Where Does Hubpages Get Their Revenue From in 2019?
Politicians and their minions in the Forum - same result
Where do you think that Hubpages makes its revenue?
I put this article in the Politics and Social Issue because, this article is about the forums that are in the Politics category. And it is the social issue that occurs when discussing politics. There is gridlock in congress because of the differences in the democrat and republican party. There is also gridlock in the political forums for the same reason.
Politics, and Religion should be treated differently by Hp because there are two opposite side in both these categories. And the forum's and the hubs in this category are usually very argumentative. Hp shouldn't be bias by either side, and not penalize them because Hp doesn't agree with them. Hubpages is about writing, and not about taking sides.
Can anyone answer the question of why does Hp have forums?
There is a drop in the number of new hubs being written on hubpages, especially in the political issues category. There are also a lot of hubbers that used to write hubs, but now are content to only write forums, respond to some other hubber's forum, or comment on some other hubber's hub. None of these activities qualify or resemble any writing quality. They also don't generate revenue for either the hubber or Hubpages. Also, how can these people still be called hubbers when they no longer write hubs?
Forums don't require any writing skills and that can be seen from especially the political, and religious forums. This is like recording to a digital record of street fighting that uses words, and emotion instead of weapons.
Forums are not revenue generators for either Hp or Hubbers. And these people writing only forums can hardly be considered as writers much less hubbers.
Then what is the value of having forums on hubpages, especially when there is a significant drop in hub writing today. It is much easier to jam some words together an start a forum than it is to actually going through the time, effort, and organizational process to produce a hub.
Politics and Social Issues
When Hp was created, it was all about writing hubs covering many categories. Hp also had a questions arena, and a forum. I did a lot of questions for the same reason that many others did it. It was fast and easy, and you made your point in a few words or paragraphs. The HP guide said questions were to inspire people to write articles to fully develop the topics. The forum arena was like an expanded questions arena. The difference is that your comments were threaded, and allowed more characters to better develop the conversation.
Both of these arenas had their use, but over time they lost their reason for being. In the last 2 years, there has been a marked drop in Hp activities, and causing Hp to get rid of the questions arena. The questions arena had also become overrun by guests that used it much like Graffiti and their inane advertisements.
When the article talks about questions, and forums here, it is referring to the Political and Social Category. This category along with the Religion Category are the most popular and the most active categories.
Forum's What Good Are They on Hp. To compare it with the phrase, WAR what good is it, the answer is the same, NO GOOD at all.
Politics and Social Issues
Political and Social Category
Hp has a Political and Social Issue Category and this is the focus of this hub to show that new hubs are significantly down, as are the forums.
The questions arena is gone, it was merged into Forum arena.
The Political Social and Religious Forums try to discuss US politics.
A political topic Forum will start off with a statement that may or may not be formed as a question. Then it is responded to by people on both sides. The original Hp goal was writing articles or hubs but, in the last 2 years hub writing has dropped dramatically as old hubbers have gone away causing an Hp declines.
What we have seen in the last 2 years on Hp is a ramping up of emotion, and hate at the expense of having any meaningful dialogue about the US politics. Hp has shown itself to pick a side, and it applies this bias for the left and against the right.
The discussion about a Two Time failed presidential candidate, and the winner of the 2016 presidential election causes more than a political divide between the sides. Today, there is a division that hasn't existed since before the Civil War, and Hp is actively involved because of its bias for the left..
As an aside, this brings the sniper used in the wars, the real wars. A sniper could take out an opponent without following any rules. They would just hide and wait and then take their shot. Usually, their opponent was dead, game over.
In the Forum, the sniper exists as a poster. The difference is that these snipers are not capable of a kill shot, where words replace bullets. Then both sides try to take out their target by any means possible. What they do would make two drunken, and physically handicapped street fighters look like more capable and expert than these posters.
Some of this street fighting with words can also be found in hubs, but there are so few hubs compared to the Forum.
The course of many of these Forum start out with an intended position, on a specific topic. But as the responses start to flow, the players get into their stiff stance of trying to finish off their opponent, the Forum becomes sloppy and usually deviates away from the topic. They become emotional, and responses become personal and sometimes after hundreds of them, both side are still standing.
In those hundreds of responses, only the first several were on target. The rest were the equivalent of haymakers, and shouting names.