Should I Leave a Comment on Content that Has Angered Me? Yes, You Should

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Relax and take it easy. It doesnt always have to be a retort where you blow your top.
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Dont say anything if it isn't nice? Well you can if you do it the right way

Leaving a comment on a post or article is difficult for some. How about a subject matter or point of view that you don’t agree with or that angered or upset you? Should you leave a comment for the writer? Many commenters struggle with this question and the answer is yes.

Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is an important and one of the fundamentals of American society. Anyone has the freedom to say what they would like to within the limits of our law. However, if you do decide to write content that some individuals could possibly find offensive or out of pocket, be prepared for some feedback from members of the online community. As a reader that would like to leave a comment on content that has ruffled your feathers, do so with professionalism.

What type of comments to expect

Leaving comments is something that should be expected when posts or articles are discovered on the internet and read. For those articles or posts that are narrow minded or promote a point of view that members of the community may not agree with, expect to receive comments that may not agree with your point of view . In the same vein, you can expect to find subject matter that you may not agree with that you want to comment on.

Slow down and cool off before replying

Your first thought is to write a scathing comment and you begin formatted your retort before you can finish reading. Remember; don’t write a comment in anger. Step away from the computer for a moment and take a deep breath before your fingers fly across those keys to leave a comment.

Keep it rated G

Always keep in mind that you should never leave profanity in any comment left on the internet. The internet keeps information forever. Don’t have your name or reputation tied to something you would be embarrassed to read about later or that anyone that happens to Google your name or byline would find associated with profanity. You may have a client hire you for an employment opportunity and checking for references or examples of your writing on the web and Google your name or byline and find this information. It could end up costing you money and clients. The internet is a place where things are kept forever or what seems close to it. Be careful to say something that you won’t regret later on.

Use different words to say the same thing

You can use a lot of different words to say the same thing. Therefore, even if profanity may be the language you think is appropriate, find another way to say the same thing that leaves those unnecessary words out.

Leave a comment that posts a different assessment, point of view or perception of the situation. Provide examples or facts if necessary to get your point across. The person that wrote the article or post may sound intelligent and may believe they are, but so are you. Show them how wrong they are or how right you are by leaving an insightful knowledgeable comment.

Instead of a comment, write an article or post in reply

If anger has gotten the better of you and you don’t think that you can write an insightful intelligent comment for the content, write a post or article to refute what they have stated or from an outlook that is the opposite of the drivel they have spilled in your opinion. You are an bright and thoughtful writer. Many times what you would like to say won’t fit in a space as small as a sentence or two anyway.

In conclusion

You can leave a comment on content that angers you. Simply do it in a constructive and meaningful way. There are more than a few ways to accomplish this.

Step back and count to 10 before responding to content that has angered you

Step back a minute before writing a retort if you are enraged or very angry. Do not let the writer get the better of you. Remember the internet keeps things forever.
Step back a minute before writing a retort if you are enraged or very angry. Do not let the writer get the better of you. Remember the internet keeps things forever. | Source

Be careful what you say and how you say it.

Be careful what you say and how you say it when angry. Remember, its on the internet under your name and byline. Clients and other prospective employers Google your name and find some pretty raunchy language and choose not to hire you. Do no let one angry comment cost you a freelance writing career.

Freelance writing is a business. Take some informative tips and make them work to your advantage

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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

You are so right. I just experienced that exact reaction from a comment I wrote so I took revenge and wrote a whole HUB on the subject. I works. Peter


Dale Ovenstone 5 years ago

Great article discussion & as always, one person POV is not another's, but the most inspiring aspect is, the way you answer with your own POV challenging theirs. Professionalism & tactfulness is the aspect that divides good article writes & sensible readers from bad unprofessional ones.

Regards Dale Ovenstone


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I had a weird experience when a hubber who regularly expressed how everything we say is an opinion and so does not warrant conflict went on to deny my comment on one of her hubs because she did not like my opinions on what she had written. If that isn't hypocrisy I don't know what is! For some people the rules they preach don't seem to apply to themselves. These same people have no problem expressing their own opinions and criticising others but are simply unable to accept what they themselves give out. In the end these self righteous people lose credibility when they eventually succumb to accepting only comments that serve to stroke their ego. Thank you for writing such a balanced and informative hub.


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CarltheCritic1291 5 years ago

Great Hub. Very insightful and thought provoking.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Good Hub, Good Contents...Helpful to others in the same predicament. I was once commenting on a Hub, that's poetry is sometimes hard to understand...But I know he always appreciated what I had to say...Well this other Hubber, came on and made some Stupid comments to my comment. I said, "You don't know me...But ---does, and he knows what I'm saying. Anyway, it was Obnoxious to say the least.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I agree with the other comments that this article is well written with very sage advice. It is heartbreaking to see wonderful writers, who are passionate about a subject, be picked at by folks that I truly believe just want a forum.

