Why do some people have Hubs without a place for comments?

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  1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years ago

    Why do some people have Hubs without a place for comments?

  2. JenMc profile image75
    JenMcposted 6 years ago

    I think some people don't want to risk the chance of reading a comment they don't want to hear. Also, hubs with no comments can actually look like no one cares to read your work or like your work, so it may be easier just to disable it then to keep writing hubs and no one ever leaves any comments.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is an interesting point. Thank you for answering.

  3. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I only have the comment box enabled on fairly recent Hubs.  It probably doesn't do much for my traffic, but I want to moderate all comments, and I generally aim to reply to all of them.  I want to moderate them all mainly because I don't want someone having a big spam-fest/link-fest without my noticing; and I like to reply because I sincerely appreciate people's taking the time to add their thoughts on a subject.  BUT, because I've been on HP for quite awhile, and because this is a spare-/skimmed- time thing for me, I'm not really able to keep "getting called back" to Hubs that are - like - four years old.  Also, I was finding that the ones that consistently got the most comments were the serious ones about things like grief, so they deserved real care in a reply.  Because of that kind of subject, too, I just got so that I didn't want to wake up in the morning, check my comments, and "get called back" to some depressing Hub that I'd written in an attempt to help someone; but that had enough personal involvement for me that I did find "keeping visiting" it kind of unhealthy for me to do.

    Contrary to popular belief, sometimes not having a comment capsule is not because the writer doesn't care what any readers have to say - but, instead, because s/he cares a lot. but may have to streamline some of his/her time spent on this site.   smile  (I pretty much approve anything clean and in keeping with HP's/Google's TOS, so opposing viewpoints aren't an issue for me.  Believe me, though, if one leaves comments set to not require moderation, it's only a matter of time before a big spam fest to some questionable site happens.   hmm

    I leave comment boxes on for a few months (and much of the time nobody comments anyway).  Then I disable them either completely, or so that no additional comments can be added. I'm not really comfortable doing that all the time, but I had - like - 350 Hubs at one time.  Replying to comments was turning into a "full-time job".   hmm

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, everybody. I think maybe there are some people that don't want negative feedback, but it sound quite possible that some people may not want to keep revisiting an old post, or get hundreds of comments on a popular Hub.

  4. Mayashappyplace profile image72
    Mayashappyplaceposted 6 years ago

    Maybe they're afraid of negative feedback? Who knows...

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That could be!

  5. dailytop10 profile image89
    dailytop10posted 6 years ago

    There are several possible reasons why a hubber decides to delete the comment section. Maybe the author knows that the hub can attract criticism and negative feedback so he simply deletes the comment section to save him from the hassle.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think that may be true in some cases. I'm not one for negative feedback, but there were a few whose posts seemed a little outrageous, and when I decided to ask them a question, I couldn't.

  6. peachpurple profile image79
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    i think they don't want to answer the comments and couldn't accept negative remarks to their hubs. They think their hubs are 100% perfect. that's my opinion.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know some people don't like feedback. It can be hurtful, but usually it can be very good to hear constructive criticism.

  7. wqaindia profile image41
    wqaindiaposted 6 years ago

    May be they feel they are the best whereas there can always better than best.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. Very helpful.

  8. debris profile image92
    debrisposted 6 years ago

    I leave comments on for all hubs, but I think some people might do it simply to make the hub more of an article. I've also heard other people talk about their concern for keyword density.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I see. I just Googled "keyword density", and it sounds like using too many keywords could bring a penalty. If comments are considered part of the page, that could be an issue. Good points, debris. Thanks.

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