Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
I am happy to say I have not received any of this sort of feedback on HubPages, but no, I would not approve feedback with insulting comments. There is no need for that. I would never insult other people and certainly wouldn't embarrass someone who would by displaying their comments. Now if I received a comment with constructive criticism, I would probably approve it and also respond. If the intent is to be helpful, I would appreciate it.
I've denied a few that were so off the mark that they made the commenter look like a complete imbecil. I did it for merciful reasons, and also so I wouldn't post something much worse in response that would get my blood pressure up. I refer to these people as YouTube commenters. They usually have the IQ of a loaf of bread. It is fun to blast them though occasionally.
I have yet to receive a negative or insulting comment like that, but if I did, I'd probably let it pass then crush them in a reply
I have not received any particularly insulting comments directed at myself. If, however, I did receive them, I would probably approve them. Insults against me strengthen my position by making my opponent look like a fool.
If I got an insulting comment, I wouldn't accept it...for starters, I don't want stuff like that on my pages, and secondly, like Stan said, I'd be afraid my reply would be much worse...heat of the moment and all that. But like Carol said, if it was constructive criticism, like someone trying to help or pointing something out, I would accept it...it's those nasty, childish comments that I don't think have any place on HubPages and shouldn't be accepted.
I haven't had much of any feedback yet, and the few things I have gotten have not been negative. Yet. I am sure I will get some at some point, when I piss someone off which I always end up doing by accident somehow. :0) If the feedback is totally rude, degrading or hurtful, I doubt I will approve it. But if it will help me or others grow, I will approve it for sure. I am not above correction. In fact, in many cases I welcome it.
I have gotten one negative comment - actually wrote a hub about it. That comment was "LAME" I should have allowed that - and will in the future unless it contains anything that would be offensive for my children to see. They love to read my hubs:)
If I want to be a writer I can't get better unless I do get some constructive (not just rude) criticism.
i've never denied any comment on my hubs. opinion is what hubs and questions are about but if your rude i will use your name when i answer.
I kept one negative comment that made the poster look like a complete imbecil - and the other posters said so...
Ipso Facto the guy was a real a$$hole
I have never had anything negitive posted yet. If it is to bad I would deny it.
I would approve negative feedback, if it could help me in the long run. I would deny insulting comments. I can get those on the subway!
Fortunately, I haven't gotten a insulting comment as yet, maybe they smell the tension. If I receive insulting comments, I will approve it for others to see what a pie head they are. I always welcome constructive criticism with open arms, makes me a better writer and challenger!
I have always approved everything. I always comment back though so I would just address any issues that way. I really havn't had any really negative or nasty comment here on hubpages though.
I have only got one comment that steamed me a little bit... maybe I was a little high strung but I thought the poster felt that I was being unprofessional in my career. The irony was that I wrote the hub in more of a sarcastic note based off what other people talk about. I left the comment, because I didn't feel it was negative in any means (other than knocking my professionalism) and then replied back in a professional manner.
From there, not only is the poster now following my hubs, but I am following theirs as well. Sometimes the written word can be misinterpretted. I don't think she meant anything negative, but I did have to read my response over so I didn't end up sounding bad.
I have yet to receive any heavy handed or rude feedback but it would probably get denied. There is a line between disagreeing or providing advice from an opposing point of view or being rude and unconstructive.
As guardians of our own articles we are able to apply our own judgement and for me, constructive criticism is welcome but offensive trolling is not!
I approve all commentary on any hub I put up.
I personally find that when negative comments are made on my hub, there are usually people (some fans, some not) who will retort, even if indeed I don't myself. I typically will, though. (lol)
I should add that I don't consider someone disagreeing with something I've written a "negative" comment per se. If someone disagrees with me, I consider that the moment for healthy debate-which can/has sometimes cause/d me to alter my particular stance on an issue.
If someone makes what I do consider a truly "negative" comment (e.g.-personal insults, unneccessary vulgarity) I am actually far more apt to attempt to chide them into an actual constructive dialogue.
It's all about healthy exchange of opinions and educational moments for me.
If the feedback is true (no matter it is insulting or negative), i approve them always. But if the feedback is useless, i deny it because it may be bad for SEO of my hubs and sites.
Like Dexter, I will approve almost any criticism but I won't accept anything insulting.
I think there is a huge difference between constructive criticism and healthy difference of opinion and trolling insults. My view is that allowing the insults would not make my hubs a pleasure for my audience to read and would only serve to encourage a troll's behavior.
I myself have have yet to recieve a negative comment or critism, however both are welcome asw long as they are constructive!
Insulting someone is foolish. Having a different opinion is not same thing as insulting those who disagree. There are topics that commonly cause heated debates and easily end in flame, for example questions about antivirus software. I can name a dozen or so products which are great at protection, but I will never tell "this one sucks and that one is best".
I haven't received any negative comments but it depends if the comments are a direct insult to me as a person then I would deny them. There is no need to insult anyone about a hub they can just say they didn't like it or make suggestions on how to improve it.
If the comment contains solely negative insults, like "you SOB" (yes, that's the whole message), deny it. In fact, I may even post a response ANY WAY just to let every one know it was denied.