It is appreciated to get constructive feedback when you know and value someone's opinion (like above with b malin). But when you are 3 weeks into the game and a sudden expert, it is probably best to write one's own Hub on the subject addressing "these grievances".

This was great! Voted UP & UAB-- thank you, mar.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

The difficult part of some of this commenting is the inability of a poster to stay on topic. The author wrote about a specific topic and along comes Joe or Jane Blogger wanting to change the subject to whatever they want to talk about. I know you know what I'm saying because, unless you are brand new to this, you have seen it in action.

Then there are those who don't read a Hub before commenting. Can the writer of the piece tell that? Well DUH. I am an excellent debater as long as reason and logic are involved. Reason and logic are supported by facts. Opinions are okay but there is an old saying I won't go into about everyone having one.

Then there are those who are there for one reason and one reason alone - to cause trouble on the thread by spouting total nonsense. I shut those people down quickly and I know their panties get in a bunch but that isn't the reason anyone writes something. Trolls need to recognize how childish they are.

I appreciate constructive feedback and opposing views supported by facts, not conjecture.

Excellent Hub.

The Frog


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi smcopywrite,yes i agree with you always leave a comment and let them know why you may disagree with their point of view !


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Melissa A Smith 5 years ago from New York

Good hub, I usually write out my replies during anger and amend them when I proof read, unless someone deserves to feel my anger :)

@Spirit Whisperer Agreed: humans are interesting. Sometimes it might have to do with age.


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web Author

thank all of you for such wonder advice on this subject. i have seen some pretty nasty comments and attacks on other comments someone may not agree with. i try to write a hub if i feel strongly about the situation and i would suggest others do also.

i believe the same can also be said about questions that are asked and answered at this forum.

there are such wonderful writers and minds here at the Hub and i like to see it put to great use.

thanks again for your excellent comments.


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

Well said. You covered all the bases. Thank you for sharing...


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great points! I think that some people are definitely afraid to speak up when they don't agree. This is understandable, but it's worth working through that fear. The conversations that can result from leaving comments on such content can be really worthwhile.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Good Hub. I agree that when you read an article you should comment on it, whether positive or negative. But, with that being said, i have read some that were so far out of touch with reality there was no realistic comment to make, so i just exit from their hub pages. I have had some good encouraging and positive feed back on my articles, and then again, some really scathing, insulting and demeaning comments as well. You can easily comment negatively without the name calling, finger pointing, or accusing language with just a little effort and common decency. Sometimes it is best to just not comment at all. I always thank those who comment either way, and leave their comments visible for everyone to see. I certainly do not want, or need, people to think i do not get negative feedback. That would be disingenuous.


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

I find it difficult to leave negative comments- perhaps I like the feedback sandwich- it was good, there was a bit that was well off, but apart from that it was good.

Having had one or two horrible comments left I think that even if you disagree there is a standard that you need to stick to- no profanity, no harsh words and no slap downs


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Excellent Hub. Because one may think differently is no reason to be mean to those whose position differs.

Voted up and useful. Thank you.

Forever His,


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Leaving a comment after having read a hub/article is, to me, an ultimate sign of respect--respect for the person/writer, respect for their point of view whether there is agreement or not, and respect for the process. Great hub, excellent information and advice. Thank you!


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Rod Marsden 5 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Being constructive even about content you don't like is the ticket as you say.


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

I don't have a problem with people leaving a differing opinion as if we agreed on everything, one of us is unnecessary in that conversation. I also don't get caught up in a commentor's ability to spell. I don't know what their level of education is and as long as they get their point across, I have no problem with it. I know some get upset when they feel a comment is off topic (with in limits) but I figure this person feels there is a connection. I figure if you post a hub or forum on any topic, the out come of the resulting conversation is unknown and all possibilities should be explored. Why get wrapped up in the fact that someone else sees things in a different light and from a different perspective? The point is valid to them and should be explored, not disreguarded due to the original posters narrow mind set. If you don't want conflicting comments, disable the comments and leave it at that.


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VendettaVixen 5 years ago from Ireland

Great hub. I'm in agreement with everything you've said.

I used to be a very shy individual, but in the past few years I've become very vocal when expressing my opinions. I figure, why should someone else's point of view be more important than mine?

I've also got a terrible temper on me, and what I do is:

- I write out EXACTLY what I want to say to the person who's ruffled my feathers, profanities and all.

- Without submitting the comment, I open another window and scoot on over to an online thesaurus.

- I go through my entire comment, replacing all the undesirable words with more controlled language.

- This way, I sound more intelligent and it appears that the other commenter hasn't gotten me to take the bait.

It's a little like cheating, I know, but it's better than me hurling profanities at everyone around me.

Anyway, I really enjoyed your hub, and I look forward to your future work.

Stay well~


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web Author

i love your idea of using a thesaurus. this is a great way to control the situation and get your point across. thank you so much for the advice


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