Apparently, this musician was recently arrested for DUI manslaughter/vehicular homicide, etc. I learned about the arrest when someone commented on the hub. (Obviously, he was arrested, people are googling his name, and my hub comes up.)
Some of the comments haven't been very pleasant. A poster commented that I should remove the hub altogether. I updated the hub to say that I obviously don't agree with or condone this guy's actions, but the hub was written about his music... before this incident.
Do I leave the hub up or take it down?
I'm entitled to my opinion, aren't I, just like the commenters are entitled to theirs. Suggestions?
Just delete their comments. Dont take it to heart, people always let emotions rule their heads! Some of the greatest talents of the world have had some sordid past... doesnt mean that they arent talented anymore! x
Absolutely stand your ground on this. His music is a gift to the world, his recent actions are his own consequences for poor judgment and conduct on his part. To a lot of people, it's all or nothing, and so then that makes his music bad. It doesn't make it bad. After a while, the headlines will fade and what will be left is this guy trying to reconstruct his life and figure out how to do some good in the world. If you leave your hub up, you might be one of the turning points in his life, and in others.
You don't have to allow stupid, unkind, and vicious comments. If you've updated the hub and told the facts, that's enough.
I would also get rid of any hateful or stupid comments that you've allowed so far. It doesn't serve any good purpose, only allows the inflamed comments to continue.
My suggestion would be to keep the hub up, people change it can be due to circumstances that sometimes you never have control. Listen to your inner feeling read the hub i think you have clearly stated about what you feel in the conclusion. Dont let harsh comments stop you. It is easy to maliciously comment under disguise let go of them.
Thanks. I kind of feel like if I'm allowing them to post their comments, then why shouldn't I leave the hub up?
I liked the guy's music. Still do. Do I agree with what he did? Absolutely not.
It's just kind of funny to me that people obviously don't have better, more constructive ways to use their time... The hub was written a year ago; it's not as if I wrote the hub in his defense or to support him after his wrongdoing.
True enough. It's also worth remembering that you DON'T have to approve their comments. If I get one that bugs me enough, I just delete the thing--sometimes with a comment of my own explaining why it was done, sometimes with no comment. It's your page.
Oh, I deleted one, all right. One that did nothing but bash me as a writer, saying that I didn't talk about the guy's music at all in the hub, and I was just a bored housewife charmed by his good looks, and how I would probably leave the hub up so that I could earn my pennies.
Thanks! Like I said, I added an update that said the hub was written a year ago and that it was written with the intent to give my opinion on his musical career.... it has nothing to do with this incident!
Left a comment OI! ppl are dumb at times. I am sorry that ppl are being rude to your hub when you had written it BEFORE the accident AND stated thta in yuor hub too. leave it, delete their comments and ignore future stupid ppl comments. Oh by the way loved the teacher hub too!
Speaking of traffic... The number of hits that hub has received since the weekend is insane. I'm only halfway to payout, and not planning on getting there anytime soon, but according to adsense, I've made like 100 times what I'd normally make in one day today.
If we all listened to those with self righteous attitudes then there'd be no tv, radio,internet,newspapers and we'd all be living in the dark ages because someone didn't like anything adverse in their little world.
You could always just dump the comment box entirely. It's a completely optional addition to hubs. If you don't want to deal with having to moderate comments and they are upsetting you, just kill the comment box. I'm sure they can all find some blog that will let 'em vent *g*
I agree why would you delete it since it's creating a lot of traffic for you. Besides you're not promoting his violence. I suggest you update your hub. That way you can address what's been happening to this musician and create even more traffic to your hubs.
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