Is there any way we can make the voting and feedback section of a hub easier to see? I am constantly forgetting to utilize this section after I leave a comment because it tends to blend right into the ads and capsules.
And, since we are on the subject...can we also change the placement/look of the hop button on the classic hub hopper? I prefer the classic version and am always hitting the hop button instead of the vote up button and then I can't go back! (a back button would be helpful also)
Just a suggestion or three....
How would you suggest it be made easier to see?
We discussed this today in our community meeting and it has been submitted for consideration as a future feature to develop.
Thanks for everyone's feedback!
Maybe give it a background color other than white or make the text larger or a different color than the 'related searches' ad that is right above it
Or take out or move that discover more hubs section right before the comments. If the voting section was right above the comments section, I think it might not get missed as easily
So any placement has to work with every Hub layout.
The problem with having it before comments is that not all Hubs have a comments capsule.
The Discover More Hubs section can't really be moved inside Hub content either for the same reason.
The current formatting makes is stand out to me, but I agree it can get lost at the end of a Hub.
Place it in with Comments (it's buried, currently) or in with the share buttons?
I've brought this up before too. On a hub with 20,000+ views, people only clicked the Up button several times, not even a dozen. It doesn't stand out, or people read your hub, which is good, but forget to mark it up or down. I also still prefer the Classic Hopper.
I think that could make sense, but I anticipate that might take more engineering resources as the two are not currently integrated.
I will bring it up in our community meeting.
Is there a visual formatting change that could make it more apparent?
I would think changing the color of the background like I said earlier would help a lot. The color of the text is the same blue as the ads around it. I think that's the biggest issue. If it were in a blue background like the right aligned capsules can be, that would make it more noticeable.
I think the best place to put the voting feature is right there with where I place my comment. I can vote and right beside the vote, tell you why I voted that way or whatever else I want to comment about.
I understand that this may not work when the comment feature is turned off. But it is still right before the place I would have placed the comment, even though there isn't a space for my comment.
I think the thumbs up button on hubs should be to the right side where the Facebook and other sharing buttons are. It should follow you down the page like the others do, that way anytime you decide you want to vote up it's handy.
I was just thinking about this earlier when I had to scroll back up through many comments to vote up on a hub.
Yeah, it's difficult to locate with so much going on on the page. Placing it near the comments seems the most logical. I often read the comments, but rarely post anything myself. However, I do vote and it means scrolling up and down looking for the buttons.
Just curious, I've often read that our old friend Googly likes comments and takes them as a measure of quality. Is this true for the voting buttons too?
I agree with Muttface on the placement of the up/down voting buttons.
Google likes comments? Wow. They're an even smarter search engine than I'd known about (I worked for one of their main competitors).
Excellent question--about does Google the Wise know about the voting buttons for the articles and/or (for that matter) the 1-5 stars capsule for recipes (and anything else we choose to use it on)?
I guess I'm backwards. I vote Immediately after reading the hub before reading the comments. Maybe that's why I don't miss it. But, I do agree with placing it with the share and facebook buttons. That could be a little more convenient.
I'm like you--I answer questions and vote on Hubs first thing before I see what anyone else has said, so that my perception can't be changed unfairly to the author. (I mean, we don't want this to be a popularity contest or anything.)
You know, i don't think I've ever voted on a hub before. I read and sometimes comment, but i honestly never realized that voting up was important! Hmmm...food for thought. I have as much to learn as a reader as i do as a writer!
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