A year ago, I wrote a hub about a young, aspiring musician that I happened to meet and watch.
Apparently, this musician was recently arrested for DUI manslaughter/vehicular homicide, etc. I learned about the arrest when someone commented on the hub. (Obviously, he was arrested, people are googling his name, and my hub comes up.)
Some of the comments haven't been very pleasant. A poster commented that I should remove the hub altogether. I updated the hub to say that I obviously don't agree with or condone this guy's actions, but the hub was written about his music... before this incident.
Do I leave the hub up or take it down?
I'm entitled to my opinion, aren't I, just like the commenters are entitled to theirs. Suggestions?
oh dont bother about it, just post it as it is, no need for explanation, you talk about his music so, theres nothing wrong with it,
Yup you`re entitled to your opinions as are those that post nasty comments. If it were me I`d leave the hub .
That's totally up to you, if you are willing and able to deal with the types of interactions the Hub is drawing.
Just delete their comments. Dont take it to heart, people always let emotions rule their heads! Some of the greatest talents of the world have had some sordid past... doesnt mean that they arent talented anymore! x
I'd leave your Hub alone, except to remove the January update you added in bold.
Let posters say what they want to and address them one by one or not at all.
You are not this musician's keeper.
You need make no excuses for him or for yourself.
Let commenters knock themselves out.
I would say that you leave the hub up. Obsiously this is your option, but publicity is good for traffic AND you allready updated the hub to say you did not support this guys actions.
Ignore the bad comment...They cannot harm you.
If you feel like leaving it, leave it. You should always do what you want.
Or do you care about what other people think of you ?
It's your choice.
Absolutely stand your ground on this. His music is a gift to the world, his recent actions are his own consequences for poor judgment and conduct on his part. To a lot of people, it's all or nothing, and so then that makes his music bad. It doesn't make it bad. After a while, the headlines will fade and what will be left is this guy trying to reconstruct his life and figure out how to do some good in the world. If you leave your hub up, you might be one of the turning points in his life, and in others.
You don't have to allow stupid, unkind, and vicious comments. If you've updated the hub and told the facts, that's enough.
I would also get rid of any hateful or stupid comments that you've allowed so far. It doesn't serve any good purpose, only allows the inflamed comments to continue.
My suggestion would be to keep the hub up, people change it can be due to circumstances that sometimes you never have control. Listen to your inner feeling read the hub i think you have clearly stated about what you feel in the conclusion. Dont let harsh comments stop you. It is easy to maliciously comment under disguise let go of them.
Thanks. I kind of feel like if I'm allowing them to post their comments, then why shouldn't I leave the hub up?
I liked the guy's music. Still do. Do I agree with what he did? Absolutely not.
It's just kind of funny to me that people obviously don't have better, more constructive ways to use their time... The hub was written a year ago; it's not as if I wrote the hub in his defense or to support him after his wrongdoing.
They're two separate things!
True enough. It's also worth remembering that you DON'T have to approve their comments. If I get one that bugs me enough, I just delete the thing--sometimes with a comment of my own explaining why it was done, sometimes with no comment. It's your page.
Oh, I deleted one, all right. One that did nothing but bash me as a writer, saying that I didn't talk about the guy's music at all in the hub, and I was just a bored housewife charmed by his good looks, and how I would probably leave the hub up so that I could earn my pennies.
I ended up deleting the comments capsule... So many people still commenting and bashing the musician, me, the hub, etc.
So much negative energy...
And isn't there something more productive people could be doing? Geez.
Thanks for the help, folks. I've been on HP for over a year but haven't really posted in the forums until now. I appreciate it!
Left you a comment. Gawd! there are some morons out there. It is not like you were complimenting his drink driving skills.
It's his music that you admired and I don't see why his personal life issues should affect that. All the more reason, in fact, for supporting the good things in his life!
I say leave the Hub, delete the ugly comments, because they detract from your writing. Keep Hub positive.
I'd definitely leave it up, and I'd leave the intelligent comments...The comments that are ugly with the intention of just being ugly I'd delete...
Do what you want to do....
I wouldn't even worry bad press is better than none...at least people would come see what's gotten people's knickers in bunches
Like Sa Toya said, there's no such thing as bad publicity right?
No telling how many people will check out your other Hubs because of this.
Have a little decency for the victim and his family, pull it down.
Left a comment OI! ppl are dumb at times. I am sorry that ppl are being rude to your hub when you had written it BEFORE the accident AND stated thta in yuor hub too. leave it, delete their comments and ignore future stupid ppl comments. Oh by the way loved the teacher hub too!
Thank you!!! I'm just on here to write! That's all I wanna do! I don't get a whole lot of traffic, and that's fine, but this stuff - whoa.
Thank you for pointing out that it was a MUSIC hub and that you enjoyed reading about my EXPERIENCE at a CONCERT. LOL!
Leave it up.
Accept the comments, even the ones that you don't like. Let the visitors squabble amongst themselves.
Enjoy the traffic.
Speaking of traffic... The number of hits that hub has received since the weekend is insane. I'm only halfway to payout, and not planning on getting there anytime soon, but according to adsense, I've made like 100 times what I'd normally make in one day today.
don't worry if people are mad, that's their response. some people are just mad at life. let them be. enjoy the increased views.
Leave it up.
If we all listened to those with self righteous attitudes then there'd be no tv, radio,internet,newspapers and we'd all be living in the dark ages because someone didn't like anything adverse in their little world.
Leave it! You wrote it in hopes of gaining traffic and you are getting that. Why question the reason for you success? Just enjoy that you have succeeded
Carlos Bertonatti - 'Times Not So Good'?
I agree. There is much learned from this experience. So do a sequel Hub. Meanwhile, let the original stand on its own.
You could always just dump the comment box entirely. It's a completely optional addition to hubs. If you don't want to deal with having to moderate comments and they are upsetting you, just kill the comment box. I'm sure they can all find some blog that will let 'em vent *g*
Who cares, leave it up. Are lots of people visiting it? Awesome. Get some money.
I agree why would you delete it since it's creating a lot of traffic for you. Besides you're not promoting his violence. I suggest you update your hub. That way you can address what's been happening to this musician and create even more traffic to your hubs.
Like what they always say in the media -- exposure whether negative or positive, is still exposure. Keep the hub.
Don't let it get to you at all... I get hate for a LOT of my HUBs as well and they are about like top video games and stuff... they disagree rofl so they hit the hate mail button then leave
Then I calmly hit the spam and delete forever button and be done with it
by Ann Carr 3 years ago
Do you always leave a comment if you read a hub?I have followers whom I've never seen in the comments sections and just wondered what other hubbers think about the comments in general. Do you leave comments when you read? Sometimes? Always? Never? Please give your reasons with...
by KMattox 7 years ago
When visiting a hub for the first time do you vote and do you leave comments? Why or why not?
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 Cindy Lawson 9 years ago
Yes, I need your support and help to both deal with, and punish a new Hubber called chirag.2233, who has started his membership of hubpages by immediately stealing not only an entire hub of mine and republishing it as his own work, but also at least two other fellow hubbers hubs, plus a number of...
by Laura Izett 7 years ago
Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?I don't mind people leaving a link to one of their hubs but I don't know about people leaving a link to their own website.
by Donaisabella 6 years ago
Do you ever leave comments on hubs that you have not read in full?Once in a while I see comments on hubs that suggest that the writer did not take time or care to engage the writer by fully reading the hub before commenting. A lot of times a hub makes great reading but the sheer content of the hub...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|