Does everyone like the new feature that shows how many featured hubs we have along with the total?
I'm not sure I like this. I mean so far all I have written is featured; however, I just had to amend one to get it back to the featured status. I'm just not sure that is something I like seeing. What is it's purpose? We, who write the hubs, will know when we have some that are unfeatured, and if we want to, will even ask for assistance. Why does everyone have to see those stats? No big deal on opinons, just kind of curious?
Hi Missy Smith. I just noticed this. I think it's odd. Like you, I don't understand the purpose of letting other hubbers (and the public if they can see it) know how many hubs we have featured. It would seem to make the hubber feel bad about having unfeatured hubs. That should be internal information known only to HP and the hubber. I don't get it. Maybe it's a glitch. Maybe HP has introduced another metric for hubberscore, I dunno. To answer your question, no I don't care for it.
I agree. How does that help our credibility as writers if every hubber and visitors see how many hubs are featured. That should be our personal business, unless the purpose is to encourage us to now work on those hubs in order to make them featured.
Yes, I thought maybe to encourage us to work on them. But then I thought, I don't really think that's a great reason. I mean, after all, I'm sure we all as writers feel bugged when our work goes unfeatured. We don't need encouragement in that area.
I agree Missy, It certainly doesn't encourage me when my work goes unfeatured.
No Missy, I am not keen on this. It isn't such an issue for me with 232 published hubs, and 215 featured (though this is the most I have ever had not featured) but for people with say 20 hubs with say 10 unfeatured it doesn't give a good look. I would like to hear HP staffs reason for this. I can't see the point.
I just came to know about this change on seeing your question. It is very silly to make such changes on the profile. What purpose does it solve? One can already see featured hubs by scrolling down the page. And who wants to know which hub is featured or not than the original writer. This looks nonsense. Readers want only content. They do not bother whether it is featured or not.
For my part, I have only 2 unfeatured hubs out of total 33. So, it may not matter much to me. But what about others who wrote 300 hubs and only 60 or featured or like that? It can create some bad image among viewers, if they see it by chance.
I agree venkatachari. All my hubs 28, of them are featured. When one or two became unfeatured I fixed them and they were featured again. Still I don't want to constantly be working on unfeatured hubs this may take away from new hubs I'm working on.
Hi Missy, It doesn't bother me at all but I am wondering the purpose behind it. All the hubs I have published are featured. I will confess that I am not sure I understand why anyone would have any unfeatured published hubs. The minute I notice a hub go half circle for lack of engagement, I immediately tweak the title and share on Pinterest and the half circle goes away. However, I don't have hundreds and hundreds of hubs or thousands to keep up with like others. If I did, I would not leave a hub published that is not featured but would unpublish it myself until I had a chance to tweak it. I've never had one unpublished full circle for quality. It may be best to unpublish all unfeatured hubs so it will show all of one's hubs published just because of one's profile page indicating so many not featured may give the appearance of poorly written hubs and so it may be the better option to unpublish until after tweaking. These are just my thoughts I am throwing out there.
I'm one who has over 500 hubs. I don't unpublish every hub that goes unfeatured. It might be a seasonal hub, unfeatured due to low traffic in the off-season. By keeping it published, it gets occasional visitors from Pinterest or from links in my blog
I keep all my hubs published, even the seasonal ones too. The seasonal ones do get traffic as you state. Pinterest does bring a good bit of traffic.
I am a nurse, Missy. Some years ago, we had a lecture by a business man who began by asking:
"How many of you think that rules are made for the benefit of the patient?"
Almost everyone put their hands up. At the end of the lecture some two hours later, he asked the question again, and no one did this time.
So rules are made for the benefit of the organisation, not you or me. They sometimes benefit us, but they are still made for them.
For me it's good to know that I'm not featured, as I can - if I wish to - do something about it, but the other side of the agenda I do not know. Just correct it and keep a close eye, or they will pile up.
How are you today? You seem to be in great spirits. Jai Ram! Glory be!
I want to thank all who answered this question. You all seem to have the same thoughts I did when I noticed the new feature a top of my page.
Manatita, I am trying to keep in good spirits these days, thank you. Although my kids and I are fighting a terrible monster that has given all of us sore throat, cough, fever, and headaches. We will push through. My daughter is getting better now. My son and I shouldn't be too far behind I hope. I hope all is well with you.
The feature which shows how many featured hubs should be PRIVATE, NOT PUBLIC. This feature DISCREDITS, EVEN DAMAGES the writer's credibility to other hubbers & particularly the public reader. If a writer has 2-5% unfeatured hubs, it is a nonissue; however, if a writer has 50% & more unfeatured hubs, then it is a......PROBLEM. Imagine if a writer has over 80% unfeatured hubs, it is catastrophic & readers would not want to read what this writer has to say.
This feature should be done away with immediately. What is HubPages thinking when they institute this? This will make many writers DEFINITELY LEAVE HubPages. It will cause others to become demoralized & stop writing more hubs.
I have only become aware of this today (11-14-15), upon reading your question.
No, I don't like the idea, but I think you should take this to the forums where staff may look at it and respond. I don't think they pay much attention to the Q&A section...
P.S. I just checked, and I don't see any such thing on my hubs.... ????
It is on your profile page under the total amount of hubs you have written. It says you have, if I remember correctly; 315 hubs, with 142 featured. Check if you would like it's there. It's there and what we are expressing is why?
DZY...Look under the green box that reads, "follow"
by Faith Reaper 8 years ago
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by David Livermore 8 years ago
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by Shasta Matova 6 years ago
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by Missing Link 4 years ago
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by John Hansen 6 years ago
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by Nathan Bernardo 7 years ago
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