Why are so many hubs not including a comments section? Thus no way to value the

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  1. Laura in Denver profile image75
    Laura in Denverposted 7 years ago

    Why are so many hubs not including a comments section? Thus no way to value the hub material.

    Why are so many hubs not including a comments section? Thus no way to value the hub material.

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  2. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    I was told that is a good place to have adverts there & wasn't getting many comments anyway. I have a mix now .

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    I believe freecampingaussie has a point regarding making the space available for advertisers. If you're writing hubs to generate income that makes sense. However I suspect there are others who don't want to risk having comments  posted that may disagree with their subject and they don't want to have to monitor the hubs in order to delete the comments.
    Personally I enjoy reading other people's thoughts about my hubs even if they disagree with me.

  4. nicregi profile image74
    nicregiposted 7 years ago

    Hi there. Got to agree with freecampingaussie but honestly, I am seeing some ads there. I am still with the thinknig that we should have comment (even losing 1 spot) so we can interact with the rest of the readers.

  5. Ania L profile image84
    Ania Lposted 7 years ago

    Just a couple of potential reasons...
    Some may think it looks less professional and quite often the number of comments is longer than the hub istelf.
    Additionally it might be the quality of the comments that bother people, they are not always top notch but the author would feel uncomfortable if he or she would need to reject them.

    On the other hand there is always a way of valuing the hub by voting it up or clicking any of those labels under it like interesting or awesome. If one really wants to interact with the author it an be done via email or fan mail as well.

  6. Brian Burton profile image61
    Brian Burtonposted 7 years ago

    They are worried about getting negative comments?  That would be my guess.

  7. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 7 years ago

    When you're in the editing mode, on the right side of the page where you are working are the kinds of capsules you can choose for your hub.  So you simply need to choose "Comments" along with "Text", "Photos" or any other capsule types you want from those offered.  You have the control of that.
    As soon as you choose it,  the Comment capsule will appear at the bottom and will  stay at the bottom even if you add other hubs afterward. 

    Of course if others either don't know how to add  Comments to their hubs - or choose to not add them, that is their option.  Then as another replier mentioned, you can vote and rate them that way.

    The comments capsule doesn't have any appreciable influence on ads on your hub.  Don't sweat that.

    You also have the control of what comments actually appear for others to see.  You can not approve them when they come in or delete them if they've already been added.  I've never had cause to disapprove or delete any, though.  They can actually enhance the message of the hub.  HP gives us the chance to exchange ideas and share our writing experience with our  fellow-writers here.  There is much value in that.

  8. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image76
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 6 years ago

    One word: Spam. I am considering deleting the comments capsule on one of my hubs because it keeps getting spammed- I have to remove 10-15 spam comments daily.  Too bad- I had a lot of great legitimate comments.

 
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