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Random Hub of the Day

  1. jtyler profile image60
    jtylerposted 4 years ago

    I believe that it would be beneficial if there was a random hub of the day (or hour for that matter) under or above the hub of the day.  That might be a cool way to give some people attention.  Just have some sort of random algorithm select a hub, then have someone read it to make sure it isn't spam, then put it up.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So basically two hubs of the day? Sort of defeats the purpose to me.

      1. jtyler profile image60
        jtylerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think it could be in a different section, with the hub of the day emphasized, but still there.  It could be a random hub with a score over 70 an hour.

        1. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't agree with that. The hub of the day is not really about publicizing an author, it's as Melbel stated, it's supposed to show well written hubs that uses original photos or videos and are very useful and informative.

          As UW stated, it would defeat the purpose of have 'a' hub of the day.

  2. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    I don't know, I think the point of the Hub of the Day is to show users examples of well-written hubs in order to kind of push others to make higher quality hubs.

    Showing a random hub wouldn't have any purpose other than to promote something that might not be the best of quality.

    Also, it would be kind of hurtful to me if one person gets "Awesome Hub of the Day" (currently just called 'Hub of the Day') and I got the lesser "Crappy Hub of the Day."

    There are too many factors that mods have to look out for in order to post something as hub of the day, things that an auto-mod tool can't check for, legal use of images being the singlemost difficult factor even for human mods to consider when picking a top hub. (I can only imagine how difficult it is for mods to say "no" to some of the fantastic hubs out there just because of this reason.) These same requirements are likely ones that HubPages would use for "Random Hub of the Hour" or what have you.

    Also, just because something meets the requirements, doesn't mean it's something worth promoting. I've seen some absolutely FANTASTIC hubs that have a single mistake like pictures that weren't legally used... and, at the same time, I've seen absolute stinkers that meet all the rules. I can imagine it being a difficult process for mods to find something that even just qualifies for hub of the day.

    Furthermore, "random hub of the day" or "of the hour" would kind of devalue "hub of the day".

    That said, I think HubPages tries to give everyone a chance. For example, user XYZ might continually produce AMAZING hubs perfect for hub of the day every day. And user ABC might produce one kind of cool hub. HubPages would probably give user ABC a showcase as hub of the day so it's not all lopsided with XYZ hubs. Otherwise, all we'd see as hub of the day would be people from this list:
    http://hubpages.com/authors/best/ and that wouldn't be any fun!

    Keep working at it and you'll see one of your hubs as hub of the day. The best thing to do is just get immersed in the learning center and have fun with it.

    I hope this helps. smile

  3. jtyler profile image60
    jtylerposted 4 years ago

    I see what you're saying, but I think that it would still be a cool idea.  It would hurt anything, but it could help genuine writers gain traffic.  At the least, it would help a bad writer gain a little bit of traffic only, but at the most, it would help a great writer gain more traffic for a long time.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Uninvited Writer, melbel and relache--it would defeat the purpose and dilute the honor for the actual Hub of the Day winners.
      Hub Pages staff works very hard already to feature and reward those who produce great content, and even so, there are a lot of awesome hubs that don't get chosen, but if you consistently write well, you stand as good a chance as anyone to get your turn on the carousel.
      There are plenty of ways to read lots of great hubs--the "Hub-Hopper" tool is just one of them.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    If you want a random hub of the day, just go click through the hub hopper.

  5. Savva Pelou profile image73
    Savva Pelouposted 4 years ago

    Relache is right, random hubs can be seen by hopping.  The big problem with choosing a "random hub of the day" is that hubs that infringe copyright, are not well written and/or are too promotional may become one.  These hubs become the face of hubpages and although i do not work for hubpages, I would hate to see an entry that brings down the reputation of Hubpages.