I went to a Hubber's subdomain page and there are no Accolades. The Hubber has over 100 Hubs, but not a single accolade - not even the one for having 10 featured Hubs! Why is this?
Because we choose to hide them. I'm the only one who can see my accolades now.
Wow! Why would someone want to hide the Accolades?
Well, I would just want to hide the amount of traffic accolade. People try and steal your stuff if you have high traffic.
Does that work? (I file dozens of DMCA requests every week; I guess I'm just used to that.) Do you really think the scrapers are viewing the Accolades? Really?
Hahaha you got me wrong... Accolades viewed by scrapers no way. There are other hubbers who try and steal your work. Before there used to be a way to see hot hubs in an account and people used to try and copy the keywords if they see your overall traffic is high.
I just reported a Hubber who stole someone's Hub and published it on his website. I have reported him before, but he's still on HubPages and still plagiarizing. Sad.
So, why are you hiding? I just don't understand the reasoning behind it and seriously just want to know why someone would do that.
I think, aside form the not wanting things stolen thing, some hubbers prefer not to display them because it means nothing in terms of content. They prefer readers not get hung up on an accolade that only means something to other hubbers. Some, I've heard, fear that these numbers may detract viewers and make them doubt the abilities of the author. I can understand that. Also someone said once that if you hide your accolades, then the first ad on your page is above the line where you would have to scroll down to see it, making it more likely to get clicked. I think it might have been paradigmsearch???
as lobobrandon says, some hubbers choose not to show their accolades! The setting is on your 'Edit Profile' page down near the bottom.
Now, that is a good question, and I can't come up with a good logical reason!
For the same reasons why we don't want the hubber score shown. Too many thieves come and visit, see that you are doing really well, and then steal your content and ideas and publish them on other sites.
I would rather spend my time writing than spending it hunting down content thieves. Scores and accolades are meaningless and worthless. They are not a measure of a writer's success, they're a beacon for content thieves.
You can edit your option in your My Account Page profile. Show accolade - to nobody.
I hide my accolades, because I find them divisive and hate the attitude of competitiveness they are designed to foster. I also consider most of them to have no useful meaning or significance. I never bother to look at anybody else's badges either.
I sometimes look at them; in particular seeing what the traffic total is can sometimes aid in diagnosing a problem or answering a question the hubber has asked in the forums.
The rest, though (questions answered, commentator level, time on site, etc.) are either worthless or duplicated elsewhere.
Like wilderness, I look at that traffic number too to see how much that person has pulled in. If someone claims to be an expert of SEO, has been here 4 years, and doesn´t even have 10,000 page views, I doubt that I would want follow that persons advice.
I hide mine because I am almost a serious highly-qualified writer who has no time for such frivolities. I didn't nearly take a degree at a University to be given some meaningless trinkets on my profile page.
1. I have yet to break 600 views and I don't want anyone knowing.
2. I never did get a HOTD.
3. Or a Rising Star.
4. I have not been helpful to other Hubbers.
5. My friend has now stopped following me.
And yet, I have pinned one of your hubs under my Pinterest board, "My Style (Along with Ten Great Ways to be a Slacker).
What does that say about accolades?
Blimey... thanks! I'm a viral success.
I think it says accolades - schmaccolades.
ps. I'd Pin you but since being banned I lost my love for Pinterest.
It say's you're a very kind person and have pity on people with less than 600 views Right mark?
If you were a boy scout, you would have such an empty little sash.
interesting question. I didn't know that you can hide your accolades. Now i am considering whether or not to hide them as I am afraid to have my other hubs stolen again. One of mine had been stolen already.
It's no big deal-- I've had a few stolen, some were removed by simply reporting them to the web host or site. others (like from the Chinese sites) don't respond to anything. Still it doesn't usually make a lot of difference.
Sometimes I hide my accolades, since it seems like boasting-- but most of the time I just let them all hang out there.
See what works best for you, and let the chips fly where they will.
by Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago
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by Jeremy Gill 16 months ago
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by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
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by DougBerry 5 years ago
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by Michael Willis 7 years ago
OK, on the Commenter;leaving insightful and engaging comments Accolade there is a "grade/ranking level number.What does this mean and what is Good and what is bad!In other words..whose comments are insightful/engaging and who of us should just keep quiet? lol
by Petite Hubpages Fanatic 5 years ago
How many HubPages "Accolades" do you have right now?Are you working towards achieving any specific accolade? If yes, which one is it?
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