Have All Your Comments on HubPages Been Honest?

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  1. cruelkindness profile image72
    cruelkindnessposted 7 years ago

    Have All Your Comments on HubPages Been Honest?

    Do you worry people can take it the wrong way and it may effect your scores?
    Do you think the comments you receive are people just being nice, maybe its not their real opinion?


  2. profile image0
    lovedoctor926posted 7 years ago

    Good question. I've often wondered if people are sincere with their comments, but I don't worry about it though. I appreciate all the support from my fans.  I love zebras by the way.

  3. cruelkindness profile image72
    cruelkindnessposted 7 years ago

    lovedoctor926 - I feel I get flagged for my opinions on religion. My opinions never insult anyone and usually just ask a question when commenting in the appropriate hubs, answers, or forums. I get responses with such vengeance.

    Something is weird about that zebra?

    Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

  4. joanveronica profile image77
    joanveronicaposted 7 years ago

    I try to be as honest as possible, but also to be positive, or provide constructive comments. If I find I have nothing to say that is of use and will also be constructive, I don't leave a comment. And I tend to think that the Hubbers who leave comments for me, are doing the same. So I don't really worry about it. I must admit that I have used the flag button, but only in really blatant cases, when the Hub is obviously machine spun, for instance.

  5. RichardPac profile image79
    RichardPacposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes as writers we need to hear the hard truths even if we don't want to. For example when I see someone who gives out horrible advice I usually let them know in a polite way and the reasons why in the comments. If you ever feel awkward about it, you can always private message the author.

  6. Dbro profile image95
    Dbroposted 7 years ago

    I usually don't comment on articles that do not move me in some way.  I will vote a hub up, but not down.  I guess you'd say that isn't completely honest, but sometimes I think we can take this "brutally honest" thing too far. 

    One thing I will say in general to everyone who writes hubs -PLEASE proofread your work BEFORE you publish!  It's disheartening to read an otherwise fabulous hub, only to be confronted with spelling and grammatical errors!

  7. kj force profile image66
    kj forceposted 7 years ago

    I personally don't make a comment if I don't find the subject interesting.or agree with...I feel that by not making a comment the hubber will notice ( as a follower) that I have ommitted my words..therefore he/she can assume ...eh..eek..whatever !
    I know myself, sometimes my " write" may not be up to par..subject not interesting to all..but..that is being human..it's like my sense of humor ..if anyone has ever read any of my published books, they would have an idea from whence I come...
    I don't do the white lie syndrome, there was a hub on that subject.....

  8. annart profile image88
    annartposted 7 years ago

    I don't comment on articles that I don't find particularly interesting or ones that are badly written; however, if there is one from a new writer and it could do with a few details to make it even better I try to suggest gently what they might be, to encourage and give the writer ideas to improve it or write a better hub next time. I don't pretend to be a great writer myself but sometimes it's obvious what could be done to easily and greatly improve an article.  I like to encourage and be constructive, but kindly.
    If someone criticises me then I look carefully at my work to see if he or she might be right.  I don't like rudeness, bad language, sarcasm or unkindness though.

  9. Teresa Schultz profile image77
    Teresa Schultzposted 7 years ago

    If I comment, my comment is honest. Sometimes when I want to comment on a particular person's hub because I'd like to replay the kindness of them commenting on one of my hubs, and I don't immediately see (on their profile) a hub that interests me that much, I'll look through their hubs until I find one that interests me more, so that it is easier to enjoy reading the hub, and leave an honest comment.

    I also never vote a hub or answer down - only up, or not at all.


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