Almost everyday, I read through hubs that catch my eye and the comments below. I've noticed that there are many comments that tend to be pretty identical to each other such as "Great hub!" or "Thanks for sharing!" My suggestion is to add a "ditto" button (or something to that effect) below each comment for those who share the same sentiments after reading the hub, just to avoid these same comments over and over.
The reason behind this is that there are some comments from guest readers or other hubbers that are actually quite informative and can really add to whatever the author has written. Unfortunately, these can get lost in those complimentary comments that are always appreciated by the author but do tend to be repetitive.
Hi, Lisa! This is a great idea. Ideally, instead of leaving a comment the reader would click on one of the feedback buttons, but this doesn't happen. I'll bring it up in our Community meeting next week. Thanks for the suggestion!
Bear in mind that many people who comment "great Hub" or "Thanks" are not genuine.
If a meaningless comment is from someone who is not a Hubber, always delete it, because you can bet they don't care two hoots about your Hub, they're just making a comment for the sake of getting a link from your Hub to their website (their name is a hyperlink to their site). If their site is not a reputable one (and they often are not), then you don't want your Hub to be linked to it in any way, so it's very important to delete those comments.
If the comment is from a Hubber, take a look at their profile (because their comment has linked to it). Are you happy for your Hub to be linked to that person? Are they a genuine Hubber with quality Hubs, or are they a spammer trying to get attention?
Most genuine Hubbers understand that meaningless comments do more harm than good (by diluting your keywords and making it hard for people to find the valuable comments), so they will take the extra trouble to say something meaningful. So don't be scared to delete comments you suspect are not "real".
We discussed this in our community meeting today and currently do not plan to revise the commenting system.
We have, however, added this to a list of features to consider for a future overhaul of the commenting system for the site.
Thanks for taking time to share your ideas!
by Cindy Lawson 8 years ago
I am not looking to name names here as this happens quite a lot on Hubpages, but can someone please clarify whether or not it is against the rules for a Hubber to come to your hub, leave a comment and then include a link to one of their own hubs as a part of that comment. I know it says under each...
by Sherri 7 years ago
In the past, from my profile page, in the hubtivity section, I could click "this comment" to go directly to the comment I previously posted on someone's Hub. Doesn't seem to be working now. Instead, I just get landed at the top of the destination Hub.It's a funny sensation. I keep waiting...
by Venkatachari M 3 years ago
Why can't we have like buttons and reply buttons in the comments section of hubs?Sometimes, the readers of an article may like some of the comments on it offered by other readers and would want to like the comment or at other times may want to clarify some doubt or ambiguity of any commenter by...
by Mary Craig 6 years ago
Why are there no comment boxes on your hubs?I have gone to two of your hubs (canine arthritis and children's playhouse) and neither has a place to enter a comment. I tried closing out and going back in but still no comment section??
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
Several followers have let me know via email and otherwise, that they are unable to post a comment on my new hub! One even said that I could copy and paste her comment via email into my hub, which I tried and all it does is take me back to the top of my hub. Please HP Team help me...
by Laura Deibel 6 years ago
Why are so many hubs not including a comments section? Thus no way to value the hub material.Why are so many hubs not including a comments section? Thus no way to value the hub material.
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