Do you approve negative comments that readers make about your hubs?

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  1. johnnyco12 profile image60
    johnnyco12posted 8 years ago

    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?

  2. S.Graveson profile image59
    S.Gravesonposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    Bob Bambergposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. johnnyco12 profile image60
      johnnyco12posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. dianetrotter profile image66
      dianetrotterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bob some people don't regret it.  That is what is so sad.

  5. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. lburmaster profile image80
    lburmasterposted 8 years ago

    Normally, yes. They have an opinion just like I do. However, if that opinion includes vulgar language, no one should hear it.

  7. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    Yes, unless they are personal attacks. Otherwise, I approve all comments that are made.

    1. johnnyco12 profile image60
      johnnyco12posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To clarify, as long as they are not personal attacks against J. Thompson the  person, right? Does that also include JThomp42 the writer?

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Any personal attacks do not belong here.

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    sheilamyersposted 8 years ago

    I ditto everyone's comments. I feel everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as they keep it polite.

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years ago

    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.

  10. Ajay Prasad profile image58
    Ajay Prasadposted 8 years ago

    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. … ntain.aspx

  11. dianetrotter profile image66
    dianetrotterposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. LoisRyan13903 profile image67
    LoisRyan13903posted 8 years ago

    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


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