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How do you treat fellow hubbers that leave provoking comments at the end of you hubs?
Never happened to me. Give me an example. Don;t you get choice to deny the comment anyway?
Yes one can definitely deny the comments. I was just wondering how other hubbers deal with a nasty comments that are intended to provoke a response. I have only had one case where a sarcastic comment was left that challenged the quality of my hub.
I've never had that happen. Wish people would use the old tried and true advice -"if you don't have something nice to say, then say nothing at all."
I think if it happened consistently and was affecting my work, I would remove the comments section--unless it was good constructive advice about grammar and spelling.
If the comment is rude just to provoke I deny it. If you can't bring something positive and respectful to the discussion then go somewhere else. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but one should respect the other person's opinion even if they don't agree. That is one reason I now stay clear of anything to do with politics and religion. What ever happened to a good healthy debate? And we wonder why this country is in a world of hurt, cause everyone thinks their way is the only way. No one want's to do what it right for the country, just what fits into their respective political parties agenda or religious views. What works and feels right for you may not work for someone else. We are a world of people with many different backgrounds that is what makes us unique. With that we have multitudes of different values and different life's lessons.
duffsmom is right - if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all.
In the movie Bambi Thumper's mother ask him "what did your father tell you ?" To whit the answer was;
"If you can't say something nice don't say nothin' at all !!!"
Fairly sound advice, most of the time however there are times when it is impossible to stay silent.
We don't write Hubs that everyone is going to agree with, least ways I don't, some of my Hubs are designed to make a point and yes sometimes that invites adverse comments.
Yet there is a world of difference in how we respond, I am not the font of all knowledge and I get things wrong every now and again. Correct me !
If you disagree with me... Say so ! Argue with me if you like or just settle for a debate.
If I criticise, I hope I do so constructively and never in a belittling way.
To write is to invite comment, to leave the commentary box off your Hubs just looks as though you’re preaching and are not interested in other people’s opinions, which in some case in Hubs is true. They are just preaching, usually to themselves !
Of course there are also one or two nasty people around here who speak or type way before their brain is connected to their logic and common sense circuits, Ignore them. Some of them use the tactic to gain recognition and to respond gives them what they seek. Silence on the other hand annoys them, you win they lose.
Do not allow such remarks to get to you, because in that regard they win you lose and they will return.
i respond in kind. i had 1 hubber tell me i had the grammatical skills of a 4th grader and a few other things so i told him that maybe someday we would meet and he could tell me face to face. some people are just mouthy because it's the internet and they feel safe being rude. don't worry, enjoy that they at least read your hub.
i havent had that happen yet, but after several decades of deisgning online games, ego-less programming & writing is a survivcal skill.. i'll approve any comment that refrains from hate speech or other inlfammatory content; doesnt matter if they agree with me or not -that'sforr other readers to decide
If it's a critique, I usually will think about what they're saying. Often it points out something I could have phrased better or done more research on....and it's fair to blast me if I didn't do my job properly in the first place. If you're writing political or controversial stuff then provoking comments come with the territory. You can either argue till the cows come home and accomplish nothing, or accept what they've said, even if you don't buy it, and move on. There are no thin skins for these topics.
I've only had that happen a couple of times, but I was not sure if the person was being sarcastic or just a jerk. Some of my hubs are humorous (I hope!) so I may not understand everyone's sense of humor when they leave a comment.
With that said, I went ahead and allowed the comments to post. I also had a comeback to give for both. After all, not all comments are going to be positive. If you are putting your work out there for all to see, you are going to get a negative response here and there. I am honestly surprised I haven't had more.
The only comment I ever denied was a comment that was obviously spam. I don't like it when people use my hub to promote their hub and their site.
If you utilise a free publishing platform like Hubpages, you have to have the courage and grace to accept criticism. I am all for a robust rebuttal of views (mine or otherwise). If you want, expect and tolerate the swooning only, you are probably too thin-skinned for this platform. Having said all that, I firmly believe it is possible to make constructive criticism or disagree without being rude. That's never justified.
Delete or don't approve them and ignore them, by leaving their remarks they never give up, people like that are not welcome in my home so why in my hub? I don't think you mean just a difference of opinion, I have been there believe me and bullies are allowed here so you just have to make your own decisions. I haven't got time for rude idiots that have not grown up or just simply have no manners.
If the comment was simply rude and not constructive, I'd block that hubber and leave the comment on the page .
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