My hubscore is usually from 96 at its lowest to 100 at its best but today it has dropped down to 89 and then to 88 while I have been on the site! This is worrying, especially considering that I posted a new hub last night and thought my score would go up not down!
Hello there, I woke up this morning to find that my numbers had dropped at least 4 points overnight, and its the lowest I have been too. I cannot figure out what happened, and I also have brand new hubs, etc. Less than 24 hours of making 2 new hubs, and getting more views and comments. Scratching head here. Ocean
I really think they should get rid of the down button I mean if you don't like a Hub you just don't read it, as the down can be used against you, if visitors are on a spree or if someone does not like the writer, all kind of reasons.
If that is what's happened would that explain why lots of us have a considerable drop? But are there people coming on here and randomly or by other means of selection voting the hubs of hubbers down? It seems very unfair if that's the case because all your hard work and status here can be ruined by unknown enemies and not a lot you can do about it!
I totally agree Bard I heard the people from Squid like voting down, as I said it really is silly to be there, if you find offence in a hub you just have to report it or if it is a topic you don't like or it does not appeal in any way, you just don't bother reading. I really see no point of a down button but to use it against the hubber, who you said may have worked incredibly hard and does not deserve it.
agreed. last week my number dropped 6 points in 7 hours. only to slowly crawl back up and then last night, bam, another huge drop. perhaps a poll on the down button would be in order. granted, it's only a number, but then so were the numbers at the top of a piece of paper in high school and college. much effort is contributed, by many different personalities, for the benefit of hp. this seems to be a flaw in an otherwise well-planned site. if, in fact, we are encouraged to participate in forum discussions, there's really no need for a down button.
as some have suggested, it's number is meaningless. quite true. still, it's discouraging to read hubs using incorrect grammer, poor sentence structure, and titillating content, only to garner higher scores than well written, educational and informative hubs.
I don't think it's solely traffic flow.. as mine has been quite high over the week. Same as you guys on hub score 94 - 90. I was wondering if the fact that I have 3 incmplete & unpublished hubs (working on them) has anything to do with it. It is disheartening when you drop 4 points.
Mine down 6 ,then again maybe it shot to 100 for an hour and I missed it ,story of my life .. Im more concerned that my page veiws are so few ,yet it shows HP shows Im getting good traffic. Someones lyin to me ,or monitors are trickin me...
Would down voting have this effect? As a rabid opponent of zealots and homophobes on the religious forums I know without doubt that I have some dumb assed enemies there. If down voting has this effect, that could account for some lousy scores of late.
It's always seemed to me that when I write a new Hub the score goes down for a day or so. I've always assumed it's because a new Hub goes in at the bottom and has to work its way up. I don't have have incomplete Hubs as Pearldiver does, and I don't usually go into the religion forum (sometimes politics, but I don't think I say anything inflammatory there). On the other hand, I'm pretty free with my opinions so I could have offended someone (without really meaning to) anywhere.
This is kind of "conspiracy theory" thinking, but I wonder if there's any chance someone is just downing people with higher scores willy-nilly?
I am a conspiracy theorist and post some controversial material so it is possible I have offended someone. Famous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has had news stories whereby he has claimed that Google deliberately marked him down for ratings for his films. He also has an ongoing battle at Myspace where his posts redirect to the Myspace homepage. With Alex this gets him more support as proof of the conspiracy and how his enemies are attacking him for telling the truth.
Sometimes I wonder too Bard if our online sleuthing affect our score. That's pretty crappy if people that don't agree with us would do that but we don't all have ethics, you know? Even if I don't agree with someone I applaud their writing efforts if they are good!
Squid was a temporary and frequent visitor (pest) on the forums a few days ago. He was fooling around, and people were getting aggravated at the foolishness. Some were saying stuff to/about him. It didn't happen to be something I made any remarks about.
Ever since the first hub challenge, and now with the new one going on, my score is staying low (for me). It seems to struggle to even get to 94. Not to mention, I haven't had any comments on any of my hubs in weeks (not counting spammers).
Glad you wrote with the question Bard. My score too has decreased substantially along with not being able to access my fans/fan mail or link onto fb. Although not usually paranoid, someone did express extreme and libelous remarks for my having supported a fellow hubber emotionally/verbally. Didn't know how they were doing it but thought perhaps they didn't have much of a life and were busy going in and clicking thumbs down too.
A lot of what I've been writing about lately has been personal "weird" stuff to many - thought this could be it too as I lost some fans over it. Natch, can't check who to confirm since the "see all" button is unusable. I've contacted hp staff via email a number of times but no response...
