Why is it that months after the Hub Pages award someone an accolade, that they are take away and...
disappear from one's profile ?
Some accolades are based on activity on HubPages and if you are no longer active (i.e., actively leaving comments on hubs of others) then the accolade gets taken away. Accolades that mark achievements (like having written 10 hubs) won't be taken away of course.
That's a very interesting response. An "Accolade" is defined as an honor, and conferring of praise. Something that once someone accomplishes it, one would think that it is theirs. It's a good thing that the Boy Scouts of America doesn't take back a scout's eagle scout badge, because they turn 19 and can't earn anymore merit badges. It's a good thing that a bowling league doesn't take back a bowler's trophy, simply because they don't have enough money to bowl the next year. It's a good thing that the NFL doesn't take back all the players superbowl rings, simply because their team didn't make the play offs the next year. It's a good thing for everyone's sake that employers (with the exception of Enron) don't take back their employees paychecks, because they are laid off the next week or the company's CEO didn't get that big bonus check that he wanted. This could go on and on and on, but I think by now everyone who reads this should get the idea - That once someone has earned something, then it's yours to keep or do what you want with. Maybe instead of using the word accolade for this little symbol that no one can physically touch, and really has no true meaning, it could be called "The thing that you get to keep, as long as you keep doing it for ever and ever". Or maybe just don't bother giving something out at all, since they are just going to take back anyway !!!!!!
The main meaning of accolade is the tap on the shoulder during the knighthood ceremony, a knighthood can be withdrawn if the knight starts to behave in a non-knightly manner. A much later, secondary meaning is, praise; praise can also be withdrawn for behaving in a non-praiseworthy manner.
On here, accolades are silly electronic medals and are not worth worrying about.
by Solaras44 hours ago
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by Sneha Sunny6 years ago
Is it necessary to close all the questions to get the accolade for 10 questions?? if yes then please tell me how can i close the question. in the old "my account" it was easy to close but now in this new one i...
by DougBerry4 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
by Goody55 years ago
What is this new - "Helpful Accolade", and why does it not appear with the other accolades?
by feenix5 years ago
Presently, the subject accolade is set up to reflect when a hubber reaches 1000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000, 10,000,000 and 100,000,000 views. I believe that it should be revised to where it would reflect 1000, 10,000,...
by rbe06 years ago
Are we allowed to request new accolades? Well of course we are, because I am about to do it right now. I would like to request the new accolade, %username% was banned from the forums for over 10 hours!It would be useful...
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