Do you approve negative comments that readers make about your hubs?
It's great to have readers compliment your hubs, brag on you for a job well done,but what those about those readers that disagree with you on what you've written written or have less than constructive criticism about your writing skills, do you approve this as well? Have far is too far, for comment or to go?
Yes I approve them, well about 90% of them. As long as they stay on topic then it's fine, if it becomes a case of personal insults I tend to delete them as they are uncalled for. By all means disagree with what I say and how I say it (heck some of what I write is written merely to get to disagree with it) but keep comments civil.
I've only gotten a few negative comments on my Hubs, I let 'em go as long as they're not abusive. If it's an obvious troll (i.e. "Screw u hater ur an a**hole" or whatever) then I delete'em.
Fortunately I haven't had any bad negative comments...just an occasional disagreement with my point of view, which is fine. That's why they make chocolate and vanilla. We can agree to disagree and still be cyberfriends.
But I would approve any negative comment except those that cross the decency line, and take it as an opportunity to win a new friend or change a mind.
Sometimes people say harsh or unkind things, then regret it. Approving the comment, and replying civilly to it, gives the commenter a chance to modify his/her original comment while preserving his/her dignity.
People who use unkind or overly sarcastic rhetoric tend to self-destruct anyway, so approving such a comment exposes it to the judgement of others, who will largely recognize it for what it is and simply disregard it.
When you open your talent or opinion to public scrutiny (especially worldwide) you should expect dissent, and develop a tough enough skin to deal with it and just move on.
This comment personifies exactly the point I wanted to make with this question; especially the last few sentences, I couldn't have said it better myself! Good job Bob, your answer shows you are a true professional.
Bob some people don't regret it. That is what is so sad.
I approve all comments, except obvious spammers who are not in the community. I accept a critical comment and thank the person. I've even altered a hub after a critical comment. If someone's being abusive or leaves several negative comments, sounds like they are just being mean rather than constructive. I would use discretion in deleting those.
Normally, yes. They have an opinion just like I do. However, if that opinion includes vulgar language, no one should hear it.
Yes, unless they are personal attacks. Otherwise, I approve all comments that are made.
I ditto everyone's comments. I feel everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as they keep it polite.
The only comments I've denied are spam (dropping unrelated links). I've had very few critical comments, but I did have one person comment on a hub to tell me I didn't deserve HOTD as she'd never had one, and she was obviously a better writer and had more views than I did.
If there is anything wrong in the hub and the reader is commenting something right, we do have to accept their comment.
I approve the comments when the hubber is true with their points.
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I like balance so I will always allow something that isn't offensive: racists, sexist, ageist, etc. I don't allow "You are so stupid." and other personal attacks. That doesn't promote discussion. Saying "I disagree" or "Have you considered?" are great ways to introduce your opinion. I came to Hubpages from Huffington Post because of the nastiness displayed there. Many of the comments exude pure meanness.
Yes because nobody has insulted me. I did received a comment from somebody who did not believe with my beliefs, but he had replied in a respectable way. I guess if somebody was putting me down, I probably would not approve. Or maybe approve and get a debate going
by Bikash jha 11 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 Pamela N Red 2 years ago
Do you leave negative comments from readers on your articles?I delete spam but have left comments when a person doesn't agree with me. However, I have noticed I seem to be in the minority on this because when I've left a comment disagreeing with a person (this is not just on HubPages but on blogs...
by Ruth McCollum 8 years ago
Do you think if someone publishes a hub they should approve comments if they don't agree with answerAs long as they aren't swearing, combative or vulgar, or do you think people have the right to see both sides?
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 8 years ago
Why can't people on Hubpages disagree without attacking others?Opposing positions can lead to a better understanding. Personal attacks say a lot about the commenters' inability to discuss a matter intelligently.
by Devika Primić 7 years ago
Do you read negative comments received on hubs?People can give you a bad review on a product, on your writing or on a business. Do you take in negative comments lightly?
by Kimberly Lake 20 months ago
Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
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