Is anyone else unhappy with Hubpages ranking commentators? Level 1, level 2, etc?
It makes me feel that, simply because I have better things to do much of the time, my input and feedback when I choose to comment on an article is less important than someone of a higher level. Shouldn't they compared by merit alone?
I agree. I am new to this and I feel like I HAVE to get to those certain points and earn those levels because I'm supposed to or something. I like that it gives you encouragment, but I just don't like that it fully ranks you.
Well....like many other accolades, levels, hub scores, author score etc... and other things, it doesn't matter much once you learn to ignore them, just go on about doing what you do best.
I am just ignoring it, but I can see how it could make new hubbers feel bad.
The commenter levels don't indicate the quality of what you've said, merely that you do it a lot. And it has zero effect on Hub performance.
It's easy to ignore.
I think it is fantastic and HubPages need to be congratulated for rewarding those people who spend several hours a day on the site.
It also depends on how much you have to say.If you have a lot to bring to the table you get credit for doing so. It make for a better comment,and you give you more to consider than just a few words. It is better to have it than not have it. It puts more in the pot.
I agree with you; I don't really like feeling "monitored" or "evaluated" for commenting.
I comment as much as I can with the free time available during the day, and I just hope that the ones I leave are useful or meaningful.
I would rather leave few meaningful comments then lots of very uninteresting ones.
I would't stress over it , all feedback and input is good , it is just that some have been on here longer .
Enjoy writing your hubs,Ask & answer questions, join in the forums and do what fits into your lifestyle .
I certainly don;t worry about levels when I read answers or comments that are made .
I agree with you. The thing that bugs me more is the diminished look of the comments section.
If you frequently have valuable things to say, I think the community here will take notice.
I think there is a big difference in commenting....(I like your Hub)...or commenting as....(Your Hub has been very inspiring to me. I am Bipolar too and reading your Hub gives me hope and strength to build a life such as satisfying as you did.)
Apart from being here longer (I'm here just a few weeks) I certainly think you get this feedback also for the quality of your comments and not merely for the quantity.
It doesn't bother me one way or another. I ignore things like scores, rankings, whatever, on here. I pretty much think most people who have been on this site for awhile don't pay much attention to the scores/ rankings, etc. of other Hubbers either.
It's also, however, not necessarily a matter of someone "having nothing better to do with their time". Many people who reach a certain amount of "achievement" on here have plenty of other things to do. They just happen to manage their time every effectively. For example, I have a family, a house (etc.), and I'm work from home as an offline freelance writer. Besides writing other material to be sold (completely different kind of writing than HubPages and similar sites), I'm fairly well along in establishing my own secondary business beyond my "main" one of freelance writing. I'll admit to not getting the chance to take many vacations, but I do have a social life (and now a daughter's wedding to plan) besides the work efforts.
Lots of times (if the project/time is right) I'll just leave a HubPages window up, and pop on and off to kind of take a break from the work I'm doing online (or at least on my computer). It can take three or five minutes every hour or two for the person who needs to take a break from something like reports. (Really... With some types of projects a person's going to take a little break anyway, whether or not she's got a HubPages window up.)
Other times, I may actually build a "day off" into my week for myself because I just need to have a day when I'm not "on duty". Sometimes, too, I may take the hour or two that someone else may use evenings to watch TV or talk on the phone, and instead write a Hub.
So, the issue isn't really who has no time or who has no time but finds a way to fit a bunch of different things into that time, Instead, it's more that most people on here don't feel "made to feel" anything because of stuff like rankings, levels, etc. Most don't pay a lot of attention to such things.
It doesn't bother me much. The more you comment, the better your hubscore, the better your hubscore, the more traffic to your page. I think it isn't meant to make people feel bad. It's meant to motivate us a bit.
Yes I am, I feel I make more quality comments than pat answer type comments, and recently I have been commenting a lot more than when the level thing came into play, and I am kind of pissed for not being recognized. Sad that numbers are so important, but if they're going to implement a rating system for something, they darn well better pay attention to doing it right! I have also noticed that great hubbers with quality hubs often have a score of 1! It would be nice if they revealed their secrets. These are just a few pet peeves I have with HP because on the whole, I really love Hubpages a lot.
I have no idea how they're determined. I never looked to see what level I was, but I was kind of shocked to see that I was a level 2? I think it used to be higher. But it doesn't matter at all to me because I know I read a lot of hubs and don't often comment. When I do, it means I had extra time and felt like leaving a comment. I would hope that a hub author doesn't judge the quality of a comment by the level of the commenter.
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