The Unofficial Guide to Interpreting Feedback on Hubpages.

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    As many of you know, HP has recently provided us with a number of new ways to record feedback to the writers of hubs. 

    In addition to just making ordinary comments, you can now add reinforcing clicks  by simply checking the words "Useful", " Funny", " Awesome" or "Beautiful" at the bottom of the posted hub. This is unofficially called the UFAB.

    If you are in a rush, or at a loss for words you don't even need to add a comment or your name.  Just click the UFAB to express your approval.  The beauty of the UFAB, of course, is that all of the choices are positive.  (There are still "up" and "down" buttons" if that  seems appropriate to you.)

    If you deem the article to be  "Crude" , "Ridiculous", "Awful" or "Putrid", you are out of luck because there are no such buttons --and if there were they would spell out a repugnant term that most of us do not want to se attached to our writing.

    Actually -- and some of you don't know this-- you can click more than one of the UFAB terms in case you find a particular hub to be both "Awesome" and "Useful", for instance.

    The most important part of this, as in most sophisticated statistical analysis, is the comparison of the total votes across all of your hubs.

    My overall analysis so far indicates that my hubs are least likely to be "Beautiful" and are only slightly "Awesome".

    Also, I am only slightly more "Funny" than I am "Useful".  Organizing the indicator letters from highest to lowest  makes me a "FUAB "overall-- though I think I would rather be a AFUB.

    My highest ranked hub is actually a BAFU or a BUAF, since the Useful and Funny scores are exactly even.

    Other hubs are merely FAB, UAB (I guess no one thought it was funny because food is so serious), UB,  FA, a few that are only F -- obviously not useful at all. A couple are only U.   I think I will have to go back to work a bit on the the "only U" hubs, they are bringing me perilously close to seeming more Useful than I really am.

    You can check your own feedback by going to your account page and clicking  the 'feedback' option. And don't forget to click the UFABs for others You could make someone feel FABU-lous.

    What are you?

    1. wvierra profile image60
      wvierraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose I am just a UA_ _ because I only have votes in useful and awesome, and none in the other two. Useful being the biggest part of the votes.

      I notice that not a whole lot of people even bother on voting ether way is this because they think it takes to much time?

      Who knows but I always try to vote and also vote up and down other hubbers Hub's maybe that is just me but I think people deserve a vote just for takeing the time to keep Hubpages Interesting. 

      W. Vierra

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 14 years ago

    I am a UFAB overall . Fifty percent more useful than funny but pretty awesome and a little beautiful.

    I just noticed that we have this to see which hubs got rated what.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yup-- That was what I was talking about. It can be accessed from your account page, too.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 14 years ago

    Rochelle Frank, in my humble opinion your forum post is all four of them (the good ones). I'd copy the critter into a hub, but you got first dibs on that.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I thought about that-- but didn't want to work on it too hard. Also, I thought people might feel obligated to rate it. Also, also, if you copy it  it will be flagged a duplicate content.
      and, Thank you.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image77
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    Ah, but you ARE useful, Rochelle! I did not know we had the capability to rate a hub more than one: U or F or A or B.

    So now, in addition to my regular Hub Score, I need to diligently track my Hub Karma and my UFAB rating. When will I have any time to hub big_smile?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I know, Mighty Mom, one more thing we can become possessed, depressed, distressed and obsessed about.

  5. relache profile image68
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    According to my Hub visitors, I'm 63% useful, 17% awesome, 11% beautiful and 9% funny.

  6. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 14 years ago

    I'm UABF.

  7. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 14 years ago

    Oh Rochelle, you crack me up.

    Rating for this thread:  R isible (1)
                                          O ff-beat (1)
                                          F unny (1)
                                          L augh-atious (1)

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    Relache and rmcrayne-- Both of you are the same. I really respect and admire your Uber-Usefulnesses-- but you ladies need to lighten up a little. Let's work toward a little more Funny.

    And Thank you, Teresa, I've never been Risible before.

    1. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You're funny!  Actually in my flesh and blood life, a lot of people think I'm funny.  Interesting that I haven't translated that in print yet.

      1. lorlie6 profile image72
        lorlie6posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I KNOW, rmcrayne and pdh, I'm considered the cut-up in my family, but I'm a AUBF.  Depressing.

        1. rmcrayne profile image93
          rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Why be depressed?!  We know we're funny!  And we can decide if we want to make more of an effort to share our funny-ness with our HP family, or not.

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    my feedback is same with rmcrayne UABF, in real life though most think I am very funny like rm

    1. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I guess we are UABF's while writing hubs. most of my hubs  aren't supposed to be funny. I guess I reserve funny for real life, or sometimes in the political forum--

  10. Mighty Mom profile image77
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    How can being an Awesome Hubber be depressing!???
    I think it's, well.... AWESOME (Like you!)

  11. darkside profile image57
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    I think that Rochelle should take her thread post and make it into a hub!

    Then it can get the feedback that it deserves.

