PR Connection #3- “Three Types of Comments You Can (& Should!) DELETE!”

Full Article, by Mickie Kennedy, found at:

Mickie Kennedy says in this article that, “You’re responsible for creating an environment where readers are comfortable sharing their thoughts and interacting.” That even includes those pesky negative comments about our writing we just love to hate, but by keeping them, it shows we are willing to view and consider all other’s thoughts and opinions on our work- which is a good thing. So, as the year slowly comes to an end and most of us prepare to graduate, many of us are deleting old accounts, cleaning up  pictures on our social sites, and trying to hide any lingering and questionable material out there in social-media-world. Well, as you do this, I suggest you take a look at this article and read for yourself what types of comments you want to keep and delete off your online accounts. In summary of the article, the three types are:

  1. Personal Attacks– its okay if someone states an opposing view, but you don’t really need the whole world knowing that they called you a “bleepity bleep bleeper” (use your #$@!&? imagination lol).
  2. Vulgar and Offensive Remarks even if its just an inside joke or a flirtation remark from that new guy in class- get rid of it! Last thing you need is to be judged based off completely irrelevant information!
  3. Spam– if you walk into a friends messy house, its usually an instant turn-off.  The same applies when you invite people to come read your blog or add you on a social network, and your applications, quizzes and advertisements demand more of their attention that the actual work you put into your site. Clean up after yourself- this ain’t cha Momma’s house!

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7 Responses to PR Connection #3- “Three Types of Comments You Can (& Should!) DELETE!”

  1. caitbaileyy says:

    This article has a good point, negative comments (in some aspects) are generally good to have. A little disagreement is healthy. Not to mention it only helps us understand that there is always more than one stance or perspective on different topics. I personally enjoy hearing other people’s opinions, even if I do not agree, but especially if they have a good defending argument, it can expand my knowledge on that particular topic. On the other hand, if the blog comments are too excessive with offensive language, personal attacks, or even annoying spam it gets an automatic DELETE from yours truly. Feel free to share your opinion, just in a mature way.

  2. Linda Irene says:

    Your article and commentary regarding blog comments and what one should delete took a pretty straight-forward, common-sense approach. In the commentary you summarize the three types of comments that should be deleted: Personal attacks, vulgar and offensive remarks and spam. While do agree that vulgar and offensive remarks and spam should be removed, I disagree that personal attacks should be removed, however. The reason I disagree is because personal attacks say more about the person making them than the person to whom they are directed. For instance, if you write something I do not like and call you a short-sighted, narrow-minded, serpent-tongued ninny–does that statement reflect on your character, or mine? And so I say–why not allow it on your site? It will expose the short-sighted, narrow-minded, serpent-tongued ninny who wrote it.

    • Good point! I am with you about leaving what others say in a negative way. I had a teacher who recently “taught” us, or more so pointed-out, that everything we say is a reflection of the person we want to be viewed as by others.

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  4. stethomas says:

    This article is great! I know it’s not fair but employers are now looking at your Facebook pages. The last thing you want them to read is a fight you and your boyfriend had on your wall. People also need to realize this is the world wide web, just because your page is private doesn’t mean people can’t get to it. If you put it online, with or withot knowing it, you’ve given up your right to privacy. People can have opposing views, it may provide you with a different point of view. But do it in a respectful way.

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