Every once in a while I see a comment saying something like "wow, this is really cliche. " or "this novel sucks. dropped." after sometimes a decent number of chapters into the story. Sometimes the comment has valid criticism like if the author misunderstood a topic they were writing on, or if the story had repeated the same style of arc too many times in a row, or something else along those lines. My question is whether or not you think it would be wrong for a translator to go through and block that sort of comment from appearing on their chapters? Do people have a right to be able to publicly complain about a novel in such a way that it could influence whether other readers wish to continue reading? This does not include external discussions, like on NU. What do you think? Should people have the freedom to say what they want to in the comments of novels? The author will never hear it, so the only ones who will be affected are the translator and the readers.