I generally like comment section and leave appropriate and relative comment. If I do not have anything much worthwhile to say, I do not.
I am seeing short and generic comments like;
Or, commenter leaves comment for his/her site (not hub but from outside) which is fine
But they leave unrelated comment
or suggest to add something in hub for improvement which is already written on hub.
Which makes me wonder how many truly are reading the content, we have worked hard to write.
I guess that my pet peeve on my blog too, but it is present on HP as well. Phew, that rant felt good.
If a commentator places a link to an unrelated site and irrelevant comments I don't publish them. I allow the "great hub" comments but if someone did it on all my hubs then I wouldn't.
I think I try to be fair when leaving comments, but I sometimes feel "Hubbers" become overwhelmed trying to say on top of reading their favorite authors, so short comments come to be. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying this, to shed another light on the subject of why.
I can understand really as I have been in the same shoes. I want sometimes to support my favorite hubbers and I am short on words and I might have done this too.
I am talking generally about someone who does once or never comes again, or some do it always.
Yeah I had one commenter who didn't say anything about my hub but just tried to redirect me to his hub. His hub was relevant to mine but I thought it was a bit impolite to just use my hub as a posting board for his without commenting on my hub!
Yes, I guess some people mean well but they want to promote their hub and traffic but I have learned (1.5 year of blogging and 3 weeks of hubpages) that spamming others in comment does not work. Providing true value to reader will win over readers in long term.
Absolutely - I mean it would have been very easy of that person to just leave a short and polite comment and then draw my attention to his relevant hub. But by doing what they did they've already stepped off on the wrong foot and still expect the reader to follow in their direction! I don't understand how these people think!
People comment on someone else's hub at their peril. Your hub is your domain, absolutely. But you can create an atmosphere by the manner in which you respond to comments. Commenters are influenced by what others have got to say. Which makes it all the more prudent to unaprove rude or spammy comments.
Comment are not necessarily spammy but like HP says it overly promotional to their hubs or their site.
You see I am having another issue, HP anapprove one of these comment of such a person, please see my new thread and see if you have give suggestions. Thanks.
Cookingdiva, I do not distinguish between spammy and overly promotional. When reporting forum posts, both are reported as "spam." To me, almost all comments with self-serving links are spam, and I will routinely deny them. However, the key part of my previous post is that your hub is your exclusive domain, you set the rules there. But by being lenient, you run the risk of your hubs becoming a fertile ground for self-serving links.
I did respond on your other thread as well.
I had a fellow hubber leave a comment on one my my hubs recently. The comment was Ok, but the links to his SIX hubs around the same keywords weren't. Denied.
I'd prefer a short comment, than no comment. While the stats give me a general idea of traffic to my hub. The comments allow me to feel connected.
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