I made the mistake of responding to a person's comments each time she wrote something new. Then she kept going and going until finally the comments no longer pertained to my article. Now I want to delete all of them because they're of no value to anyone else. How do I delete all comments and all my responses? Also, is it best to give just one response per person? Has anyone else had this problem?
Yep, have one ongoing right now. It's on a hub about mending friendships, and she's been commenting twice a day about the developments between her and her ex friend. I answered the first few and then ended the conversation. I don't respond now and just delete them.
If you want to delete them, go to the hub and make sure you are signed in. You'll know if you can see the controls to delete.
Bev, it turns out we're talking about the same person: Lauren. My article is about ending a friendship. At first, I thought I could help her and also share more useful advice for readers. But, when she said her friend is stalking her, I told I needed to bow out. She had gone far afield from my article's topic and needed professional help. Unfortunately, she didn't get the message. Thanks for your response and I learned my lesson!
Oh my goodness, how weird is that? I have the feeling the story is made up. She needs help, for sure.
Yikes, that's the first I've heard of this kind of problem here. I think it's definitely best not to engage with folks like that.
You're absolutely correct, Natalie. Now she's flattering me to get me to re-engage, but I won't. Like Bev said, I think she's just making up stuff. I got played!
Yep, I got another comment from her tonight. Ignoring it.
You are a good hearted person who wanted to help. Whatever her issues, I'm sure she received some comfort from your willingness to engage with her. She evidently does this a lot but not knowing where she's coming from it's not possible to know what the best course of action is at the beginning. While I think it's important to be empathic in life in general, there are times that we just can't help the person and they need to seek out professional help to solve their problems. But the fact you were willing to interact with her until the point it became clear it was more than you could, or should handle, speaks to the type of person you are.
Many times. I write some astrology articles, but in the years past, new styles of astrology are becoming popular. I had one woman whose style would use mostly wood, steel, and objects that had no relevance to my style. I finally stopped answering her, but left her comments, as other astrologers may have been interesed.
I wrote a series about famous people of the same sun signs. I prefer authors, musicians, and historical figures. Some girl who really was a good astrologer kept writing me about celebrity gossip and discussing their horoscopes. I finally told her I wasn't a celebrity watcher, what I wrote was a stand alone series. She left me alone.
And many of us get lonely, disturbed people, who just want to vent about their numerous problems. Delete. It's all part of the process of writing on a site, I get oddballs even on my own site. Use your best judgement.
I’m glad I found this thread because I've been getting continuous comments from that same person, Lauren, too. I didn't realize she had been bothering so many others with her ongoing stories of her problems with her ex boyfriend.
When I got her first comment, I reposted it under her name with better grammar because I thought she had something of value to say, but she wrote the entire thing with one long run-on sentence. No periods, no commas, no punctuation at all.
I knew that would ruin my Google ranking, which is why I deleted her comment and reposted it under her name with corrected grammar and sentence structure. Then I posted a response with some helpful advice.
But then she commented again adding more to her story, with the same poor grammar. I deleted it immediately. One post was enough in my opinion — I wasn’t going to go about correcting every post of hers. But it continued with more stories from her. She didn’t stop. She even did it on a couple of other hubs of mine. I just kept deleting all of them as they came in.
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