I've been voting so many hubs up/down, been flagging inappropriate low quality hubs, but seldom uses forums. It's just this week when I seem not to get it. This wasn't the case in the past few weeks. Am I doing something wrong? or missing something?
without the accolade, you know it's hard to get motivation to help in voting up/down, or flagging.
I call it the "lovability" accolade.
That particular critter has been betraying everybody lately. I'm thinking maybe I'll start leaving cookies in front of the monitor when I turn in for the night.
You know, before the accolade people had no problem voting up or commenting on hubs.
I'd sure comment on hubs. It is social. I get friends with being social. However, voting hubs isn't. If I vote hubs without anything in return, it would only feel like a great labor, don't you think?
Ya know... I haven't done that in a long time myself. I've hopped, but haven't done a vote thingy in quite awhile.
I just voted up one of your hubs and clicked 4 of the blue buttons. And that's the name of that tune.
A great labor? really? I vote up because i like the hub, not to get anything in return.
Yes, I'd do that when I liked a hub. However, you won't get the accolade by just that. You have to hop many many hubs and vote them up. When a hub caught my attention, I'd read it, and when I liked it, I vote it up. But, that's not what I was talking about. The accolade will only appear when you do almost, let's say 50 hubs or so?
Have you ever wondered why you don't have the accolade? That's because you're not doing enough.
I'd still vote a hub but will no longer for a while try doing the tedious effort of voting up while hopping.
I have the accolade,and it never disappears as far as I know. Accolades are pretty meaningless to me so I don't check them every day.
It is more than just voting up hubs or hub hopping.
Do you help new users in the forums, that is another contributing factor? 65 posts in 8 months is not a lot.
But as Tina says, don't worry about it.
But I still don't understand how one click of the mouse is such a tedious and hard thing.
are we in a dispute here?
it was not there earlier. it seemed you managed to get it before coming back here.
it's true i am already 8 months here, but i only got active last month.
fyi, it's not just a click. if it's only a click without checking the hubs, then THAT is simple.
well, enough of this. this will become a long thread if we just keep on justifying what we both said.
please don't consider my posts as aggressive. it sometimes could give wrong impressions.
I went away for six months and go mine back after making about a dozen posts in the forums.
It appears once in a while Kuya. Just don't focus on it too much... There are other means to gain an accolade. Just keep voting and commenting the way you would even without that accolade. Hehehehe!
You're still one of the fantastic hubbers I know here in Hubpages.
I was not trying to argue with you.
I'm just trying to tell you that if you hang out in the forums more and help new users you will not need to hub hop so much or vote up as much.
I didn't realize there were bonus points (accolades) for so many things. I hadn't read up on them that much, but I had been hopping and commenting (I feel it's important to support each other and recognize good writing). Then I got a little accolade for answering questions or something, so I read up a bit. I admit that was a nice feeling, but I don't plan to adjust my behavior in order to earn points. I do plan to hop hubs as i have time, flag the bad stuff, vote up or down (just now figured that one out) and comment or answer questions. I feel getting accolades is like getting backlinks; if it happens organically, you're doing it the right way.
What with all the accolades on the one hand, and the hub moderation and constant checking for "violations" on the other, I can't help wondering if HP's management have at some point overdosed on a behaviourism textbook.
I agree with you, EmpressFelicity - I think that some people, in order to get certain accolades, are looking for violations where there aren't any. This has the potential of creating a hostile environment, especially since you can't actually discuss the violation with the person who flagged it. I've had people flagging my articles for ridiculous stuff recently, and I don't see the point of it, (i.e. using the tags "to" or "how"). Then I have to turn around and explain why I used certain tags, then wait for the powers that be to realize the moderator's error in judgment. In the meantime, my flagged hubs aren't earning money, and that affects my bottom line.
If this keeps up, I'll move my articles elsewhere or post them on my own websites.
If there are people doing this just because they want to earn a badge, then shame on them.
I never, ever flag anything unless it's obviously spam, spun, in a foreign language or has definitely been plagiarised (which I check by copying and pasting several successive chunks of text into Google and doing a search). And even then I don't actively go looking for this stuff any more.
For the less obvious "infractions", I think it's up to HubPages. Not my job, nor should it be.
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