I love the new look of the hubs. The share buttons are in the right place (as evidenced by other popular blogs/site). My Hub Score has even gone up, although my Hubber Score continues to oscillate.
What I don't understand is my commenter level has gone down. To be honest (and this is detrimental to my freelance business), I spend a great part of my day commenting on hubs. My habits have not changed, so why has my level gone down a notch?
Has anyone else seen this with the new HP updates?
Can anyone provide information as to how commenter levels are gauged?
No. Perhaps I didn't phrase it properly or you simply misinterpreted my statement. I meant that if I didn't spend so much time commenting on hubs, I'd have more time to devote to building my freelance business.
I'm am the last person on HubPages that you need to feel is manipulating the system. I'm very honest and play by the rules. I don't bite the hand that feeds me, nor do I burn my friends and co-workers.
In any case, the commenter level number doesn't affect your ability to leave comments or affect whether they are approved or denied by the author, so it shouldn't interfere with your usual activity if the number drops a little.
I will take that as a back door apology, Colorfulone. I also find the forums hard to navigate when I want to ask a question. I'm not sure if this is a technical problem or what. I posed my question where I thought it might fit and benefit others.
I also find it hard to navigate on forums for asking something. What I feel surprised is, the commenter level going down. I did not know this can happen. It means, you have absconded for a longer period in replying to comments or commenting on other hubs. Even if you can read one hub daily and post a comment, your level will not go down, I hope.
Then it should be a serious problem requiring clarification from Hubpages administration. But, we don't have any such medium through which the admin can be contacted. Posting on hub forum or emailing them does not appear to be efficient mediums. They take their own leisurely attitudes to address your problems. It is a pity.
I know what you mean and this happened to me but before the new things. I don't even check my level anymore it is so unfair. I spent my life here practically and no credit for it but since that and its continuation I spend less time here and enjoying life much more so I guess I should thank them.
Jackie, I didn't notice it until I left a comment on a post Thursday. Wednesday I was a level VIII - and have been for a couple of years. Thursday, I'd lost a point. This happened once before about 6 months ago, then it went back up. Again - my commenting habits have not changed. So the big question is: how are our commenting levels gauged?
My commenter level is still an eight, but I tend to go on and on LOL. I really never notice my commenter level and had to look at another's hub to see what it is. I think you are doing all the right things, and not sure the new changes have any effect on one's commenter level. Commenting takes tons of time, and even interferes with publishing for me, being I want to be supportive of others'' work I follow, but with my working in the city all day during the week and don't arrive home until after 10 hours or more. Then there is always family events going on or my grands are up, as they are this weekend, so I have to steal a little bit of time here and there.
Maybe that's it, Faith. I need to be a bit more long in the tongue with my comments, although it's not always warranted. I try to support my HP friends, but also need to allow time for my business. Perhaps I've been leaving short replies without realizing it. Even still, I'd like to know how our commenter levels are measured and determined.
If your commenter level goes down I think it just means you have not been commenting as much lately as you did when you earned the higher number. You have to constantly comment to keep your level up. It is just a label; it really doesn't gain you anything, so unless you just have tons of time on your hands or want to keep your level number high for the fun of it, I wouldn't worry about it.
I agree. When I got very busy and wasn't able to comment as much, my commenter level slipped one level. When I commented more, it went back up. What bugs me is one week of fewer comments will drop your level, but months of increased commenting don't budge it up. It has taken me three years to get to a level VII because I can't spend all day reading and commenting.
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