Do you continue to comment on an author's hubs when you can't edit your comment?

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  1. JayeWisdom profile image88
    JayeWisdomposted 7 years ago

    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?

  2. tillsontitan profile image81
    tillsontitanposted 7 years ago

    It is not only the afterthought but the "heaven forbid" error you need to correct!

    1. JayeWisdom profile image88
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You're right about the "heaven forbid" error! Just as with any medium where you can type your thoughts and hit "submit", you might decide you want to take something back almost as soon as you click, but it's out there.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 7 years ago

    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.)

    1. JayeWisdom profile image88
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. peachpurple profile image64
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    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...

    1. JayeWisdom profile image88
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps I'm being too critical. I normally don't mind when the comment doesn't show at once, but thought if it did show (as in the instance to which I referred) it should be available for editing.

  5. catgypsy profile image76
    catgypsyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. Li Galo profile image69
    Li Galoposted 7 years ago

    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.


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