What is the benefit of tolerating lots of spammers and shills?
Any site member can already read whatever they want, and by "following" another person, you become subscribed to their Hubs. Following a topic is also a feature that already exists.
I suggest the both of you further explore the Feed pages and features because everything you are asking for already exists.
My suggestion was for non members Relache. Not for members. I know that members can opt to receive notifications.
My suggestion would be for those who don't wish to be writers can subscribe without a membership. I have readers who I have encouraged to join HP but do not wish to do so, but the downside is that they have to keep checking my profile every day to see when I have published something new. So I am suggesting a way for them to get an email saying that Cardisa has just published a new hub.
Yeah i think even when i wrote more hubs than i do,most of the time i spent reading them...... I love to read other hubbers work....
by Karen Silverman 5 years ago
What are the benefits of blogging as opposed to publishing hubs?What are the benefits of blogging as opposed to publishing a hub? I just wrote my first post in my blog, but to me - it looks just like a hub..What's the diff?
by Missy Smith 2 years ago
I was wondering if anyone would consider taking the time to stroll through my hubs and read a few? I would love more feedback, and I think it would help me get to know other hubpage authors. Thanks!
by Carola Finch 5 years ago
Had an outside person say they wanted to "follow" me, but said that th link did not work. Do people have to be members of the community to follow each other?
by Chakravarthy D S 3 years ago
Is there any way to make readers subscribe to my HubPages blog, like Optin form ?
by Christy Kirwan 3 years ago
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by Cecil Kenmill 4 weeks ago
Need some advice. Should I allow only signed-in HP members to comment on hubs? That's what I've been doing since the beginning (to weed out spam) but now I'm not so sure... This is from the HubPages blog: "Only signed-in users may post comments: If you choose this option, only other Hubbers...
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