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This hub has a question or two for you
This hub has a question or two for you | Source

Giving Feedback

Published November 12, 2013 by Mary McShane

Providing feedback to fellow hubbers not only helps their self esteem, but is essential for each writer to learn and grow. It is also just a nice thing to do. Everyone likes to see comments on their hubs, but how many overlook (or skip over) the voting feedback bar?

I happened along a question asked in the Freeform Discussion forum which prompted me to write this hub.

janshares asked: "Do you find feedback given to rate your hubs helpful? Not comments, but the feedback readers check off to rate your hub. What feedback do you receive the most between "voted up or down", "useful," "funny," "awesome," beautiful," and "interesting?" Is it helpful to you?"

Feedback (Vote) Section

Example of the Feedback (Vote) Section
Example of the Feedback (Vote) Section | Source

Your Vote Counts!

She was referring to the Voting Feedback section which is sort of hidden between the ads and the comments. I included a screenshot on the right for clarification.

How many hubbers see none of these choices checked on some of their hubs?

Is it because the reader didn't think the hub was worthy? Is it possible readers don't even "see" that section there? Many readers choose to not use it and skip down to write a comment while it is fresh in their mind.

However, the voting section is ideal for the reader who can't put their thoughts into words to leave a comment. Clicking a choice gives the hubber valuable feedback just as would a comment. The voting is anonymous and the vote counts!

Check out the numbers from HP's FAQ page

Readers should vote for hubbers the way they vote for HP's FAQ section!
Readers should vote for hubbers the way they vote for HP's FAQ section! | Source

Why Does The Voting Section Matter?

Another similar forum question was: "What is the purpose of the voting section? Is it in reference to how the hub is written - as in accuracy of content, grammar, wording etc? Or is it in reference to whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the subject matter presented? Do thumbs up or thumbs down, checking off one of the other feedback choices really matter?"

You bet they do.

The voting section is not only if you agree or disagree with the topic. It also factors into how HubPages ranks a hubber and is partly used in consideration for contests, accolades and features, like Editor's Choice, classification of levels for commenters, etc.

Feedback

How many times have you read a hub and skipped over the feedback section so you could quickly write your comment and move on to your next read? Many of us do it.

If we have a large reading list, keeping up with visiting, reading and commenting can be daunting.

It is also possible that some readers don't even notice the voting section because it appears at the end of the hub, where often there is an advertisement or two above them, and a number of suggested hubs, like the example directly below this paragraph.

What HubPages FAQ Says

Do you have some really good hubs that just have gone nowhere, no matter how much you polished and tweaked them? Do they have little to no traffic or voting feedback? Do you ever wonder why your hub scores didn't increase?

No?

Maybe you should. Commenting in the forums and on other hubs gets your name out there and can drive internal traffic to your hubs, thus helping your hub score, Voting on other author's hubs also plays a factor in your own overall scores.

Here is a direct quote from HubPages:

What makes a HubScore change?

HubScores are based on a wide range of different factors, including the amount of traffic your Hub gets, your reputation in the community, reader response to your Hubs (e.g. voting them up or down, leaving comments, sharing Hubs in the Feed, and leaving Hubber feedback), and the uniqueness of your content.

With this being the case, getting more traffic to your Hubs over time will certainly improve your HubScore, but keep in mind that the quality of your traffic will also influence the metric (if a higher percentage of your traffic comes from reputable sources, you'll see a more positive effect on your HubScore).

Source: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubscore-hubber-score

Advertisements and Hub Suggestions Bury the Feedback Section

Example of advertisements and suggested hubs burying the voting feedback section on the way down to comments.
Example of advertisements and suggested hubs burying the voting feedback section on the way down to comments. | Source

Example of number of votes vs. the number of comments

 In an ideal world, the votes should be equal or almost equal to amount of comments
In an ideal world, the votes should be equal or almost equal to amount of comments | Source

Empowerment

Given what you just read about HubPages scoring system, this should motivate each and every one of us to continue clicking feedback, leaving comments, empowering and encouraging each other.

