It is one thing to disagree, another thing to judge the views of another as being good, bad, wrong, etc. What do you think?
Some things are, IMHO, objectively bad. Like false information or personal insults.
Everything else is opinion and ideology and so AOK
I think a person without opinions is a waste of my time.
Some hubs give false or misleading medical information which can be dangerous. It should be stated clearly that their content is their opinion or experience only. Disclaimers should be mandatory on health related topics. I have voted down or flagged hubs giving false or misleading information. They almost always contain no authoritative links or references. A professional or authority on the topic will leave references.
that is very alarming. thanks to the real professionals who can detect false infos about medical matters.
That's why it's very important to name sources in medical hubs, preferably sources from real physicians or scientists.
I make it my point of duty never to use certain websites for research. Most of research are through journals and books written by experts.
Some people have opinions and "have to" get it across. I think such people should do it in a way that will not offend the Writer.
Sometimes, I feel like giving an opinion. Example, recently, on another site I write for, someone wrote a beautiful article about a place to travel to and didn't include a photo. I decided not to leave a comment suggesting they did, so they didn't think I was "inspecting" their article. lol.
However, if it's someone I am very familiar with, I might suggest it because I know, that they know I like them as a Writer and I'm not picking on their work.
Have a good w/end, TimeTraveler.
I absolutely agree that this should be done. Such articles ARE very dangerous. However, this is not what I was referring to. If I have a view, say, on illegal immigration and someone disagrees, I don't think they should be saying my view is wrong or bad, I think they should simply state their own views. This is different than what you describe here.
Well, if they disagree, it's because there's something about your opinion that they consider "bad" or something. I don't think the problem lies in stating what people think of other people's opinions, the problem is the lack of respect when doing so. Pretending that we do not judge everything we see, hear, etc, is useless, because we all tend to do it and it's ok.
I see, people are going to voice their opinions, especially in the forums.
I don't know why some get so vehement. I think it reflects more on them than it does on their expressed beliefs/views. If I disagree with someone, I may or may not express it. It really doesn't matter, does it? We all believe what we believe.
Even though I may think someone is nuttier than a fruitcake to believe what they express, nothing you or I say is likely to change their opinion.
in the "Suggestions" forum, there is this idea: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/91879
I think it could be implemented as "private" comments, visible only to the author and to the person who made them, of course. These would be useful for criticism, pointing out minor errors and so on.
oh... I see what you mean. In that case, people should respect your views (but it doesn't mean they have to accept it.)
Surely as this is supposedly a writers site and the comments are generally for other supposed writers to comment - criticism is what the comments are for ??
making them private (although a good idea on the surface) would remove them from the useful google eye view. Like many things we have to be able to accept constructive criticism and behave properly when commenting. I made the mistake of pointing out major errors and really bad English in a couple of hubs and won myself a moron stalker for months after. Of course there is always the delete button.
We didn't say "make comments private".
We said that a SEPARATE private comments channel intended solely for constructive criticism would be useful. A comment about a spelling error or an awkward phrasing is useless to Google and can even be distracting but I'm very happy to have it just the same.
If you have a comments section, then people can say what they want as long as they are civil etc. I find comments that are irrelevant, or when the commenter clearly hasn't read the article, more irritating to be frank.
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