Gang Rate or Date Rate?

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    The other day, I started a forum that unintentionally ticked some/many people off.

    That forum seems to corrolate with a large bump in traffic to my hubs. (I did not make the forum with the direct intent to generate traffic from it.) One would assume that with an increase of traffic, Ones hub score would go UP.  Ironically, my hub score took a major nose dive.

    I do not know how HP rates, scores, or derives ones overall score, but I was wondering if it could be related to the Rate Up or Rate Down buttons.

    If a hubber ticks off fellow hubbers, could a 'Gang Rate' or 'Date Rate' ensue?
    A mass of offended hubbers who swarm the offenders hub pages, each clicking on the "Rate Down" button, thus bringing down the offenders overall ranking?

    I am not saying, nor do I know if this is what took place, or that it happend to me.  Again, I do not know how HP does the scoring.  I am asking if it is possible.

    If a hubber ticks off fellow hubbers, can they retaliate by going to the offenders hubpages and rating them down?  And thus bring down their overall hubscore?  A "Gang Rate/Date Rate" if you will...

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't make yourself more important than you are. People were against a suggestion you made, it wasn't life or death and certainly not something that would cause people to vote down your hubs. Please don't join the group of martyrs on here...

      Scores go up an down all the time. And, like Pam said, the more you write, and the higher quality, the higher it will go up and stay.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You seem to have a bit of paranoia or a superiority complex, why can you not see how your posts offend people? The people here dont have time for immature alterior motives or hidden agendas. If you want a horrible environment, where your confrontational and passive aggressive threads are well suited, then stick with the neanderthals over at Squidoo.

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    You have 10 hubs in 7 months. There are people here who write that many hubs every week.

    1. thisisoli profile image70
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Quality over quantity.

  3. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    oh thats sad that your rate went down, I am only here for like thirteen days and I have a good score

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I haven't read a lot of your hubs, but for instance on your "Ugg vs. Minnetonka" a great portion of your article seems to duplicate the 'history' portions of both of those companies websites word for word. It may be considered duplicate content, which always gets lower scores.
    You could probably fix it by using more original wording of the information.

  5. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Duplicate content will cause problems, it is also possible however that people went on to your hubs and voted you down because of a forum post.

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    Read this part again..."I  am not saying, nor do I know if this is what took place, or that it happend to me.  Again, I do not know how HP does the scoring.  I am asking if it is possible.

    If a hubber ticks off fellow hubbers, can they retaliate by going to the offenders hubpages and rating them down?  And thus bring down their overall hubscore?  A "Gang Rate/Date Rate" if you will...?

    "I AM NOT SAYING, NOR DO I KNOW IF THIS IS WHAT TOOK PLACE, OR THAT IT HAPPEND TO ME."

    The question is, can it happen or has it happend?  Not that it did happen or that I think that it has happend to me.  I do not know what took place.  It just struck me as a thing that could happen and I was just asking about it.

    It is also a question on how things are scored and what affects them. 

    I am not accusing anyone of doing this.  To me, or anyone else for that matter.  I am asking about the possibilities of it taking place.

    It was not about 'my hubs.'  I know that they need work. Thank you for pointing that out, I am working on it. 

    I do not think myself a myter, nor do I think of myself as more important than I am.  Whatever that means. 

    The thought occurred to me that such a thing could happen.    Can it?  Has it?  How is the score affected should such a thing happen?

    That was all I was asking.  That simple.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You need to chill out. That simple.

    2. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you came back on and said this...

      Come on guys--It is something that I know I myself have wondered before, and I'll imagine many others have, too.

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    "It is also a question on how things are scored and what affects them."

    Duplicate content is a big one.

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      Wag The Dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  I am working on that.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I'm sure it does happen, and I know it's happened to me on occasion. That's the "joy" of a shared site. But I don't come here and whine about it. Actually I just decided to create very private profiles where I can work in peace and privacy.

    Online marketing is very cutthroat and competitive - and a bit nasty at times. It just the way it is.

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    I get it, you do not like me.  You do not know me, but, I get it, you do not like me.  That's fine.  This dislike of me, that you seem to have, may have clouded your understanding of what you read in my post.  It was not 'passive aggressive,' and I do not seek a 'horrible environment.'  It was a thought that occured to me, and I asked about it.  That's it.  The other properties that you applied to it, such as paranoia and superiority complex, you pulled out of whole cloth.  I can not do anything about that, other than to say, they are not true.  I wish you the best and I pray for your success.  Wag

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I guess it can happen that people would vote you down based on comments in a forum. I can't believe it happens that often but that is just because I would never consider doing that. However, I think that if someone has a pattern of voting one person down HubPages management will notice.

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    Nelle Hoxie, thank you for your reply.  I am sorry to hear that it does take place, and that it has happend to you.  I tried my best to not sound as if I was whining.  I am not.  I have nothing to whine about.  It was just a thought that I had, how I came about it, and why I came up with the question that I had.  Nothing more.  So if it came across as whining, my bad.  I did my best to make it not sound as such.

    1. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't think it did...smile

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    It seems that some have read that into it.  I just wanted to let it be known that this was not so.

  13. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    if you do have duplicate content on your website that is probably the reason your hubs are going down.  Hubpages thrives on original content!

 
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