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"Unverified Person" left a comment,

  1. Maria Cecilia profile image85
    Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years ago

    have you experience this, an unverified person, meaning not a member of hubpages visited your hub and criticize your hub and photos... how are you going to react? I clicked the deny option coz it does not look good to me. Do you think I will need to adjust because being here in hubpages I am prone to encounter
    unpleasant visitors?

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      if the comment is good and relevant with no spammy link you should allow it. we all have experience of having comment from non-hubber.

    2. Kimberly Bunch profile image59
      Kimberly Bunchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have a choice. If it is bad news that you don't want on your site delete it. You have the power to delete anything you don't want shown. Most of the time you should be getting good comments. People seem to be more out to be nice than the other. Or leaving spam.

      Thank twice before deleting. Don't jump the gun to quick.

    3. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just deny those type of comments.

    4. profile image0
      Donna Ferrierposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I get one of those every now and then. If the message sounds like the person is friendly I'll just go ahead and approve it. Sometimes I think it's just a kid playing on a computer or maybe someone who is lonely because they live in a country or region that doesn't have a lot of people in it.

      If I ever got one that sounded mean or negative, then I'd assume someone "out there" just didn't have anything better to do than surf the net and attack me, and I would delete it.


  2. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    That's why you're given the "allow" or "deny" buttons.  Use them at your discretion.  You'll always have people that agree or disagree with you.  Sometimes, it's just kids messing around on the computer.  No big deal.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I usually only accept comments if related to the Hub article but have a hard time with those that are nice but leave a link to something totally unrelated, tongue lol. I agree though, use the accept or deny button at your discretion and don't feel badly about it. Lots of critics out there but we are our own toughest critic wink go easy on yourself. smile enjoy yourself doing Hubs.

  4. Maria Cecilia profile image85
    Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your replies, yeah I felt bad at first, I guess I am too naive not to expect those possibilities, but you are right we have this "deny botton" and that will answer it.

  5. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    87% of my traffic comes from search engines - and at least 50% of comments are from non members. The longer you stay the more SE traffic you get. You'll need to learn to ignore spam and flame comments and not take them personally. smile

    1. Maria Cecilia profile image85
      Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      okey thanks I will always bear that in mind, but is it alright to retain "bad comments"? or it's better to deny it?

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      2. WryLilt profile image92
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If it's spammy or flaming, feel free to deny - it's your article after all.

        The only exception I think would be if they have the opposite view to you and back it up with sound evidence. If they're not attacking you personally, I'd recommend leaving those ones - otherwise you'll get tons of comments telling you "Stop deleting my comment just because I disagree with you!" Approving others view points will increase the respect people have for yours.

        1. Tigercrab profile image67
          Tigercrabposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with WryLilt that's the way to go.

          I usually try not to make any decision straight after I first read them. No matter how many bad comments I've gotten, that's when I get boiled up and angry, and the immediate reaction is to deny and delete. After I've cooled down, I find that I can deal with those comments more sensibly.

  6. Maria Cecilia profile image85
    Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years ago

    oh I'm a novice a reacted right away, I should have let it stay,I just learned my lesson from you guys

  7. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    There is also the option to configure the comments capsule to exclude comments by unregistered users.

  8. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Just deny them. I used to have the same issues...

  9. SteveoMc profile image76
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes when I have a comment that does not agree with my viewpoint, I take it as an opportunity to allow it and then comment on the comment, explaining why I allowed it, or why it is technically incorrect.   I rarely deny a comment. 

    The ones that I do deny are spam (advertising their business or website) or have included a personal attack.   

    I don't mind people disagreeing with me, I even learned a few things that way.

  10. Lisa HW profile image77
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Pretty much any negative comments people leave on my Hubs have been written by "unverified persons".  I post them because, because it's usually someone who read into what I wrote something I didn't say.  I approve them, and if it's a case of my being able to politely point out all the holes in what they've said (in all their "brave" anonymity) I do.  It's only been a couple/few times that someone wrote something too crude I won't post it or dignify it.

    I don't mind opposing opinions.  I like opposing opinions.  They add to the discussion, and they offer balance.  I don't mind addressing negative comments that raise valid points, and I don't mind pointing out those holes in someone's argument if there are holes in it.  I've even thought it was kind of funny that someone that I think is a kid will say something like, "whatever...." or even "boring"  lol  lol   Sometimes I add those because they're funny (and lots of times I don't blame someone for thinking what they do.  lol  )

    I just won't approve crude comments, and I won't approve links people (even Hubbers) try to sneak in by adding what they think is a "relevant comment" to cushion the fact that they're just looking for a link.

    The good thing about "unverified" is that it isn't a "verified" Hubber (even though it could secretly be). Hubber traffic and interaction is nice, but outside traffic is what's better; so I've always thought that "unverified" is at least more likely to be from outside (don't know enough about how tracking that kind stuff works, though).

  11. Marcus Teague profile image59
    Marcus Teagueposted 7 years ago

    I think it's important to recognize the difference between "flame comments" and "criticism".

    Flames are insults with no basis to them. They have no rhyme or reason other than to hurt someone's feelings. Specifically, they attack the person and don't hold water.

    Criticism is thoughtful examination of your content and shows you where something needs work. Deleting and ignoring everything that doesn't worship your content is hurtful. Whether or not the person is kind in their comments doesn't matter too much, I see it's at our discretion. But if they disliked something, there's a reason.

    I like SteveoMc's approach.

  12. Maria Cecilia profile image85
    Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the taking the time with my inquiry, you all have a point and the next time I'll encounter something like this I will really think twice If it deserves to be denied or not.

    Opposing comments are ok I have received some that I approved  because they are not offensive but additional information.