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Are you always honest with your comments even if a Hub is not well written?

  1. KevinC9998 profile image79
    KevinC9998posted 5 years ago

    Are you always honest with your comments even if a Hub is not well written?

  2. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    This seems like bad policy here. I have commented on a few glaring inaccuricies and have been called a troll, etc. "I am just a writer and write what people tell me" was an answer yesterday. No need to tell the truth, right?

  3. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    i believe honesty is the best policy. i also believe in the saying "if you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all". there are many times i find it hard to read a hub, mostly because english is not the writers best language. in this case i choose to say nothing about the writing as in time it can improve and i dont want to be reported for "harrasing" someone about their english. if the person has been here for a year or more and still writes like this tho i will "suggest" some improvements, but do it nicely.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have noticed this a lot also, your policy seems to be really good but it is hard for me to follow at times. Something to work on!!!!

    2. Marc Rohde profile image71
      Marc Rohdeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your approach, if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all--and saying it as a comment is like yelling  "your ugly" across a crowded room!

      I just keep my mouth shut and move on.

    3. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is it like yelling? Today I read a hub title "Dangerous Vaccines for Dogs" that did not discuss that issue. Would it be wrong to tell the author to focus? She has only been writing a few weeks.Are we not supposed to help each other grow?

    4. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
      tlmcgaa70posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      in a case like hers, i might gently suggest that hubpages frowns on hubs that dont have much to do with the title and such a hub can be reported. new hubbers need help in a lot of areas.

  4. purplmama profile image77
    purplmamaposted 5 years ago

    Ah, that's an interesting question... Whether it's a forum or anything else, I always try to be constructive in everything that I say. When I'm reading content from an ELL or an ESL writer, I some times very kindly suggest that if they'd like help from an English teacher, to contact me and I'd be happy to help them. If I'm completely at a loss because I know the writer is a native English speaker, but just a very bad writer, then I move on and say nothing. Really, I don't think that it's worth it to tell them how bad of a writer they are because it usually elicits an angry or defensive reaction. Unfortunately, that's human nature.

    1. KevinC9998 profile image79
      KevinC9998posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Purplmama:  Ihave to agree and I always try to be constructive. Thanks,

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I would not usually comment on a hub I don't like or one I think is poorly written.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I usually will stop reading a hub if it is really poorly written.  I don't feel leaving critical comments would be helpful. A private message would be better.  So if I do comment on a hub I am honest and try to say something positive.

  7. KevinTimothy profile image82
    KevinTimothyposted 5 years ago

    Criticism only opens a door for an e-fight.  Not everyone takes the constructive type well so I am very honest in my ratings (votes, feedback).  Most of the time I will simply stop reading a poorly written hub.  I also take into consideration how long the person has been writing (on Hubpages) and how well their English language is.  There are a few factors, but I leave my honesty to how I rate the article. 

    The last thing I want is a confrontation and to discourage a hubber.

  8. bockshiner profile image82
    bockshinerposted 5 years ago

    Why would it be my place to tell someone that's learning that they're not good? That's just mean and arrogant. If it's not to your standard, just move on.

  9. anusha15 profile image88
    anusha15posted 5 years ago

    Comment honestly on Hubs. If you give moderate comments generally, your ‘Hats Off’ will definitely have the potential of making someone’s day. And make sure negative comments do not appear condescending. read more

  10. annart profile image87
    annartposted 5 years ago

    Yes because I try to make my comments include constructive criticism.  If it's really bad then I don't leave a comment at all but that's usually when it appears that the writer just hasn't bothered to proof-read or hasn't written a hub within the guidelines (& that doesn't include someone whose English is not up to scratch because of it being a second language).