Your accolade for leaving engaging n insightful comments is now graded

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  1. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    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 ?

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is a new HP policy to cope with the panda update. Didn't you know?tongue

      1. sofs profile image80
        sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Can you explain that further..   Obviously I didn't and that is why I asked for information. tongue

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
          Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. sofs profile image80
            sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That doesn't sound logical.. .. may be there is another reason for the whole exercise
            or
            it is just one more carrot like the accolade itself to get people be more active in the community.

            1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
              Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              That post was intended to be sarcastic. Guess I didn't do well to make it one. smile

    2. SunSeven profile image67
      SunSevenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Best of luck, and, keep falling for it. smile

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I hadn't seen it until you posted this. (One more number not to pay a lot of attention to.   smile  )

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't make a great difference though .. I was just wondering.. What these changes are about and do they really contribute to making this site any better.

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    just seen i am level six, have to work harder i guess!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What, are you kidding? A level six is pretty good!

  4. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    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 big_smile

    I have also Noticed that those who have lost faith in the site and left.. Don't Have to Worry What It Means Sofs... smile

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL good to see you back... lol

  5. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    Even though I'm only a level III, I like the new graded accolade.

  6. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    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

  7. jponiato profile image81
    jponiatoposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. jponiato profile image81
      jponiatoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Never mind - I see it on other profiles.

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image65
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I don't, where in hell is it???

  8. Jeff Berndt profile image89
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    So is Level I the top or the bottom?

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back Pearldiver

  10. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    I am only a III. Guess I need to shut-up in the forums! My comments must be worthless in helping others.

  11. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    No big deal. wink

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Apparently I leave "crass and unhelpful comments on many hubs".

    Oh well.  It's still an accolade.

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Michael Willis profile image77
          Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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."

            1. Rosie2010 profile image73
              Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol

            2. Ign Andy profile image57
              Ign Andyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOL, I should try that smile

            3. workingmomwm profile image83
              workingmomwmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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!

        2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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!"

  13. prairieprincess profile image94
    prairieprincessposted 7 years ago

    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.

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    where can you find this information??

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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)

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats Wesman, WTG!!

    2. prairieprincess profile image94
      prairieprincessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      From the Learning Centre, under Accolades.

  15. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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...

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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. . . . .

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol... very good.

            edit: oh and likewise I'm sure.  There must be an accolade for mutual whatever.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, like G they can't check the quality, it is subjective..

  16. tlpoague profile image86
    tlpoagueposted 7 years ago

    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.

  17. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Wow! that is a lot of information here... at least we know now that we have levels to attain LoL ..lol

  18. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    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/

    big_smile

  19. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Simone...I will do that smile

    EDIT
    LOL  Negative marking for short comments ..mmm may deter those great hubs, good work types  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exaaaactly wink

      1. Sally's Trove profile image80
        Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Jason Menayan profile image59
          Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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. smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image80
            Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well then, do you think that needs to be stated in the blog post, which as of now, doesn't say that? smile

            1. Jason Menayan profile image59
              Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Sure, we can clarify that. smile

  20. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Well I like to always be number 1, so I guess I'll leave mine the way it is, 1. big_smile

  21. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I put this in the HubKarma pile.

    yawn

    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.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

    2. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

 
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