Hubbers providing links to their own hubs at the end of each hub is an acceptable promotion. But why not also help a fellow hubber, especially one who may not enjoy your level of success, by linking your hub to one of their hubs?

This helps both of you increase your traffic and your ranking. We can't achieve success on our own; we need help, feedback and encouragement from others.

Each of us have so much power in our hands at this very moment because we can help our fellow hubbers succeed with just a few clicks.

Checking Votes and Feedback

Some hub authors skip over the feedback section in their hubs, as it is not important to them. They put more stock in the written comments for both feedback, suggestions, and compliments.

Other authors of hubs live to see what readers will check off, especially if they wrote a hub that was humorous. If the vote choice "funny" has no number next to it, showing that it was not clicked, they might ask themselves: "Didn't you think my hub was funny?"

Imagine how it feels from the hubber's end of the computer screen.

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

From my reading, I am getting that not so long ago, there used to be a number next to the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down at the beginning of the bar telling hubbers how many votes they received on each thumb. Now, just the icon is there for readers to click, and the vote tally is known only to HP, not to the hubber.

I wonder how many readers know what it means to the hubber when they click the Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Hovering over the thumbs gives this valuable information that should influence the mind of every reader.

The message reads BEFORE you click the thumb:

"You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this article up or down."

The message reads AFTER you click the thumb:

"Thank you for ensuring top quality content on HubPages."

Now I ask you.....why would you not click a thumbs up and want to help your fellow hubber's work rank as top quality content. After all, isn't that the underlying message - to write top quality content?

While I wouldn't want to be discouraged by seeing a lot of thumbs down clicks (if anyone bothered to click at all), I do agree the actual number of clicks on the thumbs should not be public. Somewhere in the bowels of HP's files, there is a computer program that keeps track of the count and that's good enough for me.

Are You A Clicker?

Do You Click To Vote Thumbs Up/Down, Useful, Funny, Awesome, Beautiful or Interesting On Hubs?

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This shows text ads between end of hub and comments. If reader gets distracted by an ad, they may click on it and never even see the feedback bar.
This shows text ads between end of hub and comments. If reader gets distracted by an ad, they may click on it and never even see the feedback bar. | Source

Are Ads An Attraction Or A Distraction?

Because I wrote an insurance hub on the Affordable Care Act, there are a lot of ads on the hub (screenshot located to the right) geared to that subject. If one is signed up for several ad programs for income, some hubs may have more advertising than others. I used to fear the ads were a distraction that would take readers away before they would comment.

Some readers see the ads as a distraction, so they skip over the ads to get to the comments, missing the feedback bar.

Other readers might click an advertisement of some importance to them, taking them off your hub before they have clicked feedback or left a comment. If they do come back to your hub to leave a comment, that feedback bar is the last thing on their mind. Their objective is to leave a comment and their only concern is how they are going to phrase it.

We can't write a paragraph into each hub saying we would appreciate it if they clicked the feedback button of their choice, thereby soliciting it. That is why some hubbers are now using the "ratings" capsule.

The Ratings Capsule

5 stars for Rating My Hub

The red stars in the ratings capsule stand out in the hub, catches the eye and some say readers seem more likely to click it. Some hubbers think this keeps readers engaged by giving their public rating (opinion) and satisfies the hub author's need for feedback.

Ratings Capsule

There are some hubbers who have taken the non-voting matter into their own hands by using the "ratings" capsule and asking for a rating. This can be a double edged sword.

The ratings capsule was originally intended for recipes and review hubs. Some forum participants say it can be construed as soliciting votes and wonder if it is an acceptable use in HubPage's consideration of hubber statistics, as in the voting feedback section.

Mockup of sample idea
Mockup of sample idea | Source

The style of HubPages feedback system is unique, but maybe it could be showcased better, so that more readers use it. Perhaps making it more prominent (larger lettering, section off with borders to stand out etc) or strategically placing it directly in the comment box would help it not be overlooked so readers use it to give their rating (thumbs up/down, feedback choices).

