Does deleting a comment affect scores?

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  1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
    CatherineGiordanoposted 5 years ago

    If you deny someone's comment does it hurt their hubber score? Does it hurt you own hubber score if you deny the comments of others?  Does it hurt the hub score if the hub has a denied comment?

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image68
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do not believe so Catherine. There are many comments which have been deleted both purposely and accidentally, nobody has asked about this before.
      What adds to your score some is how well that you reply to them.

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't think it should alter anyone's score.  I just wanted to make sure. Let's see what others have to say.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It's doubtful that deleting comments will affect scores.

  2. Swisstoons profile image77
    Swisstoonsposted 5 years ago

    I hope not!  When I made the transition from Squidoo to HubPages, I inadvertently deleted all 90+ comments from one of my pages.  I don't imagine I helped myself by doing that.

  3. profile image61
    zd260490posted 5 years ago

    i dont know

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    I don't think it affects the score.  After all, if you receive spam comments, you should be able to delete them.  While there is a small chance that comments do count in your score as interaction with the community, I would think that the comments you don't delete and your forum posts would offset the deleted comments.

    Even if your score does drop when you delete comments, you have a high enough score that it can take a hit!

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
      CatherineGiordanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but I wouldn't want to hurt someone else's scores.

      1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
        Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If someone is using the same comment over and over again on different posts "nice hub!", the program probably notices and does not reward the Hubber with a higher score due to community involvement. In that case, if you delete the comment, it wouldn't affect his score. 

        But if the program didn't catch it, it might, but I suspect that it would take a lot of deleted comments for it to make an impact. I'm sure they make sure that any one Hubber can't dramatically affect the score of any other Hubber.  And depending on why you are deleting the comments, they may deserve it.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
          CatherineGiordanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          thanks Millionaire.. sometimes I or someone else will point out a typo in a hubs using the comments and then ask for that comment to be deleted. I just want to make sure there were no negative repercussions to that.


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