If the comment actually contains some useful nuggets of feedback or information, but the guy simply has a potty mouth, it'd be up to you. I personally have no problem posting those, AND make fun of them.
They crazy feedback often end up as fodder on my blog.
You have to deny criticism that is ot constructive, especially if you took time out of your busy day to create an informative hub.
I've only denied one back when I first got started and wish I hadn't.
I've been denied when I was commenting on a very politically liberal hub. I was right and the Hubber disagreed. That's pretty typical of liberals in general. They never let the facts get in the way of their thinking.
I haven't received anything bad, but if I did, I would probably approve and leave a comment behind it to hopefully answer the reader's question there.
Because I am a realest and do not employ a 'positive mental attitude', I have trained myself to not let hardly any negative feedback or insulting comments bother me.
I realize that there are those people who just can't say nice things because of their own problems and would rather live in misery than to conquer their problems and live a productive life.
To train yourself is not that hard - you just have to realize that there are those that no matter what - they will always see darkness rather than light, and once you realize that this is their existence and they are 'happy' or at least 'content' in their misery - then don't let it bother you.
When one writes in a public forum, they should be prepared to receive constructive criticism and should even accept comments from individuals that strongly disagree. However, if a person receives personally insulting feedback, they definitely have the authority to deny them.
As a relative newcomer to HubPages, I still receive any comment with gratitude. I hope any decision I made would be based on thoughts of what would be offensive to other readers rather than myself, if the occasion arose.
I suppose that I am a little upset that I haven't been able to write anything stirring enough to offend someone intellectually enough to lock horns yet, if the truth be told.
I think we should all make a real effort to try and read people we disagree with since if we all spent more time doing that we'd at least learn to like some of the people we disagreed with. Something I 'm trying to make something of a private mission on HubPages. Interesting and I believe it works sometimes. Just a random thought. Sorry.
I ham happy that as a novice here I haven't receive negative comments. But if ever I hope not what I'm gonna do is just to read keep it to my self and deny it here. I should keep it for my privacy as many people read my hub to avoid embarrassment . I accept criticism but would not like to approve it in my page. Insult? that's below the belt and different story.
God bless us all Hubbers we all deserve positive feedbacks no matter how good and not a good writer we are because we made an effort and most of all we did our best
I'd accept any negative or insulting remarks. The only things I would reject are Spam, personal information (phone numbers, address) or anything that sounds like slander to a third party.
I should deny them.they don't encourage me so why should i approve such comments.
This actually just happened to me. I decided to approve the comment. I figure that real life comes with positive and negative moments and why should my hubs be any different? I'm actually glad that I did approve it because one of my followers actually responded to the person and had my back. It was nice to see that.
I suppose you are honour-bound to approve the negative as well as the positive, but not the abusive or insulting. Haven't had to deal with that so far - touch wood.
I allow most feedback. I allow negative comments if they are absent of profanity. Not all negativity... is.
I've deleted comments that contained links and a couple that seemed a little stalkerish. Mostly because responding to this person would have probably made things worse.
Unfortunately I don’t get many comments ;-) but I’ll approve any constructive criticism.
It depends. If the comment is constructive and is pointing out a genuine flaw in the article, then I'll approve it. If it's just bullying or insulting me personally then I won't.
I have yet to receive any negative comments, none of the insulting variety and none of the abusive stance either, mostly due to the fact I have no comments at all, which does make approving them alot easier and far less time consuming!!
I haven't got any such comments as yet. But on one of my hubs, there is a comment by someone which I cannot understand. Although it is written in English letters, the words are not English but some other language. I didn't approve the comment and I didn't delete it also. I am just keeping it on hold.
All feedback is welcome on my HupPages with the exception of anything insulting too me or anyone else...Thankfully most of writers at HupPages are good people...
Negative feedback is ok ,but insulting and harrasing on hubpages is not something i take very well. You can give you opinion on anything but do not insult .
I don't object to criticism, and I have no problems discussing opposing views, but I will deny a comment if it is insulting. It usually means the commenter is out of line or is even aware of their own short comings and have to fall back on being rude or insulting to make their point.
I had 1 comment that was kinda shady but I still posted it.
I've never received a rude or ugly comment,guess it would depend on what it said,if too ugly and harsh I would not post I would report it.
I've had the same problem as barbergirl 28, I think the reader misinterpreted parts of my hub and got a bit irritated. But I left the comment intact mainly because I felt the comment helped to promote differing views and discussion.
I think it's important to respect other people's view, even if you don't quite agree with them yourself.
I would approve constructive, literate replies. However those comments that were issued by the ("loaf of bread" - as so astutely described by another party herein) would be promptly deleted.
Approve. Why should I deny somebody elses right to have their opinion recognized?
I almost always include comments from people. I've removed like two or three of 500 comments, a signficant portion of which are negative, a few being gratuitously insulting. Frankly, unless they're just a spout of profanity, I won't delete. One I did delete was someone who posted a long, incoherent rambling response promoting Islam, that was in extremely poor english, in response to a hub about Christmas. That was an exception. It wasn't on point, nor even on topic, and the writer's grasp of english was so bad, it was just plain incoherent.
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