Re: No comments section? /hub which is a true story

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  1. mtkomori profile image88
    mtkomoriposted 11 months ago

    I`ve been wondering for quite some time regarding the comments section after a hub. I can`t find it anywhere, has it been disabled? I used to enjoy receiving comments from fellow hubbers, and I also enjoyed commenting and receiving a response on my fellow hubbers` hubs.
    Another concern is what would happen if I published a hub which is based on a true story and it concerns a real life person(names changed, obviously)? If that person accidentally ran into my hub, would he/she have grounds for suing me? I haven`t asked this person for  permission to write about and publish a hub regarding him/her.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 11 months ago

    Comments were disabled a couple of years ago when HP moved to the Maven platform. They have been restored to a few niche sites but in such a way as to next to useless. Many times we've been told "We're working on it."

    As to your second question, it depends on the content. If it's libelous you could be sued but you shouldn't publish it anyway. If it's not actionable it would a courtesy to ask for permission.

  3. Miebakagh57 profile image73
    Miebakagh57posted 11 months ago

    Welcome back. It seems to be that you're on a long holiday. Rupert has answered your questions.

  4. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
    Kathleen Cochranposted 9 months ago

    Like so many other features on HP over the last 12 years, one both writers and readers enjoyed has been removed no doubt in the name of making money for HP. This used to be a great site. I not only wrote 160 hubs here but would spend hours reading really quality work by others. Most of them are gone now. I'm still here to respond to my readers, but it looks like I can't even do that any more. What a loss. Kathleen Cochran

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Comments are enabled on the following Network Sites. We are working on adding comments to the others.

      1. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
        Kathleen Cochranposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I joined Hub Pages 11 years ago to interact with my readers - not for the purpose of making money for the site. Every change that gets forced on us makes that original purpose more and more of a fading memory. No wonder there is hardly anything here worth reading any more.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image73
          Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

          That's terrific.                                   I'm following at least 100 top writers here. But where are they now and their articles? With the exception of just one who seems to be a Canadian national, I'm not seeing the others here.                                                    Two days ago, one other a Vet just surface up with a question and answer read that enthused me. I hope he stays put.

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 9 months ago

    Matt - Are writers going to be notified if a comment is made? This issue has been raised before and I don't recall a definitive response. Without notification, the feature is close to useless.

    People can and do leave highly offensive comments and writers need to be able to moderate these. Those of us with hundreds of articles can't possibly comb through them all looking for inappropriate content.

    1. AliciaC profile image97
      AliciaCposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, Rupert. A notification is important.

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      We do not currently have a notification feature. We will look into adding it as the comment feature develops.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        This is welcome news. Hopefully sooner rather than later, as enabling comments is useless without it. Thanks Matt.

  6. Peggy W profile image96
    Peggy Wposted 9 months ago

    In the past, we could approve comments before they would appear.  I hope that is still the case, and that there will be a notification so that we know that a comment has been made.  As Rupert noted, it would otherwise be almost impossible to discover them for those of us with a lot of content.

  7. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 9 months ago

    Even if comments are restored on some network sites our articles do not go there when they are posted, so no one is probably going to go look for our articles a few days after they receive an email.

  8. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 9 months ago

    Another issue is that the "Comment" button is at the start of articles. Who is going to scroll back up to find the button after reading the article? I suggest probably no one.

    It's like asking an audience to give a standing ovation or throw rotten fruit before the curtain rises.

  9. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 9 months ago

    Thanks Matt. My view is that a notification feature is absolutely essential, for reasons outlined earlier.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Glad to hear comments are being restored in some measure. Hubpages had stated that comments would be allowed sometime in June, some time ago. Looks like they are working on it. In general, comments give many writers more incentive to write.... or begin writing again.

  10. Miebakagh57 profile image73
    Miebakagh57posted 9 months ago

    But the comment system deem to be restore on Hubpages is taking that long. What's happening?

    1. alexadry profile image95
      alexadryposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I am hoping that it's taking long because they are working on some sophisticated features and it's taking time. There has to be something major going on for something as simple as enabling comments! However, it's also true that there are many issues associated with comments such as spam, moderation, being notified etc. so things may be much more elaborated than thought. Just my wishful thinking!

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image73
        Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        While, rightly, that's your opinion.                                               But consider this:axleaddict, wanderwisdow,letterpile, delishaby, pairflife, and two others have c6ment clam on them. When hubpages should be the first. Again, what's happening?

  11. EricDockett profile image97
    EricDockettposted 9 months ago

    I would rather no comments at all than the way things are headed.

    Notifications are absolutely crucial, before the comments feature goes live, not after. What is the point of comments if we don't even know we are getting them? How are we supposed to respond?

    Isn't the intent of the comments section to connect writers and readers?

    The ability to hold comments for moderation -- set as the default to account for absentee writers --  is even more important. Otherwise, HP opens itself up to endless spam. Yeah, making people sign in helps a little, but people need to sign in to use the forum and they still spam the heck out of it.

    Please don't roll out any more comments on other niche sites until these issues are resolved.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image73
      Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, and the others, especially Rupert, who's pioneering the notification system on the comment button.                                 I understand its importance. And, I also put up my support for comment plus notification. You're welcome

  12. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
    Kathleen Cochranposted 9 months ago

    I average 700 readers per month and now have the opportunity to receive and respond to 0 comments. This is not what I signed up for.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image73
      Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Looks terrible.


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