Random hub showing votes
Random hub showing votes | Source

Do No Harm

Many readers are very conscientious about clicking to vote. In fact, they make a point of it while also mentioning it in their comments.

None of us will ever know the value that hub authors place on which voting icon we click because, as a society, we are not apt to complain when we didn't get a pat on the back. We address positive feedback/comments, and as a rule, we don't comment on things that will open a can of worms to possibly show we are not appreciative.

Isn't it nice that most of the voting choices are Positive and not Negative choices, so there is no way for someone to click, for example, "I Hated This Hub!" :)

In my chosen field - medicine - we were taught three words. Do. No. Harm.

The same should apply here on HubPages. If you don't have anything nice to say that will lift up the hub author, don't type anything at all.

I realize that the Thumbs Down can be very attractive to you if you didn't like the hub. Rather than contribute to the hub author's distress, and possible future decline in scoring, ranking, and reputation, just don't click anything.

Don't leave any comment at all because your dislike will shine through that comment like the early morning sun.

Every vote boosts not only the hubber's confidence but also their ranking.
Every vote boosts not only the hubber's confidence but also their ranking. | Source

Conclusion

Judging from the number of questions in the forums regarding "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Interesting, Funny, Awesome, Useful, and Beautiful," it seems that encouraging readers to vote would go a long way to not only make the hub author feel that the effort they put into their work was worthwhile (in addition to any comments), but will also help in ranking their hub for quality content.

Just as you would thank your host on the way out the door after a dinner party, remember to click your appreciation for the hubber in the voting bar.

You just might be giving a boost of confidence to a hubber who needs it.

© November, 2013 Mary McShane

Exit Poll

After reading this hub, will you be more inclined to click to vote on hubs you visit?

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© 2013 Mary McShane

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @RonElFran - Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub and it is nice to see another new face. :)

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    Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

    I never really thought much about the feedback section before. There have been many hubs where I was very impressed and said so in a comment, but it never crossed my mind to also click a feedback rating. I know better now! Thanks for highlighting this.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @The Examiner-1,

    I fully intend to follow the plan and give it the required time and attention. I have a cousin who is a genetic researcher. She works in a lab that got a grant from the MJFox Foundation to research more medications. I read all I can, via publications and medical societies I am a member of, and I have no doubt there will be a discovery or two in the next few years.

    Thank you, Kevin. :)

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Good for you Mary. I would continue taking the medicine as the doctor says. While in the meantime I would personally search for other ways of curing myself, so that when the doctor gave the okay I could be taken off of the meds. After being lowered of course.

    Kevin

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @The Examiner-1

    Who knows? In 2 years, there may be another medication. Surgery offered is not surgery accepted. I am not even considering it. Right now, medication is as far as I am willing to go to treat this disease. If I get stabilized, I can live a long time with it on medication, which is my goal. Thank you for your comments and views, Kevin. :)

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Mary,

    I would be hesitant about robotic surgery. Personally, I would not allow it on myself with all of the 'side effect' warnings I am hearing on TV.

    Kevin

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @The Examiner-1

    Kevin, I'm considering all my options. Right now, it is medication, for which I have to give it two years. After 2 years of trial, surgery will be offered if medications prove ineffective. Thank you Kevin.

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Mary,

    I know very little about it but I do know some, between M. J. Fox and reading up on it some. Sorry to hear about your disease. I hope that you can either cure it (some do) or at least improve.

    Kevin

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Glenn Stok I agree about moderation. :) Thank you for understanding...I wrote a hub on my newly acquired disease "My Parkinson's Disease" and listed a number of well known people who are dealing with Parkinson's too. Thanks for your comment and thoughts.

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    Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

    Mary -

    I suspect some Hubbers don't know they can moderate their comments. Many times I see spam or self-promotional comments in hubs. So it's obvious the author just isn't paying attention. And if a comment has a link to a low ranking site, it can hurt the ranking of that hub.

    The way I look at it, if a hub has no replies to comments from the author, I look to see how many followers the author has. If it's in the thousands, then I understand it's impossible to reply to so many comments. But they still should moderate them for safety.

