This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)

Why is the negative feedback so often posted anonymously?

  1. Veroniquebee profile image75
    Veroniquebeeposted 3 years ago

    Why is the negative feedback so often posted anonymously?

    Like really - are people so afraid or ashamed to sign under their work?

  2. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I think you hit it right on the mark with asking if they're afraid. I believe that's the top reason people write negative things without leaving a real name. Fear of retribution or someone (friend, family, etc) finding out what they're really like as a person are probably reasons.

    1. Veroniquebee profile image75
      Veroniquebeeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is rather sad - personally I'd prefer to hear that my writing (etc.) sucks from a friend, than by a (supposed) stranger, that certainly takes more interest in flaming me, instead of posting some useful critique.

    2. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Whether it's a friend or someone anonymous, it would be better if they could be nice about it.

  3. jlpark profile image86
    jlparkposted 3 years ago

    Hiding behind anonymity, people can say anything they like knowing that they do not have to suffer the consequences of what they have said or done.

    Bascially, it's gutless, immature, and shows you the true nature of some people (which is difficult not knowing who they are).

    I think people who insist on doing such things anonymously, aren't worth listening to.  If they can't stand behind their opinion with conviction and let the 'world' know it is they who hold that opinion, then why listen to it?

  4. deecoleworld profile image80
    deecoleworldposted 3 years ago

    A lot of reasons
    Because people are afraid is gonna be turned back on them (tables turn) due fear of the consequences, revenge/retaliation (most important reason)
    Because people don't want to be considered in a bad light so they feel the need to do it anonymously
    Because people just want to be rude, mean, and hurtful (they are not too happy with themselves)
    Because they don't care/too lazy to sign in or create a profile on the website they're on (It depends though, cuss a lot of websites ask for login info..... but some don't)
    Because they want to completely honest but don't want to own up to their feelings or opinions of fear that they will be punished for them... especially true with happy/friends
    Because they are not confident in their opinions/ voice. Not sure how people will take it
    ETC!!!! MANY REASONS

 
working