Accolades on your profile page!

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  1. Jason Menayan profile image58
    Jason Menayanposted 13 years ago

    Hi all -

    We have added a new feature to your profile page - Accolades - that shares many different achievements you can reach on HubPages.

    Many of these duplicate the milestones that show up in Hubtivity and the HubFeed (hitting certain Hubs, traffic, fans, Questions asked, Answers posted, and other quantifiable markers), while others celebrate different ways people contribute to the site, including:

    * Popular: popular among readers, as measured by feedback to their Hubs.
    * Great Discussion Starter: Hubs start great discussions in the comments.
    * Great Commenter: leaves many insightful comments on other users' Hubs.
    * Great HubPages Citizen: contributes to the community by helping our new users in the Forums, voting and/or flagging inappropriate content for our moderators.
    * Engaging Writer: writes particularly engaging Hubs which visitors love to read from start to finish.

    (Just hover over each accolade to read a description)

    The descriptions are somewhat vague to reflect these accolades' dynamic nature: they will, like HubScore, continue to be tweaked as time goes on.

    Also, visitors will be able to leave more granular feedback on your Hubs now (below the thumbs): useful, funny, awesome and beautiful are now enabled. You'll see aggregate numbers of these feedback figures in your profile Accolades, as well. (These are refreshed at least once a day, so give them some time to appear there.)

    Go check out your Accolades, and give yourself a little pat on your back. smile

    If you don't want these displayed on your Profile...: Please visit your Profile to show the Accolades and Hub-level Feedback to everyone, just to you, or to completely remove them.

    1. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. This sounds like a cool feature. Thanks.

    2. Dense profile image60
      Denseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! big_smile

    3. soni2006 profile image77
      soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I just saw this on my profile. This is an excellent feature and gives appreciation to all the hubbers who have done some good work at hubpages. Thanks a lot for starting this.

    4. Juelstephen profile image75
      Juelstephenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome addition to a very awesome venue for writers.  I have seen some of the accolades on some of favorite hubbers and felt that the accolades were not only well earned, but feel that dedication should be rewarded, in some tangible way.  This is particularly important for new and aspiring writers.
      Thank you, and keep it coming. smile

    5. profile image0
      shazwellynposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Is there an accolade for hubpages?  I want to be the first to congratulate and reward you guys big_smile

    6. luvintkandtj profile image65
      luvintkandtjposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Awsome.. I love it!

    7. sarovai profile image74
      sarovaiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Face is the index of mind. Same way accolades is the performance of hubber in hubpages.Anybody with me?

    8. falcon64 profile image60
      falcon64posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you...great job!

    9. Earth Angel profile image59
      Earth Angelposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!! I LOVE this new feature!! It satisfies the child in me that used to work so hard for gold stars!! FABULOUS job!! Go HubPages!! Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

    10. jacobkuttyta profile image45
      jacobkuttytaposted 13 years agoin reply to this



    11. CASE1WORKER profile image63
      CASE1WORKERposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      So if I work hard, I get a badge!
      yes please!!!!
      oh that we could wear them with pride as my son does on his scout uniform! I only have one badge but i am working hard towards the second( only thing is not really quite sure what badge i am working for)

    12. yvens profile image61
      yvensposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it's really good to know about all this, I still consider myself a newbie so it's excellent to have all this information available. (makes it easier to juggle work, good quality family life and hubs)

    13. pinkboxer profile image60
      pinkboxerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is great! Especially for new hubbers like me. Both motivating and encouraging. Thanks. The medals are cool.

    14. Apostle Jack profile image61
      Apostle Jackposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea all the way.It set goals.

    15. Bimendra gun profile image60
      Bimendra gunposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      great work

  2. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    I just saw these on someones hub - was this hub funny, awesome etc. Then noticed my profile page. I'm awesome. lol!

    Thanks Jason and the team. You listened! big_smile

    Shout out to Soldier Wesley - hey sargent, you got your medals! tongue

    Came back to edit - thumbs ups and awesomes please. I'll be sure to return the hublove wink

    1. wesleycox profile image70
      wesleycoxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I sure did, you see when you ask you receive.

