When to Deny Comments

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  1. kbdressman profile image93
    kbdressmanposted 2 years ago

    When do you deny comments?  (Please explain your rationale if not obvious)

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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 !

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't approve generic 'Great hub' comments. They add nothing of value.

    3. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    I will deny anyone who posts a self-promotional link in their comments.

  3. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. relache profile image84
        relacheposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        That's why I say links are almost never approved, instead of never approved.

  4. kbdressman profile image93
    kbdressmanposted 2 years ago

    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!

  5. Hearts and Lattes profile image91
    Hearts and Lattesposted 2 years ago

    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.


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