I am deleting and spamming a lot of comments which to the commentators site - usually an external one. I would often let the comment thru if it wasn't for the link - but without the ability to edit comments its all or nothing - can we look at adding the ability to edit comments which are not are own but are on our hubs ?
I don't think it would be a good idea to allow the writer of a hub to selectively edit comments.Here's why: In many debates, a single word could make all the difference. I don't think that the hub owner should skew the message that someone left. It's better to let them delete the entire message if it is truly offensive than to allow it to be subtly or not so subtly altered.
A "kill the link" button would work for me. As for having the ability to edit comments, would be nice to take out hard-core swear words, because many times the rest of the comment makes a good point. As it is, the only option is to delete the entire comment, which I've only done twice because of offensive language.
I vote in favor of a "Kill the Link" button, but against taking out swear words.
I just think if we start editing content, the poster's true intent will be lost.
I agree with a kill the link button. I too have deleted a number of comments do to a link within the comment or within the person's name.
I favor Kill the Link button. If allowed to edit words I'll delete your comment and put a favourable comment but with your name.
Ngureco, I agree. There are a number of ways editing specific words can be misused. The one you mentioned is just one of them.
All links in comments have nofollow applied to them. They may still be annoying, but they provide little benefit to the commenter on an SEO level.
I don't think it's a good idea to allow comments to be edited, even just to remove a link, but we'll consider adding an option to the comments capsule that will allow you to prohibit links from being posted in the first place.
Paul, if I read you correctly, that would that mean that we would enable or disable "link-keeping" across all incoming comments, rather than have the ability to keep or toss an individual link. If that's so, then we might be shooting ourselves in the feet when commenters include links that enhance the Hub, while we've disabled "link-keeping".
I agree with you and Aya that comments should not be edited by the author.
Isn't there a feature in the forums where you folks keep the post but replace an inappropriate link with words something like *link deleted*? I realize you control that replacement from your end, but I think it would be a great feature for Hubbers to have.
Interesting debate - WordPress has the edit comment feature standard.
I rarely edit my blog comments - usually cause I rarely got them, well didn't until a few days ago! I do sometimes edit cause someone left out a word like "not" when they clearly meant to use it.
I know links are nofollow - but Yahoo doesn't recognise nofollow so there is some SEO benefit.
I have no desire to edit anyone's comments and just delete those ones with spammy links. The ability to edit out their links seems pointless because they only commented hoping to promote themselves anyway. To me it is easier to just delete the comment and move on.
by Sally Gulbrandsen11 days ago
I have someone who keeps on adding a link to their comment. Thus far I have denied the comments, what should I be doing with them. The comment is always nice but I think they are just using me to promote...
by Thomas Swan3 years ago
Someone left a bunch of wikipedia links in a comment on one of my hubs. They were relevant to what we were talking about. I would rather not delete the comment unless I have to. However, I'm also aware that...
by Faith Reaper13 hours ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone...
by Faith Reaper2 years ago
I know that it is against HP rules for someone to place a link in a comment of a hub, but is it okay for someone to place a link in a comment when answering a question, even if it directs people back to their hub? ...
by Dan Harmon4 years ago
Well, I got my first nasty comment today; the question is how to respond. The comment is on a hub about personal integrity and morality standards going down hill.Comment:wilderness probably got beat up as a child...
by Audrey Hunt17 months ago
I seldom find a comment to my hubs hub that include a business link. Are links allowed in the comment section? Do you reply or do you delete the comment? Thanks.
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.