What does everyone think of the new "Hub Hopping" process?
Maybe, it's just me, but it is a little frustrating, and it was fun, but now? Not so sure about it. I may just need to adjust to it and keep at it before I make any final conclusions.
I like being able to give more specific feedback when it comes to mechanics or whatever, but I'm still trying to figure out some of the specifics. I *do* wish that there was a way to skip hubs. If it's a topic I know little about - or care nothing about - it can be hard to assess it accurately.
My initial reaction is that it now seems more like work than play. I liked skipping through hubs that didn't grab my attention, then having a good read, and making a simple mark. There's more effort involved now, which, feeble though it may sound, is a bit off-putting. Will see how it goes.
Great question! I think it needs a lot more work, which I feel that the web staff will be doing at some point. I feel that it takes too much work, and I do not like how you can not look at who authored the hub. Also, the slide bars seems too much, the voting was much easier. I will maybe use it later when they have hopefully upgraded it and made changes.
Thanks so much, Josh. Yes, I think that's what I will do too, wait and see if it is upgraded a bit. I agree, as far as the author and slide bars too.
Oddly, to me hiding the author's info is a plus (except for the difficulty in following him/her if you liked them) - it stops the 'I got a bad score because they don't like me' stuff. Like the slide bars for more scoring flexibility, too.
I do not like it at all. It seemed perfect as it was. I know if they want it used they will be changing it again.
Not a fan of it at all!! The fun about the old system was checking out several hubs and stopping on the ones I had an interest in or wanted to learn about. Now, it's like Clockwork Orange . . they are forcing us to look at things we don't want to . . LOL!
I do not like it for these reasons:
1. You cannot skip Hubs, which you can determine from the title do not hold any interest for me.
2. The grading system is pointless. HubPages could ask people ho Hub Hop to note if the grammar is terrible, if the subject matter is offensive, etc. Check boxes should be find. The scales are pointless.
3. It reduces the number of people who take part in this exercise (cannot prove that but I think it is a high probability) thus fewer hubs are reviewed.
The prior system was better. If HubPages wants to add a few check boxes regarding grammar, inappropriate language, (many of which are available when you flag a hub) that would be acceptable to me.
I don't care for it myself. I liked the old way better. Maybe we can get it back?
I don't like it. It has taken away our choices to read a particular hub or not. And it creates the possibility of not reading up hub but voting it up or down to move on.
I can say I have stopped Hub Hopping because of it. The sliding scale is ridiculous. change can be good but this change is not.
by Robert P 7 years ago
I have been hub hopping lately and I am disgusted with the incoherent garbage that I am coming across - nothing but poorly translated articles of about 400 words, usually without even any formatting. I would say that more than half of the articles I randomly encounter are clearly nothing but spun...
by raisingme 11 years ago
I was really excited when I saw this new feature because I thought it was a great way to support, get to know and interact with other hubbers...But...for the most part, with some exceptions it is a load of garbage. When I think of all the painstaking time I take putting a hub together...and I...
by Christine Miranda 9 years ago
I like hopping hubs, learning new things and meeting other hubbers. However, I have absolutely no interest in reading hubs on religion, politics, poems, fictional stories or some far away place I will never visit so I skip them. Usually this is no big deal but I just hopped about 30 hubs and no...
by Timothy Arends 7 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 Paul Edmondson 9 years ago
We first launched the new Hub Hopper in early August http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/08/hub-ho … o-feature/ We are looking to increase the amount of Hub Hopping and last night deployed an application to Mechanical Turk to find more people to Hop Hubs. For those that are good at it, there...
by Mary Hyatt 10 years ago
When you are "Hub Hopping" do you make a comment?I never know if I should write a comment or just read, give it an up or down, flag it, and just move on to the next one.
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