I just voted my own hub down because I was trying to use those arrows to scroll with! They look like scrolling arrows, not voting arrows! This is not good.
I actually don't like those new voting buttons for another reason. They don't look like they are meant for voting. I'm afraid some people won't know that they can vote. I wish they would use thumbs-up and thumbs down icons which are common on many websites.
I like the idea of having buttons that say "I like this!" or "I don't like this". Or maybe a question, "Did you like this hub?" followed by Yes / No buttons.
But the new layout really looks like plain old scroll type up/down arrows. They are not labeled at all :-(
I like your idea about labeling. Asking "Did you like this hub?" can't be misunderstood. Many times when a friend of mine tells me that they read one of my articles, I ask them if they voted. The answer usually is "I didn't know I can." So we definitely need improvement in this area.
I think it should say "do you like this hub" and not just "do you like this?". I have a feeling that lots of people say no to one of my hubs simply because they do not like the bad news that is reported on it.
I have to tend to agree with Glenn, in that it would be less confusing to use a thumb up icon, for people to vote up. And a downward thumb icon to vote down. It seems not only a bit more logical, but may prove to be less confusing for those who are new to the process, or those who may need glasses
Me too! I wondered what might be underneath to scroll too, but wound up voting down my own hub. Oops.
Guess, me too. i once vote down my own because i think it's a scroll down button
You don't like the buttons, eh?
Ok...we've gone back to the drawing board. New ones should go live to the site tomorrow.
Wow, that's quick.
I was wondering if a user could be guided to the Up arrow, or whatever you use, by perhaps a large pointy thing like maybe a rhinocerous ridden by an angel which would flap around the page randomly until their eyes are drawn to the up arrow.
On clicking the up arrow a choir would appear singing "Hallelujah" and a "Thanks from Hubpages" short video could play.
If they vote down then you could close their browser or infect them with something nasty.
Other than those improvements I can't think of much at the moment. Very few of my users make it past the first paragraph, so perhaps you could scroll them straight to the arrow and angel thing to save time.
I voted a hub down by accident. I than went out and went back and voted up. Maybe I shouldn't do that but I felt awful about giving someone a down vote down that shouldn't have it.
Although I really did like Mark Ewbie's suggestion. ROFL
Wow, that was really fast action. I love the new thumbs up/down. Thanks, MickiS
I really like the new format for our Hubs. On the "people are also reading" Hubs, I wish we knew the author's name; not just the title of the Hub.
by Luxor 8 years ago
I started hub hopping today for the first time, and it has me wondering about the "vote down" feature. When should this be used? I've come across a few hubs with very poor grammar/sentence structure. I know my own grammar skills could use some work but some of these hubs were so poorly...
by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
It's been pointed out on another thread that the voting buttons probably mean people are LESS likely to use the "share" buttons.Hubbers like to support other Hubbers and it's all too easy to hit the voting buttons and think we've done our bit - when in fact, we've done almost...
by Julianna 7 years ago
Following this button and receiving countless e-mails about the 'Vote Up and Vote Down' button, is it possible to just eliminate the down button on this site? I believe it would not effect the (algo) of our hubs, but would allow the scores to remain somewhat steady and not drop tremendously when it...
by Kathy 4 years ago
I won’t vote thumbs down, I feel the person had worked hard on that hub, and just because I don’t care for it, doesn’t mean it’s not a quality hub. On the ones I like I will vote a thumbs up and I will also click one or two of the useful, funny, etc boxes. If I have time I will leave a...
by Dennis L. Page 6 years ago
Do you give other hubs a "thumbs down" vote?I've never voted a "thumbs down" on any hub, regardless of errors or the tone and nature of an article. If a hub is filled with errors or it is politically charged and I disagree, I may respond, but I do not vote it down. Am I shirking...
by Mary Craig 4 years ago
Where oh where have the voting buttons gone?Not that they were a big deal, but it was nice to see if your readers found your hub useful or interesting, etc. Now the buttons seem to have disappeared. Is this another innovation to improve HP? We are drowning in innovations!!!The...
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