A visitor to one of my hubs left a long, passionate, and relatively well-written comment..But he threw in some f-bombs.. Should I approve it?
Will Google penalize me for allowing comments with some profanity?
I just deleted an otherwise good comment because it had profanity in it. That's my practice. But it has nothing to do with Google - I don't know if it's an issue for them or not. I simply don't want to be associated with, or provide a platform for, that kind of language.
Thanks for your insights Ron, I am deeply humbled by them.
I was torn because aforementioned hub is on a very, very sensitive subject. Although he used a couple of profanities, there were no hateful remarks or intentions towards any individual or group. He was just passionate about his opinions and I would feel a little guilty to deny him his two cents. I wish I could just bleep out the two expletives he used. Thank you again for your response Ron, as always, it is much appreciated.
In general, the rule of thumb is to not approve comments with excessive profanity. One or two swear words in a long, well-written, well thought out comment shouldn't be a deal-breaker unless you personally object.
I have a follow-up question. How about profanity in comments of a You Tube video uploaded? I wanted to use one on a Hub but there were so many F bombs in the comments so I passed and erred on the safe side and found something else.
Good luck with that. Not to mention all the f-bombs that can show up after you link to the video. I am interested to know how Google treats that.
The comments don't load on your article when you use the Video Capsule, so it's ok to use a video on your articles if you wish to, even if the actual video page contains some unsavory comments.
Super valuable information right there. Thank you very much.
by Bikash jha 8 years ago
we all know comments effect mind of new readers who are unknown to our previous works, now the question is will you approve bad reaction of your readers on your hubs?dont you think people should know fair things about your hub not only good things but also other kind of responses?
by Michael Willis 7 years ago
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by fluffanutta 4 years ago
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by Christy Kirwan 9 months ago
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by mega1 8 years ago
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by Chace 17 months ago
Do you approve all comments on your hubs, even if every third word is a swear word? I'm just wondering if it's normal to do so or if it's normal to just delete it.
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