Raiders of The Lost Nuggets

It's that time again, folks. After a week of research, of poring over ancient maps and deciphering clues, of hacking our way through dense jungles and of searching across trackless wastes, we are once again closing in on the legendary treasure of Hub Pages - the fabled, golden HubNuggets.

After a week of poring over ancient maps, hacking through dense jungles and searching across trackless wastes, we're closing in on the legendary treasure of Hub Pages - the fabled, golden HubNuggets.

Our journey has taken us far from the icy comforts of home and keyboard, far from the frozen wilds of mysterious Canada, far, far from our comfy box-seats at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, as we crawled through dark, snake-infested tunnels and clambered over crumbling ruins in search of the golden hoard...and you thought we were taking it easy after the Christmas Holidays!

Our never-ending quest for Hub excellence has spanned the vast continents of cyberspace. Our intrepid team has faced untold hardship and dangers - OK, we nearly got lost once because I sat on the map, and we almost ran out of Butter Tarts - almost! We didn't actually run out, c'mon guys!

Nevertheless, we have labored long to uncover these genuine nuggets of hubbing at its best. Now it's up to you to evaluate our amazing findings and choose the cream of the crop. Simply read the HubNugget Wannabe hubs below and vote for your choice. One vote per customer, per category.

The HubNuggets Team
The HubNuggets Team

Our Photo Journal

Deans Rudd and Menayan, finalizing plans for the dig.
Deans Rudd and Menayan, finalizing plans for the dig.
Professor Inglish checking map co-ordinates.
Professor Inglish checking map co-ordinates.
Finally we catch sight of the fabled tomb
Finally we catch sight of the fabled tomb
Ripplemaker working her special magic to soothe some accidentally disturbed local wildlife
Ripplemaker working her special magic to soothe some accidentally disturbed local wildlife
The press corps is anxious to inspect our find.
The press corps is anxious to inspect our find.

The HubNuggets Team

Maddie Ruud, Hub Pages employee and Dean of Archeology and Unearthing Valuable Artifacts, this noted scholar, Hub Pages Moderator, and Communicator of Awesome Fairness brings a new era of research and explorations to the entire HubNuggets Department.

Dean of Marketing Studies, Jason Menayan, Hub Pages employee and newly created Communicator of Awesomeness, is putting his own stamp on the Department while helping Maddie fill the vacancy left by former Dean Hupfer.

Head archeologist,Indianderson Shirleyleads our intrepid band of HubNugget Wannabe excavators. Her patience is legendary, and her nose for excellence has unearthed rare and valuable HubNuggets Wannabes that might otherwise have gone undiscovered.

B.T. EvilPants, Freelance writer, Jackalope-of-all-trades, butter tart lover, evil genius, and all-round great critter to have your back while crawling through snake-infested tunnels - or when you can't get the truck started...he can read the owner's manual to you in any of several languages.

Professor Inglish, Master Scribe and inscription decoder extraordinaire...her skills in deciphering ancient texts are second only to her knowledge of the arcane and obscure, as well as her understanding of what constitutes a great HubNugget Wannabe hub.

Ripplemaker - angelic cheerleader, HubMobile driver, and font of amazing positivity - this savvy hubber scouts on ahead of the team, sifting through untold hubs to celebrate hubnugget wannabes

Zsuzsy Bee, transportation captain on this "dig". Having already gained an awesome reputation as a great hubber and fun, supportive gal, she will be scouring Hub Pages seeking likely candidates for HubNugget fame and glory.

...and RedElf (that's me) - writer, poet, photographer, intrepid navigator of the little-known and less traveled by-ways of the Hub Pages (OK, I was the navigator 'til I sat on the map - now I'm the baggage wrangler), and purveyor of fine butter tarts to discerning jackalopes.

The HubNuggets Official Archives

Fresh from the vaults - HubNuggets
Fresh from the vaults - HubNuggets

...The Fabled Storehouse of Potential Hubnuggets...

Every seven days the HubNuggets Team begins its new research cycle, poring over each of the thousand plus hubs published in that week's selected topics, in search of the elusive "wannabes".

Here's a never-before-seen shot of the HubNuggets archives we navigate each week, seeking the best of all the potential HubNuggets hubs.

Some Great Shots of the HubNuggets Team In Action - enjoy the Team's fabulous theme music while you check out the wannabe hubs

The Golden Treasure

Golden Hubnuggets, circa 2010 - recovered on a Hub Pages cyber-space dig by the official HubNuggets expeditionary team
Golden Hubnuggets, circa 2010 - recovered on a Hub Pages cyber-space dig by the official HubNuggets expeditionary team

Here's how it used to be done...

There were 6 (six) candidates in each of 3 (three) topic categories, all vying for your vote.

The top three in each category, a total of 9 (nine) lucky winners, would be featured in the Hub Pages Weekly Newsletter, which had circulation of about 50,000 readers.

