I just started noticing the Hub Hopper and have tried it three times now. So reading the FAQ's I found that Hopper's can influence your score. I know, we should not be obsessed with The Score, but....I can't help it.
I think they give you test hubs to access your scoring and then they give you real Hubs. Do you tend to rate generously, I am defining generous here to equal honestly. Is that possible generous = honest?
Or do you rate on the low side. This style of rating could help Hubber's improve their pages.
Also, are the Hopper's the reason why the scores keep hopping up and down?
I was told that you shouldn't be generous, just honest. Otherwise your ranking won't even count eventually. I was told this by a staff member ages ago.
Yes, I suppose you need to be in a teacher and think of it as grading papers, be impartial.
Hey, do the males in the community Hop Hubs? I realize now from another thread there has been a "change up" on how the Hopper is presented. I know this is not baseball, but is that a signal to think and react faster? Do you get confused or do you try to swing. I do both.
I thought I knew what hopping was, but I spoke too soon. The first one I got was under 200 words. Is that normal? I had to rate it low. The second was under 500 words. Nice, but I thought that there was a minimum requirement.
I had to stop. Someone tell me if this is normal. I didn't want to keep failing hubs. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
t aaron, sorry to say we covered that earlier in the thread. haha, you didn't read it. oh, well. The first Hubs they throw at you are test Hubs or feeler Hubs. If you rated them low that probably tells the program that you indeed know what a crappy Hub is.
After a few of those you get real Hubber's Hubs.
So try it again. I think you get tester Hubs each time.
paperfacets, where did you get the idea that you where seeing test hubs. How would anyone know who was hopping hubs and what would be the point of doing that?
I tried it twice and I just rated it the way I would rate any thing presented to me. I got a bit confused though but maybe as you've said what I got were the tester hubs. I did not find it meaningful so I never tried it again.
I don't like the new version, so I stopped hopping hubs.
I do it every now and again to relieve boredom! I find that a lot of the Hubs appear to be spam or poorly spun copies and I think they are included to see if we report them. After one or two like that you seem to get real Hubs to rate and often they are really good. It can get depressing as you think how could I write that well?
Every time I try it I get different stuff and it is quite time consuming to do properly. I have had afew Hubs where they start great and then go to gibberish and vice versa I think they slip these in to ensure you are not cheating and actually read the whole Hub before rating it.
I think it works quite well, but definitely explains why ratings jump around a lot. New Hubbers probably rate all over the place for a while. My Hubber and Hub scores seem to be settling down now after 3 months here.
Also, there used to be a 'skip hub' button which seems to have disappeared from my screen.
A lot of the hubs that I have been asked to hop are not of any interest to me. It becomes a chore to have to rate these in order to get to the next hub.
I think we have to get by the spam or test Hubs. Those with just a paragraph would definitely rate low on organization and if you read the whole hub and start finding grammar errors I would think too, it is a test Hub. I did not realize it included a spam button too.
Thanks for pointing that out.
I am addicted to Hub hopping. It is actually part of my routine. I will usually hop two or three hubs or until I get tired of reading or until a subject of a hub or quality turns me off. I feel as if I grade fairly...when there is a poll or quiz, I take it...What's always fun is when you meet an author in which you have read their work. I'm not sure how or if it affects your score--I mainly do it to teach my self from others examples. I have learned so much from Hub hopping...Good question.
The best way to help the Hubber and HubPages is to rate them accurately - honestly accordingly to the rating scale. In that way, the people who need improvement know that there is room for improvement and the people who are doing well are rewarded. I score student essays on my job, and when I started, I often tried to be generous, because I didn't like giving out the low scores. But then I realized that it wasn't fair to the kids who earned the higher scores. That, and we too have papers interspersed that are there just to check to make sure we are being fair and consistent.
I am a little too busy with updating and Christmas promotion but hopefully around spring I will have extra time to hop more hubs than I currently do.
I used to Hop Hubs before they changed it. I can't slide the bars on my iPad and the "classic mode" is gone. I can only assume that like quizes, hopping hubs is not possible on an iPad. That seems counter productive, because this activity could be done while waiting in doctor's offices, airports, etc.
I used to hop hubs but found the quality of the hubs I was seeing to be very poor. So I stopped. Waste of time in my opinion.
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