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Interpret this, please?

  1. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    What would you say about a Hubber who

    has a modest number of hubs;

    has a rather high number of followers;

    is a Level 8 commenter;

    tries to post a link to their own Hub in a comment;

    has an AuthorScore of 1?  (Yep, that's a "One.")

    The comment is very good - other than the link that is in it.  I haven't read any of this person's Hubs, but a cursory glance did not reveal anything of obviously low quality.

    I'm guessing that the high number of followers is a result of the Hubber following a whole lot of people indiscriminately - and maybe that's the only reason for the score of 1.

    Are there other reasons for that score?

    Would you approve the comment containing the link?  I know that some Hubbers that I respect very highly simply do not approve any comments that include links.  What about you?

    1. Cogerson profile image87
      Cogersonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well if it is the hubber I think it is, that hubber has one hub, but is always adding to it.....so it is one long story that keeps getting longer and longer.  He does however generally leave some quality comments to other hubbers hubs.  I would personally leave the link....he has a ton of followers and they could work their way back to you.

  2. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't accept it.

  3. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, "Cags and Cog's"!  big_smile

    Actually, this one has a decent, although modest, number of Hubs.  Many more than just one.

    I tend to be inclined not to approve the comment, but other than the link (which I don't want to accept) it was very nice and encouraging.

    I'm wondering if this person posts a link in every comment on other Hubbers' Hubs and is therefore considered to be spammy?

  4. ThunderKeys profile image84
    ThunderKeysposted 5 years ago

    My Hubscore plummeted despite 2 strong New Hubs, increased traffic and social interaction (Hub-Hopping etc). Maybe this Hubber was accidentally awarded my Lost Hub-Points - lol

    1. Aficionada profile image93
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  Great theory, TK.... lol except that this other Hubber only has ONE point.  Total!

      But your theory does bring up an interesting idea.  Suppose there is a finite number of Hubber points floating around in the vast virtuality of HubPages, and they just get redistributed according to what each Hubber is or isn't doing?  J/K, lol  lol

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Is the hub being linked pertinent to your own?  Will reading it add to a readers experience or provide more information that you did not?

    If not I would not allow it.  If yes I might, depending on the comment and which side of the bed I got up on.

    1. Aficionada profile image93
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good questions, wilderness.  I haven't read the Hub yet, but the title leads me to believe that it is not even remotely related to my Hub.  I'll double-check, though, before deciding to deny the comment.

      Do you think that's why the score is so low?  The Hubs themselves didn't really look spammy (but that's at first glance and no more), and the profile looked compelling and attractive.  The score was a real puzzle to me!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I would have to go with your guess that the hubber has been following indiscriminately.  Or maybe s/he is leaving these comments everywhere and being denied - were I HP I might ding the hubberscore for leaving 50 denied comments...

        Or maybe they just had 100 hubs unpublished for continual TOS violations.  You just never know.

        1. Aficionada profile image93
          Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Good suggestions!  I hadn't thought about so many denied comments affecting the score, and that makes a lot of sense.

          I did read the linked Hub.  It was good and it was interesting, but it had absolutely no relation to the Hub of mine where the comment was left.  So I'm denying it.  Another one bites the dust....!

  6. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't accept a comment with a link like that..that is down right rude and somehow I hate this practice of indiscriminate following..
    In fact I have a couple of hubbers who follow me with absolutely no hubs to their credit.. I wonder why they are on a site like this for more than 8 months.. does this in any way affect your score I wonder .. smile