Why are there no comment boxes on your hubs?

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  1. tillsontitan profile image82
    tillsontitanposted 7 years ago

    Why are there no comment boxes on your hubs?

    I have gone to two of your hubs (canine arthritis and children's playhouse) and neither has a place to enter a comment.  I tried closing out and going back in but still no comment section??

  2. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 7 years ago

    When I saw your question, it reminded me that temporarily you were unable to access my comments section on one of my recent hubs as well.

    I checked out all of whitney05's hubs listed under "latest," and only the one titled "Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy" had a comments section.  I'm thinking the gremlins are probably to blame, but until whitney05 lets you know if she disabled comments, you can't be sure.

    Very frustrating when things don't work like they should on here.

  3. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    OMG, Til...I can't believe you asked this question!  This has happened to me several times.  Not my hubs, but hubs I have read.
    I'm all set to comment and  oops..nowhere to do so.   It is very wierd.   I actually thought it had to be a HP glitch.  I hope you find an answer to this, so we can make sure that a hubber knows why they're not getting emails about comments!!
    Just the other day I ran into this.  Unfortunately, I don't remember who it was I had read.
    I'll keep checking to see what kind of feedback you get!.....Goodquestion.

  4. profile image0
    Hubert Williamsposted 7 years ago

    Mary I don't know if it can still do it But I believe it's in yur profile you can shut off the comments to hubs.

    1. profile image0
      Hubert Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I remember now, some people just delete the comment capsule when publishing.

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can remove the comments section, but tillsontitan had the same trouble with one of my hubs recently, and I had not deleted the comments capsule or blocked them.  I run into that myself a lot, and usually when I go back, it works.

    3. tillsontitan profile image82
      tillsontitanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just hate to read a hub and not leave a comment

    4. profile image0
      Hubert Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Frustrating, ain't it. I hate it when my keyboard can't spell.

    5. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      But the comments are half the fun of HP for me.

  5. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 7 years ago

    I am not sure about whitney but I deleted the comments section on a few of my hubs that are just links to other subjects. I do not want anyone wasting their time putting in a comment on one of those hubs.

  6. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I can't speak for Whitney, but I know why I've disabled most comment capsules (except for the latest Hubs and a few that have comments that contain useful/helpful information to anyone reading SOME Hubs).  I wrote a whole Hub about my own reasons.  ("Disabled Comment Capsules on Hubs")

    My shorter reason is that I don't want to leave comments unmoderated (because who knows who will put what questionable links in as comments..), and I have some Hubs that are from - like - 2007/2008.  I'm really not able (time-wise) to keep going back and replying to comments on Hubs I wrote years ago.   Some of them were written in reply to requests about serious subjects (like "moving on after losing someone"), and at the time I wrote them because I thought the person making the request deserved as serious answer.  They're depressing, though - especially when I wrote them, want to now just leave them, and was getting serious comments on them that required serious, thoughtful, replies whenever they'd show up out of the blue.  I've always very much appreciated comments, but it was getting to be a part-time job to give a lot of them the attention/reply they deserved.  So, I decided to risk sacrificing traffic and disable a lot of the comment boxes.

    I know that sounds like, "I'm too busy to be bothered," and it really isn't that.  It's more that I have some challenges in keeping myself in a positive, moving-forward, frame-of-mind; so feeling as if I was always being "called back: and "pulled back" to the past wasn't just a matter of time.  It was a matter of my own needing to feel that I am in in the present and moving forward - not always being pulled backward.  hmm

  7. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 7 years ago

    I know of several hubbers who say they have disabled comments due to lack of time to reply. I can understand that, especially those who do not come to site often and have 600 or so hubs.


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