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How to Behave Yourself on Hubpages Community

Nikki Khan welcomes new writers and enjoys reading their work as much as she likes other writers’ work.

Behaving well can put you at better place | Source

Behaving well can put you at better place | Source

Does attitude matter?

Well done! You're an excellent and great writer, everyone admires your work and you're making your living well through your writings.

But hang on! Is that all you need or something is missing here?

I would say yes there is.And that specific and very important thing is your behaviour.Especially when you are writing on a website which is like a community forum.And you need to behave very well here.You can’t be rude or can’t be racist at all on here.You have to be calm and polite as community forum means people of all ethnics and religions come together to make one.

So you must be able to respect all religions if you want your religion to be respected.You must acquire lots of patience in order to get this job done.

Unless you just write and don't want to comment on other's work and don't want anybody comment on yours.And don’t want to communicate at all which is good for you if you don’t like other religions.But I am so sorry to tell you that this wouldn’t work here.

I think the best option that suits you according to your behaving issue is that you should write on your personal blog where no one can disturb you but probably it wouldn't help you much as how people would know about you then?

So at the end, you need to cling on to hubpages in order to get others familiarised with your skills.But unfortunately on hubpages, you would need a quite good attitude as this platform is full of live people where they share their interesting stories with others, make friends and get huge appreciation for their work.

It also helps new writers to explore and polish their writings which is great support for newcomers.Many I've seen here who started their writing career on hubpages and then they became famous writers with many books published on Amazon.So this website is a great helping tool for new writers to learn and write well as an expert writer.

Coming back to my question, does attitude matter?

Yes it does matter on hubpages if you want to be famous here and want to become an inspiration for many new ones to come.

In order to do that you would need some tips to follow here for newcomers to understand how to behave well on this community forum and do not hurt other people through your attitude if you’ve become popular here.

Attitude does effect and being generous is a tool to success | Source

Attitude does effect and being generous is a tool to success | Source

1- No to Racism

First rule is to follow no racism on here.This very form has many shapes which sometimes we don’t understand that it’s leading us towards racism.And we deliberately commit this crime.I would say a crime, yes , because it hurts others’ emotions and makes them feel that they are not superior humans as some others are which is very painful feeling.

As being from asian community, I do understand this very well.But here on hubpages, mostly people I’ve seen are so friendly and encouraging.

Still I think there are some specific thought of people who just come here for fun and mocking others, and they do and don’t respect other ethnic groups which can be very frustrating for some.

So please I would say to those, this is a writing site and very beautiful community forum, don’t defame it with your rubbish discussions and talks which can hurt others.

If you intend to do that then hubpages is not for you, you can try some chatting sites to soothe your racist appetite.Thanks.

Nelson Mandela on Racism

A Racist kills his own natural emotions to learn fake ones | Source

A Racist kills his own natural emotions to learn fake ones | Source

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2 - Stop flipping around

I’ve seen this trend on hubpages, flippers follow some authors for few days, leaving insightful comments, making writers feel that they are some very special angels who are so innocent and heavenly personalities.

And then after sometimes, those flippers vanish behind some cloud and even unfollow those writers whom they admired so much and made them feel so special.

I would say to those flippers, this term I’ve used for them as it absolutely suits them who play with writers’ emotions, make good friendships and then unfollow without telling any reason or giving any explanation.

Which is so rude to do as you are not allowed to hurt others like this, if you don’t like someone because of his ethnic community or because of his views or religion then who gives you permission to follow them, make friendship, and then leave like you never know them.

The most rude and rogue attitude, I would say.Please stop flipping around like clowns, you’re not allowed to play this monstrous game.

No flippers

Killer clowns not allowed here | Source

Killer clowns not allowed here | Source

3 - No bad language

When I first joined hubpages, I saw people using abusive language in discussions over politics and other issues, even I saw people making fun of homelessness issues which made me really think should I continue writing on this site or not.

But then I thought there are loads of good people as well on here who are so inspiring and helping others.So I kept on my journey of writing over hubpages which proved very blissful experience for me.

But I still feel bad for such people who are here just for discussions and to use bad words.I haven’t ever seen them commenting on any hub but wherever is discussion on politics or social issues, you find them there to blame and abuse others through their sharp swords of fingers.

Well my message to those is, please think that this is writing community forum.It’s not a political forum to use bad wordings.For that purpose, you can join newspaper discussions which are great to show your hatred and political desperation.And nobody gets hurt there as opposites also sit there to blame other political parties and groups.

