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Make the comments capsule compulsory?

  1. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    I've never been able to understand why the comments capsule is optional. After all, we have the ability to moderate and deny comments if we don't like them.  Seems to me the only people who wouldn't want comments are the spammers, so why do we make it easy for them?

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    So... making everyone have a comment capsule would deter spammers...how?

    This idea seems devoid of logic to me.

    Personally, I think having the duplicate content checker automatically check all Hubs, instead of just when someone flags them, or having a limit put on how many Hubs an author could be build (per minute/hour/day) would be more productive.

    1. embitca profile image84
      embitcaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's a brilliant idea. I'm surprised actually they don't have something like this in place.

  3. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Well, I don't want comments on some of my hubs - because all they attract are spammers and people with something to promote.

    Also - it's your hub, so if you want to turn them off, that's up to you. smile

  4. marisuewrites profile image55
    marisuewritesposted 10 years ago

    I don't want to be spammed, but I don't want to stifle good thinking either,  even if i don't agree with a comment, unless it's full of cursing or something, I'd probably post it.  I surely don't like the hubbers who come on and post about 100 posts a day.....makes you wonder how original that is....

    guess in some ways we're all promoting....our thoughts,opinions...beliefs, desires and goals...

    still i like the option to have it or not to have it....and yet since we can deny the comment, again which i wouldnt do unless it contained violence or cursing...it seems we have the power when we need it already.   marisue

  5. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    I only made the suggestion because there are times when we've all gone and posted comments on an inappropriate Hub, and there's a certain satisfaction in being able to do that.  Even if the Hubber deletes the comment, you know you've put them to some inconvenience!   I didn't say it would deter spammers, just that it would give them more work.

    I've only ever had a handful of spam comments - I'm not successful enough, I guess! - so that side of it hadn't occurred to me.  I can understand wanting to be able to delete the capsule if you're getting hit by bucketloads of cr*p.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Unless they just ignore any and all comments which would be a really easy thing to do.   I mean, if my goal was to build spam lenses, I'd just never deal with any comments ever.  It's easy enough to turn off notification and then just never look at the comments part of your account interface.



      Squidoo did that last summer and it cut the flood of spam building to a trickle that the mods could then deal with more readily.

      Given that HubPages has a single moderator who's dealing with a massive backlog, and that HubPages is attracting cut-n-pasters who can build 100s of Hubs in a day, it seems like a good idea to me.

  6. Eileen Hughes profile image84
    Eileen Hughesposted 10 years ago

    I enjoy receiving comments on hubs, I know all the comments I make are probably not saying enough.  But at least it shows that (you) have read it..

    Everyone gets lots of emails in and you cannot read everyone of them at least I cant.  But I try to particularly read those of the people who take the time to comment on my hubs.

    And then I still try to read many of the others that topics interest me and comment on them.

    I have hubs with no comments at all.  I also think comments encourage the new hubber to have a go.... at least I like to think so.

  7. waynet profile image73
    waynetposted 10 years ago

    Making the comments capsule compulsory is a valid thought, but then there are those who do not wish to interact with their commentors, which I think is also up to their own choice, but again a compulsory comments box does provide the spammer a way in, although we do have the option of deleting it, so it is up to or own choice on the matter.

    It is quite funny though as link backs in comments are supposed be included in the nofollow tag scenario,so why they continue to do so is beyond me, maybe they just are so foolish in thinking that adding their links will bring them more notorious fame or traffic, I just delete them as you should, it is our right after all!!

    I happen to think that comments are an important part of anyones article,blog or website, so responding to them is the best form of action for your continual growth online in any social format!

  8. DJ Funktual profile image78
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    I have to disagree with you there.  Certain HUBs I write only for me.  Like a NY Mets one I have.  I'm just chronicling the season in it and I don't care if anyone ever read it.  I used to do these types of things in notebooks, but I really like trees, so I do it here.

    The real reason is because of the sports blog world.  Rivals from Philly & Atlanta get nasty on the blogs I read and I didn't even want to have to think about.

  9. G-Ma Johnson profile image75
    G-Ma Johnsonposted 10 years ago

    well it looks to me like your hub score is also determined by the amount of comments one gets?  Is this true or not?  some of mine start out low and as I get more and more comments it goes up.  I personally enjoy the contact with people that read my hubs....they actually give me encouragement to continue...I may have stopped long ago if not for the good feelings I get..G-Ma yikes) hugs

 
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