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Recommending hubs for Editor's Choice

  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 23 months ago

    A few weeks ago I posted something on the forums wondering where the feature for nominating a hub for Editor's Choice had gone.  It was removed because of lack of use. 

    Now that Editor's Choice hubs are featured much more prominently, with banners, social media promotions, HOTD consideration and other things, I think it would make sense to have this option again and I would like to ask staff to think about adding this feature back.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      I agree.

  2. aesta1 profile image85
    aesta1posted 23 months ago

    That will be a great idea.

  3. ThelmaC profile image92
    ThelmaCposted 23 months ago

    I hope staff will agree with you.  It is an important feature.

  4. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 23 months ago

    Hi Glimmer. I recall when the option to recommend hubs for EC initially rolled out, there were questions about how to know if the hub you're nominating is by a hubber who opted into the program. If you nominate a hub that you deem worthy, HP staff can't choose it for EC if the hubber has chosen to opt out. Even though they have tweaked the program, hubber recommendation still seems to be an issue. Unless you ask the hubber first if you can nominate their hubs, you'd never know if they were opted-in.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hi janshares - I understand that not everyone opts in, but I would still like the option of being able to recommend hubs for Editor's Choice, especially now that they are featured so prominently and are considered for other things as well. 

      With the recent changes I find that an easy way to see if hubbers have opted into this program now is to go to their profile page and see if they have other hubs marked as Editor's Choice, then I am guessing they are in the program.  Honestly though, I would nominate a hub even if the hubber didn't have any other EC designations, because they may not have any others or they may have just opted into the program.

      I just think it would be nice to see this feature returned.

      1. janshares profile image88
        jansharesposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        I see what you mean if it's evident on their profile.

        1. Popit profile image81
          Popitposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          I'm a new here so forgive me if this is a stupid question; would people who are popular contributors to the forums and have hundreds of followers have an unfair advantage over everyone else as they are more likely to be nominated than a less popular person?  Does your face have to fit?  Would our nominations be in the spirit of a meritocracy or would we just be voting for cyber friends?

          1. sallybea profile image96
            sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            I doubt it.   It is meant to be about the quality of the writing.  One could even nominate your own hub at one time, it you thought it worthy of such an accolade.
            At the end of the day, I believe it is up to staff members to make the final decision.

          2. janshares profile image88
            jansharesposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            Good question, Popit, not dumb. I guess to be nominated by your peers, they need to know you exist. If you're active in the forums people get to know you and will tend to check out your profile and read your work. I don't think you can say active hubbers have an "unfair advantage" because participation in forums, Q&A, and commenting is all voluntary. However, having to be opted into the EC program is the only way for HP staff to consider your hubs for EC or HOTD. So it does feel a tad forced to be noticed in that way, giving those hubbers an advantage. Can't really say it's "unfair" but certainly an advantage.

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 23 months ago

    Personally, I don't think that Editor's Choice should be something that is nominated, because then it becomes a popularity contest.  The editors should look at the hubs based on their stats (views, sales, comments, engagement such as votes up and answering of polls and quizzes, and yes even scores), and then review the high ranking hubs to see if they are worthy. In this way, the hubs are based on their own merit.

  6. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 23 months ago

    Unfortunately, we retired the nomination feature because most of the nominations were not EC worthy and it took considerable resources to evaluate them all.  About a year ago, we worked through our backlog of Hubs evaluating for EC candidates, and we are always evaluating new Hubs.

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Why is your Hubber Score 100 and Paul's is only 98?  cool
      (Please don't lower my score for asking!)

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Ha!  I'm clearly a better writer than he is.  smile

        1. Writer Fox profile image79
          Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Yeah, but you might have to spend tonight in the guest room! big_smile

    2. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for responding Robin!

  7. cam8510 profile image92
    cam8510posted 23 months ago

    I appreciate the twelve Editor's Choice Awards for my hubs.  As I look over them, though, I see newer hubs that I consider to be much higher quality than some for which I received the award.  I'm glad to hear that the HP staff continues to evaluate hubs for this award.  I believe that there should be recognition for stellar hubs.  It gives us a tangible goal to aim for and examples of what the HP staff considers to be excellent writing. 

    Thanks for your hard work, HP staff. 

    Chris/cam8510

  8. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 22 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/ipfal.jpg

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      That's your best one.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks. Better their domain than mine. big_smile

    2. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Haha no worries there. My lowest traffic hub has an Editors Choice too. So join the bandwagon

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Actually, my lowest traffic hubs are not EC. If HP doesn't snatch them up by this weekend, I'm going to start deleting them.

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Haha you're threatening too... yikes

          1. paradigm search profile image80
            paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Now that would be the quickest way to get your ass banned around here... lol

        2. colorfulone profile image85
          colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Please, don't hold your breath and turn blue...

          1. paradigm search profile image80
            paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            I figure 1 chance in a 100. Ya never know...

    3. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      It was worth reading through this thread to get to this.
      Thanks for the laugh. lol

    4. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I think the first time I saw this image the quote was, "...And then we told them the wealth would trickle down!"

  9. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 22 months ago

    Well, still nary a new EC designation to be found... This pretty much confirms to me that the hubs in question are indeed a lost cause. So, now I can move them without having to second guess myself.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Good riddance to those hubs.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Paul E. totally agrees with you! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129330

  10. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 22 months ago

    I am so loathe to knock down my hub count to under 70, but I guess there is no choice. I've gone ahead and unpublished the 2 hubs that I feel are the most hopeless. Planning on converting them to at least 5 separate webpages. Still at 70 even. And here's a heck of a note, both hubs have hubscores above my average. So I guess a profile score drop is soon to happen. Tough town... Tough town...

  11. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 22 months ago

    D@mn it! Had to republish one of them. Turns out the thing has been stolen around a dozen times; obviously can't move to my website until clean up all the DMCA's.

    As for the other one, the thieves hate that one as much as Google. lol

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      lol I seriously don't know what to say big_smile

  12. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 22 months ago

    Dear HP,

    Take one last look. Lowest traffic hubs only. Sorry. smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      BTW - check out Cardisa's original thread - I found the HP blog where they announced the EC program, and also the thread that has the original responses from Hubbers.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        ?????????????????????????????????????

        Been there 6 ways from Sunday?

 
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