I know this may sound like something I should know, but I don't know how to allow comments without approving them. I don't want people to think I'm not open to criticism when they comment on my hubs.
So how do I allow people to comment without approval?
The only thing that approving a comment does is it allows others to see it. Until it has been approved, no one can see it except you. People can comment, but only you will see it until you approve it.
Go to the global comments section under your account page. This page gives you the option of moderating all hubs, choosing to moderate or not moderate on each hub-useful for those who sometimes but not always write on controversial subjects-or not have any hubs moderated. You still have to approve them eventually so that the system doesn't think it is spam. But comments will show up on un-moderated hubs immediately. Denying them will hide them, but they will already have been read. That's why I put mine on moderated when I started getting spam. I still have to read spam, but no one else will on my hubs.
The real beauty of "moderate all hubs" is it allows all readers to leave a comment but gives you the option to totally delete an especially offensive comment (say one that's mostly foul language) before anyone else can see it. Then you can direct a separate reply to the person who left it along the lines of "So-and-so, I deleted your comment because [state reason]". That way, you acknowledge that they did leave a comment, but they can't accuse you of deleting it simply because their opinion didn't agree with your own.
by Steve Andrews 6 years ago
I have a recent hub and a new hub that I am having problems with a crazy person I know who is posting comments under various anon identities. Is there any possible way of blocking them from my account on HubPages? The best I can do at present is keep deleting their often very rude posts.
by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
Why doesn't one moderated comment stay hidden, when I had written one twice?I tried to moderate my own comment, as initially, the first comment disappeared so I retyped it, and then later I noticed I had two comments. I tried to moderate one of the comments to "hide" it, but later...
by Aniket Lawand 4 years ago
Why do comments without any offense get moderated and then deleted?I am facing this problem for last two comments I punched in. First they went under moderation and then got deleted. Is this is a ban from commenting.
by Natalie Frank 7 weeks ago
What happens if you don't moderate your own comments? I tend to forget then go in and do a bunch at once. But I was wondering if the failure to moderate them meant they couldn't be seen or weren't counted or something?
by Cagsil 7 years ago
Hey Staff,I'm sorry, but this is a bit sad. The inconsistency with moderation and flagging of hubs is getting ridiculous.Please teach your moderators what is actually provocative. It is unacceptable that a picture that shows a little skin is being flagged by the moderation team.I have a number of...
by FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago
There is a glitch on the HP home page. It must be a glitch because the comments are visible on the actual hubs:When authors have their hubs moderated, comments are hidden until they are approved. However, as of today (Friday 11th) this changed. Even if the hubs are un-moderated and you...
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