Hubbers who judge the views of other writers

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 years ago

    It is one thing to disagree, another thing to judge the views of another as being good, bad, wrong, etc.  What do you think?

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Some things are, IMHO, objectively bad.  Like false information or personal insults.

      Everything else is opinion and ideology and so AOK

    2. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think a person without opinions is a waste of my time.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Some hubs give false or misleading medical information which can be dangerous. It should be stated clearly that their content is their opinion or experience only. Disclaimers should be mandatory on health related topics.  I have voted down or flagged hubs giving false or misleading information. They almost always contain no authoritative links or references. A professional or authority on the topic will leave references.

      1. rLcasaLme profile image71
        rLcasaLmeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        that is very alarming. thanks to the real professionals who can detect false infos about medical matters.

        1. Cardisa profile image88
          Cardisaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          That's why it's very important to name sources in medical hubs, preferably sources from real physicians or scientists.

          I make it my point of duty never to use certain websites for research. Most of research are through journals and books written by experts.

    4. skyfire profile image79
      skyfireposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the REAL world.

  2. Lady_E profile image61
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    Some people have opinions and "have to" get it across. I think such people should do it in a way that will not offend the Writer.

    Sometimes, I feel like giving an opinion. Example, recently, on another site I write for,  someone wrote a beautiful article about a place to travel to and didn't include a photo. I decided not to leave a comment suggesting they did, so they didn't think I was "inspecting" their article. lol.

    However, if it's someone I am very familiar with, I might suggest it because I know, that they know I like them as a Writer and I'm not picking on their work.

    Have a good w/end, TimeTraveler. smile

  3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 years ago

    I absolutely agree that this should be done.  Such articles ARE very dangerous.  However, this is not what I was referring to.  If I have a view, say, on illegal immigration and someone disagrees, I don't think they should be saying my view is wrong or bad, I think they should simply state their own views.  This is different than what you describe here.

    1. anonimuzz profile image59
      anonimuzzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if they disagree, it's because there's something about your opinion that they consider "bad" or something. I don't think the problem lies in stating what people think of other people's opinions, the problem is the lack of respect when doing so. Pretending that we do not judge everything we see, hear, etc, is useless, because we all tend to do it and it's ok.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I see, people are going to voice their opinions, especially in the forums.
      I don't know why some get so vehement. I think it reflects more on them than it does on their expressed beliefs/views. If I disagree with someone, I may or may not express it. It really doesn't matter, does it? We all believe what we believe.

      Even though I may think someone is nuttier than a fruitcake to believe what they express, nothing you or I say is likely to change their opinion.

  4. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    in the "Suggestions" forum, there is this idea:

    I think it could be implemented as "private" comments, visible only to the author and to the person who made them, of course.  These would be useful for criticism, pointing out minor errors and so on.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's a great idea.

      1. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Of course it's a great idea.  I blessed it, didn't I?


        1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
          Mark Ewbieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Yes of course, I should have remembered who I was dealing with!

  5. Lady_E profile image61
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    oh... I see what you mean. In that case, people should respect your views (but it doesn't mean they have to accept it.)

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Why should we "respect" ludicrous opinions?

      I respect your right to HAVE an opinion.  That's as far as I will go in advance.

  6. recommend1 profile image61
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    Surely as this is supposedly a writers site and the comments are generally for other supposed writers to comment - criticism is what the comments are for ??

    making them private (although a good idea on the surface) would remove them from the useful google eye view.  Like many things we have to be able to accept constructive criticism and behave properly when commenting.  I made the mistake of pointing out major errors and really bad English in a couple of hubs and won myself a moron stalker for months after.  Of course there is always the delete button.

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      We didn't say "make comments private".

      We said that a SEPARATE private comments channel intended solely for constructive criticism would be useful.  A comment about a spelling error or an awkward phrasing is useless to Google and can even be distracting but I'm very happy to have it just the same.

  7. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 12 years ago

    If you have a comments section, then people can say what they want as long as they are civil etc.  I find comments that are irrelevant, or when the commenter clearly hasn't read the article, more irritating to be frank.


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