Why do so many hubbers delete comments just because they disagree?
I see this a lot particularly on hubs espousing things like Noahs flood, or the inerrancy of the bible. I don't delete opposing comments when I write about evolution - why cant these people deal with contradicting opinions. Is it because they know that I have evidence to back up my opinion and they are sadly lacking? Thoughts?
You are right. I think they have formed an opinion and they are afraid to be wrong. Therefore, they refuse to look at other viewpoints.
I might delete negative comments because I want to keep things positive. But then I don't write opinion pieces so I haven't really dealt with that.
A hub article is the work and opinion of the author, not a debate. So I would imagine if I disagree with the person's opinion and I find we are different schools of thought - I would not read their work anymore if I didn't think it was correct or worthy of reading.
well they are the hub owners and thus it is only fair that they get to decide what gets published on their hubs
Each author has the freedom to deal with comments on their Hubs as they choose.
I have the right as a hubber/writer to delete or approve comments on my hubs. Some comments can only hurt your search engine results because all comments are considered a part of your hubs content when being crawled by Google. I don't see the debate about a hubber deleting a comment they may disagree with or find offensive.
Personally, I don't like to see people being taken out. You either allow them to post their opinion or you don't allow them to post at all. To behave otherwise is bizarre!!!
I think people are scared of negativity. I have no problem, though, with deleting really offensive comments. I have had some that is no more than a swear word and can only do my Hub harm. Otherwise I think let the communication continue.
I don't know for sure why people do this, but if I had to hazard a guess I would say that they delete comments that make them feel uncomfortable. Personally, I think it's a good thing that people have different opinions and beliefs about different topics. I also tend to be in the minority when it comes to my beliefs and opinions. However, I only delete comments if they're offensive-- for instance if they contain excessive swear words or personal insults toward myself or other people who have left comments on a hub.
I too see this quite a lot. I have a few hubs about religion and I leave all comments for anyone to see regardless of wether or not they agree with my hub.
In my personal experience, it is mainly theists that sensor their work. I noticed this firstly on youtube. There are many atheist videos where comments are unregulated but there are many theist videos where comments are either regulated, or not allowed at all.
I cant understand why it is that one side of the debate does not try to hide arguments while the other side of the same debate does.
It doesnt seem right to assert an opinion and not allow anyone to address it.
Unless the comment is way off topic, a personal attack, or loaded with profanity, I see no reason to ever delete a comment. In most cases it is purely because the person making the comment was not 100% in agreement with the writer, or the comment provided facts not included by the writer.
my opinion is this: If people are not prepared to deal with opposing comments.. they shouldn't be writting in hubpages in the first place. When you write something and make it public.. you have to be prepared to deal with any sort of response to it.. not only the "good" ones!
I actually like to read and share all of the comments. Good or bad, as long as they are constructive!
Probably because they are trying to show something... and feel that the comment detracts from the message or direction that they are attempting to point the readers thinking toward...
Others just make personal attacks on the author... 'gone'
others are vulgar... 'gone'
others have a bad attitude... 'gone'
etc etc etc..
Each Blogger wants to keep his blog readable.. and enjoyable so often it boils down to what that author wants read in his or her area.
I haven't gotten any comments that were so negative that I deleted them. I would never delete a comment just because someone disagreed with me. Only if it was completely off topic, spam, or just plain rude.
A lot of people, especially online, jsut can't handle confrontation. The way they look at it, anyone who disagrees with them is "attacking" their opinion. They turn any discussion into some schoolyard brawl when it's really nothing more than a difference of opinion.
Personally, I have never deleted a comment to one of my hubs -- and I am one of those primative and ignorant Christians who espouses things about God, Jesus, The Holy Bible, The Immaculent Conception, The Holy Spirit, The Holy Resurrection, The Crucifixion, and I could go on.
Also, I have been a contributor to HubPages for nearly a year and on a number of occasions, I have seen atheist hubbers delete comments that they disagreed with.
Neither "believers," nor "non-believers," hold a monopoly when it comes to deleting comments that they do not like.
We have the choice to approve or deny hub comments. Deciding involves several factors and goes beyond closed-mindedness as is often a rebuttal from those whose comments have been denied in the past. A denied comment deserves an explanation if only to promote positive community interaction and the continued exchange of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs. read more
Honestly, you shouldn't care. The internet is huge, just forget about them and their page if you don't like it.
There may be many reasons. If they are just writing informational hubs to other Christians, then you really have no place putting your opinions there. Leave them be, just like they should leave you be.
I have deleted comments before. I like to write to teach and intrigue people. If somebody comes in and starts throwing their opinions around like their opinion is the word of God, and fills my articles with negativity - you bet your ass I'm going to delete them. I want people to come in from Google, and enjoy what they read. Having a bunch of hatred in the comments isn't going to do me any good.
That said, I don't believe in God either. I have certain beliefs, and they are my own. I think Christianity is silly - but I won't go to other people's hubs and start telling them they're silly...that's just childlike trolling.
Some comments are like loaded gun. You either delete them or every time you visit that specific hub, they will hit you. The delete button is your failsafe
by BobbiRant 10 years ago
Why would anyone delete a comment on their hub?If I deleted a comment on one of my hubs, I would figure I am not good at dealing with people who might disagree with me. People can agree or disagree, it's a free world. If the comment was mean or nasty, well I'm not the one looking bad,...
by Ruth McCollum 9 years ago
Do you think if someone publishes a hub they should approve comments if they don't agree with answerAs long as they aren't swearing, combative or vulgar, or do you think people have the right to see both sides?
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 9 years ago
Why can't people on Hubpages disagree without attacking others?Opposing positions can lead to a better understanding. Personal attacks say a lot about the commenters' inability to discuss a matter intelligently.
by Chasuk 12 years ago
Or do you only vote a hub down because it was poorly written, or contains erroneous information?What is your criteria?
by Pamela N Red 3 years ago
Do you leave negative comments from readers on your articles?I delete spam but have left comments when a person doesn't agree with me. However, I have noticed I seem to be in the minority on this because when I've left a comment disagreeing with a person (this is not just on HubPages but on blogs...
by Isabella Snow 4 years ago
This has been discussed a number of times, but I think it's time to bring it up again because lately I've been denying loads of comments that I view as spam. And, just now, I've been told by someone whose comments Ive denied that "hubs are here for comments". No, they aren't. If they...
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