    2. Lifeallstar1 profile image61
      Lifeallstar1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I laugh every time I see frogdropping's icon. The enthusiasm it shows is hysterical, then I read what the post and it's like a perfect match. Too funny!!!

  3. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    Just checked it out, pretty cool guys. big_smile

  4. Joni Douglas profile image77
    Joni Douglasposted 13 years ago

    Kind of cool, Thanks!

  5. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    Incredible!  We were just today discussing this very thing on the forums!  Another wonderful attribute that sets HubPages apart from other sites, giving us milestone credits and accolades!  I mean it.  I find this place so much easier to use than other sites, so much more helpful and I've had so much fun here it is truly a big part of my life now.  and I'm not just sucking up!  Plus I had no idea how wonderful I am!  PLUS today I made it to 99 author score!  wooohoooo!  Thank you staff!  accolades to you!

  6. Money Glitch profile image62
    Money Glitchposted 13 years ago

    Wow, stepped away for a couple of hours and all kinds of changes have been made.  Looks pretty cool! Love the ideal of being able to indicate funny or awesome hubs... smile big_smile  Thumbs up HP Staff

  7. Marisa Wright profile image87
    Marisa Wrightposted 13 years ago

    How cool!   Once again, the HubPages staff have come up with a great idea in response to suggestions in the forums.  Love this site!

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Very cool feature!

  9. profile image0
    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    awesome!!!!! Can't way to go check it out.

  10. Edweirdo profile image85
    Edweirdoposted 13 years ago

    The Accolades are a great idea, and I love the fact that folks can leave messages on our profiles!

    Great job team big_smile

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      where is that feature?

      Did you see the share/rate bar is different? ..will a new edweirdo special bar arrive?

      1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
        Fawntiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        When you leave fan mail for someone you are following, you now have the option to label your fan mail with things like "thanks," "you're funny," and so on. Somebody left you a "good writer" piece of fan mail, as you can see on your profile.

        1. sunforged profile image72
          sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Does "great hubs' really, really have to be there!!!

          Its the bane of hubcomments and now its legitimatized by official inclusion ..Im kind of serious

  11. Anti-Matter profile image59
    Anti-Matterposted 13 years ago

    Great feature. I've only been around a short while but I've been reading that HubPages is always making improvements, now I've seem it for myself.

  12. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 13 years ago

    I really love this new feature, it kinda makes me feel all warm and gooey inside. I will pat myself on the back, thanks.

    Now, can I hug you guys? It's a great improvement!

    Thanks for all the work--and digging the new Up/Down banner, too. Much better.

  13. wavegirl22 profile image50
    wavegirl22posted 13 years ago

    a m a z i n g!!!! I love it. . I think you guys hit a out of the park homerun with this one!

  14. Jen's Solitude profile image85
    Jen's Solitudeposted 13 years ago

    At first I wondered if this was part of an ad that appeared right above it, but moving my mouse across the section revealed its true nature to me. Very cool! I came here to confirm that this is in fact a new feature.

  15. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Wow! If I'm ever down in the dumps, I need only go to my accolades and read how great I am.  (It also taught me how to spell accolades.) Thanx.

  16. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    Excellent...Now I'm off to see how great I am!

    Cheers for this Hubpages Team!!

  17. Dame Scribe profile image57
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Thank you HP Team! you are awesome! and just make us look awesome too, (blush) smile

  18. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 13 years ago

    hahahahaha, I was just commenting on another forum thinking the accolades had been there for a while and I never noticed.  big_smile

  19. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    How wonderful!!!!  What a great new feature, kudos to HP , I love it! big_smile

  20. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    I just noticed and wondered why there wasn't a thread on this, then I saw it at the top. Wow! hubpages you have made me feel good, so thanks smile
    I also had fanned someone earlier tonight, and as I was writing the fan mail saw the other feature where just ticking a box would make that other hubber feel good. WTG!!
    And I agree with Rochelle. It's good to have a reminder of how to spell 'accolades'.

