That is strange, Sheila. As of 4:11 pm EST, no HOTD posted. That's a first since I've been here. Regarding OP, sallybea, I'm still a little confused by the criteria for HOTD. I have a feeling since I opted out, I won't get my ECs back, and therefore, never will be considered for HOTD. No sweat, just a curious observation. My only HOTD was awarded before ECs. I doubt that the EC banner will be retroactive which is essentially what you're asking. But it would be nice to have a HOTD banner or icon to help you keep up with so many.
Jan. As I recall it, you will definitely be considered for HOTD as I don't think you can opt out of Editors Choice any longer. I think that also entitles you to the monthly draw if you have any HOTD's.
Apologies for the confusion. I forgot to select a Hub for today, so none is displayed. Things should be back to normal by tomorrow. I've just been very busy with the new sites and accidentally let this slip.
All Hubs of the Day must be Editor's Choice Hubs, but it's always possible for the EC status to be removed if the Hub is re-reviewed or edited.
Hi Christy So a HOTD could also have it's EC status removed retrospectively! That does seem a bit harsh. I think it more likely that the one I am referring to was probably never given a HOTD and that it dates back to when it was not essential for a hub to become an EC before it became a HOTD,
Sally, it is the other way around. Hubs cannot become Hub of the Day unless they have previously been selected as Editor's Choice. It would be good if the HOTD accolade show up next to the hub in our Accounts.
Jodah I had not realised that. For some reason, I noticed today that my current top Hub had no Editors Choice hub tag next to it in my stats and I thought how strange that was because I knew it had been a hub of the day. There probably are a few more but I don't recall which ones I have got hub of the day for. Does that mean they replace the Editors Choice Tag in our stats and put the Hub of the Day award only on the Hub. That does seem a bit odd,
That is correct, Jodah. Sally, a while back HP said that a hub cannot be Hub of the Day without first being chosen as an Editor's Choice hub. Now, your Hub of the Day hub may have been a HOTD back before they made that new rule?
Yes, I do remember that being the case but, all the same, one would think that if a Hub were good enough to be a Hub of the Day, then it should be made an Editors Choice as well, just my way of thinking. Not sure when I wrote that hub as I can only see when it was last updated, guess I would have to go into edit mode to check out the copyright date. I think staff have got more than this on their minds at the moment:)
Sally, you can go under your account on the statistics page where all your hubs are listed and look all the way to the far right and it give the date originally published. Hubs will not be chosen HOTD nowadays unless it has already been chosen as Editor's Choice. So, to me, that tells me your HOTD may have been chosen HOTD before the new rule about it first being Editor's Choice. They probably will not go back and make it an Editor's Choice too if that is the case. I thought a HOTD hub did have the accolade on the individual hub, but if not, HP should make amends on that for sure! Another thing, unrelated to this, I have always wondered why the number does not show up on those who have won a Hubbie Award more than once, why it doesn't have the amount of times one has won one.
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