  12. beebong profile image57
    beebongposted 13 years ago

    Be funny- don't resever that , express yourself like never before....the printing press was the only way that people could talk about ideas and news but now we all have our own printing press with HUb Pages and that has taken 500 years of development. Express yourself without fear and without reprocussions for the first time in the history of the world.

  13. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I'm a UABF!

    I wish we had an "interesting." Sometimes none of the others are appropriate.

    1. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Holle I agree 1000%.  I've just been lazy and never seem to get around to emailing the HubPages team to suggest it.

  14. Shadesbreath profile image76
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    You are so F-----g funny Rochelle.  This is one of the best forum posts of all time.  And MM was right, you shoulda made a hub out of this.  This is priceless.

  15. Lily Rose profile image85
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    I'm with what seems to be the majority here (in this thread so far, anyway) - I'm a UABF.  I'll take it!  Most of the stuff I've written has been intended to be useful.  I haven't attempted to be funny at all, although I do have a great sense of humor, just not what I'm here for...

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Well, well. Thank all of y'all for that.  I didn't realize this was still getting comments.

    I've already given my reasons for not making it a hub-- and obviously it wouldn't sell anything. I just thought it would be fun to post something in the forums that was non-political, non-religious and non-contentious.

    I agree that an "Interesting" category might be appropriate, plus it would expand the acronym possibilities.

    1. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is part of the reason that I haven't written 'funny' or humorous anecdote hubs.  Even if you are not concerned about earnings, keywords and SEO are still important to having a readership.  Personal stories are hard to find keywords for that people are actually searching for, and that are representative of the story.

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You can be funny in many places.  Reviews can be funny - almost anything can be.  Definitely does not need to be personal anecdotes.

  17. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 13 years ago

    Hi Rochele, well after my shameful admission that I didn't understand the feedback stuff, I went away and took the trouble to work out what it was all about.  It should come as no surprise to anyone that it turns out I am an AUF.  Not a single beautiful but then I don't write beautiful.  Maybe I should try!

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

    I'm a UFAB - sad but true.  No beauty here lol

  19. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I'm apparently UABF

    (Apparently, more useful than I prefer, way more awesome than I deserve, far less beautiful than I might like, and way less funny than I wish I were.  hmm  )

    I think there needs to be a M for "mediocre" and a G for "good enough, I suppose".  smile   I'd have a lot of those and feel like they were more accurate.  smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image72
      lorlie6posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love your suggestions, Lisa.  I'd probably add "Meh..." for well, if you had to write this drivel, I guess I can cope. smile

  20. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 13 years ago

    This is really funny.

    I'm a UABF!

    Sadly one sick person rated my hub on migraines as funny.  Huh!  I was talking about migraines!

    1. lorlie6 profile image72
      lorlie6posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      travelespresso-maybe we should rate the raters right back.  In your case, he would be an "S," no???smile

      1. travelespresso profile image69
        travelespressoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Too funny lorlie!  Yes.

  21. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Mine are starting to become numerically closer-- mostly because of my beauty salon hub which was supposed to be F -- but is getting way too many A and B votes. I stand by the assertion that it is neither A or B, and it certainly couldn't be very useful-- but then, there's no accounting for taste.

    1. Jemmy-T profile image59
      Jemmy-Tposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I rate this post as F and U .
      I agree with Kathryn, you should try to write a hub about this.

  22. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    sometimes I wonder if my readers who rate me are really really reading the whole hub or just scanning - since they sometimes really miss the point, it seems.  I know I do tend to get a bit wordy - but why they bother rating if they didn't really read it? could be my paranoia here. 

    Now I need some help interpreting other feedback, like comments that are short and noncommital or people who you read and comment on all the time but they never show up in your comment sections - is it because they just don't have time to comment on yours since they're so busy answering comments on theirs?  hmmmmm...

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image74
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Rating this particular post down -1 (mega1's) for being a bit........wordy....... ***Just kidding*** big_smile

  23. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    I think you are right  mega1-- ( I didn't read your  whole comment smile --JK) And that was kind of my whole point, that this rating and  all of the others to some degree don't mean much, but it's better than playing the bubble-exploding game online.

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol  I know, I know  some times my readers are really "scanners"

      yeh - and I stopped the rice one because I knew all the words and it wasn't challenging enough! smile

      but also wondering what makes people do some of the stuff they do online - stuff they wouldn't say or do in real life where people see them and know them and could come after them!  very entertaining!

  24. elayne001 profile image79
    elayne001posted 13 years ago

    I am not near as beautiful nor as funny as I want to be, but at least I am somewhat awesome and mostly useful. Not sure if I like that, but I'll take what I can get. Can't have it all, right?

  25. Kangaroo_Jase profile image74
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago

    I am a UAFB

  26. seanorjohn profile image70
    seanorjohnposted 13 years ago

    1,F 1,A 1,B 0,U. I guess this makes me fabulously useless.

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      oh no  - take a closer look - your hubs haven't gotten the accolades (prob because your readers aren't used to giving rates) but as for you - oh, baby!


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