Abusive Members At WA - Really?

Last Update: March 10, 2019

I Was So Happy Site Comments Seems To Be Back On Track

I happily started requesting comments this morning and received many great ones.

Then I went into my WP dashboard and noticed the red button showing I had another comment. Curious because I thought I'd answered them all, imagine my surprise when I saw a very abusive message left on my site because I had disapproved a comment from a WA member.

The commenter was pretty unhappy bacause I had ruined his 'perfect acceptance' score by disapproving his comment. He then added that I should check the guidelines for giving comments, called me a "F.....g Retard" and said that I didn't know how to answer questions on my own topic.

But here's the thing.......

I did not tick the circle requesting questions about the topic. I KNOW that the training tells us to ask questions in our comments to encourage engagement etc. HOWEVER, there are options to tick when you request a comment and one of them is to request questions about the topic. If you haven't ticked that circle, it means you don't want questions.

The point is, you have an option whether you want questions in the comment or not and commenters need to take the time to check what type of comments are being requested.

And to the abusive commenter hiding behind a made up email address to leave an abusive comment on a fellow WA'ers site........ I ain't no shrinking violet, but seriously your language and behaviour on many fronts is out of line dude (whoever you are)!

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Barley1 Premium
Hey, that was a maroon who responded to you and was uncalled for. I had a similar experience myself as well. I was a former Electronics Engineer and Design Engineer and was asked to make Site Comments on a young man who was reviewing Headphones. He only reviewed the very, very expensive ones and tried to sell them from Amazon. He asked for comments and when I made a few and made some recommendations for him, he disapproved my comments and said I didn't know what I was talking about. LOL. What I did was calling it for what it was, he was trying to snowball his readers by not knowing what he was talking about and trying to sell headphones that were $600+.

And then, I've had two how tried to self promote their website at my expense. Unethical. Ethical WA members would never do that.

Danny
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NnurseBecca Premium
My bf is correct, and cute; you should listen to him.
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Barley1 Premium
Shucks and shazam. I thought I was you bf.

Now I need therapy.

Danny
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NnurseBecca Premium
Ha!! I was talking about you silly butt
Lol
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Barley1 Premium
I guess my jealousy got the best of me. Lol.
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NnurseBecca Premium
You are cute though, I wrote a new blog this morning to make you laugh I hope it works 🤗
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Barley1 Premium
Thanks my love
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JessiePalay1 Premium
If that person got their feelings hurt, then this business is not for them. The market doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s feelings.

That person needs some thick skin to survive as an entrepreneur and as a business owner. They just proved to everyone that they don’t have it.

I’ve gotten my comments disapproved and hover around a 98% acceptance rate and I just move on and learn.

Sorry this happened to you.

Jessie
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SondraM Premium
I'm sorry this happened. Yet, I have to agree with what Jessie just said.

To survive as an entrepreneur, we need to have thick skin. Yes, they tried to leave a decent comment. Yet, they made a mistake by not reading what you wanted. Their response was unprofessional.

And on the other hand, we have to shake it off also. I hope this never happens to you again within WA.

Best wishes
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Yes a thick skin is needed in any business.
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Mick18 Premium
Sorry to hear that happened to you. Yes it seems there's a couple of bad apples around at WA.
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SonicBoom Premium
That behavior is unlike the very kind treatment that I have received throughout in my 5 months of being a member here.
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Cav1966 Premium
I will tell you that behavior is NOT the norm for WA.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
I agree....
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Eliz65 Premium
Best way to handle a ‘bully’ is to stand up to them. Nicely done.
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SWhitley Premium
Perfect acceptance. And nice language. Sounds like a real classy person. But that type does exist, even here at WA.

Sorry this happened. Maybe you caught the 1 in a million. Please do not let 1 or a few bad characters ruin Site Comments for you. It is a great extra feature.

Walking the Path of Peace, Sanders
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SnazzyIT Premium
Wow!! whoever that is...this is the second incident of an abusive person...thank you for posting, I was just about to go get some comments...maybe not after all :(
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SWhitley Premium
1 or 2 or 3 bad characters... Site Comments is still a good place to go for comments.
Walking the Path of Peace, Sanders
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank Sanders :)
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Crazyhaggis Premium
It’s the first one I’ve encountered in several hundred comments and almost a year at WA, don’t let it put you off.
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Cav1966 Premium
I agree with Sanders...ask for comments do not let a few bad apples ruin it or scare you away from the comment thread. They will be taken out with the trash soon enough. Folks like that will always be around but they dont hang around. Why because they do not have what it takes to be a success in the long run.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Don’t worry it won’t put me off.
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JessiePalay1 Premium
I just mentioned it, the market doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings. In order to survive in entrepreneurship, you need to have thick skin. They just proved that they didn’t have it.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thanks everyone :)
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Tumzkui Premium
Sorry for that bt whoever did that should
Know that he won't hide for long they say a thief has only 40 days.
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Wdcope Premium
No matter where we are there will be those who think by being rude they are being helpful. Seems, you had to encounter someone who actually proved they should have been deleted. I am sure you got many good ones. I would not spend another second on them!
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laurenjean Premium
Shoo, Ann. Totally uncool. Whoever they are, they are not likely to last long here. Well done for not being a shrinking violet and tackling this head-on.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
I’d prefer to have responded to his comments directly but don’t know who they are.
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phil1944 Premium
That's very unfortunate, Ann and you're right, there's no place for abuse here.

It's doubly frustrating when you're right (about being able to not request questions) and they're wrong. Clearly didn't check what you'd requested.

Presumably the comment was left outside WA using a fake email address, so they're gutless as well.

I know it's hard, but all you can do is realize that you are better than that, dust yourself off, and move on.

All the best
Phil
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Crazyhaggis Premium
You get all sorts everywhere and WA is no exception, I guess. Yes the comment was left outside WA, completely gutless!
Unfortunately there are so many ‘keyboard Warriors’ out there nowadays.
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NnurseBecca Premium
What a crummy chicken
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Absolutely!!!!
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