When choosing to read hubs, do you look at the Hubscore of the hub author?
When I am looking for hubs to read I tend to skip over the lower author hubscores, 79 and below. To me this is an indication that the author is not writing good hubs.
What is your opinion?
It depends but most often I don't. When there is a hub that catches my attention then I will read it regardless the hubber's hubscore. The hubscore is also determined partly by the hubber's activity and participitation on hubpages here. Theoretically, he could have a hubscore of 1, but have written the most amazing hubs ever.
No, I don't consider the hub score. It's not an objective tool to use for evaluating someone's writing. A great hub can come from someone with a low hub score.
I look at topic first. A title is important to me, something I've had to learn more about for writing my own hubs. Even if I don't have a particular interest in the topic, a good title can peak my interest and if the topic is handled well from the beginning, I will almost always read it all and comment.
I do have some favorite topics that I like to look for, but even then the title can make or break whether I read it. Still, if I'm particularly interested in a topic I'll read through the hub to glean what I can though it may not be well-done.
Even if the hub isn't a great one, the hubber might be teachable. I know I am grateful for good writers who read my work, thereby giving me a chance to read theirs and thus learn to improve my own web-writing.
No, I don't even notice the hubscore. Hubscore is not an accurate indicator of quality but of activity among other things.
No. Your opinion is arrogant and totaly wrong, it means you are allowing others to determine the value of copy rather than making up your own mind about its merit.
I agree with RTalloni. I use the hubscore to evaluate someone's general activity on HubPages, not whether or not their hubs are worth reading. They may be a great writer, but if I'm not interested in the subject matter, I'm not going to read their hubs. By contrast, I'll read pretty much anything in a subject that interests me as long as it doesn't look like poorly contrived spam.
I suppose if you read anything, regardless of subject matter, the hubscore will seem more important as they often (but don't always) correlate to better hubs, it's just not the way I use HubPages.
I have read some very good hubs by people with lower hubscores. I have read some real trash by people with high hubscores. Because of this, I will read something if it has a topic that interests me and catches my interest.
I look at the title of the hub, then the author. The score doesn't interest me at all, because I have seen some very good hubs from authors with low scores.
The score of a hub has no bearing for me whether I read it or not. It is the topic. Topics in which I have an interest are ones I tend to read and sometimes provide comments. There are many hubs when they are first published that do not have high marks and when they have been read by others the ratings go up. I never consider the rating of a hub or the individual who published it in the decision to read or not read a hub.
I decide whether to read a hub by its title. I have found some really great hubs with low hub and author scores. Likewise, I have found some really poor-quality hubs with great author and hub scores. Even though I am a numbers person by nature, I have learned not to let numbers faze me on HP.
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