Do you make a comment on every Hub you vote "up" after reading?

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  1. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 12 years ago

    Do you make a comment on every Hub you vote "up" after reading?

    I always do make a comment, even a short one, and just wondered if a lot of people read and vote without comment.   Do you ever read and not vote? I have done that occasionally.

  2. profile image0
    lovedoctor926posted 12 years ago

    Good question. Yes, for the most part, I usually do.  I might not do so right away, but I usually try to reply by the end of the week. It depends on the comment. Sometimes there's really nothing else to say once a person has commented unless you want to thank them again for stopping by.

    1. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. But I was thinking about the Hubs that we read, and whether people vote and/or comment.

    2. Teresa Schultz profile image66
      Teresa Schultzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I find it interesting that your answer currently has the most votes when you didn't answer the question.

    3. tapasrecipe profile image60
      tapasrecipeposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  3. tapasrecipe profile image60
    tapasrecipeposted 12 years ago

    If I read it to the end, then yes I usually do, sometimes something happens and I forget, that is quite rare though, it seems kinda polite to comment and vote if it has kept you entertained or helped you in some way. An example would be my flamenco hub I know it is not too bad even though I am not a very good writer, and I have had some wonderful comments from people whose writing I admire, but that is a very small % of the total number of people who have actually viewed the hub.
    Maybe it is actually rubbish and people are too polite LOL Carrie

    1. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I always try to comment. I just left one on that great flamenco hub, in fact.

  4. BeyondMax profile image61
    BeyondMaxposted 12 years ago

    When I just joined Hubs I was so overwhelmed with the variety of the hubs and talented work (and free to top it! - I had a constant vertigo from this sugar coma, honest) that I felt my comments were not worthy of leaving, I did vote up though as a form of respect and appreciation. Then I realized that while stealth surfing is still entertaining to me it is really important to leave a positive comment and to show your support to the writer because it may encourage them to create more of the works that everyone will enjoy in the future and make them see that there are real people behind just voting and just surfing who truly like their work. So now I rather spend extra time leaving a comment than just vote up and pass by. But I always vote up, no matter what.

  5. Suhail and my dog profile image81
    Suhail and my dogposted 12 years ago

    If a topic interests me, I always read it first, always leave a comment from personal aspect, vote on its various contributions, and may even vote up, in my opinion, if it deserves to be voted up.

    I also return to many hubs that I like and try to engage with the hub writer and anyone else who visits that hub and would like to engage in a mutually beneficial exchange of comments that increase knowledge. Some hubbers immediately click, others not so much.

  6. joanveronica profile image69
    joanveronicaposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I always write a comment combined with voting up! My first reaction is the comment, if the Hub has given me something to say. Then I usually have to go back and vote up, when I realize I had passed this by! What are we going to do when there is no Vote up, as appears to be the new format? Or is it placed somewhere else on the page?

    1. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I saw a Hub this morning and did not recognize the format, but I think there was a place to vote it up...not sure now.

    2. Teresa Schultz profile image66
      Teresa Schultzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      @xstatic - since the technology category hubs have changed their format, I haven't seen a vote up button on them.

  7. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I always comment after reading hubs. I do hub hopping most of the time. 80% I vote up and leave some advice. Sometimes I don't vote up but vote interesting or useful depending on the hubs.

    1. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, interesting. I never thought about voting something interesting/usful without voting it Up. If I like it I always vote up, never have voted down. When Hopping I just bypass the ones that don't interest me or that I don't like.

  8. aviannovice profile image83
    aviannoviceposted 12 years ago

    I rarely read and not vote.  I oftentimes have something to say after I hace taken the time to read.  To me, it is only polite.

  9. libby1970 profile image66
    libby1970posted 12 years ago

    I try to. However, there are those rare times I just don't have a comment. Most of the time I do have a comment...but some rare hubs don't interest me that much so i just vote it up and useful if the information is good and the hub is well put together and grammer-error free.

  10. jennzie profile image69
    jennzieposted 12 years ago

    I usually do vote and comment on hubs that I read. At times if I am feeling tired or whatever I won't, but the majority of the time I do try to.

  11. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I don't make comments for the sake of making comments.  If I think I have something to add to "the discussion" I'll add it.  If I really find something especially good about the Hub I'll comment. 

    I always vote up (although rarely I may forget), whether or not I comment.  I often also click on the "interesting", "funny", etc. buttons as well as voting up.  The main idea with commenting is generally supposed to be to comment when there's something meaningful we can add.

    A lot of people don't like this kind of thing at the bottom of their Hubs: 

    "good Hub"
    "nice Hub"
    "great Hub"
    "thank you"
    "interesting Hub"
    "thank you"
    "thank you for writing this Hub"
    "thank  you - and you're welcome"

    ........(that kind of thing).  It adds nothing to the Hub, really.  A lot of the comments people think up for the sake of making comments are obviously just longer versions of what's above.

  12. WebsiteConfetti profile image58
    WebsiteConfettiposted 12 years ago

    I don't always comment when I vote. If I read a great hub I vote it up as I want it to do well, but I unless I have a non-generic comment I won't comment. Basically I won't comment just for the sake of it, or for the sake of boosting hub scores

  13. profile image0
    sandoniaposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't do it all the time. Sometimes I think a vote is sufficient to express my thoughts on the matter. At other times, I feel like more is needed.

  14. meditatio profile image60
    meditatioposted 12 years ago

    Unless I think I can really bring something to either the hub or the conversation, I do not see why I ought to comment on a great hub. Supporting the article by voting it up (or posting it on Fb) and clicking on the adjectives that apply should be sufficient to convey the idea that I enjoyed spending my time on this page.
    Commenting for the sake of it sounds like noise to me. But that might be only me smile

  15. snowdrops profile image39
    snowdropsposted 12 years ago

    i always leave comments. If I open the hub, i would surely read it..

  16. mom4autism profile image61
    mom4autismposted 12 years ago

    If I read a hub and find it written well or it truly moves me, I will comment. I think it's nice to validate someone's work on a hub. My view is that if people are taking time to write something personal to them that they want to share, then I feel it's my duty to let them know how much I appreciated it!


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