Do you leave 'nice' comments that you don't really mean?

United States
September 28, 2015 11:43am CST
I read a post on another site earlier today. It wasn't very good, as a matter of fact it was lousy. Yet, if I had read the comments before I read the actual post I would have assumed I was about to read something beyond wonderful. Comments like: * You are so talented * You should write a book * You write like a professional I wasn't about to say what I really thought, so I took the coward's way out - I didn't leave a comment. What do you do in situations like that?
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@Raelove (17605)
• Saco, Maine
29 Sep 15
I prefer not to say anything rather than say something I don't mean. That's not being a coward at all. That's being honest. There are lots of posts that don't move me enough to comment, and I won't violate my own personal convictions just to appear friendly. And I don't expect people to like or comment on my posts if they don't feel moved to do so.
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• United States
29 Sep 15
Well said and concurred!
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@Raelove (17605)
• Saco, Maine
29 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill Thanks. That said, I've been tempted to reply to some posts in, shall I say, a less-than-flattering way. What would be the point? It would only foster bad feelings and ill will. And it would solve nothing. So, I just comment when the spirit moves me to do so in a positive way.
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@LadyDuck (177165)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I'm not a hypocrite, I am unable to leave a nice comment if there is nothing nice or well written to comment.
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• United States
28 Sep 15
Same here. And not to cause an uproar by telling what I really mean it's better to not leave a comment at all.
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@LadyDuck (177165)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill It is what I usually do when I see a meaningless discussion. I close it without a comment.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill I agree, I don't want to hurt anyones feelings, or cause an uproar... so ... I don't join in....
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Sep 15
I try to find something to write about. But not everyone who gives praise to articles that are poorly written are being insincere. They simply don't know that the article is badly written. They think it's great. Not everyone looks at things with the same eye.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Sep 15
That's a good point @Rollo1 ....
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@moffittjc (45390)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 15
I was thinking the same thing @rollo1. Some people clearly don't know when an article is not worth the paper it's written on.
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
29 Sep 15
I'm not sure. I probably wouldn't say anything. But I would to read the article to actually tell you what I would do.
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• United States
29 Sep 15
That's a good point.
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
28 Sep 15
I can guarantee you that you'll never get an insincere, mellifluous comment from me.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Sep 15
Honesty is the best policy so no I will not do that. If I can't say something nice to anyone, then I won't say anything at all. I have seen some discussions that to me weren't discussions, and I just left and moved on and never said anything.
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• Mumbai, India
29 Sep 15
I agree. Keeping mum is gr8. forget, move on and continue
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• United States
29 Sep 15
People can get really nasty and it just draws negative attention to themselves.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
29 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill That is the truth. I find that it is better not to say anthing than say something that I might regret later on. It is best to just walk away.
@yukimori (9072)
• United States
28 Sep 15
Nope. There was a point in time where I'd happily tell the poster what I really thought of the post (in no uncertain terms)... Now that I've actually developed some tact, I'm a lot more inclined to just ignore it and move on to something else. Depending on the site, I might take note of who the commenters are... after all, it's hard to trust praise when the poster is in the habit of heaping undue compliments on everything...
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• United States
28 Sep 15
Some of those who commented are in the same 'group' and they all swoon over each other I guess.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
29 Sep 15
With not everyone on here speaking English as a first language, it is frequent that posts are poorly composed. I will not flatter and lie, but I may try to think of at least some way to agree with the poster or disagree in a nice way but I will not lie.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
29 Sep 15
I don't know what website you are referring to but maybe the comments were scripted.
• United States
29 Sep 15
I doubt that highly.
@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
29 Sep 15
@AbbyGreenhill I don't leave nice comments I don't mean.
@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Oct 15
No, when i see something really poorly written, I might comment on the subject, but I wouldn't call bad writing good writing. The spammers used to do that on Bubblews. Or maybe it was from someone else who is challenged in the writing arena.
• United States
5 Oct 15
Or because they said the same thing on every article they commented on w/o reading any of them.
@allknowing (69537)
• India
30 Sep 15
I do not remember writing anything that I do not mean not just here but even in the real world I will not say something just to please someone.
• United States
30 Sep 15
That's a good way to be, honesty!
@amadeo (73525)
• United States
28 Sep 15
I leave what I thing that is correct for me.Not trying to be nice but sensible
• United States
28 Sep 15
That's the best way to handle it.
@jstory07 (70091)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Sep 15
If you can not say nothing nice than say nothing at all. which is what you did.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
29 Sep 15
I don't leave a comment i don't mean . When i respond it's actually what i would like to say about what was posted . But if i have nothing to say , i just like the post for the poster to see that i have briefly read his post , though nothing more to say .
@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 15
If I think what I would say is better left unsaid then I'd do the same thing - not leave any comment. If I do say something, it's really what I mean and not just for the sake of saying something nice.
@sharon6345 (138800)
• United States
29 Sep 15
I leave my comment and move on.
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
29 Sep 15
No, I won't leave a "nice" comment, I'd just scroll on by. I don't usually get personal here anyway. Telling them their writing or their post is good or lousy, would be a personal comment.
@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
28 Sep 15
I too often take the coward's way out and choose not to comment, for the same reasons.
@Susan2015 (21752)
• United States
28 Sep 15
I don't leave comments if I have nothing to say. If it's not well written or is something that I am not interested in then I don't like it or leave a comment. I haven't seen many bad ones on here.
@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Sep 15
I'd do the same as you, and just not comment.