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?
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.....
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.
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.
by KevinC9998 6 years ago
Are you always honest with your comments even if a Hub is not well written?
by jacobt2 9 years ago
My top two hubs have gotten quite a few views but zero comments. Does this mean that I am only getting views from sites other than hubpages or what?
by Kimberly Lake 7 years ago
Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
by Tessa Schlesinger 9 months ago
I was quite stunned a week or more ago when someone made a statement on one of my hubs that she had commented twice and I had snubbed her by not replying. Her comment had been particularly flattering, and probably because I've spent a lifetime being flattered by others only to find that they wanted...
by Donaisabella 6 years ago
Do you ever leave comments on hubs that you have not read in full?Once in a while I see comments on hubs that suggest that the writer did not take time or care to engage the writer by fully reading the hub before commenting. A lot of times a hub makes great reading but the sheer content of the hub...
by ross670daw 8 years ago
Hi EveryoneI guess it's not only my problem but for some other hubbers too, how do you encourage visitors to leave a comment on your Hub, or give some sort of feedback.I am getting some traffic to my Hubs, but for some reason I am still not receiving any constructive feedback, either good or...
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