Hubpages is not for this purpose, writing is so precious and noble profession, please leave it to that.Don’t spoil this forum with bad language.If you want to explain your point, write articles, prove yourself and bring some political change.

If you can’t do this, then please head to some twitter account and fulfil your appetite there.

Abusing is poison

Think before you speak | Source

Think before you speak | Source

4 - Learn to comment

Commenting is a wonderful source to encourage other writers.I still don’t understand why people don’t bother to comment.When you follow others, you get a chance to read the hubs of people you follow, you just leave after reading in silent mode, don’t react to what you read?

Then I would say : “Are you a Robot who doesn’t feel anything?”

I think you’re not. God has made you a human full of life, emotions, feelings and love.I don’t see any reason for not reacting to what you read.

As with myself, if I read something and I enjoy it, I admire it in words, not matter I know the person or not.I just love reading others’ work and admire their beautiful writings.

This topic I’ve discussed earlier in my hub ‘How to help other writers spread their wings and fly’.But still much needs to be done to raise awareness to comment please if you follow someone or even you don’t follow.

Your encouragement can bring smile on someone’s face and can force him to write more to polish his writing skills.

Learn to encourage

Give others smile, it will please you too | Source

Give others smile, it will please you too | Source

5 - Together we are strong

Please get together! Hold up hands! Never be aparted!

Writers are founders of society and can do wonders.This hubpages forum is indeed an extraordinary effort to let others fly higher in the horizon.Please contribute to this great cause, love each other, forget hatred, spread kindness and love, you’d be surprised to find the results.

Live like a community, welcome newcomers and make them feel like home here.As only generosity can reward you, nothing else can.

Give others to gather more, this would give you inner pleasure and help others to explore more on this forum.

Lesson from my hub

Spread love to get it back

© 2018 Nikki Khan


Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 22, 2019:

Thanks, Dale. We learn some new tips almost every day here on Hubpages. It's like a give and take thing. And we should definitely greet new writers with backing them as far as possible.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on this.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on November 22, 2019:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I think we all want to be better article writers so every little bit helps.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 05, 2019:

Hi Cygnet! Thanks for visiting my profile!

I appreciate your comment, you’re right, we’re all here, on hubpages to help each other.

Everyone has issues on this platform as well, but still, it’s a great source for all writers to show their talent.

And you get some good friends too, I love hubpages for that.

But still, there are some trolls who let you feel bad, we shouldn’t give them a go.

Keep up writing and doing good work, rest doesn’t matter much.

Cygnet Brown from Springfield, Missouri on November 04, 2019:

Commenting on Hubpages is like attending a cocktail party. You never want to leave a bad impression to those who have been here a while. I would have never thought about being a flipper. I believe that we are all here to help one another. I enjoyed the article very much. My best to you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on September 27, 2019:

Of course Farrah you are very much right, we should learn to treat others the way we want others to treat us.

Thanks for your comments dear, very well said.

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on April 08, 2019:

Good one. In life, we should learn to treat others the way we ourselves want to be treated.

There's no point expecting respect when you fail to give it to others.

There's no point looking down on others but expecting others to treat you as an equal.

Dropping comments is also important to encourage the writer and I try to do so if i find the article interesting or enlightening.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on April 23, 2018:

Thanks Qhammad for your visit and comment!

I’m really sorry for not realising that you’ve left a comment, this is happening first time that I couldn’t see that you commented.

There is some issue with notifications as well which doesn’t indicate some comments at times.

Anyhow thanks for sharing your thoughts and I’m sure you’d build strong community over hubpages which would support your work and writings.

But your user name is coming as not existed anymore, I hope you join again.

Qhammad on April 02, 2018:

I do agree with you that ethics and respect are above everything, not only on Hubpages but in real life and in every community. Our ethics and action define us and in the long term will make a big difference on our success. An important tip that you mentioned about flippers, some of them might think that with the following someone and commenting once or twice they will be able to get the other side to read their articles and keep commenting on them. It's good to follow other authors and comment on their posts but what is more important is to build a real relationship and to be helpful when they need you. And hopefully, I will build good relationships here on Hubpages and be helpful as much as I can.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 30, 2018:

Thanks Brian Leekley for stopping by and for leaving an insightful comment.

