I, for one, and mystified by how they choose which hubbers to put in this section. The ones on my page seem to have little in common with me. Not that they are bad, I just don't see why HubPages thinks readers who like me would necessarily be more likely to like their hubs than anyone else. The ones I've looked at on other people's pages don't seem very similar to them either.
Well, it just says "might"...
What if they changed it to "might not like, at all"
I guess I might like any random hubber out there. So I guess it's possible I might like those hubbers. I think I have more in common with you that I do with any that have been chosen for me.
I think they might be based on how many common followers you have with them... But this is just a guess.
I actually have the same problem with Twitter. Not only have I never went "Oh, this person seems interesting!" but more often than not I'm a little offended at what they offer me...
Still, it might be free advertising for me if I end up on someone else's page and a person viewing that sees me and follows me. Anything that offers me more readers is welcome, even if it is a roll of the dice on how they're chosen.
Surely it could not be be the 1 mutual follower?
Or maybe you write on one mutual topic.
I'm waiting for the screaming to start when polar opposites start to get paired up.
People writing on a topic that generates strong emotions (think politics, religion), but from the opposite sides of the barricade, so that, for example, an atheist, evangelical Christian and fundamentalist Muslim find themselves featured on each others' profiles.
Someone writing about cancer from the establishment medical/scientific viewpoint gets paired up with a snake oil salesman offering a wondrous cure for cancer and every other disease.
An author who is punctilious about grammar and style and writes for the educated layman becomes associated with someone writing low-level populist content targeting the unwashed masses, or with someone who has minimal command of English.
These unwelcome associations will cause angst not only to the writers, but also to their readers.
You can blacklist up to 3 writers in that section if they really bother you.
If allowed at all, I think blacklisting should be unlimited.
I think a disclaimer will be the first sentence needed on each profile, to state the author has no control over what is featured in certain sections.
Perhaps an idea to consider would be to allow the user the option to not take part in the system at all. If they're uncomfortable with other (random) names appearing on their main page, then they could have the option to remove the feature entirely, whilst also removing their name from proverbial sorting hat.
by Kim Kennedy 5 years ago
It would be useful to be able to sort our hubs into categories on the profile page. This would make it easier for readers to see what else is available in subjects that interest them, and also remind writers to work on a niche. I think the option was available on the old profile page - was it...
by Scribenet 6 years ago
There has been various complaints about this feature, but I have discovered it is a great way to discover other Hubbers I would not have found. If you follow these Hubbers, new Hubbers are selected to be viewed, so it is just as much for your own personal use as for visitors to your Hubs.
by Lori Colbo 4 weeks ago
I just came on my profile page and the new design is terrible. There's a lot of empty space and the articles are not on it, you have to click articles. The profile page is boring and lacks relevant information. I don't care about accolades because they are meaningless. This is a disservice to the...
by Novascotiamiss 5 years ago
I can find an existing hub on my account page but when I try to feature it on my profile page I can't find it on the menu (as if it doesn't exist)
by Mary Craig 6 years ago
Do you like the suggested hubbers feature on the new Profile page?I think it is a great idea but think it would be nice if we could pick the suggested hubbers. I know it is a great feature and can introduce us to hubbers we don't know so I was wondering what others think.
by Jean Bakula 4 years ago
I usually change these every now and then. I have 6 featured hubs on my profile. Today when I changed them, it only allowed me to feature 3. I saved them, and saw them, then they disappeared. I played around and got it to let me feature 4 hubs. This time when I saved and went back to my profile...
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