That's my question too - is it better to be number 1 or number 10 on this scale? And what is the maximum/best you can get?
I probably shouldn't care because I am sure that this accolade has no impact on anything, but those behavioral psychologists at Hubpages seem to have come up with another carrot to entice us to do their bidding.
I am in the same boat it seems, so you are not alone. Guess we should start hitting hundreds of hub saying..."good hub" or we suffer the consequences. lol (Not!) Like Ray has said, it really is no big deal. Kinda like the HubKarma thingy.
An empty comment or like or vote is an insult I think, but it's the way things are going. I landed on Huffington Post the other day and was shocked.. shocked I tell you... by the way they have gone for interaction.
Forget the journalism, the whole site - well I checked a couple of page - consisted of crappy article - followed by hundreds of comments.
Some of the commenters had medals for commenting!
It's madness, but I guess it makes Huffington a nice Google friendly interactive site.
I'm off now to get my other ID's doing a bit of commenting on my poorest hubs.
"Great Commenter: leaves engaging and insightful comments on others' Hubs, as well as responding to others' comments on their own Hubs. Hubbers can achieve a level of I to VIII (in Roman Numerals) depending on the amount they contribute."
How can the filter used to "rank" a person's comment for an enlightened or engaging comment tell the difference in a comment for the rank or if it is a real enlightened/engaging comment? Guess it is about the number of comments instead of the quality of comments.
Oops! I miss read mine that said I had a Vll and I thought it meant I was doing a crappy job commenting. With graduation going on this upcoming weekend, my attendance on HP is slacking. I was happy to see my profile hit 100, if only for a few hours. Those are some great questions Michael. I was wondering the same.
I like this idea. It sure beats that facebook recommendations spot at the end of the right-hand column on a Hub. I could care less about those recommendations...I see them when I log on to fb and see my "friends" activity. Why duplicate what I already see on fb?
If HP wants to promote social networking via "Twitter, FB et al", then reward Hubbers for their efforts to promote their own HP writings, and the writings of others Hubbers, on social networks.
Before I joined fb, that fb recommendations spot on an HP Hub featured popular Hubs (determined by numbers of views or fb "likes"), Hubs that I wouldn't have seen in any other way. But now that I have an fb account, this HP spot only regurgitates what I've already seen in my fb newsfeed.