What was the MOST CONTROVERSIAL hub you have written? Were the comments you received
mostly positive or negative?
How My Same-Sex Marriage Affects Yours
Most of the comments came from two people and were...somewhat negative, or at least challenging. It seemed to be that they felt my marriage affected theirs greatly - aside from the fact I do not know them, never have, and never will, and my marriage affects them in the same way theirs affects mine - it doesn't.
They liked to say that if SS marriages were legal they dampened the meaning of their OS marriage....that lesbians were just friends having sex...(isn't that a part of a marriage - being friends? If your marriage is solely about sex....it's sad...but it doesn't affect me in any way).
The two of them have since left (or been banned for other reasons) HP but I suspect one may be back under a similar name. And hey - good for them, I never asked that they leave. Their comments made me think, and helped me have a well thought out argument to support my stance on this. So it had a positive impact even though they were negative.
The rest - more people, less comments - were mostly positive.
My most controversial hub is also my most-viewed. This disturbs me, as my hubs are all reviews, and you wouldn't think reviews would stir up a lot of controversy, but there it is.
But the hub in question is my review of Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, the second TV series based on the popular manga Hajime no Ippo. It was a rushed, lazy, garish, poorly-handled mess that made a mockery of the original material. Clearly, though, a lot of people disagreed with me.
I just found it so bizarre that my review of the 2nd TV series got so much attention and received so many comments when my absolutely glowing, super-positive reviews of the 1st and 3rd TV series and the movie got basically nothing. What the hell, guys?!
I don't believe any of my hubs are controversial. My most viewed one is "The Lowdown on Energy Drinks"; so often, people portray them in a negative light, but I describe the ways they can be beneficial, and emphasize that they can be used in moderation and don't have to be harmful. I guess that makes it controversial in a way.
I also wrote a four part hub on the world's 10 most practiced religions, titled, "What Takes More Courage Than Rebellion? Considering Another Point of View". Some people don't like to read beyond the first one, which is about the Abrahamic Religions. I state on the first one that there is no need to be afraid; if there is no Cosmic Santa Claus, it is unlikely there's a Cosmic Hitler. But I guess some people have a problem believing that.
That's as controversial as I get....
I wrote a hub about America's Fear of Sex and Nudity, and it was probably my most controversial. First and foremost, it had the google ads blocked because of the words I used (nothing obscene). And the comments, while mostly agreeable, prompted some people to suggest I was asking for more explicit sex and nudity in multimedia. (The core of the article was the lopsided censorship of sex versus violence).
by Laurel Rogers 6 years ago
What to do? This Hubber was 'sickened' by the content of my work, left a rude comment, and did not have the guts to email me, explaining what his/her point was.I know the topic of the Hub is quite controversial, but if he/she found it so terribly offensive, why on earth would he/she read it...
by Tina 9 years ago
So I will post a few links to my hubs for you to look over. (Please??) Would like some commentary on my writng style and if the hub is interesting enough. Seems as though I have an acceptable hub score but not a lot of fans.Please tell me what you feel.. I won't cry .. much ...
by Frank Atanacio 6 years ago
Just a thought.. why don't I ever read a bad reviews on here?Is it just considerate commenting or is the hubs really that good.. curious is all
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their efforts in entirely wrong directionsFor instance, I've known newbie Hubbers stop...
by dellea 2 years ago
PROBLEM: Whenever I write a hub on a controversial subject, a number of people create new, fake hub accounts solely for the purpose of posting negative comments and feedback on my hubs and/or threatening me anonymously. These new hubbers have 0 (zero) hubs and no other activity, and they are never...
by Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago
How do you react to hubs with comments disabled?As a hub reader, how important is it to you to be able to comment? Does it frustrate you when you are not allowed to comment on a hub? Will you still vote on that hub? Will you follow an author who disables comments? I wonder if disabling comments...
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