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Did Editor's Choice hit the dustbin?

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    Casimiroposted 21 months ago

    Had a hub designated as such, but today I see it is no longer "choice." Is that feature now defunct, two years after it was started? Or, do others still see editor's choice hubs in their list?

    1. Kylyssa profile image92
      Kylyssaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      No. Editor's Choice hubs can be un-selected for the honor. I have no idea if it is done manually or automatically under a certain set of conditions. My EC hub is still on my dashboard.

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      They may have been deselected for something very minor.  I would write and ask staff the reason for the deselection.  I was encouraged to do this and after a few minor tweaks the hubs were re-instated as EC hubs. It may be for something so simple, like a link which no longer functions.

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        Casimiroposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Really, I was just curious. I don't think the distinction brought any more views to the article. More views is the name of the game after all.

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          Casimiroposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          ... and if they can arbitrarily take away awards, did it really mean anything in the first place? Oh, and thanks HP for now dropping me below 90 for the first time ever. Confirming my decision to pull out for good soon.

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

            I am finding that the Editors Choice Hubs are performing a lot better than they were when they were first awarded.

  2. Good Guy profile image94
    Good Guyposted 21 months ago

    I have more than half deleted.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I had lots of them and only have 8 left.

      1. brakel2 profile image85
        brakel2posted 21 months ago in reply to this

        That seems crazy, especially when HOD can only be picked from EC. If they are so important, why are they taking them away from hubbers? Do you think it is based on traffic?

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 21 months ago

    http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/08/08/ann … oice-hubs/

    They can give it and take it away on a whim.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 21 months ago

    Did you change your ad preferences?  Those with EC hubs need to also be participating in the HP Ad Program.

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      Casimiroposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      No change.

  5. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 21 months ago

    Mine are still active, Casimiro.  I just want to encourage you on this point.  We all look at the various scores from time to time, but in reality they are meaningless as long as we write quality material from the heart.  If people are reading our hubs, that is the real point.  I do understand your frustration though.

  6. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 21 months ago

    They only want one EC hub per topic, so if a better one comes along, they will deselect the previous EC article on that specific subject. My page views went up when I left the program and returned those hubs to my subdomain.

    Pay no attention to your Hubber Score - that varies with the wind. No rhyme or reason. The less active I am the better my score.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      That does not seem to be correct; 4 of the 7 I've written on a single topic are featured.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Definitely not true, I have thirteen in my niche subject.

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          By a single subject I mean if there are two articles called: how to make a crayon holder, only one will be featured.  You may have ten articles about crayons on EC, but if two hubs answer the exact same question, only one will be featured.

          Paul E mentioned this back in November as they began to assimilate the Squidoo hubs into the EC program.

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

            Solaris
            Thanks for clarifying that,my goodness, one learns something new everyday:)

            1. Solaras profile image91
              Solarasposted 21 months ago in reply to this

              To clarify,by "featured" I meant on EC. lol Not featured /unfeatured on individual hubber accounts.

              Edit - meant to reply to calculus-geometry

  7. calculus-geometry profile image85
    calculus-geometryposted 21 months ago

    There seems to be some mixing up of "EC" and "featured."  EC is the higher tier with more exclusivity.  Featured is a much lower bar.

    edit: meant to reply to solaris's last post.

 
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