Well, Molometer......It seems rather foolish, to me, that the "process" of hub-scoring is a well-guarded secret......that it is a secret, at all. I have never worked anywhere in my 50-year career, nor been involved in worthwhile activities, that do not inform us UP-FRONT, how our progress & productivity results are decided upon. It makes perfect sense for someone to know what is expected of them, what they may or may not want to do in order to accomplish the best results possible. It seems to me, the only reason for keeping pertinent info from someone, would be if a "game" and/or competition were to take place. I've not read anywhere that HP is either....a game or a competition, have you? I will admit that my initial enthusiam and joy has somewhat waned due to lack of understanding our ever-fluctuating hub scores, as well as certain other mysteries that I'm learning, go on between authors and moderators (or whatever these invisible individuals are referred to as).....For instance, I've been told by numerous hubbers that a few of their ENTIRE hubs have been rejected....but they were never given a REASON and/or explanation as to why. THIS makes no sense at all. There's a lot of "banning" going on too. I don't think I even want to know, how hubbers get themselves banned......but I can't help but think of "High School" & "suspension"...or certain CHURCH groups that practice "Shunning" when members misbehave. The latter being a matter of egregious ignorance, in my humble opinion, since I've always felt that church is for "sinners."....to repair their evil ways. lol.........I have gone up and down 2 to 3 points within a 24-hr period......(and this is the kicker....) whether I've not even been online doing a thing...OR, have published a hub, answered questions and left comments....or any other list of things.......so, how THAT is explained it a total GUESS.