Why don't more people tick those Interesting, Useful, Funny, etc. buttons?
It takes hardly any time or effort, and it gives the writer a warm glow, but on almost all the hubs I visit, there's none, or very few. Is it a relatively new feature?
everytime I leave a comment I do. I think some people are lazy haha. Mine as well do it if your going to leave a comment. Even if you don't feel like leaving a comment it's so easy to hit one of those buttons.
Only the "interesting" button is relatively new.
My guess is that most readers don't click on the "warm fuzzy" buttons for one (or more) of the following reasons:
1. They got to the page, decided it wasn't what they were looking for, and clicked back out.
2. They have the feeling of "It's not my job!", or feel pressured and resent being asked to consider it, or can even become angry at the VERY IDEA!
3. They mean to, but forget.
4. They're just in a flat-out hurry or pressured by other concerns, and the time factor is very real to them.
5. They don't even notice the buttons are there. (Which may sound odd, but I'm one of those who did not even SEE that batch of buttons until just a few months ago. Some guys can have real tunnel vision!
My thought, and personal experience, is that there is a small irrational fear associated with those buttons. Many similar things on the internet lead to other unintended pop ups, etc after that one small click. I believe some people, me included, may be fearful that these buttons may do the same, and they are unwilling to make that commitment. Perhaps the buttons should be accompanied by some blurb that would ease their fear, and make them more comfortable to "tick".
i try to give feedback through comments and hitting the buttons and if i dont have a comment i still hit the buttons, that is if i made it through the article. I think everyone deserves some feedback on their hubs and Hubpages has it made it very easy with the buttons. Then again if you are getting traffic from outside hubpages, that traffic might not know they can participate in the voting and comments section...
I try to always do it especially now the interesting button is here at last as that seemed more appropriate for many hubs. I usually vote up as well.
It is nice to find you have helped someone when you see they have done that
I always click the appropriate button and 9 outta 10 times leave a comment...it all depends on the content of the hub. This question serves a good reminder! Thanks for asking it!
I agree with Ghost32. I'm sure that most non-Hubbers don't realize their importance and that many people don't even think about it. I do make a point to click the buttons on hubs that I read, even when I don't comment. When I'd seen similar buttons on blogs, etc. before joining HubPages, I honestly never gave them much of a second thought so I can understand how many people dismiss them.
Honestly, I did not notice them at first when I joined HP. But now that I know about them I use them if they are appropriate. But I must admit, if I am commenting on a hub that already has a lot of comments sometimes I forget to scroll back up to them.
Yeah It takes hardly any time, may be they don't cause they are lazy. I do vote up or down and tick Interesting, Useful, Funny buttons whenever i visit any hub..
I'll press those buttons, but only if the hub is actually funny, interesting etc. The majority of hubs are none of those things.
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