Have you noticed that ?? I am a level VII commentator it says ..
Is there a particular reason for this ??
Could someone enlighten me on this ?
This is a new HP policy to cope with the panda update. Didn't you know?
Can you explain that further.. Obviously I didn't and that is why I asked for information.
This way they will know who isn't posting comments regularly and thus making it easier for them to choose people for un-publishing articles.
That doesn't sound logical.. .. may be there is another reason for the whole exercise
it is just one more carrot like the accolade itself to get people be more active in the community.
I've not noticed that at all. Assuming that you are right, then I think it's a good thing. Sometimes I get in too big of a hurry and leave lame ass comments like "brilliant hub!," "Great job!," etc.
Seems like an Info Barrel type improvement, but an improvement just the same. I think that accolade was too easy to get.
I hadn't seen it until you posted this. (One more number not to pay a lot of attention to. )
Sofs... Just Chill.... just smile and take it for what it is!
Irrespective of purpose.. it demonstrates that HP are BUSY Making the site better for all of us
I have also Noticed that those who have lost faith in the site and left.. Don't Have to Worry What It Means Sofs...
Even though I'm only a level III, I like the new graded accolade.
I also noticed it today. It also says VII on mine, and I thought what da heck is that for? Is it I to X? or is it I to C? lol
Where are you seeing this? I'm not seeing it on my profile. Maybe I haven't left enough insightful comments to earn a rating.
That's my question too - is it better to be number 1 or number 10 on this scale? And what is the maximum/best you can get?
I probably shouldn't care because I am sure that this accolade has no impact on anything, but those behavioral psychologists at Hubpages seem to have come up with another carrot to entice us to do their bidding.
I am only a III. Guess I need to shut-up in the forums! My comments must be worthless in helping others.
Apparently I leave "crass and unhelpful comments on many hubs".
Oh well. It's still an accolade.
I am in the same boat it seems, so you are not alone.
Guess we should start hitting hundreds of hub saying..."good hub" or we suffer the consequences. lol (Not!)
Like Ray has said, it really is no big deal. Kinda like the HubKarma thingy.
An empty comment or like or vote is an insult I think, but it's the way things are going. I landed on Huffington Post the other day and was shocked.. shocked I tell you... by the way they have gone for interaction.
Forget the journalism, the whole site - well I checked a couple of page - consisted of crappy article - followed by hundreds of comments.
Some of the commenters had medals for commenting!
It's madness, but I guess it makes Huffington a nice Google friendly interactive site.
I'm off now to get my other ID's doing a bit of commenting on my poorest hubs.
I know what you mean. It gets ridiculous. When things are so bad for a site because of bad content, we are encouraged to act more like a social site than a writers site.
You should see some of my comments.
"This looks like a spam article, and you look like a spammer. Good God, you've not even uploaded an Avatar. I'm flagging this, scum, never come back here. Toodles."
Oh, how I've wanted to leave comments like that, but I haven't (too chicken, I guess). I just flag the hub and move on. Too funny!
If Google loves interactive. . . .then so do I, but only for the obvious reasons.
"Top O' The Morning, Google! How would you like your coffee, good Sir? Creme de la Creme again is it? Oh No Sir! Tis No Trouble at all!"
This is from the Learning Centre:
"Great Commenter: leaves engaging and insightful comments on others' Hubs, as well as responding to others' comments on their own Hubs. Hubbers can achieve a level of I to VIII (in Roman Numerals) depending on the amount they contribute."
So, it goes up to VIII.
Check out your accolades, Pretty one! Mine - I just now checked, says I'm a level VIII commenter! (bragging, ignore me, but that's what it says)
From the Learning Centre, under Accolades.
How can the filter used to "rank" a person's comment for an enlightened or engaging comment tell the difference in a comment for the rank or if it is a real enlightened/engaging comment? Guess it is about the number of comments instead of the quality of comments.
Good question. Perhaps either the number of commented hubs is the thing? Or it could even be number of hubs viewed vs comments left? Or even, it could be length of text in comments submitted?