The hub challenge does take time and energy away from the community and makes sense that folks busy writing, don't read. could be their hubs are being "plugged" outside hp though, which would result in decreased scores for the rest of us.
Oh - there's one thing for sure, and that is if someone says something controversial but true they're going pay one way or another. I'm not the conspiracy theory type, but unless there's something I don't know; imagine how easy it would be for one disgruntled person to go clicking away on the those down arrows.
Tracking the IP would be a good idea. Does HP even have enough staff to do that?
I'm relatively new, so my hubs have never been as high as any of the fine writers who have posted in this thread. Most of my veiws are from inside the hubpages, I haven't had much luck from outside sources.
God knows what algorithm they use to calculate a hubbers score - but it seems pretty fickle to me! Mine's all over the place. It's jumped up today for some reason and I'm sure it will go down again without any apparent differences to my hub traffic, numbers of comments, etc.
I can't imagine people rating you down Bard - your hubs are great and even when you differ with poeple you're very respectful.
Earnest, some people were saying that, but I don't think it was. Maybe I'm wrong. I have someone else in mind. (Does "Squid-whatever" and "Sponge-whatever" really sound like Usmanali?) (I realized that question may have come across sounding fresh or sarcastic, and it wasn't intended to. It was an earnest (not Earnest) question. )
I don't usually obsess with hub scores but after seeing this post and after watching mine drop steadily from 99 yesterday to 91 in less than 36 hours is kind of... I don't know - weird / disturbing? But then I haven't really written a hub this week (first time in 5 weeks I have no hub) and have been generally inactive in forums and hub commenting, so I figured I deserve the low hub score. hope it will go up again once I get a new hub out (whenever that is!).
Yeah, I woke up this am with an 8 pt drop over 24 hours. I was surprised to see 93 last evening since I have been running between 94-97 for weeks now. Then to wake to an 88 and now an 86? Must be some system wide change or glitch. Traffic for me has been very consistent and is even increasing over the past week so it's hard to understand.
bp, a few days ago there was someone who kept posting something like, "I'm Squidward Sponge" over and over again. Then (most likely the same person) started with "Spongeward Squid". (I'm giving him yet more attention than he claimed for himself the day or so he was doing this. ) Then - as usual - people started telling him off because he was being a pest.
I don't think people voting your hubs down can have such a drastic effect. I mean - if anyone was going to fall victim of that - who do you think it would be?
As I understand the scoring system - it is grading on a curve, so the more likely way you will drop score is if a bunch of people "outperform" you - the hubchallenge for example - I have seen my traffic jump by about 40% since doing it, and have pretty consistently been rated at 100 or so.
This was not intentional on my part - but there are only so many in each score level - you are currently rated at 88% by the hubpages scoring system - not an intentional diss I think.
I think it could be the 30/30 HubChallenge, in part - I normally write 1 Hub a day, so that does not put me ahead of the folks that are dramatically increasing production to 30 or (way) more in 30 days.
Patty, I have never seen your figure so low either! Well, that's it then those of us who haven't bothered with the hub challenge are losing out because of it, it would appear! I don't have time for stuff like that. I post a lot of hubs but that's because I want to. I never get anywhere in contests so can't be bothered with them!
At least now we know from Paul Deeds (See report a problem thread) that they rolled out something new over night and there was a "small glitch." He said things would retrun to normal. I'm still at 88 though.
mine has consistantly been stagnate at 88 or 85....despite everything I've tried. Now it's 90. Traffic is slow and comments are few. Usually traffic is high and comments too-evn with a 88. I am thinking everyone is just busy doing their challenge...
Mine has never been "stable", ever. For many months it was somewhere between 88 and 92 every time I looked. Now (since having been more active both on the Forums and in adding Hubs) for the past 3 months or so, it seems to bounce (usually) between 92 and (very rarely) 97.
But it goes down a LOT faster than it goes up. Sort of feels like climbing scary-carefully up an icy slope, falling on your tail and sliding down, then starting over again.
Used to obsess on it sometimes. Now it's more like a grain of sand in a sock.
I've hit my all-time low as well, although I've not been as active as before, the last 2 weeks or so. Still don't think its been that long to justify a drop from 92-96 range to 82 that I had earlier today. Funny thing is a few hours back it jumped to 90, but now I see that its back to 83.
It was depressing at first, but I think I'd better get used to it. Don't feel like writing sometimes and can't just let the Hubscore dictate my writing.
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