HubPages accolades for sale?

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  1. drpennypincher profile image93
    drpennypincherposted 5 years ago

    HubPages accolades for sale?

    If you could purchase a HubPages accolade that you have not yet earned, which accolade would you buy and how much would you be willing to pay?

  2. ChristinS profile image52
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't purchase any of them because that takes the fun out of earning them. If I had to choose one though, probably the one million views - I hope to hit that though eventually no purchase required smile.

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure you'll get to 1 million- congratulations on your Hubbie Award!

    2. ChristinS profile image52
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you smile

    3. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I actually wrote a Hub about living frugally a few months back after reading Chistin's Hub that just won the Hubbie Award.

    4. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Accolades are achievements and to be earned. It is not a commodity to purchase!

  3. atechwiz profile image69
    atechwizposted 5 years ago

    I would not be interested in purchasing any accolades.  I don't really place a very high importance on them.  They are kind of nice but if they could be purchased it would undermine the sense of achievement that they intend to represent.  That is just my two cents.

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't mind having a 1M views accolade, or perhaps a Hubbie Award accolade- but you're right about it not meaning anything if you buy it instead of earning it.

  4. Gina145 profile image83
    Gina145posted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't purchases any accolades. Though my accolades are very small, I get a sense of satisfaction knowing that I've earned them. I don't need to show off by making people believe I've accomplished things that I really haven't.

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I still get excited when I get a new accolade.  It's sort of like getting an unexpected gift.  If you could buy an accolade, then the element of surprise would be gone.

  5. Thomas Swan profile image94
    Thomas Swanposted 5 years ago

    None. I was apparently a "bad boy" once, so they took some of my accolades away. Since then, I stopped displaying them on my profile (and quit the forums!). If they can be taken away on a whim by a staff member who got the wrong end of the stick, then they're worthless. I would encourage everyone to do the same. They're used by staffers to treat us like children - "here, have a nice pat on the head" or "you've been a bad boy, I'm taking away your prize!". It's demeaning, so I showed them just how meaningless I think their accolades are. Now the ad on my profile appears higher up the page... win win!

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know accolades could be taken away once earned... I can see how it would be possible to lose a page view accolade if you deleted hubs and that reduced your total page views to below the amount needed for the accolade.

    2. Thomas Swan profile image94
      Thomas Swanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This was the commenter accolade and another I can't remember. It was because someone on the forums baited me into an argument and I had the temerity to reply in anger. The staffer removed accolades from both of us. What have I learnt? Don't argue smile

  6. MarleneB profile image94
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    I'm assuming this is a hypothetical question. I would never actually purchase an accolade because accolades are earned, not purchased. But, I'll play... If I could purchase a HubPages accolade, then I'd purchase the 1Million Views accolade. How much would I pay? Well, the assumption is that money is no object. So, I'll pay... $1,000,000.00!

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If I had a 1 million views accolade, I would gladly sell it to you for $1,000,000.00!

  7. somethgblue profile image85
    somethgblueposted 5 years ago

    I would be willing to pay for the accolade of Answered the Most Stupid Questions, wait they don't have that accolade, my bad. Then again perhaps answering the most stupid questions is a payment itself.

    After all it takes some creative thinking, the ability to lower your mentality to the level of those asking the stupid questions and above all having the dull wit of a retarded fourth grader, not at all qualities most humans aspire too.

    Let's see a million page views or having the accolade of answering the most stupid questions . . . gee that is a tough one!

  8. MarieAlana1 profile image70
    MarieAlana1posted 5 years ago

    I would want to pay 5 dollars for an accolade that represents, "make 50 dollars each month for the next year off of hubpages."

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think an accolade for reaching the HubPages payout ($50) would be interesting...

  9. C.V.Rajan profile image61
    C.V.Rajanposted 5 years ago

    I would like to sell my accolades! Please start bidding!!

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldn't that be interesting if you really could sell accolades that you've earned to others?  I wonder how much a 1 million views badge would go for?

  10. erorantes profile image55
    erorantesposted 5 years ago

    I prefer to get it the right way. I would like to get it by surprice for following  the rules of hubpages. I would like to get one for keeping other writers busy. When I ask my questions. I would like to get it if I deserve it.

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do like that there are so many ways to get accolades, including answering questions!

  11. profile image0
    lesliebyarsposted 5 years ago

    I'm with Christin on this one. I don't wanna buy one but the million views award would be wonderful to achieve.

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's hard to argue with 1 million page views- that would be really impressive!

  12. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Probably the 10 million accolade. At this rate it's going to take me another 2 years to get it, and I don't want to take that long!

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, once you get the 10 million accolade, then you'll want the 100 million accolade...

    2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats!

  13. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    None. Although they are fun to collect, I certainly would not pay for one on this site. This would defeat the purpose of making money on here. $

    1. drpennypincher profile image93
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose it is true that having great accolades does not result in more traffic and revenue, so buying accolades (if you could) would not be a good investment.

  14. Lizam1 profile image81
    Lizam1posted 5 years ago

    As with many others here, none, I like to earn my accolades.  However, I am wondering what happened to my earned "apprenticeship" status.  I was accepted back in Spring and still not on the program.  Disappointing and one of the reasons I haven't been an active hubber recently, demotivated:-(

    1. ChristinS profile image52
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sad Did you contact staff to ask about why? They've suspended the program now for awhile, but all the material is in the learning center. It still stinks if you were accepted though and didn't participate!

  15. profile image0
    golpoposted 5 years ago

    The joy in earning an accolade is much sweeter than buying it.

 
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