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Why is HubPages discouraging it's writers instead of encouraging us?

  1. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago

    Why is HubPages discouraging it's writers instead of encouraging us?

    Every time I publish a hub, every time my Hubber score drops between 1-3 Points,  which is very discouraging.
    Are HP moderators writers or wannabe writers who was rewrite our articles to suit themselves?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 2 years ago

    lol They have insufferable rules in my opinion. I personally do not care about points, ratings, or anything of that matter. I started writing here six years ago and I never asked for money, or anything else other than just posting my writing without interference. They cannot seem to do that though.
    I get all sorts of warnings, like on my last hub - someone at Hub-pages just did not like the topic I wrote on, even though I did research for it, I posted quotes, videos, etc. Mehh ... lol I really don't care much. I bring them readers, not many that's true but they should have the decency of not messing with my writing. : )

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Mr. Happy, I love your last line here "have the decency of not messing with my writing.

  3. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I wish I knew the answer, Shyron. It is frustrating that's for sure. All they are really interested in at the moment are making the niche sites a success.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you John, it is frustrating for sure, but they should not score our hubs/us at all, some fine writers have a low score and tends to make others less likely to read what they have written.

  4. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    The hubsocre is a useless metric. Just ignore it and focus on writing great content. Don't forget, HP is not trying to do this on purpose. They are under staffed and just using some basic AI program to help with quality assessment. It is primative and still needs a lot of improvements.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the comment Jack. Yes it is primitive.

  5. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    Shyron,  With having had my rant recently, what I think is no secret at all.  Frankly, every time I log on and SEE that number next to my name, my stomach turns, my spirit deflates and my motivation is sinking.  I'm hanging on by one thread....and that is that I cringe when I think about leaving my fabulous friends.  I fear that soon even that love for everyone will not keep me here.
    I have vowed not to dwell on this, which clearly feels like an unjust personal attack.  But since our numbers are in our faces, it's next to impossible to remain unconcerned.  You use the word, "discouraged."  The way this happened to me, so abruptly, such a huge reason, no explanation, no nothing.....the immediate response IS discouragement.  Are we expected to be robots with no emotions?  I'm afraid I can't do that.
    I'm working feverishly on editing, but between you & me, GF, I don't know why I'm bothering. 
    At the end of the day Shyron, when we put our time, talents & motivation into something, it is a sensitive personal issue.  When we're doing quite well in all aspects, to suddenly be blown to bits with no warning, exactly how should we be expected to simply accept such unfairness and abuse?
    They go merrily on their way, being mysteriously silent, coming through with their swords to slash our work, worse, they take control and literally change our work. Bottom line?  As heartbreaking as it is to admit, to those in charge, we really are not human beings but instead we merely represent "numbers" to them.  Just as any business or corporation sees nothing, recognizes no one.....they just remain frozen to their bottom line.  To answer your question Shyron,  where are we to look for "encouragement??"

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Paula, you like our friend Ruby (always exploring) are a gem of a friend.  HP should let other Hubbers rate our work, but that would not do, because all my Hubber friends would be 100+.
      Thank you for your answer.
      Blessings and hugs

  6. Dana Tate profile image88
    Dana Tateposted 2 years ago

    I understand how you feel Shyron, sometimes I get discouraged when I see my hub score fluctuate up and down. It's easy to say "don't let It bother you" but realistically we are creative people who are passionate about our work the same as any artist. When you see your scores go up and down and you know you put a lot of work and effort into it- it makes you feel as if all your efforts were in vain.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dana, you've stated it so perfectly, being we are creative people who are passionate about our work and for our score to go up and down so fast without any warning or explanation is mind-boggling for sure.  I wonder if it is really Google?