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Exactly what happens when somebody "Votes a Hub UP" or "Votes a Hub Down" at the

  1. My Esoteric profile image91
    My Esotericposted 6 years ago

    Exactly what happens when somebody "Votes a Hub UP" or "Votes a Hub Down" at the bottom of a Hub?

    Is there a place to go to see the count of these votes or do they simply influence either the hub or karma score or both without any real knowledge as to how many people voted you up or down?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I haven't discovered any way to see how many up/down votes a hub has been given. I think it's more for the staff at HubPages than it is the users. I would guess that it factors into hubscore, both for that particular hub and the author. It is also probably a means of flagging inappropriate, offensive, or poorly written hubs, which they can take action to correct. We may one day be able to see how many 'up' votes we've gotten, but I doubt the 'down' votes will ever be displayed (for the same reason that there is no 'dislike' button on facebook). It just promotes negativity in a community that should stay positive.

  3. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Once upon a Hub... the up and down votes used to be viewable.  (this was a few years ago when they were first added as a feature)  And instantly, everyone became obsessed about them, especially down votes.  People wanted to know just who was voting them down.

    And thus, admin decided to make that info not viewable, and have since said that it's just a tiny fraction of what goes into a HubScore calculation.

    So, to go back to your original question... very little happens when someone votes a Hub up or down.

  4. inaniLoquence profile image71
    inaniLoquenceposted 6 years ago

    If you have not asked this question, I would have. Thanks! I now get what "vote up" or "vote down" are... smile