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Help! People are mad about my post! What do I do?

  1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
    Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years ago

    A year ago, I wrote a hub about a young, aspiring musician that I happened to meet and watch.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Check-out-Carlos-Bertonatti

    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?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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,

    2. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yup you`re entitled to your opinions as are those that post nasty comments. If it were me I`d leave the hub .

    3. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's totally up to you, if you are willing and able to deal with the types of interactions the Hub is drawing.

    4. shazwellyn profile image81
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

    5. Sally's Trove profile image86
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
        Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I added the update because there's no way of seeing or knowing (I don't think?) as an outside reader of when the hub was first written.  I see your point, though!!!

    6. profile image0
      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes leave it up.

      people are silly...

    7. TheSituation profile image70
      TheSituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    8. falcon64 profile image72
      falcon64posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ignore the bad comment...They cannot harm you.

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. Daniel Carter profile image86
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. charanjeet kaur profile image59
    charanjeet kaurposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
    Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years ago

    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!

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      Ghost32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
        Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        Sheesh.

        1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
          Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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!  smile

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Left you a comment. Gawd! there are some morons out there. It is not like you were complimenting his drink driving skills. big_smile

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!!! I appreciate it.

      The hub was written over a year ago and I never received a comment on it 'til this.. LOL!

  7. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    LOL!
    I left a comments as well.

  8. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    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! smile

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  Like I said, I added an update that said the hub was written a year ago and that it was written with the intent to give my opinion on his musical career.... it has nothing to do with this incident!

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I say leave the Hub, delete the ugly comments, because they detract from your writing. Keep Hub positive. smile

  10. BBCG profile image59
    BBCGposted 7 years ago

    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...

  11. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Leave it up at least it gets a lot of traffic that way.

  12. Sa Toya profile image75
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    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

  13. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    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.

  14. profile image54
    Michael Rogersposted 7 years ago

    Have a little decency for the victim and his family, pull it down.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    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. smile Oh by the way loved the teacher hub too!

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for pointing out that it was a MUSIC hub and that you enjoyed reading about my EXPERIENCE at a CONCERT.  smile  LOL!

      1. profile image0
        Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol Sometimes you have to spell it out for the slow people lol

  16. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Leave it up.

    Accept the comments, even the ones that you don't like. Let the visitors squabble amongst themselves.

    Enjoy the traffic.

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  17. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you... I just saw that you are from the Tampa area! I went to school there.  Education, too!

  18. AnythingArtzy profile image79
    AnythingArtzyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  19. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. Sally's Trove profile image86
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

  20. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Do a sequel hub no doubt. smile

    1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
      Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Carlos Bertonatti - 'Times Not So Good'?

      1. Three-Legged Dog profile image71
        Three-Legged Dogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Or..... Times WERE Good.  Past tense.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image86
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  There is much learned from this experience. So do a sequel Hub.  Meanwhile, let the original stand on its own.

  21. embitca profile image89
    embitcaposted 7 years ago

    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*

  22. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    Who cares, leave it up.  Are lots of people visiting it? Awesome.  Get some money.

  23. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    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.

    smile

  24. Kapalbility02 profile image60
    Kapalbility02posted 7 years ago

    Like what they always say in the media -- exposure whether negative or positive, is still exposure. Keep the hub.

  25. Dangazzm profile image64
    Dangazzmposted 7 years ago

    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 big_smile

 
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