When do you deny comments? (Please explain your rationale if not obvious)
I used to deny those who's negative reply's were offensive or critical . I haven't had any for a couple of years so I don't filter them anymore . I say anytime you want to !
I don't approve generic 'Great hub' comments. They add nothing of value.
Comments are generally welcomed. Only deny when it is clearly spam or when offensive language or personal attacks are used. I also ask for some style critique in some of my writings. In those cases, I make it clear up front that they will be kept private. I hope this helps.
A totally spam comment, literally just promoting a website without leaving a comment of any relevance does not get approved. Something too offensive will not get approved; people taking the opportunity to personally attack me or leave a stupid argument on my article do not get approved. Also anything that violates TOS will not get approved; for instance, hate speech.
Recently I've been debating on whether to approve a comment in which the commenter left a generic comment and the name of their site (no link). It's questionable, probably won't approve it.
I deny comments that have an outside link, are non-related to my hub, spam, or have information that is detrimental. I recently had to deny a comment that, although related to my hub, contained information on an old healing method I would not recommend because it could be harmful if someone tried it.
I will deny anyone who posts a self-promotional link in their comments.
It can vary by Hub topic, but my personal criteria is if the comment contributes in some way.
Anything with a link in it is almost never approved.
I respectfully disagree. Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes, a link is the only way to fully comment on a topic or provide additional info.
In most cases, when people post a link it's because they want to promote their own website - not because they're offering useful information.
That's why I say links are almost never approved, instead of never approved.
Sounds like I'm not crazy for wanting to deny a comment that looks like a copy+paste of a translation of a wikipedia page that originated in a non-English language! Thanks all!
I don't allow comments at all on any of my profiles though I used to in my first year. I don't have time nor care to debate or argue or read spam.
by Laura Izett 7 years ago
Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?I don't mind people leaving a link to one of their hubs but I don't know about people leaving a link to their own website.
by mommyfreelancer 9 years ago
One of my hubs got a comment which seemed like a sales pitch - it's a link to a specific product. Should I allow it? Thanks.
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
How often do you Deny comments from another HP member?If you do deny them is it because of profanity/insults, you don't like what they say because it goes against your hub, you are suppressing commentary, or another reason.
by CCahill 6 years ago
What Would Happen if you didn't Approve a comment?Under new comments there is 2 buttons... APPROVE and SPAMBut what happens if you press neither? If nothing, then is the approve button really neccasary? or should it just be a default until you hit Spam?
by Suspect20 8 years ago
I am curious how other hubers deal with comments made by others on their hubs. I don't want to censor people or delete comments I disagree with, but at the same time I'd like to promote healthy discussion on my guides and not spread poor information around.I wrote a guide on how to set up IRC...
by Thomas Swan 13 months ago
Should I deny poorly-spelled comments? Are they deliberate?I had a comment left by "Justin Beiber" saying: "Feeli'n bad for em' all" on an article about animals going extinct.I get a lot of comments like that. I'm starting to think they're left by people from rival sites trying...
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