Of course the length of text per comments left could be manipulated severely, but it's not like we get paid for the accolade, so it's just a sort of. . . .feel good thing, I 'spose.
I bow to your superior grade 8 knowledge Wesman. Although curiously I don't recall seeing an insightful and engaging comment from you on any of my hubs.
I demand a recount...
Tis because I'm usually left in awe of your hubs. Happy to be associated with you - simply by having a profile on the same domain. . . . .
yeah, like G they can't check the quality, it is subjective..
Oops! I miss read mine that said I had a Vll and I thought it meant I was doing a crappy job commenting. With graduation going on this upcoming weekend, my attendance on HP is slacking. I was happy to see my profile hit 100, if only for a few hours.
Those are some great questions Michael. I was wondering the same.
Wow! that is a lot of information here... at least we know now that we have levels to attain LoL ..
To those of you still looking for more details on the updated Great Commenter Accolade, check out our latest blog post: http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/05/commenter-accolade/
Thanks Simone...I will do that
LOL Negative marking for short comments ..mmm may deter those great hubs, good work types
There seems to be a fracture between what you are saying, Simone, and what Jason is saying in his most recent comment to the blog post.
Either there's a penalty for short comments, or there isn't.
Sorry about the confusion!
A very consistent, repetitive pattern of short comments will be penalized (the "great Hub!" kind). Comments of varying length, including the occasional short-but-sweet kind, are fine.
Well I like to always be number 1, so I guess I'll leave mine the way it is, 1.
I put this in the HubKarma pile.
Would be nice to get less "great hubs" though.
Want a worthwhile accolade? Ill give it away.
Social Promoter Accolade (This Hubber shares great finds with their friends and social network)
Set some event tracking to follow clicks by logged in users for Twitter, FB et al, and encourage something that gets some additional offpage eyes.
If it catches on phase out the thumbs up/thumbs down and internal "show' buttons and highlight the offsite share features more prominently.
you can put a little 's" on the accolade for "social" and as a secret nod to me giving you the best accolade idea to date even though every day Ｉ ｈａｖｅ ｔｏ ｅｄｉｔ ｙｅｔ ａｎｏｔｈｅｒ ｈｕｂ．
I like this idea. It sure beats that facebook recommendations spot at the end of the right-hand column on a Hub. I could care less about those recommendations...I see them when I log on to fb and see my "friends" activity. Why duplicate what I already see on fb?
If HP wants to promote social networking via "Twitter, FB et al", then reward Hubbers for their efforts to promote their own HP writings, and the writings of others Hubbers, on social networks.
Before I joined fb, that fb recommendations spot on an HP Hub featured popular Hubs (determined by numbers of views or fb "likes"), Hubs that I wouldn't have seen in any other way. But now that I have an fb account, this HP spot only regurgitates what I've already seen in my fb newsfeed.
by Michael Willis 11 years ago
OK, on the Commenter;leaving insightful and engaging comments Accolade there is a "grade/ranking level number.What does this mean and what is Good and what is bad!In other words..whose comments are insightful/engaging and who of us should just keep quiet? lol
by Sarah Spradlin 4 years ago
I apparently got it... whatever that means haha!
by Anita Saran 8 years ago
I was just awarded the Engaging Writer Accolade. All my 44 hubs are featured. Thank you for your support!
by Shauna L Bowling 16 months ago
I can't find the original mile-long thread surrounding the disabling of comments, but I find it extremely ironic that in today's (1/27/2021) newsletter, entitled "Bask in Apricity", the Pro Tip states this about fiction and poetry writers:"What does it take to be a successful fiction...
by LEWJ 12 years ago
The forums contain a large number of good, insightful and well-expressed comments, as well as humor. There already exists an accolade for insightful hub comments and for total forum posts. An accolade category for insightful or humorous forum comments could be added as...
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How come a hubber gets a Great Discussion Starter accolade when she has not been active for a year?
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