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Checking back for comments on your hubs.

  1. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    There has been some controversy over comment feedback on hubs recently:


    As well as people who aren't fond of "low quality" or "I'll comment on yours if you comment on mine" mentality:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-prefer-un … ts-on-hubs

    So my question is...

    If you leave a comment on a hub, are you upset if the hub writer does not acknowledge that comment?

    1. telltale profile image75
      telltaleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't think I will be upset.  But I'll be careful with that hubber, and probably will not make any comments, irrespective, on any of that hubber's hubs or questions at all.  It will be pointless, since comments will not be acknowledged anyway.  Will definitely be better to look at other hubbers' works rather than someone who may not like comments directed to their hubs.

    2. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't even know.  I don't go back to check.  If I make a comment it is because I wanted to--no obligation implied.

    3. jeri741 profile image60
      jeri741posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In this busy day to day life..No I would not be upset . I do try to thank people for comments and I try to make comments back to them on articles. But sometimes my life becomes very hecktic and I don't accomplish as much on here as I would like. So sometimes I may miss a comment.

    4. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on the subject matter and what kind of comment I wrote.  If I just leave a simple comment like "Great hub - thanks for the info" or something similar then I usually don't even bother to go back and check.

      If I leave a longer comment and actually make a statement about something, then I do go back to look for a response.  If there isn't one then I do feel disappointed, but I try to give the hubber the benefit of the doubt because I know not everyone is like me - checking stats and comments and adsense, etc. multiple times a day!

      I follow the same rationale when responding to comments on my hubs - sometimes I won't respond to a simple "great info" comment, but most of the time I do try and answer comments.

      What I really wish that I could do sometimes is respond to spam comments and tell those commenters to stay away - but I don't because I delete those comments without hesitation! smile

    5. princess g profile image60
      princess gposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      upset? that's taking things a bit too seriously. If someone's that involved, they might need to take a vacation from the internet.

    6. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nope.I leave a comment, I benefit from the backlink I just earned myself by commenting.
      This isn't Facebook.
      If the hub author doesn't reply, most times I wouldn't notice. Only times I check back is if I asked a question.
      THEN if I don't get a reply I might get a bit pissed.
      And on that subject, can anyone tell if if ordinary earthworms can be used in an indoor wormery instead of red worms (which I can't buy here)?

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yuck! I'd call that the ultimate can of worms.

    7. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not at all.  Who has time to back a check every hub they've commented on, to see if that hubber acknowledged it or not?   Please....., what a waste of time.

      No.  You know, we should be leaving comments because we want too.  Not because we need extra attention, because we aren't getting it at home.  How absurd, and childish I'll add.  That's like standing and waiting for a waiter to say thank you to your face, after you've left them a tip.  Come on, that's ridiculous.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That depends on what kind of comments a person has left. If someone voiced an opinion about a hub or an issue discussed in a hub, they might be interested in seeing whether the author agrees or not. That has nothing to do with attention-seeking.

  2. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 7 years ago

    Really not something I worry about.  If I like it I comment.  Whether they acknowledge is of no concern.  I, however, always like to acknowledge all comments I get.  It's hard enough to get viewers and I hope to keep the ones I have.

    1. ross670daw profile image68
      ross670dawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, and  I always make sure I respond to all commenters on my hubs, it would be good practice to acknowledge and reply I reckon.

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm a southern boy.  It's just good manners

  3. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    I like to see a response from the author if I leave a comment, however I am not concerned if there is not one, especially if I have left one of only a congratulatory nature.

    I try to answer most comments on my hubs, particularly those that are engaging.

  4. timorous profile image91
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    I acknowledge all comments eventually, sometimes in a collective comment for those merely congratulatory comments.

    A more effusive reply for interesting commments and questions, of course.

  5. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I know some Hubbers don't reply to comments at all if they are merely congratulatory; they only reply if the comment adds something substantive to the conversation about the Hub.  I think that's a pretty good policy (even though I haven't implemented it myself yet), so I tend to react similarly to response or non-response to my comments.  That is, if I leave an actual question or comment that relates to the content in some way (more than just congratulations) I would probably be disappointed - not actually upset - if I didn't see a response within a few days, but it wouldn't deter me from reading that Hubber again.

    I would like to receive more comments on my Hubs, but most of my readers are non-Hubbers and I think they tend not to comment as much, since they may wrongly assume they have to be Hubbers in order to leave comments.  (That's actually an assumption on my part. smile)

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      Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If the comment requires a response sort of, we better be polite and give it. If not, then what's the point?  Just to say: "thank you"?
      -"no, thank YOU", 
      -"no, no, thank YOU first!"
      Sounds funny to me.

      1. sofs profile image86
        sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I  as a rule do not comment on something that is not to my liking, so my comments are always positive , so far all my comments have been responded to.
        There are times when people leave a comment which may have no relation to the hub but a personal sharing or self promotion,   I always acknowledge a personal sharing but refuse self promotion on my hubs!!
        I have had my share of very interesting comments and don't have much to complain.

  6. profile image0
    Uma07posted 7 years ago

    That doesn't bother me at all.smile

  7. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    It doesn't upset me, but would make me less inclined to comment in the future. Personally, I try to respond to all comments. If I don't respond to comments on a hub, I try to stay away completely and not reply selectively, so that no one will feel overlooked.

    1. Dorothee-Gy profile image72
      Dorothee-Gyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm always glad and grateful to get a comment, so I naturally acknowledge that and answer the comment. But I can absolutely understand that people with a lot of hubs and traffic and tons of things to do don't find the time to answer, so I hardly check back.

  8. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Using the HubPages feed is a very convenient way to check for comments, and to leave additional comments, without actually visiting the hubs again.

  9. BRIAN SLATER profile image82
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    I think it's only polite to say thanks or thankyou if someone leaves a comment on any of my hubs.

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago


  11. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    If someone comments on one of my hubs, I feel honored and a Thank You is the least I can do. I do appreciate any and all comments. Just keep them comming.

  12. mquee profile image81
    mqueeposted 7 years ago

    If I take the time to read someone's writings, I also take the time to comment. This is feedback for the writer who wants to know how others accept his or her articles.

    Some people will follow others without leaving a comment or feedback of any kind. For me this is disappointing, but not the end of the world. I guess that all of us as writers continue on and do the best that we can.

  13. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    If I read, I also usually leave a comment as feedback to the writer.  Unless I have asked a question I seldom check back, though, and it would not disappoint me if the hubber does not reply.  I do expect an answer to a question, though...

  14. kulonuwun profile image61
    kulonuwunposted 7 years ago

    im very glad if i had great comment or just say thanks. If no one comment on my hubs, maybe my topic just standard, so i dont upset at all.

  15. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    If I comment on someone's Hub I'm not expecting anything back from it.  Some people believe it's "professional" not to respond.  Others choose to respond.  Not everyone can get around to one thing or another on here; and some people (I'm one) think it's kind of "odd" looking to just go back and write "thanks, thanks, thanks, etc. etc." (just as a way to acknowledge comments when there isn't time to say more).  People just think differently, do what they can do, etc. etc.  Nobody should be getting offended when it comes to this kind of stuff.