Don't get me wrong, I review Hubs and offer suggestions because I enjoy participating in the community, not for gaining some small badge on my profile. However, I am curious at what point the accolade for helping new Hubbers arrives. I'm not keeping count, but I'd guess I've reviewed somewhere around 30 Hubs over a few months, and I'd like to imagine my suggestions are useful.
I also wonder how HubPages keeps track of who is aiding new Hubbers; any insights are welcome.
The two thumbs symbol appears and disappears depending how active you have been in the period measured (previous 24 hours? 7 days? I'm not sure). When I made my original comment you had the symbol, but now it's vanished. When it reappears (which it will do I'm sure ) it will be after the symbol for the number of questions you have answered.
This enters a discussion many Hubbers are torn on--temporary accolades. It does reduce inclination to strive towards them knowing they'll eventually be removed unless you continuously maintain the work.
Accolades are only accolades, but it can be upsetting to have something earned taken away.
To be honest, Jeremy, few experienced hubbers care about stuff like that. It's so unimportant in the grand scheme of things. I only looked at mine yesterday because you mentioned it. I guess I hadn't looked at them in ... well, years. If someone is here to earn accolades then good luck to them. Most are here to write and earn.
Just to clarify - there are two different accolades.
The first has a symbol of two thumbs. Many Hubbers have this one including raggededge and myself. You achieve this by "contributing to the community by helping new users in the forums, voting and/ or flagging inappropriate content for our moderators."
A new accolade was recently introduced regarding the number of featuring of hubs. It is a wonderful concept and everyone appreciated. Now I would like request the HP people for introducing a new kind...