Do you think if someone publishes a hub they should approve comments if they don't agree with answer
As long as they aren't swearing, combative or vulgar, or do you think people have the right to see both sides?
It is your hub, if the comments are rude then you have every right to delete them. There is no place for rude comments on Hubs.
I stated if they weren't rude, they just didn't agree with your opinion. I have read many times that hubbers aren't approving answers because they are negative to their opinion. Noone should be insulted for their opinion.
But, there is no need to put negative ones on others hubs. This is just not polite.
People should be able to be polite but still disagree with certain things. T hey should be anyways. If someone is just being nasty mean or disgusting i can understand people not approving them. that is understandable.
But @JThomp42, a "negative" comment can merely be one in disagreement (not abusive). Disagreeing has nothing to do with politeness. Some hubbers seem to have thin skins, so I just steer clear of them, but others like to abuse others or to disrupt.
@ lone... Apparently you haven't been reading my Hubs, because I'm sure you would interject your opinion. lol What happened to "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all"?
I believe it's possible to "nicely" disagree with someone without attacking them. If people can express themselves logically as to why they disagree it's not bad. However when they become "emotional" or resort to personal insults that is different.
no they shouldn't because it is their private stuff so don't put it on hubs !
Aren't hubs public once you publish them? I think some people can disagree, they might have good points or information that could be useful, I don't know . that's why i asked...
Anything that is posted on the Internet is not "private". Having said that I do know of some Hub writers which do not include a comment section to any of their hubs.
The reason some don't have a comment box is so you can have adverts there & nake more money .
It's really up to the hubber I guess. I have approved comments that weren't always flattering, or didn't necessarily agree with my hub.
As long as they aren't being crude and vulgar, then I approve them. Constructive criticism is good to have.
But I can see why others wouldn't want to approve comments that don't agree with them. As for the rights of people to see both sides, the hubs are property of the hubber, so they aren't necessarily bound to showing both sides.
If the comments aren't rude then I have no problem posting them. A little debate is healthy and I'm always ready and willing to expound upon what I have written. Actually I can't recall ever deleting a comment or answer. If there is too much back and forth I have been known to state that it's time to "agree to disagree". :-)
Personally, I will allow the comment unless they are rude. I have had a couple of extremely rude and idiotic comments that I deleted, but they are few and far between. I would never disapprove a comment if the person just politely disagreed agree with me or something of that nature. So yeah I guess I agree with you on this.
I think hub authors should be allowed to delete any comments that disagree with the piece. Maybe you don't like that, but if it's not your hub it's not your business.
I get the sense that you're asking this question because you wrote a comment on someone's hub and the author deleted it. I suggest you not take it so personally.
As you say, unless there are vulgarity, rudeness, swearing etc, only then comments are to be rejected. Else, I consider it a duty of all hubbers to publish comments made by other hubbers. The primary purpose of hubpages, I believe, is to share knowledge and to allow debates. Rejecting comments would go against the purpose.
The only comments I have not published came from outside sources, and were obviously spam. You are right, people do have the right to see both sides, and what is wrong with a little debate. As long as people stay civil, and respect the other person's opinion, comments are a good way to make people think. I have had several people make comments that I might not have agreed with, but it made me (and hopefully others) think about the other side. Only publishing comments that you agree with is like censorship. I believe in freedom of speech, and in my opinion if you delete comments because it happens to not be the way you think, or feel is denying free speech.
I agree deleting rational comments are a form of censorship. I have seen some people not only delete comments but also (remove) their hub or question if too many people disagreed with them! lol! A high number of views is the goal for most writers.
I think we should approved this comment if only if the comments are relevant
Dialog is wonderful. I always approve comments on my hubs, unless the person is unruly (combative, abusive, off-topic).
And I've only had to delete comments 3-4 times. In some cases, I'll keep several of the abuser's comments, if they add some value to the discussion. But if abuse outweighs the added value, I draw the line and caution the abuser.
It's like a party. If you get a party crasher who behaves themselves, no big deal. But if they start hitting people, turning over tables and destroying things, then they're no longer welcome.
In one instance, an atheist kept making abusive, unsupported accusations that religions only create conflict and war. No manner of discussion would get the person to discuss or to prove their assertions. Name calling was all they had to offer. Their disdain for myself and others discussing the topic was the only thing they offered. I explained the problem and let them know that they were welcome only if they became civil, but they declined to be so "restricted."
But that's where the problem lies. If a person likes to murder, rape and pillage, they won't be welcome. Their insistence on being able to do such things is perplexing and disheartening. Perhaps that's what they want to create. Perhaps they want merely to be a destroyer and distracter. With that attitude, they get deleted.
In the case of one atheist, I actually disabled (hid) his comments. There was a great deal of juicy content there, mixed in with the psychopathic behavior. I saved it so I could address the more interesting elements in a future hub.
If the person had been interested in making a point of discussion, they should've been willing to restate their points in a less offensive manner. The fact that they were offended by this restriction only indicates to me that their purpose was not one of intellectual discussion, but one of disruption.
I, for one, am not afraid of opposing ideas. I have made my biggest breakthroughs from opposing or different ideas. My worldview isn't perfect or absolute truth, but I have created miracles, so I know the mechanics of creation. But I also know that I have a great deal yet to learn. And learning requires humility -- the proverbial "empty cup."
Nope, it is your hub for a business you work for and what you want to convey for that business. Just like a blog, you can approve and disapprove comments. It's your hub NOT the commentators. Yes, it is biased.
if it is a general topic with no incentives behind it, then everything goes that is civil.
As long as the comment is not offensive in one of the ways you named (vulgar, etc) I think they should probably be included. It's important for all of us to read and discuss opinions that differ from our own. It might give us a chance to see something from a different perspective that we wouldn't have thought of ourselves. If the topic is very sensitive, and the comment is insensitive (for example, an article about losing a loved one and a comment making light of the lose) then I would consider not including it, even without vulgar content. In general, I feel that if you are not confident enough or comfortable enough with your own work to allow a reader to have a different opinion, then you might be happier writing in a personal journal instead of publicly publishing work on the internet.
It depends. A hub is not the same as a question, forum or open discussion. It's somebody's personal work. Some people may not want negative comments or off-topic stuff on their personal writings. I'm okay with that.
While I believe in free speech I would not approve bullying or rude comments. Comments that do not deal with the topic but are made as personal attacks on the author have no place in a discussion. If you want me to respect your views then you need to respect me and my views. The roots of cyber bullying can be found in personal attacks rather than offering an opposing view on an issue.
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