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Negative comments, do you let them stay?
Bohemian at 11:55AM, Sept. 19, 2007
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Myself, unless the negative comment violates obscenity laws, I let them stay. Who knows but that they might spark more interest in the comic strip itself! What about it, do you have a personal rule about this sort of thing; that is, for those of you who do occasionally get negative comments posted to your cartoon strip or comic?
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silentkitty at 1:35PM, Sept. 19, 2007
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They don't bother me. I've only muted one comment on my comic, and that was because the person posted a giant image of Michael Jackson for some reason, and it stretched out the layout of my page. But as far as just text goes, if a person wants to make a fool out of themselves in my comment section, they're not making me look bad, they're just making themselves look bad, and they can really do that all they like. =p

..Just don't mess up my layout in the process! *huffs*

lol!
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JustNoPoint at 1:36PM, Sept. 19, 2007
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Unless it was a bad image posted, like say our friend Goatse, I don't care what is posted.

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BlkKnight at 2:48PM, Sept. 19, 2007
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Though I haven't gotten one, I'd only mute if it was inappropriate.
That's “Dr. BlkKnight” to all of you.
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Bohemian at 3:20PM, Sept. 19, 2007
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We seem to be in agreement so far. I'd like to add, though, that it helps to take the sting out of a negative comment when regular readers stick up for you, or at least slap an uncommented ‘5’ above the negative one. I love my fans!
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Hyptosis at 9:45PM, Sept. 19, 2007
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Yeah, I leave them too, I think they're funny to look back at. At the time they might irk me, but leaving them is an exercise is self control and is healthy. =P
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Eunice P at 7:26AM, Sept. 20, 2007
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It depends. I know one immature poster posted really obscene language before. Eventually, he was banned by the Admin.
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Darwin at 8:18AM, Sept. 20, 2007
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I've not yet had to deal with that. There was only one person I muted I think and that was back at the beginning of either “Plague” or “Sins of the Father” because they kept calling the main character “Rat man.” Seems petty now…

I also confronted the poster asking if they were giving me backhanded compliment or just trying to be insulting (it wasn't clear at the time). I recieved an apology actually, so it worked out in the end.

But in the future…constructive “negative” reviews are part of the learning process, and I won't get rid of those. “You suck” or “This Blows” won't stay there becuase they didn't give any reasons why. Strings of obscenities or blatant flaming will earn the reviewer not only a mute but a report to an admin.

But that is me…and there are quite a bit of gray areas in between. I mean after all there are obscenities in some of the positive reviews I get…those just make me laugh.
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Bohemian at 8:59AM, Sept. 20, 2007
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Right Darwin, I agree that
Darwin
But in the future…constructive “negative” reviews are part of the learning process, and I won't get rid of those. “You suck” or “This Blows” won't stay there because they didn't give any reasons why. Strings of obscenities or blatant flaming will earn the reviewer not only a mute but a report to an admin.
is the way to go with negative comments.

Constructive criticisms are fine. Also - but perhaps just in my case, since mine is a political strip - I have no real problem with "Oh, you just hate s, and what makes you think that your opinion matters?" comments. Constructive criticism makes me think, whereas the purely negative - but not obscene - comments at least renew my faith in the nature of some segments of humanity.
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Megawacky_Max at 9:20AM, Sept. 23, 2007
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Sometimes I prefer negative reviews rather than possitive ones. But only if the negative review contains a proper constructive critique.

Constructive criticism help you improve and spot “flaws” on your comic, as well as noticing people's tastes or what they expect to see.

If the critique is just a bunch of nasty words with no real constructivism on it (is constructivism a real word??), then I would prefer to erase them.

There's more to do in the Net of Nets!
(Megawacky Max)
Other comics by me: Nagaly | Pixie Pals | NOOBS | Metal Skeleton
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kyupol at 12:45PM, Sept. 23, 2007
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As long as its not spam.
NOW UPDATING!!!
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