In regard to your question, there are some whose hobby is to comment on some for some months, then follow some new ones and then unfollow them too.So it’s their habit, I understand your point which is a good one.

Interests change and that’s how our circle too, so I’m not much effected with that.

Flippers are those fiction writers who are in bad habit of following some and then unfollow and find new ones.

When you keep on commenting on some writers’ articles like hell, in return they comment too on yours, so this interaction creates a strong bond of friendship.

And then suddenly you get up one day with that person unfollows you and even delete your comments on his articles if you try’n write then this hurts.

And friendship does hurt, so such people who are in habit of flipping, they shouldn’t entract too much with others as it can hurt others, this is all flipping is about.

Thanks for admiring my other points, bless you!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 30, 2018:

Thanks Manatita ji for coming along!

I know it can hurt some, but my points are valid which may be lot of people face over hubpages daily but don’t write on it.Hubpages is like a community of real people and people face problems and there should be some solution to those issues.And I think we as being part of this community have responsibility on our shoulders to address those and try’n find some way out.

I’ve just addressed them in order to support many who face it everyday here or on social media.

Thanks for admiring it, peace my friend.

Bless you!

Brian Leekley from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA on March 29, 2018:

Those are very good points, Nikki, about best and worst behavior on HubPages. I do question what you say about flipping. If I change my mind about following a fellow hubber, they have no grounds to impugn my motives or to read into my choice a personal negative intention. I follow those who write well about what interests me. If a hubber's prevalent topics and themes don't much interest me after all, I'll unfollow. There is nothing whatever mean or unkind about that. Example: Years ago my wife and I, for a few weeks, daydreamed together about some day living on the road in a camper van. At that time I started following a hubber whose articles are about RVing. Eventually I unfollowed that hubber because I no longer had an interest in RVing. Why should I have kept following someone whose articles were no longer of interest to me?

Your other points are well expressed with valid points.

manatita44 from london on March 29, 2018:

Lots of passion in this one. What can I say? I don't know the answer. I see that this attitude that you mentioned can be hurtful for many though. I pray and meditate daily and try to see and share the Light. Praise God!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 29, 2018:

Thanks Peg for visiting and commenting, I really admire your comments.Thanks for appreciating my effort to pinpoint some bad ones happen over hubpages and on social media.

Indeed inspiration comes from those who admire others’ work and prefer to live like a community rather than acting on individually.

Your writings inspire me a lot as they are so wonderfully written and well organised.

Bless you dear.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on March 29, 2018:

Good advice on how to get along with others whether it's on HubPages or elsewhere. Leaving positive encouragement and kind remarks helps us all to grow as individuals and as authors. Thanks for these reminders.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 28, 2018:

Thanks Dream On for stopping along!

You’re right I say what I feel, I know some people take it as a bad thing, but I can’t bear any rudeness, especially when I’m honest on my side.

Hubpages is a great community website, it gives you back a lot, though not much money but some great friends, many lessons to learn more and loads of information which is very necessary to become a perfect writer.

I love being part of this community and love to write on hubpages as it gave me a platform to write and being appreciated for writing which is a wonderful experience in itself.

But sometimes you face some haters too who don’t want you here, but never mind.

I don’t bother much about those, I know that I’ve to write for me and for others and I’m doing it.

Thanks for appreciation, you’re good person by heart.

DREAM ON on March 28, 2018:

You write from the hip. That was an old expression I grew up with I think it means to tell it the way you feel. There are so many good reasons to write on HubPages .I focus on the good and let the bad disappear on their own. Thank you for sharing and giving back to others who appreciate friendships and love.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 28, 2018:

Thanks Sean brother for stopping and for your unconditional support.

And I’m so obliged by your offering, your admiration really matters alot to me.

Bless you always brother!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 28, 2018:

That's my Sister. I am by your side, 100%!

Once again I am proud of you!

My offering to this important Hub:

"Writing a positive comment to someone trying is an act of Love."


Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 28, 2018:

Thanks Charmaine for visiting and for the encouragement!

Absolutely, supporting each other’s work is a great support to help others write more and to learn more from expert writers.

Being a member of such great community is a wonderful feeling for inspiration and to do much more.

Appreciation is necessary to continue writing work.People who write to make money only and do not become part of this amazing community, I can’t ever figure out how it works for them being on a silent mode.

I hope some might learn from this, bless you dear!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 28, 2018:

Thanks John for supporting and commenting!

It’s an honour for me, there are many who don’t bother to communicate and are just for making some money on HP, you’re right.

