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Hub Hopper Retired

  1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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    Christy Kirwanposted 4 months ago

    Hi all, I have a quick announcement today to let everyone know that the community Hub Hopper has been retired. You will no longer see the option to Hop some Hubs in your My Account page. We'd also like to offer a big thank you to all the helpful Hubbers who have Hopped Hubs over the years. Your willingness to work hard for the good of the community is deeply appreciated. Happy Hubbing!

    1. kenneth avery profile image77
      kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      @Christy smile "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

      1. kenneth avery profile image77
        kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        @Christy, smile again, I beg of you, give this decision some more thinking. This tool was very valuable to be able to help others.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
          Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Kenneth, there is a crowdsource labor site called Mechanical Turk. One of the work tasks there is you read and rate Hubpages articles and get paid a few bucks for your time as well. It basically works the same as the Hub hopper. You have to take a qualification test to do it and you only get one shot to pass it. Maybe give it a look.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

            Don't think it's "a few bucks"...more like 5 cents an article or thereabouts.

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
              Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              You can easily make a ''few bucks'' over a reasonable amount of time. There are better tasks there. There are worse tasks there also. It does not work by articles either T2. You do a ''group'' of them and you get 50 cents for a hit or whatever it is now.

              1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

                Doesn't sound like much to me.  I'd rather work on my articles.

                1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
                  Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                  That's fine. I've been working on my qualifications and hits complete percentages for the past two years. So my results are a little different and way better than most.

                2. Jesse Drzal profile image87
                  Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

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                  1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
                    Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                    And to be honest, working on Hubs is way more fun. Turk is super tedious.

          2. kenneth avery profile image77
            kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            @Jesse,
            Thanks so much. Now. Do I just search it via Google or via
            www.merchaniclturk.com/

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
              Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              Not a problem my friend. That link is broke. Just google it.

          3. Marie Flint profile image91
            Marie Flintposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            I tried Mechanical Turk just yesterday to re-take the qualification test to evaluate Hubs, but the link to the test tells me that I'm not allowed! Go figure.

    2. Ashish Dadgaa profile image79
      Ashish Dadgaaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      @Christy Kirwan,

      Ohhhh I will miss it. I did Hub Hopping for last six months.

    3. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      and another one bites the dust

    4. Terrielynn1 profile image85
      Terrielynn1posted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Awe, there were some days I enjoyed hoping hubs. Oh well, goodbye hopper.

    5. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Ah--I suspected as much.  I went looking for it the other day, thinking perhaps the button had been altered or moved, but no luck; it just wasn't there.

      Mixed feelings about it.  I didn't use it often, but when I did, it was interesting.  I read some good stuff, some mediocre stuff, and some just plain garbage.

  2. Jesse Drzal profile image87
    Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago

    Ahh the good 'ole Hub Hopper. My mind will never be same after some of the stuff I read on there. Buh bye..

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      lol. If it were that bad I never read it. But I did hop some a few years ago.

    2. Will Apse profile image87
      Will Apseposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Lol. It was grim business when you realized just how bad the bulk of the stuff was.

  3. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 4 months ago

    It was interesting to read and evaluate hubs once upon a time. Bye now, Hub Hopper.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 months ago

    I applied to do HubPages hits on MT, and I was denied. After that, I figured they didn't want or need my feedback.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
      Jesse Drzalposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      It's really hard and you only get one shot to do it!

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
        Sherry Hewinsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Yes. Some people here are dismissive of the MT workers who asses our hubs, but they must have some skill not possessed by your average hubber.

  5. EricDockett profile image93
    EricDockettposted 4 months ago

    Goodbye, Hub Hopper.

    I recall my earliest days on the site, when I would frantically hop hubs in an attempt to somehow raise my HubScore or earn an accolade.

    Ah, to be young again . . .

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      LOL - were you me?

      1. kenneth avery profile image77
        kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        @Solaras, "sigh." sad

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          I wonder what the hubber score is based on now.  I did see improvement when I hopped hubs.  Maybe that was just psychological.

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Ahhh the good old days when hopping hubs raised your score!

  6. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 4 months ago

    Thanks for the update Christy - It was a nice diversion every so often though with MT you probably don't need this version of it as well.  Ciao.

    1. kenneth avery profile image77
      kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      @ Christy smile as tech-savvy as you and the staff of HP are, is there not a way that a New Hopper can be devised????
      Please say, we are thinking about it.
      Too early now to think.
      Kenneth

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Ken, when you say the Hub Hopper was useful to help others, what do you mean exactly?   If we can understand, maybe we can suggest another way you could do the same thing.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image93
          Jean Bakulaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          I loved the hub hopper when we got to see who wrote the hubs, and got notifications, so we could read artists we liked right away! Although I didn't like what it became, I will miss it.

        2. kenneth avery profile image77
          kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          @Marisa,
          I would have a routine almost every two weeks. I would check my earnings and other outlets, then head to Hub Hopper and by reading several of the hubbers that I've never met or looked at their various topics, I learned a lot from this tool.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image93
            Jean Bakulaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            It is hard to find time to read all the good stuff on the niche sites, when we all write ourselves. And it's true we don't help each other financially. At least we can help each other and say hi through the forums.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              Did the Hub Hopper show Hubs that were already on the niche sites?   If not, then it wasn't helping.

  7. Jeremy Gill profile image87
    Jeremy Gillposted 4 months ago

    So, why was this feature removed? Based on the comments, seems like quite a few Hubbers miss it.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Reading the responses, the comments suggest people miss it because they thought that by using it, they were helping other Hubbers somehow.  I'd say the reason HubPages is removing it because it wasn't helpful, in fact, and therefore it was encouraging Hubbers to waste time on something that wasn't productive.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        But Marisa,
        Didn't you think it was a quick way to see what people were writing about, and if it was an over saturated subject? Or just a way to read about others who wrote in your niches and be sure you weren't duplicating it? I didn't like the one where we had to play "English teacher."

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          To be honest, it never occurred to me to use it for that.  Even if I did, it wouldn't do any good now, because I would need to be checking the niche sites, not the HubPages main site.

      2. kenneth avery profile image77
        kenneth averyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        @Marisa, I did not use this tool to waste time. I was sincere in how I was using this tool. Just sayin'

  8. LiveMusicLoverLyn profile image83
    LiveMusicLoverLynposted 4 months ago

    I wondered where the button had gone - been super busy and a way for too long - it was not there.  I found it an interesting way to learn and akin to marking A level papers!

  9. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago

    @Kenneth, I know you were sincere in using the tool.   What I'm saying is that you used it conscientiously because you believed it was helpful to other Hubbers.  However HubPages obviously doesn't think it is as helpful as you thought it was, otherwise they would have kept it.  So perhaps you were, without knowing it, not using your time as profitably as you could have been.

  10. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 4 months ago

    I liked the idea, but as I'm in the UK with a very narrow breadth of interests .... I was frustrated at a stream of US-focussed hubs that I had absolutely no awareness of, no interest in and, often, didn't even know what it was all about.... eg any US sports, US people, US politics, US TV programmes, US religion, US places.  So I stopped even looking

  11. neenasatine profile image78
    neenasatineposted 3 months ago

    Tooo bad. I love Hub hopping. Now I know why the feature is gone.

 
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