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Hubpages Elite

  1. sid_candid profile image61
    sid_candidposted 6 years ago

    How can a hubber become Hubpages elite? What are the functions of a hubpages elite apart from publishing hubs and being active in the forum? What are benefits of being a Hubpages Elite?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are no benefits. The only reward is animosity from the disgruntled members who lean towards being jealous in nature.

      But on a serious note, the majority of "Elite" members didn't sign up to be recognised as elite. They volunteered to do community work because it seemed like the right thing to do. The E symbol came much later.

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Given the dislike of the "e", they might get more volunteers if they dropped it - or made displaying it optional.

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ever since the introduction of the "e" they've had plenty more interest in people wanting to volunteer.

          I also think HP discovered that they can't please everyone.

          1. Pcunix profile image88
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They could if they made displaying it optional smile

      2. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Very well put.  One of the reasons I retired my "e".

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And you've retired the monkey sad

          Some of my favourite forum moments involves that monkey. Happy cymbal clapping monkey gives wise gentle advice to newbie and newbie completely misinterprets the advice and has a meltdown. How many times did that happen? smile

          You're a stand-out here at HP. And even without the E you're Excellent, Exceptional and Extremelyfabulous.

          1. Haunty profile image82
            Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Now I know it's not just I who feels this way. That monkey was for me a symbol of experience and helpfulness. Therefore I rather dislike anything other than that monkey on KCC Big Country.

            1. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              A friendly face... a light at the end of the tunnel... a beacon of light on the horizon.

              I miss the monkey.

              1. KCC Big Country profile image86
                KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Ok Glen, you're making me blush.  Stop it.  LOL

                A light? really now?   LOL

            2. KCC Big Country profile image86
              KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Awwww thank you.  It really makes me feel good.

          2. KCC Big Country profile image86
            KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL.....I think newbies saw the monkey as some evil creature from hell.  You and I went through at least a half dozen of those meltdowns where I'm left standing with my jaw wide open wondering what the hell just happened.  Some really crazy stuff. 

            I'm really flattered that you've found some good things the "e" might stand for.  You've made my day.  Thank you.

            Regarding the monkey.....my family has been on me for a long time to get rid of it.  Some of you may not have realized there was a story behind the monkey that involved the death of my father.  I discovered HubPages only a month after his death...in fact...exactly one month after his death.  I have a hub about it if anyone is interested.  Look up "clapping monkey" in the hubs and you'll probably find it.  My family thought it was time to retire the monkey since he's now been dead for 2 years.  They also felt I needed a more feminine avatar since most seemed to think I was a male.  It was also thought that I might be taken more seriously with something other than a monkey.  Who knows?  I can say that I've had back to back record-breaking months for Adsense since changing it.  Before the day is out I will have already made more this month than I did last month and last month was my all time best.  Perhaps I'll bring the monkey back from time to time....but for now.....you'll have to deal with the one-eyed chick.

            1. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I'd giggle at the response. Your words were chosen carefully and maybe even edited for clarity. But never have I see such a response, and not once, or twice, but more times than I care to admit.

              Usually that kind of blunt over reactive response was reserved for the very short replies myself or Relache would give. A looooong question that needed nothing more than a yes or no answer. Which we'd give, and then their nose would be out of joint.

              There's just no pleasing some people. big_smile


              That's understandable. The clapping monkey did something... I'm not sure if filled a void is the word for it. But it was doing something. But now you've found closure. So if the monkey doesn't return that's fine and completely understandable.

              It's funny how we tend to recognise the avatar before we notice the username. It becomes our calling card. I had a close up of MY eye once, but a few people thought I was a hot chick with an attitude.

              1. KCC Big Country profile image86
                KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                I remember that avatar.  I loved it! How in the world did anyone think it was a female? But hey, I would think hot chicks with attitudes could be a plus sometimes.  smile

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago
  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Funny but I can't remember how I got to be included in it. Truly, I forget. I didn't apply. And Darkside's correct - I was helping out a little way before the 'e' appeared and when it did, I needed it pointing out.

    Don't do it expecting any special treatment, you wont get it. We still follow the same rules and know exactly the same about how the site works as you or anyone else - despite popular belief to the contrary.

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto, ditto. I think it was Ryan Hupfer, ex-HP staffer, who volunteered me, I mean, asked me to help out. smile Several months later I log in and there's a little "e" thingee on my avatar. Took me a while to figure out what it was for. I just thought my kids had informed him that they had been instructed to call me the Empress of Everything. smile

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Though the $1000 Amazon gift voucher as a Christmas bonus is a nice gesture.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I discovered from another thread that darkside is a keeper. smile

    As for frogdropping..., I’m still aglow… smile

  5. lorlie6 profile image87
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I miss the monkey, too, but change can be good...just wanted to chime in here that the 'e' means work, putting yourself out there, if you will!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Hard to wave my little monkey paw when I no longer have a little monkey paw to wave, huh?  LOL

      1. lorlie6 profile image87
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Blink that sexy eye!

        1. KCC Big Country profile image86
          KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I could do that....LOL     (Look at you with that 100 score!!  Way to go!  You seem to see that quite often these days, huh?)  I haven't seen it in a long time.  I got close a couple of weeks ago...I had 99 for a few hours.  LOL)

  6. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Deary me - and I was thinking of retiring my avatar. Seems us hanimals are an endangered species lol

    As for the $1000 Amazon gift bonus well - I'm not greedy. HP? Can I just have a Kindle please? That's only $140 and you can give the other $860 gift voucher to the first hubber that comes up with an answer to the following question: What is a frogdropping?

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this
      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think we have a winner.....nice graphic explanation they've come up with.   I especially like the part about the white part.

    2. Haunty profile image82
      Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you willing to trade the eff for a kindle, then? big_smile

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Umm. Ahhh. Errrrr. Maybe.

        As HP haven't given me an eff, I'll go for the Kindle. They had their chance ...

  7. lorlie6 profile image87
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Thanks, KCC, it is always a surprise, especially since I haven't written a hub in 3 weeks! smile

  8. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    That true about your earnings KCC? Not that I'm suggesting you're untruthful, more related to maybe I should drop mine. Though being honest, it's the name too. Utterly silly. Mine I mean smile

    @wrylilt - good try. Potential winner but for the yukky graphic explanation. I almost brought my coffee up tongue

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely the truth.  However, I really don't attribute it to the change in my avatar.  I'd like to think it's my highly successful seasonal hubs.  I have a couple from last year that have really ripened up nicely this year.

  9. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    That gift card will be awesome! lol lol

  10. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    These days, anyone can volunteer to become an Elite if he or she would like big_smile

    When someone requests to become a greeter, we review them and based on these criteria...

    -Minimum of six months’ worth of experience as a hubber
    -Compliance with HubPages’ terms of service (no infractions for six months)
    -Friendly behavior in communications on HubPages.com and off the site with regards to HubPages matters
    -High quality, original hubs
    -Excellent written English
    -A Hubscore over 80

    ... either onboard them or ask them to apply again when whatever it is about their account that does not meet our criteria has changed!

 
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