Do you like the new Hopper?
I do not like it since your must rate a hub before moving on. I usually just like to hop around and selectively read the hubs that catch my attention.
As a hopper, I find it a tad bit more time consuming to rate people, but I think it will definitely give a better representation of how good or bad a hub is. I totally agree with you about the lack of a "Hop" button. They definitely need to put that on there or else I will not Hop nearly as many Hubs as I used to.
I like having the ability to give more descriptive feedback on each hub, but I agree that it does seem to require a bigger time investment than before. I'm also baffled by the inability to comment on hubs in the hopper. Hub hopping is my preferred way to find new hubs to comment on, so I'm disappointed that comments are gone.
I agree, Kevin . . the whole idea of hopping is to look around and see what interests you. This new system needs to be renamed the stopper!!
I prefer the old Hopper! Being able to skip was a plus with the old system as were many other features. I hope they either change this new system or bring back the old.
It has potential, but I hate how you can't skip around anymore. If you want to give decent feedback, you have to go through and evaluate each hub before you can hop to the next one.
My first two hubs, I got stuck on recipes... Nothing against recipes, but I don't exactly consider a recipe as a great read. Until we can skip around again, I likely won't be using the Hopper.
I hate it! I don't like that you can't comment, and I don't like that you can't see who the author is. I doubt that I will use it much.
Kevin I am not sure if I have tried it, but from what you have written I doubt I will try it. I like to hop around the same way you do, and if I lost interest after a paragragh or two I dont think I should be commenting.
This rating system is good but the term hopper is now redundant as now you cannot hop. There are many topics that you don't want to read but now you cannot skip at all.
I like the old one a lot better. I did the same thing as others, I like skipping over a few, commenting and voting up or down. It seems less helpful to the writer or the person reviewing it. The ones I saw didn't contain any media, it was like reading a plain piece of paper. Not sure if that is just how they submitted their hubs or the hopper doesn't display the capsules and media.
It is a less encouraging tool at this point and much less engaging.
I liked it better when you didn't have to give so much feedback immediately to go to next hub. I want to make sure the rating is fair and on some hubs I wasn't ready to rate them at that moment.
I like giving and getting feedback in the form of comments... this was my favorite feature of the old hopper, it felt like a friendlier way to communicate your opinions about the hub at hand. This feels so cold and impersonal, it's yuck and it kills the whole community feel of hub hopping. Boo to the new hub hopper.
I'll do the whole slider thing if they bring back the comments, and a 'no comment' button if the hub does not interest you at all, it happens.
I do. I can just click on it and find something I would have never looked for. Sometimes its interesting and sometimes I'm like....mmmm ok? But all in all it's a fun new way of learning about something different and outside of your normal scope.
I think that perhaps the whole purpose of hub hopping is for readers to give "feed back"....so a comment of some sort is helpful.....I only hop when I have the extra time, but always leave a comment. I know they are appreciated.
I definitely do not like it. I won't be using it unless they make some seriously needed changes. We need to be able to leave a comment on the hubs and I hate the sliding scale. The old way is much better. The new way also takes a lot more time than the old which is another turn-off for me. I think they need to toss this new Hub Hopper out the window!
by Sherry Venegas 8 years ago
I just started noticing the Hub Hopper and have tried it three times now. So reading the FAQ's I found that Hopper's can influence your score. I know, we should not be obsessed with The Score, but....I can't help it. I think they give you test hubs to access your scoring and then they give you real...
by Paul Edmondson 11 years ago
There is a new Hub Hopper that is available today. I've posted some details about it on the blog and set this thread up to discuss it and to get feedback. *Note, the Hopper is only collecting data right now, but will soon be used to select Hubs to feature.
by Timothy Arends 8 years ago
I decided to give hub hopping a try. I was curious to see how good (or bad) the hubs were. I found some good hubs, others not so much. After about my second or third hop, I came across a hub that read alright for the first two or three paragraphs, and then quickly devolved into some kind of...
by sallieannluvslife 11 years ago
Does anyone else miss the old hub hopping version? - I am not a fan of the new version.It is too difficult to stop hopping and get back to your home page.
by backporchstories 11 years ago
Do you like the new hub hopping?What I do like about the new hub hopping is they way you can rate grammar separately from creativity. What I do not like, is we are forced to read a hub we have no interest in. It seems we can not hop forward without rating a hub. This will...
by Emily Tack 8 years ago
I just wanted to share the experience I had, in the last 30 minutes. I am at one of my businesses, so I can only look at a few hubs a day. Today, I decided to do my own Hub hopping, without using the official Hub Hopper.One of the Hubbers who happens to have a lot more hubs published than I do, has...
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