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Outdated Information

  1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    There are so many new hubbers coming, and so many questions, but trying to answer them without any information other than what other Hubbers say on forums, or outdated information is ridiculous.  It seems that HP would simply delete a lot of the outdated forums, questions and answers, and update the learning center, and clarify a lot of the information they have, as well as add to it.

    Questions about
    Hubber and Hub Scores:  Come on HP do they really mean anything to us?  Scores go down even when edits are done, images and videos are added.

    Follow and do follow links:  There are capsules where we  can click do not follow, but will that hurt HP or Hubbers???

    Thumbs up/Thumbs Down Vote: Some are under the impression that if hubbers click on up or down thumb, their own scores go up. Then we have the useful, the funny, the awsome etc buttons.  Some think this helps our hubs and Google likes them which gives a Google boost.

    Amazon capsules and word counts, does text in description capsules for Amazon count:  This will be always asked I think.
    People are asking about creating a hubography?  Is this allowed????

    I am sure the list will be added to by those who read this post.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I wrote a Hub about the Hub and Hubber Scores, and if they want to read it that is their choice. I am sure there are other Hubs about some other things. We can also give them the links to the Learning Center and FAQ letting them find out on their own about many questions.

      The other questions are what new members are curious about. Think back to when you had first joined, were you not curious about these things?

      1. lisavollrath profile image95
        lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I think part of the problem is that there are a lot of new people who aren't taking the time to read the stuff that's already posted.

        I spent several days going through the stuff posted in the Learning Center before I wrote my first hub, or edited any that were transferred from Squidoo. Those questions are all pretty much answered there. You just have to read before posting the questions---and therein lies the problem. People don't read!

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Well, when you edit, score goes down.  Add video photos, etc, etc, and score stays same or may go down. Makes no sense.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is crazy that it does this. Yes, they should let us know what they want. They may be afraid of people gaming the system, but since scores don't mean anything, what difference does it make?

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
        LindaSmith1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, absolutely!  Then when you do the things they say make your scores go up, they end up going down. I think the most important thing is: Do they really mean anything?  Do they affect your placement in Google searches? Some think the hight the hub score, your hub is given more opportunity to be seen in search engines. Sometimes when those scores stay low, people simply delete them and move them because of it.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image75
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          That is because it is going through the QAP, and has a waiting time, as if it was a new Hub. When it is the time is over, the score will gradually climb again.

    2. profile image0
      Jason Sositkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is not my experience, I have had several recently that I edited that went up, way up, some do go down though.

      People are rating your articles each time you publish, correct? Maybe it depends on whether you've offended the rater somewhere? What if a rater was offended, or worse bored with the article and low rates based on that?

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    We don't know who, if anybody rates them.  I think the score is actually set by some computer algorithm.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    lisa: some of the info, even what is provided by HP is outdated. The thumbs up and thumbs down mean nothing, but according to HP those votes affect a hub score.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    We also have information about setting up RSS feed here, which we can't do anymore.  There was a box to the side of hubs for summary, keywords, etc which doesn't exist anymore but I bet there is a ton of information about these little tidbits that don't exist.

    1. abidareacode profile image72
      abidareacodeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Really after 4 years gap when I came back here I went through FAQ in HP and most of the learning centre articles. As per it I put a query on Hub challenges.From the answers I cam to knew that it is an outdated program. All such outdated information should be deleted from HP to avoid the time waste of hubbers.