  21. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    Very cool feature!  I'm actually impressed with my own accolades - who knew?!

    I'm off to check out the other changes...

  22. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 13 years ago

    great idea great design .  well done ! smile

  23. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    oh yeah, we're like a bunch of kids with new toys! thanks HP! big_smile

  24. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    WAY TO GO STAFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Looks great!!!

    Much better layout. I even found the Hubtivity on the bottom profile and fans proudly showing really good move.

    Thank you HubPages Staff!!

    Just because your an AWESOME group! smile

  25. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 13 years ago

    Now this I do like.

  26. earnestshub profile image80
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Hubpages rocks!  smile

    1. LarasMama profile image61
      LarasMamaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      These are awesome! Just one problem - you can't rate any hubs on the hub hopper as "Useful" or "Beautiful" etc... could you add this into the hub hopper? smile

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image74
        Maddie Ruudposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Good thinking.  We'll do that.

  27. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    The other great thing about this  change is that Hubtivity has been moved down. New visitors are more likely to see the new feature.

  28. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    I'm liking the Accolades... but I'm curious why near my avatar it says I've been a member for 4 years, but my Accolade says I've been here for 3.  It actually will be 4 years in July 2010.  Is this discrepancy just a funky thing that's going to exist, or is there a way to more closely align the dates?

    1. barryrutherford profile image77
      barryrutherfordposted 13 years agoin reply to this


    2. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The number near your avatar  is being rounded to the nearest year, whereas the accolade is strictly whether you have hit the exact 4 year mark. I agree that this inconsistency is awkward, so most likely we'll change it.

  29. browsed profile image56
    browsedposted 13 years ago

    Wow it is great

  30. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 13 years ago

    Loved it Jason. smile
    Is it possible to integrate this into the widgets we place in blogs and sites (widgets showing latest, hot, best)?
    Best Regards

    1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think that this is a good idea. I'll add it to the list I keep. Thanks!

  31. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Hey SunSeven, I have a widget from HubPages on my blog and it's already has the options of latest, hot and best available. smile

    Or are you talking about the accolades themselves?? Just curious. smile

    1. SunSeven profile image62
      SunSevenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I was curious whether it is possible to combine the accolades and the widget so as it appears either on top or bottom of the panel.

  32. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 13 years ago

    Wow! This is fantastic! Love this feature.

  33. Jason Menayan profile image58
    Jason Menayanposted 13 years ago

    I'm glad that the response is overall positive! smile

    I will ask Fawntia (who coded the Accolades feature) to answer some of your questions in this thread tomorrow. She, of course, is the authority on how things work on the backend.

    1. SunSeven profile image62
      SunSevenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thats great Jason. Will it be out of place if you can include the "Referrals/Referred" button in the Accolades?

  34. Mekenzie profile image79
    Mekenzieposted 13 years ago

    Love the new feature .. Thank YOU!  Is there a way we can see how people rated us .. VOTE UP - VOTE DOWN .. Useful, Funny, Awesome, Beautiful?

    It's really fun to see what 'awards' we've been given and then to evaluate our strengths and see areas where we can improve. Thanks HUBPAGES!

    1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The number of thumbs up or thumbs down that your Hubs have received is a secret, but the other things (useful, funny, awesome, beautiful) are displayed publicly near the bottom of each Hub. For example, on the Hub Is it Cheaper to Eat Fast Food or Real Food?, you can see that the Hub has been voted as 'useful' one time (as of right now). If you go to the author's profile page, you can see a cumulative summary of the praise that all of her Hubs have received. It takes some time for votes to be counted, so if you vote a Hub as 'funny' it might take some time for it to appear on the Hubber's profile.

      1. Mekenzie profile image79
        Mekenzieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  Good explanation.

  35. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Love the accolades section! Very cool addition.  Thanks HP!

    I've wondered about the date issue like Relache.  I noticed that I switched to 2 yrs at about 19 months.  So does that mean I'll click over to 3 years in October when I hit the 2 yr mark beginning my 3rd year?  My accolades shows 1 yr and my profile shows 2.  It'll be 2 yrs in October.

