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Hubber score is so hard to ignore

Understanding how they obtain the score


Today I started at one hundred

For reasons unknown to me

97 is now what I see


My reads went higher than they have ever gone

Jumping for joy I sing my Hubber song


Two hubs marked with double red flags

Three others are climbing but my score sags


Could it be the hub I wrote today

On the SlutWalk in Toronto yesterday

I thought from the title it might hurt my score

Just wanted to see if one hub would soar


In the forums there are many questions

Sometimes people are given suggestions


Components that make up your score

Depends on traffic and much more


Contributing to the community

Is all part of calculating the unity


Voting they say is a big part that covers

All the numbers that they use to discover


How high your hub score will be today

Always fluctuating it will swing and sway


Scores are penalized if you copy

Make your hubs neat not sloppy


Always remember original content is best

Hope this helps on what I’ve expressed

© 2011 Susan Zutautas

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

vocalcoach, I know what you mean, I really have to stop looking at that number. Glad you liked the poem :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tsmog, Hope you enjoy the SlutWalk :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I want to forget about it too, but it's right there staring at me all the time :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Fiddleman, It is fun to watch the score rise :) Thanks and glad you liked the poem.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl, And now after 4 hours down to 98.:)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jackie, On days that my score drops I actually feel bad. I really have to stop worrying about it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Victoria, A mystery that maybe someone, someday will figure out :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Melovy, They sure are. Thanks.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, It's an oldie :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I try to ignore my score - it was giving me ulcers :-)

Love this poem Susan! Voted up!


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Awesome, creative, logical, and fun, fun, fun, to read! Thanks Just Ask Susan for bringing a touch of clarity causing a smile for sure.

If I may take a moment to share, I use to concern of that score. Now, I play with it thinking only of mystical and magical thoughts. Now I am '88, but was '90' Went from a dream with a numerology '9' to 8 + 8 = 16 and then 1+6 = 7 or just about perfect. Both being masculine numbers I wonder of the hint, but 7 says time to rest. Odd, tomorrow is my day off - smile.

My hope is someone will run with it and create a hub, as Time is my Nemesis and Off I go to read SlutWalk , , ,


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

SWEET!

I've about decided to forget about that number that we all know is impossible to ignore!

I wanna bust down the amazon.com store door, and scream at my readers: BUY SOME MORE!

I'm trying to focus on different numbers, ones that pad pockets, and help me achieve deep slumbers.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

I see the scores, sometime up and sometimes down but the fun is always teh same. Thanks for a great hub.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ah a subject tackled that no one is really able to answer... yet right now.. you are once again back at a 100... this poem might have done the trick! :)


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

97 is my high, as far as I know, and really I wish they would do away with it, it is maddening and everyone wants to tell us how you score big when we all who have been here awhile know nothing can be explained here. It seems lately people are seeing hard work drops your score, now how does that encourage us?

Great write to lighten it up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love this! Voted up among others. Such a fun poem...and so true!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

This was a fun hub. (I wasn’t expecting a poem!) Hub scores are indeed a mystery.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I remember this one!! And slutwalk! Hahaha!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jeannie, It was a fun one to do. Thanks :)


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Yeah, what is up with the score? Whenever I hit 100, I know I will fall to 97 the next day. It makes no sense! Fun hub and voted up!


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Marie-Grace 4 years ago from Travelling, Always

Good point- I've only been here a day and I'm already mystified by the numbers they assign to everything. Maybe the mods vote on it?


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi leroy, I can understand why you'd be puzzled at that time. Glad to make you smile :)


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

I remember reading this poem just after I signed up for Hubpages. I was puzzled then. Now I get it; and, it makes me smile.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tlpoague, Thanks for coming back to re-visit this poem and leaving a comment this time :)


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I don't know how it is that I missed commenting on this hub. I remember reading it and enjoying the cute poem. I was happy to celebrate 100 for a week, only to see it drop to 93 not to long after. I came to a point where it didn't matter. With a little hard work and some time, I knew I could do it again. Thanks for sharing this entertaining poem!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thomas, Thought you may like this one :) Thanks


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Susan...

You have captured my confusion which has become a protrusion...on my brain. Another fine example of why I poetry...do not do.

I wish I had seen this prior to completion of Mrs. Leonard! I am still figuring out a way to best link to it...this is priceless!

Voted all the Ups.

Thomas


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

ktrapp, Thank you so much.


