ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community

Hub page comments

Updated on June 21, 2015

Comments on the hub pages

A good day always begins with a cup of coffee, and comments from your wonderful readers here at the Hub Pages. A comment on the hub pages can really make or break someone's entire day. I have over one hundred wonderful comments to date as I'm writing this hub, and I treasure each and everyone of them. They all really mean a lot to those of us who are writing here on the hub pages for simply entertainment and fun. It's always interesting to see just what someone has left behind in the form of a comment. Some people really put a lot of time and effort into their comments, and believe me those comments are really appreciated. The hub pages even has a commentator accolade with multiple levels, which rewards hubbers for leaving insightful and engaging comments. However you don't want to leave comments just so you can simply receive an accolade.

The reason you should want to leave a comment on a hub is because you truly like what the hub is all about. you may want to tell the hubber just how much you enjoyed what you just read, and to give them some praise. You may want to tell them how funny the hub was, or that it'll really come in handy. You may have used one of the recipes out of a hub, and want to tell the writer how good the dish turned out. You may want to give them some constructive criticism on their hub, however make sure it is constructive. Because you don't want to over do it, and hurt someone's feeling. That wouldn't be beneficial to anyone. Try to be kind with your remarks, as you would want someone to do for you in return. For the most part, the people here on the hub pages are very nice courteous people, but as with everything else in life there's always going to be at exceptions.

Now sure you will get an occasional bad comment, that you don't care for, but that's no reason to get upset. If the comment bothers you that much, then simply just delete it, and move on. Remember you always have the option to delete any comment that you feel is inappropriate or that you don't care for. You also have the option to set up your comment section, where comments won't appear on your hubs until you approve them. This isn't a particularly bad idea when you are writing about a controversial topic for your hub, which might bring the worst out in people. For example I don't think there's any reason at all to pre-approve comments on a hub like this. The worst thing you can do is reply with a negative comment in return, and get into a writing war with the other person. That will just get an argument started, which will benefit no one in the long run. You also may be the one who comes out on the losing end. If the language gets way out of hand, the penalty in the end could even mean being banned from the hub pages, and you don't want that.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the hubs that you feel really deserve one. So the next time you read a hub which you really enjoyed, leave that hubber a few encouraging words. Believe it or not you'll really make somebody's day. Thank you for stopping by and for taking a moment to read this. Have a nice day!

Comments on Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • snowdrops profile image

      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Interesting article about hubpages comments and commenting. Thanks for sharing!

    • sheilanewton profile image

      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Yes - I agree. It's always worth leaving the writer a comment telling him/her how you truly feel about the piece. Otherwise, how can we know if our Hubs are good or bad?

      Nice article, my friend. Inspiring.

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I have received 3 awful comments in the last seven days, name calling etc. This is a first for me. I always take down their IP number and check to see where their from and what company their working for. I'm surprised they can be so hateful for no real reason. I don't let them go on my hub. I delete them. Bless their hearts.

      Voted up on your hub.

    • BeyondMax profile image

      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Lovely hub, insightful. I like to leave comments, I think it's a good thing to let the authors know that they have audience, to encourage them to create more, not just surf in silence.

    • marshacanada profile image

      marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for this hub Goody7.Its relevant to us Hubbers. Like you I love getting comments. I appreciate readers giving me suggestions for improving the content and writing style in my hubs-but this rarely happens.

      I also noticed people generally dont like me to correct factual errors in their hubs so I don't do this much. I never comment about spelling,writing styles, grammer etc since I know people write at different levels,for some English is their second language. And besides I generally read for content.

      So I guess the best comments to write are the positive and thoughtful ones.

    • Credence2 profile image

      Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Great Goody7, I concur...

    • profile image

      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      This hub was written very well. It got the attention of many because we share the subject in common. Voted up for being helpful!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I love to get comments, as I, like the rest of hubbers, put in a lot of hard work in writing a hub. So getting comments is a big booster. It also says the reader has cared to appreciate by commenting and letting the writer know.

      I always leave a comment on other hubs when I read it.

      Great hub.

      Voted up. Useful.

    • ChristyWrites profile image

      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I also like getting comments. This is a good reminder to readers that writers like getting feedback :)

    • Beth J profile image

      Beth J 5 years ago from India

      Great hub...I can see that you've written this one from your heart. It also throws light on the kind of person you are...positive, appreciative and grateful:)

    • thelyricwriter profile image

      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Very good advice. I always enjoy getting comments and commenting myself. I find it harder these days because I have so many articles and friends. It is hard to keep up with all of them, but I try my best. It is encouraging to see comments and useful as well. Great hub. Great message.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. I always enjoy comments because they can be helpful, encouraging and you can even learn something from them if someone who reads what you have written and has experienced something similar. I also think it's a great way to get to know people and I already feel that most Hubbers I meet here are like family especially that I know something special about each and every one of them. Thanks for this great hub.

    • Anju Arya profile image

      Anju Arya 5 years ago from India

      Very interesting.

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Comments can be so friendly and I find that most I receive are really encouraging. My only problem is that writing comments can be so time-consuming.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      I can't help myself. I am a compulsive comment maker. Still, you deserve a good one.

    • kj force profile image

      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Glad you addressed this subject.. knowing that most people work very hard at writing interesting hubs, which isn't always easy, I have always been a firm believer in the word " if you can't say something nice, don't.

      I don't make comments is there is no interest.There is enough negative in the world...

    • yougotme profile image

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      I agree with you! Receiving insightful comments really brighten up my day. I'm fairly new to this, hopefully I can create hubs that will really induce feedback from the readers. :)

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I don't think anyone really bothers too much about the accolades. They are not something I check out at least.

      Comments are important to encourage and support each other. Recently I have checked up on a few hubbers who I haven't seen anything new from in a while and found they have not been active for a few weeks or a couple of months And when I checked their hubs there have been very few comments. It saddens me to see that they were so disheartened that they gave up, especially if they were newish members.

      We all need encouragement especially those just starting out.

      Great hub and voting up

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great suggestions for the hub community. I agree that comments help the author know what is a good read. I read the hubs and comment on those I believe to require a vote, encouragement or it has some meaning to me.

    • GoGreenTips profile image

      Greg Johnson 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      I enjoyed reading your hub. I read many hubs but only comment on those that somehow inspire or emotionally effect me in some way. I really don't critize unless it is asked for...there is a forum group for this. I think people start writing at different levels and shouldn't discourage themn from trying.

    • goody7 profile image

      goody7 5 years ago from over there under the sycamore tree

      Thank you wwolfs for your well thought out comment on comments. thank you for stopping by!

    • profile image

      wwolfs 5 years ago

      HubPages can be a lot of fun. You can certainly gain a lot of information on various topics, and be entertained by more personal stories as well.

      It's interesting to read the work of others and to leave comments. It also lets them know you have read their work. Though many times you read more than you comment on. Thanks for sharing.