It does. People seem to get angry when someone else's opinion doesn't match their own. 10% of them explain their reasons in intelligent ways, while 80% feel the need to "yell" with their keyboards. The other 10% just stop reading the article and do something else, lol.
Never approve comments with curse words. Never approve them if the spelling and grammar are really bad. Never approve them if they take a negative or hostile tone--saying things like "this is stupid", "you're ignorant, etc.)
The HubPages Team has advised us to delete these type of comments because they will hurt you with search engines.
Besides some of your viewers read the comments, and negative comments are a turn-off to readers.
It is OK to keep comments that merely disagree with you. Engage with the commenter and address his issue.
Put the trash in the trash...they don't deserve any consideration.Some people have no respect for others,themselves,or their assumed online identity.
If I could, I would tar and feather them all; make them watch 9 episodes of Duck Dynasty,and then write a 2000 word essay; explaining why rednecks should not be allowed to have their own reality TV shows.After that, I would then get to the good stuff!
I don't get comments with swearing in them, but I do get spam ones and also a lot of comments from people who are asking me to design solutions to their IT problems. Unless I think that a comment will add to my hub and will not detract from it, then I approve it, otherwise I will deny it.
Thanks, everyone. I thought I was being lame for deleting it right after I read (part of) it. It was like a 12-year-old discovered curse words and suddenly decided to post a comment on one of my hubs, lol.
I'm still laughing at wrenchBiscuits "force them to watch duck dynasty" comment...hilarious. I personally havent experienced any curse word comments, but do get alot of spam that I do not approve. Are you writing about really sensitive topics?
I would never call them "sensitive" topics. I'm not confrontational at all. I write about beauty, anime, dogs, being cheap, living your life simply, etc. It could be about the least sensitive topic (say, for example, gifts to buy your grandmother) and people will swing by and pick a tiny, tiny part out of it and blow it up.
For example, I wrote a hub about stuff to do on a rainy day. Someone dropped by the other week to comment on how my hub was "f-ing lame" and I "should be ashamed for writing sh-t", lol. I got a good laugh, but geez. Rainy days aren't THAT bad.
Are the negative comments just from random visitors or people who follow you. I have like 68 hubs and never had a negative comment. The only angry or confrontational replies I have had are in forums, but I mostly try to steer clear of them mostly now, this being an exception.
Oh wow...that's just silly and immature. None of those topics sound like anything that would require a curse word laden tirade....If you don't like rainy days, then why click on the article and read it??
No, not at all. I just do sociological commentary on the family- large, small, and childfree- and some people simply go into ATTACK MODE. I write on the family, relationships, astrology, children, birth order, family dynamics, and other sociological and psychological topics.
Definitely, I AM NOT THE SUGARCOATER. I TELL IT LIKE IT IS and many do not like that at all. They even admit they are doing what I am critiquing and they go into attack mode because they are unhappy with their lives and envy those whose lives are happier. They have an inverse psychological perspective.
I started doing that a long time ago after a couple hubbers decided to self-promote and attack other hubbers in my comments sections. I honestly approve pretty much ANYTHING since I don't expect everyone to feel exactly the same as I do about everything, so I felt crappy having to switch it to approval first..
Some of the most entertaining blogs are the ones where the people posting get in arguments, and name-calling ensues. I like a little profanity (not a lot) sometimes, but it should be witty and not vulgar. (I like zerohedge.com aka "Fight Club.") You're bound to get this kind of thing if you are putting up inflammatory hubs. (Are you putting up inflammatory hubs?) Writing stuff that causes a strong reaction seems to me to be a recipe for success.
Not yet come across such comments but it all depends. If it is too much then yes I will delete it. Sometimes some people don't have anything good to say and are frustrated so they burst while leaving a comment.
We can say what we need to say and get our point across without cursing. And there is never a valid reason for attacking another person. So I, like many of you choose to delete these kinds of comments.
I have ONE commenter who continuously return to post comments although I have deleted them. This commenter even stated that she has THE RIGHT to comment anyway she wants on my hubs. Well, it is the AUTHOR'S prerogative to accept or refuse comments, not the COMMENTER'S!
You can always report the abusive hubber, though HP doesn't seem to be in the mode to ban hubbers as much as they used to. I've noticed if you click on the down arrow at the top right of a hub or question in your feed, you can block - but not the author - but the first person to comment! I think there is a glitch in the program, but can't find a place to bring this problem to HP's attention.
I approve all comments on my hubs. It's the newspaper reporter in me - free speech. But I would remove a comment that was full of profanity. (Haven't had that happen yet!) Your freedoms stop at the point they infringe on someone else's.
I also think HP should step in when a situation like yours arises. It's a case of cyber bullying.
Criticism is one thing, cursing is something totally different. While criticism should be taken well and accepted, cursing is definitely not acceptable and should be rejected asap. To begin with you can still criticize effectively without using curses which means those who use this tactic do so to draw attention to themselves.
It is a good thing to know HP is on top od this problem.Cursing is really verbal disrepect to anyone including our elders. If you can not show respect then why should anyone respect your words and thoughts or concerns. Be the greatest example to get respect
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