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Selection of Hub Of The Day

  1. Venkatachari M profile image87
    Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago

    Sometimes I find a hub published some years back gets selected as Hub of the Day. At other times, I see recently published hub gets selected as Hub Of The Day like the one selected today. So, how does it get selected? randomly?

    1. Paul Maplesden profile image89
      Paul Maplesdenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      They put all of the hubs in a  sealed box, with no way of knowing or measuring the state of the hubs that are inside.

      Due to subatomic decay, each of the hubs could be both 'Hub of the day' and 'Not hub of the day' at the same time. When the thought experiment is completed, the Hub of the Day becomes clear. This is known as 'Schrodinger's Hub.'

      Some of what I said above may not be true...

      In all seriousness, hubs are chosen as Hub of the Day from the pool of 'Editor's Choice' designated hubs. The HP team decide on hubs of the day depending on the merits of each hub - Layout, content, use of media, authority etc.

      As you've seen, they could be new or mature hubs, and there's really no way of knowing if a specific hub is going to be chosen.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image87
        Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for entertaining. Your point is a known fact. It does not answer the question.

        1. Paul Maplesden profile image89
          Paul Maplesdenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          But the second part of my post and the link that Relache posted does answer the question. Or at least as much as we are aware of as hubbers. Anything else that influences what hubs are chosen is known only to HP staff.

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I would like to suggest that my hub (fill in the blank, any hub will do) would be nominated b/c it is so insightful about the subject of ( ______ ) and quite a lot of time (well over 15 min) was poured into it. Thank you for your consideration.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 22 months ago
    1. Venkatachari M profile image87
      Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I have gone through this FAQ many times. It is not clear to my point. My point is the procedure of selecting a particular hub for the day. Not about the qualities. There is any norm for selecting old hubs on certain days and recent hubs on other days? Or it is a blind random selection? Because 2 days ago it was a 3 years back hub. I simply wanted to know whether  this time differences are in a systematic planned manner or at random.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        We've pointed out the only information that is disclosed about this process. 

        My question to you is, what makes you think that the inclusion of both newer and older Hubs isn't systematic?

        1. Venkatachari M profile image87
          Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          I am not saying here that it is not systematic. Nor I have any problem with their procedure. I simply wanted to know the facts and statistics, if any available.
          I thought that it is a lengthy procedure starting from the hubs of 8 years back or so. They will go through chronologically from beginning and start selecting in a periodical way so that oldest hubs get selected first and then the next period and next and next so on...... That's what I was thinking about all that . So when I find recently published ones mixed up with oldest ones, I raised this point only for awareness.
          I hope knowing things is not a sin.

  3. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image87
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 22 months ago

    And I thought that the Hub of the day is the hub published on that very day.

  4. colorfulone profile image86
    colorfuloneposted 22 months ago

    It must be a great feeling to have a hub selected as HotD.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image87
      Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, it's wonderful to have one.

      1. colorfulone profile image86
        colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations then!

        1. Venkatachari M profile image87
          Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Congrats!!! For what? Mine is not selected. Or are you blessing me in anticipation!!!

  5. firstcookbooklady profile image83
    firstcookbookladyposted 22 months ago

    children... do i gotta put you in time out... where's the water hose... The fact of the matter must be that both old and new hubs are considered. - Nice to know... and that there seems to be no rhyme of reason to it. - We have no control over it. It is what it is and we should be glad in it. I haven't had any Hub of the Day designations yet. Congratulations on yours.

 
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