I've read the definition for the Popular Accolade 10-20 times. It doesn't make sense. My feedback to other people's hubs doesn't say anything about my popularity. On the contrary, their comments on my hubs is indicative. It seems to me the only way to make sense out of it is to move "their", thus:
"popular among readers, as measured by their feedback to Hubs"
"popular among readers, as measured by feedback to their Hubs."
It should be read like: "...as measured by the readers' feedback to your hubs." So "their" refers to the readers, which immediately precede that word. I don't see any cause for confusion.
I don't think you realize it, but you are agreeing with me that the present word order is wrong. Your edited wording would be very clear.
No, the way its worded isn't wrong, it's just a little bit ambiguous.
Read it as "as measured by (readers) feedback to Hubs".
Since the Original Poster is correct, this thread could suitably be moved to the Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature forum.
Correct or not, I figured out what my (aka original poster) problem was. I was reading it as if it were addressed to the author. Not so. The Accoloade is addressed to people other than the author or readers who have given feedback. In that case, "their" is the 3rd person pronoun often used for indefinite referents, whether singular or plural. Thanks for your interaction. I'll get out of your hair now.
Oh, I see, it's already been move to the other section.
by Justin Choo5 years ago
I think I've lost one accolade. Does Admin remove the accolade if you are no longer actively engaged in that category?
by Sunil Kumar Kunnoth3 years ago
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...
by Sherry Hewins4 months ago
I know that there is no "average" amount of time, but I am just curious. I see plenty of old-timers here who have that accolade. I have been here over 4 years, and I am about a third of the way there.
by Christy Kirwan4 weeks ago
The purpose of this Forum is to ask for feedback and help on specific Hubs. You are allowed to post links to your own Hubs in this Forum for the purpose of seeking tips and critiques from other experienced Hubbers.All...
by Catherine Giordano2 years ago
My "Inside the Beehive" hub just got the "Editor's Choice" award. After reading the posts about Editor's Choice, I feel like it is like getting the key to the city. It is a great honor,...
by Susannah Birch6 years ago
If you could create an accolade - either unique to your profile or for a certain strange achievement... what would it be?My profile:Over OpinionatedI replace my brains with coffeeGeneral HP:Spammer - posts lots of...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.