What is the proper etiquette for responding to comments, besides approving or de

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. sweetypie1968 profile image79
    sweetypie1968posted 8 years ago

    What is the proper etiquette for responding to comments, besides approving or denying the comment?

    Is it OK to write a response to each approved comment?  .

  2. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    I try to do this on all my hubs.  The only exception has been on one hub where the comments became repetitive. It's not that I don't appreciate them, but at some point the test of comments is more than the text of the hub and possibly devalues the work I put in for on-page SEO optimization to a certain extent.  I will still respond to comments on that hub that ask a question, or otherwise need some sort of response from me.

    I think it is good manners to respond to comments, though, particularly if they ask a question or make a good observation about your content.  Some...many authors here do not respond to their comments at all, I've noticed. To each their own...
    It is not bad manners to be unresponsive, though.

  3. NateSean profile image72
    NateSeanposted 8 years ago

    I recently commented on a new hubber's articles. They were poorly formatted with a lot of grammar issues that made it difficult to read. There was also use of "netspeak" (IE, "lol".)

    And I didn't agree with the writer's reasoning because he was presenting circumstantial evidence as fact, which I tried to explain to him wasn't going to support his theories.

    Unfortunately the gentleman took this offensively and responded to me in his own comments page, calling me a grammar nazi and making several very childish remarks.in the process.

    I for one would not encourage this kind of behavior if you are going to respond to someone's comments.

  4. sweetypie1968 profile image79
    sweetypie1968posted 8 years ago

    Nate, Thank you for your viewpoint.  I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

    My whole goal is to refrain from offending anyone, which is why I asked the question. You make a good point, but don't you feel maybe you might have offended him a bit?

  5. blbhhdcn profile image60
    blbhhdcnposted 8 years ago

    Be honest.

    If the comment is positive, approve it.

    If it's not, deny it.

    But even if it's negative, some people will learn from it, it's up to you.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)