    Don't worry about delaying approval. I know you'll always get around to it when you can. Actually, I didn't even notice. :)

    I can imagine what you are going through with the Parkinsons medications. Tinkering with dosages until the right amount is determined can be difficult. I read about Michael J. Fox so I know a little about it. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Glenn Stok - I was in Miami at a doctor's appointment most of the day yesterday, so I apologize for not publishing your comment for nearly 24 hours. A new medication for my Parkinson's is not getting regulated as quickly as I would like, so it makes my brain foggy and the overall "me" worth nothing when the dosages are tinkered with. Hence my earlier foggy brain comment.

    @ some of those hubbers don't moderate their comments: I wonder if not "expecting" feedback is the reason they have comments on self publish. Unless they have email notifications set up or hub authors read their own hubs, there's not much chance they would notice the published comments. I know HP notifies hub authors of new comments awaiting moderation, but do they notify of new comments already published? I always moderate, so I don't know the answer to that question. I never even looked to see if there is a setting for that.

    @ unmoderated hubs. One could call me discriminating, but if I see comments that are weeks to months old, with no author replies, I probably won't comment on those hubs either because of the same reason - chances are they don't read them. With no author replies, I don't "feel sorry" or "feel inclined?" so to speak, to leave a comment.

    This area will always be a gray area because humans being what they are, no sooner will a dilemma be solved, and they will find another way to put things back to the way they were (their comfort zone).

    Thank you for your comment (and for understanding foggy brain issues!).

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    Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

    Mary - You and I do similar things. I like to look around to find gems among old hubs people wrote that never got discovered. If I see the author really put an effort into it and wrote well, I'll give them a comment just to let them know their article was found and that it was understood.

    Unfortunately, I think some of those Hubbers don't watch the comments because after the five minutes are up for editing, I see my comment is posted already. Which means they are not moderating comments - which would have taken longer to appear.

    I understood your comment very well, it was not foggy at all. For that matter, I like how you think about your words making sense or not. Not everyone dos that, but they should. I do the same thing - reading back what I wrote, and many times realizing that it may be foggy and I need to reword a few things.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Glenn Stok, aw thanks for clicking the feedback :) I agree with you, and your ideas are good too.

    Since it is all about advertising on sites like this, I can see why that little feedback bar might not be of importance to HP, but it is to many writers on the site. Sometimes lack of feedback and/or comments can mean all the difference between continuing writing and publishing or giving up altogether.

    Sometimes when I visit a hub and there's been no comment on it or numbers next to the feedback words since the hub was written/published, and if the hub is old, for example several months to a year, it makes me want to click the feedback bar just to give the person some encouragement. Or I'll leave a comment so I'm sure they see that I was there.

    I often check the activity and see that there has been none recently or since publishing the hub and I sometimes wonder if they had received some feedback or comments, would they have taken up the pen and keyboard to keep on going? We have a lot of talent here on HP, and some people just need to know they have it.

    Sorry, it's a foggy brain day for me here, my words sometimes don't make sense to me after I type them, and I have to hope the reader gets the gist of what I'm trying to say.

    The feedback bar is a perk in addition to or in place of leaving comments, but when a commenter has nothing to add to the rest, the feedback bar is a good tool for them. Now if they can only find it!

    Now please go sell your ideas to HP so they get with the program. lol

    Thanks for taking time to comment and vote :)

    Mary

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    Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

    I always had the same concerns you talk about in this hub.

    I like your idea of placing the voting section inside the comment field. But this might also limit the feedback to only those who comment.

    My idea of a solution is to simply move the entire voting bar up so it is immediatly after the last capsule of the hub contents. Basically - after the last paragraph.

    I guess HP's reasoning is that they want the reader to see the ads after the last paragraph. But I think the ads will still stand out if they come immediately under the voting bar. They are large enough, whereas the voting bar gets lost when it is under the ads. I think this is why we don't get much feedback - because people don't see it.

