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Flagging and commenting protocol--advice?

  1. LMA Freelance profile image44
    LMA Freelanceposted 10 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,
    I'm a little iffy about what kind of feedback is acceptable when leaving comments or flags on other people's hubs.  Up till now, I've only had good things to say about the hubs I've read.  But I just read one that made me sick.  I wasn't sure how to proceed, or whether to even leave feedback, because I don't want to come across as being overly critical. 
    Because it wasn't actually the article itself that was necessarily the problem; it was the affiliate link that went with it.  It promoted a book that teaches men how to manipulate women's emotions to get them into bed.  The hub was tagged with words like "love" and "romance", which seem like misnomers for what was actually being promoted. 
    I think that most women would be hurt by what they saw on this hub.  Is it okay to say that, or should I just keep my opinions to myself, since they are just my opinions?  I don't want to start a war or anything.  I suppose he has the right to sell whatever books he wants to, and say what he wants to say.  Like I said, the article was okay (albeit poorly written and not very in-depth), but its purpose was to point to a sales page loaded with soft porn and a degrading message that most women would not appreciate. 
    Any opinions?

  2. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Comments aren't just for positive feedback or pats on backs.

    If you feel strongly about it, and can express it in an intelligent way, then put forward your view.

    If they come back and slam you in a derogatory manner then it'll just supply further evidence of poor character that others can witness. Let them hang by their own words.

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Just stick to what you like and don't go where you don't like to be smile

    It's altogether different kettle of worms if you like to fight, though ... wink

  4. LMA Freelance profile image44
    LMA Freelanceposted 10 years ago

    Good advice, thanks.
    I think I'll leave the knock-down-drag-outs to the veterans and stick to happy places.

  5. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    You can choose to flag a hub for "deceptive titles or tagging" if you chose.  If a hub gets enough flags, admin will take a look at it to review the author's practices.

  6. jormins profile image57
    jorminsposted 10 years ago

    This is a very good question as I have seen a few hubs that offended me, but to me writers they have the right to publish their opinion no matter how wrong they may be.

    How do you judge when someone has crossed the line?  I find it hard to flag anything as to me its a minor form of censorship if I do something like that.

    For example let's say an Evangelical posts that Evolution did not happen (you'd be surprised a decent contingent in the US thinks evolution is a big scam).  I'd definitely comment and support evolution and that thing called science, but I'd have a very hard time flagging the hub even though its so obvious its wrong.