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When does a Hubber receive the accolade for helping out new Hubbers?

  1. Jeremy Gill profile image88
    Jeremy Gillposted 3 weeks ago

    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.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Heck, I don't know if I've got that accolade. Never occurred to me to look. They're just pixels big_smile

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I wasn't even aware that accolades were given for this, nor would I expect to get one.  You either want to help people out or you don't!

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        TT2 you have the two thumbs award too!  big_smile It's on your profile page.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thanks.  I never really noticed.

          Looked, didn't see it.  Where did you see it?

          1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
            Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            @TT2

            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.  sad  When it reappears (which it will do I'm sure smile ) it will be after the symbol for the number of questions you have answered.

            1. Jeremy Gill profile image88
              Jeremy Gillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. theraggededge profile image96
                theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                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.

                1. Jeremy Gill profile image88
                  Jeremy Gillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                  I agree, accolades aren't particularly important compared to views and satisfaction, though I imagine they help encourage newer writers.

            2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              That is really weird!  I never looked so wasn't aware...and now I "won't look" again lol!  Just curious is all.  Thanks.

  2. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 weeks ago

    As far as I know the accolade for Most Helpful Hubber no longer happens. It was part of the annual Hubber awards and the winners were chosen by fellow Hubbers. 

    It was an honor not an entitlement. cool

  3. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago

    I looked, and I do have it. Yay.

  4. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 weeks ago

    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."

    The second is a rare beast, the "Most Helpful Hubber" and is one of the annual Hubbie Awards. You can read about the 2016 awards here. https://blog.hubpages.com/2016/08/22/vo … ie-awards/

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Aw, if I had a balloon, you just pricked it big_smile big_smile big_smile

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        The two thumbs one is also an honor - YAY  smile - (just not such a big one).

      2. Christy Kirwan profile image
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        Christy Kirwanposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        HP Staff definitely notices and really appreciates all the help you offer to new users, theraggededge. smile

        1. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          smile Thank you, Christy.

  5. Jesse Drzal profile image87
    Jesse Drzalposted 3 weeks ago

    Lol Bev

  6. pen promulgates profile image79
    pen promulgatesposted 3 weeks ago

    Jeremy, you offer excellent advice and improvement tips to the we Hubbers.
    You have an accolade from me smile

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      And one from me...

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image88
        Jeremy Gillposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        I appreciate that! Participating in the community is its own reward, and I suppose it can attract new followers. Thus, even without accolades, it's beneficial for all parties.

  7. pen promulgates profile image79
    pen promulgatesposted 3 weeks ago

    Jeremy, you offer excellent advice and improvement tips to the new Hubbers.
    You have an accolade from me  smile

  8. Will Apse profile image87
    Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago

    They took away my 'craving attention' award. And my 'easily pleased by gold stars' award, too. Then they abolished the entire 'posting while drunk' category, which was a setback.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I love that category. I try to stay away from HubPages when in that condition and head off for some ranty newspaper comments section big_smile

      1. Will Apse profile image87
        Will Apseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Give them hell. No one is innocent.

 
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