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A guy insulted my intelligence

  1. Ivan Hernandez profile image91
    Ivan Hernandezposted 4 weeks ago

    While I was sleeping last night, a John Doe wrote this on my comments page. Luckily, I kept it.

    Is it true? Do I write like a fourth grader? What do you guys think?

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
      EricFarmer8xposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't worry too much about one anonymous comment.

    2. Coffeequeeen profile image82
      Coffeequeeenposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Yes, coming on the forums and complaining about the comment won't really solve matters.  Like some of the other have already said, just delete it.  smile

    3. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Ivan, I can tell you from personal experience, if you're going to write something and put it out to the public, you're going to get criticism.  You will get people who insult your intelligence, politics, lifestyle, hair, eye color and more.  It goes with the territory.  I've developed some thick skin over the years.  I suppose you can't write something and believe only good things will be said about it.  Never let them get you to a point where you stop writing and communicating.  Then, they've won.  I hope this makes you even more determined to write.

    4. faith-hope-love profile image79
      faith-hope-loveposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Ivan, some people like to build their own ego by doing their utmost to tear others down. It is not an act of grace to do this and in my books says more about one doing it than it does of the person they are trying to victimise. My advice is to ignore Him or Her and delete the comment.. It really isn't worth the words that they have wasted. Nor is it worth your time giving thought or worry to them. In the end those words will return to them and the bite will be huge. As a writer you will find that there are a myriad of folks ready to criticise and they have no clue on what they are saying. They just feel gratified after they have made these inane and unfair comments. Over many years I have felt the sting of a lot of Comments, like that,, even mainstream. Look at where they come from and keep on. keep on writing. As Churhhill said; (Never! Never! Never Give up!..)  So don'T Quit.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 weeks ago

    Why keep that comment?  Just delete it.  Your write on contentious topics, your comments are going to be a trollfest.

  3. Ivan Hernandez profile image91
    Ivan Hernandezposted 4 weeks ago

    He has a name. I did not mention his name because I didn't want to call him out. That's why I called him a John Doe.

    1. theraggededge profile image100
      theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      We all get comments we don't like. It means you wrote something that sparked a reaction. That's what writers want.

      Delete it and forget it.

      1. Ivan Hernandez profile image91
        Ivan Hernandezposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sorry, theraggededge. I'm not deleting that comment. I'm keeping that comment because I want some controversy into my article. Also, I know that this writer is making me want to have a word fight with him, but I won't. He won't penetrate my professional side. He is a Trumpist who doesn't understand my writing. Most of you do. Even my critics understand my writing.

        1. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          You should only court controversy if you can ignore insults.  The two go together.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          You are absolutely right, Ivan.  Let his comment stand, but ignore him.

      2. Ivan Hernandez profile image91
        Ivan Hernandezposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        His name is Jeff Vickery. You can find him in the comments section of my recent article, which is above my SoapBoxie Article.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image86
    Kenna McHughposted 4 weeks ago

    I agree.  Especially, if they can't declare who they are. No big deal. It happens.

  5. EricDockett profile image99
    EricDockettposted 4 weeks ago

    If you are going to write controversial political articles you'd better be prepared to get these kinds of comments. If your skin isn't thick enough, don't write them.

    I agree with the others. If you feel the comment is out of line, delete it.  Or don't. It's up to you. If you are looking to provoke a reaction, it appears you've gotten one.

    But it's kind of bad form to bring a problem with a reader to the forum, post their comment and mention them by name.

  6. Chriswillman90 profile image98
    Chriswillman90posted 4 weeks ago

    Honestly on a scale of 1-10 on troll comments, that's probably one of the nicer ones I've seen especially if it's tied to a political article.

    Personally I would keep it, I don't mind some controversy and criticism as long as it's within limits.

  7. Dunbar Green profile image84
    Dunbar Greenposted 4 weeks ago

    psycheskinner, thank you for that line, "You should only court controversy if you can ignore insults." If you don't mind, I will use it from now on.

  8. Barbara Kay profile image89
    Barbara Kayposted 4 weeks ago

    I read once that the majority of the public read at a 4th grade level. So it is a compliment. Someone several years back said most writers on Hubpages write at a 4th grade level. She was saying she was superior to most writers here. Just ignore it. When you write online you need to be tough when it comes to insults.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image89
      Barbara Kayposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I read your article. I agree, but yes no doubt you'll inflame Trump's followers. It is well written by the way. He's just trying to hit back.

  9. Mamerto profile image93
    Mamertoposted 4 weeks ago

    Hi Ivan! I write a lot of anime articles, and anime fans could be vile, immature and oversensitive. Not all of them are like that and you could find a lot of nice people, but expect to stumble upon a bunch of angry and anti social characters that will troll your hub. I mean you won't believe how easy it is to offend a weeb! And when they did and dared to troll my hub, I will just delete their comment and move on. I want their views and not their rage. And the fact that you offended a troll means you write well.

    PS. In the Philippines you will get more than hate comments if you offend a political fanboy. Overly fanatic followers of our president will stalk your page, and give you death threats.

  10. Khaleesi18 profile image61
    Khaleesi18posted 4 weeks ago

    I read your article, be happy he actually complimented you !

  11. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image100
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 3 weeks ago

    Ah, don't let it get to you!! I get nasty comments a lot and all I do is thank them in my head because they just helped me earn some money by clicking. Yay!

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Exactly, if the comments get too derogatory, all one has to do is.......DELETE!