What irritates you the most about how readers comment on your hubs?
Let's face it, some people provide useful comments, others constructive comment, however others may be rude. What habits or behaviors irritate you the most when they comment on your hubs?
The only thing that really bothers me is when people comment on my hub with only negative things to say. Some people mean it in a nice way but don't need to comment on my hub to point out its flaws. As for anything else I don't really care. I have a blog where all people do is post links but it doesn't bother me.
I find it irritating when all I get for a story is "interesting". It's not the worst word they could use but I want to hear more about what they liked and didn't like.
I guess I welcome any kind of comment just as long as it doesn't include any kind of profanity or insult. Comments don't bother me at all.
It bugs me when people use comments to push their own agenda rather than actually commenting on the article.
Spam! Somehow I've gotten loads and loads of it, often in unreadable script. This content is not by hubbers, however!
I haven't had any problems with comments. I haven't had but two that were questionable and I deleted them. I am just grateful that someone took the time to comment after reading my work.
Honestly I've not received any rude comments on HubPages... Spam yes, but rude no. One liners comments (great hub, voted up) generally give me the feeling of "Present Sir" with the allusion to "You should come read mine". (Some people don't bother with allusions, whether it be fan mail or comments, they specify their motto in clear words )
One word comments are worse, they are rarely worth the effort of clicking the button
What irritates me most is that why can't a person spare 5 extra seconds on a comment? Why don't they realize the potential of good readership? Of all people, how can authors not differentiate between follower-ship and readership?
Comment are best if they simply present your thought/reaction after reading a hub - even if it's a oneliner. An accomplished short story writer posted on my short story, "Whoa! Keep it up!" It made me happy So IMHO choice of words would make a great difference when comments are one word or one liners.
By the way, I loved this question
I sometimes feel the same way about one word comments. I would definitely love to see more meaningful comments on hubs. When I read other hubs, I also read the comments and comment on other people's comments.
Yup, that's sometimes a very good way of enhancing a hub. And since as authors we would like our hubs to enhance, we should try for same thing for other hubs. What goes around comes around
by Bikash jha 8 years ago
we all know comments effect mind of new readers who are unknown to our previous works, now the question is will you approve bad reaction of your readers on your hubs?dont you think people should know fair things about your hub not only good things but also other kind of responses?
by Valerie Washington 6 years ago
Does it bother you that people visit your hubs and don't leave comments?What's more important to you, getting tons of traffic with no comments or getting less traffic with comments?For me, I love to get comments because it lets me know if I have touched someone or given someone a new way of doing...
by Marcus T Caine 7 months ago
I have been writing for Hubages for over a year and I am still trying to figure out how to get my readers to comment on my articles. Is this something hubbers should even worry about?
by Audrey Hunt 19 months 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 carol stanley 16 months 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 Daniel Mollat 6 months ago
I now have 17 articles published and most are in niche sites. Why am I not getting comments from readers? I have very few comments so far. Is this related to quantity of impressions, where the more impressions I rack up I could get more comments coming in?Appreciate any ideas.
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