I think it is becoming more of custom/tradition now on hubpages, that when you read a hub and you like it, people always state in the comment that they've voted up, is it considered as a favor or what?
I respond to many hubs.....and the voted up comment is great way to end the comment.
I only leave a comment if I have something useful to say, but it's really up to you as an individual. Personally, I find comments that don't say anything other than "Great post!" or "Voted up!" superfluous.
I usually don't say so, but do along the lines of what rebekahELLE does.
I do, sometimes.
When I see someone else say it in a comment it often reminds me to also vote up, so I do think it is a favor to the writer if someone mentions it.
Sometimes you just run out of things to say, so "Great hub. Voted up!" Seems to do the trick. Some hubs are easier to comment on than others, but if you want to show support, state that you liked the article and it was worth reading, a "voted up" seems to sum it up.
What's the point? If you really enjoyed the hub, you should be able to think of SOMETHING to say that's relevant.
Othersise, it's just annoying
Actually, if someone makes a comment like "Voted Up!" and nothing else, I delete it.
Bear in mind that comments add text to your Hub, and if you end up with lots of meaningless comments, it can dilute your content and make it less valuable in Google's eyes.
So if you want to do a Hubber a favour, don't leave a comment unless you have something intelligent to say. Otherwise, use the buttons.
A Hubber can see how many people have voted a Hub useful, awesome etc. Why do you want them to know who made those votes? It doesn't make the vote more valuable or appreciated - and if it's because you want them to return the favour, then make an effort and leave a decent comment!
I didn't realize that the comments added text. You're 100% right. I shall leave juicy comments from now on. Thanks!
That's interesting. I have one hub in particular that I think has more text in the comment section than in the hub. Of course I'm disregarding the poetry hubs, that cant really be helped. But I always approve comments even if they say something really nasty. Bcos of course it reflects their attitude not my own.
I usually do tell the person if I voted it up, useful or whatever, not sure why. I'm fairly new here, just under 1 year, so I maybe I was just following what was the norm when I joined. But I agree with klarawieck, sometimes it's tough to come up with a comment on a hub and saying you voted it up and so on does show support.
I generally don't. Of course, I only comment when I feel I have something to add. I guess the "great hub" comment isn't a useful one. If they touched me in some way, I want to let them know. But if it isn't useful, I don't see the point in commenting.
I totally go with @princess g. What's the point of commenting when you cant find the right word to use rather than "great hub voted up" it kind of looks like a spam to me, it's not that i am against the voting up thing, up till this morning i am the voted up guy, but as from this moment, i have decided not to add it in the comment, i will always tell the writer if i shared it, maybe he/she can return the favour on one of mine too.
Personally, I love to know if someone votes a hub UP that I wrote! Sometimes people have reasons, maybe, that they don't add a bunch of additional comments. And if I vote one UP, I usually tell the hubber. When I first joined, I kept forgetting to vote either way! So now I make a conscious effort to vote on their hubs and (usually)to let them know when I vote it up. How can that be considered not a compliment??
Sometimes I tell them depends on if I am in a rush, On reccommend another hubbers hub if i really liked the hub & voted it up I tell them there in the forum
No, I usually don't tell them, but I vote up almost every hub I read, and leave accolades. I don't always leave a comment, but it will get voted up. Sometimes I tweet a great or interesting hub.
If I have time, I like to check out a hub or profile of new followers. Because I don't always follow back, I try to at least vote up a hub or share it with my followers.
I absolutely loathe the 'Great Hub' comment, and make sure i don't use it.
I believe if you really enjoy a hub, you leave a comment that shows you did read it, and when i vote up, useful, awesome, etc., i ensure i mention it in my comment.
People like to know you do find their article beautiful, useful, or whatever is really relevant, depending on the topic.
Its a nice feeling, and also inspiring to the writer. IMO, that is.
I sometimes do it. Most times, based on my comments, the person will know that I voted up without having to say it. If the hub was extremely entertaining I would more than likely say something like.."Voted up and everything" or something to that effect. But other than that, if the hub was just okay, I wouldn't bother stating that I did.
Whether or not I leave a comment, I don't tell people when I vote up. I just go around reading, and voting up (or voting down or not voting) without saying anything about voting.
Right or wrong, I've always seen voting as more of a behind-the-scenes thing. Unless I forget (and I often do), I aim to always vote for any Hub that I think is good-quality one. I don't have to have liked it or have been particularly interested in the subject. If I like a Hub and/or feel I have something to contribute in a comment, I comment. It's rare that I vote a Hub down. In fact, it I vote one down it's likely I'll also flag it. I guess I'm kind of self-screener when it comes to Hubs, because if I've read it at all; that means I didn't click away from it because I didn't see it as reading-worthy. If something is reading-worthy I'll vote it up. To me, it's about quality of the writing - not whether I agree with an opinion. If I know, for an absolute fact, there's bad information in a Hub I'll vote that down.
I don't know.. Maybe it's me, but I think it's so much more genuine and appreciated for someone to comment and say, "Hey, I really liked that" than to say, "I voted up". There's something about "announcing", "I voted up" that kind of emphasizes that someone (often not the writer) is seeing his own opinion as "judge" as a little more important than the writer might see it. I know it can be well intended and friendly-seeming, but (as Marisa said previously) I think people should do what counts (which is vote it up if they like) and otherwise don't emphasize the "official judging thing". Writers know their stuff will be liked, disliked, or ignored; and a lot of writers just see that as part of the deal and aren't all that interested in who "voted" (up or down). To me, there's just kind of a high-school thing to making a big deal about voting.
What I don't like (and I know a lot of people do) is a "You vote for me, and I'll vote for you," or "You read mine, and I'll read yours" ("and we'll all talk about who voted for what") kind of expectation between writers. I'm not an unfriendly person; but when it comes to writing (even casual writing on here), I just think, "Let's all do our own writing thing, let whatever does well or doesn't do well do its thing, and not 'all be talking about it' and acting as if it's the latest school project". I'm not a sullen and unfriendly as that sounds in "real life" - just out of school for around 40 years (close anyway) and in the business world for nearly as long.
i guess it is because this is still only my fourth or fifth week on HP, but I feel weird saying that I voted up. So most of the time i just end up saying good hub, or something to that nature
Thank you everybody for your post and replies. it's som much appreciated.
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