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Could we see who gave a "thumbs up" in Hubtivity?

  1. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    Is it possible for Hubtivity to show who gave a hub a thumbs up.  This question came up in my hub "Why I Don't Always Comment, Even When I Loved Your Hub". 

    JamaGenee made the comment, and I agree 100%, that it would be very beneficial to hubbers to see this.  People don't always leave comments due to many reasons, but almost everyone said that they will give a "thumbs up" to a hub they liked.

    So, how about it?  Is there a way??  I think it would make us very happy!  big_smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I like it being anonymous. Too many hard feelings would be caused if you know who gave thumbs up or didn't.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are right, we don't need to know who. Might be nice to know how many ups or downs, but nah, maybe even that would be TMI.

  3. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    Maybe we could just see the "thumbs ups", not the downs?  I agree, (and I had not thought of it) I really would not like to see who is giving who a "thumbs down".

  4. goldentoad profile image58
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    I think there should be a visible rating system that appears after maybe ten people review, I see one in most websites, a rate this article type of thing

  5. Elena. profile image89
    Elena.posted 8 years ago

    Hmm. If that kind of information isn't anonymous/confidential, then I'm not sure that the ups or downs would be genuine.  Part of them would, but in general....  I don't care much one way or the other, but I can see how making the info public would be detrimental for genuine feedback.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image84
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely.  Just like joining fan clubs, it would become another feature spammers abuse to try to get attention to their own profiles/hubs.

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    C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago

    I'm with UW on this.

  7. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    It seems it is not as good of an idea as I thought.  Oh well, nothing ventured and all that...

  8. Teresa McGurk profile image62
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Look at Elena's new avatar: independent, yet witty.  Like it!

    1. goldentoad profile image58
      goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      its sassy!

      1. Elena. profile image89
        Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        sassy is as sassy does :-*  Gotta thank Teresa and her jeans hub for the sassiness!

      2. Teresa McGurk profile image62
        Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        That's the perfect word: sassy-ass.

    2. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The Weekend Special!  I like it!

      1. Elena. profile image89
        Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Glad you like it, Jama!  smile

  9. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Hub authors used to be able to see how many thumbs up and down a hub had earned and then the authors became so obsessed about it, they took those stats away.

    I doubt they will bring them back.

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ohhhh.....

  10. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    I agree, Teresa!

    relache,  I didn't know this, thanks for the info!  I can see how it would pose a problem.

  11. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I think it is best not to know thumbs up or down because we have too many statistics to keep track of at the moment.  If you are interested in who is visiting your hub, go to Google Analytics and this will give you an idea of the keywords, websites, and search engines referring people to your hub.  Analytics will also detail the bounce rate and the length of time people spent on a particular hub.

  12. Anna Marie Bowman profile image92
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    I don't need to know who, but I would like to know the number.  Say, when I click on a hub of mine, under the view stats sort of thing, 5 thumbs up and 4 thumbs down, that sort of thing.  I think it would give me a slightly better idea of how well my hubs are received.  I don't always have time to leave comments, but I will give a hub a thumbs up if I like it.  Sometimes I don't have anything useful to say, other than "Great Hub!!", so I just give it a thumbs up.

    1. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's exactly what they used to show, and then a *lot* of authors got really bent about it and, as I said, they took those stats away.

      Suffice to say, Paul Deeds has reported the hubs that get the most thumbs down are the Hubs full of pictures of actresses from India.

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I can't find the post where I said this, but I'm confident that I would have grouped all photo gallery hubs together and not singled out those from one country.

        As is often said, you can say anything you want with statistics.  In this particular case, it all depends on how you decide to slice the data.

        On a per view basis, hubs about books & writing actually get the most thumbs down, followed closely by politics, comedy, and religion.

        On a per hub basis, photo galleries, politics, and comedy are the worst.

        If you look at the ratio of thumbs up to down, photo galleries, video games, watches, and business & jobs are at the bottom of the pile.

    2. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lots of forums have + rep/- rep button..usually oenmust comment real quick on "why" it is a neg.. i think it is a good feature

      if we dont know the running tally we cant use it to possibly use to improve and edit our works..and as pointed out above, the more controversial topics like religion and politics will always have zealots that disagree and attack by using whatever means at their disposal

      if its not transparent it shouldnt even be bothered with and included.

      although i dont think it should be necessary to know who left the neg/pos thumb as that is possible via comment or fan mail for those who wish to be acknowledged and showing negs would lead to reciprocal negging

 
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