This is very sad thing as hubpages is like a community forum, not only a platform to make money and leave.

Hopefully Maven would balance it up in his new partnership.

There are many others who encourage each other’s work and comment.

Those deserve a clap for them :)

God bless them all.

threekeys on March 28, 2018:

Its great when you see writers support one another. through reading and commenting one each other's works.

Your article is a good piece for orientation day. Well done!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 27, 2018:

Nikki, you make some great points here and I hope many people read this article and take note. HubPages is a great place to write but there have always been some people here who don't respect others. As MizB said, some just write for the money, don't read or comment on other's hubs and don't even reply to comments left on theirs. That is sad, but fortunately, there are a lot of others here who support and encourage each other. Good job.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Doris for coming and commenting on my hub!

I’m truly honoured by your kind words, they mean a lot dear.You are right some just join HP to have fun with group forums and never write a single hub.Those trolls should be out in Maven’s new site.

And yes, Maven should balance some high earners who are just here to earn on.May be in future, we can hope for that to happen.

People should give regard to those who take out time to comment on others’ work and should always appreciate them.

I’m so thankful to all my followers who follow me and comment on my hubs.

God bless you all and many blessings to you Doris for your valuable comment.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Jack thanks for joining again, I think you should read all the religions carefully again and then go with what your heart says is right.

I can’t give you much advice on this as everyone thinks different from others when it comes to follow up religions.So listen to your heart and soul what it says.

I hope you find the right one.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 27, 2018:

Nikki. this is a lovely and caring hub. When I joined HP seven years ago, I almost ducked back out. It was a land of very disagreeable people. At that time I didn't know what trolls were. Since then, I think HP has done a very good job of policing and banning those hateful people. Some of them never wrote hubs, they just joined to get on forums and jeer at people. HP can't find them all though. It is a big organization.

Sometimes I think I'll stop commenting on hubs in which the authors never return a comment. It seems so narcissistic of them not to care when someone leaves a nice comment.

Another thing that bugs me are the authors who write only for the money their HP sales on Amazon or GoogleAdsense will bring. I hope all these get drafted to Maven and that HP can become a true creative writing site. All the How-to articles, which seem to be attracting Maven invitations, are really technical writing, and I've had enough of that. That's why I want to concentrate on creative writing for a change. If that's the kind of website Maven is, to heck with the money, I'm not jealous that I haven't received an invitation to write for them.

Keep being the sweet person that you are, and maybe HP will listen to you and weed out some more trolls.

jgshorebird on March 27, 2018:

Actually, I find religion very easy to comprehend. It's been around in different forms since the River Gods, Ra, Hades, etc., going back thousands of years with literally thousands of Holy Books -- all with different beliefs. So, the question would be, which is the right one? I have a copy of many of them. One is the religion of the Hopi Indians in ancient America. I don't think it much more than a fable, however.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

I’ve seen it Jack, many people find religion bit difficult and some just do exaggerate things to present religion as bad one.So don’t believe anything unless you read in Holy books.

I think Holy Bible would be best approach to read with description to understand deep inside the roots of religion in one’s life.

Thansk for explaining the sources which are not part of Holy books am afraid, so I won’t trust them.

jgshorebird on March 27, 2018:

That's okay Nikki, I'm not here to bore everyone with headlines of various sects, religions, and cults that preach hatred. These are readily available from reputable sources. Anyone in America (maybe not in blocked countries) can readily google "religion and intolerance" or "religion and hatred" and "religion and love." The point is that blanket statements are generally false ones. That's all I'm trying to point out here. I think that anyone who makes blanket statements like this opens the door to questions. And people deserve honest answers, not to be censored by some vague community.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Eric for coming along as always!

You are a wonderful person by heart, I must say this.

And thanks for admiring my writing as it deals with some common issue I had to face over hubpages.

Bless you!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Harish for stopping!

Nobody is allowed to hurt anyone through racist language.

Every peron has his own respect which shouldn’t be damaged.

Thanks for taking my hub as sane advice, it does matter a lot for me.

Bless you!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Mary for approving my effort!

I’m so grateful for this honour, I felt like speaking about these issues which I’m sure many face over HP.

As I’ve issue with stopping myself from telling the truth and result is with you.

Thanks for your valuable comments dear.

Bless you!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Heidi for stopping dear.

Whether we are on HP or online, we must follow rules and not to cross our limits.

