Here Lies SiteComments! May It Rest In Peace!
Last Update: Aug 14, 2018
SiteComments Is Not Yet Dead. But, It Is Experiencing Death Throes.
And, I, for one, am sad – very sad.
SiteComments was a good friend – offering a reliable and trustworthy way to give and receive comments for our pages and posts.
SiteComments didn’t ask for much. Just provide two worthy comments to someone else – and, receive one comment in return. A perfect “pay it forward” attitude.
SiteComments was not just a fair weather friend – but, one who would be there – for you – through thick and thin – for better or worse.
Then Along Came “Need website comments? The give and take comment thread”
And, SiteComments got sick.
Little by little, SiteComments got weaker and weaker. Fewer and fewer WA members utilized SiteComments.
Everyone gravitated towards “the give and take comment thread.”
Initially, I saw the “give and take” thread as another excellent way to give and receive comments – that would, in no way threaten SiteComments.
But, after many months, almost 2,500 likes, and almost 250,000 comments (That’s a quarter million, folks!). I would venture to say that this has become the most popular blog that Kyle has ever posted.
Is It Fair?
The “give and take” thread started out to be an equitable and well meaning alternative to solicit comments for our websites.
The rules, which are still part of the thread, are:
Step 1: Comment on at least 3 websites
Step 2: Post a link to your page or post that you need comments on at the very top of this discussion (as a new comment)
The problem is that it is a virtual impossibility to monitor and ensure that the rules are followed.
It has become glaringly obvious that these rules are being ignored by the majority of commenters.
There are still a few who painstakingly complete “Step 1” – as directed – before moving to “Step 2” but, the rest of the folks just post their webpage links and promise reciprocal comments – i.e. "payment for services rendered" – to those who make comments on their posts.
In other words, “Step 2” becomes step #1 and “Step 1” becomes step #2.
Additionally, the majority of paraticipants have morphed the “give and take” thread into a one-for-one commenting area.
“First you give me one comment. Then, I’ll give you one comment.”
This is exactly what caused SiteComments to fall ill – slowly suffering a most painful demise.
Maybe, a revamping of SiteComments is in order? Possibly changing it to a one-for-one proposition – so it more closely matches the way that the "give and take" thread has evolved.
So now – I raise my glass to SiteComments – in memory of the great times we had together. But, I am still apprehensive – knowing that soon – SiteComments will probably pass on – to an eternity of peace. I will dearly miss it.
NOW THAT IS MY RANT FOR THE DAY!
ANYONE ELSE GOT SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY SITECOMMENTS EULOGY?
UPDATE FROM CARSON:
14 August, 2018
"SiteComments is being updated with a brand new interface, much improved UI, better algorithms, much much better notifications, and some exciting new elements that'll get comments being offered faster, with more enthusiasm and thoroughness. We've been hard at work on this in the background - stay tuned."
Yay! Carson! Great News! Coming To The Rescue!
Now, That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout!
Can't wait for the new SiteComments rollout!
SiteComments Is Going To Live !!!
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