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 Lela 6 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 Kathy 3 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 click one or two of the useful, funny, etc boxes. If I have time I will leave a...
by Luxor 7 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 own grammar skills could use some work but some of these hubs were so poorly...
by Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago
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...
by James E Cressler 5 years ago
What is meant by voting a hub up?
by Mary Craig 3 years ago
Where oh where have the voting buttons gone?Not that they were a big deal, but it was nice to see if your readers found your hub useful or interesting, etc. Now the buttons seem to have disappeared. Is this another innovation to improve HP? We are drowning in innovations!!!The...
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