There's FIRE and CONTENTION in the AIR-OH MY!

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago
    What subject and topic of YOUR hubs garner the most Vs-vitriolic, venomous, and vituperative responses- from other hubbers and mostly guests who read your hubs?  Yes, there are THOSE among us who write on topics and subjects which bring out the VENOM as far as responses go. When people read such hubs, they react quite viscerally, even going into ATTACK MODE....ssssss.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Either one on illegal aliens or on gun control.

      Neither one gets much in the way of evil comments, though.  The first is an honest attempt at a solution through compromise and the second a mathematical analysis of the usefulness of gun controls.  Neither is written to arouse emotions, but rather to calm them in favor of a reasoned response. 

      So, not many snakes in the comment basket.

    2. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Even though most of the people who disagree with my point of view in my Christian related hubs leave comments which show their disagreement in a nice way, those hubs are the most likely to also get the not so nice comments. I think everyone is entitled to their opinion and I love reading the comments from people who disagree, yet it drives me nuts that some people can't be nice or, as you say, they go into attack mode.

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        There should be a rule if one disagrees with a hub, be polite and DO NOT comment at all.  If one does not have anything nice to say, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!

        1. rebekahELLE profile image85
          rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Why?  If one is writing on topics which stir up opinions and emotions, there are bound to be those who disagree and want to voice their opinion.  Why do you think that everyone should respond in a certain manner?  If you publish an opinionated hub, do you only want those who respond politely with you to comment?  What is the intent of the hub?   If you touched on something to cause a reaction, others have a right to comment in the way they choose.  I suppose if it's full of expletives, that's our choice to accept or deny.  I think society in general takes things too personally.  It's not about you, me or the Pope, it's about beliefs and issues and consequences.  We should be able to say what we want to say.  If we spoke up more, perhaps the world would be different.  I don't expect everyone to agree with me, why should they?

          1. Melissa A Smith profile image96
            Melissa A Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I agree, I welcome all comments.

            1. rebekahELLE profile image85
              rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I think of the nurses hub which recently went viral.  One of the reasons it went viral is because it provoked feelings and emotions from others and it was shared all over the web.  If you read the hub and then read the comments, one sees that a number of the comments disagreed with the hub content and the 'commenters' also disagreed with each other.  That's what we want.  That hubber made thousands of dollars on one hub in less than a week.

            2. gmwilliams profile image84
              gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              God BLESS you BOTH.  You two wonderful women are better persons than I.  If a comment is negative, I simply DELETE without hesitation.

          2. gmwilliams profile image84
            gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Of course not, however, if one disagrees with a hub, don't say anything at all.  It is the person's hub and he/she has the right to say whatever he/she wishes.  After all, it is HIS/HER hub.   An analogy is a guest is in your house and he/she does not like your house.  Well, too bad, he/she has NO right to comment upon your house.  If he/she does not like your house, he/she should LEAVE!  I say that if a person does not like an author's hub, he/she is free to write his/her own hub or blog.

          3. luvtoowrite profile image41
            luvtoowriteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I would have no problem with someone disagreeing with my hub as long as they did it constructively. There is nothing wrong with opposing feedback as long as it pertains to the topic and there are no personal attacks against anyone else participating.

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          sheilamyersposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I'd never say that if someone disagrees they shouldn't leave a comment at all. One of the reasons I write about anything is to share my thoughts and, hopefully, start some interesting discussions. Even someone who disagrees with me may have something they can teach me. I love hearing other people's viewpoints. The key is being polite. There is never any reason to call people names or in any way put them down.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image73
        Barbara Kayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I get negative comments on my Christian hubs too, but they aren't from Hubpage members. They found the hub elsewhere. I just delete the comments and move on.

        1. gmwilliams profile image84
          gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          You know Barbara that is RUDE. If one disagrees with the hub, just read it and move it, there is NO need to comment negatively for that is a reflection of bad manners.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image91
      Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have not had any nasty comments on my hubs. I have seen some mean stuff in the Q&A section, mostly about politics or religion. I don't write about those things, at least not so far.

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Ooooo, the religious answer/question section is often a subject  of GREAT CONTENTION.  Well, some people just can't leave well enough alone, hmmmm.

    4. Melissa A Smith profile image96
      Melissa A Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Undoubtedly my hubs about Blackfish.

    5. Shinkicker profile image52
      Shinkickerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I wrote a fun Hub on the A-Z of Rock Music, purely tongue in cheek but some guest nutter sent an abusive rant (in capital letters no less)

      I couldn't help laughing at the misplaced intensity of the rage. Get a Life!!!

  2. LeanMan profile image79
    LeanManposted 10 years ago

    I have written a whole series of hubs regarding working in Saudi Arabia, everything from how the Saudis treat expats (appallingly) to how to date Muslim girls in Saudi (surprisingly easy)...

    I get comments that vary from (please note the following comments have been edited for family viewing) how I clearly must have my head up my rear, to I am the product of intercourse with a family member's favorite pet and enjoy regular relations with every member of my family......
    Then i get the comments that "support" what I have written making suggestions as to what the world should do with those in Saudi and Muslims in general....

    I also get some quite violent and often amusing threats... all of which I happily ignore.....

    I have allowed some of the negative comments that do not contain too many expletives to be published, after all everyone is entitled to their opinion even if it is totally misguided...

    1. pctechgo profile image73
      pctechgoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There are many topics that can get people hostile quickly but apparently it is quite easier when its regarding customs of another country or a religious comment.

  3. Zelkiiro profile image86
    Zelkiiroposted 10 years ago

    The only really vitriolic comments are from my review of Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, the incredibly lackluster 2nd season to one of my favorite anime series.

    Apparently people don't understand the concept of "Season One good, Season Two bad," but I can't complain too hard--that hub is my most viewed at over 2600 views, nearly 4x as many as the #2 on the Most Views list.

  4. erorantes profile image48
    erorantesposted 10 years ago

    Those people who do not respond in a polite manner. Those are people who not get pay by hubpages because they are breaking the rules.They forgot that they are being ignore for braking the rules. Sometimes , the pictures are not friendly too. It is better to be friendly .


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