I just read two hubs--good ones--by an HP writer I hadn't encountered before, but neither has a Comments section. I wanted to comment on both, and the inability to do so stops me from reading any more of this writer's hubs. Why set a hub for no comments when the feedback can be so helpful and add to the community interaction?
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This was my first thought, but I checked length of membership and the writer isn't a newbie. Still, it may be an inadvertent setting. The topics of the two hubs I read weren't controversial at all, so they didn't seem the type to attract trolls.
Actually Jodah, if you really float around a lot to read work from hubbers for the first time...you'll see that the "closed to comments" is not one or only a few hubbers. U'll also see they are old timers, obviously all done w/ the comment thing?
That may very well be the situation. Many Hubbers (and not only newbies) never read all the Learning Center material and FAQs. Thanks for your comment.
Since the topics of both hubs I read were not controversial, were interesting and well written, they didn't seem the type of hub to attract such unpleasant people to comment. Perhaps the writer was 'bitten once, twice shy" as that old saying goes.
I just realized that I had not read your question through. Now that I have all that I can say is perhaps they mistakenly checked the "Do not show capsule" in Comments box, or accidentally deleted it.
This is a good point fpherj48-they are writing to write - not necessarily for anyone to enjoy, comment, post a hub in response to their hub, but just to write.
You're right--the email option is not there either. It's a shame because I really enjoyed those hubs, but felt 'cheated' when I couldn't comment. So that writer lost a potential follower.
You are right fpherj48. Didn't think of that one. The writer is probably interested only in traffic generation and earning on this site. So feedbacks don't matter.
Anyone who doesn't give comments a chance never realizes how helpful they can be or the friends a member can make within the HP community. I hope the hubber (no name) to which I referred has a change of mind about the matter.
Only very few people will delete a comment, just due to a difference of opinion. Any time a comment is deleted it's usually because it was very personal or generally inappropriate. That's pretty rare.
I gave a difference of opinion before, was not disrespectful and my comment was deleted. Them, they sent me a message saying they do not agree and that's why my comment was deleted.
I'm sorry you encountered this. Please know that this incident doesn't describe the usual way things work here. Most hubbers welcome healthy debate or disagreement. Every one is different. Don't let that discourage you pls.
RtB...What you have described happens much more often in the Forums as opposed to hubs. Forums can get insane.I learned to avoid them.People get downright nasty.I tend to bite BACK. I'm the schmuck who gets banned.Not the jerk who started it all..
I've actually never taken part in the forums. Sounds like I'm not missing much.
I stay out of the forums on controversial topics (mainly politics and religion) because I don't want my blood pressure spiking! I don't need the aggravation, and there is rarely reasonable discourse on those forums.
Jaye...And a WISE woman you are!.....Anyone who may think "ignorance" is fading, just need read a Forum thread on RELIGION or Politics!! Whoa!
Since HP does allow us to monitor comments and delete spam or personal attacks, it would seem helpful (at least, it is to me) to receive comments that don't fit into those narrow categories.
Jaye, I'm open to comments and I guess it is someone's right not to be, but it does take away from the group experience.