Why do hubbers turn off commenting for an article?

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  1. Annsalo profile image83
    Annsaloposted 20 months ago

    Why do hubbers turn off commenting for an article?

    Especially if it is a "Stir the pot" type question. What is the point of taking time to write articles, sometimes very well written articles, then turning off the comments? We all know the Q and A doesn't provide ample room for any real conversation/debate.
    So I have to wonder what is the real reason for turning off the comment section for articles that we know aren't written for google and are clearly written for other hubbers.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 20 months ago

    Why should every article be a platform for debate? Some folks aren't looking to have to moderate all that junk, and when you get something really popular going online - you're going to get some worthless commentary.

    1. Annsalo profile image83
      Annsaloposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I guess I was referring to articles that clearly intentionally are starting a debate with other hubbers.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Annsalo
      What you call a debate, is what I call an exchange of views. What is the purpose of everyone agreeing on the answer to the questions? That is truly a waste of time and energy.
      Wes
      you think political questions sn be debated, or argued, Y?

  3. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 20 months ago

    Some of those people who write these "stir the pot" question usually are looking for answers that will affirm their beliefs. Also, they are the types who like to dish it out on someone who disagrees with them,  but can't handle it when it's flung back at them. When they don't the answers they want, they shut down the comment section.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Dean
      You think that includes me? I shut down a comment section with a reason, and I added several hubs with questions in them for full comments. No takers? I delete comments, as an example when someone uses a tasteless pic, like Donald Trump Naked!

    2. Dean Traylor profile image94
      Dean Traylorposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Get over yourself Brad. I didn't have you in mind. Your ideological wind bag buddies, on the other hand, dId. And take it up whoever posted a nude donald trump.

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Dean
      Yet you made a categorical statement
      I gave an example of what and why I delete
      Don't worry, I won't bother you again.

    4. Dean Traylor profile image94
      Dean Traylorposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Please dont, pretentious comments with no substance doesn't play well with me.

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months ago

    Take a look at the question and hub comments and see how many have zero comments. So it hardly makes a difference whether the comments are on or off.

    I turned it off on a couple of my hubs, stating that if any one wanted to comment on it, then they could write a question or hub with their views.

    I write with out the ads, or the pennies for income. I write for comments, and if they don't come, I basically didn't get a good ROI.

    Over the last two years, the comments and the hub writing have gone down, way down. So writing questions is easier and less investment when the comments are down.

    You would expect with the "large" hub audience that there would be 100s if not 1000s of comments, or at least views. But that is not the case. 30 or more is extraordinary.

    I did several hubs with many of my questions that weren't answered, and some so that those people that said the question area doesn't give them enough characters to comment.

    The response was sad, so I call them messages in a bottle.
    Hope that helps

    1. Annsalo profile image83
      Annsaloposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      You are why I wrote this Q. You have a couple articles I wanted to add my opinion to that weren't really something I could write a Q about because it was opinion, not question.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Annsalo
      What was the question? you say was opinion? Do you have anything to comment on my comment here? As I said I created several hubs that have a list of ?s that can be answered fully, so ?

    3. Annsalo profile image83
      Annsaloposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      It was about the dwindling views on answers and a comment section in the Q and  A doesn't provide space to add any amount of thought. I was simply thinking about the view decrease and what I believed to be the cause of it, as I was reading ur article

  5. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 20 months ago

    1. Because the article gets too much spam / link spam, and turning off comments is easier than moderating the comments.
    2. The person wrote an opinion piece and doesn't want to have the Hub SEO thrown off or comments filled with criticisms, bigotry, or just "you're wrong".

 
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