Sure, is true it could be irritating when someone hide comments that aren't especially heartwarming for them, but after all is their decision what they keep visible to public on their pages. Also, there are situations where hiding comments is justifiable.
Hiding comments is really not smart from a personal-marketing perspective. It only natural that most people would be suspicious of it - what is it that you MUST HIDE from your page? someone calling you out on something bad you said or did? Someone being mean to you? Why are they being mean to you? you must have given them a reason. and so on.
So, is the damn llama comment SO ANNOYING that you would rather have a MUCH uglier "hidden by user" thing on your page? wtf?
I think that's one of the few valid reasons to hide comments. That and people getting very personal.
...Of course, with my case it depends on if that person was being an idiot or an asshole (though I rarely hide comments, myself)
I'm always curious when I see hidden comment, especially on provokating artwork or such, cause I'm pretty curious.
But well, yes, if they decide to hide it, it's their right. I hide some nasty stuff from time to time as well if I decide that nobody else should read that xD
1 The comments have nothing to do with my photo.
2. When people have to resort to name-calling when you disagree with their views.
3. Because of spam related problems.
4. When people chew me out on my opinions. I don't need any hostile comments, whether its insulting or not.
though when i see several hidden comment i start to think some thing is up...
Anyway, I like this stamp. If you hide your comments, its your decision to do that, not mine. And if I hide MY comments, it's my decision, no anyone elses. So What's the big deal about hiding things? A lot of the things I hide are just comments I've left myself as little memo's and links to things I don't want to forget :c
Other hidden comments are from personal things, like when someone asks me to hide the comment.