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leaked memo from hubpages strategy meeting

  1. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago

    LEAKED MEMO FROM HUBPAGES STRATEGY MEETING:

    Jason: "Geez guys - It's Taking Too Much Time to identify the banned topics."

    Paul: "OK - I've thought of a new message. Put this onto all hubs immediately:
    "WARNING. This hub contains WORDS. To avoid the risk of being unpublished, please remove all words from your hubs immediately".

    Jason, Maddie, et al: "Brilliant. That will make our job easier"

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Geez............. don't mince word you Tasmanians. lol lol lol

      1. Eric Graudins profile image61
        Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, it seems to be going that way Earnest :-)

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have been lucky so far, I have been allowed to keep some words in my hubs, but I guess they'll catch up with me soon. smile

    2. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Perfect. smile

    3. agvulpes profile image89
      agvulpesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well mate, I see you are following the this allegedly Leaked Memo to the very word.
      Hmm... Or NOT smile

      1. Eric Graudins profile image61
        Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Foxy,
        I unpublished my remaining hubs last week to make things easier for the greatly overworked HP staff.
        I can see no point in leaving my content here any more, and have no confidence in the actions of HP to address the situation that caused the recent problems.
        Some of their recent directives show that either they have no clue about what they are doing, or that they are culling the existing herd of writers and hubs to prepare for a new direction.

        cheers, Eric G.

        1. Pearldiver profile image87
          Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          WoW.. Eric and Eric that was a bit drastic...
          But I Know How Professionally Ethical you are in real life.. So I guess you are telling us to Wake Up?
          I hope this BS is sorted out without or before an excellent community (The VERY STRENGTH) of this site is Destroyed (for whatever reason!) roll

          1. Eric Graudins profile image61
            Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            All I can do is call it as I see it.
            And I think that much of the heart of the community has already left the building.
            cheers, Eric G.

            1. Pearldiver profile image87
              Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well Mate.. If that's the case... Then Incompetence really is a Driving Force that has exposed the site's vulnerability to current and future competitors, thus supporting everything that most of us have been saying fruitlessly sad

    4. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL. Brilliant. I totally identify with this Eric

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image80
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    and dont forget we cant have images, so look forward to a lot of blank hubs

  3. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    OK Y'all,I'm gonna let you in on the secret of how to avoid flags etc.It's a little known fact that those automated warnings pick up on"Vowels"...remove all vowels from your hubs and-t'll b jst fn-SEE!...Looks good too.All my hubs make just as much sense this way as they did before.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      AMAZING!! yikes

      I can't believe it... that after 2 years.. YOU Have FINALLY said something FUNNY!  big_smile

      Let it NOT BE the Last Time Cheap! hmm
      Obviously, changing your diet has worked big_smile
      Good On You!

  4. Sweetsusieg profile image84
    Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago

    I'm thinking that HubPages is becoming another 'cookie cutter' based website.  Everything that they want posted has been posted elsewhere only the words changed around a bit 'How to make money' seems to be the theme here on HubPages and if you don't have those words in your Hubs they are flagged. 

    I've had to pull 2 of my best worded Hubs ie; creative writing... Because they were 'too' personal.  They didn't tell anyone how to do anything. 

    On I go to find more Hubs to pull before those are flagged as well...  I guess HubPages is no longer a writing site, more of an ad site.  Oh well life goes on, things change.

    1. recommend1 profile image66
      recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You should have just given them a 'book'title and changed them to third person - then it is a story and highly regarded and unique content - apparently.

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good Point C smile

        1. recommend1 profile image66
          recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          as long as it hasn't got any 'words' in it big_smile

    2. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really?

      Surely Not.. For at least 2 years it has been promoted to all of us that we are able to write from a personal level of knowledge!
      However, if being 'too personal' is as it intimates, from say a privacy perspective.. then I agree with the tightening up.

      - You're a better writer than that S... smile

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image84
        Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The one was an 'instructive' Hub...  Reminding people to tell the ones they love that they are loved before death takes us all...   Yet it was considered too personal and removed for just that reason.  First the picture was flagged, so I removed that.  Then before it could be published, it was flagged for being too personal, so I removed it. 

        The next one I removed because it was obviously personal "crying wolf'...  About my son..

        The 3 rd I just removed today.  It has been unpublished since Friday...  Posting them elsewhere... Where as of this time, personal stuff is accepted.

  5. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago

    Good News.
    Everything At Hubpages is back to normal.

    The signin page currently says that you can write about any topic that you like!

    If it's on their front page, then it MUST be true.

    So don't you worry about any banned topics. Just toddle off and write about anything you like me dears!

    (Seeing that this post has been moved from the Hubbers Hangout to the satire and parody section, I thought that I better write some)

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image82
      theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  6. Peter Hoggan profile image75
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    I have been reserved in what I have said about HP staff thus far. I am genuinely trying to be fair and hope that some sense or pattern will appear through the mist. However I have to say that moving this thread from the Hubbers Hangout to satire and parody looks rather childish.

    To some, the concerns being voiced are anything but satirical and the only parody so far is that of HP parodying there previously unsettling actions by moving this thread. Well it would be parody if it was amusing but IMO I doubt if humour was the reason for the move.

    HP staff, I can only see the divide between the people you depend on widen if this kind of tactic is repeated every time a Hubber feels devalued, used or stood on enough to become vocal.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image84
      Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Write what you know"... that has been the theme all along correct?  I'm guessing that has changed?  Now has it become 'write what you guess about'?  I'm not a worldly person, never going too far from home (on occasion taking a road trip with Trucker hubby)  So I 'know' about people and their behaviors. 
      I suppose I could write about fantasy trip - but since I can't include pictures it wouldn't do much good.

 
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