People use social media to say what they can’t say in person, you’re right but this trend should change.

There must be some rules and I think all social media services have introduced such to protect people from being abused.

Thanks for appreciating my work, your comments are very precious for me to do more.

Bless you!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Bill for passing along and giving tour positive thoughts.Forums I’m aware of that some people sit there for criticism, and I don’t go to them as well now.

I’m very positive person like you’re my friend but if I figure out something bad then I can’t keep quiet.

You can say it quality or shortcoming.

But I speak when I feel to.

Thanks Bill.Bless you and your family :)

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Jack for coming again, I don’t know what hatred you are talking about and about which group.Please elaborate your line.

As fas as I know my religion and others, none of them preaches any hate feelings towards others.

Peace of course is the only solution to fight monsters of sarcasm.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Flourish for stopping and for encouraging statement.

I went to forums in beginning and I found people using abusing language there on name of politics.

And I also reported one person to HP for using bad wording.

After I never went to them, this hub is written to pinpoint some bad manners and things I found on hubpages.

Thanks for coming along as always dear.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 27, 2018:

Nicely done words to live by applicable to all of life.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 27, 2018:

Nikki, I find no rationale behind abusing people through a derogatory and offensive language. People can tolerate a harsh language based on facts, but nobody like personal attacks under the garb of writing.

I loved reading this article because it has some sane advice that one should keep in mind while being part of Hubpages community. Thanks for sharing you wisdom here, my friend.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 27, 2018:

This is a very compelling article and I'm glad you put out this reminder. Each one has an agenda and they use any forum to advance this. It is our role to have the courage to bring this up like what you're doing here. I am guilty of just ignoring these and just keep doing what I can to encourage others.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on March 27, 2018:

I think some people forget HP (and everywhere online) is a community and say things they wouldn't say to someone in person. Thanks for the good reminders about being a good HP citizen!

jgshorebird on March 27, 2018:

Nikki, I don't intend to discuss religion either.

But blanket statements like "No religion teaches hatred" are false.

Positive comments of course, are always the best way to go. Peace, through strength and freedom, the best way to be, IMO.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Jack for visiting and commenting, I do not intend to discuss religion here, I’ve mentioned some points which I personally observed on hubpages.

Good and bad people are in all religions but it doesn’t offend our prophets or Imams.They do not teach anyone to hate others.

Of course, you have right to disagree on religion but not to use bad words for other religions.

No religion teaches hatred, it’s only us who create hatred against others.

Peace is only solution my friend to end the misery of universe.

And yes commas thing I did it, not by mistake, I know about it, thanks for mentioning.

Bless you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 27, 2018:

When I first joined I believed HP was a community of writers where we encouraged each other. It turns out there are some who just want to criticize. I won't take part in forums...I just comment in a positive manner and hope others want the same thing.

Blessings kind lady

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 27, 2018:

Thanks Chris for visiting and encouragement.Your comments always do matter.

Of course, there are some who have different attitude which is not very friendly but at the same time there are loads who inspire you to write more.

A toast to loving and caring people :)

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 27, 2018:

I’m not sure what upsetting things prompted this, but I sure hate that they happened to you. Don’t let haters and bigots get the best of you. I stay away from the forums because they are mean places. Don’t be afraid to report someone for racist name calling or other inappropriate behavior. You keep doing you.

jgshorebird on March 27, 2018:

Political correctness has a chilling effect on everyone. Hubpages censors content. It's their rodeo.

Of course things like racism are based on ignorance. But what exactly is disrespect? Who defines that? The moral majority -- those with the most power? Hate speech lawyers?

If I use a 'bad' word and others do not like it, can they not ignore my hub? If I offend religion -- which I have -- is that immoral? Who defines sarcasm or comedy? The Imams? By what right?

We risk more when we silence, in the name of 'nice.' In Germany they once again have the "Thought Police." They want the EU to copy it.

I respect people's rights to believe what they want, but if I disagree with them, why can I not call it into question? One cannot hide behind a belief. Manners are not orders. Many religions are downright cruel and facts can hurt feelings.

(Friendly reminder. Your hub has missing or added spaces around periods and commas.)

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on March 27, 2018:

Nikki, You have written a powerful and persuasive article. I have spent some time deciding how I fit in here on HP. I have many friends whose writings I respect and enjoy. There are people here who have attitudes that hurt. I hope your article gets their attention. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

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