Do you think it is important to comment on a hub if you have read it?

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  1. Mekenzie profile image79
    Mekenzieposted 11 years ago

    Do you think it is important to comment on a hub if you have read it?

    I've read that some hubber's read hubs but do not leave comments.  On person said be assured I read your hubs even when I don't comment.  I don't get it.  I think it is courtesy to comment if you read someone's hub.  Unless, of course, you see nothing to comment about.  Do you comment on the hubs you read?

  2. dghbrh profile image82
    dghbrhposted 11 years ago

    Yes , sure i do comment whatever i read here and the true feelings that comes from within that exactly goes out as a comment from me to be honest.

    Thank you

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am glad that you leave comments and that your comments are honest!  Thanks

  3. Michele Travis profile image67
    Michele Travisposted 11 years ago

    Yes it is important.  Sometimes my comments are questions. it helps me understand the hub.  You are also correct about it being courtesy.  If authors  want people to comment on their hubs, they should comment on others.  But, then again, sometimes there are so many, I guess you can't comment on all of them.

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Michele,   I also ask questions and will point out the strengths I see in the writing. 
      When a hub speaks to me I want the author to know the power and impact their words had on me.
      I agree there are times there is nothing to say.  Thanks!

  4. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 11 years ago

    I probably comment on about a third of the hubs that I read. If I do not have something constructive to say, or a question, do you feel I should just say "great hub"? What if there were factual mistakes? I read a hub yesterday and the hubber mentioned that sugar gliders were a type of rodent. A mistake like that could have been corrected easily if the material was better researched. Should I say "your hub was good but it contains factual mistakes"?
    So, I have to answer this question with a question. Do you think you should comment on hubs that are poorly written, have many words misspelled, contain numerous factual errors,or contain information that you feel is wrong? Is it my place to argue with a hubber that lists the Siberian Husky as a dangerous breed, or should I just ignore him?

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi DrMark, no, I do not leave comments on a poorly written hub, one with factual mistakes, misspelled words etc., unless the author requests feedback.
      The comment  'great hub' is NOT helpful to anyone.  Comments need to be honest and helpful

  5. innerspin profile image88
    innerspinposted 11 years ago

    I don't think commenting is a matter of courtesy, though it's nice to have feedback. We can see from the stats how many people read our hubs. I comment when something is particularly interesting or engaging, but to comment on everything would be time consuming. And sometimes, there isn't a lot to say.

    I do use the votes, useful, interesting etc. to show I've "been there."

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good point innerspin, we can see how our hubs are doing and how many people are reading them through the stats.  But it is also very helpful to know when something you write touches someone on some level.

    2. teaches12345 profile image80
      teaches12345posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with innerspin, I read the hubs of those I follow, but only leave comments if it is of interest, I have a questions, or can add to the content.  I also vote on them, even if I don't leave a comment.

  6. Rosana Modugno profile image78
    Rosana Modugnoposted 11 years ago

    It's a personal option.  Sometimes I do, something I don't.  Pretend you own a store and people walk in and out every day, some comment on how lovely it is, while others won't.  Whether they buy something or not, would it really bother you if they didn't comment?  I think as long as they came in to visit you, that's a compliment in itself.  They took the time to read it, which counts.  And that says a lot.  Plus some people are just shy that way.

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good perspective Rosana, The comment 'know that I am reading your hub' seems illusive.' How can we know a certain person is reading if there is no comment? I'd not considered the shy, I thought all writers love words & use them to express themsel

  7. duffsmom profile image62
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I agree, I think it is courteous to leave a comment unless the person really disliked the hub.  Then I would hope to hear from the reader privately.  I always leave a comment on a hub that I have read unless it is so bad, I simply can't find anything to comment on.

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you duffsmom, I am open to hub writers critiques.  Not all writers are open and unless they say so, I'll pass the hub without comment.

  8. breathing profile image49
    breathingposted 11 years ago

    As a hubber when I publish a hub then I expect comment on my hub and several times, I check my account for that. But not from everyone who have read my hub. Because, it is duty for an author to reply those comment. If everyone who read my hub, comment on that then it will be many and then I may face difficulties to reply them all. But I think comment (discussion) is the ornament of a hub (article). That is why it is important for us to comment on a hub if we get interest from that but not mandatory.

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You've got a point breathing .. we couldn't possibly answer the comments of all the people who read our hubs ... somehow that helps balance the picture.  Thanks!

  9. nisargmehta profile image65
    nisargmehtaposted 11 years ago

    It is always considered as courtesy to comment or to be accurate Appreciation.

  10. Gary Holdaway profile image87
    Gary Holdawayposted 11 years ago

    I think it is important to always comment, as not only does it help that hubber, but it gets your name around too. If you offer detailed, insightful comments that is.  The whole community grows based on the acts of each individual using this site, and so it definitely plays a big part in all of our success.

    However, people are busy, some browse from work. If they haven't time to comment then they can't. Often you'll find that these people do quickly vote up and click a feedback link.

    1. Mekenzie profile image79
      Mekenzieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Gary, I also leave detailed feedback.  I agree it helps the hubber to know how their words impact the reader but if I read a hub that leaves me with nothing ... I do not share .. that would be deceitful and not helpful.  Thanks!

  11. devisree profile image62
    devisreeposted 11 years ago

    A hub is a hard work of a person .Be active in hub pages community by reading and leaving comments.Be happy and make others happy. read more

  12. Andy McGuire profile image73
    Andy McGuireposted 10 years ago

    As with many things in life, the Golden Rule applies here: If you want feedback on your hard work, then try leaving feedback on other peoples' hard work.


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