Anyone know how/why I went from a level 8 commenter to a level 5?

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  1. tillsontitan profile image86
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    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?

  2. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      How right you are Paula, but seven to five, now if only my weight would do that !

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  3. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 4 years ago

    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. smile

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is probably the most comprehensive answer to this question!  Thanks Bill.

    2. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! I bet that's exactly what happened.

    3. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    4. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. JayeWisdom profile image92
      JayeWisdomposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.'

    6. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, Bill ... that has to be it!

  4. wayne barrett profile image71
    wayne barrettposted 4 years ago

    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.  smile

    1. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      wayne.....LOL..."punishment".....really.  And next time you're also going into the corner!!

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yours is simple wayne, you were absent so there were no Hubs and no activity.

    3. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Better things to lose sleep over for sure Wayne.  I thought my days of standing in the corner ended with elementary school Paula wink

    6. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  5. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense Faith, I was away for a couple of months.

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image70
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Mary,
    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.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Faith pointed that out and the answer is yes, I was totally offline with my back.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, I hope that your back was not too bad at the time Mary.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bless you, dear heart.  I hope it is much improved by now.  Hugs

  7. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You, ruptured disk and pinched nerve kept me out of commission for a couple of months.  Husband's blood lot and torn plantar is are healing too.

  8. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 4 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/11864740_f260.jpg

    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...

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Really chuckled over this answer.  What means the most to me are all you wonderful people here at HP and your sharing and humor.  "God bless us everyone."

    2. connorj profile image80
      connorjposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "I am so not funny," forgive me...

  9. carter06 profile image77
    carter06posted 4 years ago

    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!
    Cheers

  10. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    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?

  11. nanderson500 profile image85
    nanderson500posted 4 years ago

    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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