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Got my first personal attack comment today!

  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Yep, a non-hubber left a comment that I am a "piece of sh*t" because I have killed venomous snakes. I don't kill non-venomous snakes, and in fact, we've rescued several of these critters. Sorry, but I'm not chancing losing another dog (two have been killed by snakebites), a pony (killed by a rattlesnake), or possibly a grandchild to a venomous serpent.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image81
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can't wait to be as prolific and famous as you so I can get my first attack comment! Consider it a rite of passage into the big time. smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Whoa. That's ridiculous.
      Hey, will you please come over to my place and rid it of ALL snakes, even the non-venomous ones?   I don't treat any animals badly, but I don't like snakes, period.  Don't worry about PETA.  They aren't allowed on my property.  haha

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's really odd.  I could have sworn I'd left many personal attacks on your hubs before...guess I'll have to be less subtle in the future. wink

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    wow. I think that's over the line regardless of people's opinions!
    You do what you think you need to do!

    I once killed a baby snake which I thought may be venomous, it was on my patio and we keep the door open, and I have a dog. I felt terrible for days because I wasn't sure.. now I have pics handy of venomous snakes in Florida.

  3. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Sorry to hear about the comment but that is life on the net. Don't give the person another thought. hmm

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Lol, I get comments such as that on a daily basis, it used to upset me but now I very rarely get one which angers me. Very occassionally I will get an upsetting one, but general simple insults such as yours don't get to me at all now.

  5. waynet profile image73
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    It happens to everyone here online. People have way more time on their hands that they feel the need to anonymously comment others with insults.

    Commenters like this just make me laugh!

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    I've felt like doing the same with a few venomous humans I've found. Thank goodness I was granted with the gift of patience! smile

  7. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    I have been attacked personally to some extent regarding one of my old "hunting hubs." They basically said how wrong it was to kill animals...I understand some people are against hunting, but some of them go on extreme rants and express there opinions to strongly.

    There are to many stereotypes out there these days.

  8. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Lovely folks.

    My most recent was

    "Were you talking to yourself when you wrote this crap, you pretentious f**k??"

    That was on an article that averages 10-12 thousand pageviews per month and has been extensively linked to by real people at real sites..

    Yes, of course I was talking to myself..

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Law of averages, the more views a hub gets the more negative comments a hub will get. You can't please all of the people all of the time but you can please some of the people some of the time smile

      1. David 470 profile image83
        David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly, there are always going to be positive and negative people in the world. Offline and online.

        That's why I am neutral. wink

        I have this one hub that gets a lot of traffic, and have gotten my fair share of negative and positive comments. Then I had some commenters fighting over the topic lol....

  9. tonymac04 profile image90
    tonymac04posted 7 years ago

    Sorry to hear that, Holle. Not a nice experience.

  10. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Can any of us really call ourselves prolific writers if we have not yet had at least one good insult?

    I think, probably not just yet wink

    So there you go, your a real prolific writer now! I think that deserves a medal or something cool


  11. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Must be an angty snake person out there Habee. as I had a non-hubber on one of my hubs getting all hot under the collar and insulting Australians for saying that they had some of the most venomous snakes in the world.

    Opposing opinions and extra info is always welcome, but I wouldn't have thought that a world ranking of poisonous snakes would have prompted that amount of rancour!

  12. Len Cannon profile image90
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    The number of really awful comments I got because I had the nerve to write an article pointing out that some video game characters were gay was really ridiculous. The number of hateful comments I had to delete were out of control.

    Nerds are awful.

  13. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    I too get these, in fact I got a horrendous one on my "Why Volvo Drivers are Dangerous" Hub, where the guy threatened to run me over if ever he saw me whilst out in his Volvo!!! He completely missed the point that his aggressive attack actually validated the topic of my Hub LOL, (However, I deleted the comment anyway as it was so vicious and involved a fair bit of swearing).

  14. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Why not try this guy for a change ? big_smile

    If you check his forum and the postings of this guy then i'm sure you'll find that attack on you was nowhere close to serious. wink

  15. Ellarose92 profile image60
    Ellarose92posted 7 years ago

    Wow that's crazy! Don't let those people get you down they just want to make people feel bad for their stupid amusmemt

  16. 2uesday profile image79
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Maybe they would like you to post it to them next time so that they can take care of it. smile Just joking.

  17. melpor profile image91
    melporposted 7 years ago

    Habee, sorry to hear that. I also got a nasty comment from a non-hubber recently. I just simply deleted it.

  18. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    well you know you have really arrived!

    just delete it and forget, i guess the reader was a real lover of snakes, maybe in the same way that you love your dogs- it does take all sorts

  19. tlpoague profile image86
    tlpoagueposted 7 years ago

    That is terrible when people feel the need to cut others down like that. I wonder how this person would feel if they lost a child to a snake bite. Would they be just as protective of the snake?
    My first negative remark was someone accusing me of running a puppy mill after they read my La-Chon hub. It inspired me to write another hub on the difference of breeding your dog one time vs. a number of time for money.
    I give you a vote up for taking a stand in what you thought was right.
    P.S. I love your hubs! Great writing!

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - thanks a bunch!!

  20. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Other than this post and the one from the sicko threatening to rape my small granddaughter, I've been VERY lucky with comments - and I get a lot of comments. Like you guys said, I don't mind comments that disagree with me, as long as they're half-way polite. lol. I just deleted the nasty comment. Thanks, pals. Hubbers are always so supportive!