Under each hub there is a voting area with the "thumbs up", "thumbs down", along with:
Useful • Funny • Awesome • Beautiful • Interesting
How about "Helpful" instead of, or in addition to "Useful"?
To me, sometimes "useful" does not truly convey how I feel about the helpfulness of the hub.
Thanks for allowing me to share my opinion.
Yes you are right! I'd prefer 'helpful' rather than 'useful'.
I do, too! Great recommendation Troy. I'll bring this up in this week's community meeting and see if the group is amenable to the change.
Hi again Troy!
So sorry for the delay in response. We discussed the potentiality of switching "Useful" to "Helpful," but ultimately decided to stick with useful as we use that word (instead of "Helpful") in other aspects of our site messaging, hence we have a desire to keep things more cohesive.
That said, I truly appreciate the recommendation! I do think that "Helpful" has a nice ring to it; it just doesn't happen to match as well with what we already have.
Is it just me, or do many people just bypass the thumbs up or down, and "useful" or "awesome" or whatever? I have hubs with many views that have only one or two thumbs up or down. Do they matter that much in the course of things? If so, I wish people would remember to take the time to use them.
That's a good idea, Tony, but I think there's a reason behind "useful" as a feedback choice. One of the main goals of creating original hubs is to create something that the reader can 'use' to either fix, make, build, create, or duplicate something. Have you noticed the Hub of the Day winners? Most of them are 'how tos' with steps and directions that are more useful to readers than helpful.
Maybe it's really just semantics and interpretation but from my observation, HubPages wants us to do more of the 'useful' type of hub that readers are searching for. So having 'useful' as a feedback choice gives important information about the hub that probably helps with the QAP rating, traffic, and search optimization.
I agree... having "helpful" as an option makes more sense, because if a hub isn't "useful" then the hub most likely would not pass the initial HubPages staff evaluation period.
I'm with janshares on this one. Useful encompasses much more than 'helpful'. Useful has connotations of using this to spur you on to greater things, to use the information in many ways, even if it is just to store it in your memory. .'helpful', on the other hand, seems to deal more with solutions that are presented to a particular problem.
by Austinstar5 years ago
I just voted my own hub down because I was trying to use those arrows to scroll with! They look like scrolling arrows, not voting arrows! This is not good.
by Kathy2 years ago
I won’t vote thumbs down, I feel the person had worked hard on that hub, and just because I don’t care for it, doesn’t mean it’s not a quality hub. On the ones I like I will vote a thumbs up and I will also...
by Luxor6 years ago
I started hub hopping today for the first time, and it has me wondering about the "vote down" feature. When should this be used? I've come across a few hubs with very poor grammar/sentence structure. I know my...
by Hokey6 years ago
Maybe its just me but I realize the work people put into their writing so I comment. Even if its just a thanks for sharing. How about you?
by Kari Poulsen8 years ago
Is it possible for Hubtivity to show who gave a hub a thumbs up. This question came up in my hub "Why I Don't Always Comment, Even When I Loved Your Hub". JamaGenee made the comment, and I agree...
by Dorsi Diaz8 years ago
I was just wondering, if you read a well written hub but it was something controversial that had a different opinion than you had, would you rate it thumbs down because of that or would you rate it on the hub itself (...
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