Do you continue to comment on an author's hubs when you can't edit your comment?
I just commented on a hub, then decided to add a sentence. My comment showed on-screen, but when I clicked on EDIT, I wasn't allowed to change my comment or even delete it. I can't see the benefit to a hub author in limiting a reader's ability to edit his/her comment, and won't comment on this writer's hubs again. In fact, I will probably not read any more of them. Sometimes we have an afterthought that we would like to add to a comment or we might need to change a typo. Not having that option seems unfair to me. What do you think?
It is not only the afterthought but the "heaven forbid" error you need to correct!
Hi Jaye, I have made my comments non-visible until read and approved. Sometimes people have made comments like a ** or p**** or other words that I do not want appearing in my hubs. If someone uses that sort of language I delete the comment forever and if I see that person making another comment on my hub I delete that comment.
I would prefer fewer comments to that sort of language. If someone is not adult enough to write properly I really do not want their words to appear in my article.
(I have heard that Google also considers comments part of your work--I am not sure of this but it does not matter either way.Sarra Garret made a comment and a Forum about removing a hub from her work, and several cried "censorship". I am censoring my own work, not anyone elses.)
Hi, Dr. Mark....I've made comments where what I wrote didn't show on-screen and knew the writer had comments set to be non-visible until approval. This instance was different. My comment showed on-screen immediately, but I couldn't edit or remove it.
I dont even know how or why someone would make their comments like that. Do you have any idea why someone wouldnt want you to edit your own comment? Seems strange.
i am okay with it. Doesn't matter because it's up to the author to accept , allow me to edit my comments or not. Most authors are helpful, though...
I still comment, but I'll admit that I've started really checking my comments and reading them once again before I hit submit. I agree that it's better when you can edit, but if you want to add something you forgot just make another comment.
If only there was a way to know before commenting what position the author has taken on comments... This is one reason I rarely comment on hubs, though I do read them. I don't know if my comment will show up right away, be something I can edit if I have a typo, or not show up at all until the author gets to it. While I do have my own setting at one whereby I must approve before the comment goes live, I think it would be more fair to readers if there was a way they knew what would happen with their comment before they submitted one.
by carol stanley 2 years ago
Do you continue to read hubs of those you follow if they don't comment on your hubs?When you have limited time do you just comment on those who regularly comment on your hubs?
by Poon Poi Ming 6 years ago
Hi, I wonder why I can't edit comments for what seems to be older hubs. A yellow box immediately appears, instead of the edit box, when I click on edit. I don't have this problem with newer hubs, or with Q&A.
by Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago
When one has hundreds and thousands of readers, how does one manage to read their hubs?And keep a track.
by Sherri 8 years ago
When a Hub author selects "Comments must be approved before they appear" in their comments capsule, you as the commenter don't have the opportunity to preview or edit your comment once you click "Submit".You do have that opportunity when the author doesn't select that option.It...
by Sherry Hewins 3 years ago
I was just going through some of my hubs, deleting irrelevant comments, as has been suggested. When I came to one of my hubs that had been moved, I found that I was unable to change the reader comments, although I can still moderate my own comments. Is this a bug?
by Patty Inglish MS 5 years ago
I've been getting a blank screen when I hit "edit" to update Hubs for about an hour now. Might it be a glitch, or is it me? Thanks!
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