  36. Research Analyst profile image74
    Research Analystposted 13 years ago

    Very nice, thanks for all the useful improvements and ways to better engage with other writers.

  37. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I do have a couple questions.... The accolades are manually added by staff or automatic?

    Second, I was just looking a KCC Big Country profile (HI KCC!), and found the accolade for Answer questions??

    Is that for writing hubs about questions answered or just answering questions?  I am going on the impression it is about writing hubs as answers to questions. But, if I could get a more informative answer, it would be great.

    Thank you so much for all that you do. It's wonderful! smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image84
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's for answering the questions found on "Answers".  I have posed over 300 questions and have answered over 10 myself.

      Which I believe is writing a hub in response to the question, not a quickie answer.  I hate that we even have the quickie answer as an option.

    2. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The accolades are not added by staff; they are automatic.

      KCC Big Country is correct that right now, only Hubs that answer a question are being counted. But I'm about to change that so that the shorter responses are also counted (sorry KCC Big Country)!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        LOL.....can they be counted separately?  I hardly think someone with a two word silly reply deserves the same credit as someone who took the time to write an entire hub on the topic.  Just my 2 cents.  smile

        1. Whitney05 profile image83
          Whitney05posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I second this. There should be a difference in answering question by just a few lines and answering with a full hub. It would give people more incentive to write hubs from the question instead of just a short answer. That's what the page was initially intended for anyway... Give people ideas to write hubs on, not a Yahoo Answers bunch of crap questions on opinions and short answers. :-/

  38. SiddSingh profile image61
    SiddSinghposted 13 years ago

    Great feature!

    I went to the profile page before the forums, and thought it was an ad!

  39. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    The answers were written into Hubs. Yes or No?

    As for posting 300 questions my dear friend, I do not think I will reach that. lol  I am more of a person who likes the challenge of answering questions. lol

    1. SunSeven profile image62
      SunSevenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Use the "make a hub about it" button smile

  40. ngureco profile image79
    ngurecoposted 13 years ago

    This is great.

    I initially thought they are new ads. I think I need more ads in that page.

  41. Mike Lickteig profile image77
    Mike Lickteigposted 13 years ago

    I like the new features very much, it is a nice addition to the profile pages and comments.  Thanks for the new look!

  42. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 13 years ago

    Impressive addition. Hubpages just keeps gettin' better an' better! Kudos to all involved in makin' it happen!

  43. Shil1978 profile image89
    Shil1978posted 13 years ago

    These features are so cool. Just checked them out and they are truly fantastic. Thank you Jason and the HubPages Team. You guys keep making these awesome changes smile

  44. oderog profile image46
    oderogposted 13 years ago

    ACCOLADES a great feature and also act as an encouragement tool when things are down be it traffic or earning, you can still turn to your ACCOLADES and see your past success, you need your past success as a source of encouragement to achieve more success in the future

    1. soni2006 profile image77
      soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you oderog. Our past success encourages us to work more and more and become successful again.

  45. Andrew0208 profile image58
    Andrew0208posted 13 years ago

    Much added value, quite interesting seeing the new features on my profile this morning. I really commend the HubPages team for this development.

  46. E. A. Wright profile image74
    E. A. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    I like this change, and I've already started using the "useful" button.

  47. humagaia profile image57
    humagaiaposted 13 years ago

    Like it! How about a top HubScore reached - that would fit nicely with my HubTonners Hall of Fame.

  48. charanjeet kaur profile image61
    charanjeet kaurposted 13 years ago

    Love this feature, a little boost for my ego lol. It really looks well designed, Thanks Hubteam I am taking a screenshot never recieved so many medals in one go. lol.

  49. tonymac04 profile image72
    tonymac04posted 13 years ago

    I like the look of the new profile page very much indeed! Thanks to the Hub Team for the constant improvements.

  50. Shalini Kagal profile image55
    Shalini Kagalposted 13 years ago

    Great new idea - love it smile


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