    BTW, I am one who always clicks the appropriate feedback after I read hubs, as I did here, giving you a 'useful' and 'interesting' in addition to a 'thumbs up!' :)

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @ The Examiner-1

    I agree, the placement could be more prominent.

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Mary,

    No, I meant placing the 'Feedback (Vote) line' between the comments and the 'Comment box' where Hubbers write their comments. That is a spot where they would be more likely to see it while (or before) they write their comment.

    Kevin

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @ The Examiner-1, Hello Kevin, I noticed some hubbers reverse the order of their comments, showing the most recent at the top of the list. Is that what you meant? I chose to show the earliest comments first because I thought readers would be able to follow them easier. Thank you for your observation and agreement. :)

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    This was very intriguing. I agree with everything which you said. When I first began, I missed the 'Feedback' because I would hurry down to the 'Comment' box. I believe that the 'Feedback' would be easier to see if it was just above that box.

    Kevin

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @moonlake - Thank you for your kind comment, vote and sharing.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @FlourishAnyway - Thank you for your kind comment.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Premiersupplier -- Normally I delete SPAMMY comments like yours but I am publishing your comment on this hub for several reasons. First, because you are "following" over 175 people (some of names I know as friends) who I suspect will be your target audience for leaving more SPAM comments and I want them to know about you.

    So I copied your activity to make them aware of YOU now, rather than later. The names are at end of this reply, listed as Part 1 and Part 2, because the list is long.

    Secondly, I want to tell you that I reported your profile to HP for leaving SPAMMY comments on several of my hubs.

    I moderate all comments on my hubs so "people like you" don't see all your SPAM comments published all at one time on each hub and get your kicks. Auto approval would have allowed that to happen and I wouldn't know about you SPAMMING ME until I got up the next morning.

    So, since I do moderate all comments on my hubs, I denied yours on all the other hubs where you left SPAMMY comments. If you don't know what that means, it means I did not approve them.

    But this one I did approve for these reasons. To let you know that I did report you for SPAMMING me on my hubs and to let my readers know that I will not tolerate anyone singling me out to leave SPAM comments on not one, but five hubs.

    I also have had two personal attacks (not from you, but from other hubbers) on my hub about Bubblews which I have denied comment approval and I have reported them with the content to HP as well. So you are not my first rodeo, but after dealing with you in this reply, at least you will not be in the rodeo audience anymore.

    I don't know why you have singled me out. I am just another hubber here at HP who wants to publish stories and articles hoping others will enjoy reading.

    You certainly are not my target audience and we definitely have nothing in common except that you joined HP around the same time I did - now two months ago. As far as I can see, that is the only connection.

    I have no reason to visit your establishment (online or physical store) if it even exists, and I do not recognize your business from your advertisement. FYI - Getting traffic for your venture by leaving spam comments is truly a genius marketing choice on your part. That is not a compliment. I was being facetious.

    If I were to profile YOU, you are a person of low education or even slightly illiterate given that you can't even spell your own state of "Washington" as you have it listed on your profile as "Wasgtngton, USA."

    Continuing the profile, people who attempt to spam usually are of limited education, have multiple misspellings and grammar problems and share the age bracket from age 13 to 24. If their IQ is below 85, the age bracket can extend to 30 y/o. Age 13-24 are the development and growth years where you should be deciding how you will live your life - 1) as a perpetual cyberspace wanderer who gets empty kicks leaving comments for a business that probably doesn't exist or 2) to be a viable productive human being.

    I see you have chosen the path of least resistance involving little or no real physical work as a cyberspace wanderer, a path that has obviously stunted your growth where you will never be a viable productive human being.

    I will say you are either a girl or a boy with female affectations judging from the topics you chose to follow on HP. You have overweight issues, are the product of either a broken home or a parent who has remarried to someone you do not like (following Children and Divorce, and Being a Wife which might mean it was your father who remarried). Since you are following "Teenagers" and "Middle School" topics, I believe my target age of 13 to 24 for you is spot on.

    If you do not have the unique label as a "SPAMMER" before you started spamming my hubs, from this point onward you can enjoy being part of that despised group.

