I commented on a question today, and when I went to clarify what I had originally said, I was limited to 200 words. I had said I would come back and continue the thought because I was under the impression I could. I couldn't; and had to continue in a wrong area on the thread, as I was getting a message that I had made a comment already, but I could write a hub about it if I wanted to. I didn't though, I wanted to finish my thought not to look like someone that couldn't be bothered to finish what they are saying.
So I asked the author to delete my comments and she didn't or won't. Is there a way to delete the somewhat embarrassing mess?
Don't worry too much, not many people will see the answers. Look at the stats for questions you've asked, you'll see many don't have much traffic. My best performing question has reached nearly 500 views, but that was about cats, so is Googled. Most only have a couple of dozen views - not worth fretting over. It is upsetting to feel you've not expressed yourself fully, but in the grand scheme of things, it's no big deal.
Hey Carola Finch- that might have been because you had just left the comment. On HubPages, comments are open for a short amount of time, then they lock down. This enables people to delete comments should they have realized there was a typo or something of the sort.
It irks the heck out of me that if we notice a typo in a comment more than five minutes after it's been posted, the only way to get rid of it is to delete the entire comment and post it again. It happened to me just the other day, as a matter of fact.
In this case what bugs me is that we work hard to have a respectable online image with which to promote our work. And when I look at that thread, I ended up having to bounce here and there in attempt to clear up the mess.
I thought I was clarifying, and after the fact I feel I came across as a - you know, fill in the blank whatever. That the appearance of what I was doing is not discernible.
Lol, it is a thorn in my side that is not likely to leave. I shall have to accept it.
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