In Hubs' Comment Capsules, we've made a few enhancements (coming very soon):
- Comments left by the author of the Hub are reflected as "Hub Author" in a bubble next to the username.
- Commenter level is indicated next to your username and when you left the comment.
Note: If you have hidden your Accolades from your profile, you comments will not display your level.
This is a way for readers of your Hubs to recognize comments left by the person who wrote the Hub, and established community members who have an admirable track record of commenting on others' Hubs.
More on Accolades, including the Great Commenter Accolade, here: http://hubpages.com/faq/#accolades
The color coding of this feature is not working. Take a look at this hub:
(I picked it because it has 100s of comments)
Search for "Hub Author" and you will see quite a few people who are not me are marked in blue!
Yep, there are a couple of bugs. Thank you for reporting it.
Hey, it's the Friday before Labor Day weekend...these things happen. ;-) (Will be fixed soon)
Would it be possible for each individual hubber to have a choice to opt out of this new feature on their hub's comment area? If not I'm for doing away with it altogether as well. It's going to cause people to stop making comments, and it's just too gaudy looking. There's also another problem now where if you want to stop following someone, you can't. Why is this?
Frankly, I just love it!
I tend to be motivated to strive to get to the higher levels if it's recognized. If I've been a bit sloppy, I try harder to change my ways and improve. I don't mind this new system at all. I just hope that instead of being upset, those who aren't in the yellow yet will work harder to get there. Those who want to delete their comments capsules may be cutting off their noses to spite their faces. After all, don't comments help search engine ranking and page views?
thanks for the advise.. I'll be doing it the next time
Alas! We all get comments that are sometimes a little bit off the mark of our intent for that hub. I, for one, am always fine with that. I accept all positive comments in the spirit in which they are intended.
But if I get a comment that's emblazoned in yellow, and it is not absolutely perfect in all respects; I have no choice but to immediately delete it. This is not a good thing.
I went through a few of my hubs when I saw the different colors trying to figure them out and some of the comments that I have left back to people are showing up in yellow and people that have commented on my hubs are showing up as the hub author even though it is my hub they are commenting on. Is this a glitch?
Yes, a bit of a glitch. It's being fixed now and should be reflected on the site shortly.
Thank you for your patience!
Thanks and I like this new comment enhancement
Hold on a sec, paradigmsearch: we might be updating that soon. That was one variant that we thought about, but we have another that will likely get rolled out soon...
This is a ridiculous and confusing change. It is absolutely not an enhancement.
I could care a rat's ass about blue and yellow and what others' rankings are when they make a comment. I'm the judge of that worth, not HP.
Take a look again, everyone - the change went out with the most recent build (about 2 minutes ago).
There is one small bug that will be fixed shortly (showing the Commenter Levels 1-4 in a light gray, not white).
So I'm a level 2. This means I'm a crappy commenter? I'm not as good as level three or four? At least I'm better than a one....
Agreed! I, too, am a Level 2, but I notice that certain folks who drop by every hub they see and write "Nice hub" are Level 8
Those short "Nice Hub" type of comments are actually working against them in terms of the way levels are calculated. I suppose they must be leaving longer, more genuine comments on other Hubs.
This actually has more to do with *how often* you leave comments that aremeaningful, rather than how meaningful comments are in general. Thus, someone with a higher level is leaving meaningful comments with a higher frequency-in a way you can look at it as being a reflection on how much time you have to read hubs and comment on them. Therefore, if you can only spend an hour a day commenting on hubs you will not have commented on as many hubs where people can spend three hours a day commenting.
Am expecting the best. Keep the good work coming. Great job
You forgot to mention what the levels even MEAN
Today is the day I made my last comment on a hub.
This is a stupid and divisive move.
I love the enhancement Jason! I think you guys are really on the right path. I like that the author of the hub still retains the right to moderate before allowing the comment. And I also like the fact that we get to see who is committed to the community through comments and interaction (the color coding ranking thing). It is just another fun attribute to play with here on HubPages. And after all is said and done, it has to be fun, or it ain't worth the trouble!
Big HubHugs to the team~
Thank you, K9keystrokes!
And as a Level 7 Commenter, that's fantastic that people will recognize you (and other Great Commenters like you) who read and provide insightful comments on their Hubs.
Okay,...extra HubHugs for Jason!
Of course, if enough people dislike this feature, we may well see a sudden disappearance of comment capsules from many hubs.
Oh, and why are both colour coding *and* a reference to level of commentating is necessary?
this isn't a gripe. It is confusion. Isn't this redundant?
Even with the glitch, this is a great feature to see you've added. HubPages keeps getting better and better, IMHO!
Not that concerned about this feature one way or the other, except that I think it looks ugly.
Agreed, and adding that it's useless.
Agree - and distracting
very ugly -- no value really that I can see
Thanks, everyone. (Including those that express liking something by griping about it)
I'll share your thanks with Tom and James, who built and designed it, respectively.
Another wonderful add-on! Will have to get used to it, but change is always good.
Nice feature to look forward...thanks!
If anyone else finds this feature at best meaningless and at worst divisive (good word whoever used it), then I have the following suggestion, which I already made on another thread but is worth repeating here: make your accolades private. Then your commenter level won't show up when you post a comment to someone else's hub.
The existence of features like this (and the "thumbs up/down" thing you get on some forums) is depressing because brings it home to you that yes, there really are people out there who might just base their assessment of someone's comments on the person's commenter rating and not on the actual words they used. Grrr.
Edit: I've just noticed the global comment capsule settings thingy in the "My Account" section. Now that IS useful. Please, please HP can we concentrate on useful stuff?
I'm sure HP knows where they are going with all these changes, because don't forget, there's gonna be an entirely new site design soon. Which btw looks awesome.
This is really cool, in my opinion. It will make hubbers post more than "that's cool" on hubs which will be nice! It's always nice to get a well thought out comment on my hubs and I try my best to leave well thought out comments although I don't often comment. I think this is a good direction for HubPages.
I really do not see any value addition to the current pages other than the unsightly blotches marring the comments.. does it serve any purpose??
change is always for betterment. So at least I look forward for it
Change may make things better, but it may also make them worse, or have no effect whatsoever.
According to this amazing new color-coded system I am a level 7 commenter. Wow, did I get promoted ? LOL! Great enhancement!
Now all I need is a Hub enhancement to get me a coffee and cereal for breakfast, guys that would be just sweet! LOL! Kidding!
Another great idea, and it allows great comments to be made, and encourages the ones who comment less to comment more. Might it have been easier to perhaps just have a smaller box shape with a colored number inside it with a number from 1 - 8 in it or something? Just a wee thought. No big deal.
One issue is what happens if someone decides to "unfollow" someone for any reason, what happens in the comments? Will they auto-update I wonder?
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