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HOTD ???

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    It was my understanding that to be awarded HOTD, there were stringent requirements vis-a-vis grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and so forth.

    However, I've seen several HOTD that failed in all those areas.  What's up?  Are the HOTD being selected by algorithms instead of humans?

    1. drpennypincher profile image95
      drpennypincherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think it would be fun to have a HOTD selected by popular vote once in a while.  It could be run like the Rising Star competition, with the candidates selected by HubPages staff.  The one with the most votes would get to be Hub Of The Day.

      1. HollieT profile image89
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The problem with that is that those who are not particularly social on this site, or do not have many followers will be overlooked.

        1. isaacasante profile image87
          isaacasanteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The best idea would be to let the staffs only vote, so that every hub is equal, and those with the most followers won't naturally crush the newbies.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            So I guess we've lost our job Paradigm. sad

        2. Melissa A Smith profile image94
          Melissa A Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Precisely.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You must do wonderfully here... your hubs are so specialized.

            1. Melissa A Smith profile image94
              Melissa A Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, I think I do pretty well. The niche really helps.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    That particular task was outsourced to me. I have this dartboard...

    1. isaacasante profile image87
      isaacasanteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      For real?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Of course I have a dartboard. Wait, do you mean do I really select the HOTD's? No, but I would be happy to do so for a mere $4/day. And one of my criteria would be to paste that critter onto a Google Drive page. If a bunch of red lines show up, out that hub goes.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'll do it for $3.

        2. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I can't believe somebody actually took you seriously...lol...what a laugh, he must be new to the forums...lol lol

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            He is from Ghana. I believe he simply took PS literally. Some jokes are hard to catch. smile

            1. Cardisa profile image91
              Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I figured...lol

              1. isaacasante profile image87
                isaacasanteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Hey, I knew that one. Lol... glad u had a laugh... and yes, I'm new here smile

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Welcome. smile

                  1. Cardisa profile image91
                    Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Beth get your own "thank you", that was mine tongue

                2. Cardisa profile image91
                  Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Welcome! I hope you are enjoying your experience. If you need assistance don't be afraid to ask. smile

                  1. isaacasante profile image87
                    isaacasanteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Yup, so far so good... I'll ask if anything. I'm reading your hubs by the way. They're nice smile

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Rofl, paradigm...

  3. drpennypincher profile image95
    drpennypincherposted 3 years ago

    Maybe the candidate Hubs could be presented for voting without revealing the authors.  Then the Hubs would be judged on their merit only.

    1. JessBraz profile image93
      JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like your idea, Dr. smile They could maybe present the selection in a format similar to the Hub Hopper, but keep the authors username hidden from view. That would give people small followings and who aren't necessarily 'popular' on HP a fair chance to get HOTD as well.. Then it's whoever wins, wins based on merit and nothing else.

      1. drpennypincher profile image95
        drpennypincherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That sounds like a good way to do it.  I think a lot of people would be interested in voting to select a high quality HOTD.  Plus, there would be some suspense to see who the author is when that is revealed.

  4. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    In the forum about "HP staff meeting ideas," my suggestion was to address the apparent confusion about what the criteria is for HOTD. Hubbers are not just bashing hubs but are confused as to what constitutes a stellar hub and what the very basic criteria is to meet the standard. We need goals that are consistent in our attempts to create the best hubs and hopefully get acknowledged for meeting those goals for ourselves and for HP.

  5. tillsontitan profile image92
    tillsontitanposted 3 years ago

    Its like the sands in the hour glass, we know they're there but not how they got there.  The HOTD is there but sometimes we're not sure how they got there.
    Sorry paradigmsearch and Beth37, but you did have a good idea wink

  6. Aneegma profile image79
    Aneegmaposted 3 years ago

    I have been asking that question for a while and I see it gets worse. Although yesterday's HOTD was pretty good about being a tourist in Japan.  But the last few weeks the HOTD have been very questionable.

  7. FlourishAnyway profile image93
    FlourishAnywayposted 3 years ago

    I like drpennypincher's idea.

 
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