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Ideal Debate Format

Updated on June 14, 2017

Introduction

This hub is a test of the HubPages Quality Assessment Process. I am using this hub as a trial to see what minimum requirements are necessary to pass the quality test and be featured. I plan to keep a status on this progress.

-February 2016

Background

There is an ongoing discussion about how the HubPages quality process actually works. Some have assumed that a human is reviewing each hub while others believe it is performed by an automated process with AI assistance. This hub was written to test the system to see what minimum requirements are necessary to pass the QAP to become featured. This has tremendous implications to hubbers old and new who are struggling with creating and keeping their hubs featured. Lacking traffic to the hubs seems to be one factor in becoming un-featured. It takes about five or six months for this to occur. By editing the hub with a small minor change, the hub will become featured again after 24 hours.

Status

Initial creation of this hub is on Feb. 16, 2016. It has a hubscore of "?" with 3 photos and approximately 300 words of text spread in three modules. Also, a link module was added to make it a complete hub design.

I plan to record and track this hub as it goes through the process. If necessary, I will add and modify the hub until it is featured. Would be interesting to see the final result.

Summary

In conclusion, I will publish on the forums the results of this experiment. My contention is that a minimum of 3 photos and 3 text modules with a total of over 300 words are sufficient to get any hubs featured.This is assuming the words are written in clear English and grammatically correct. I welcome any comment or suggestions.

Explain the Obvious

In case you didn't understand this test, here is the nutshell. I created a hub called "ideal debate format" and added some random images. The text modules contains information totally unrelated to the topic chosen. It was placed in the politics sub category even though this hub had no relations to politics or the debate as indicated by the title. Yet, it passed the QAP with flying colors and became featured.

The only conclusion is that no human editor read the content this hub or seen the images.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      It happened as I predicted. As of today, this hub is featured with a score of 62. 2/17/2016. There were 6 views so far.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Hubscore: 67, 19 views. 2/17/2016 PM

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Hubscore: 66 ,31 views. 2/18/2016

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score: 67, view per day: 6, total view=37. 2/19/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 63, view 4, total view 41. 2/20/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 61, view 4, total view 45. 2/21/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 63, View 2, Total view47. 2/22/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 62, view 2, total views 49. 2/23/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 62, view 2, total views 51. 2/24/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 65, view 2, total views 53. 2/25/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 63, view 4, total views 57. 2/26/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 63, view 2, total views 59. 2/27/2016.

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      Jack Lee 17 months ago from Yorktown NY

      score 64, view 1, totaql views 60. 2/28/2016.

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      Jack Lee 16 months ago from Yorktown NY

      score 61, view 1, total view 61. 2/29/2016.

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      Jack Lee 16 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 63, view 1, total view 62. 3/1/2016.

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      Jack Lee 16 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 61, view 2, total views 64. 3/2/2016.

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      Jack Lee 16 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Score 61, view 1. total views 65. 3/3/2016.

      It's been 2 weeks since published and featured. I think I've proven my point. I will continue to monitor this hub and report when it eventually gets un-featured due to lack of traffic. I estimate it takes 5 or 6 months.

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      Jack Lee 7 months ago from Yorktown NY

      On Dec. 3, 2016, this hub became unfeatured due to lack of traffic.

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      John Hansen 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for conducting this experiment, Jack Lee. It is evident that the hub was not reviewed by a human. I wonder if it would be featured if written and published at the present time, or if minimum requirements have changed?

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      Jack Lee 5 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      Seeing how the staff is still at 25, I tend to doubt any significant changes. They do spot check hubs or articles for niche site migration. For those articles, some person is editing it and sending feedback to improve...

      In my experience, having reached 400 published hubs, 20 moved to niche sites, we are looking at 5% of the articles being reviewed.

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