Why do some people have Hubs without a place for comments?
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.
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. (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.
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".
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.
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.
May be they feel they are the best whereas there can always better than best.
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.
by Audrey Hunt 2 years ago
I've come across a hub, now and then, without a comment section. Is this a choice made by the author? If so, why?
by Kimberly Lake 7 years ago
Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
by David Stillwell 6 years ago
How important is it to have a comment section on your hubs, or How important is it to respond?I was going through some of the hubs that belong to some of the top paid hubbers ( info found on the success story page) and a lot of those people do not respond to comments. In fact, many of their...
by Peter Messerschmidt 6 years ago
Why do people post hubs without a comment section?Every now and then I come across hubs with no comment section. Are these the result of simple oversight, or perhaps people not familiar with the various elements you can add to hubs? Or do they just not want to interact? It seems odd... blogs and...
by Petroley 8 years ago
Do you approve negative feedback and comments?
by Andrew 10 years ago
I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics are always the title of the Hub. That way you can discuss it and always edit...
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