After the photo is the title, then the name of the hubber to the left, and on the right is the same green follow button that every profile page on HP has. On the button it says "Follow 305" the way it would on all profiles.
That green button has always represented the followers of hubbers and has never represented the followers of a hub. So I am curious how many people actually misunderstand that particular feature as it represents on HOTD.
Your most welcome, Carol Lee. Sometimes I forget what a learning process HP was in the beginning. GS brought up a good topic and perhaps a change could be made without too much trouble from an engineering aspect?
I hope a moderator is following this thread. He has brought up a good point. In any case a follow button is never needed for the feed page. I am sure HP would not like to encourage arbitrary following (something they have discouraged before), nor would it be productive to follow a hub you haven't read; so then the follow button serves no read purpose there.
If HP wishes to show how many followers a hubber has they could use a similar feature like the Topics pages, where it shows in brackets beside the hubber's name the amount pf followers.
It's a very misleading way to 'advertise' a hub. It seems as if 305 people are 'following' that hub. It never attracted my attention, mostly because I do not take the HOD feature too seriously. My eye just went there today, and after spending a few seconds of 'conscious' attention, I was surprised to find that the actual hub contains 12 comments and are followed by only 10 people.
The 'error' is a serious distortion of the reality of that hub's popularity.
To be honest, I'd never taken any notice of that number as it appears on my feed, but now you mention it, I see how it could easily be misunderstood. It could pertain to followers of the hub or the hubber.
The other point is this and maybe its a matter of me being brainwashed...lol
In order to follow a hub you must first have had some activity on the hub, by clicking the vote buttons or commenting. Hubpages does not have a feature for you to follow a hub you haven't yet read, so it would be counterproductive for HP to have the "follow this hub" button on the feed page. This would not encourage people to actually read the HOTD. Just saying.........
That's very true, but wouldn't it be senseless to follow a hubber whose profile you've never seen and whose hubs you've never read? Should you follow a hubber just because one of their hubs was selected HOTD? I'd think the button is there to indicate popularity, but what if the hubber has only a few followers? So, I wonder why the button is there.