This is strange. I was a level 3 commenter and have been commenting a lot in the last week, hopefully considered quality comments, but I went down to a level 2 commenter today. Does anyone know if Hubpages changed their commenting rules? I find this frustrating.
Just so you know, I have been wondering the same thing, as I have experienced in recent days what you describe. I think therefore a change in the commenting rules is a likely conclusion.
Mine has not went lower...yet. I am still at level 5. But Dee could be right on the money, they may have changed the rules governing the comment levels.
I guess you should not worry about these numbers... it is there just to keep you active on this site and serves no other purpose..Keep doing what you do... mine went down a few months ago and reverted back after about a month. It hasn't gone up since...
The comments you make give you internal links, strengthening your sub domain and the site as a whole. I should probably make more.
Your comment, Will, is a good overriding point to keep in mind.
I read that Google had devalued internal links therefore they held little value apart from within HP, they won't give you or the site any advantage outside of HP any more.
I am active on the site and it seemed that the more active I was, my numbers when down. Weird.
Watch the shells. Which one is the pea under? Play again?
No, no change. The Commenter level is calculated using a moving 9-month window, so it might be that you haven't left as many comments in the past month as you did 10 months ago, for instance.
Also, very short comments (like 1-2 word comments) do not help your score; not sure if that applies to the comments you've left.
Yeah Right!! Tell the Whole Story Jason!
It does annoy me that in real life my Level of Sarcasm has always been a 10..
and here on HP.. with absolutely no appreciation of: my accent, quick wit, ability to deflate over zealous egos, total lack of tact and blatant honesty.. the best I can get here is a 5!!
Wow.. thanks for that.. yes.. it is always so much clearer with a mouth full of strawberries...
Mine is very southern (with or without the strawberries) I am sure you'd like it!
Yum... thanks.. I'm sure... I loved the range of Southern accents, on the occasions that I've been to the states..
In many northern states I found a lot of people thought my accent was Australian, yet in the south everyone picked my accent as Kiwi!
But to be fair, I wonder if my tee-shirt saying: "I Love New Zealand!" was a clue?
OMG, we both have Elvish accents! (get it?)
Funny thing about accents. I remember being in Rome and my accent was mistaken firstly for Irish and then Australian by a couple of American tourists. But I committed a blooper of my own when I mistook a Canadian accent for an American one, oops
I just found the official HubPages explanation of what governs commenter level awards, and I wanted to share it. This, plus the note above that it's in a 9-month window, makes everything pretty clear.
by sangeeta verma 11 years ago
Can commenter level be decrease if yes what will be the reason?How my commenter level is showing level 1. Previously it was showing level II now it is level I can anyone will explain this.
by Shauna L Bowling 9 years ago
I've been a level VIII commenter for well over a year. Today, I noticed I've been reduced to level VII, yet I comment on several hubs every single day. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know why my level may have been reduced?
by Shauna L Bowling 8 years ago
I love the new look of the hubs. The share buttons are in the right place (as evidenced by other popular blogs/site). My Hub Score has even gone up, although my Hubber Score continues to oscillate.What I don't understand is my commenter level has gone down. To be honest (and this is detrimental to...
by thost 10 years ago
Whose comments do you value the most?.What is rare we considered precious. So whose comments do you value the most? A Level 2 Commenter or a Level 8 Commenter.
by Jarn 10 years ago
Is anyone else unhappy with Hubpages ranking commentators? Level 1, level 2, etc?It makes me feel that, simply because I have better things to do much of the time, my input and feedback when I choose to comment on an article is less important than someone of a higher level. Shouldn't they compared...
by Danette Watt 12 years ago
Ok, so I participate in the forums, ask and answer questions, read hubs and leave comments that are more than "great hub." (And I've been doing these all along). Granted I haven't written a new hub in a while but I have been active here. At what point does my commenter level ever get past...
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