There was a new contest next week (and each following week) with a different set of topic categories. The topics changed each week, so a week's topic categories wouldn't come up again for approximately 7 weeks. That gave Hub Pages a chance to feature all the topic categories equally, in turn.

We hoped this would raise the visibility of our HubNuggets Weekly Contest and increase the potential for views of the deserving HubNuggets Wannabes. Please take time to check them out and please leave us some feedback to tell us what you think of our up-and-coming Hubbers.

At last, the recovered artifacts, displayed for all the world to enjoy -

The Golden Hoard of HubNugget Wannabes...

Which one of this week's Health nominees is your favorite?

  • 25% Visualization: How to use it
  • 8% The Hoarder
  • 20% The Health Benefits of Coffee
  • 13% Someday I'll See Without These Frames
  • 12% Phobia Of Clowns
  • 22% Growing up with Aspergers
189 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Entertainment nominees is your favorite?

  • 30% 10 Greatest Bar Songs of all Time - Ever
  • 17% A dozen great films from 2009
  • 17% Anime For Girls
  • 8% Music from all around: My fight against music snobery
  • 12% The History of Black Country/Western Singers
  • 17% The Horror, The Horror, The Horror
60 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Business & Jobs nominees is your favorite?

  • 35% 5 Ways Temping Can Help Your Career
  • 19% Free Advertising for Small Businesses
  • 11% How to Make it Doing Voice Overs
  • 19% Older Worker - You've Got A Leg Up On The Whippersnapper
  • 7% Setting Up a Restaurant – How to Minimize Mistakes and Failures in the Business
  • 8% Telemarketers Are People Too: Things You May Not Know About The Business And The People We All Love To Hate
72 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

What was the criteria for being nominated? - Test yourselves with this fun informative Pop Quiz!

© 2010 RedElf

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61 comments

alekhouse profile image

alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I like your new system...gives us more to read and contemplate and more competition for the entrants. Now I've gotta go start reading!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, alekhouse! Enjoy the hubs!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Fabulous account of our adventure, RE!

I cast my votes and even graduated via the student quizz. With honours, even!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

I like this new system too! At least there are several categories.

That was some adventure you had there!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Great hub RedElf. Naturally I read and voted. I always wanted to be a transportation captain...

I also passed my test with perfect marks...lucky I paid attention in class.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Indianderson, I'm so glad I found my notebooks! B.T. set the butter tart box on top of them, and it took me forever to find them. Fabulous about your doctoral exams, LOL.

Thanks, jill - glad you like the new format.

Hey, Zsuz! Took good notes, did ya? ;)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I do have to say I had more opportunities to vote!! yipppeee!!! I also took the quiz aced it 06/06 goodness I better journey off now, my vote has been cast! :)


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Has_aWayWithWords 6 years ago from United States

Made my vote, I have a couple questions... will there be 5 winners? if so why not 5 categories and 1 winner from each of those? are the categories going to change each week so it provides people who don't write on the currently selected topics have a chance?


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, AE! So nice you aced the quiz. Boy you guys are all really smart!

Has_aWay, there will only be the three winners, but there will be a new contest each week in different topics/ categories. These topics won't come around again for about 7 weeks.


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skyfire 6 years ago

Just voted,glad to see hubber who writes on anime. Also i was unaware of "phobia from fear of clowns", that hub is really interesting.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Glad you found something here, skyfire ;)


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Came, read, voted! :D Great hub - love the nugget graphics!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much. I had lots of fun in PhotoShop!


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livelonger 6 years ago from San Francisco

Really creative, brought a smile to my face!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much. It was fun to do - great Hubs this week, too, as always!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Voted. Great title. And good idea the three sections. :)


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bonny2010 6 years ago from outback queensland

Like this - gets me thinking about getting more involved


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Voted and voted! This is a great new idea RedElf. You guys really rock!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Voted !


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

voted and this is very nice new idea, good jod Ms RedElf, Maita


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for all you do! I've been a bad girl and missed voting over many weeks, but I'm back on it now.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Looks like everyone likes more hubs and categories ;) Thanks for all the comments and feedback - this is really helpful!

hypno, bonnie, emie, TG, pretty, GL - Hi! and thanks so much for voting and commenting ;)


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Great choices, and I like this method of selection better. Welcome to the newbies and congratulations on their nominations. I won't tell who I voted for but they were EXCELLENT hubs. It seems the standards keep rising, rising, here on HubPages.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Paradise7, thanks so much for your input. It's great that everyone is responding so positively!


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B.T. Evilpants 6 years ago from Hell, MI

Voted, voted and voted! That was some adventure! I think the snake infested tunnels were my favorite part. I love snakes. They're so crunchy!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey, B.T. - you can have all of mine, anytime! Really!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

RedElf, I am grinning all the way through...of course, that was after weaving some special magic to help the wildlife! Hahahahahaha LOL

On my way to visit the hubs! Anyone want to ride the hubmobile with me? :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I'm back ... all fired up and sweaty after a long run... it was a wonderful ride...and the hubs chosen are another great selection. Thumbs up RedElf!

