Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you

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  1. KimberlyLake profile image86
    KimberlyLakeposted 13 years ago

    Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?

  2. carolapple profile image77
    carolappleposted 13 years ago

    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.

  3. Stan Fletcher profile image60
    Stan Fletcherposted 13 years ago

    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.

  4. Pagelift profile image59
    Pageliftposted 13 years ago

    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 smile

  5. japtaker profile image80
    japtakerposted 13 years ago

    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.

  6. SweetMarie83 profile image83
    SweetMarie83posted 13 years ago

    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's those nasty, childish comments that I don't think have any place on HubPages and shouldn't be accepted.

  7. JLClose profile image61
    JLCloseposted 13 years ago

    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.

  8. RealHousewife profile image67
    RealHousewifeposted 13 years ago

    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.

  9. ThunderKeys profile image64
    ThunderKeysposted 13 years ago

    What are you.., some kinda...., Just kidding! lol

  10. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    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.

  11. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 13 years ago

    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

  12. lorddraven2000 profile image90
    lorddraven2000posted 13 years ago

    I have never had anything negitive posted yet. If it is to bad I would deny it.

  13. Dexter Yarbrough profile image69
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 13 years ago

    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!

  14. profile image0
    ssaulposted 13 years ago

    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!

  15. profile image0
    Mr Tindleposted 13 years ago

    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.

  16. barbergirl28 profile image69
    barbergirl28posted 13 years ago

    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.

  17. strawberryhill profile image59
    strawberryhillposted 13 years ago

    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!

    Good question!

  18. BP9 profile image61
    BP9posted 13 years ago

    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.

  19. profile image34
    najiasalman1posted 13 years ago

    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.

  20. pe555 profile image79
    pe555posted 13 years ago

    Like Dexter, I will approve almost any criticism but I won't accept anything insulting.

  21. Eve Foss profile image71
    Eve Fossposted 13 years ago

    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.

  22. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 13 years ago

    I myself have have yet to recieve a negative comment or critism, however both are welcome asw long as they are constructive!

  23. charlemont profile image75
    charlemontposted 13 years ago

    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".

  24. juice76 profile image60
    juice76posted 13 years ago

    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.

  25. kschang profile image87
    kschangposted 13 years ago

    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. big_smile

    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. big_smile

  26. mortgage-news profile image60
    mortgage-newsposted 13 years ago

    You have to deny criticism that is ot constructive, especially if you took time out of your busy day to create an informative hub.

  27. profile image0
    Longhunterposted 13 years ago

    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.

  28. Edwin Chan profile image60
    Edwin Chanposted 13 years ago

    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.

  29. TheSenior profile image60
    TheSeniorposted 13 years ago

    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.

  30. Gail Anthony profile image61
    Gail Anthonyposted 13 years ago

    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.

  31. Sembj profile image67
    Sembjposted 13 years ago

    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.

  32. dianne143 profile image40
    dianne143posted 13 years ago

    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 smile

  33. Mithan415 profile image59
    Mithan415posted 13 years ago

    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.

  34. philirodje profile image59
    philirodjeposted 13 years ago

    I should deny them.they don't encourage me so why should i approve such comments.

  35. profile image0
    Rusty C. Adoreposted 13 years ago

    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.

  36. Les Trois Chenes profile image80
    Les Trois Chenesposted 13 years ago

    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.

  37. Harlan Colt profile image79
    Harlan Coltposted 13 years ago

    I allow most feedback. I allow negative comments if they are absent of profanity. Not all negativity... is.
    - Harlan

  38. Karen N profile image70
    Karen Nposted 13 years ago

    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.

  39. iZeko profile image95
    iZekoposted 13 years ago

    Unfortunately I don’t get many comments ;-) but I’ll approve any constructive criticism.

  40. dingdondingdon profile image59
    dingdondingdonposted 13 years ago

    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.

  41. the-real-deal? profile image67
    the-real-deal?posted 13 years ago

    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!!

  42. LasanthaW profile image55
    LasanthaWposted 13 years ago

    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.

  43. Kemo profile image56
    Kemoposted 13 years ago

    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...

  44. Jangaplanet profile image59
    Jangaplanetposted 13 years ago

    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 .

  45. gposchman profile image60
    gposchmanposted 13 years ago

    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.


  46. Str8up Hookups profile image42
    Str8up Hookupsposted 13 years ago

    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.

  47. dablufox profile image58
    dablufoxposted 13 years ago

    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.

  48. ghostwriter2011 profile image59
    ghostwriter2011posted 13 years ago

    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.

  49. cobrien profile image62
    cobrienposted 13 years ago

    Approve. Why should I deny somebody elses right to have their opinion recognized?

  50. weholdthesetruths profile image60
    weholdthesetruthsposted 13 years ago

    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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