Just wondering. There seems to be variances in such things as Hubscores and I wonder how much these buttons actually determine this.
Everything on this good earth can be used unfairly if someone puts their mind to it.
IMHO, it's not anything to waste time thinking about.
I think it depends on what the hubber is flagging for. If it is an opinion piece and they flag because they disagree; is that correct?
My opinion pieces tend to have a lower hubscore then my others. Granted, I am not the best writer, the trend seems to be people flag down.
I don't know if this is right or not. The hubscore tends to go back up when the views lesson. Just my two cents which isn't worth that much.
I've been thinking (aside from whatever "secret" reasons there are) that the HubScore goes up and down for the following reasons: They start out sort of low, then in time there's time for voting on them and they move up, and then they kind of settle; but if I/we write more, the same kind of thing goes on with each.
At the same time, I've definitely seen (here and other places) that an unpopular view can tend to get "rejected" by readers.
This has been discussed here:
HubPages will notice if someone is deliberately voting down hubs and will deal with that.
Flagging is different than thumbs up and down.
Thnx I realised there were thumbs up and thumbs down, and the separate issue of flagging. But a friend i was showing some of the pages to said to me These Buttons would affect your score, aas it is like a Public vote thing, as no one really is able to fully understand the Hub Score thing....... I just asked.
by kschang 8 years ago
Right now flagging is a purely voluntary activity that relies on the altruism of members. What if we make it reward / penalty based instead? If you flag properly (i.e. HP staff agrees), you are allowed to flag more, and get a temporary hubscore boostIf you did NOT flag properly (i.e. HP staff...
by Eric Dockett 4 years ago
I don't go around looking for Hubs to flag, but when I come across something with glaring issues I try to be a good HP citizen and alert staff. They have, after all, continuously preached about the importance of qualityLast week I flagged two Hubs with major issues. The kinds of issues that make a...
by cosette 9 years ago
Dear HubTeam:I know there have been a few forum threads about this topic, but hear me out please. By the way, this thread refers to the rating down of hubs, not flagging. I have no problem with the flagging feature and see it as a necessary evil. Even if someone misuses it, they have to go through...
by Mikeydoes 8 years ago
In light of the Google algo change, it is now obvious and confirmed that hub-hopping is VERY important. I feel that if you publish here, you should hub hop when you can. As it should hopefully increase our revenue and hopefully take this hubpages back to the top, where it belongs.The problem is...
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 8 years ago
There are two newly discovered hubbers who have only posted raw translations by using online translating tool, what they did was merely copy and paste the results without doing any further modifications. From the comments they replied, you can tell they don't really understand much English. Even...
by Melanie Shebel 7 years ago
I prefer the old way to flag a hub (I don't remember when you changed it.)Back in the day the different "reasons for flagging" used to really stand out (and I could easily remember which reasons were in which order), but now I have trouble locating the correct reason in the list. Maybe...
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