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  1. lou2212 profile image68
    lou2212posted 5 years ago

    recently hubpages has added a new accolade > the rising star, well i had a look at there page on it and its only obtainable if your within your first 60 days on hubpages. This brings us to is it fair?
    Some new members like my self sign up to hubpages but get a bit stuck on how to start and sme go over their first 60 days before they publish a hub, does anyone think that HP should make something similar for the longer term members on here?
    I get the reason why they have done it, to give people inspiration to write but its not always easy to find info on accolades and programes when your new and still learning how the site works. Im not discouraging them for making new ones i just think maybe they should make some of a bigger audiance.

    1. WryLilt profile image92
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry, but does it really matter?

      Accolades are just pretty pictures that appear at random times, for random things. They don't actually do anything.

      1. lou2212 profile image68
        lou2212posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        in a way it does matta and your negativity has obviously not seen the point im making, what im saying is its nice to have few more challenges and goals to work towards, it inspires people to better their work and achieve more. its not about pretty pictures its about what they repiisent, the fact that if you put in the hard work you can get something in return aka the inspiration. Im not saying that everyonehas to work toward just gaining them because some people dont care about it, they just want there voices to be heard but its nice to have something to work towards for people who like challenges. If people have a passion, then why not influence it with a bit of fun. I created this forum topic to get like-minded people together to discus this side of it, im not saying i dont apprieciate this comment you have put because i do. Im just trying to make things a little more interesting, thats the reason i wrote this.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Take a deep breath you are so angry you are making typos.  Some people do like to see the accolades as it is a goal to work for and for some makes them feel better about their writing and participation.  There are always going to be disagreements to questions posted here, but that's ok, we are all entitled to our opinions.

          1. lou2212 profile image68
            lou2212posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            i agree, we are all entitled to our opinion n i was just angry at the way that chap commented, i ment for people to have a discussion about accolades and not to just come out with a cheep comment like that, i dont meen to make typos lol ive currently hurt my hand so its hard to type and well you can see what its like. thank you for your comment . smile

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's just a bunch of pixels.  I don't care if I am not illegible for that particular one.

  2. WriteAngled profile image83
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    You made a general comment about accolades, so you will find people will weigh in from all sides and express vastly different opinions.

    Like WryLilt, I find them totally meaningless and choose not to display them on my profile.

  3. lou2212 profile image68
    lou2212posted 5 years ago

    well i thought lets get some insight, well lets not bother, negativity aint good for the soul.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You asked for people's opinions.  Indifference is a valid opinion, not "negativity".

      Of course HP wants you to make piles of hubs right from the start.  So that is what they try to encourage.

  4. imatellmuva profile image79
    imatellmuvaposted 5 years ago

    I understand your point lou2212, but the reality is unless the accolades are changed, well some of them anyway, it may not necessarily propel you to do more or better simply because of the accolade.

    For example, there are several accolade measures for views, but once you reach 10, 000, the next one isn't until 100,000. So, while you know that you have exceeded 10, 000, no one else will, unless you share it. BUT, when you share that you have exceeded 10,000, that little button remains the same.

    You are creating a topic in a forum, so you are bound to get a plethora of comments and opinions unlike your own. One thing I learned long ago...you've got to roll with the punches....I don't sense that WryLit was throwing a punch though.

  5. Horatio Plot profile image82
    Horatio Plotposted 5 years ago

    Hi Lou. You say you, "created this forum topic to get like-minded people together". Ah ha! Well that ain't the way it works round these parts, kid. WryLilt was only offering a different point of view, that's all. Don't take it personally. Just back away and take a deep breath as Sarra says.
    For what it's worth I kind of agree as the accolade it's replacing wasn't restricted to 60 days, so it was a little bit more flexible, although it did go to newer writers I believe. I guess they are trying to aim it specifically at new Hubbers to encourage them.
    Anyway, you can still grab a Hub of the Day, so all is not lost.
    And remember;
    "Ooh it takes every kinda people
    To make what life's about, yeah,
    Every kinda people
    To make the world go 'round."

  6. mpropp profile image85
    mproppposted 5 years ago

    I see your point with the "Rising Star" accolade. I am still a newbie (my profile says 3 months) but I didn't write my first hub for over a month after I signed up. While it isn't like the accolades are worth money or anything, it would be nice if they based the 60 days starting after you first publish a hub, rather than when you first sign up. In the beginning you have no followers and no adsense or ranking at google, so at least getting an accolade such as this would hopefully direct some attention your way from your fellow hubbers. But, if you spend enough time reading other hubbers work, commenting, and getting a feel for the site--then the views will come in return. At least they don't place any restrictions on the contests or the featured hubs, right? We can still have a shot at it, if we write good quality content! Heck, I finally was able to get approved for adsense and that in itself feels like I won the lottery (even if its only a few nickels). Good luck to you in the future!

  7. Denise Handlon profile image91
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    If you are suggesting a different accolade to acknowledge an exemplary hub for those who have passed the three month newbie stage there already is one:  it's called the Hub of the Day Award.

    If you are suggesting that they extend the three month time period to let new members earn a Rising Star accolade, then I nix that idea.  It defeats the purpose of acknowledging those newbies who jumped in, (whether they previously knew about the award or not) and wrote a stellar hub. 

    The hub selection is by the HP Team; the accolade is by popular vote by one's peers.  If there is 'no selection' posted during that three month period, how can they choose your hub to vote on? 

    If the team extended it by six months, there will always be someone who will ask, "I didn't get my first hub written until 6.5 months...can we extend the time to ______?"   

    So you missed the newbie Rising Star accolade...I'm sorry you are upset about that.  My suggestion is to move on and try for the HOTD award.  After all, there is NO time constraint on that and NO limit to how many you an earn.  Be an example of an awesome HOTD award writer...

    And, have fun...if you lose the purpose of why you are here it will take away the joy of writing.