My Hub Score Is Hurting My Ego!

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  1. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Up, down, up down.  HP loves me, then disses me.  Then they love me again.  WTF?  How can there be such a wide discrepancy about how good a writer I am in such a short span of time?

    And - more importantly - why do I care, again???

    1. goldentoad profile image58
      goldentoadposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      supposedly you are a loser if you don't care, but I admitted I was a loser since the beginning. so my feeling don't get hurt by it.

    2. JamaGenee profile image84
      JamaGeneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Because the algorithm that determines the number is designed by masochistic humans who like to play yo-yo with our self-worth.  Has nothing to do with how good a writer you are.  Sorry you were under that impression.

      lol lol lol

    3. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      same thing is happening with me ....so just neglect that n keep writing...

  2. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I know the feeling.  You sign on and see a number that makes you think things are pretty close to being "all right with world" - and the next day, bam!  I think it's because our brains like to see that we've made x amount of progress, kept that progress, and continue to build on it.  I don't know about you, but it always makes me wonder what terrible thing I've done, or what great thing I haven't done, to make such a dive.   smile

    1. JamaGenee profile image84
      JamaGeneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, I love your "earthy" avatar!

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Jama, thanks.  I thought it was just kind of pretty in a not-flowery way.

    1. JamaGenee profile image84
      JamaGeneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is.  The full-size version must be awesome!

  4. charanjeet kaur profile image61
    charanjeet kaurposted 9 years ago

    Well the hubscore has to get to everyone, i guess it was designed for that purpose.. lol its funny i was at a high of 99 one day and i called my partner to witness is as if i won a medol or something, the next day it sank to 95 and i was sulking. But if i get 100 i am sure gonna celebrate lol ... funny sentiment ha but thats the only good i see of this score.

    1. aidenofthetower profile image80
      aidenofthetowerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is rather funny how we react. I got 100 one day and was so excited about it I made my husband come look. By time I got to the page when he was home it had dropped to a 99! He thought it was funny....

  5. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    True what you all are saying,   but it is just  nice to build on success.  I guess my mind operates in a more linear fashion. . .I like to work toward things, and have benchmarks and milestones.  The schizophrenic nature of the hub score just pisses me off.  I think they use this formula simply to generate more site content.  Just my opinion.

  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Well, did you notice you had hubscore of 100 when you had a spiky bra avatar? wink

    1. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      so u wan tell her that, score depends on sexy pics?

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Apeksha, I am just kidding around smile

        1. apeksha profile image60
          apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Oh! sorry then....forgive me....
          As I cant see any one flirting or saying rubbish things to any lady..so...
          sorry
          neutral

          1. Misha profile image74
            Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            LOL no need to apologize, you did not offend anybody smile

            And MH is perfectly capable of defending herself, trust me I tried wink

  7. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    LOL Misha!  Maybe I better put that thing back on, huh?

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Give it a try wink I would even add a little teaser like half-removed cup, for better results tongue

  8. aniketgore profile image65
    aniketgoreposted 9 years ago

    lol apeksha

  9. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, that's been a raging debate on the boards.  I decided to put up a new avatar - a real one of me on the beach with my daughter - too see if I notice anything different with my account, LOL.  So far, not really.  It could have something to do with the fact that I look armless in that picture.  But hey, maybe some people are into that?  LMAO!

  10. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 years ago

    As far as I'm concerned Hubpages, offer a pretty good deal and they don't need to set out carrots like hub medals and scores for commenting etc to keep me motivated. The only scores that matter are the hub scores themselves which have real life consequences.

    It is a bit strange that people are so easily sucked into the fantasy aspects of hubpages.

  11. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, that's been a raging debate on the boards.  I decided to put up a new avatar - a real one of me on the beach with my daughter - too see if I notice anything different with my account, LOL.  So far, not really.  It could have something to do with the fact that I look armless in that picture.  But hey, maybe some people are into that?  LMAO!

  12. aidenofthetower profile image80
    aidenofthetowerposted 9 years ago

    Hubscores depend on so many things that they can't be used for determining if you are a good writer or not. And they go up and down for everyone...

    I tend to feel good as long as its in the 90's and forget the bouncing. It still felt good to see the 100 one day...but it was gone quickly...so...

    I recommend just letting it go. Hubpages doesn't hate you and neither do those who read your hubs! :-D

  13. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    I think I figured out the hubscore algorithm it is:

    (1 - (U/c)2)1/2)-current hubscore / average of all hubs + 1
    U= speed
    c= speed of light

    Good luck! lol

  14. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, Misha tried to haze me when I first joined smile He quickly learned I'm one tough mother, hence the name.  LOL

  15. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Oh, I learn pretty fast tongue

    BTW, congrats on your 200 fans! smile

  16. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    Hub score calculation is a complicated animal.  Only a portion of the score has to do with the quality of the writing.  I do have to say that you have a better handle on it than I do.  I have yet to hit 95.

  17. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Thanks, Misha!  Finally hit 200!  Pretty happy about that!

 
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