I also took the quiz and glad to know I scored a 100! Give me a star! Hahahhahaha


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Michael Jay 6 years ago

Hi RedElf! Thank you very much for considering one of my hubs to be included here. This hubnuggets nomination is an amazing opportunity for new hubbers like me. Being nominated is such a great honor for me. This is very inspiring more than words can say! Thank you very much.


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EFPotter 6 years ago

Wow! Coming back and seeing that I was a part of this really put a good twist on an otherwise horrid day. Thank you, and this is awesome.


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rocknrodeogirl 6 years ago from The Columbia Gorge

I was surprised to see my article nominated! How cool is that?!? Thank You, for recognizing me along with the other deserving hubbers! I am glad I found such a great online writing community! =)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Here's a big gold one just for you, ripplemaker!

Congratulations Michael Jay, EFPotter, and rocknrodeogirl - here's hoping you ALL do well!


wordscribe41 6 years ago

Wow, lots of great reading. The number of nuggets have changed. Working my way through them still, but never fear, I will vote.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

I voted...Nice hub


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Has_aWayWithWords - I am so sorry. I incorrectly told you there would only be one winner in each category. In fact, there will be THREE WINNERS in each topic category! Thanks for asking. I have edited the information capsule to reflect this.

Red

Thanks so much, wordscribe - nice to see you here. I always look forward to your comments.

Thanks, entertainmentplus! Glad you voted.


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TheSituation 6 years ago

Wooot!! This is awesome! Thank you so much for the nomination!!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for writing such a great hub! Congratulations ;)


wordscribe41 6 years ago

Voted. I really need to take this a little less seriously. I really do choose carefully, but find myself going back and forth. Ugh. Anyway, I feel good about my decision. Awesome hubs, as always. Thanks HubNuggets team, you're awesome.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

I am pleased to say that I just voted. Wow! talk about tough. These were all really fantastic hubs. It was hard to make a final decision.

Great job and Congratulations to All!

Sage


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

wordscribe41, Sage - so glad to see you here! It's always hard to choose, isn't it.


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emohealer 6 years ago from South Carolina

I Love the new format, with the three categories. This is a fabulous way to profile more great writers, have more winners and really be competing with peers. Fantastic category breakdown and as always incredible nuggets to feed our minds and souls with. Congratulations to all of the well deserving nominees as I now place my vote!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, emohealer. We're so pleased you like the new format!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Woah! This has certainly grown in terms of the amount of hubs that are indeed eligible! (I smell a really big improvement, lol). I really like it! I voted for one hub so far. Awsome job as usual RedElf! I voted for one hub but will be back before the deadline!

Thanks!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, dohn! Always a pleasure to see you. We appreciate your comments on the new format, too!


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obsexed 6 years ago from Sensual, USA

I voted in each category. Thanks for the reads!


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doitrightnow 6 years ago from San Juan, PR

Hah-hah! I loved this one. Especially the nice touch right there in the middle with the whole Indiana Jones themescore clip from YouTube. Loved it.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Good for you, obsexed! Glad you voted!

doitrightnow, I had a lot of fun with this one. The music was the launch point for the whole thing,m actually.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great job RedElf, I really like the new format of categories of similar hubs. It makes it a little easier to choose just one!:)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey, thanks, MG. I agree, it's so hard to choose the best from among unrelated hubs.


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DanPowers 6 years ago from Tokyo

Wow there's some great hubs here, very inspiring!


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GeneriqueMedia 6 years ago from Earth

Ahhh...this has become more of a treat now that we have several round robin topics, but deciding on criteria still becomes a pinch.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey, DanPowers, we found some more good ones this time, too.

Yes it can still be tough, GeneriqueMedia - think of the fun we have narrowing it down for you!


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Very interesting way to set up the hubnuggets RedElf. Great job! Love it! :-) And yep I voted!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for voting, Crazed!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

What a wonderful Hub. This is a real keeper, so I've bookmarked it. And voted! Congratulations to all the Wannabes and good luck! - Although with this talent, you all do not need luck at all.

I do so love maps...:)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Wow! Thanks, Patty - now I'm the one who's flattered. So pleased you enjoyed the hub - and the maps ;)


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SpiritLeo 6 years ago from Europe

Love your approach! Voted!


lyricsingray 6 years ago

I voted and loved your hub, just like you, thanks a bunch! Kimberly


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, SpiritLeo! Glad you voted - we've a great crop again this time.

Aw, thanks, Kimberly! Back atcha, girl! Thanks for voting!


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careconservation 6 years ago from Global

Thank you so much for the nomination! :-)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

You are most welcome!

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