If you don't like someone's hub are you apt to let them know?
Whether it's a hubber you're following or a hub you randomly came across and you don't like it, but there is nothing offensive about the hub; are you compelled to tell the hubber that you don't like the hub or even more so, specifically comment on what you don't like about it? OR, do you click away and say nothing?
I have just found it best to not comment at all, if it would be a negative comment. That's just me though. When hub hopping, I just hop on over. I am one to be an encourager or at least try to be, so there is no point to me to tear someone down about their hub.
I agree, completely. I just saw somebody leave a rude (in my opinion) comment on the page of someone who I happen to like and I was compelled to put my two cents in, but I know it's not my place and she handled it graciously herself... but more or le
I notice that I pretty much only comment if it's positive. I suppose the "if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut" philosophy kicks in.
Yes, I grew up with that same philosophy from my mother telling us that very thing all the time, so I apply it in life too.
Ha ha! I kind of think so too. After all, these people are visitors and I don't know that it's their place to be so critical. Tips or some constructive criticism is one thing (and that, I don't even feel comfortable doing). I think some people feel a
Yes, constructive criticism is one thing, but to be downright ugly serves no purpose. They can always just click the thumbs down and move on.
I agree, and in some instances, I think these people feel entitled and aren't aware they're comments are offensive. I just feel bad for the hubber when I see it.
I don't see any reason to let the hubber know I don't like the Hub. I realize they worked hard on it and it may just be me--and not their work. I would rather follow the "Thumper Rule" and if I don't have something nice to say, I don't say anything at all.
However--if the hub is offensive or has very poor grammar, spelling etc. I will flag it so the admin can review it and make a decision.
I agree totally, that this is best manner in which to handle it.
Ha ha... the 'Thumper Rule', I love it! I agree, it's their work and they must think enough of it to publish it; what's the need for being rude?
When something crosses the line... I will flag it and that's sufficient, in my opinion. Thanks!
It depends. In most cases I try to be diplomatic with my responses or simply move on. If the hub is well written and engaging but has a typo here and there I'll leave a positive comment and leave a reminder about spelling. If the hub is offensive/ridiculous/badly designed/ but has a kernel of quality I might leave one or two suggestions or I weigh things up and pass over.
Controversy and debate I prefer to stir up/engage in in this answers section.
I appreciate that strategy and yes, I think typos, grammatical errors or friendly suggestions are fine. Debate or simply rude remarks on a non-offensive hub I think is just out of line. In the right place and time; controversy or debate can be fun
No. I just leave it alone and not comment at all. I personally think it would be rude to do so.
I think I have left about 3 negative comments. And to my astonishment each has received positive responses from the hubber. Two times they rewrote and once just unpublished.
I have gotten some negative and being childish that I am I got mad. Of course I got over it and adjusted the hub according, partly.
But I just made a critical comment of a position not a person and I guess that was so rude that it hurt her feelings. Go figure.
Yes, but see Eric, you're a gentlemen and you mustn't have come off offensive. Also, if you found it that important to mention, I'll assume it was in need of mentioning
I just saw this happen to someone else and I had to refrain from speaking up!
Cat.....If a hub is on a topic that I have absolutely no interest in, I won't even bother to read it. If I do read one and do not LIKE what I've read......depending on WHY, I don't like it, I may or may not make a reference to my aversion, with a short explanation, as respectfully as possible.
Unless a hubber has specifically requested an opinion, I'm not here to critique. Actually, I feel everyone has the right to publish the work of their choice. Just like television programming......If we're not interested......change the channel.
I will say that I absolutely make an extreme effort to steer clear of hubs, questions and forums, written from the pulpits of Religious Extremists......ANY Religion extremists, since each and every group of Religions, have their off the wall, crazies! I enjoy, healthy, intelligent debate. It's not possible to have rational discussions, with those who have abandoned all sense of reason. That's a great way to simply waste your valuable time.
You surely needn't worry about readers disliking your fabulous hubs!!
What a fabulous answer! I agree, if we don't care for a hub we can simply change the channel. I just saw a 'higher up' call someone out on a hub and though the 'victim' handled it gracefully; I very much wanted to add my 2-cents. Rude=Unnecessary!
A "HIGHER-UP?".".Splain to me, Lucy". Who or what is a "Higher-up?" Looks like you and I need to talk, Cat. We are all EQUAL. I simply don't acknowledge, "Higher-up,", unless you mean that someone is standing on a ladder, a roof or a treetop!
If it's a quality piece of work about a topic I dislike, I feel no reason to comment on it. If it's something well put together about an issue I care about, and maybe disagree with, I might comment. Other than that, I comment on things that I like, that I've learned from, or that I find interesting. Otherwise, I vote it up or down based on its quality and move along. And just because I don't like it doesn't mean it's not well written.
I will venture an answer Cantuhearmescream. I tender this is a great question offering many insightful answers. Generally, today, having confirmed an original theory, I tend to vote regarding hubs and answers too. Sharing, at Google Analytics readers for "answers left" is just under readers for hubs for me at least. That may mean those share buttons do work. Odd, I earn more per week now too. I haven't written and posted a hub since 5/21.
Accolades are a bonus at a hub as I see it. I tend not to leave comments, today, unless to offer encouragement. I haven't read many hubs for about a month or so now. Life change events.
I tend to leave single word comments at poems. Only a few know what they mean and usually brings a smile when left. The math says this and that, which is what counts for me, today. Maybe as I transcend those life change events there will be difference with new change. We'll see . . .
Well that certainly is an answer! I understand what you're saying. We all have our theories and reasoning. I guess my thoughts are; if you have something 'not so positive to say' say it in the most possibly positive way. I've seen some people be rude
Interesting question and I must say I am surprised to see so many answers in the line of "no reason to let the hubber know I didn't like his hub". Actually, as a writer, I would love it if I received a constructive criticism. We learn more from 1 comment telling us what we are doing wrong than from 100 comments saying "good article".
Being an editor is just as bad as being an English teacher. I see hubs that are well researched and the writer knows what he/she is talking about, but they are not well organized and some of the sentence structure is poor. These I read and comment on the knowledge and content while ignoring the writing. If the hub isn't of interest, I ignore it and go on. I try to ignore the hubs written by people whom I know to be trying to stir up trouble.
I know this hub is seven months old but I love to answer. I don't feel that I have to tell a person if I don't like his or her hub. The topic may not be something that interests me. Even if I don't like it, other people will. I don't even like making corrections. For example, somebody might write a hub about a historical event and get the year wrong. Nobody's perfect.
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