I notice that many spammers with no hubs have scores in the 70s.
I notice many long time hubber's with multiple features hubs slip below the magical score of 85.
Perhaps the system needs some fine tuning to make more use of the 1-70 range for people with no hubs posted? I mean, how good can a hubber with no hubs possibly be? And how bad can a hubber with featured hubs possibly be? Surely at least 20 points apart not the current 10 or so....
I agree. It makes no sense. I've had my score drop ten to 13 points at a time! Sometimes it drops when I say something that is sure to get me a thumbs down from the opposing view, even though I try to be polite. For sure, I never resort to sarcasm, but I do believe it is my right to disagree respectfully.
But anyway, most likely, this has to do with hub traffic or how active we are on Hubpages...I suppose. Frankly, it's a mystery. But still, when someone starts out with a score of 73, never having so much as published one hub, you've got to wonder whether there is any rhyme to this reason. Is it a staff thing, an automatic thing? What? Also, do the people with the most trigger-happy fingers get to ban the poor souls who merely state their opposing views, without rancor? I hear about this a lot. It's discouraging at times, but I try to focus on the positive aspect of Hubpages, nevertheless.
Matthew Meyer (staff) recently posted on the Forum that the Thumb Up/Down has little effect:
Maybe HP should just do away with that feature.
The Hub Score and Hubber Score seems to have no rhyme nor reason on my account. I've had Hub Scores drop as much as 20 points upon editing a single word, so it's not from change in traffic or sales. It seems to be more from personal opinion.
For a serious problem (like a Hub which doesn't pass QAP to begin with), just email the team and they will hand-review it. Some MTurk people have lost their HP opportunities over giving wrong QAP scores, either too high or too low I imagine.
Writer fox, Good to know, but still... something is amiss. I wish HP would remove the thumbs down feature, if that's the case. I've seen comments hidden due to "negative response," so quickly that I can't even imagine that hubbers had time to even flag the darn thing. I'll have to check out Hubpages Help to better understand this phenonemon.
What you said make a whole lot of sense. Do they use a machine to do these hub scores or is there a live person involved?
I was wondering this exact thing a few days ago. Sadly it was in the context of my referrals, (from my referral link). I hadn't checked for ages, and realised that I'd had a lot of people join the site via my link. But none of them had written any hubs! Yet most of them had scores of 71 or over...
So I'm really glad you posted this question, because it was mystifying me too.
Interesting. Thanks for this. SPAM = (insert colorful term of your choice here)
Do you remember how it was in school?
Perhaps someone seemed like the teacher's pet while they received a B+ on most of their papers. There was someone else who was not up to the other person's level, was not rude or nasty to anyone and may have received mid-A's on their papers. Most could not figure out why it was that way.
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