Anyone know how/why I went from a level 8 commenter to a level 5?
Guess I've been sleeping...I just notice I got knocked down from a level 8 to a level 5 but have no idea why....any suggestions?
Hey GF.....Valid question !! I had also been a level 8 from very early on after joining and remained an 8 for over 2 years. One day I noticed I had been "demoted" to a 7...and I of course was shocked. I hadn't changed my activity nor habits...nothing. As always of course, we are left to WONDER....??? That is the worst part. If only Team HP could understand this.
This damned NUMBERS game. So, if our status changes in some way.....PLEASE take a few seconds to tell us WHY! Doesn't this just make sense? How else do we get a handle on things and make possible changes or rectify something?
Yes, I was not only shocked and curious, but angry. I have remained at 7 for months.
I could never even venture a guess as to how you were bumped down to a 5 !! Ludicrous.
OH excuse me......I know, I know.....Tillie.....this is probably "yet another score we must IGNORE because IT MEANS NOTHING."....much like the dreaded Hubber score.
And I will ask the SAME question I have asked repeatedly since day One. IF ALL THESE NUMBERS/SCORES ARE SO INSIGNIFICANT ....WHY DO THEY EXIST IN THE FIRST PLACE??
Just a means of torture? Nice....really nice, HP.
How right you are Paula, but seven to five, now if only my weight would do that !
Paula, they are trying to incentivise us to write more and comment more. They've dropped my commenter status to a 7 and given all the incentive, I expect it to drop even more. They seem to have an endless stash of sticks, but no carrots.
Just try the" Hubpages Quick Numbers-Loss Diet. " You'll be a skeleton in a week! Just remember...None of these numbers mean an effin thing...so just ignore your jutting hip bones!
Ummm....because Jupiter aligned with Mars, and there is fallout from an erupting volcano in the Aleutians, and because...oh, I know..global warming affected the scores....and Panda 3 is rumored to be lifting weights and kicking ass....and.....
Well hell, Mary, I don't have a clue.
That is probably the most comprehensive answer to this question! Thanks Bill.
Good question, Mary. And touche, Bill! Lol. Actually, your reasoning is far more logical than whatever mysterious Matrix the TPTB at HP are using. Where is “Neo” when you need him?
There we go! Always the voice of reason...bro bill is 100% correct. We do not and will never have a clue.(Same reason rednecks keep their women barefoot & pregnant) DUMB & DAZED are easier to control.
I LOVE Bill's answer, and it's probably as close to the real reason as you (or any of us) are likely to be given. Perhaps the HP admin team keeps the site's writers in the dark about scores to make the team feel 'special.'
Last year mine dropped from a 7 to a 3! it coincided with a time when I wasn't active on HP much but still...does my inactivity mean I suddenly forgot how to comment? I kinda took it as a punishment. Oh yeah--we'll show you! Now that should make you think twice young man before you go ignoring our site again!
I'm trying to remember if I lost any sleep over that one. Hmm...nope, don't recall anything.
wayne.....LOL..."punishment".....really. And next time you're also going into the corner!!
Yours is simple wayne, you were absent so there were no Hubs and no activity.
Examiner.....Your comments are welcome and appear to make some sense...except for one thing. This happens when absence is NOT the reason. ...in fact, when there is NO explicable reason whatsoever. Many have experienced this simply out of the blue.
fpherj48...They may be here but they may not have written Hubs for too long, not been active in even one part of the community. I believe that all counts. Leaving comments, even on Hub Hopper. We do forget that.
Better things to lose sleep over for sure Wayne. I thought my days of standing in the corner ended with elementary school Paula
Elementary school? Really, Til? Hmmmm that makes me wonder...One of my college Profs tried to get me into a corner.......Oops...er....a...that must have been something else!!....LOL
Who knows, dear Mary, but as Wayne indicated his dropped during a time of absence from HP. During the time you had to be away from HP and not able to read others' hubs and comment as much as you once did, may be the only clue that I can think of at the moment. I know when I am unable to publish, I still try to read and comment on all the hubs published by those I follow and it seems to help. Blessings always ... either way, we are all glad you are back publishing, and that is all that matters.
Have you been absent, or inactive, for any time? Have you slackened up in your activity? Have you slowed in writing Hubs? You must continue to be active in everything.
Faith pointed that out and the answer is yes, I was totally offline with my back.
Ooh, I hope that your back was not too bad at the time Mary.
Bless you, dear heart. I hope it is much improved by now. Hugs
Hi Mary, in all seriousness, I have seen that one go up and down, so obviously it is some algorithm and not a permanent accolade at all.
I have not seen many of your comments in a while. Are you doing okay? Still writing? I saw your statement you left on PDS´s no-rant thread, so was glad to hear your husband and Min Pin sounded fine.
They actually use the Allegorical Algorithm (it is indeed the Al Gore ithm) to calculate it. It is quite quantitative in nature or imperialistic. Oops, I meant imperial, no wait, I meant empirical in nature. It is usually the direct opposite of reality and if you go from 8 down to 5 the difference is not 3, that would be generated by cutting 8 in 1/2 (longitudinal cut). The difference from 8 to 5 is a most crooked or slanted 1...
Hi Till..I have gone down from 7 - 3 and I'm sure it's because I'm not here very often now just enough to keep my hand in, comment on hubbers hubs I'm following and make a comment every now and again, but I don't know either..it's anyone's guess..kinda like billybuc's idea:)
Have a great day!
A mistake, perhaps, Mary, or a deliberate attempt to get you to write more and engage more. This is purely speculation. Have you tried asking them?
You can get downgraded if you don't post messages as often as you did before. It happened to me. You have to post a lot to maintain a level 8. If you are still just as active with the Hubpages community as you were before, then I'm not sure what the answer could be. It could possibly be a mistake by Hubpages.
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