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How to deal with negative comments on the hub pages

Updated on November 18, 2015

If you stay here on the good old hub pages long enough, sooner or later you will find yourself face to face with a negative comment from someone else. Now how you respond to it can make all the difference in the world. First you have to remember that the hub pages may have been started in a small garage in California, but it's still located on the world wide web. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go around, and eventually you'll meet up with a person that you'll never meet eye to eye with. This person may not understand what you were trying to say in your hub. This person may be having a bad day. This person may not have enough education to understand what your message meant. What ever the reason may be for this person's negative response, you may not be able to reason with them. So don't bother wasting your time, and what ever you do don't fire another negative comment back at that person. Don't let yourself get tricked into an argument.

Now it's okay to disagree or even debate with that individual, but making personal attacks, using profanity, and bickering will be dealt with here on the hub pages. Remember there are rules here at the hub pages to help keep order, which are enforced when they are broken. Since I've been here on the hub pages I've seen a number of hubbers banned for getting too passionate about a topic, and saying the wrong thing. It didn't make any difference how many hubs they had, how long they have been here on the hub pages or what their score was. When these people crossed the line, they were shown the door. There's a fine line between having a disagreement with someone, and an all out fight. You don't have to agree with somebody, but try to have respect for others here on the hub pages. Don’t make personal threats, and by all means watch your language.

Options for dealing with negative comments -

1. The best thing to do is to simply ignore the comment, and move on. Just let it bounce off of you like rainwater bounces off of the oiled feathers of a duck.

2. You may want to attempt to reason with this person, and try to explain your point of view. However certain people can't be reasoned with, and you may just find yourself stressing out and that it was a total waste of your time.

3. If you have a particularly hot topic, you may want to consider not showing your comments from fellow Hubbers until you have personally reviewed them. You have the option in your comment section, where you can opt to approve your comments before they appear. If you don't want these particular comments publicly displayed, then just put a check in that box. After you've read the comment you can always approve or deny to show the comment to everyone. It's your choice!

4. What ever you choose to do, just don't lose your cool and say the wrong thing that will get you in trouble with the hub pages later on. Remember once you post and leave a comment for someone else, it's out of your control and totally in their possession. You can't go back and delete a comment from off of someone elses hub. It just doesn't work that way.

Recently I wrote a hub which some people were in agreement, and others saw it differently. For the most part for those that saw it differently, I don't feel that they read into it enough to fully understand the meaning of the message. However that's fine, and as human beings we are not always going to agree with how others see something. That's fine, and I totally expected this kind of response with that particular hub. But the reason I decided to now write this particular hub about negative comments, was because one individual crossed the line completely, and my first option for dealing with negative comments is how I treated this issue. Remember if you don't like a particular hub, no one is making you read it. Go onto to another hub that you like, and get on with your life. I've always found in life that you get a lot more with sugar than you do with vinegar. I hope this hub helps someone else out there on the hub pages deal with a negative comment that they might someday receive, and remember to just have some fun while you are visiting here on the hub pages.

It's your choice - you can be nice or mean
It's your choice - you can be nice or mean

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