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

Not only was the a unique way of answering all those questions about hubber scores, but you did provide a lot of information in there. Very nice. Voting up.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jama and Sunshine, I wrote this poem as I was reading so many questions in the forums as to how to improve my hubscore, what is a hubscore etc. etc. This was a fun Poem to write and hopefully of some use to understanding how the scoring works as I perceive it.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wayne, Nice to see you and thanks for your comments.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Funny hub!!! I never pay attention to anyone's hubscore ... I'm not a fan of numbers. I get along a lot better with words :))


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Husky, ahorseback and dahoglund, Thanks for reading and for your comments.

manthy, Thanks and I will have to come by to read yours.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tsmog, For the most part it is a mystery :)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

After years of watching my hubber score go down when I think it should be up and up when by all logic it should be down, I've decided the server at HP has developed into a bipolar artificial intelligence. Predictably so too. My score will be in the toilet by Sunday afternoon but back to 99 or 100 about, oh, ten minutes after the next HP weekly newsletter goes out. ;D


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hunbbel, Thank you, glad that you liked it.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ken, Those days that I don't see any blue or red I feel I must go back to bed :) Thanks for reading and for your comments.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Yes...it makes the whole situation crystal-clear that everyone is in the same quandry with regard to the whys and why nots of scoring! LOL! WB


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Cool, I wrote one similar about a month ago but yours is better


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

As far as I can tell, mine changes in relation to the comments I make.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Congratulations by the way , belatedly , for the great score and sharing with us all!......:-}


Husky1970 5 years ago

Interesting comments on hubpages big mystery.


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Thanks for the smile. I always get confused on hub score and hubber score at times. Does one affect the other or are they independent. But, your poem, does reflect my emotions when coming to see, just what has happened. Oh, the mystery.


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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Very cute arrangement of words. Thanks for sharing


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

How did I miss this one, so true and funny about the Hub score, how it moves up and down at a whim. I have seen my account with 7 blues pointing down and I'm still batting at 100 then I see them with 7 reds the next day and I'm down to 97 so ya gotta roll with the arrows, the good, bad and the Ugly..and my favorite color has always been Blue but these arrows should all be RED....lol


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Enzor, Thanks this was fun to write.


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Enzor506 5 years ago from Tennessee

I enjoyed reading this post-- thanks for sharing! I look forward to following you.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sun-Girl, Thank you so much.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Awesome hub, thanks for sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

aslanlight thanks so much glad you liked it.


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aslanlight 5 years ago from England

Lol A very unique way to explain the inner workings of hubpages!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks so much chatkath, Genna katrinasui and Jlbowden.


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

Hi Susan:

As I read your beautiful poem today, your hubscore said you were at a 98. And I can see why it jumped up one notch...because of such a well-written poem. A poem that is useful to all of us here on hubpages. Thanks for sharing this great info.

Jlbowden


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katrinasui 5 years ago

Very well written poem. Susan you are great:)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Well, now I understand a little more about how scores actually work. Kudos...nicely done. :)


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

I really try not to pay attention to scores but when it drops, I wonder why? It really would be nice to know a few absolutes here, I think we all get the general idea like you covered in your hub Susan but you also make a good point as well, it is too much of a mystery sometimes...

Thank you!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH Glad you did and thanks.

Kim Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for coming by to read.


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Enjoyed the read! Too funny how many hubs there about this subject. My views for "Are you smarter than a Rick Springfield fan jumped a hundred views and my score still stunk! I wrote a hub titled "You need revision" About e- mail I got from hub pages.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thanks from a newbie:). I did learn something and how fun that you made poetry from it! Smart!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

always exploring I agree and thanks so much!

Cardisa Thanks we just never know what the score will be.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Susan you are psychic, the exact same thing is happening to me now. Yesterday I was a proud 88 and today I am a low 82. I have 3 hubs with double red flags and a couple single.

What's up with that?

I love how you made a poem out of it. Great job!

Cardisa


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with Will. The score is not important. Some of the best writers have lower scores. Your poetry was fun to read. Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

revmjm 4000 that is wonderful! Thanks so much.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

You know what? My score did the same thing last week when my article was on the front page. Not only did my hub score go down at first, and even though I had 4,000 hits for that one article, it made very little. I hope yours will do much better this week. However, my hub score did go back up and fluctuated for the rest of the week. There is no rhyme or reason to these scores. (no pun intended) I've stopped scratching my head and am trying to move on.

I see you copyrighted your poem or is it a rap?


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

TO Everything is possible..."Reach For The Stars"


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

nightbear thanks and I am glad that you did.

Sue I know that you read it

From what I can see

You left a comment

For Me to Read


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Toronto Realtor 5 years ago from Toronto

Poem on Hubscare?! Everything is possible for Hubbers!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

A nice little ditty

About your awesome hub score

I especially liked

The link I could not ignore....

TO THE SLUTWALK!!!


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nightbear 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

I enjoyed it and learned a thing or two. Well done!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Bill I just see so many questions about hubber score on the forums I though I would try and write something in a different way to explain how they may come up with the score.

dahoglund It sure is you just never know when you log in what it will be.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It is a daily surprise.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Funny stuff and yet so true. I have no idea how they arrive at Hub scores and frankly, I don't care, since I don't use it to determine who I read.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

DIY Glad you like it :)

bluestar I have not heard that in along time "up and down faster than a brides nightie" :) thanks so much!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

I am so pleased to hear that the scores on the doors are too hard to understand too. lol I have given up counting the score, because they are up and down faster than a brides nightie lol


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

Cute, love this! And very true!

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