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Is it just me...

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    or are the scores by our pics reflective of nothing? They seem to change whether or not we are succeeding according to the HP directives. It seems a bit demeaning being scored by an unseen entity anyway.

    1. JRScarbrough profile image87
      JRScarbroughposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They’re made according to how involved you are in questions and comments and how others respond to you and how often. It is kind of silly. Hub scores are more important than that.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I just got an email this morning giving some kind of accolade for the way I had posted and responded on hubs... and my score dropped three points today.

    2. Louise Lately profile image74
      Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree that it seems rather strange and pointless - I had a score of 85 when I hadn't visited hubpages for about five days when I thought the score would have dropped far more. But then when I started interacting more after I'd been away, it dropped to 82...very frustrating and wierd. The hub people want to keep us on our toes.

    3. 2uesday profile image83
      2uesdayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It seems from the post link below that even HubPages see that this causes problems for some. Really the best thing to do is to ignore it (unless it tumbles really low which is unlikely).

      There are theories on what makes the score fluctuate, but I have never read an exact break down of how it works. I think there is a bit in the Learning Center about it. As it appears to be that is not a reflection of your worth as a writer or earner I would not be concerned about it.

      This is a post that includes a reference to Hubber Scores and has comments from HubPages staff.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/107466

  2. peeples profile image89
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    They do mean nothing!!! Mine goes up when I'm gone for a few days and goes down when I become active in questions and forums.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You're 4 points better than me peeples. I knew it the minute I saw your profile pic. I'm so ashamed.

      1. JRScarbrough profile image87
        JRScarbroughposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Min went to 93 and now is down to 86. I didn’t do anything but respond a few times in these forums. I don’t get it. I read some on it but everyone says it is in relation to interactivity on hub pages. IDK.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I was feeling good about myself today... until now... guess Ill have to fill that Prozac prescription after all.

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      Miriam Weissmannposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was reading about this on another thread when I first joined HubPages a couple of weeks ago.The woman who started the thread said they should do away with it, and she's right if you ask me.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Im starting to feel a little better about myself... I think it's b/c your an 87 today Miriam.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Here, I'll really ruin your day! big_smile

          At least until tomorrow, when we'll likely swap places.

          That score has a lot of variables, but one of them is a purely random element; it is designed to go up and down on a random basis.  Go figure!

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            And you sir are so bright, it's like looking into the sun. lol. wink

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              lol

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    Scores are just part of an overall concept called "gamification."  It motivates some people and annoys the hell out of others.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      you're 6 points away from perfection.

  4. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    I love the scores. I must be crazy. They give balance to my day. The up and downs don't bother me. I think a lot of it is participation on site, and I love to participate and interact with so many nice people.

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    awareposted 4 years ago

    90 and above ? i rather  stay at 80.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I understand not caring, but why would you rather have a score of 80 than 90?

  6. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Beth I watch the scores but pay little attention to them , Forums activety seems to drop  it , answering questions insightfully seems to raise it , Some stupid equation  no doult ! Dont let it bring you down  , yyour already a pretty nice hubber !.....:-}

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I like the scores. When my pageviews tank I can always go back to watching my hubberscore. I remember how confused I was when I got HOTD, my views soared and my score dropped 4 points. But, the score lags a bit behind and is influenced by many things. It's purposely obscure so you can't "game the system." I've noticed that too much activity is a sure way to slam your score. If you ask 5 questions, answer 10 and follow 4 people, my bet is that it will go down. If you follow dozens of people it will sink like a stone. I would not allow that to prevent me from doing those things if that's what I want to do. The 87 you have today is a pretty good score for only being here for 3 weeks.

  8. TheLady111 profile image49
    TheLady111posted 4 years ago

    I agree..

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't really bother me much... I just find it funny and a little odd. I enjoyed reading all your comments though. This was fun.

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    xionnguyenposted 4 years ago

    I am new, I thought the number on your profile picture was just nothing. Didn't realize you have to do something to gain points

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      apparently you have to jump thru imaginary, invisible hoops, luckily we are all proficient hoop jumpers.

 
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