    Here is PART ONE of all the names you clicked to "FOLLOW" which I obtained from your activity on your profile. Readers: You may have another profile in mind after reading the topics this SPAMMER chose to follow. YOUR COMMENTS are welcomed and WILL BE approved. TY

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Cleaning.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Children and Divorce.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Canada.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Cats and Cat Breeds.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Blogs.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following DeborahNeyens

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following ktrapp

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Being a Wife.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following the topic Alternative and Natural Medicine.

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following Redberry Sky

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following Tracy Lynn Conway

    2 weeks agoPremiersupplier is now following shawna.wilson

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    Premiersupplier is now following Rusticliving

    9 days agoPremiersupplier is now following rmcleve

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    9 days agoPremiersupplier is now following Christine Wade

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    9 days agoPremiersupplier is now following Distant Mind

    9 days agoPremiersupplier is now following Nose-in-the-News

    9 days agoPremiersupplier is now following Blond Logic

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    Premiersupplier 3 years ago from 1020 49th Street, NE, Wasgtngton, USA

    Welcome to Premier Suppliers and Thank you for visiting the NEW Site! Premier Suppliers guarantees no other site can out match our great online prices.We are ready for Office supplies & Furniture, Medical Supplies, Technology Supplies.

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    moonlake 3 years ago from America

    I always vote,like billybuck unless I forget. I share, pin and tweet. I always try to leave a comment. I agree with what you have to say on this hub so I'm voting up and sharing.

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    FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

    Great information for newcomers. I enjoyed reading this. Voted up and more.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @sprickita - thank you for your comment and agreement :)

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    sprickita 3 years ago from Reno

    Good call on this hub ...like it as well as agree! ty 8-)

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Mahir Maric - thank you for your comment :)

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    Mahir 3 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Congrats for this hub

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @JayeWisdom - thank you and as you read, I agree lol I blatantly wrote in the comment box "Thank you for your voting feedback and comments" to see if anyone would notice and remember to click the voting bar. As of this writing, the voting bar has one word clicked - Useful. So even though the hub was to point out how we forget or overlook the voting bar, and the hub is getting positive comments, it is a good bet that many will continue to be overlook it. TY again.

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    Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

    Mary, this hub is an excellent reminder that we should, as readers, use the rating bar whenever we read a hub. I rate every hub I read and click on the appropriate feedback categories, even when I don't leave a comment, in order to recognize the writer's effort and effect. As a writer, I certainly appreciate the effort of readers who rate my hubs and leave feedback.

    It's my opinion that HP administration could make the rating/feedback bar more noticeable through better placement and prominence, as you suggested. Even adding a highly-visual border would be an improvement.

    Voted Up, Useful and Interesting

    Jaye

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @billybuc, tyvm for your comment. I'm still learning too and sharing along the way :)

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @ChitrangadaSharan - tyvm for your comment and vote :)

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @The Examiner-1 (Kevin) - tyvm for your comment. I don't know how to use HP's email system to tell you that I linked this hub to yours in my "Empowerment" paragraph. Your hub is full of great info and I'm honored to link to it. TY :)

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    My first comments were made w/o using feedback. When I did notice it, I still made comments not noticing it. I only used it when I made a mental note to stop there first and then make a comment. What I did not notice until I read your Hub was the thumbs up/down buttons. I will definitely remember them!

    Kevin

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    Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Very useful and informative hub for those who do not know this. I always vote up a hub along with commenting. But I have noticed even on my hubs, that most hubbers forget it, although it may not be intentional. Thanks for the Reminder to everyone!

    Voted up as useful and shared. Thanks!

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    Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I think I vote on every hub I read; if not I just forgot. This is a great tutorial for newcomers. Well done Mary!

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Kathleen Cochran, tyvm for your comment and sharing. :)

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    Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    I used to do this rating faithfully when I started on HP about 2 years ago. Even if I didn't comment on a hub, I'd click. I don't know if it's hard to find now, but I'm more likely to comment and share than to rate the hub. Thanks for the reminder. We are on HP to help each other. UP and Helpful and SHARING